Sport the difference: Bournemouth v Madrid

Bournemouth and Real Madrid players

Spanish giants Real Madrid may have beaten Bournemouth 6-0 in a friendly on Sunday, but it was a match the Dorset club will never forget.

BBC News looked at how the two compared on and off the pitch.

Compare and contrast Bournemouth Madrid

At a glance

Bournemouth beach

Renowned for its seven miles of award-winning beaches and two piers, Bournemouth is one of the most popular seaside resorts in the UK.

Its attractions include Europe's first artificial surf reef, although it has been out of action since May 2011.

The Bournemouth Balloon is the town's highest attraction and gives visitors panoramic views of the area.

The town is also a popular destination for stag and hen weekends.

Royal Palace, Madrid

The capital of Spain, Madrid boasts a wealth of attractions - among them Real Madrid's Santiago Bernabeu Stadium.

It is also the political and economic centre of Spain, boasting attractions including the Royal Palace, Royal Armoury and Las Ventas Bullring.

The Prado Museum, Reina Sofia National Art Museum and Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum make up Madrid's 'golden triangle' and are considered to be among the most important art galleries in the world.


Estimated at 187,000

Estimated at 3.25m

Unemployment rate

3.1% in May 2013

Source: NOMIS

20.4% in first quarter of 2013

Source: EPA/ONS

Match-day weather forecast

High: 24C Low: 17C

Clear unbroken sunshine for much of the day.

High: 34C Low: 18C

Morning clouds will lift to leave bright sunshine.

The stadiums

The Goldsands Stadium

The Goldsands Stadium has a capacity of about 9,600, although a temporary stand has been built since Bournemouth were promoted to the Championship to increase the ground's capacity by about 2,400.

Santiago Bernabeu Stadium

Real Madrid's Santiago Bernabeu Stadium has a capacity of 85,454.

It is classified by Uefa as an "elite stadium" - an essential condition for hosting European club competition finals such as the Champions League.

Club nicknames

The Cherries

Los Blancos/Los Merengues

Most expensive transfer

Matt Tubbs

Crawley Town striker Matt Tubbs was signed for a club record fee reported to be worth £800,000 in 2012.

Cristiano Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo signed for Real Madrid from Manchester United in 2009 for a world record £80m fee.

Club honours

Promotion to third division - 1970/71 and 1981/82

Third division title - 1986/87

Third division play-off winners - 2002/03

Promotion to League One (third tier) - 2009/10

Promotion to the Championship (second tier) - 2012/13

Third division South Cup winners - 1945/6

Football League Associate Members' Cup (now known as the Johnstone's Paint Trophy) winners - 1983/84

League titles - 32

Copa del Rey winners - 18

Spanish Super Cup winners - 10

League Cup winners - 1984/85

European Cups/UEFA Champions Leagues trophies - 9 (including five in a row)

UEFA Cup wins - 2

UEFA Cup Winners' Cup titles - 2

European Super Cup - 2002

Twitter followers (correct as of 17 July)


Spanish account: 8.21m, English account: 1.89m


Harry Redknapp

Harry Redknapp, who lives in Sandbanks, Dorset, started his managerial career at Bournemouth, becoming caretaker manager in 1982 before being appointed to the role permanently in 1983.

One of the club's most notable successes under his stewardship came when The Cherries knocked Manchester United out of the FA Cup in the third round in 1984.

During Redknapp's time as manager, Bournemouth won promoted to the second tier, but were relegated two years before his departure in 1992.

Harry Redknapp

It was on a trip to Spain to watch Madrid's two main teams, Real and Atletico, play in the Copa del Rey, that Harry Redknapp was mugged.

He said two men fell to their knees and tugged at his trouser legs to distract him while four others took money and items from his pockets during the match.

Redknapp said he did not report the mugging, which happened at Atletico's Vicente Calderon Stadium in January 2011, to police.

He said he did not believe the men knew who he was.

Deloitte Football Money League 2013 ranking

Not ranked

Real Madrid are currently ranked top of Deloitte's Football Money League after becoming the first club in sport to earn more than 500m euros in a year.

Revenue of 512.6m euros (£430.4m) in 2011-12 enabled them to lead the list for the eighth straight season.

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