2014–15 Real Madrid C.F. season

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Real Madrid
2014–15 season
President Florentino Pérez
Manager Carlo Ancelotti
Stadium Estadio Santiago Bernabéu
La Liga 13th
Copa del Rey Round of 32
Supercopa de España Runners-up
UEFA Champions League Group stage
UEFA Super Cup Winners
FIFA Club World Cup Semi-finals
Top goalscorer League:
Cristiano Ronaldo (2)
All:
Cristiano Ronaldo (4)
Highest home attendance 85,253 (vs Atlético, 13 September 2014)
Lowest home attendance 70,356 (vs Córdoba, 25 August 2014)
Average home league attendance 77,168
Home colours
Away colours
Third colours

The 2014–15 season is Real Madrid Club de Fútbol's 111th season in existence and the club's 84th consecutive season in the top flight of Spanish football. It covers a period from 1 July 2014 to 30 June 2015.

Season overview[edit]

Preseason[edit]

On 25 June, Zinedine Zidane was named as the coach of Real Madrid Castilla and will manage the B team,[1] while Real Madrid confirmed the appointment of Fernando Hierro as an assistant coach to Carlo Ancelotti, replacing Zidane.[2]

Real Madrid's pre-season began on 14 July. Ancelotti had 22 players at his disposal, including 12 from Castilla. The players who were involved in the 2014 FIFA World Cup were still on vacation.[3]

On 17 July, Madrid signed World Cup winner Toni Kroos on a six-year deal for a fee around €25M–€30M. Kroos became Madrid's first summer signing of the season.[4][5][6][7][8][9]

Álvaro Morata was sold to Juventus for a fee of €20M, while Madrid has the option of resigning him for a fee of €30M after the first year and €36M after the second.[10][11] while Denis Cheryshev and Casemiro were loaned to Villareal and Porto respectively, for the upcoming season.[12][13]

On 21 July, Madrid set off on their pre-season tour of the United States. 19 players were among the travelling party, with Ancelotti opting to take nine from Real Madrid Castilla to compensate for the absences of Madrid’s World Cup players, who remained on holiday. However, Xabi Alonso, Pepe and Fábio Coentrão did fly to the US and cut their summer breaks short and joined the rest of the team. Jesé stayed in Madrid to go on with his treatment at Valdebebas.[14][15]

Madrid reached an agreement with Monaco on 22 July for World Cup Golden Boot winner James Rodríguez, who signed a six-year contract for a fee of €75M, becoming the fourth most expensive player in world football, behind Cristiano Ronaldo, Gareth Bale, and Luis Suárez.[16][17]

August[edit]

Costa Rican goalkeeper Keylor Navas was signed from Levante for €10M following his exuberant performances in the 2014 World Cup.[18]

A day later, Jesús Fernández switched sides and joined Levante for a reported fee of €500,000.[19]

In their first competitive match of the season, Madrid played Sevilla in the 2014 edition of the UEFA Super Cup. The game served as the debuts for World Cup stars James Rodríguez and Toni Kroos as Madrid defeated the Europa League winners. On the half hour mark, Cristiano Ronaldo broke the deadlock and helped Madrid to lead 1–0 at half time. In the second half, it was again Ronaldo again who scored and the game ended 2–0 which helped Madrid to capture their second title.[20][21]

The following day, Madrid had reached an agreement with Milan for the transfer of Diego López to the Italian club.[22]

In the 2014 Supercopa de España against Atlético Madrid, Real finished their home leg with 1–1 after goals from James Rodríguez and Raúl García going into the Estadio Vicente Calderón.[23] Mario Mandžukić shocked Real early on after just two minutes in the second leg with the only goal of the match, which meant that Atlético won the title.[24][25]

After months of speculation, Ángel Di María completed his move to Manchester United for a British record fee of €75m (£59.7m) on 26 August. The deal also includes a possible of €5.5m (£4.3m) in adds on.[26][27][28]

Xabi Alonso joined FC Bayern Munich for €10m on 29 August 2014.[29][30]

After winning their first league match against Córdoba CF 2–0 by goals from Karim Benzema and Cristiano Ronaldo,[31] Madrid lost their first game in this years league campaign at Real Sociedad 2–4. Even though the "Los Blancos" took the early two-goal lead by Sergio Ramos and Gareth Bale, Sociedad tied the game at halftime before they went on to score two more in the second half.[32][33]

September[edit]

On 1 September 2014, Madrid signed Javier Hernández on a season-long loan deal from Manchester United. Real Madrid has the option to buy the player for a fee of €22m.[34][35] He will be Real Madrid's first Mexican player in 22 years, with Hugo Sánchez being the last one to play there.[36]

The match between Real and Atlético was the third meeting of this season already.[37] After the visitors took the early lead, Ronaldo scored the equalizer through a penalty before Arda Turan scored the decisive goal 14 minutes before the end of the match.[38] Real lost two of their first three league matches before facing FC Basel in the 2014–15 UEFA Champions League.

Squad[edit]

N
P
Nat.
Name
Age
EU
Since
App
Goals
Ends
Transfer fee
Notes
1 GK  ESP Casillas, IkerIker Casillas (captain) 33 EU 1999 684 0 2017 Youth system
2 CB  FRA Varane, RaphaelRaphaël Varane 21 EU 2011 73 4 2017 !B9976974149070 €10M
3 CB  POR Pepe 31 EU 2007 253 10 2016 !B9965988026183 €30M Second nationality: Brazil
4 CB  ESP Ramos, SergioSergio Ramos (vice-captain) 28 EU 2005 409 49 2017 !B9966677954898 €28M
5 LB  POR Coentrao, FabioFábio Coentrão 26 EU 2011 86 1 2017 !B9965988026183 €30M
6 DM  GER Khedira, SamiSami Khedira 27 EU 2010 146 9 2015 !B9975150933502 €12M Second nationality: Tunisia
7 LW  POR Ronaldo, CristianoCristiano Ronaldo 29 EU 2009 251 256 2018 !B9954567052177 €94M
8 CM  GER Kroos, ToniToni Kroos 24 EU 2014 6 0 2020 !B9967811241751 €25M
9 CF  FRA Benzema, KarimKarim Benzema 26 EU 2009 241 112 2019 !B9964446519385 €35M Second nationality: Algeria
10 AM  COL Rodríguez, JamesJames Rodríguez 23 Non-EU 2014 6 1 2020 !B9956179733653 €80M
11 RW  WAL Bale, GarethGareth Bale 25 EU 2013 50 23 2019 !B9954891404934 €91M
12 LB  BRA Marcelo (vice-captain) 26 EU 2007 (Winter) 272 19 2018 !B9981281978230 €6.5M Second nationality: Spain
13 GK  CRC Navas, KeylorKeylor Navas 27 Non-EU 2014 0 0 2020 !B9976974149070 €10M
14 CF  MEX Hernández, JavierJavier Hernández 26 Non-EU 2014 1 0 2015 Loan
15 RB  ESP Carvajal, DaniDani Carvajal 22 EU 2013 50 2 2019 !B9981281978230 €6.5M Originally from youth system
17 RB  ESP Arbeloa, AlvaroÁlvaro Arbeloa 31 EU 2009 196 4 2016 !B9984959226032 €4.5M Originally from youth system
18 CB  ESP Nacho 24 EU 2012 35 0 2021 Youth system
19 CM  CRO Modric, LukaLuka Modrić 29 EU 2012 110 6 2018 !B9965988026183 €30M
20 LW  ESP Jesé 21 EU 2011 33 8 2018 Youth system
23 AM  ESP Isco 22 EU 2013 58 11 2018 !B9967419034619 €26M
24 DM  ESP Illarramendi, AsierAsier Illarramendi 24 EU 2013 50 3 2019 !B9964736394753 €34M
25 GK  ESP Pacheco, FernandoFernando Pacheco 22 EU 2014 1 0 2019 Youth system
  • Last updated: 13 September 2014
  • Source: RealMadrid.com
  • Ordered by squad number.

Transfers[edit]

In[edit]

N
P
Nat.
Name
Age
EU
Moving from
Type
Transfer
window
Ends
Transfer
fee
Source
8 CM  GER Kroos, ToniToni Kroos 24 EU Bayern Munich Germany Transfer Summer 2020 €25M Real Madrid C.F.
10 AM  COL Rodríguez, JamesJames Rodríguez 23 Non-EU Monaco France Transfer Summer 2020 €80M Real Madrid C.F.
13 GK  CRC Navas, KeylorKeylor Navas 27 Non-EU Levante Transfer Summer 2020 €10M Real Madrid C.F.
14 CF  MEX Hernández, JavierJavier Hernández 26 Non-EU Manchester United England Loan Summer 2015 €2.5M Real Madrid C.F.
25 GK  ESP Fernando Pacheco 22 EU Real Madrid Castilla Promoted Summer 2019 N/A Real Madrid C.F.

Total expenditure: €117.5M

Out[edit]

N
P
Nat.
Name
Age
EU
Moving to
Type
Transfer
window
Transfer
fee
Source
CM  TUR Sahin, NuriNuri Şahin 25 EU Borussia Dortmund Germany Transfer Summer €7M Borussia Dortmund
RW  RUS Cheryshev, DenisDenis Cheryshev 23 EU Villarreal Loan Summer N/A Real Madrid C.F.
13 GK  ESP Jesús 26 EU Levante Transfer Summer €0.5M Levante UD
14 CM  ESP Xabi Alonso 32 EU Bayern Munich Germany Transfer Summer €10M FC Bayern Munich
16 DM  BRA Casemiro 22 Non-EU Porto Portugal Loan Summer €1.5M Real Madrid C.F.
21 CF  ESP Morata, AlvaroÁlvaro Morata 21 EU Juventus Italy Transfer Summer €20M Juventus F.C.
22 RW  ARG Di Maria, AngelÁngel Di María 26 Non-EU Manchester United England Transfer Summer €75M Manchester United F.C.
25 GK  ESP Diego López 32 EU Milan Italy Transfer Summer Free A.C. Milan

Total revenue: €121.5M[A]

Net income: Increase €4M

Notes
  1. ^ Includes €7.5 million received from Zenit Saint Petersburg for the transfer of former Real Madrid player Ezequiel Garay from Benfica on 25 June 2014.[39]

Pre-season and friendlies[edit]

Competitions[edit]

Overall[edit]

Competition Started round Current
position / round
Final
position / round
First match Last match
UEFA Super Cup Final Winners 12 August 2014
2014 Supercopa de España Final Runner-up 19 August 2014 22 August 2014
FIFA Club World Cup Semifinal 16 December 2014 20 December 2014
La Liga 10th 25 August 2014
Copa del Rey Round of 32 Round of 32
UEFA Champions League Group stage Group stage

Last updated: 31 August 2014
Source: Competitions

Overview[edit]

Competition Record
G W D L GF GA GD Win %
La Liga 3 1 0 2 5 6 -1 33.33
Copa del Rey 0 0 0 0 0 0 +0 !
Champions League 0 0 0 0 0 0 +0 !
UEFA Super Cup 1 1 0 0 2 0 +2 100.000
FIFA Club World Cup 0 0 0 0 0 0 +0 !
Supercopa de España 2 0 1 1 1 2 -1 00.00
Total 6 2 1 3 8 8 +0 33.33

UEFA Super Cup[edit]

Main article: 2014 UEFA Super Cup

Supercopa de España[edit]

See also: Madrid derby

FIFA Club World Cup[edit]

La Liga[edit]

Main article: 2014–15 La Liga

League table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
Head-to-head
11 Athletic Bilbao 3 1 0 2 3 3 0 3
12 Eibar 2 1 0 1 2 2 0 3
13 Real Madrid 3 1 0 2 5 6 −1 3
14 Getafe 3 1 0 2 2 5 −3 3
15 Rayo Vallecano 3 0 2 1 4 5 −1 2

Source: ESPN
Rules for classification: 1st points; 2nd head-to-head points; 3rd head-to-head goal difference; 4th head-to-head goals scored; 5th goal difference; 6th number of goals scored; 7th Fair-play points
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.

Results summary[edit]

Overall Home Away
Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts W D L GF GA GD W D L GF GA GD
3 1 0 2 5 6 −1 3 1 0 1 3 2 +1 0 0 1 2 4 −2

Last updated: 13 September 2014.
Source: Matches

Results by round[edit]

Round 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38
Ground H A H A H A H A H A H A A H A H A H A A H A H A H A H A H A H H A H A H A H
Result W L L
Position 3 10

Last updated: 13 September 2014.
Source: Matches
Ground: A = Away; H = Home. Result: D = Draw; L = Lose; W = Win; P = Postponed.

Matches[edit]

Copa del Rey[edit]

Round of 32[edit]

UEFA Champions League[edit]

Group stage[edit]

Key to colours in group tables
Group winners and runners-up advance to the round of 16
Third-placed teams enter the Europa League round of 32

See 2014–15 UEFA Champions League group stage#Tiebreakers for tiebreakers if two or more teams are equal on points.

Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Spain Real Madrid 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Switzerland Basel 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
England Liverpool 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Bulgaria Ludogorets Razgrad 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Squad statistics[edit]

Statistics[edit]

No. Nat Pos Player Total La Liga Copa UEFA CL Other1
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
1 Spain GK Iker Casillas 6 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
2 France DF Raphaël Varane 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
3 Portugal DF Pepe 5 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
4 Spain DF Sergio Ramos 6 1 3 1 0 0 0 0 3 0
5 Portugal DF Fábio Coentrão 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
6 Germany MF Sami Khedira 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7 Portugal FW Cristiano Ronaldo 5 4 2 2 0 0 0 0 3 2
8 Germany MF Toni Kroos 6 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
9 France FW Karim Benzema 6 1 3 1 0 0 0 0 3 0
10 Colombia MF James Rodríguez 6 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 1
11 Wales FW Gareth Bale 6 1 3 1 0 0 0 0 3 0
12 Brazil DF Marcelo 5 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
13 Costa Rica GK Keylor Navas 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
14 Mexico FW Javier Hernández 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
15 Spain DF Dani Carvajal 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
17 Spain DF Álvaro Arbeloa 3 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
18 Spain DF Nacho 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
19 Croatia MF Luka Modrić 6 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
20 Spain FW Jesé 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
23 Spain MF Isco 5 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
24 Spain MF Asier Illarramendi 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Argentina MF Ángel Di María 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Spain MF Xabi Alonso 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0

1 Includes 2014 Supercopa de España, 2014 UEFA Super Cup and 2014 FIFA Club World Cup.

† denotes players that left the club during the season.

Goals[edit]

Rank Player Position La Liga UEFA CL Copa Other1 Total
1 Portugal Cristiano Ronaldo LW 2 0 0 2 4
2 Wales Gareth Bale RW 1 0 0 0 1
France Karim Benzema FW 1 0 0 0
Spain Sergio Ramos CB 1 0 0 0
Colombia James Rodríguez AM 0 0 0 1

1 Includes 2014 Supercopa de España, 2014 UEFA Super Cup and 2014 FIFA Club World Cup.

Discipline[edit]

N P Nat. Name La Liga UEFA CL Cups1 Total Notes
Yellow card Second yellow card Red card Yellow card Second yellow card Red card Yellow card Second yellow card Red card Yellow card Second yellow card Red card
19 MF  CRO Luka Modrić 1 1 1 2 1
15 DF  ESP Dani Carvajal 1 1 2
23 MF  ESP Isco 1 1 2
4 DF  ESP Sergio Ramos 2 2
7 FW  POR Cristiano Ronaldo 1 1
8 MF  GER Toni Kroos 1 1
9 FW  FRA Karim Benzema 1 1
10 MF  COL James Rodríguez 1 1
14 FW  MEX Javier Hernández 1 1
17 DF  ESP Álvaro Arbeloa 1 1
MF  ESP Xabi Alonso 2 2

Last updated: 13 September 2014
Source: Matches
Only competitive matches
Ordered by Red card, Second yellow card and Yellow card
Yellow card = Number of bookings; Second yellow card = Number of sending offs after a second yellow card; Red card = Number of sending offs by a direct red card.
1 Includes 2014–15 Copa del Rey, 2014 Supercopa de España, 2014 UEFA Super Cup and 2014 FIFA Club World Cup.

† denotes players that left the club during the season.

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