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Spanish Football Federation president Luis Rubiales sacked Julen Lopetegui as head coach of the national team after learning on Tuesday that the 51-year-old had accepted Real Madrid’s offer to succeed Zinedine Zidane without seeking permission from Spain first. Rubiales insists he was left in the dark about the decision until five minutes before the official announcement was made.
Fernando Hierro will take caretaker charge of Spain for the 2018 World Cup in Russia. A statement from the Spanish Football Federation read: “Fernando Hierro will assume the position of national coach in …

According to reports in Spanish outlet AS, Real Madrid have informed their unsettled star striker Cristiano Ronaldo to find a buyer for himself so that the club can replace him with Paris Saint-Germain talisman Neymar in a mega-money transfer move this summer.
Soon after Los Blancos’ record third consecutive Champions League triumph against Liverpool last month, Ronaldo sensationally revealed about his unsettled future in the Spanish capital which undeniably left several Real Madrid officials furious.
According to several sources, the Portuguese’s super-agent Jorge Mendes met Real Madrid president Florentino Perez on Tuesday to negotiate …

Barcelona and Argentina forward Lionel Messi is second in Forbes’ top 100 athletes, one place ahead of Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo and two places above Paris Saint-Germain attacker Neymar.
Messi has earned approximately $111m, $84m of which is attributed to his salary and bonuses. Ronaldo has made $108m, $61m being his salary and bonuses. Neymar has earned $90m, $71m of which is salary and bonuses. The trio are the only footballers to be named in Forbes’ top-10.
Ronaldo, who has ranked in the top-three highest earners for a sixth straight year, was …

Real Madrid have ended their pursuit to land Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino after growing concerned as to whether they could reach an agreement with the English giants.
Zinedine Zidane, who led the Los Blancos to their third consecutive Champions League triumph last week, decided to leave the Real hotseat on Tuesday and the Real Madrid officials are now relentlessly looking to replace the Frenchman.
Mauricio Pochettino was widely dubbed as Real’s favorite managerial candidate but according to Sky Sports’ Spanish expert Guillem Balague, the European champions will no longer pursue the signing of …

Zidane Zidane announced he will be stepping down as Real Madrid manager in Thursday afternoon’s surprise press conference. The 45-year-old spent three seasons in charge in charge, winning one La Liga title and three consecutive Champions League trophies.
“I have taken the decision not continue as coach of Real Madrid next year. I think it is the moment, for me and for the squad. I think it is the right moment. This is a team that should keep on winning and it needs a change for that,” he said.
Zidane left the …

Real Madrid sealed their third consecutive Champions League crown and their fourth in five years after beating Liverpool 3-1 in Saturday’s final in Kyiv. Gareth Bale scored twice from the bench, replacing the disappointing Isco, while the Reds had nobody to call upon after losing Mohamed Salah to injury in the first-half.
Real could draw upon experience, Liverpool only had novices
Such strength in depth was the deciding factor in Kyiv, as Real head coach Zinedine Zidane had Bale, Marco Asensio and Lucas Vazquez to call upon if needed. Of the 13 …

Real Madrid travel to the NSC Olimpiyskiy Stadium in Kyiv, Ukraine to face Liverpool in the Champions League final on Saturday evening.
Los Blancos are chasing an historic third consecutive European crown – their fourth in five seasons – while the Reds are hoping for their first major trophy under Jurgen Klopp and their second European title in 13 years.
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Alfredo Di Stefano’s legacy is so legendary, that anyone who represents Real Madrid tries to emulate the benchmark set by this man. By the end of his career, he held every scoring record and is the main reason behind the club’s obsession with the UEFA Champions League. He was the leader and the main man responsible for the 5 consecutive titles the club between 1955-59.

Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Di Stefano played club football in Argntina and Colombia before moving to Spain after being spotted by both FC Barcelona and …

Zinedine Zidane goes down in history as one of the greatest midfielders who ever graced a football pitch. Now the French International has been given the chance to become one of the greatest managers after taking over the reins from Rafael Benitez, who came under criticism from the Real Madrid president after he believed the results just weren’t good enough. Real Madrid has a homely feel for Zinedine as he spent the final stages of his career at the capital club from 2001 to 2006. Also his 4 children Enzo, …

It seems unthinkable. They’re the two most expensive players in footballing history, yet we are hearing constant transfer rumours about them. Many would think that Madrid would be crazy to let go two of their main ‘Galacticos’ leave. But would it be such a bad decision? I’m not so sure.
Firstly, and this point is only applicable in the short term, they are both under performing by their own extremely high standards. The recent boos that have been ringing around the great Bernabeu stadium haven’t come from nowhere. And this isn’t …