Sports: Futbol, known as soccer in the US, is almost a religion in Spain. In the above collage, you can see the many famous Spanish teams. This is the Spaniards most beloved sport. Like in many parts of Europe, Spain has a great history of soccer. Real Madrid is one of the most successful soccer teams in the world. The Spanish National soccer team began in 1920 and they are the reigning national champions both in the World Cup and in the Euro Cup.