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Opinion: Zinedine Zidane will be sacked at the end of the season

Zinedine Zidane was always expected to get the Real Madrid job someday. The Frenchman had retired from his playing career a club legend, having won them a ninth Champions League with a scintillating volley against Bayer Leverkusen in 2002. He later served as an assistant to Carlo Ancelotti when the Italian took reins at the Santiago Bernabeu and delivered the ...

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Top European clubs with most Ballon d’Or winners

Here’s the list of the top European clubs with most Ballon d’Or winners in their ranks throughout the history of the prestigious award. Barcelona (11) The Catalan giants lead the clubs with most Ballon d’Or winners, having seen a player win the individual honour 11 times while playing for them. The dominance of Lionel Messi at the awards has definitely ...

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Should Pepe win the 2016 Ballon d’Or?

There are players that take the limelight in big triumphs and then there are some whose contribution to the cause remains indispensable but they go under the radar. Pepe’s performances for Real Madrid during their Champions League-winning campaign and Portugal’s European Championship triumph earlier this summer fall in the latter category. The defender was absolutely on top of his game ...

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Five La Liga Matches to look forward to in September

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1. Malaga – Villarreal [September 10, 2016 – La Rosaleda Stadium] Malaga are now under the stewardship of Juande Ramos after two steady seasons under Javi Gracia. They have started the new campaign with two successive draws – 1-1 against newly-promoted Osasuna and then 2-2 against Espanyol – and will be eager to grab all three points against a side ...

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Why Cristiano Ronaldo is Europe’s best soccer player of all-time

Photo credits: Paul Not everyone recognizes Cristiano Ronaldo as one of the best players in the history of football, but the day the legendary forward decides to hang up his boots and lets the dust settle behind him, everyone will be deemed to acknowledge the exceptional career that the Portuguese stalwart has had. The former Manchester United winger has won ...

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Portrait of an iconic manager – Vicente del Bosque

  Vicente del Bosque was a product of the Real Madrid youth academy who went on to have a successful 16-year association with Los Blancos’ first team. The midfielder went on to make over 500 appearances for the Spanish giants across all competitions and won five league titles as well as four Copa del Reys during his time at the ...

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The tragic history of Atletico Madrid in the European Cup

Atletico Madrid yet again failed to clinch their first ever European Cup despite coming within touch distance of the trophy. Diego Simeone’s men lost to city rivals Real Madrid in the Milan final 5 – 4 on penalties. It seems as an opportune a time as any to revisit their past in this historic competition. And sadly for the Atletico ...

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Portrait of an iconic manager – Miguel Munoz

  At Real Madrid, the manager is perceived merely as a footnote – a man who oversees the biggest stars that the club buys every summer. In such an environment it is quite an achievement to have led the club for 15 years. Miguel Munoz remains the greatest manager in the history of Real Madrid and one of the most ...

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Football’s Rising Stars – Martin Odegaard

In January 2015 Martin Odegaard was invited and given rounds of some of the greatest European clubs, including Manchester United, Real Madrid, Bayern Munich, Liverpool, and Celtic as one of the hottest young prospects deliberated his first big move from Stromgodset in order to continue his football education. And after the end of an unprecedented tour of who’s who of ...

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