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ALL FOOTBALL CLUBS IN MADRID

The capital of Spain, Madrid, is of course best known for the Real Madrid and Atlético Madrid football clubs. These two clubs belong to the top of Spanish football and play in the La Liga. However, Madrid has many more clubs, from the La Liga to the Segunda Division B. In this article you will find all the professional football clubs that are located in Madrid.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

1. Football clubs in the La Liga
2. Football clubs in the Segunda División A
3. Football clubs in the Segunda División B

Barcelona
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CLUBS PLAYING IN LA LIGA

There are currently 3 clubs from Madrid at the highest level in Spain. Real Madrid, Atlético Madrid, Getafe CF, CD Leganés and Rayo Vallecano all come out in the Primera Division, also called La Liga. This is the largest number of Madrid clubs ever in the Primera Division!

Clubs Founded in Stadium
Real Madrid 1902 Santiago Bernabéu
Atletico Madrid 1903 Wanda Metropolitano
Getafe CF 1983 Coliseum Alfonso Pérez
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REAL MADRID

Real Madrid is the largest club in Madrid and was founded in 1902, under the name Madrid Club de Fútbol. They weren’t called “Real” until 1920 when King Alfons the 13th gave them this royal name. Real Madrid has grown over the years into the most successful club in Spain, and even in the world. The club won 7 times the Champions League, 6 times the European Cup 1, 33 times the Spanish national title, 19 times the Spanish Cup and several other big prizes. The last 3 years Real has been very successful in the Champions League, they won the cup with the big ears 3 times in a row.

Real Madrid
Atletico Team

ATLETICO MADRID

Atlético Madrid was founded a year later than Real Madrid, in 1903. The second largest club in Madrid hasn’t always had the same name. Atlético was founded as Athletic Club Sucursal, 30 years after its establishment, the name changed to Athletic Aviación and eventually to be renamed Atlético Madrid. The last couple of years Atlético has been changed from an outsider to a serious competitor for Barcelona and Real Madrid to win the Spanish title in La Liga. In total Atlético became the Spanish champion 10 times, the last time was in the 2013/14 season.

Atletico Team

Getafe CF

Getafe Club de Fútbol, or simply Getafe CF, was officially established in 1946. The club is located in the town of the same name, Getafe, part of the metropolis of Madrid. Getafe CF has never been able to win a prize in its history and is constantly fluctuating between the La Liga and Priméra Division A. The club’s biggest rival is another club from the Madrid metropolis, namely Leganés. The derby matches against Real Madrid and Atlético Madrid are less heated and those supporters approach each other more friendly.

Getafe Team
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CLUBS PLAYING IN THE SEGUNDA DIVISION A

There are four Madrid clubs playing this season in the Segunda Division A, the second level of Spanish football. The clubs from Madrid that currently play in the Segunda Division A are: AD Alcorcón, Leganes, Rayo Vallecano and Rayo Majahonda.

Club Founded in Stadium
CD Leganés 1987 Estadio Municipal de Butarque
AD Alcorcón 1971 Municipal de Santo Domingo
Rayo Majahonda 1976 Cerro del Espino
Rayo Vallecano 1924 Camp de Fútbol de Valleca
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CD Leganés

CD Leganés originated in 1928 and currently plays in the Primera Division. However, this has not always been the case. Leganés played most of its existence in the lower divisions of Spain. In 1977 the club promoted to the fourth Spanish division and since then they have actually been promoted constantly. In 1987 there was a promotion to the third division and 6 years later they ended up in the second division. In the 2015/16 season Leganés also got promoted, for the first time in club history from the second division to La Liga.

Leganés
AD ALCORCÓN

AD ALCORCÓN

Agrupación Deportiva Alcorcón, as the club’s full name is, is a relatively young club and was only founded in 1971. The club is located in Alcorcón which is part of the metropolis of Madrid. The club has been active since 2010 in the second division of Spain. In the 2009/10 season, the club became the champion of the Segunda division B, or the third division. The most memorable Alcorcón match was one in the 2009/10 season. Real Madrid was beaten 4-0 in a match for the Copa del Rey.

AD ALCORCÓN

RAYO MAJAHONDA

Club de Fútbol Rayo Majahonda, or Rayo Majahonda, was founded in 1976. Almost the entire period that the club existed, it was active in the fourth division of Spain, the Tercera Division. This was until they achieved promotion to the Segunda Division B in the 2014/15 season, under the then coach and club legend Antonio Iriondo. In 2018, Rayo Majahonda was promoted to the Segunda Division A for the first time by beating FC Cartagena in the final match.

RAYO MAJAHONDA
RAYO VALLECANO

RAYO VALLECANO

Rayo Vallecano is a club located in the city of Madrid, in the Vallecas district. The club has been around since 1924 and has played just about every level in Spain. In recent years, promotion and relegation have alternated, in 2018 Rayo was promoted to the La Liga and then relegated again in 2019.

RAYO VALLECANO

CLUBS PLAYING IN THE SEGUNDA DIVISION B

Below the Segunda Division A is the Segunda Division B, or the third division of Spain. There are two Madrid clubs participating in this competition. The clubs from Madrid that play in this Segunda Division B are: Internacional de Madrid, CF Fuenlabrada and the second teams of Real Madrid and Atlético Madrid.

Club Founded in Stadium
Internacional de Madrid 2002 Municipal Boadilla del Monte
CF Fuenlabrada 1975 Estadio Fernando Torres
Real Madrid Castilla 1943 Estadio Alfredo Di Stéfano
Atlético Madrileño 1963 Cerro del Espino
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Internacional de Madrid 2

Internacional de Madrid

Internacional de Madrid is a very young club and one of the smallest clubs in Madrid. The club was only founded in 2002 by a couple of businessmen. Internacional de Madrid is currently active in group 1 of the Segunda Division B. This is only the first year that the club plays at this level. The club started in the 8th Spanish division in 2002 and has come to play one division higher. In 2003 they went to the 6th division and then to the 5th division in 2004. It took a while for the club to promote again, but in 2010 promotion to the 4th division was a fact. Last year the club eventually moved to the 3rd division.

Internacional de Madrid 2

CF Fuenlabrada

Fuenlabrada is probably the largest club from Madrid in the Segunda Division B. The club started to exist in 1975. Over the years, the club has become a fixture in the third division of Spain. The club has a budget of around 3 million euros and has a fairly large stadium. The Fuenlabrada stadium, Estadio Fernando Torres, is named after the top striker of Atlético Madrid, Liverpool and Chelsea FC: Fernando Torres.

Fuenlabrada
Internacional de Madrid

Real Madrid Castilla

Real Madrid Castilla is the name of the second team of Real Madrid. The biggest success of the team was that they reached the final of the Copa del Rey in 1980, when the team had to compete against the first team of Madrid (it became 4-0 for the “big” Real). Real Madrid Castilla was allowed to participate in the European Cup II the following year since the first team of Real Madrid had already qualified.

Internacional de Madrid

ATLÉTICO MADRILEÑO

Atlético Madrid B, also known as Atlético Madrileño, also plays in the Segunda Division B. In the 1963/64 season, Atlético Madrid decided to set up a second team, the team then started in the fourth Spanish division (Tercera Division). In recent years, however, Atlético Madrileño has been a fixture in the Segunda Division B. The team does not play its matches in the city of Madrid but in a small nearby town, Majahonda.

ATLÉTICO MADRILEÑO
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