Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane has told reporters that he will ‘not ask for a striker’ when the January transfer window opens, despite Karim Benzema’s poor run of form. The French striker has come under scrutiny after only being able to find the back of the net five times in 18 appearances for the current [...]
Real Madrid Club de Fútbol, commonly known as Real Madrid, or simply as Real, has won a record 33 La Liga titles, 19 Copa del Rey, 10 Supercopa de España, 1 Copa Eva Duarte, and 1 Copa de la Liga.
In international football, the club has won a record 12 European Cup/UEFA Champions League titles and a joint record 3 Intercontinental Cups, as well as 2 UEFA Cups, 3 UEFA Super Cups and a 2 FIFA Club World Cups.
Real Madrid was recognised as the FIFA Club of the 20th Century on 23 December 2000, and named Best European Club of the 20th Century by the IFFHS on 11 May 2010. The club received the FIFA Centennial Order of Merit in 2004. The club is ranked first in the latest IFFHS Club World Ranking, setting a new ranking-points record. The club also leads the current UEFA club rankings.
Gareth Bale climbed off the bench to save Real Madrid from the humiliation of needing extra time to beat Abu Dhabi side Al Jazira in a bizarre World Club Cup semi-final. Bale scored the winner nine minutes from time to give his team victory. Cristiano Ronaldo scored his 15th goal of the season to equalize [...]
Brutal Champions League draw for the three La Liga sides, as holders Real Madrid will continue their defence of the competition against PSG while Barcelona and Sevilla face English opposition. Barca will face English champions Chelsea in the last 16 while Sevilla will face Jose Mourinho’s Manchester United in a clash between two sides to [...]
Chelsea are feeling anxious over Thibaut Courtois’ long-term future at the club with fears his family situation could cause him to reject a new bumper contract. The Belgium international has just 18 months left on his Stamford Bridge deal and revealed last week that extension talks had hit a wall with negotiations set to resume [...]
Holders Barcelona will face Celta Vigo in the last 16 of the Copa del Rey, as Real Madrid face a showdown with second-tier Numancia. Barcelona, who have won the competition for the last three years, were held to a 2-2 draw at the Nou Camp by their last 16 opponents in La Liga on Saturday. [...]
Real Madrid are eight points behind Barcelona after both sides were held to draws on the weekend. Barca dropped points at home to Celta Vigo, while Madrid could only draw 0-0 with a poor Athletic Bilbao side who three days before had been knocked out of the cup by third-division opponents. It was a miserable [...]
Zinedine Zidane has confirmed that Real Madrid could make signings in January but ruled out any departures. Madrid’s decision not to replace the likes of Pepe, James Rodriguez and Alvaro Morata with experienced personnel has been put forward as a reason for their sluggish start to the season, and they were unconvincing once more in [...]
Cristiano Ronaldo finally scored his second league goal of the season, getting the winner in Real Madrid’s 3-2 win over Malaga. The victory moved Real Madrid to within three points of second-placed Valencia and seven points behind leaders Barcelona. Those two play on Sunday. But this was a sloppy performance against La Liga strugglers and [...]
No surprise to see that the 50-man shortlist for UEFA’s team of the year is dominated by players from La Liga and European champions Real Madrid, who boast 11 nominees, including Cristiano Ronaldo, who is included for a record 14th time. Italian champions Juventus, who were beaten by Real in the Champions League final last [...]
Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane hailed a “perfect” evening after Tuesday’s 6-0 Champions League Group H win at Apoel Nicosia sealed the defending champions’ place in this season’s round of 16 with a second-place finish. Luka Modric’s 20-yard volley put Madrid ahead midway through the first half, then a lovely team move was finished by [...]