Real Madrid 2011-2012 pre-season: Schedule

Whites will repeat training stage in Los Angeles and will play seven friendly matches; three in the U.S.A., one in Germany, one in England and the last two in China.

Cristiano Ronaldo's pre-season
Crsitiano Ronaldo during 2010-2011 pre-season


On July 11, Real Madrid will kick off the 2011-12 season, that day the white players will pass the medical examination and then will travel to the United States. They will start the preseason stage, which will be held for the second consecutive year in the campus of UCLA. A perfect place to face almost two weeks of hard work (They return to Madrid on July 24).

In this first stage of the pre-season, whites will visit the cities of Los Angeles, San Diego and Philadelphia, to play three friendlies. The first will be played on July 16 against Los Angeles Galaxy (Both teams had already faced in the past year) at the stadium L.A. Memorial Coliseum. There, whites will face a team led by Landon Donovan and David Beckham. Will be the first time the British footballer to play against his former team.

Four days later, on July 20, white team will visit San Diego for the first time in its history. They will play against Club Deportivo Guadalajara (Chivas) of Mexico, the most successful club of the Aztec League, at Qualcomm Stadium.

The last meeting will be held on July 23 against Philadelphia Union at Lincoln Financial Field, in the same city. A stadium seven years old where Philadelphia Eagles (NFL) play their matches.


After returning to Europe, Real Madrid will visit Germany and England. Begins to be common for the Real Madrid to play a friendly in Germany during pre-season. This happened in the last three seasons (Frankfurt, Dortmund and Munich) and now could not be an exception. This time the White team will travel to Berlin to play against Hertha, recently promoted to the Bundesliga, in the German capital's Olympic Stadium.

The second and last stop on the the old continent will be in Leicester. Since 2008 Real Madrid has not disputed a friendly in England in the pre-season. It was in the Emirates Cup, when team faced Arsenal and Hamburg.


And finally, the Real Madrid will return to China. After touring in 2003 and 2005, Real Madrid will travel to China for the third time in its history. It will be the 30th of July, after finishing the game against Leicester, when whites travel to China, where they play two friendlies. The first will take place on August 3, against Evergrande Guangzhou, recently promoted to the CSL League, at Guangzhou Tianhe Stadium.

The second will take place three days later in the city of Tianjin. The Jose Mourinho's team will face Tianjin Teda, League runners-up last season, at the Water Drop Olympic Stadium.

  • 07/16- Los Angeles Galaxy - Real Madrid (Los Angeles, U.S.A.)
  • 07/20- Chivas de Guadalajara - Real Madrid (San Diego, U.S.A.)
  • 07/23- Philadelphia Union - Real Madrid (Philadelphia, U.S.A.)
  • 07/27- Hertha Berlin - Real Madrid (Berlin, Germany)
  • 07/30- Leicester - Real Madrid (Leicester, England)
  • 08/03- Guangzhou Evergrande - Real Madrid (Guangzhou, China)
  • 08/06- Tianjin Teda - Real Madrid (Tianjin, China)

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