Real Madrid has officially announced their new women’s team Real Madrid Femenino on Wednesday, July 1 2020, which will be participating in the Primera Iberdrola, the top division league competition for women’s football in Spain right from 2020/21 season. While many top clubs of Europe like Manchester United, Arsenal, Liverpool, Bayern Munich, Barcelona already have their women’s squad up and running, Real Madrid being the most successful club in Europe didn’t have any official women’s team till June 30, 2020. Other top Spanish clubs like Valencia, Atletico Madrid, Levante or Sevilla also have their separate women’s football team competing in the top division of Spain, and Real Madrid finally joins them with their women’s team ‘Real Madrid Femenino‘.
It was made possible by their president Florentino Perez, who has already added so much in the club’s history over the years. In last September, Real Madrid acquired Club Deportivo Tacón, a Madrid based women’s football club for €300,000. Florentino Perez didn’t hide his desire to join the women’s football with the club and to bring success in women’s football as well after being 13 times European champions in men’s football.
“Real Madrid must be part of this worldwide phenomena and the time has come to face this new challenge and build a football team which is able to compete, and of which we can feel proud.”Florentino Perez, Real Madrid President
A brief overview of CD Tacón: How they performed in Primera Iberdrola
CD Tacón was founded in September 2014, as an Independent professional women’s football team. They registered in the professional football in 2015/16 season with one U14 team. In 2016 they started playing in the Segunda Division (Second Division), and after three seasons, they managed to get promoted in the Primera Division(Top Division) in 2019. On June 25, 2019, Real Madrid made a proposal to incorporate CD Tacón as their women’s football team and merge their team with Real Madrid. The proposal was approved by the Real Madrid board in September and the deal was finalized. Although the official announcement of the merger was pending till the end of the season, as a result, CD Tacón played their home matches in 2019/20 at Ciudad Real Madrid ground.
After being promoted from the second division, the team made some significant transfers in 2019 transfer window in order to stregthen the squad for future. They signed French midfielder Aurélie Kaci from Atletico Madrid Women, Brazilian duo Daiane and Thaisa Moreno.
As the women’s league in Spain was called off due to Covid-19 crisis after Matchday 21, CD Tacon finished at 10th position on the table while Barcelona women were crowned champions. They were thrashed by Barcelona 0-6 in their home match.
Future planning of Real Madrid Femenino: How the Women’s team will shape
Real Madrid made an official announcement about Real Madrid Femenino from their official website yesterday after the documents were verified and the merger was given a green signal by The Royal Spanish Football Federation. They have also declared that Ciudad Real Madrid ground will be used for the team’s practice sessions as well as home matches.
The club will definitely look forward to building their women’s team to compete for the title of Spanish champion as well as European glory. Some big signings in the world of women’s football may be awaiting on upcoming transfer window as Florentino Perez may aim for building another Galactico squad, this time with the women’s team Real Madrid Femenino. In upcoming 2020/21 season, their target would be to finish the league among top three positions, so that they can qualify for UEFA Women’s Champions League next season. Nonetheless, they will also try to win first El Classico and Madrid derby in women’s football history in the upcoming season, as they will compete with both Barcelona and Atletico Madrid women’s team who are currently top two teams in the league.
The club has also made it clear that they would look forward to building their academy and junior team to develop a well enough supporting structure for the women’s team and to develop young talents.
“It’s a huge positive, I’m hoping they will stabilise the investment over a long period and that they have a long-term perspective because it can’t happen overnight. It sends out a message to other clubs, it keeps everyone on their toes when a club like Real Madrid creates a team. I hope they go all in.”Ada Hegerberg, First Women’s Ballon d’or Winner
With the most successful club in the world Real Madrid stepping into women’s football with Real Madrid Femenino, it will definitely create more attraction and draw more audience to the game. Whether the Los Blancos can establish dominance in European women’s football like their men’s team or not, only time will tell. But it is indeed a great moment for Madridistas all around the world and right now they are waiting to witness their women’s team in action for the first time.
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