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Real Madrid is still the most successful club in the history of the UEFA Champions League with a far-away unbeaten number of titles. However, with the departure of head coach Zidane, we cannot say for sure about the upcoming season. Let’s figure out more about the time this club has played in the Champions League with betimate.
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How many Champions League does Real Madrid have?

Real Madrid, as the most successful club in the UEFA Champions League, have won this competition 13 titles. They were the champions of the inaugural season of the Champions League in the 1955-56 season, and four more consecutive seasons after that. 

In 1955, Real Madrid met Stade de Reims in the final and surpassed them by a 4-3 win. The next year, Los Blancos beat Fiorentina by 2-0 and became the triumph of the 1956-57 season. In the 1957-58 UCL, with a 3-2 win, Real Madrid were the club that lifted the Champions League for the third time. They once again met Reims in the next season and things happened the same as in the first season. 

An amazing success for Real Madrid in the 1959-60 edition of UCL, when they surpassed German club Eintracht Frankfurt by a 7-3 win. This was also the last season that they won the UCL consecutively in the first period. The early 2000s seemed not to be the time of Real Madrid in the Champions League as they only finished in the semi-finals, or even worse, the round of 16. Their career peak returned in the 2013-14 season when they gained their 10th championship by beating Atletico Madrid by a 4-1 win.

From 2015 to 2017, Real Madrid won three UCL titles in a row by defeating all giants in European football, such as Juventus, Atletico Madrid, and Liverpool. 

What is the result of Real Madrid in the 2020-21 season?

The 2020-21 season of the UEFA Champions League ended on 29 May 2021 at the  Estádio do Dragão in Porto without the presence of Zinedine Zidane’s students. The final was played and featured Man City and Chelsea, with the latter club becoming the champion and Man City finishing in second place. Real Madrid, on the other hand, ended their journey in the 2020-21 UCL in the semi-final round.

Los Blancos were defeated by The Blues in the away match. They were tied by 1-1 in the first leg at Real Madrid’s home ground, but Chelsea gained the ticket to the final by surpassing Real Madrid with two away goals. 

A moment in a match between Real Madrid vs Chelsea in the 2020-21 UCL's semi-final

How has Real Madrid prepared for the 2021-22 UCL?

Another season of the UEFA Champions League has started in May 2021. The 2021-22 UCL is the 67th season of the UCL (or the 30th since the competition was renamed from European Champion Clubs’ Cup to the UEFA Champions League). Real Madrid, with their third finish in the previous season, have the qualifications to skip preliminary rounds and automatically enter the group stage.

Recently, Zinedine Zidane, the longest unbeaten manager of Real Madrid has left the club. Since the 2021-22 season, Carlo Ancelotti has been responsible for this Spanish club. This is the second time this Italian football manager worked with Real Madrid as the manager, after the three-year period from 2013 to 2015. He did lead the club to one Champions League title in the 2013-14 season, however, it seems that this manager is not that much interested in working as a football manager like he used to be. 

Carlo Ancelotti worked with Napoli and Everton before returning to Real Madrid, and these two clubs were not considered strong teams in European football with humble achievements. Therefore, the 2021-22 season is likely to be a trial version with the return of Carlo Ancelotti and hopefully, Los Blancos will get back their manner like in the first period of the UEFA Champions League, when they didn’t give other clubs a chance to lift the trophy. 

A few things about Real Madrid 

Origin

Real Madrid Club de Fútbol is a top-notch club in Spain and in European football. They were founded on 6 March 1902 as Madrid Football Club, named after the city where the club were established. They are also known for other nicknames, such as Los Blancos (meaning The Whites due to their all-white home color), Los Merengues, Los Vikingos, or La Casa Blanca. 

Real Madrid were the second highest-earning football club in the world in 2019 with annual revenue of €757.3 million. They are also one of the most widely supported football clubs. Real Madrid have played at the 81,044 capacity Estadio Santiago Bernabéu as their home ground since the stadium’s construction was completed in 1947.

Estadio Santiago Bernabéu

Honors

The following table will prove why Real Madrid are considered on the top football clubs in the world. Accordingly, they have achieved several records from domestic leagues to international tournaments. Los Blancos won the most La Liga titles, 34 times in total, including numerous consecutive wins. They also made a record of the club with the most UEFA Champions League titles (13), most Intercontinental Cups (3), and most FIFA Club World Cups (4). For detailed information about Real Madrid’s achievements, take a look at the table: 

 

Type

Competition

Titles

Seasons

Domestic

La Liga

34 (record)

1931–32, 1932–33, 1953–54, 1954–55, 1956–57, 1957–58, 1960–61, 1961–62, 1962–63, 1963–64, 1964–65, 1966–67, 1967–68, 1968–69, 1971–72, 1974–75, 1975–76, 1977–78, 1978–79, 1979–80, 1985–86, 1986–87, 1987–88, 1988–89, 1989–90, 1994–95, 1996–97, 2000–01, 2002–03, 2006–07, 2007–08, 2011–12, 2016–17, 2019–20

Copa del Rey

19

1905, 1906, 1907, 1908, 1917, 1934, 1936, 1946, 1947, 1961–62, 1969–70, 1973–74, 1974–75, 1979–80, 1981–82, 1988–89, 1992–93, 2010–11, 2013–14

Supercopa de España

11

1988, 1989, 1990, 1993, 1997, 2001, 2003, 2008, 2012, 2017, 2019–20

Copa Eva Duarte

1

1947

Copa de la Liga

1

1985

Continent

UEFA Champions League

13 (record)

1955–56, 1956–57, 1957–58, 1958–59, 1959–60, 1965–66, 1997–98, 1999–2000, 2001–02, 2013–14, 2015–16, 2016–17, 2017–18

UEFA Cup

2

1984–85, 1985–86

UEFA Super Cup

4

2002, 2014, 2016, 2017

Worldwide

Intercontinental Cup

3 (record)

1960, 1998, 2002

FIFA Club World Cup

4 (record)

2014, 2016, 2017, 2018

References

Wikipedia

Betimate.com

Harry Siuu
Written by: Harry Siuu
a specialized football specialist with over ten years' experience as a football journalist who works for Betimate.com.

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Overall table PTS GP W D L GF GA +/-
1 Arsenal 50 19 16 2 1 45 16 29
2 Man City 45 20 14 3 3 53 20 33
3 Newcastle 39 20 10 9 1 33 11 22
4 Man Utd 39 20 12 3 5 32 25 7
5 Tottenham 36 21 11 3 7 40 31 9
6 Brighton 31 19 9 4 6 37 27 10
7 Fulham 31 21 9 4 8 32 30 2
8 Brentford 30 20 7 9 4 32 28 4
9 Liverpool 29 19 8 5 6 34 25 9
10 Chelsea 29 20 8 5 7 22 21 1
11 Aston Villa 28 20 8 4 8 23 27 -4
12 Crystal Palace 24 20 6 6 8 18 27 -9
13 Nottm Forest 21 20 5 6 9 16 35 -19
14 Leicester 18 20 5 3 12 28 35 -7
15 Leeds 18 19 4 6 9 26 33 -7
16 West Ham 18 20 5 3 12 17 25 -8
17 Wolverhampton 17 20 4 5 11 12 30 -18
18 Bournemouth 17 20 4 5 11 19 42 -23
19 Everton 15 20 3 6 11 15 28 -13
20 Southampton 15 20 4 3 13 17 35 -18