Football (Soccer), La Liga
Atlético de Madrid
vs Real Madrid Tickets
Sun, 02 Mar 2014 17:00 - Madrid, Spain - Estadio Vicente Calderon
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El Derbi Madrileno (Real Madrid v Atletico Madrid)
El Derbi Madrileno (The Madrid Derby) is the derby match played between Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid. The two clubs are the biggest and most successful sides in the Spanish capital of Madrid.
Real Madrid are one of Europe’s greatest and most successful sides of all time having won a record 9 European Cups, 32 La Liga titles and 18 Copa del Reys. While small in comparison to Real’s, Atletico’s honours still makes for impressive reading. Atletico have won 9 La Liga titles, 10 Copa del Reys and 2 UEFA Europa Leagues.
Despite the apparent gap in success between the two clubs, the rivalry that exists makes this the biggest derby match in Spain.
The first Madrid Derby was in 1905 and ended in a draw. The player with the most appearances in the fixture is Madrid’s Francisco "Paco" Gentowith who played 29 times, while Atletico’s Adelardo played in 27 Madrid Derby’s. The top scorer in the derby is Real’s Carlos Santillana who netted 13 times.
Real Madrid’s home stadium is the legendary Estadio Santiago Bernabéu which has a capacity of 85,000 spectators. Atletico Madrid play their home matches at the 55,000-seater Estadio Vicente Calderón.
Real’s biggest win over Atletico is 5-0, a score which has been achieved three times in 1958, 1947 and 1983. Ateltico’s biggest derby victory was also 5-0 and came in 1948.
Only 13 players have played for both clubs, the most notable of which are Bernd Schuster and Jose Antonio Reyes. One of Real Madrid’s greatest ever strikers, Raul Blanco, was a youth player at Atletico Madrid, before joining Real’s youth side. Raul went on to score 323 goals for Real Madrid, the very first of which was against Ateltico in the 1994/95 season.
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