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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

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. (4:09 pm)

MORE TOPICS: JAPAN, MEXICO

Colombia's soccer player James Rodriguez holds up his new Real Madrid jersey during a presentation at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid
James Rodriguez on $114M Transfer to Real Madrid: 'I'm Very Happy and I Want to Make History Here'

By IBTimes AU

World Cup star James Rodriguez inked a six-year contract to Real Madrid for a reported fee of around €80 million or $114 million in Australia. He will be wearing the Number 10 shirt which last worn by Mesut Özil. (2:04 pm)

MORE TOPICS: TIGER WOODS, TWITTER, AUSTRALIA, UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE

Fernando Torres
Chelsea FC Transfer News: AS Monaco to Compete with Atletico Madrid for Blues Striker's Signature

By IBTimes AU

French giants AS Monaco are set to compete with Atletico Madrid in securing the signature of Chelsea striker Fernando Torres. (Jul 24)

MORE TOPICS: TWITTER, LONDON

Rafael Nadal of Spain hits a return during his men's singles tennis match against Nick Kyrgios of Australia at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships, in London July 1, 2014.
Rafael Nadal Crowned as Most Popular Personality in Spain

By IBTimes AU

Rafael Nadal was voted the most popular and respectable person in Spain, beating Chicago Bulls forward Pau Gasol for the nod. (Jul 23)

MORE TOPICS: COURT, ADVERTISING

sami khedira
Arsenal FC Transfer News: Gunners Lose Interest in Snapping Up Real Madrid Midfielder

By IBTimes AU

Arsenal are reportedly no longer interested in bringing in Real Madrid holding midfielder Sami Khedira, claims a respected journalist. (Jul 23)

MORE TOPICS: GERMANY, TWITTER

Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo (R) celebrates with team mate Alvaro Morata
Cristiano Ronaldo's Mother Revealed She Tried to Abort the Real Madrid Striker

By IBTimes AU

Cristiano Ronaldo's mother, Dolores Aveiro revealed in her new book that she tried to abort the Real Madrid striker. (Jul 23)

James Rodriguez
Transfer News: Real Madrid Unveil Galactico James Rodriguez [PHOTOS]

By IBTimes AU

Real Madrid did not waste anytime in flaunting their new signing, James Rodriguez, from AS Monaco. (Jul 23)

MORE TOPICS: TWITTER

Cast member Gary Oldman poses for photographers as he arrives at the premiere of Robocop at the BFI IMAX Southbank in London in this February 5, 2014.
Gary Oldman Covers Iggy Azalea’s ‘Fancy’ [VIDEO]

By IBTimes AU

English screen and stage actor Gary Oldman is the latest celebrity to perform a cover of Iggy Azalea’s hit song “Fancy.” (Jul 23)

MORE TOPICS: ITUNES

Basketball Player Lamar Odom Departs the New York State Supreme Court After a Child Custody Hearing with His ex-Girlfriend, Liza Morales, in Manhattan
Lamar Odom: Crack is Showing ‘Butt’ It’s Not His Fault; Media Go Too Far in Pursuit of Stories

By IBTimes AU

A picture of Lamar Odom showing his butt crack recently surfaced online and made headlines in different news and entertainment outlets. Does the media go too far in pursuit of stories? (Jul 23)

MORE TOPICS: CALIFORNIA, NEW YORK, MANAGEMENT

james rodriguez
Transfer News: Real Madrid Sign AS Monaco Attacker James Rodriguez, Will be Unveiled Immediately

By IBTimes AU

Real Madrid have officially signed AS Monaco attacker James Rodriguez. (Jul 23)

MORE TOPICS: TWITTER