- Feb 2019
Good to know! Thanks for the infoNo, he didn´t. Real Madrid won because Don Santiago Bernabeu made the best team on Earth and in history.
In fact, Franco supported ATHLETIC BILBAO... because it was pure Spanish team.. 100% Spaniards, 100% basque (the noblest, the oldest the purest Spaniards as it was written in 16th Century). That ´s the reason because Pelota Vasca was widely supported by the State between 1940 and 1980.
Franco didn´t like Real Madrid because Madrid was his nightmare during the War and most people supported Real Madrid were Reds had lost the war. Funny, Real Madrid didn´t win La Liga between 1939 to 1954.. during the thoughest days... but yes AT. Bilbao and FC Barcelona.
During the thougher days after War... not victory at all for Real Madrid
La Liga between 1939 to 1954 was won by AT. Bilbao (1), FC Barcelona (5), AT. Madrid (4), Sevilla (1) and Valencia (3). Real Madrid not victory at all during the hardest moment in Francoist Regimen... So.. No.. FRANCO NEVER supported Real Madrid.
By the way...during Francoist regiment existed regional selection teams as Catalonia, Castille, Aragon etc.