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Meet the fan who has brought luck to Real Madrid in every UCL final since 1998

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As the UEFA Champions League final drew closer, we couldn’t help but notice some of the interesting rituals and superstitions that Real Madrid faithfully follow before every big game. 

These traditions are more than just habits; they are cherished practices that the team believes bring them good fortune. 

For example, Toni Kroos has his own quirky routine with the team bus, the club specifically selects the airline crew that travels with them, and the fans create special tifos, or banners, to show their support, which was again beautifully displayed at Wembley.

Another good luck charm for Real Madrid

Among these fascinating customs, there is one story that truly stands out, adding a touch of magic to Real Madrid’s journey. 

There is a devoted Real Madrid fan who has been travelling to every UEFA Champions League final that Madrid have played since 1998, carrying with him a handmade trophy. 

This fan isn not just a supporter; he has become a symbol of good luck for the team. Astonishingly, since this tradition began, Real Madrid have won every single one of the eight finals they have played.

This fan has attended every UEFA Champions League final that Real Madrid have played since 1998 (Photo courtesy: X)

The magic started back in 1998 when Real Madrid faced Juventus in a nail-biting match. The game ended with a 1-0 victory for Madrid, and the joy in the Spanish capital was indescribable. 

Just a couple of years later, the team brought the title back home again after defeating Valencia in the 1999-2000 final at the Stade de France in Saint-Denis, France.

Unbeaten run in the finals

Since then, the beginning of the new century has seen Real Madrid consistently reaching the pinnacle of European football. 

Each final they have played in has ended in triumph, reinforcing the belief that the devoted fan and his handmade trophy are their lucky charm. 

Most recently, this incredible streak continued with a memorable 2-0 victory over Borussia Dortmund, proving once again that the magic is very much alive.

The journey of this devoted fan, travelling far and wide to support his beloved team, is a heartwarming tale of dedication and passion. 

His belief in the handmade trophy and the team’s unwavering success in the finals creates a beautiful story that transcends the sport itself. 

It is a testament to the power of faith, tradition, and the unbreakable bond between a football club and its supporters.

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Ancelotti-favourite defender will leave Real Madrid if club signs 23-year-old ace

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With Kylian Mbappe’s signing now a completed objective, Real Madrid turn to what was always considered the second most critical operation of this summer – Alphonso Davies.

The Canadian full-back has been on Los Blancos’ radar for a while now, but with his contract with Bayern Munich running until 2025, his signing is seen to be a tad bit more complicated.

The Bavarians’ firm stance that they wish to persist with the speedster, needless to say, has only made the objective more complicated for Los Blancos.

No room for three

Despite Bayern Munich’s repeated advances towards Davies in recent weeks, Real Madrid are firm that they will attempt to sign the player this summer.

In light of the Canadian full-back’s possible arrival, Cadena SER reveals that Ferland Mendy will almost certainly leave Real Madrid if Davies’ signing is pulled off.

Carlo Ancelotti is clear that he has no room for three left-backs in his squad. One of Fran Garcia and Mendy must thus leave the Spanish capital in such a scenario and the Frenchman is better placed on that front.

Ferland Mendy (L) could leave Real Madrid if Davies arrives.. (Photo by Lars Baron/Getty Images)

Mendy’s current deal in Madrid runs out next year and the player has been informed that a decision over his future at the club will be taken shortly.

On track with Davies

The Spanish outlet also reveal that the Canadian speedster rejected an offer from Bayern Munich in recent hours and that his departure from the Bavarian capital is not ruled out.

Bayern Munich demand a sum of €50 million for the dynamic full-back. Real Madrid, however, have set a spending limit of €30 million for the youngster and will not exceed that sum in any scenario.

Vincent Kompany’s men thus have a critical decision to make, for allowing Davies to run down the final year on his deal may well back-fire as did the case of Kylian Mbappe with PSG.

Real Madrid, as it stands, appear to be in the driver’s seat.

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