On This Day in Football: Real Madrid are born, Accrington say goodbye

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On this day in 1902, La Liga giants Real Madrid came into existence.

Football was first introduced in Madrid by Oxbridge graduates at the Institución Libre de Enseñanza. In 1897, some students founded a football club and called it Sky. Three years later, FC Sky split into two separate clubs – New Foot-Ball de Madrid and Madrid Football Club.

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