FIFA Club of the Century

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FIFA Club of the Century trophy, exhibited at the Real Madrid Museum.

FIFA Club of the Century was an award presented by FIFA to decide the greatest football club of the 20th century. [1] [2] Real Madrid was the winner of the award, announced at the annual FIFA World gala, held in Rome on 11 December 2000. [3]

FIFA International governing body of association football

The Fédération Internationale de Football Association is an organization which describes itself as an international governing body of association football, fútsal, beach soccer, and eFootball. FIFA is responsible for the organization of football's major international tournaments, notably the World Cup which commenced in 1930 and the Women's World Cup which commenced in 1991.

20th century Century

The 20th (twentieth) century was a century that began on January 1, 1901 and ended on December 31, 1999. It was the tenth and final century of the 2nd millennium. It is distinct from the century known as the 1900s which began on January 1, 1900 and ended on December 31, 1999.


Alfredo Di Stéfano and Florentino Pérez collected during the ceremony, the trophy which was presented to Real Madrid. [4] [5] For the 2006–07 season, a crest was added to Real Madrid's shirts, commemorating their status as FIFA Club of the Century. [6]

Alfredo Di Stéfano Argentine professional footballer

Alfredo Stéfano Di Stéfano Laulhé was an Argentine professional footballer and coach. He is regarded as one of the best footballers of all time, and is best known for his achievements with Real Madrid, where he was instrumental in the club's domination of the European Cup and La Liga during the 1950s. Along with Francisco Gento and José María Zárraga, he was one of only three players to play a part in all five victories, scoring goals in each of the five finals. Di Stéfano played international football mostly for Spain after moving to Madrid, but he also played for Argentina and Colombia.

Florentino Pérez Spanish businessman and politician

Florentino Pérez Rodríguez is a Spanish businessman, civil engineer, former politician, and current president of Real Madrid C.F., as well as Grupo ACS, a civil engineering company.


The voting system used for the award, was restricted to subscribers of the bi-monthly FIFA World Magazine (FIFA's official magazine). [7]

1 Real Madrid Flag of Spain.svg  Spain 42.35 %
2 Manchester United Flag of England.svg  England 9.69 %
3 Bayern Munich Flag of Germany.svg  Germany 8.18%
4 Barcelona Flag of Spain.svg  Spain 5.61%
5 Ajax Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands 5.10 %
5 Santos Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil 5.10 %
7 Juventus Flag of Italy.svg  Italy 2.55 %
8 Peñarol Flag of Uruguay.svg  Uruguay 2.04 %
9 River Plate Flag of Argentina.svg  Argentina 1.53 %
9 Flamengo Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil 1.53 %
9 Milan Flag of Italy.svg  Italy 1.53 %
12 Liverpool Flag of England.svg  England 1.02 %
12 Botafogo Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil 1.02 %
12 Benfica Flag of Portugal.svg  Portugal 1.02 %
12 Independiente Flag of Argentina.svg  Argentina 1.02 %
12 Boca Juniors Flag of Argentina.svg  Argentina 1.02 %
12 Internazionale Flag of Italy.svg  Italy 1.02 %
12 Arsenal Flag of England.svg  England 1.02 %
Other6.63 %

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