2017 is the best year (in terms of trophies) in Real’s 115-year history and a humiliating defeat in El Clasico can’t change the fact.
“Real Madrid shirt is white, can be stained with mud, sweat & even with blood but never with shame.”
The above quote is for Madridistas who are feeling humiliated and ashamed of Madrid’s defeat in El Clasico.
Florentino Perez said on Sunday that the club’s fans have to be proud of their team’s achievements in 2017, despite the 3-0 El Clasico defeat to Barcelona that left them 14 points adrift in the La Liga title race.
“2017 was a year that the Madridistas will never forget,” Perez said in his traditional Christmas message to supporters, a day after the home loss to Barca.
“In terms of titles, it’s been the best in the 115 years of our history, and for all of our supporters, 2017 was a great year,” Perez said. “We are proud of our team and our coach, Zinedine Zidane. They are part of this legend and the myth that is Real Madrid,” he added and we can’t argue with the president’s statements.
For the first time in the storied 115-year history, Los Blancos lifted 5 trophies in a single calendar year. By comparison, their great rivals Barcelona only won the Copa del Rey in 2017.
Real Madrid (2017 In Brief) :
Real were a bit shaky in start of 2017 and Sevilla broke their 40 match unbeaten streak(a Spanish record), If the 2-1 away loss to Sevilla was hard to swallow, the 2-1 defeat to comparative minnows Celta Vigo at the Bernabeu just three days later was a real punch to the stomach but these early blows in 2017 made them very alert and there was no looking back after that.
They defeated Napoli by 6-2 over two legs in UCL’s round of 16 and remained unbeaten in the month of February.
In the league Real lost to Barcelona (3-2) with Messi scoring a 92nd-minute winner but after that defeat, they hardly lost a point and finished on top of the table and won their 33rd La Liga title.
In UCL they thrashed European giants Bayern Munich, Atletico Madrid and Juventus in quarters, semi-final and final respectively and won the duodecima on 4th June 2017. UCL victory ended their 16/17 season perfectly under French legend Zinedine Zidane.
Real returned to action in the Uefa super cup final after defeating Manchester United 2-1 and a week after that they won their 4th title of the year against fierce rival Barcelona defeating them 5-1 on aggregate.
Their fifth title of the year 2017 came in December by defeating Brazilian champion Gremio in The Fifa Club World Cup Final.
Top Scorer – Cristiano Ronaldo(42)
- La Liga 2016/17
- Uefa Champions League 2016/17
- Uefa Super Cup
- Spanish Super Cup
- Fifa Club World Cup
Madridistas should be proud of their team’s performance throughout the year and must celebrate Real’s best year happily and for the people who are trolling Real Madrid after the El Clasico defeat beware because Madrid is surely going to rise up once again.
“Enjoy while they are down but when they rise you won’t even get a chance to stand”