The Real Madrid Foundation presents the book ‘La Decimocuarta. The Champions of the remontadas’
NEWS STORY. 01/30/2023
“It’s the story of our emotions and our dreams, which don’t stop there,” explained Florentino Pérez.
The Real Madrid Foundation presented the book The decimocuarta. The comeback champions (“The Decimacuarta. La Ligue des Champions des remontadas”, in French) in the auditorium of the Ciudad Real Madrid offices. In addition to the author of the book, Enrique Ortego, the president Florentino Pérez, José Creuheras, president of the Planeta y Atresmedia group The event was attended also Enrique Sánchez, executive vice president of the Real Madrid Foundation, Nacho, Modrić and Carvajal, captains of the first football team, coach Carlo Ancelotti and legends Roberto Carlos, Casillas, Arbeloa and Felipe Reyes.
After a moving video with the best moments of the coronation of the Decimacuartathe Real Madrid president intervened: “Today is a very special day for everyone Madridistas. All that we hear and have experienced is found within the pages of this new book. It’s the story of our emotions and our dreams, which don’t stop there. We always want more and that’s why each title is an incentive to continue to amplify this legend and this myth that is Real Madrid. We wrote this story together. And it is together that we will write the story to come.
“The book The comeback champions is already part of a collection that was launched in Lisbon with the Tithinga moment that always moves us, us Madridistas. It is the fruit of an eternal love story between the European Cup and Real Madrid. The Madridistas and the fans, we who feel this passion for football all over the world, will never forget how Real Madrid won the 14th European Cup.”
Magical nights at the Bernabéu
“The magical nights at the Bernabéu find their explanation in these values. The Real Madrid shirt and crest symbolize not only success, but above all the path to get there. Titles are won with work, sacrifice, respect, humility, solidarity and having an unshakeable faith in what is sacred to us: Real Madrid never gives up and gives everything until the end.”
“It’s the explanation of what happened last season too. A team with players who feel this shirt in a special way, who are Madridistas, who are always hungry for titles and victories, and who correspond perfectly to all these values which are the basis of our identity. Players who are already legends of Real Madrid and world football. And a coach like Carlo Ancelotti, who has been able to create a family atmosphere and climate around this team of extraordinary players.”
The Real Madrid crowd
“With an audience that is the best in the world, they have made the Santiago Bernabéu once again a magical territory where the madridista lived, once again, his dreams. This communion between our audience and our team is also a way of understanding life. It’s an attitude we have Madridistas to face the most difficult moments. When everything seems over, we try what for many seems impossible.”
Jose Creuheras: “It is a work of which we feel proud to participate in book form”
“It’s a work that we feel proud to participate in in the form of a book. Football is visual, you have to live it, but when there are gestures like this it’s another way to remember them. It’s like a photo album. When it’s in a book , seems to matter more. Florentino Pérez has the quality of the greats and referents of history: you do something extraordinary a very ordinary thing. Real Madrid still believe in it until the end and will continue to write history. We will be there to tell it in a book”.
Enrique Ortego: “The libero takes us on a journey through the most exciting four months in the club’s history”
“It is an incomparable feat because winning four Champions Leagues in the last eight years is something unprecedented in the history of the competition. This book takes us on a journey through the tunnel of time and remembers everything that happened last season. We had the most exciting moment four months in the history of a club with more than 120 years of history to be relived in the book The comeback champions, is to immerse yourself in the world of emotions. The heroes of the feat tell us about their own exploits. These are six stories that form the backbone of the book.”