Madrid Stats

Madrid Stats

June 15, 2014 – City: Madrid, Spain

Population (city proper): 3.2 million

When Established: 9th century

City Nicknames: Los Madriles (Many Madrids) for its distinct district, El Foro (The Forum)

Big Business (Top economic sectors): Finance, construction, transport

Best Known For: Bullfighting, Goya, the Prado museum, Franco, Hemingway, tapas

Pro Soccer Teams: Real Madrid, Atlético Madrid are the two teams in the Premier League

Fun Football Fact: Atlético Madrid‘s nickname, Los Colchoneros (The Mattress Makers), is because the team colors, red and white, matched the fabric of a popular make of bedding

Famous Players: Raúl, Luis EnriqueEmilio ButragueñoDavid Beckham