Definition of Los Blancos

Real Madrid Club de Futbol (or simply Real Madrid) is one of the biggest clubs in world football. They had the title real or "royal" bestowed upon them by King Alfonso XIII in 1920, thus the crown of their emblem. The club have worn an almost purely white home kit since its inception, leading to the nickname of Los Blancos (The Whites) being attached with the club.

The origin of the term Los Blancos, when it comes to Real Madrid, is explained.Real Madrid first rose to fame in the 1950s after a few decades of decent performances. They didn't get relegated, making them one of only 3 teams to have that honour. In 1945, Santiago Bernabeu (for whom their home stadium is currently named after) became club president, overseeing one of the most successful periods in football history. They won the European Cup (known today as the Champions League) 5 times in a row between 1956 and 1960, alongside 5 league titles.

This success would continue throughout the clubs history, with Real Madrid holding the record for most league titles won in Spain (at 34) and the most European Cups won (with 13). Throughout the club's history, they have focused on signing high-profile foreign players to create success. This would culminate in the Galactico period of the 2000s, where superstars like Zinedane Zidane, David Beckham, Ronaldo and Luis Figo were signed. While such a policy didn't turn out to be as successful as president Florentino Perez had hoped, the trend has not faded completely. In 2009, the club broke the world record fee for Cristiano Ronaldo, before doing it again for Gareth Bale in 2013.

During the last decade, Los Blancos have found more European success, winning 3 league titles and 4 Champions League trophies. Real Madrid is one of the most successful clubs in history and that success doesn't appear to be going away anytime soon.