New Chapter: Real Madrid launch women’s team

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After 118 years, Real Madrid will finally launch a women’s team as the club confirmed that they have sent corresponding documentation to the Spanish Football Federation in order to make effective the merger by absorption of Club Deportivo Tacón, a women’s football club.

In September 2019, Madrid announced that they were to absorb Club Deportivo Tacón, a women’s club based in Madrid and that was approved by the Extraordinary General Assembly of Committed Members held on 15 September 2019.

Tacon competes in the top division of Spanish women’s football – Primera División Femenina de Fútbol and finished 10th in the 16-team division as the season ended prematurely as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.

Tacon, now Real Madrid Feminino, were promoted to the Primera Division in May 2019 and founded in 2014.

In a statement released on Wednesday, Madrid said: “The Royal Spanish Football Federation has informed us that said documentation is correct, so the merger will be effective when the current 2019/20 football season is definitively concluded.

“Real Madrid will play the women’s football competitions from the 2020/21 season, with Real Madrid City as the venue for the team’s matches and training sessions.”

The Spanish giants’ women’s football section will be made up of the senior and under-16s to under-19s teams.

“A youth structure that will allow us to remain faithful to our philosophy of identifying, training and developing young talent. Our teams will also play their respective competitions from the 2020/21 season,” reads the club statement.

“Real Madrid are looking forward to this new challenge with a commitment to promoting women’s football and contributing to its development and growth in our society.”

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By Tokelo Martin Mokhesi

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