The Best Football in Madrid

  • Real Madrid. Celebración 13ª Copa de Europa. ©
  • Competitions
  • Real Madrid
  • Atlético de Madrid
  • Rayo Vallecano
  • Women’s teams
  • The stadiums

Madrid’s football teams are on a roll. In the 2017-2018 season Real Madrid lifted its record-breaking 13th Champions League trophy, and its biggest city rival Atlético de Madrid won its third UEFA Europe League. To top it off, on 1 June 2019, Atlético’s new stadium – the Metropolitano – will host the Champions League final.

During your stay, you can do a tour of Real Madrid’s and Atlético’s stadiums (as well as visit the Spanish national team’s museum) or go to a match or two, because in Madrid you can watch top-quality football practically all year round. Three teams from the capital (Real Madrid, Atlético de Madrid and the recently promoted Rayo Vallecano) and two based in nearby towns (Leganés and Getafe) all play in La Liga, Spain’s top division.

The Spanish League begins in mid-August. Twenty teams play on a double round robin basis, receiving 3 points for each win and 1 for each draw. Although the matches that traditionally attract most spectators are those between Real Madrid and Atlético de Madrid and between these two and their old-time rival Barcelona, all the games of the League tend to be well-attended events.

The other top national competition is the Copa del Rey, an elimination-based tournament in which all the teams from La Liga play two matches against each other and are disqualified as they lose.

This season Real Madrid and Atlético de Madrid will once again both be competing in the UEFA Champions League

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From international championships to nail-biting football matches, the capital of Spain is a must for any sport lover.

Get behind the scenes of Real Madrid, explore the club's fascinating museum and step into the players' changing rooms!

Visit the Atlético de Madrid's stadium which will host the Champions League Final in June! (Open Fri, Sat, Sun and hols, when there are no matches) 


Find out the best places to indulge in some football fun before or after a match.

  • The red-and-white stadium welcomes the most important European football game (Wanda Metropolitano Stadium. 1 June 2019).

    2019 Champions League Final
  • UEFA Champions League. Final Madrid 2019


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