Real Madrid have completed the paperwork to absorb Deportivo Tacon into their club, which means that Spanish side will field their first-ever side (Real Madrid Femenino) in the women’s Primera Division for the 2020-2021 season.
Barcelona, Atletico Madrid and Valencia, already have women’s teams which compete in the Spanish top tier.
Barcelona’s Club Femeni Barcelona was established as early as 1988, when Spain introduced women’s competitions.
At a meeting of shareholders in September last year, the buyout of Tacon for €300,000 ($337,000) was made official and ever since Real have set their sights on expanding the club and signing some of the best talent in the world.
The change has been done gradually over several months. Since the start of the current season, Tacon, coached by David Aznar, have trained and played their home games at Valdebebas, a few metres from the men’s team.
118 years after its own formation Real Madrid finally completed the procedures to establish its own women’s team. Real Madrid Femenino — buying out Deportivo Tacon to do so.
The club also plans to field youth and senior level teams in the women’s game.