Real Madrid: Rdiger’s presentation as a new Real Madrid player, live

Real Madrid presents in society Antonio Rdiger as a new Real Madrid player. The Madrid defender will sign his contract, Florentino Prez will give a welcome speech and later Rdiger will give a press conference to the media. Follow the MARCATV special program live from 11:30 a.m.

2:04 p.m. It’s already on the grass

The German is already on pitch 3 in Valdebebas dressed in white and playing the ball.

1:58 p.m. Madridista Rdiger

The German defender poses with the scarf and the Madrid shirt.

1:48 p.m. The moment of signing

This is how Rdiger signed his contract with Real Madrid, until 2026. Image from

1:42 p.m. Time to wear white

Rdiger will now put on the full Real Madrid kit to undergo a photo session and give his first touches as a new Real Madrid player.

The 14 European Cups

“It’s impressive to see them, because seeing those Cups shows you at a glance what Madrid’s goal is: to win.”

Differences Madrid and Chelsea

“I’m not going to compare because all the clubs I’ve played for are important to me. At Madrid, of course, there’s pressure, but we have to enjoy it”.

Debut in a Classic

“It’s the biggest game there is and even though it’s a pre-season game we want to win. I’m excited to play this game instead of watching it on TV.”

That the deca su familia:

My family is delighted, because they know how big Madrid is. My family doesn’t know much about football either, but they know what Madrid is. And my wife is delighted”

The offers you had

“There was interest from Barcelona, ​​but I told my agent that Madrid or nothing”

The number 22

“My favorite number is 2, but it belongs to Carvajal. They offered me 12 and 22 and I took 22”

The Champions of Madrid

“When the final was played, I already knew that I would play for Madrid and I encouraged Madrid. This Champions League has been incredible.”

His feelings against Madrid

“When I played against Madrid it wasn’t over yet. My goal was to eliminate for Madrid, I’m a professional. It was easy for me to concentrate.”

Defenses you’ve noticed

“There are many high-level defenders, but if I have to choose one, I’d go with Pepe. He has characteristics that I love. And from what they tell me, he’s very friendly off the pitch and a beast on the pitch.”

The conversacin with Ancelotti

“He told me that I could help the team a lot and that at my age is enough. Of course I know there is competition, it’s Madrid”.

his character

“I really like to chat, laugh, dance… But in the field I’m very serious, I’m not kidding. My contribution to the dressing room is my fighting spirit, my leadership. But Rome wasn’t built in two days, first I have to learn Spanish. I’ll be quick”

Contacts with Hazard and Kroos

“These are personal decisions. I didn’t talk to them”

First contact with Madrid

“The first time they contacted my agent was in September of last year. The second time, in April, when I spoke with Ancelotti. This was the most important moment, it was at this moment when I decided to play for Madrid”.

What did Madrid represent for you as a child?

“I remember Ronaldo Nazario, he was an idol in my town. And I would also like to name Zidane, I remember his goal in Leverkusen”

different leagues

“I’ve played in Germany and I had to be very fast. In Italy, football is very tactical. In England the physical is important and in Spain there is a lot of quality. It’s a challenge that I like”.

What can Rdiger contribute to the defense

“Madrid have very good players, particularly in my position. But I feel safe and I’m going to add competitiveness, because it’s very good for a team. It’s a great challenge”.

Madrid suffered with Chelsea

“It was a special game, very intense. It was the first time I played at the Bernabu and for me there were incredible emotions. After the third goal there was still a good atmosphere in the stadium. It brought me a lot of emotions and today is an incredible day for me” .

1:12 p.m. Rdiger’s press conference begins

First question for Madrid’s new defender, about the locker room: “The most important thing in Madrid is victory”

“I can promise to give it my all”

Rdiger insists on this message: “I will give it my all.” The player has thanked his family, the president of Real Madrid and his partners.

12:57 p.m. Speak Rdiger

The German speaks in English: “It is a very special day for all of us. I would like to thank my parents, because without them I could not be here. They have always supported me in my life. I also want to thank the president, for give me the opportunity to play in this club. And I want to thank the members of Madrid for their welcome, I can promise that I will give everything. I want to win all the titles that we can. Hala Madrid and nothing more.”

12:49 p.m. Florentino Prez speaks

“Today is once again one of those special days. One of those players is coming to Real Madrid who will make us stronger, a man who will leave his soul in every game. One more year we are going to fight for all the titles. Improving our squad is quite a challenge, because our players are part of the legend of Madrid and football. Everything that has been achieved is because the players have given it, with respect and never giving up as values ​​and because our players they are great madridistas. And that attracts a lot of players and today we have a new demonstration with one of the best defenders in the world. Today we welcome Antonio Rdiger.

Dear Antonio, today you are part of a unique family and club, the club of the 14 European Cups. You’ve done everything you can to be here. You had many options, but you have chosen this shield to achieve goals that seemed impossible. You will see that unique sensations are experienced with this shirt. At Chelsea you have been a benchmark, a benchmark for a winning team, as with the German national team.

From now on, you are a Madrid player and you have opted for the biggest challenge of your career. Real Madrid will always accompany you so that in the toughest moments they help you overcome them, because with this shirt you can achieve things that are very difficult to explain. You will quickly learn what Madrid is”.

12:47 p.m. Start the presentation!

Now yes, the presentation begins. And like all of them, it starts with a video with the defender’s best actions.

12:40 p.m. A t-shirt to frame

The German will be officially presented with a shirt bearing today’s date.

12:36 p.m. The photographs continue in the Board Room

Yes cont Rdiger in BRAND who was impressed with the images of the new Bernabu.

12:34 p.m. With the European Cups

There is no greater attraction for new Real Madrid players than the 14 European Cups for the white team. Rdiger, let’s remember, was European champion with Chelsea in 2021.

12:28 p.m. The German has already signed his contract with Real Madrid

The footballer has already signed his contract with Real Madrid together with Florentino Prez. Elegantly dressed in a brown suit, he is already posing with his new jersey in the white team’s boardroom.

12:23 p.m. Rdiger carry the 22

The German player, who wore number 2 at Chelsea and wears number 2 in Germany, will wear number 22 at Real Madrid.

12:16: Delay in Valdebebas

The new Real Madrid player is waiting. There will first be an institutional act in which Florentino will present the player and he will make his first statements. Afterwards, he will go up to the press room to respond to the media and immediately afterwards he will dress in shorts for the first photos of him on the pitch in the Real Madrid shirt.

12:10 p.m.: the new wall of Real Madrid

Rdiger will become the tallest outfield player in the white team’s squad, 1.90 cm, only behind Courtois’s two meters.

12: 02 hours. Expectation in the press room

Many media are already in the Valdebebas press room waiting for the first statements and images of Rdiger as a new Real Madrid player.

11:54 a.m. Rdiger has already passed the medical examination

The German centre-back has already been to the Sanitas La Moraleja Clinic passing the pertinent medical tests.

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