Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid are two of the most successful football clubs based in Madrid, the capital city of Spain.

The Madrid derby, also known as the El Derbi Madrileño, is one of the biggest matches in European football played at least twice every season in La Liga - the top division of Spanish Football.

While Real Madrid have won a record 35 La Liga titles, 19 Copa del Rey and a record 13 European Cup/UEFA Champions League crowns, Atletico Madrid have 11 La Liga titles, 10 Copa del Rey trophies and three Europa League titles to their name. 

The two clubs also clashed in the UEFA Champions League final in 2013-14 and 2015-16 seasons. Both times, Real defeated Atletico to claim Europe’s biggest club football title.

Real Madrid vs Atletico Madrid: Head-to-head record in all competitions

Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid met for the first time in the Central Regional Championship on December 2, 1906. Real secured a 2-1 victory in that match. Since then, both sides have clashed 228 times across all competitions, with the Los Blancos winning 113 matches while the Rojiblancos have secured 56 victories. Meanwhile, 59 matches have ended in draws.

Interestingly, Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid have played only 42 matches in the Copa del Rey, with Real winning 17 and Atletico 11. A total of 14 matches have ended in stalemates in the Cup competition.

Similarly, only four matches have been played between the two sides in the League Cup. Real and Atletico have won one game each while two matches have ended in draws.

Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid have faced each other nine times in the Champions League, with Real winning five matches compared to Atletico’s two victories. The other matches ended in stalemates.



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Real Madrid vs Atletico Madrid: Head-to-head in La Liga

Since the inception of the La Liga, Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid have locked horns on 169 occasions. Los Blancos have won 90 while the Rojiblancos have claimed 39 victories while 40 matches have ended in draws.

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Most goals in Real Madrid vs Atletico Madrid

Cristiano Ronaldo has scored the most goals in the Madrid derby. The former Real Madrid forward netted 22 goals across all competitions. For Atletico, Paco Campos leads the list with 12 goals. 

Players who played for Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid

A total of 33 players have played for both Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid in their respective careers. The list is as follows:

Julián Ruete, Santiago Bernabéu, Monchin Triana, José Cabo, Luis Olaso, Cosme Vázquez, Eduardo Ordóñez, Jaime Lazcano, Luis Marín, Pruden, José Luis Pérez-Payá Soler, Luis Aragonés, Juanito, Hugo Sánchez, Paco Llorente, Bernd Schuster, Sebastián Losada, Miquel Soler, Juan Esnáider, Pedro Jaro, Santiago Solari, José García Calvo, Rodrigo Fabri, José Manuel Jurado, José Antonio Reyes, Filipe Luís, Juanfran, Theo Hernandez, Antonio Adán, Thibaut Courtois, Álvaro Morata, Marcos Llorente and Mario Hermoso.

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