With the football world turning its attention to the first match between Real Madrid and Manchester United in a decade, the latest in Sportsmail's picture specials focuses on the Spanish giants.
From multiple European Cup wins - nine in total - to some of the greatest players in the history of the game, Real have certainly made their mark.
As well as Europe's ultimate prize, Real have trophy cabinets laden with silverware... 32 La Liga titles, 18 Copa del Reys, two UEFA Cups, two European Cup-Winners' Cups. It's an impressive haul.
We'd like to hear from you below this article if the pictures bring back any particular memories of famous matches and memorable teams.
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Hampden Park hosted this match which has gone down in lore... The 1960 European Cup final between Real and the German side Eintracht Frankfurt, with the Spanish giants producing a spellbinding performance to win 7-3. Here, Eintracht goalkeeper Egon Loy can only watch as the great Alfredo Di Stefano scores Real's first goal. Argentinian striker Di Stefano, who scored a hat-trick at Hampden that night, found the net more than 300 times for Real in a glorious 11-year spell
Real Madrid players on a lap of honour at an ecstatic Bernabeu after a 2-0 win over Fiorentina in the 1957 European Cup final. Goals from Alfredo Di Stefano and Francisco Gento meant Real had won the first two tournaments. A huge crowd of 124,000 watched Real beat their Italian opponents on one of the club's most treasured nights
AC Milan's Juan Schiaffino scores in the 1958 European Cup final but Real were 3-2 winners as they claimed the great club prize for a third successive time - you can see a very clear picture of the crowd at the Heysel Stadium in Brussels in the background
Francisco Gento is protected by the police as he leaves the pitch following Real Madrid's 2-1 win over Partizan Belgrade in the 1966 European Cup final at the Heysel Stadium. The success was Real's first in the European Cup for six years and an amazing sixth in the first 11 seasons of the competition. Gento was a hugely popular figure at Real - the midfielder was with the club for 18 years between 1953 and 1971
Real's legendary president Santiago Bernabeu gives a dressing-room speech to the team before the 1968-69 season. Bernabeu was president of the club between 1943 and 1978 and is widely credited with helping to make the club into one of the giants of world sport, which includes the building of their famous home which bears his name. Bernabeu's beloved Real won the Spanish league title that season - but not the European Cup
Real goalkeeper Juan Alonso holds the European Cup as the players arrive back in Madrid after their 1958 European Cup triumph against Benfica in Brussels - fans in the capital were getting used to their team being kings of the continent
Real didn't win the European Cup in the 1980s but they weren't without success in European competition. Here the great striker Emilio Butragueno holds aloft the UEFA Cup after victory over Hungarian side Videoton in the 1985 final
Real's two icons of the 1950s and 60s celebrate their 1960 European Cup final triumph together. Alfredo Di Stefano (left) scored three goals, and Ferenc Puskas (right) four in the 7-3 win against Eintracht Frankfurt at Hampden Park
Here Spanish dictator General Franco hands the European Cup to Real captain Miguel Munoz after the Spaniards had beaten Italian side Fiorentina in their own Bernabeu stadium in the 1957 final
Another image from that fabled Glasgow night in 1960 here, as Real players celebrate at Hampden Park after winning a fifth successive European Cup. They were cheered to the rafters by the vast majority of an amazing 127,621 crowd
Brian Kidd, then just 18, wins a header for Manchester United in a European Cup semi-final, second leg, match at the Bernabeu in 1968. On one of the greatest nights in United's history, a 3-3 draw took Sir Matt Busby's men into a first final at Wembley, where they beat Benfica 4-1 after extra-time
Laurie Cunningham became the first Englishman to play for Real Madrid when he joined from West Bromwich Albion in 1979 - here he is beating Phil Thompson to the ball in the 1981 European Cup final in Paris. A goal from Alan Kennedy won Liverpool their third European Cup
Real have enjoyed many illustrious nights, but they've suffered the odd embarrassment too - in 1983, a far-from-vintage team were beaten by Alex Ferguson's Aberdeen in the European Cup-Winners' Cup final. Here's John Hewitt heading in Aberdeen's famous extra-time winner in the Gothenburg rain
This is a wonderfully atmospheric photo of Manchester United's famous Old Trafford ground in 1957 - here Real's Raymond Kopa scores past United goalkeeper Ray Wood. The game finished 2-2, with Real going through to the final with a 5-3 aggregate victory
I love this picture of Real's European Cup-Winners' Cup quarter-final, first leg, against Cardiff at Ninian Park in 1971. Here, Real pair Gregorio Benito and Pirri challenge Cardiff's Don Murray in the air. A header from Brian Clark gave the Welsh side a famous 1-0 win in Cardiff but Real went through to the semi-finals after winning the second leg 2-0 at the Bernabeu
One of Chelsea's finest moments came in the 1971 European Cup-Winners' Cup final - here is a picture from the replay in the Greek port city of Piraeus, which was played just two days after the original game had finished in a 1-1 draw. The Londoners won 2-1, with goals from Peter Osgood and John Dempsey
Alfredo Di Stefano will always be a Real Madrid legend, but his spell as manager in the 1980s was far from a success - here he is pictured just before that 1983 Cup-Winners' Cup final defeat against Aberdeen
The brilliant Mexican striker Hugo Sanchez joined Real from city rivals Atletico in 1985, and he played for the club for seven years. His prolific goalscoring helped Real to five successive league titles. This picture of Sanchez was taken in 1988
The Eintracht Frankfurt defence and goalkeeper can only watch as the great Ferenc Puskas scores his team's sixth goal in the 1960 European Cup final. Widely considered to be one of the game's all-time great players, the Hungarian Puskas will be best remembered for his spell with Real, between 1958 and 1966. Look how packed that Hampden Park terrace is in the background
I wouldn't always see the value in a picture of a trophy room but Real are no ordinary club in that regard, their accumulation of silverware over the decades has been extraordinary - this 1962 picture seems a pretty appropriate way to end