Following 71 years of history and with the new version of the stadium on the horizon, the Santiago Bernabéu crowd continues to enjoy some of the greatest players in world football. Di Stéfano, Gento, Amancio, Butragueño, Raúl, Cristiano Ronaldo and Ramos are just a few of the names who have created magic moments for the madridista fanbase. Indeed, since 1955, the name of the stadium itself is a tribute to one of the most influential individuals in the club’s history: Santiago Bernabéu.
A footballing temple
Over the course of all this time, the Santiago Bernabéu has become one of football’s most prestigious venues, hosting many of the sport’s greatest games and conjuring up countless unforgettable emotions for fans. By way of example are the four European Cup finals, the 1982 World Cup final and the European Championship final in 1964, or, more recently, the showpiece event of the Copa Libertadores 2018.
As a legendary site in the world of sport, fans from around the world come in their droves to visit the stadium on a daily basis, making it a tourist hotspot in the Spanish capital. It also houses the Tour Bernabéu, which takes in the numerous trophies and looks back at the madridistas’ history.