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Real Madrid Club de Fútbol was founded as Madrid Football Club in 1902, but was bestowed the “Real” title (meaning “royal” in Spanish) by King Alfonso XIII in 1920. It’s nicknames include Blancos (Whites), Merengues (Meringues) and Vikingos (Vikings).
Club Atlético de Madrid was founded in 1903 by three Basque students. It has later become known as Atlético Madrid, or simply Atlético. The have three nicknames as well: Atleti, Rojiblancos (Red-and-Whites) and Colchoneros (The Mattress Makers).
Real Madrid’s emblem is a yellow circle, with the letters MCF inside. The crown on top of the circle was also introduced in 1920.
BEAR AND A TREE
Atlético Madrid have a crest as their emblem, depicting both blue and the red and white stripes of their kit. Madrid’s symbol of a bear and a tree is also included.
Coach and Chairman
Zinedine Zidane is the current coach at Real Madrid, after playing for them from 2001-2006. The club’s chairman is Florentino Pérez.
The manager at Atlético Madrid is Diego Simeone, and the club had three owners including the president. The current King of Spain, Felipe VI, is also an honorary president