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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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Model Irina Shayk arrives for the Barbie Celebrates 50th Anniversary of Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue party in New York, February 17, 2014.
Irina Shayk Gets Inked As Tribute To Late Grandmother; Reveals Why She Initially Wanted A Career In Journalism

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Irina Shayk has shared a video of her getting tattoo as tribute to her late grandmother, who passed away in December 2013. (9:31 am)

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Barcelona's Lionel Messi celebrates his second goal during the Spanish first division soccer match against Sevilla at Nou Camp stadium in Barcelona November 22, 2014. Messi set a La Liga scoring record of 253 goals when he netted a hat-trick in Satur
FC Barcelona Transfer News: Lack Of Recent Success Could Force Lionel Messi To Leave - Report

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Sky Sports Spanish football pundit Guillem Balague opined that FC Barcelona talisman Lionel Messi could be forced to leave the Nou Camp due to a lack of success as of late. (Nov 25)

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Chelsea's manager Jose Mourinho reacts during their English Premier League soccer match against Manchester United at Old Trafford in Manchester, northern England October 26, 2014.
Chelsea FC: Jose Mourinho Hits Back At Sergio Ramos For Questioning Costa And Fabregas Absence From NT, Says 'He is Not A Doctor'

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Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho hits back at Real Madrid defender Sergio Ramos, after the latter questioned the absence of Diego Costa and Cesc Fabregas in the recent international break. (Nov 24)

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Jose Mourinho, (R) manager of Chelsea football club, watches Andy Murray of Britain play his tennis match against Roger Federer of Switzerland at the ATP World Tour finals at the O2 Arena in London November 13, 2014.
Chelsea FC: Mourinho Expects 'Tight Match' Against West Brom

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Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho is expecting a tight match against West Bromwich Albion on Sunday (AEST) in the Premier League. (Nov 22)

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Manchester United's David De Gea reacts after conceding a goal to Sunderland's Phil Bardsley (unseen) during their English League Cup semi-final second leg soccer match at Old Trafford, northern England, January 22, 2014.
Manchester United Transfer News: Real Madrid Move For David De Gea Unlikely, As Latter 'Feels Wanted' At Old Trafford

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Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea has been heavily linked with a move to Real Madrid lately, but the former Atletico man rubbished such rumours by revealing that he "feels wanted" at Old Trafford. (Nov 19)

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Spain's Cesc Fabregas (L) controls the ball past teammate Diego Costa during a training session ahead of the 2014 World Cup in Curitiba, June 10, 2014.
Chelsea FC News: Starting Spots For Diego Costa And Cesc Fabregas Not Guaranteed Anymore, Says Spain Boss Vicente Del Bosque

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Spain boss Vicente del Bosque stated that starting spots for Chelsea stars Diego Costa and Cesc Fabregas are no longer guaranteed in the national team. (Nov 18)

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Real Madrid's Karim Benzema celebrates after scoring the second goal against Liverpool during their Champions League Group B soccer match at Anfield in Liverpool, northern England October 22, 2014.
Liverpool FC Transfer News: Reds And Arsenal In Race To Sign Unsettled Real Madrid Striker

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Liverpool are reported to be in a race with Arsenal to sign unsettled Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema. (Nov 18)

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Arsenal's manager Arsene Wenger reacts during their English Premier League soccer match against Crystal Palace at the Emirates stadium in London August 16, 2014.
Cristiano Ronaldo's Goal Tally Might Demoralize Lionel Messi - Arsene Wenger

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Arsenela boss Arsene Wenger believes that Cristiano Ronaldo's extraordinary tally in front of goal for Real Madrid this season might have an effect on his top rival, FC Barcelona's Lionel Messi. (Nov 17)

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Cast member Ronda Rousey attends the premiere of the film "The Expendables 3" in Los Angeles August 11, 2014.
Ronda Rousey Names Gina Carano Hottest Female Athlete

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Ronda Rousey tags soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo and fellow MMA fighter Gina Carano as the hottest male and female athletes in sports today. (Nov 17)

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Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo (R) celebrates with team mate Alvaro Morata
Cristiano Ronaldo Calling Lionel Messi A Profane Word Is Absolutely False – Report

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Cristiano Ronaldo denied the claims of obscene name calling for Lionel Messi. (Nov 14)

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