ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

The History Of Animosity: Barcelona vs. Real Madrid

Updated on July 4, 2010

It's not only about a football match between two clubs, It's much more beyond football!

El Clasico is the nickname of the big football match between the two ultimate rivals in Spain Real Madrid and Barcelona. The two clubs are the most successful clubs in the country. this match is one of the most followed and watched football matches in the world, it is watched by millions of people in many countries.

A very Special Event!

When we see a match between Barcelona and Real Madrid, surely we will know that this meeting is beyond the borders of sport, up to politics and more, this meeting has always a distinct taste, certainly what happened to the Portuguese star Luis Figo in the Camp Nou in 2002 was not only because of sport.

This game has many names, some call it the battle, others call it the revolution, and there are some people call it the discount night because the winner of the match is often the winner of the league.

But there are reasons why this match is different from the match between Manchester United and Chelsea and the match between Bocajuniors and Riverplate, the reason refers to the mid-thirties of the last century, when the dictator Franco took the rule of Spain.

Politics Was A Reason

Franco made the people of Catalonia taste various kinds of suffering and pain, he declared war on the region and also declared war on Catalonia's capital Barcelona, because he said that Catalonia is the settlement of criminals and evil, of course he said that because most of his opponents were from Catalonia.

The government of the dictator executed one of the most famous poets in Catalonia Luka Alvarez, who opposed the rule of Franco and his policy.

Franco tried to steal identity of Catalans, by preventing the their language and preventing their flag, which we see it now as the captin logo of Barcelona's captin Carles Puyol.

Also he prevented the national ditty of Catalonia to terminate the Catalan identity, but he missed these orders because this increased the hatred of the people of Catalonia over the unjust king.

The Royal Club!

Madrid FC was the name of the club founded in 1902, three years later the club won its first title after defeating Athletic Bilbao in the Spanish Cup final, becoming the most successful club in the country. The first Spanish football league began in 1929, Madrid led the league until the last match, losing to Athletic Bilbao made them finish second to Barcelona that year.

While the sons of Catalonia and their club were living the pain of attempts of taking their identity, Real Madrid was in a great unprecedented condition, where king Alfonso XIII gave them the royal slogan in 1929, then when Franco took the rule he treated this club in the best ways, and he gave them all what they want as the royal club, and thus the victory of Barcelona over Real Madrid was an unforgettable night, Barcelona describes this night as the defeat of Franco's club. the loss of Real Madrid caused grief to Franco, and joy in the hearts of Catalonia's people

Barca!

Barcelona Football Club was founded in 1899 as a football club based in Barcelona, Catalonia. The club quickly emerged as one of the best clubs in Spain, competing in the Campeonato de Cataluña and the Copa del Rey. In 1902, the club won its first trophy, the Copa Macaya, and also played in the first Copa del Rey final, losing 2-1 to Bizcaya.

Barcelona Club is to inspire and motivate the fans to demand secession from Spain, but in spite of all the difficulties faced the people of Catalonia, they have built the Camp Nou which is the pride of Catalonia, they built it during the rule of Franco. despite the passage of years, Catalonia's club didn't forget what happened, and Franco's team became their archenemy.

In 1936 Franco killed the president of Barcelona Josep Suneol who was the Counsel of the province of Catalonia, journalist, politician, and president of FC Barcelona.

after the killing of the president a new chapter begins where there was a person called Enrique Pineiro, Franco's associate, appointed chairman of Barcelona in 1940 until 1942, prevented Barcelona anthem and removed red and yellow colours from the logo.

Shame Game!

In 13 june 1943 Barcelona was one goal ahead over Real Madrid when Spanish police and Franco's army broke into the change rooms during half time rest and threatened Barcelona's players to kill their families if they didn't let Real Madrid win the match, at the end Real Madrid won 11 - 1 over Barcelona, then the Spanish football association canceled the result from their records.

Stealing Of Di Stefano

Barcelona had agreed with Riverplate club to sign their outstanding player Di Stefano in 1953, but before the signature, Santiago Bernabeu exploited the situation and reached an agreement with the player to join Real Madrid, the Spanish football association rejected the request from Real Madrid to the registration of the player in the fact that Barcelona had an agreement with him, and decided that Di Stefano will play in Spain for 4 years, first 2 years in Barcelona and the other 2 years in Real Madrid, Subsequently Barcelona waived the player for Real Madrid after pressure from many sides.

Top 9 "Traitors" In The History Of The Two Clubs

The rivalry has also been strengthened between Real Madrid and Barcelona top players who have defected to their arch-rival. Those players were the stars of there clubs and then they turned into the rival side, some people consider it normal or professional, but in the eyes of every fan of the clubs, those players are traitors, and that is what the fans call them.

1- Ricardo Zamora : Spanish goalkeeper at Barca- to Madrid in 1930

2- Bernd Schuster : German midfielder at Barca- to Madrid in 1988

3- Gheorghe Hagi : Romanian Striker at Madrid- to Barca 1994

4- Michael Laudrup : Danish midfielder at Barca- to madrid 1994

5- Luis Enrique : Spanish striker at Madrid- to Barca 1996

6- Luis Figo : Portuguese striker at Barca- to Madrid 2000

7- Ronaldo : Brazilian striker at Barca- to Madrid 2002

8- Samuel Eto' : Cameronian striker at Madrid- to Barca 2004

9- Xavier Saviola : Argentinian striker at Barca- to Madrid 2007

Head-to-Head Numbers Language - all-time results to 2010

Here we see that the rivaly is not just football, it is the policy of oppression, hunger, blood, love, loyalty and belonging.

In every game in Catalonia the crowd post a large banner that says:

Vote For Your Favourite!

Which one of the two big clubs do you support?

See results

What do you think about the two clubs?

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    No comments yet.

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)