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Real Madrid

Real Madrid Club de Fútbol (Spanish pronunciation: [reˈal maˈðɾið ˈkluβ ðe ˈfutβol] Royal Madrid Football Club), commonly known as Real Madrid, is a professional football club based in Madrid, Spain. It is the most successful team in Spanish football and was voted by FIFA as the most successful football club and one of the richest of the 20th century, having won a record 31 La Liga titles, 17 Spanish "Copa del Rey" Cups, 8 Spanish Super Cups, a record 9 UEFA Champions Leagues, 2 UEFA Cups, 1 UEFA Supercup, and 3 Intercontinental Cups. Real Madrid was a founding member of FIFA and the now-defunct G–14 group of Europe's leading football clubs as well as its replacement, the European Club Association. The word "Real" in the club's name is the Spanish term for "royal", and was given by the King Alfonso XIII in 1920 together with the royal crown in the emblem – several other Spanish football teams also received this royal distinction: Real Sociedad, Real Unión de Irún, Real Betis, and Real Zaragoza.

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Real Madrid's Sami Khedira (L) and Toni Kroos attend a training session at Valdebebas training grounds, outside Madrid August 5, 2014.
Chelsea FC Transfer News: Mourinho's Free-Transfer Ploy On Khedira Working, After Latter Refused To Pen New Real Madrid Deal

By IBTimes AU

A rumour of Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho trying to convince Real Madrid holding midfielder Sami Khedira to see out the remaining year of his contract at the Bernabeu and move to Stamford Bridge for free afterwards might have just been validated. (12:46 am)

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Real Madrid's Angel Di Maria and Cristiano Ronaldo(top) attend a training session at Valdebebas training grounds, outside Madrid August 5, 2014.
Transfer News: Good News for Man Utd As Di Maria Wants Out of Real Madrid, Reveals Manager

By IBTimes AU

Manchester United is met with good news as Real Madrid winger Angel di Maria wants to head out of the Bernabeu before the summer transfer window closes, according to Carlo Ancelloti. (9:45 pm)

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Ronaldo Di Maria Ramos Modric Real Madrid
Transfer News: Cristiano Ronaldo Wants To Keep Angel Di Maria at Bernabeu

By IBTimes AU

Cristiano Ronaldo wants Angel Di Maria to remain at Real Madrid for the season. Di Maria who has been subject to a transfer this season is wanted by both PSG and Manchester United. He was part of the Copa Del Ray winning side last season and had a successful World Cup performance for Argentina. (Aug 22)

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Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo (R) celebrates with team mate Alvaro Morata
Spanish Super Cup Second Leg Preview

By IBTimes AU

The first leg of the Spanish Super Cup ended in a 1-1 draw and city rivals Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid will be facing one another for the second leg tonight at the Vicente Calderon. (Aug 22)

Colombia's soccer player James Rodriguez controls the ball during his presentation at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid
Spanish Super Cup First Leg Result: Real Madrid 1-1 Atletico Madrid

By IBTimes AU

The first leg of the 2014 Spanish Super Cup ended with a 1-1 draw at the Bernabeu courtesy of goals from James Rodriguez (81') of Real Madrid and Raul Garcia (88') of Atletico. (Aug 21)

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Colombia's soccer player James Rodriguez controls the ball during his presentation at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid
James Rodriguez Scores His First Goal For Real Madrid

By IBTimes AU

Colombian star James Rodriguez scored his first competitive goal for his new club Real Madrid in the Spanish Super Cup clash against Atletico Madrid (Aug 21)

Chelsea's manager Jose Mourinho applauds after their English Premier League soccer match against Burnley at Turf Moor in Burnley, northern England August 18, 2014.
Transfer News: Real Madrid Gets Boost in Landing 'Disappointed' Petr Cech as Mourinho Hands Starting Job to Courtois

By IBTimes AU

Real Madrid's chances of landing unsettled Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech is given a boost as Jose Mourinho opts to hand the no. 1 spot to Thibaut Courtois. (Aug 20)

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Taylor Swift and Selena Gomez
Taylor Swift, Selena Gomez and Justin Bieber All Accept The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

By IBTimes AU

Taylor Swift nominates her friend Selena Gomez to take on the Ice Bucket Challenge while Justin Bieber also joins in on the fun. (Aug 20)

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ALS Ice Bucket Challenge: The Best of the Best - Bill Gates, George Takei, Lady Gaga, Paul Bissonnette, Iggy Azalea, and More

By IBTimes AU

Charting the success of the ALS ice bucket challenge craze that have been sweeping social media channels by storm, we have round up the best of the best, in no particular order. (Aug 20)

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Juventus' Arturo Vidal stretches during a training session ahead of their friendly soccer match against Singapore Selection at the Sports Hub in Singapore August 15, 2014. Juventus will play against a Singapore Selection side made up of Singapore
Transfer News: Blow for Man Utd as Juventus Boss Rules Out Arturo Vidal Exit

By IBTimes AU

A defeat in their opening match reveals that Manchester United still needs to reinforce their squad with quality signings, and Juventus boss Massimiliano Allegri did not help the Red Devils' cause by revealing that Arturo Vidal is not for sale. (Aug 18)

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