Twenty-eighth league title
On May 26, 2001 Real Madrid wins its twenty-eighth league title after beating Alaves in a packed Bernabeu (5-0). After the meeting, about 500,000 fans took to the streets of Madrid with Cibeles as main focus of meeting, to celebrate a title that the team had not won for four seasons. The summer of that year Zinedine Zidane is dressed in white.
To celebrate the centenary of the Club, numerous events and celebrations were organized , but undoubtedly the most important was the organization of the Spanish Cup Final in the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium. On March 6, 2002, Real Madrid's 100th birthday. The Real Madrid live a day of intense emotions, even though the team can not win the Spanish Cup, whose final is held that day at the white home. Deportivo La Coruña win (1-2).
|Real Madrid's Centenary Stamp|
The centenary year, Real Madrid won Europe's top competition for the ninth time in its history, the second at Hampden Park in Glasgow, a legendary stadium for the club, beating the German Bayer Leverkusen 1-2, with Raul and Zidane goals. This final will be remembered for its symbolism, as it put the best possible culmination of the Centenary season, but also by the extraordinary beauty of the goal scored by Zinedine Zidane. Two memories for framing in a historic year for Madrid.
|9th European Cup|
In August, the Real Madrid won in Monaco the only major title missing in the show windows of the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium, the European Super Cup.The Whites won 3-1 in the final of Monaco to the Dutch club Feyenoord, thanks to the great match of Roberto Carlos who scored a goal and an assist in the first of the match. Finally, the European Super Cup traveled to Madrid.
The year closed with Real Madrid winning in Yokohama (Japan) his third Intercontinental Cup. This time, the opponent is the Olimpia Asuncion (Paraguay), champion of the Copa Libertadores 2002, which was defeated 2-0. Real Madrid completed the trio of international titles to close a big 2002. The 100 th birthday year.
Valdebebas Sports City
On May 12, 2004 works began on the future Real Madrid’s Sports City. Today is a modern training center, where the first-division team and all the youth teams work comfortably. It also has the Alfredo DiStefano Stadium where Real Madrid B (Castilla) plays its home games.
In the 2006-07 season, Real Madrid get the league title, a victory that began to take shape on March 18, 2007, after the important match against Barcelona (3-3), what transformed the team. In the last 12 matches, the Real Madrid won ten games, had a draw and only lost with Racing. On June 17, 2007, with victory against Mallorca (3-1), Real Madrid was proclaimed league champion.
The Real Madrid began the 2007-08 season with a new project, with the coach Bernd Schuster and some new players. From the first date, Real Madrid had made clear its commitment to the title. In the second, in a match played against Villarreal (0-5), Schuster's team took the lead, a position that team did not lost all season.
The eighth Spanish Super Cup
After winning for the second consecutive time the League title, Real Madrid won the Super Cup against Valencia. The first leg at Mestalla Stadium came across an adverse result despite being a great night of goals. Valencia won 3-2, but it was not all decided. The white fans not fail and Santiago Bernabéu Stadium dressed up for a return match what will go down in history. Real Madrid won 4-2 scoring its final two goals with 9 players on the field.
Florentino Pérez begins second term as President
After 3 years of absence, Florentino Perez returned to the presidency of Real Madrid on 1 June 2009 during an election campaign in which he ran unopposed. The Florentino Perez candidacy brought about a sense of optimism that helped raise spirits after experiencing the dominance displayed by Barcelona.