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The 1998 Intercontinental Cup was a football match played on 1 December 1998 between Real Madrid, winners of the 1997–98 UEFA Champions League, and Vasco da Gama, winners of the 1998 Copa Libertadores. The match was played at a neutral venue, the National Stadium in Tokyo, in front of 51,514 fans. Real Madrid forward Raúl was named as man of the match.

REAL MADRID C.F.


1998-1999


Intercontinental Cup Final


Real Madrid vs Vasco da Gama


Match Worn Shirt


Hierro Fernando


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REAL MADRID C.F.


1998-1999


Champions League


Match Worn Shirt


Roberto Carlos da Silva


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Roberto Carlos joined Real Madrid in the year 1996 close season, where he was given the number 3 shirt and held the position as the team’s first choice left-back from the 1996–97 season until the 2006–07 season. During his 11 seasons with Madrid, he appeared in 584 matches in all competitions, scoring 71 goals. He is Real Madrid’s most capped foreign-born player in La Liga with 370 appearances, after breaking the previous record of 329 held by Alfredo Di Stéfano in January 2006. During his Real Madrid career, Roberto Carlos was, alongside Milan and Italy legend Paolo Maldini, considered the greatest left-back in the world. As a high-profile player and one of the most influential members of the team, Roberto Carlos was considered one of Madrid’s Galácticos during Florentino Pérez’s first tenure as club president. He won four La Liga titles with Madrid, and played in the 1998, 2000 and 2002 UEFA Champions League finals, assisting Zinedine Zidane’s winning goal in 2002, considered one of the greatest goals in Champions League history. Roberto Carlos was named as Club Defender of the Year and included in the UEFA Team of the Year in 2002 and 2003. In the later part of his Real Madrid career, Carlos was named as one of the club’s “three captains” alongside Raúl and Guti. Renowned for getting forward from his left-back position and scoring spectacular goals, in February 1998, he scored arguably his most memorable goal for Real Madrid with a bendingvolley struck with the outside of his left foot from near the sideline in a Copa del Rey match against Tenerife in what was described as an “impossible goal”.  On the final day of the 2002–03 season, with Madrid needing to beat Athletic Bilbao to overtake Real Sociedad and win their 29th La Liga title, Carlos scored from a free-kick in the second minute of first half stoppage time to put los Blancos 2–1 ahead. The team eventually ran out 3–1 winners to wrap up the title. On 6 December 2003, Roberto Carlos scored the opening goal for Madrid as they beat Barcelona in El Clásico at Camp Nou for the first time in a La Liga match in 20 years. In March 2007, in the second leg of the Champions League round of 16 against Bayern Munich, Roberto Carlos failed to control the backpass when Madrid kicked off, allowing Bayern’s Hasan Salihamidžić to steal the ball and feed to Roy Makaay, who scored the quickest goal in Champions League history at 10.12 seconds. Roberto Carlos bore the brunt of criticism for that mistake which led to the team’s elimination from the Champions League, and, on 9 March 2007, he announced he would leave Real Madrid upon the expiration of his contract at the end of the 2006–07 season. His final goal for Real Madrid was a stoppage time winner against Recreativo de Huelva with three games remaining in the 2006–07 La Liga season. The goal proved to be crucial to Real Madrid winning its 30th league title as they eventually finished level on points with Barcelona, becoming champions via the head-to-head rule. Madrid clinched La Liga in Roberto Carlos’ final match, a 3–1 win over Mallorca at the Santiago Bernabéu Stadium.

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The 2000 FIFA Club World Championship was the inaugural FIFA Club World Cup, the world club championship for men’s club association football teams. It took place in Brazil from 5 January to 14 January 2000. FIFA, football’s international governing body selected Brazil as the host nation on 3 September 1997 as the bid was found to be the strongest among a total of nine candidates. The draw was made at the Copacabana Palace in Rio de Janeiro on 14 October 1999. All matches were played in Rio de Janeiro’s Estádio do Maracanã and São Paulo’s Estádio do Morumbi. Eight teams, two from South America, two from Europe and one each from North America, Africa, Asia and Oceania entered the tournament. The first Club World Cup match took place in São Paulo, and was won by Spanish club Real Madrid, who defeated Saudi club Al-Nassr 3–1. Nicolas Anelka of France scored the first goal in Club World Cup history, while Brazilian champions Corinthians’ goalkeeper Dida posted the first official clean sheet in the tournament. Corinthians and Vasco da Gama each won their respective groups to qualify for the final. In front of a crowd of 73,000, the final finished as a 0–0 draw after extra time. The title was decided by a penalty shoot-out that Corinthians won 4–3. As winners, Corinthians received $6 million in prize money, while Vasco da Gama received $5 million. Necaxa beat Real Madrid in the third-place play-off to claim $4 million. Real Madrid received $3 million, and the other remaining teams were awarded $2.5 million.

REAL MADRID C.F.


1999-2000


FIFA Club World Championship


Real Madrid vs Corinthians


Match Worn Shirt


Redondo Fernando

REAL MADRID C.F.


1999-2000


“Trofeo Pirelli”


Internazionale vs Real Madrid


Match Worn Shirt


Raul Gonzalez


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This shirt was worn by Raul Gonzalez during the “Trofeo Pirelli” game between Internazionale and Real Madrid which took place in Milan, “Giuseppe Meazza” Stadium on July 31st 1999. Real Madrid defeated Internazionale 3-2 and Raul scored the first goal. At the end of the game Raul gave his shirt to a F.C. Internazionale staff member whom we got it from. He started his professional career in the 1994–95 season with Real Madrid C. He scored 16 goals in just nine games (including five in one match against CD Corralejo) and was swiftly promoted to the first team by coach Jorge Valdano, replacing Emilio Butragueño in a symbolic “passing of the crown.” He became the youngest player – 17 years and 124 days – ever to play for the senior side, though the record was broken by Alberto Rivera later that same season. On 29 October 1994, in an away game against Real Zaragoza at La Romareda, he created a goal for strike partner Iván Zamorano, heralding the demise of Butragueño in the process. The next week, Raúl scored his first goal in his second senior game on a home debut against Madrid rivals and former youth club Atlético Madrid in a bitter derby match.[18] Fully establishing himself as a fixture in the first team, Raúl registered a total of nine goals in 28 appearances to help Real Madrid win the 1994–95 league championship in his first season. With Real Madrid, he won several honours, including further La Liga titles in 1996–97 (scoring 21 La Liga goals), 2000–01 (scoring 24 La Liga goals), and 2002–03 (scoring 16 La Liga goals in a campaign truncated by a bout of appendicitis for which Raúl was hospitalized). During the period from 1998 to 2002, Raúl and Real Madrid also won three UEFA Champions League trophies in 1998, 2000, and 2002. For most of this time, Raúl struck up a prolific scoring partnership with Fernando Morientes and later Ronaldo. During a La Liga game against fierce rivals Barcelona at the Nou Camp in October 1999, Raúl silenced the hostile home crowd of almost 100,000 fans when he scored and then memorably celebrated his goal by putting a finger to his lips as though to tell them to be quiet. Raúl took over the captaincy of Real Madrid when Fernando Hierro was transferred in 2003, a responsibility he held until leaving the club in 2010. Despite appearing in two finals, in 2002 (in which he scored) and 2004, Raúl never lifted the Copa del Rey. Raúl being substituted by Cristiano Ronaldo during a match in November 2009. Ronaldo wore the #7 jersey at Real Madrid after Raúl’s departure in 2010. He became the first player to score 50 Champions League goals when he scored in a 2–1 group stage win over Olympiacos on 28 September 2005, and was also the first to make 100 appearances in the competition. He was also the first player to score in two Champions League finals, since the competition was renamed, scoring in the finals of both 2000 against Valencia in the Stade de France, Saint-Denis, and 2002 against Bayer Leverkusen at Hampden Park, Glasgow.

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This was the season that marked the start of the Vicente del Bosque era of trophy winning at the club, having taken over from John Toshack early in the campaign. The squad was also largely different from the previous squad, with the arrival of Steve McManaman and Nicolas Anelka from the English Premier League, as well as local talents Míchel Salgado, and Iván Helguera, to support the budding young talent of Raúl, Iker Casillas, Fernando Morientes and Guti, as well as the older veterans such as Fernando Hierro and Roberto Carlos.


REAL MADRID C.F.


1999-2000


Champions League


Match Issued Shirt


Savio


REAL MADRID C.F.


2000-2001


Champions League


Match Worn Shirt


Helguera Ivan


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This was the season where the club won its 28th La Liga title, having begun a new policy under a new president, Florentino Pérez, of signing the world’s greatest player for the club. Luís Figo was the arrival of the year, along with Claude Makélélé, and they helped a team of stars win the league under Vicente del Bosque, and narrowly get knocked out of defendng their Champions League title. The arrival of Luís Figo in July 2000 was controversial due to Figo’s defection from FC Barcelona to Real Madrid and thus generating furious reactions from Barcelona fans.

REAL MADRID C.F.


2000-2001


Champions League


Match Worn Shirt


Julio Cesar Santos Correa


REAL MADRID C.F.


2001-2002


Champions League


Match Worn & Unwashed Shirt


Zidane Zinedine


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The 2001-2002 season was the 100th team’s Anniversary season.  Real Madrid wore an all white shirt for the whole season, without shirt sponsorship. In the Champions League, the sleeves included the three stripes of Adidas in blue. A special anniversary’s badge was embroidered on sleeve to celebrate it.

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Real Madrid endured decently worst domestic league performance under Vicente del Bosque managerial, finished just 3rd in the league standings as well as Copa del Rey 2002 failure despite Real Madrid’s world record signings of Zinedine Zidane from Juventus. But Real Madrid’s La Novena’s UEFA Champions League title was a consolation prize, following a 2-1 victory against Bayer Leverkusen in the final thanks to Zidane’s volley goal.

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Real Madrid returned to domestic league glory under Vicente del Bosque managerial after 3-1 victory against Athletic Bilbao in the season finale. But Real Madrid was surprisingly sacked Vicente del Bosque after del Bosque not offered his new contract. Real Madrid were also on course of retaining UEFA Champions League La Decima title before being eliminated by Italian league champions Juventus. In the domestic cup, Real Madrid were also eliminated by eventual Copa del Rey champions RCD Mallorca with 1-5 aggregate loss.


REAL MADRID C.F.


2002-2003


Champions League


Match Worn Shirt


Conceicao Flavio


REAL MADRID C.F.


2002-2003


European Super Cup


Real Madrid vs Feyenoord


Match Worn Shirt


Conceicao Flavio