You already know that we are talking about the soccer game that has more than 500 million viewers worldwide, the rivalry between the most valuable sport teams, the Futbol Club Barcelona against Real Madrid Club de Futbol; yes, “El Clásico”, but…do you know why it is called like this? Here we share the story of this epic, iconic rivalry.
The competitiveness of these two “clubs”, as they are called in Spanish, goes beyond soccer and started years, and years ago, along with the history of Spain. One from Madrid, the Capital of Spain, and the other one from Catalunya, had represented opposite political ideologies, since before Spain’s Civil War.
During the 20th Century, the city of Madrid was full of power, since it was home of the royal family and the dictator General Franco; while Catalunya fought for its independence and against the dictatorship; Real Madrid represented the monarchy, and Futbol Club Barcelona, whose motto is ‘Mes Que Un Club’ (more than a club), were the opposition, a symbol of union, autonomy and the Catalan pride.
These two teams have played since 1902, and the fierce rivalry started in 1928-1929, when La Liga started; but the game was called “El Clásico” for the first time in the mid-2000s, after an inspiration of how Argentinians call matches between rivals, like “El Superclásico” played by Boca Juniors against River Plate.
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