Top Answer
User Avatar
Wiki User
Answered 2011-04-30 15:59:47

The word 'Real' means 'Royal' in Spanish, but it also means 'Kingly'.

Most of these clubs that prefix their name with "Real" enjoy the patronage of the Spanish royal family. The title, along with the royal crown in the emblems, was first given by the King Alfonso XIII in 1920 to several Spanish Football clubs:

  • Real Madrid
  • Real Betis
  • Real Mallorca
  • Real Murcia
  • Real Sociedad
  • Real Sporting de Gijón
  • Real Unión de Irún
  • Real Valladolid
  • Real Zaragoza
  • RCD Espanyol (The R stands for Reial)

The tradition began in 1902 when clubs suggested a football tournament to honour the coronation of King Alfonso XIII. The tournament was then christened Copa Del Rey meaning the King's Cup. It's full name is Campeonato de España - Copa de Su Majestad el Rey de Fútbol (Championship of Spain - His Majesty the King's Football Cup).

King Alfonso XIII subsequently became the patron of many Spanish football clubs, granting them permission to use "Real" in their names.

User Avatar

Your Answer


Still Have Questions?

Related Questions

What does Real mean in football teams such as Real Madrid?

Real means Royal , it Royal Madrid, or Royal Yetis.

What does the word 'Madrid' mean in football teams such as Real Madrid?

Erm, its the city they're based in? Hahahaha! Like Manchester United, or Liverpool FC? Idiot...

What does Real mean in the football name 'Real Madrid?

It means "royal" Madrid

Is Real Madrid the name of a spanish football team?

yes, real Madrid is the name of a Spanish football team, it is called F.C real Madrid , which mean "foot ball club of real Madrid, real Madrid is known worldwide for it's championships and world records, and top players.

What dose real mean in the football team name real Madrid?

The word Real means Royal, or royal Madrid, Royal Betis.

What does real mean in the football team name real Madrid?

"Real" in the club's name is the Spanish term for "royal"

What does 'real' mean in the football team name 'real Madrid'?

"Real" in the club's name is the Spanish term for "royal"

Who is ronaldo's girlfriend?

If you mean the football player who plays for Real Madrid Christiano Ronaldo then it's Irina Shayk

What is real Madrid in english?

Real= Royal In Spanish Madrid= The name of the city SO it mean Royal Madrid :)

Do the top two teams in college football play for the national championship?

college football?. Don't you mean American college football,or the real thing?

What does real mean real Madrid?

Real means Royal in Spanish, so for Spanish it means Royal Madrid.

Which teams did Van Nester Roy play for?

I think you mean Ruud Van Nistleroy and he played for Real Madrid (currently) and Manchester United.

What teams are the professional on football in Arkansas?

If you mean what professional football teams are there in Arkansas, there are none.

How do you think Barcelona vs Real Madrid?

This is not even a real question. I think you mean: What do you think, is Barcelona or Real Madrid the better team?

What does real mean in real madried?

Real (of Real Madrid) transalated into English means royal.

What does fantasy football mean?

Fantasy Football is a fantasy game where you pick teams of real life players and score points based on those players statistical performances in real life. You can learn more about fantasy football online at the Wikipedia.

What two teams played the EVEFA champions league final?

I think you mean UEFA*. And since you haven't specified the year, I'll give you this year's. The 2014 Champions League final was played by Real MAdrid and Atletico Madrid.

What nationality is real Madrid player ozio?

There is no Real Madrid player by the name of Ozio. If you mean Mesut Ozil, he if German with Turkish descent.

Which country is ronaldo from?

Depending on which Ronaldo , you mean , there's a Brazilian Ronaldo now retired who played for a series of high profile football clubs including real Madrid , Barcelona and AC Milan , and the other Ronaldo is Portuguese , recently played for Manchester United and currently playing for Real Madrid

Who are the most famous sports players in fance?

if you mean France, then that will be zen eldin zidan an Uncompanionable football player, he used to play for the Italian Juventus and the Spanish Real Madrid where he wan the UEFA, which is the second most dreamed by any football player after the World Cup which he won too in 1998. for the knowledge his transfer deal from Juventus to Real Madrid cost about 66,000,000$

What does ELB mean in football?

It is a special cup teams compete in.

Is there more women football teams?

I'm not 100% sure what you're asking or if you mean American football or futbol but there are about 120 women's tackled football teams (American football) as of 2012 and the numbers are growing.

What is the Best 100 football clubs in the world?

It depends how you define 'best' Do you mean best as in the most success over history, then that would probably be Real Madrid. Or do you mean the most supported, then it would be Manchester United. I'm not sure you could come up with a top 100 mabye a top ten. This would involve teams like: Manchester United Real Madrid Juventus AC Milan Barcelona Liverpool Bayern Munich Boca Juniors River Plate Ajax But it is a matter of personal opinion.

Where is Cristiano Ronaldo at the moment?

if u mean what team he plays for its real Madrid

What does mean by Football teams sometimes have one if they draw in a cup?