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Facts & Figures

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  • Country of origin: Spain
  • Founded in: 1902
  • Stadium: Estadio Santiago Bernabéu, Madrid, Spain
  • Team Nickname: Los Blancos (The Whites), Los Merengues (the meringues) or Los Fantasmas (Phantoms or Ghosts)
  • Official Real Madrid Team Web Site (in English - also available in Spanish, Japanese and Arabic)
  • Best Continental Championship Performance: Winners 12 times
  • Best National League Performance: Winners 33 times
  • Best National Cup Competition Performance: Winners 19 times
One of the world's great football clubs, Real Madrid were the first ever winners of the European Cup (which later became the Uefa Champions League), and then went on to win it in the following four seasons as well!

Most people in Spain support their National Team, their local team, and one of the two giants of Spanish football, Real Madrid or Barcelona; the rivalry between these two great clubs is legendary.

Ideas for a Real Madrid Themed Party

A tapas party is one ideal way to watch a Real Madrid game; as long as you can prepare the food in advance, otherwise you'll end up missing most of the match!
Just prepare a selection of different tapas, and serve up fresh platefuls at intervals throughout the game. Any that need last minute preparation or cooking can be served at the start of the game, just after half time, or after the final whistle.

If you prefer a "proper" meal, we have a few suggestions below for dishes from the Madrid region.

As for colour schemes, the famous Real Madrid white shirts must provide some inspiration.

Real Madrid Party Decorations

Food for a Real Madrid Themed Party

Madrid, as Spain's capital city, has attracted visitors from all over the country and further afield, and as a result its cuisine has become something of a "melting pot" of all those different influences. Despite being a long way from the coast, fish and seafood are extremely popular. One of the most popular local dishes is Cocido Madrileño, a rich stew of chickpeas, vegetables and various meats. Snails and garlic (either together or separately) also feature prominently in the local cooking tradition.

In common with the rest of Spain, Tapas are a popular way to eat. For those not familiar with them, tapas are more a way of eating than necessarily a specific recipe or recipes. The idea is to order small portions of many different dishes as you order your drinks over the course of the evening - each time you order a round of drinks, order another tapas or two. To our way of thinking, if they can be prepared in advance, is there a better way to combine food, drink and a good footy game on the TV?! We think not! There are so many recipes and ideas for tapas - or Pintxos as they are known in the Basque region - that we may end up having a whole page dedicated to them. For now, we'll add a few here as a start....

Tapas Recipes

Other Recipes

Drink for a Real Madrid Themed Party

In common with the rest of Spain, wine is drunk in Madrid with most meals. The region produces both red and white, but is probably best known for its red tempranillo. The Mahou San Miguel Brewing Group - responsible for production of those two brands of beer - is based in Madrid, and its beers are both popular throughout Spain and further afield.

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