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Bernebéu Stadium presentation model, 1982
A rare and magnificent silvered bronze model of the legendary 'Estadio Santiago Bernebéu' known simply as 'El Bernebéu', home of Real Madrid Club de Futbol, created as a presentation trophy to commemorate the 1982 World Cup, held at the re-modelled stadium. Mounted on a lacquered ebony base, complete with black leather presentation case with Real Madrid logo embossed on the lid. Spanish, 1982.
Dimensions: 13 x 11 x 4 inches (33 x 28 x 10 cm)
Case dimensions: 18 x 14 x 7 inches (46 x 36 x 18 cm).
Note: Construction work on the original Bernebéu began in October 1944 and was inaugurated in December 1947. Extended and improved for the 1982 World Cup, the Bernebéu has also hosted the European Cup on four occasions, and the UEFA Champions League final. It was named after Real Madrid's 1945 president; Santiago Bernebéu Yeste.
Real Madrid was founded in 1902 and granted royal status in 1920 by King Alfonso XIII. The club is the world's richest football club, and also the world's most valuable, with an estimated value of €3.3 billion.