When we talk about elite clubs in European football, we come across names like Barcelona, Chelsea, Juventus, Bayern Munich, and Manchester United and so on. But what makes Real Madrid different?? We have seen superstars like Cristiano Ronaldo, David Beckham, and Gareth Bale leaving their respective clubs at their prime form to make a move to Los Blancos.
So what makes every player dream about securing a move to Real Madrid?
Galacticos (Spanish meaning superstars) was a term coined for Real Madrid, during the presidency of Florentino Perez at Real Madrid. The term was coined because Real Madrid purchased superstars during the transfer period. It just meant Real Madrid was a team full of superstars. So modern day players who have high aspirations want to be part of this team and want to be known as superstars. Players are also aware they are competing with the best footballers of world when playing for Real Madrid. Also most of the Spanish speaking players in South America would prefer to play in Real Madrid.
If we go by the stats, Real Madrid has got a very rich history associated with itself. Real Madrid has been a successful club since 1960’s. Real Madrid has won La Liga for 32 times. They have been European champions for 10 occasions.
Higher wages are also one of the key factors which makes the footballers choose Madrid over any other club. Although Chelsea and Man City, also provide high wages to its players, Madrid has got rich footballing history associated with it. Madrid can offer higher wages because it mainly earns its revenues through TV rights. 50% of revenues through broadcast are shared by Barcelona and Real Madrid equally.
So for any player, it would be really flattering to know when a club like Real Madrid, are taking keen interest in acquiring the player’s services. Players always have a lot of respect for the club they play, but ultimately Real Madrid are Real Madrid.