Real Madrid X Taylor Swift? Fans Pick the Ultimate Swiftie From the European Champions

Published 06/03/2024, 11:49 PM EDT

Taylor Swift has transcended beyond being solely a musical genius and has evolved into a cultural force with global impact. While her devoted fan base, known as Swifties, continues to grow and diversify, extending even into the realm of Hollywood's glitterati, her influence has also reached the hallowed grounds of football stadiums. This convergence of Swift's artistry and The Whites' triumph in securing their 15th UEFA Champions League title has sparked a new wave of enthusiasm among Madridistas, prompting them to identify players who embody the spirit of a Swiftie. 

Previously, the stars of Hollywood eagerly cleared their schedules for Swift's performances, but now, the spotlight has shifted to Madrid's players, reiterating the similarity.

Real Madrid fans pick Taylor Swift supporters from El Real

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Taylor Swift recently returned to the Santiago Bernabéu Stadium for a two-day concert at Real Madrid's home turf. The stadium echoed with the cheers of Swifties on May 29 and May 30, just days before Real Madrid clinched their 15th UEFA Champions League title on June 1 at Wembley. Amid the excitement, fans were asked to select a player they thought might be a Swiftie, and Real Madrid midfielder Toni Kroos was the name on many lips.

Some fans pointed to Kroos' kindness, while others noted his attendance at the Madrid concert as a pre-final warm-up. Others chose Croatian footballer Luka Modric, citing his sensitivity, while some selected Iker Casillas for his charismatic personality. Youngster Jude Bellingham also garnered support, with one fan mentioning Swift imitating Bellingham's signature pose during her show. Vinicius Jr. and newly signed Kylian Mbappé also rounded the list, demonstrating the diverse appeal of Swift's music within the Real Madrid ranks.

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From the echoes, it appears that Swift has really unclasped her magic everywhere the eyes meet, but even getting the grant of Real Madrid’s home ground came at a price for the players.

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Taylor Swift's Eras Tour announced a second concert at Estadio Santiago Bernabéu Stadium on May 29 this year, as was reported by Relevo in February. Initially scheduled for May 30, the concert was extended to a two-day event because of an overwhelming surge of over 450,000 fan requests for tickets to Swift's show. The decision was influenced by Swift's subsequent performance commitments, including a show in Lyon, France, scheduled for June 2. 

Real Madrid sought approval from La Liga for the unprecedented move, ultimately receiving the green light from the employer's association. To ensure ample preparation time and optimal safety measures for the large audience, Madrid even requested a rare Saturday match slot from La Liga, typically reserved for Sundays, by moving their match to May 25. This extraordinary accommodation not only underscores Swift's significant influence but also exemplifies Real Madrid's willingness to go the extra mile to facilitate her musical spectacle.

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Who do you think is the biggest Taylor Swift fan among the Real Madrid players? Let us know in the comments below!

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Anushka Bhattacharya

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I'm Anushka Bhattacharya, an entertainment journalist at Netflix Junkie. Armed with a degree in literature, I once wielded my words to catalyze change within society through my work with NGOs. However, as I stumbled into the exuberant hole of crime thrillers and documentaries on Netflix, it was love at first sight and pushed me into entertainment journalism.

Edited By: Hriddhi Maitra

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