With the 2013-14 Champions League reaching its climax on Saturday, we thought it apt to devote Vintage posts to each of the Madrid finalists as an acknowledgement of their outstanding achievement in reaching Lisbon.
With the Atlético Madrid gallery to follow later this week, we concentrate today on Real Madrid and a selection of striking images of los merengues taken from some of their many past European semi-final and final appearances.
1956 European Cup Final, Alfredo Di Stefano for Real Madrid v Reims
1956 European Cup Final, Real Madrid v Reims
1957 European Cup Final, Real Madrid v Fiorentina
1958 European Cup Final, Real Madrid v Milan
1959 European Cup Final, Real Madrid captain Jose Maria Zarraga
1960 European Cup semi-final, Real Madrid v Barcelona
1960 European Cup Final, Di Stefano awaits kick-off
Real Madrid team v Ein Frankfurt, Hampden, European Cup Final 1960
1960 European Cup Final, Real Madrid
1976 European Cup semi-final, Bayern v Real Madrid
1983 ECWC Final, Ricardo Gallego of Real Madrid v Gordon Strachan of Aberdeen
1985 UEFA Cup Final, Real Madrid v Videoton
2002 Champions League Final 2002, Zidane goal, Real Madrid v Leverkusen