"No one player is as good as the sum of the team." -- Alfredo Di Stéfano

Cristiano and James vote for their World XIs | September 29, 2014

Voting for 2014 FIFPro World XI | September 29, 2014

Cristiano Ronaldo launches FIFPro World XI vote © | September 29, 2014

how he chose his XI: “There are many criteria. They are what a player has done in the past season, the titles he has won at both the collective level and the individual level, and the start of this season too. It is about the players who are more consistent and who demonstrate a high level all through the year and also have obtained the most important titles, which in my opinion were the Champions League and the World Championship. I think those are the criteria that should count the most.”

Sofia arrival | September 30, 2014

The 20-man squad landed in the capital around 12:30. Carlo Ancelotti and Isco will meet the press at 17:30 before the team’s final training at Vasil Levski National Stadium.

Cristiano during Villarreal vs. Real Madrid (p1) | 27.09.2014

Villarreal 0-2 Real Madrid (September 27, 2014) | La Liga, MD6

  • Modrić - 32’ (Kroos assist)
  • Ronaldo - 40’ (Benzema assist)

Match report | Highlights | ICYMI

Quotes: Ancelotti || Casillas, Varane, Carvajal

News

- 200th league win for Ramos

- 313 league wins for Casillas; 2nd behind Raúl (327)

- Ronaldo notches 10 league goals this season, which hasn’t been done since '60; he is the team’s all-time top scorer for the first 6 match days even after missing vs La Real

- 7 different goal scorers this season

- All 5 of Modrić’s league goals have come from outside the box

Next trainings: Sunday | Monday

Next match: UCL, vs Ludogorets (A) 8:45 pm CEST | 2:45 pm EDT

Ramos and Ronaldo argue over a Villarreal corner | September 27, 2014

Villarreal vs Real Madrid (September 27, 2014) | Ronaldo 40’

Cristiano vs Villarreal | September 27, 2014

Cristiano Ronaldo reacts to a Man Utd banner flown above El Madrigal | September 27, 2014

Villarreal vs Real Madrid (September 27, 2014) | Ronaldo 40’ [HD]

Training | September 26, 2014

Highlights from Ancelotti’s presser (via Dermot Corrigan) | September 26, 2014 

[re: Cristiano | re: Vecchi]

Training | September 25, 2014 

Pepe and Coentrão remained indoors during Thursday’s training. Pepe is still recovering from his hamstring problem, but the club didn’t disclose the reason why Fábio didn’t go out on the training pitch. Reportedly, both players are doubts for Villarreal.

News 

- Mass memorial for Di Stéfano

- Jesé continued his recovery on the squad’s free day Wednesday.

- watch: Casillas and Isco in Mahou ad

- Ramos’ yellow card against Depor was upheld. [pdf]

- Bale runs over a Sevilla fan’s foot while leaving the training grounds; fortunately, it was a minor injury.

- The Ballon d’Or shortlist will be announced on October 28.

- Ronaldo is Twitter’s most followed athlete (30 million) and is 13th overall.

- According to The National, RM will play a friendly in Dubai the last week of December as part of the club’s winter training camp; Bayern Munich is a possible opponent.

- MD10 and MD11 kickoffs announced

- Bale debuted at El Madrigal

- Team photo shoot

- Ancelotti becomes ambassador for Swiss watch brand Cecil Purnell.

- articles worth a read: Illarra (by Lee Roden) | Ronaldo (By Nicholas Rigg)

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