October 17, 2022: Team captain Karim Benzema won the Ballon d’Or (Gold Ball) Award as the top player in the world during the 2021–22 season. Benzema scored 44 goals in 46 matches for Real Madrid and added a 45th goal as a member of France’s national squad.
May 28, 2022: Vinicius Junior scored the lone goal in a 1–0 win over Liverpool in the Champions League final. The victory completed an amazing run to the title, during which Real Madrid defeated Paris Saint-Germain (the tournament favorite), Chelsea (last year’s champs), and powerful Manchester City. It marked the fifth Champions League trophy for “Los Blancos” in nine years and the 14th European championship in club history.
March 14, 2022: Karim Benzema scored twice in a 3–0 win against Mallorca to become history’s top French-born goal scorer. He passed Thierry Henry, who held the record for many years with 411.
March 09, 2022: Karim Benzema scored three goals in 17 minutes to lead his club to a comeback victory over Paris Saint-Germain. At 34 he became the oldest player to score a hat trick in Champions League play.
November 3, 2021: Karim Benzema scored against Ukrainian club Shakhtar Donetsk to make Real Madrid the first team in history to score 1,000 goals in Champions League play. The next-highest number of goals at the time was 655, by Bayern Munich.
October 24, 2021: Veteran defender David Alaba was the star of a tight “El Clasico” victory over FC Barcelona with the lone goal in the first 90 minutes. It was Alaba’s first goal for Madrid after joining the team in August. Both clubs scored in injury time to make the final score 2–1.
September 22, 2021: Marco Asensio scored three goals in a victory over RCD Mallorca. It was the club’s second hat trick in 10 days; Karim Benzema netted three in a win over Celta de Vigo on September 12.
July 9, 2020: Real Madrid finished with 26 wins to capture their 34th regular-season title in La Liga. They were undefeated after play restarted following the three-month layoff because of coronavirus. Karim Benzima led the club with 27 goals.
January 12, 2020: Real Madrid defeated Atletico Madrid to win the Supercopa de Espana. The final was played in Saudi Arabia, which will host the finals again in 2021 and 2022. It marked the 11th time Real Madrid won the trophy.
August 17, 2019: The club opened its 2019–20 season with a 3–1 road win against Celta Vigo. Karim Benzema, Toni Kroos, and Lucas Vazquez scored for Real Madrid.
May 19, 2019: Real Madrid completed the La Liga schedule with 12 losses to finish in third place. Karim Benzema was a bright spot in a disappointing season with 30 goals overall, including his 200th for Real Madrid.
May 26, 2018: Gareth Bale broke a 1–1 tie with a pair of second-half goals against Liverpool to give Real Madrid its third Champions League title in a row.
April 8, 2018: Cristiano Ronaldo scored his 650th career goal in a 1–1 draw with Atletico Madrid.
March 18, 2018: Cristiano Ronaldo scored four goals in a 6–3 victory over Girona.
December 16, 2017: Cristiano Ronaldo scored the lone goal in a 1–0 victory over the Brazilian club Gremio in the final of the FIFA World Club Cup. Real Madrid became the first team to win the title two years in a row.
December 6, 2017: Cristiano Ronaldo led Real Madrid to a 3–2 win over Borussia Dortmund. He set a record by scoring a goal in all 6 matches during the Champions League Group Stage.
September 17, 2017: The club tied a record set by Santos of Brazil in 1963 by scoring a goal in its 73rd match in a row.
August 16, 2017: Real Madrid defeated Barcelona 2–0 to win the Spanish Super Cup. Marco Asenio and Karim Benzema netted the two goals for their club.
August 8, 2017: Real Madrid defeated Manchester United 2–1 to win the 2017 UEFA Super Cup.
June 3, 2017: Real Madrid defeated the Italian club Juventus in the Champions League final by a score of 4–1. Cristiano Ronaldo scored twice. It was Real Madrid’s 12th Champions League/European Cup title, and the second in a row for the club. They are the first back-to-back winners since the Champions League format was introduced a quarter-century ago.
May 21, 2017: Real Madrid finished with 29 wins, 3 losses, and 6 draws (ties) to finish atop La Liga for the first time since 2012. Cristiano Ronaldo finished third in the league with 25 goals.