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The best football clubs in Spain

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Spain's first league - the "Primera División" is one of the best football leagues in the world and is attracting more and more fans and spectators internationally. The 2010 World Cup title and the 2012 European Championship title show that the Spanish players are living out their southern temperament brilliantly on the national and international football pitches of the world. We took a look at which of the teams are particularly interesting and what it actually looks like in the "Primera División".

Real Madrid: A world-class club

The Spanish top club Real Madrid is a major player in the international football business and has never been relegated. The club, founded in 1897, emerged from a small team that had been founded at the end of 1997 and called itself "Football Sky". Football had just "sloshed over" from England and had very few supporters at that time. The "royal" club is considered the most prestigious football club in the world and can accommodate up to 120,000 spectators in its studio. The football club can show the following impressive balance: (a selection):

- 12-time victory of the European Cup of the national champions/Champions League

- two-time UEFA Cup winner

- two-time FIFA Club Championship

- three-time World Cup winner

- 33-time winner of the Spanish Championship

- 19-time Spanish Cup Winner

The current coach of the team is the former football professional Zinedine Zidane. The association's turnover in 2016/17 was more than 675 million euros. It should be mentioned that the share of fan articles and advertising budgets occupies a large space here.

In addition to Real Madrid as the absolute front runner, there is of course the "number two" in the Spanish Primera División - 1 FC Barcelona - which should also not be underestimated. (Source:

1 FC Barcelona - Real Madrid's arch enemy

"Real or Barca?" There's hardly a question that divides the Spaniards as much as this simple decision. In recent years, hardly any other club has won as many victories as the team around coach Ernesto Valverde. The club, founded in 1899, meets its arch-enemy Real Madrid again and again. The super game there is already called "El Clásico" ("the classic") and provides pure excitement every time.

Here is a selection of the successes of the

Catalonian association:

- five times victory of the European Cup of the national champions/Champions League

- five-time UEFA Cup win

- three-time FIFA Club Championship

- 24-time winner of the Spanish Championship

- 29 times Spanish Cup Winner

Other important Spanish football clubs

Athletic Bilbao

The Basque club, founded in 1898, has fortunately never seen the second division from the inside and is considered one of the first members of the Primera División. The special feature of this traditional club is the fact that only Basque professionals are used for the team.

Deportivo La Coruña

Deportivo La Coruña has been in existence since 1906 and has already won the Spanish Cup, which is a masterpiece in the competition between Barcelona and Madrid. La Coruña is one of the Spanish clubs that is also known beyond the borders of Spain.

FC Seville

FC Sevilla is a very successful club that also plays in the first league and has won the UEFA Cup several times. The club are having a hard time winning the Spanish championship: the last time Sevilla FC won it was more than 70 years ago.

FC Valencia

FC Valencia is also one of the most important clubs in the Spanish Primera División. The association was founded in 1919, but the great successes have been a long time ago. So the club won the last Spanish Cup in 1995 and could only leave the field as a finalist in European Cups, if at all, but not as a winner.

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