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2008–09 Real Madrid C.F. season

Real Madrid
2008–09 season
Chairman Spain Vicente Boluda
Manager Spain Juande Ramos
La Liga 2nd
Supercopa de España Winners
Copa del Rey Round of 32
UEFA Champions League Round of 16
Top goalscorer League:
Gonzalo Higuaín (22)
All:
Gonzalo Higuaín,
Raúl (24)

The 2008–09 season was Real Madrid Club de Fútbol's 78th season in La Liga. This article shows statistics of the club's players in the season, and also lists all matches that the club played in the 2008–09 season.

Players

Squad information

N
P
Nat.
Name
Age
EU
Since
App
Goals
Ends
Transfer fee
Notes
1 GK  ESP Iker Casillas (VC) 28 EU 1999 468 0 2017 Youth system
13 GK  ESP Jordi Codina 27 EU 2007 1 0 2010 Youth system
25 GK  POL Jerzy Dudek 36 EU 2007 13 0 2009 Free
5 DF  ITA Fabio Cannavaro 35 EU 2006 110 2 2009 € 10M
3 DF  POR Pepe 26 EU 2007 64 0 2012 € 30M
21 DF  GER Christoph Metzelder 28 EU 2007 29 0 2010 Free
4 DF  ESP Sergio Ramos 23 EU 2005 176 22 2013 € 27M
2 DF  ESP Míchel Salgado (VC) 33 EU 1999 369 5 2009 € 11M
22 DF  ESP Miguel Torres 23 EU 2007 67 0 2012 Youth system
16 DF  ARG Gabriel Heinze 31 EU 2007 60 3 2011 € 12M
12 DF  BRA Marcelo 21 Non-EU 2007 (Winter) 71 4 2012 € 6.5M
6 MF  FRA Lassana Diarra 23 EU 2009 (Winter) 21 0 2013 € 20M
8 MF  ARG Fernando Gago 23 EU 2007 (Winter) 89 1 2012 € 20M
MF  MLI Mahamadou Diarra 28 EU 2006 97 4 2011 € 26M
24 MF  ESP Javi García 22 EU 2004 21 0 2012 € 4M
MF  ESP Rubén de la Red 23 EU 2004 27 3 2011 € 4.7M
14 MF  ESP Guti (VC) 32 EU 1995 506 77 2010 Youth system
17 MF  ESP Dani Parejo 20 EU 2009 (Winter) 5 0 2011 Youth system
10 MF  NED Wesley Sneijder 24 EU 2007 64 11 2012 € 27M
23 MF  NED Rafael van der Vaart 26 EU 2008 37 5 2013 € 13M
15 MF  NED Royston Drenthe 22 EU 2007 52 4 2012 € 13M
18 MF  FRA Julien Faubert 25 EU 2009 (Winter) 2 0 2009 Loan
11 FW  NED Arjen Robben 24 EU 2007 64 13 2012 € 36M
20 FW  ARG Gonzalo Higuaín 21 EU 2007 (Winter) 72 35 2013 € 13M
7 FW  ESP Raúl (captain) 31 EU 1994 702 316 2011 Youth system
9 FW  ARG Javier Saviola 27 EU 2007 38 7 2011 Free
FW  NED Ruud van Nistelrooy 32 EU 2006 93 63 2010 € 15M
19 FW  NED Klaas-Jan Huntelaar 25 EU 2009 (Winter) 19 8 2013 € 20M
28 FW  ESP Alberto Bueno 21 EU 2008 5 1 Undisclosed Youth system
35 FW  ESP Miquel Palanca 21 EU 2008 3 0 Undisclosed Youth system
36 CB  URU Gary Kagelmacher 21 EU 2008 1 0 Undisclosed Youth system
35 FW  ESP Marcos Tébar 23 EU 2008 1 0 Undisclosed Youth system
  • Last updated: 2009-06-01
  • Source: Players transfer, World Heritage Encyclopedia players' articles,

soccer-spain.com (for EU passport)

  • Ordered by position on pitch.

Players in / out

In

N
P
Nat.
Name
Age
EU
Moving from
Type
Transfer
window
Ends
Transfer
fee
Source
23 MF  NED Van der Vaart 25 EU Hamburger SV Germany Transfer Summer 2013 13M Realmadrid
24 MF  ESP Javi García 21 EU Osasuna Transfer Summer 2012 4M Osasuna
18 MF  ESP De la Red 23 EU Getafe Transfer Summer 2011 4.7m Realmadrid
DF  ARG Garay 21 EU Racing Santander Transfer Summer 2014 10M Realmadrid
MF  ESP González 19 EU Gimnàstic Loan Return Summer Undisclosed n/a
MF  URY García 37 EU Murcia Loan Return Summer Undisclosed n/a
DF  ESP Agus 23 EU Celta de Vigo Loan Return Summer Undisclosed n/a
MF  ESP Granero 20 EU Getafe Loan Return Summer Undisclosed n/a
19 FW  NED Huntelaar 25 EU Ajax Netherlands Transfer Winter 2013 20M Realmadrid
6 MF  FRA Lass 23 EU Portsmouth England Transfer Winter 2013 20M Realmadrid
17 MF  ESP Parejo 19 EU Queens Park Rangers England Loan Return Winter 2017 Realmadrid
18 MF  FRA Faubert 25 EU West Ham United England Loan Winter 2009 Loan Realmadrid

Total spending: Decrease € 71.7 million

Out

N
P
Nat.
Name
Age
EU
Moving to
Type
Transfer
window
Transfer
fee
Source
AM  ESP Parejo 19 EU Queens Park Rangers England Loaned Out Summer n/a Realmadrid
DF  ARG Garay 21 EU Racing Santander Loaned Out Summer n/a Realmadrid
MF  ESP González 20 EU Getafe Transfer Summer 2.2M Getafecf
18 FW  ITA Cassano 25 EU Sampdoria Italy Transfer Summer Free Realmadrid
24 MF  EQG Balboa 23 EU Benfica Portugal Transfer Summer 4.5M Benfica
MF  ESP Granero 20 EU Getafe Transfer Summer 5M Getafecf
9 CF  ESP Soldado 23 EU Getafe Transfer Summer 4M Realmadrid
19 MF  BRA J. Baptista 26 EU Roma Italy Transfer Summer 12M ASRoma
10 LW  BRA Robinho 24 Non-EU Manchester City England Transfer Summer 42M mcfc.co.uk
MF  URY García 31 EU P.A.O.K. Greece End of contract Summer Free Realmadrid

Last updated: 2008-09-01

Total income: Increase € 69.7 million

Squad stats

Total La Liga Champions League Copa del Rey Spanish Super Cup
No.
P
Nat.
Name
Sts
App
Gls
App
Gls
App
Gls
App
Gls
App
Gls
1 GK  ESP Casillas 47 47 38 7 2
4 RB  ESP Ramos 41 42 6 32 4 8 1 2 1
5 CB  ITA Cannavaro 36 37 29 7 1
3 CB  POR Pepe 32 32 26 5 1
16 LB  ARG Heinze 34 34 2 24 2 7 1 2
8 DM  ARG Gago 31 35 1 28 1 6 1
10 CM  NED Sneijder 23 27 2 22 2 4 1
12 LB  BRA Marcelo 29 34 4 27 4 5 2
11 RW  NED Robben 32 37 8 29 7 6 1 2
7 SS  ESP Raúl 44 47 24 37 18 7 3 1 3 2
20 FW  ARG Higuaín 39 44 24 34 22 7 2 1 1 1
23 AM  NED Van der Vaart 21 42 5 32 5 7 1 2
6 DM  FRA Lass 21 21 19 2
14 AM  ESP Guti 19 27 3 18 3 6 1 2
19 FW  NED Huntelaar 13 19 8 19 8
FW  NED Van Nistelrooy 12 12 10 6 4 4 3 2 3
DM  MLI Diarra 12 15 9 3 1 2
22 RB  ESP Miguel Torres 11 17 14 1 2
21 CB  GER Metzelder 10 14 12 1 1
2 RB  ESP M. Salgado 10 13 9 1 2 1
15 LM  NED Drenthe 9 28 20 5 2 1
CM  ESP De la Red 8 11 2 7 1 1 1 2 1
9 FW  ARG Saviola 4 14 2 8 1 4 2 1
24 DM  ESP Javi García 4 21 15 3 2 1
25 GK  POL Dudek 3 3 1 2
17 CM  ESP Parejo 5 5
28 FW  ESP Bueno 6 1 3 1 2 1
35 RW  ESP Palanca 3 3
18 MF  FRA Faubert 2 2
36 CB  URU Gary 1 1 1
37 DM  ESP Tébar 1 1
13 GK  ESP Codina

Last updated: 2009-06-01
Source: Match reports in Soccernet.espn
Ordered by start team, game starts and position on pitch (from back right to front left)
0 shown as blank

Top assister

P Player Position League Copa del Rey Champions League Total
1 Argentina Gonzalo Higuaín Forward 8 0 0 8
2 Spain Guti Midfielder 5 1 2 8
3 Netherlands Arjen Robben Forward 6 0 1 7
4 Spain Raúl Forward 5 1 0 6
5 Argentina Fernando Gago Midfielder 6 0 0 6
6 Netherlands Rafael van der Vaart Midfielder 4 0 1 5

Last updated: 2009-06-01
Source: Soccernet.espn

Long-term injury list

Date Player Injury Estimated Return Date
October 2008 Spain Rubén de la Red Acute syncope Unknown[1]
November 2008 Netherlands Ruud van Nistelrooy Torn meniscus in right knee July 2009[2]
November 2008 Mali Mahamadou Diarra Grade IV chondral injury on inner and outer femoral condyle; on lateral tibia plateau. Complex tear on outer meniscus in right knee. June-September 2009[3]

Last updated: 2009-06-01
Source: Realmadrid.com

Suspension list

Date Player Suspension Reason Estimated Return Date
April 2009 Portugal Pepe Fighting 10 Matches[4]

Last updated: 2009-06-01
Source: Realmadrid.com

Disciplinary record

N
P
Nat.
Name
Notes
4 RB  ESP Ramos 14 0 1
8 DM  ARG Gago 10 1 0
12 LB  BRA Marcelo 10 1 1
23 AM  NED Van der Vaart 8 0 1
3 CB  POR Pepe 7 0 1
2 RB  ESP M. Salgado 5 0 1
10 AM  NED Sneijder 7 0 0
6 DM  FRA Lass 6 0 0
16 LB  ARG Heinze 5 1 0
24 DM  ESP Javi García 5 0 0
20 FW  ARG Higuaín 5 0 0
14 CM  ESP Guti 5 0 0
11 RW  NED Robben 4 1 0
7 FW  ESP Raúl 4 0 0
1 GK  ESP Casillas 3 0 0
5 CB  ITA Cannavaro 3 0 0
19 FW  NED Huntelaar 1 1 0

Last updated: 2009-06-01
Source: LFP.com
Only competitive matches
sending offs by a direct red card.
.

Start formations

Qnt Formation Match(es)
30 4-3-3 6-8,11-13,16-17,19-35,41,43-44,47-49
5 4-2-3-1 All other matches
14 4-4-2 1-2,10,14,18,36-40,42,45-46,50

Last updated: 2009-06-01
Source: Match reports in Competitive matches
Only competitive matches.

  • It should be pointed out that Real is neither playing 4-3-3 nor 4-4-2, but a hybrid formation between both.

Club

Coaching staff

Position Staff
Head coach Spain Juande Ramos
Assistant coach Spain Marcos Álvarez
Physical trainer Italy Valter di Salvo
Fitness coach Spain Jordi García
Goalkeepers coach Spain Pedro Luis Jaro

Source: realmadridfans

Kit

Supplier: Adidas
Sponsor(s): bwin.com

Home
Away
Third Kit

Source:

Other information

President Spain Vicente Boluda
Honorary Life President Argentina Colombia Spain Alfredo di Stéfano
Vice-president Spain José Ignacio Rivero
Vice-president Spain Amador Suárez
Secretary of the Board Spain Manuel Serrano
Director of football Montenegro Predrag Mijatović
Technical Secretary Spain Miguel Ángel Portugal
Ground (capacity and dimensions) Santiago Bernabéu (80,400 / 107x72m)
Budget 351.8 m

Source: El club más laureado del mundo, Santiago Bernabéu Stadium and Real Madrid closes the best year in its history

Competitions

Overall

As in the last eleven seasons,[5] Real Madrid will be present in all major competitions, including the First division and the Copa del Rey in Spain and the UEFA Champions League in Europe. They will also contest Spanish Super Cup as the winners of the league last season.

As of 25 June
Competition Started round Current
position / round
Final
position / round
First match Last match
Spanish Super Cup Final Winner 2008-08-17 2008-08-24
La Liga 2nd 2008-09-14 2009-05-31
Champions League Group stage Round of 16 2008-09-17 2009-03-10
Copa del Rey 2008-10-30 2008-11-11

Last updated: 2009-06-01
Source: Competitions

La Liga

Standings

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Barcelona 38 27 6 5 105 35 +70 87 2009–10 UEFA Champions League Group stage
2 Real Madrid 38 25 3 10 83 52 +31 78
3 Sevilla 38 21 7 10 54 39 +15 70

Updated to games played on 2009-06-01.
Source: La Liga 2008–09
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
(Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament indicated; (TQ) = Qualified to tournament, but not yet to the particular phase indicated; (DQ) = Disqualified from tournament.

Results summary

Overall Home Away
Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts W D L GF GA GD W D L GF GA GD
38 25 3 10 83 52 +31 78 14 2 3 49 27 +22 11 1 7 34 25 +9

Last updated: 2009-06-01.
Source: LFP

Results by round

Round 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38
Ground A H A H A H A H A H A H A H A H H A H H A H A H A H A H A H A H A H A A H A
Result
Position

Last updated: 2009-06-01.
Source: Competitive Matches
Ground: A = Away; H = Home. Result: D = Draw; L = Lose; W = Win; P = Postponed.

2008–09 Champions League

Group H

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Italy Juventus 6 3 3 0 7 3 +4 12
Spain Real Madrid 6 4 0 2 9 5 +4 12
Russia Zenit St. Petersburg 6 1 2 2 4 7 -3 5
Belarus BATE 6 0 3 3 3 8 -5 3

First Knockout Stage

Date Opponent H / A Result
F – A
Scorers Referee Attendance
25 February 2009 England Liverpool H 1 – 0 Roberto Rosetti 80,354
10 March 2009 England Liverpool A 4 – 0 Frank De Bleeckere 45,362

Last updated: 2009-03-14
Source: UEFA Champions League 2008–09

Matches

Competitive

M
Date
Tournament
Round
Ground
Opponent
Score1
Report
1 17 August 2008 Spanish Super Cup 1st leg A Valencia 2 – 3
2 24 August 2008 Spanish Super Cup 2nd leg H Valencia 4 – 2
3 31 August 2008 La Liga 1 A Deportivo La Coruña 1 – 2
4 14 September 2008 La Liga 2 H Numancia 4 – 3
5 17 September 2008 Champions League Group stage H BATE Belarus 2 – 0
6 21 September 2008 La Liga 3 A Racing Santander 2 – 0
7 24 September 2008 La Liga 4 H Sporting de Gijón 7 – 1
8 27 September 2008 La Liga 5 A Betis 2 – 1
9 30 September 2008 Champions League Group stage A Russia Zenit St. Petersburg Russia 2 – 1
10 5 October 2008 La Liga 6 H Espanyol 2 – 2
11 19 October 2008 La Liga 7 A Atlético Madrid 2 – 1
12 21 October 2008 Champions League Group stage A Italy Juventus Italy 1 – 2
13 26 October 2008 La Liga 8 H Athletic Bilbao 3 – 2
14 30 October 2008 Copa del Rey A Real Unión 2 – 3
15 2 November 2008 La Liga 9 A Almería 1 – 1
16 5 November 2008 Champions League Group stage H Juventus Italy 0 – 2
17 8 November 2008 La Liga 10 H Málaga 4 – 3
18 11 November 2008 Copa del Rey H Real Unión 4 – 3
19 15 November 2008 La Liga 11 A Valladolid 0 – 1
20 22 November 2008 La Liga 12 H Recreativo 1 – 0
21 25 November 2008 Champions League Group stage A Belarus BATE Belarus 1 – 0
22 29 November 2008 La Liga 13 A Getafe 1 – 3
23 7 December 2008 La Liga 14 H Sevilla 3 – 4
24 10 December 2008 Champions League Group stage H Zenit St. Petersburg Russia 3 – 0
25 14 December 2008 La Liga 15 A Barcelona 0 – 2
26 20 December 2008 La Liga 16 H Valencia 1 – 0
27 4 January 2009 La Liga 17 H Villarreal 1 – 0
28 11 January 2009 La Liga 18 A Mallorca 3 – 0
29 18 January 2009 La Liga 19 H Osasuna 3 – 1
30 25 January 2009 La Liga 20 H Deportivo La Coruña 1 – 0
31 31 January 2009 La Liga 21 A Numancia 2 – 0
32 8 February 2009 La Liga 22 H Racing Santander 1 – 0
33 15 February 2009 La Liga 23 A Sporting de Gijón 4 – 0
34 22 February 2009 La Liga 24 H Betis 6 – 1
35 25 February 2009 Champions League First knockout round H Liverpool England 0 – 1
36 1 March 2009 La Liga 25 A Espanyol 2 – 0
37 8 March 2009 La Liga 26 H Atlético Madrid 1 – 1
38 10 March 2009 Champions League First knockout round A England Liverpool England 0 – 4
39 15 March 2009 La Liga 27 A Athletic Bilbao 5 – 2
40 22 March 2009 La Liga 28 H Almería 3 – 0
41 5 April 2009 La Liga 29 A Málaga 1 – 0
42 12 April 2009 La Liga 30 H Valladolid 2 – 0
43 19 April 2009 La Liga 31 A Recreativo 1 – 0
44 22 April 2009 La Liga 32 H Getafe 3 – 2
45 26 April 2009 La Liga 33 A Sevilla 4 – 2
46 2 May 2009 La Liga 34 H Barcelona 2 – 6
47 10 May 2009 La Liga 35 A Valencia 0 – 3
48 16 May 2009 La Liga 36 A Villarreal 2 – 3
49 24 May 2009 La Liga 37 H Mallorca 1 – 3
50 31 May 2009 La Liga 38 A Osasuna 1 – 2

Last updated: 2009-06-01
Source: Super Cup
1Real Madrid goals come first.
National flags for Ground and Opponent columns are only shown when different to that of Real Madrid.
M = Match; Ground: H = Home, A = Away, N = Neutral, HR = Home replacement, AR = Away replacement.

Friendly

M
Date
Tournament
Round
Ground
Opponent
Score1
Report
1 27 July 2008 Pre-season A Austria LASK Linz Austria 3 – 2
2 2 August 2008 Emirates Cup 1 N England Hamburger SV Germany 2 – 1
3 3 August 2008 Emirates Cup 2 A England Arsenal England 0 – 1
4 8 August 2008 Friendly A Colombia Santa Fe Colombia 2 – 1
5 12 August 2008 Friendly A Germany Eintracht Frankfurt Germany 1 – 1
6 27 August 2008 Trofeo Santiago Bernabéu H Sporting CP Portugal 5 – 3

Last updated: 2008-07-17
Source: Friendlies
1Real Madrid goals come first.
Country's flag depict country of foreign team to that of Real Madrid.
Ground: H = Home; A = Away; N = Neutral; HR = Home replacement; AR = Away replacement; GD = Goal difference

Notes and references

See also

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