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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.

Articles About Real Madrid

Xabi Alonso of Bayern Munich attends the Oktoberfest beer festival in Munich, October 5, 2014. Millions of beer drinkers from around the world came to the Bavarian capital in the last two weeks for the Oktoberfest.
Transfer News: Xabi Alonso Reveals Reason For Chelsea And Man Utd Snub

By IBTimes AU

Bayern Munich veteran midfielder Xabi Alonso revealed that a change in environment was the primary reason why he opted not to make a switch to Premier League giants like Chelsea and Manchester United. (Oct 20)

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Bayern Munich's coach Pep Guardiola reacts during a news conference before their training session on the eve of their Champions League Group E match against CSKA Moscow in Moscow, September 29, 2014.
New Book 'Pep Confidential' Details Falling Out Between Superstar Managers Pep Guardiola And Jose Mourinho

By IBTimes UK

Bayern Munich's Pep Guardiola and Chelseas's Jose Mourinho are leading some of the world's best teams and the complicated relationship between the two has suffered in the crossfire. (Oct 20)

MORE TOPICS: UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE

Arsenal's Mesut Ozil sits injured
Transfer News: Arsenal’s Mesut Ozil Shoots Down Rumours Of Move To Bayern Munich

By IBTimes AU

No Mesut Ozil transfer in January as the German star showed his intention to stay with Arsenal for the long-term via social media Twitter. (Oct 15)

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FC Barcelona's Luis Suarez smiles d
Luis Suarez Scores First Goals Since Biting Incident In World Cup

By IBTimes AU

Luis Suarez scored two goals in a 3-0 win over Oman on Monday, his first goals since the biting incident in the Brazil World Cup. (Oct 14)

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Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo kisses his Best Player UEFA 2014 Award during the draw ceremony for the 2014/2015 Champions League Cup soccer competition at Monaco's Grimaldi Forum in Monte Carlo August 28, 2014.
Cristiano Ronaldo Refuses To Receive Golden Boot Award With Luis Suarez

By IBTimes AU

Ronaldo refused to receive the Golden Boots award at the same ceremony as Suarez. (Oct 11)

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Germany's Sami Khedira bites his medal after the team won their 2014 World Cup final against Argentina at the Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro July 13, 2014.
Transfer News: Sami Khedira Favours Arsenal Over Chelsea, Can Become The New Vieira

By IBTimes AU

Unsettled Real Madrid midfielder Sami Khedira reportedly favours joining Arsenal over Chelsea, according to sources. (Oct 10)

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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.
Transfer News: Real Madrid Midfielder Sami Khedira Set To Join Arsenal In January After Settling Personal Terms

By IBTimes AU

Real Madrid holding midfielder Sami Khedira is reported to be set in joining Arsenal this coming January after successfully settling personal terms with the north London outfit. (Oct 07)

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Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates after scoring his third goal against Athletic Bilbao during their Spanish first division soccer match at Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid October 5, 2014. REUTERS/Sergio Perez
Cristiano Ronaldo and Girlfriend Irina Shayk Spent A Romantic Evening Following Real Madrid’s Victory Over Athletic Bilbao

By IBTimes AU

For Cristiano Ronaldo, mastering the art of a romantic dinner date should be effortless. The Portuguese football player recently went on a dinner date with girlfriend Irina Shayk, following his team's victory over Athletic Bilbao. (Oct 07)

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Borussia Dortmund's Mats Hummels poses for an official photo in Dortmund August 11, 2014.
FC Barcelona Transfer News: Dortmund Defender Mats Hummels Rubbishes Sealed Pre-Contract Deal With Barca

By IBTimes AU

Borussia Dortmund defender Mats Hummels rubbished rumours that he has already sealed pre-contract deal sealed with FC Barcelona, which is believed to take effect next summer. (Oct 03)

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Manchester United's Angel Di Maria celebrates after scoring a goal against Queens Park Rangers during their English Premier League soccer match at Old Trafford in Manchester, northern England September 14, 2014.
Manchester United News: Angel Di Maria’s Exit And Hummels’ Future Move

By IBTimes AU

Angel Di Maria expressed his desire to transfer back to his home country Argentina. (Oct 02)

MORE TOPICS: ARGENTINA, MANCHESTER UNITED, GERMANY