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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 defender Sergio Ramos (4) argues with Roma midfielder Seydou Keita (20) before the game at Cotton Bowl Stadium.
AS Roma's Seydou Keita Throws Water Bottle at Real Madrid defender Pepe for Spitting [VIDEO]

By IBTimes AU

Real Madrid and AS Roma made a misnomer out of the term "preseason friendly" after Seydou Keita threw a water bottle at Pepe, as the latter had allegedly spat on him. (4:01 am)

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Prince Harry, Prince William and Kate Middleton Meet With Track King Usain Bolt at the Commonwealth Games

By IBTimes AU

The three young royals Prince Harry, Prince William, and Kate Middleton were happily smiling at the second day of Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland as they met with the Track King Usain Bolt backstage. They chatted and posed for snapshots while hundreds of spectators sighted them. (6:22 pm)

MORE TOPICS: TWITTER, COMMONWEALTH GAMES, KATE MIDDLETON, LONDON

New Manchester United manager Louis Van Gaal speaks to the media during a news conference at the club's Old Trafford Stadium in Manchester, northern England, July 17, 2014.
Manchester United News - Louis van Gaal to Fix 'Broken' Red Devils

By IBTimes AU

MANCHESTER UNITED NEWS - In his first extensive interview since taking over the helm at Manchester United, Louis Van Gaal admitted that a “broken” Red Devil needs fixing and that tactical and personnel changes with the team are needed for the squad to improve. (Jul 30)

MORE TOPICS: GERMANY, UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE, LOS ANGELES, MANCHESTER UNITED

Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo (R) celebrates with team mate Alvaro Morata
Report of Cristiano Ronaldo Working With Li’l Wayne Escalates as the Portuguese Striker was Spotted Hanging Out With Wayne’s Long Time Friend and Knicks’ Player J.R. Smith

By IBTimes AU

Once sport personalities reach a certain threshold of fame and popularity, people are going to be scrambling to represent them. (Jul 29)

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Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo walks off the pitch after the 2014 World Cup Group G soccer match between Germany and Portugal at the Fonte Nova arena in Salvador June 16, 2014.
Cristiano Ronaldo Denies Hiring Lil Wayne on Twitter but TMZ Still Convinced that Young Money will Manage the Real Madrid Star

By IBTimes AU

Even after Cristiano Ronaldo denies hiring Lil Wayne to be his manager via Twitter, TMZ remains convinced that the rapper's new management company will still do business with the Real Madrid Star. (Jul 29)

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Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo holds his Ballon d'Or (Golden Ball) trophy after winning the FIFA World Player of the Year 2013 award, before their Spanish first division soccer match against Granada at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid January 25,
Boxing News 2014: Sports Icons Ronaldo Cristiano & Floyd Mayweather Together in Instagram Pix

By IBTimes AU

Two superstars from different sports had a photo together when they met on Saturday. The best footballer, Cristiano Ronaldo of Real Madrid, and the unbeaten American boxer, Floyd Mayweather Jr, joined a historic moment which Ronaldo posted on Instagram. (Jul 27)

MORE TOPICS: DUBAI, BARCLAYS, NEW YORK, MANCHESTER UNITED

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Manchester United Dominates US Club Los Angeles Galaxy, 7-0 in US Tour 2014

By IBTimes AU

Manchester United defeated the Los Angeles Galaxy, 7-0 in their first game under manager Louis van Gaal in the Chevrolet Cup held at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California. (Jul 25)

MORE TOPICS: FEDEX, CALIFORNIA, MICHIGAN, LOS ANGELES, MANCHESTER UNITED, WAYNE ROONEY

Australia's Anna Meares holds her gold medal after winning the women's 500m time trial at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland, July 24, 2014.         REUTERS/Andrew Winning
Anna Meares Wins 500m Time Trial at the 2014 Commonwealth Games

By IBTimes AU

Anna Meares has not only recollected her crown in the women’s 500m Time Trial, but she also ripped a new record in the 2014 Commonwealth Games. (Jul 25)

MORE TOPICS: GOLD, TWITTER, MEXICO, COMMONWEALTH GAMES, SILVER

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Transfer News: Real Madrid Set to Sign the Best Goalkeeper of the World Cup

By IBTimes AU

Real Madrid are reportedly set to sign Levante no. 1 Keylor Navas, following an impressive individual performance during the recent World Cup finals. (Jul 25)

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Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo
Cristiano Ronaldo’s Most Awkward TV Interview Ever in a Japanese TV Show

By IBTimes AU

Dealing with an interviewer who doesn’t speak the same language as you could be a lot worse than having an inexperienced interviewer talk to you. (Jul 24)

MORE TOPICS: JAPAN, MEXICO