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July 2014
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Behind the Scenes: Real Madrid’s Trip to Dallas | July 28, 2014

July 2014
28

Cristiano Ronaldo wins Goal 50 Award | July 28, 2014 

Ronaldo tops the list of the world’s top 50 players, who were selected by more than 600 Goal journalists. This is the third time in his career he’s won the Goal 50 award.

"It’s a very big honour for me to have been chosen as the best player. Our club, our technical staff, my amazing team-mates and I are going to do everything we can to make our magnificent fans happy."

“I’m sincerely grateful for this award. I also want to thank the fans for their support and for their passion for the game, which is what makes this sport so fascinating throughout the world.”

“Over and above individual prizes, I have always maintained that it’s the team, your team-mates and the fans that make each of us better as footballers. Therefore, I’m convinced that I wouldn’t have been able to win this award without the constant support form all the people at Real Madrid.”

Also making the list:

{26} Gareth Bale

{16} Toni Kroos

{13} Ángel di María 

{10} Sergio Ramos

{6} James Rodríguez

July 2014
28

Training (32:05) | July 26, 2014

July 2014
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Training | July 26, 2014

July 2014
17

UEFA News 

Two Real Madrid players are shortlisted for the Best Player in Europe award. 

  • Ángel di María
  • Cristiano Ronaldo

Also receiving votes were Sergio Ramos (11), Gareth Bale (19), and Karim Benzema (24). The three finalists will be named on August 14. The award will be handed out on August 28, during the Champions League group stage draw in Monaco.



In disciplinary news, Xabi Alonso has been handed a one-match ban for his incident during May’s Champions League final. His suspension will go into effect for his next eligible match, August 12’s Super Cup against Sevilla.

In addition, the club has been fined €18,000 for improper team conduct (5+ yellow cards) and for improper conduct of supporters (setting off fireworks).



Edited to add:

UEFA’s Emergency Panel ruled today that effective immediately, yellow cards from the start of the group stage will be wiped at the completion of the quarter-finals.

Therefore, bookings will not carry over in the semi-finals. This ruling means players won’t be in danger of missing the final due to yellow card accumulation, e.g. Xabi Alonso last season.

June 2014
21

Carlo Ancelotti calls players to give words of support after Spain’s World Cup elimination -

"Real Madrid’s coach, that is now enjoying his vacations, is following with interest everything happening in Brazil. Not in [vain] it is the most important event for all footballers. An analysis and knowledge tournament that no coach wants to miss.

"When it comes to that Analysis it is obvious that Spain’s elimination on the first leg is one of the biggest surprises. The current Champion of the World has been defeated twice (Netherlands and Chile), disabling them from getting to the second leg. It is undoubtedly a shock for all Spanish players, among which there are three ‘madridistas’ like Sergio Ramos, Iker Casillas and Xabi Alonso.

Carlo Ancelotti, who knows that these kind of eliminations are always difficult to digest, wanted to be near his Real Madrid players and he sent them a few encouraging words in a phone conversation after their defeat to Chile. It was a cheering up message to help them stand up again in a difficult moment of their career.

June 2014
20

AS reports Real Madrid’s three Spanish World Cup players will have a 26-day vacation ahead of pre-season preparation. With Spain now mathematically eliminated, Iker Casillas, Sergio Ramos, and Xabi Alonso will have June 25 through July 20 to recuperate from their long season. The non-WC players, who have been on holiday since May 26, will reportedly return to Valdebebas the week before.

Fábio Coentrão, who should be fully recovered from his groin injury, will also join the team on July 21. The squad will be departing for Los Angeles to begin the International Champions Cup tournament. 

June 2014
09

The Moment: One second can make or break the joy of millions of people. Life is full of moments, but one has to push and prepare oneself for this one moment. — Emilio Butragueño

June 2014
02

Seven Real Madrid players have been selected to represent UEFA’s 18-man best squad of 13/14. There is no designated starting XI.

Seven Real Madrid players have been selected to represent UEFA’s 18-man best squad of 13/14. There is no designated starting XI.

May 2014
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May 2014
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Pre-match | Champions League final, 2014

May 2014
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Via   •   Source

"Possible wizard Sergio Ramos sent the Champions League final between Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid to extra time in mind-blowing fashion with a headed equalizer at the death of regular time’s five added minutes. No one on the planet was more pleased with Ramos’ heroics than Real Madrid goalkeeper and captain Iker Casillas" [x]

May 2014
24

Iker Casillas and Sergio Ramos hug and kiss… and argue after the win. (May 24, 2014) | Champions League final, 2014

May 2014
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Carlo Ancelotti’s presser is interrupted by players singing “Cómo no te voy a querer”. (May 24, 2014) | Champions League final, 2014

May 2014
24

Sergio Ramos deservedly gets some love and affection after scoring the tying goal in the final minutes of the 2nd half. (May 24, 2014) | Champions League final, 2014

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