Nov
14
2008
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Figure Of The Month 50,000,000

On 7 August, Real Madrid travelled to the Colombian capital of Bogota to play a friendly against local team Independiente Santa Fe. After the match, the Spaniards had more than one reason to smile – they left with a 2-1 victory and EUR 1.3 million in appearance money. The match, organised to celebrate the 470th anniversary of the city of Bogota, saw Real travel to Colombia for the first time in more than 50 years. According to recent market research conducted by a US company, more than 50 million people in North and South America would be prepared to dig deep for memorabilia of ! Real Madrid and their great rivals | Barcelona.