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5 Amazing Facts Surrounding El Classico.

Updated: Sep 10, 2023

All over the world, football fans and football enthusiasts wait for this derby throughout the year. A rivalry related to emotions, politics and of course the beautiful game of football. Even if one side underperforms the whole season, the players of both sides give it their all in this match and so making predictions becomes very tough. This rivalry has continued to surprise the football community throughout history and it will keep on doing so.


So Here are the Top 5 Amazing Facts About El-Classico -


1. Modric - The oldest player.

The Real Madrid veteran in the midfield will become the oldest player for Real Madrid to appear in an El Classico

El Classico facts - Luka modric

Modric holds the record for the oldest player to play in El-Classico. Modric is 38 years old still fans all around the world are in Awe of his longetivity. However the oldest player to score in El-Classico is Alfredo Di Stefano. He scored a goal at the age of 37.


This might be one of those El-Classico facts or record that might be harder to break for coming generation


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2. Childhood Friends to Rivals on the pitch.

Tchoumeni and Kounde were inseparable until Barcelona and Real Madrid arrived.

Their friendship was forged in the French team's youth Academy and they become inseparable. In 2017 they became French U-17 champions with Bordeaux. They might not have imagined that they would represent two rivals in worlds one of the biggest rivalries.After Kounde signed for Barcelona, Tchoumeni had a message " Congratulations brother, now it's war between us"


3. Leo Messi - Most Goals And Most Wins

Even though the GOAT has moved out of his home, to PSG but we cannot forget his contributions. In El Classico, Messi has the most wins, most goals

most assists, most Man of The Matches, and most hattricks.


One of the most memorable moments in El Clásico history occurred in April 2017 when Messi scored a dramatic last-minute winner at the Santiago Bernabéu. His iconic celebration, removing his jersey and displaying it to the Real Madrid fans, encapsulated the passion and intensity of this rivalry.


El Classico Facts - Lionel Messi

Messi's performance in a La Liga clash in May 2018 stands out as one of his best in El Clásico. He scored a brilliant hat-trick, demonstrating his extraordinary dribbling skills and ability to create scoring opportunities seemingly out of nothing.


In the first El Clásico of the 2020-21 season, Messi began on the bench due to injury concerns. However, when he was introduced in the second half, he immediately made an impact, assisting a crucial goal. His presence alone changed the dynamics of the match.


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4. The Biggest Margin of Victory -

Real Madrid's 11-1 victory in the 1943 Copa del Generalísimo semifinal is not only the largest victory margin in El Clásico history but also a testament to the unpredictability and drama that this rivalry can produce. This historic victory remains a source of pride for Real Madrid supporters and serves as a stark reminder of the potential swings in fortune that can occur in football.


El-Classico Facts
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While El Clásico has witnessed numerous memorable matches and moments, the 1943 Copa del Generalísimo semifinal between Real Madrid and Barcelona stands as an iconic chapter in the history of this rivalry. Real Madrid's astonishing 11-1 victory, a result that has yet to be eclipsed in terms of margin, serves as a symbol of the incredible highs and lows that can occur in the world of football, making it a timeless tale of sporting greatness and resilience.


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5. Most El Classico Appearences.

As of my last knowledge update in September 2021, here is a list of some of the players with the most appearances in El Clásico (Real Madrid vs. Barcelona).

El Classico Facts - Sergio Busquets

  • Sergio Busquets (46 Appearance) - Sergio Busquest has the most appearance in El-Classico history as he edges out Lionel Messi and Sergio Ramos with .

  • Sergio Ramos (45 Appearances)- Sergio Ramos, the legendary Real Madrid defender, had made numerous appearances in El Clásico matches during his time at the club. He has since transferred to Paris Saint-Germain (PSG). He has

  • Lionel Messi (45 Appearances) - Lionel Messi, often regarded as one of the greatest footballers of all time, had a storied career at Barcelona and made numerous appearances in El Clásico before transferring to Paris Saint-Germain (PSG).

Source - KhelNow


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These players have the most Appearances in the El-Classico matches, These matches were very intense and representing either club in this match is said to be a historic experience that only a few have lived.




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