The worst Real Madrid in 20 years
Real Madrid have not lost 17 games since 1998-99 when Hiddink and Toshack had spells in charge and the season isn't even over yet.
The season is not over yet for Real Madrid but it might as well be having already equalled their worst record in the last two decades. After the Anoeta defeat, they now have 17 losses in 56 games this season. They haven't been beaten as many times in a single season for 20 years when Hiddink and Toshack spent time on the bench in 1998-99. They could yet set the all-time record for losses, which they set in 84-85 and again in 95-96 with 52 and 54 games played respectively when they lost 18 games.
In just one year, Real Madrid have suffered almost as many defeats as they in three years during Zidane's first spell (19). In his final year, he lost nine games and in the two previous only lost five in each campaign.
Double digit defeats for Real Madrid
Percentage of defeats in the last 21 seasons
In the last decade, Real Madrid have only reached double digit defeats in two seasons. They lost 11 games in Mourinho's final year (2012-13) and they lost 10 in Ancelotti's last year (2014-15).
Real Madrid's 17 defeats this season
|15-August.||European Super Cup||RM-Atlético||2-4*|
|16-February.||Copa del Rey||Leganés-RM||1-0|
|27-February.||Copa del Rey||RM-Barcelona||0-3|
The percentage of lost games is also at a decade high of 30.36%. They haven't experienced such a ratio since 2008-09 when, managed by Schuster and later by Juande Ramos, they lost 32% of the 50 games played (16 losses). since then, the percentage has never been higher than 20 and in three of those years was below 10. In 1998-99, that historically bad season, they lost 31.48% of their games - 17 losses in 54 games.
That same season, they lost 12 games and they have already currently lost 11. The worst they ever experienced was in 73-74 when they suffered defeat in 13 games. On six occasions in the club's history have they finished with 12 losses in the league.