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Real Madrid

Ronaldo vs. Cristiano Ronaldo: A battle of soccer stars

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Two players, one name, but who is best? Ronaldo and Cristiano Ronaldo might share the same name, but we thought we’d sit down and calculate which one is the king. Calculate? Yes, we are comparing hard facts here, let’s see who will emerge victorious from a battle of numbers.

On the one hand, Ronaldo's professional soccer career spanned 18 years and during that time he played for a variety of clubs, including the mighty Real Madrid.

Ronaldo vs. Cristiano Ronaldo: A battle of soccer stars

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Two players, one name, but who is best? Ronaldo and Cristiano Ronaldo might share the same name, but we thought we’d sit down and calculate which one is the king. Calculate? Yes, we are comparing hard facts here, let’s see who will emerge victorious from a battle of numbers.

On the one hand, Ronaldo's professional soccer career spanned 18 years and during that time he played for a variety of clubs, including the mighty Real Madrid.

Real Madrid players prefer Zidane to Benitez, says Ronaldo

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Cristiano Ronaldo has admitted the Real Madrid squad are much happier under French legend Zinedine Zidane than in Rafael Benitez's unhappy seven-month spell in charge.

Zidane's dream start in charge continued with a 5-1 thrashing of Sporting Gijon on Sunday with three-time World Player of the Year Ronaldo scoring twice as did Karim Benzema.

Real Madrid players prefer Zidane to Benitez, says Ronaldo

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Cristiano Ronaldo has admitted the Real Madrid squad are much happier under French legend Zinedine Zidane than in Rafael Benitez's unhappy seven-month spell in charge.

Zidane's dream start in charge continued with a 5-1 thrashing of Sporting Gijon on Sunday with three-time World Player of the Year Ronaldo scoring twice as did Karim Benzema.

Ronaldo was petrified of wearing Beckham’s shirt

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Cristiano Ronaldo has admitted he was "petrified" at the thought of wearing the shirt that had belonged to David Beckham.

The Portuguese, not the sort of man one would normally associate with a lack of confidence these days, arrived at Old Trafford a month after Beckham had departed for Real Madrid and revealed he had no intentions of taking on the famous number 7 shirt.

Spanish Media Firing Warning Shots Towards Ronaldo

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The ramifications of the managerial change at Real Madrid continue to be felt across the Spanish capital.

One of the reasons why Rafa Benitez was fired was his inability to get along with the alpha dog in the dressing room Cristiano Ronaldo. Rafa has a history of falling out with important players at his previous clubs.

Major Link Soccer: That Champions League feeling

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Manchester United crashed out, Manchester City left it late, and Ronaldo hit four.

World Soccer

Anthony Martial scored early and Wolfsburg scored late. The German club advances as group winners and United crash out of the Champions League into the Europa Cup. All of Tuesday's scores can be found here.

Van Gaal Wants Ronaldo At Old Trafford

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Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has taken a page out of Real Madrid's playback to openly tap up one of their players via the media.

After United's win over Watford on Saturday, van Gaal reignite the Ronaldo to United rumors by saying:

"Ronaldo plays on the wings and he is fast and scores goals.

Beckham: “Ronaldo should crawl back to United”

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David Beckham has suggested Cristiano Ronaldo should return to Manchester United on his hands and knees, if he ever decides to leave Real Madrid.

Over the last couple of weeks, the Portuguese has again been linked with a move back to Old Trafford after refusing to rule out he might leave Real Madrid in the future.

Real-Madrid

Is Benzema The Most Valuable Striker in the World?

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As expected, Lionel Messi won his fifth FIFA Ballon D'or. Which to be honest has become something of a popularity contest than anything else. It's basically a bunch of nobodies (the journalists who inexplicably get to vote) trying to get some attention by awarding individual awards for what is essentially a team sport.

List of Players Who Need to be Shipped Off

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Finally Benitez has been given the axe at Real Madrid. No points for guessing by whom. With Benitez gone, perhaps it is the best time to have a considerate look on who should be joining him out of Madrid for good. Quick but massive changes, for which the football world has now become notorious for, never bring stability.

Is This The Greatest Goal Ronaldo Has Scored in 2015?

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In the win over Real Sociedad, Ronaldo scored two crucial goals which won the game for Real Madrid. One of them was probably his greatest goal ever scored in terms of difficulty of the shot. The technique that went into that shot was astronomical yet some pundits ranked Messi's performance against Real Betis with 4 stars while Ronaldo's with three.

Does FIFA Ballon D’or Make Sense in a Team Sport

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Every year as January eleven (or is it the twelfth?) approaches, football enthusiasts, particularly from Spain and England, gear up for an award that is, in some quarters, as prestigious as it is degenerate. Just that everybody is on the same page, football (soccer in USA) is a team sport where eleven men from two separate squad of players compete against each other for a trophy or in modern times, to get a paycheck at the end of it all.

5 Reasons Why Benitez Beat Real Madrid, Not Barcelona.

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First, let us all put our heads together and make an effort to forget (or rather delete) what some biased media outlets have tried to perpetrate i.e that Real Madrid got humiliated by Barcelona. Some news sites especially those like goal.com tend to relish in some very specific scenarios, some of those are: when Real Madrid loses.

Messi vs Ronaldo: The One Awesome Ronaldo Messi Study You Need To Know

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In a response to a rather exhaustive Messi vs Ronaldo article byBenjamin Morris here, I thought it would be a useful exercise to put Messi against Ronaldo in every aspect of their game, according to what happened on the pitch. Not on probabilities. That means, that convoluted terms like expected goal ratio or 'passes longer than 50 yards from attacking mid to attacking third', will count for a grand total of a naught.

3 Reasons Why Real Madrid Could Not Score Vs PSG

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Defenders had a satisfying night on both sides in Paris. The match ended 0-0 despite the presence of the world's top two strikers, Cristiano Ronaldo and Zlatan Ibrahimovic, on the pitch. PSG had not played Real Madrid for over 21 years in the Champions League and the lack of preparation on their part was evident.

3 Reasons Why Real Madrid Could Not Score Vs PSG

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Defenders had a satisfying night on both sides in Paris. The match ended 0-0 despite the presence of the world's top two strikers, Cristiano Ronaldo and Zlatan Ibrahimovic, on the pitch. PSG had not played Real Madrid for over 21 years in the Champions League and the lack of preparation on their part was evident.

3 Reasons Why Benzema Won’t Leave Real Madrid

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Karim Benzema (Real Madrid forward) has once again stressed on the fact that he isn't planning on leaving Real Madrid anytime soon. Benzema also responded to the reports which were linking him with a move to Arsenal in the summer, by reiterating that he was perfectly happy at Real Madrid and had settled into life at Madrid comfortably.

3 Reasons Why Benzema Won’t Leave Real Madrid

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Karim Benzema (Real Madrid forward) has once again stressed on the fact that he isn't planning on leaving Real Madrid anytime soon. Benzema also responded to the reports which were linking him with a move to Arsenal in the summer, by reiterating that he was perfectly happy at Real Madrid and had settled into life at Madrid comfortably.

5 Reasons Why There Is No Rift Between Ronaldo And Bale

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Even though Benitez insists that there is no rift between Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale, the media isn't letting the matter go that easy. Benitez believes that there is actually nothing wrong with his relationship with Sergio Ramos and Cristiano Ronaldo, contrary to the reports (and in some cases video evidence from the training ground) that have sprung up from nowhere in the news headlines.

5 Reasons Why There Is No Rift Between Ronaldo And Bale

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Even though Benitez insists that there is no rift between Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale, the media isn't letting the matter go that easy. Benitez believes that there is actually nothing wrong with his relationship with Sergio Ramos and Cristiano Ronaldo, contrary to the reports (and in some cases video evidence from the training ground) that have sprung up from nowhere in the news headlines.

4 Simple Reasons Why Benitez Would Leave Real Madrid

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Although the title uses the word ‘leave', we all know no one actually ‘leaves' Real Madrid. Behind closed doors,where there dignity is well preserved, they are all fired out of Real Madrid. Now, Benitez, hasn't lost a single game in his Real Madrid tenure if it can be called a tenure since he has managed Real Madrid for only seven competitive games.

4 Simple Reasons Why Benitez Would Leave Real Madrid

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Although the title uses the word ‘leave', we all know no one actually ‘leaves' Real Madrid. Behind closed doors,where there dignity is well preserved, they are all fired out of Real Madrid. Now, Benitez, hasn't lost a single game in his Real Madrid tenure if it can be called a tenure since he has managed Real Madrid for only seven competitive games.

3 Reasons Why Golden Shoe Makes More Sense Than Ballon Do’r

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Ronaldo has done it again and won Golden Shoe for the fourth time. More than any other player in the history of football. Suddenly his museum building antic makes more sense than ever . Ronaldo may not be the best ever even with all the honors and trophies he has won in his illustrious career but he isn't giving up that is for sure.

3 Reasons Why Golden Shoe Makes More Sense Than Ballon Do’r

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Ronaldo has done it again and won Golden Shoe for the fourth time. More than any other player in the history of football. Suddenly his museum building antic makes more sense than ever . Ronaldo may not be the best ever even with all the honors and trophies he has won in his illustrious career but he isn't giving up that is for sure.

Pele Is Wrong On Five Counts.

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Pele is not on drugs, that I am sure of. But you wouldn't know it judging by what comes out of his now notoriously controversial mouth. Pele, in India for a promotion tour of some sorts, affirmed to the attendees that Messi was the best player of the last 10 years. He didn't just stop there as he declared Messi as the best player of last year as well.

Can Cristiano Ronaldo Retire At Real Madrid ?

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Most people ask the question "will Ronaldo retire at Real Madrid" but the real question should be, with regards to any other player in the past orthe present, can he retire at Real Madrid? The remarkable level of play that one has to be able to achieve and sustain to be a regular player at Real Madrid is not something any player can do over the entire length of his career.

Messi’s 73 or Brazilian Ronaldo’s 47? Who Really Scored More?

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Lionel Messi scored a mammoth 73 goals in the season 2011-2012. It was perhaps his best season then and by the looks of it, looks set to become the best season ever for Lionel Messi till the end of his career. For most Barcelona people, that was it. Messi had proven himself as the greatest player to have ever played the game.

Why Is Ronaldo’s Goal Record More Impressive Than Messi’s

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Ronalgo 500+ | Create infographics Ronaldo has been breaking records left and right despite having a poor start to the season by his lofty standards. Against Malmo, he didn't play his best but still managed to get two goals and in all fairness, could have scored two more goals had he been in the form he has been throughout the last six or seven seasons.

5 Reasons Why Messi isn’t a good role Model (And Ronaldo is)

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Messi might be injured for six or seven weeks now but it doesn't change the fact that he is a hero to thousands (perhaps millions?) around the world. The wikipedia article even shows a bus in the hills of India with a Messi tag on its rear windows. Lionel Messi is paid a lot of money for his services and he is one of the greatest (if not the greatest) of his generation alongside C.

Was A ‘Draw’ Really Fair After Colossal Madrid Attack ?

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Real Madrid attack took an enormous amount of shots against Malaga this weekend and still ended up with a 0-0 draw thanks to a brilliant display from Malaga goalkeeper Kameni and some not so great finishing by Real Madrid attack. Real Madrid against Malaga: took 31 shots throughout the duration of the game had 27 chances to score a goal.

How To Beat Bilbao In Simplistic Ways For Amazing Results

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Real Madrid won against Bilbao 1-2 San Mames stadium a couple of days ago. Two goals from Benzema for Real Madrid and a goal from Sabin for Athletic Bilbao might give you the impression that it was an average win for Real Madrid, but it wasn't. It was an amazing result as fixtures against Bilbao are always very hard for Real Madrid at any point in the season.

Manchester United

Ronaldo: I was petrified of wearing #7 shirt at United

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Cristiano Ronaldo came second in the Ballon d'Or last night, losing out to Lionel Messi. Ronaldo has reflected on the beginnings of his career, when he signed for Manchester United and was given the number seven shirt by Sir Alex Ferguson.

When I arrived at Man United, I asked for 28 but the coach said no, you will wear 7.

Evra: Ronaldo told me how much he loves United

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Patrice Evra has been asked whether he still speaks to Cristiano Ronaldo, and our former left-back has revealed he talks to him a lot and that Ronaldo still loves Manchester United.

Yeah, yeah. A lot. And he said ‘but for the moment I don't know'. When I was talking with him he said ‘but you know the way I love Manchester United'.

Ronaldo: Fergie better than Mourinho and Benitez

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Cristiano Ronaldo has again reiterated his feelings for Sir Alex Ferguson, claiming the former Manchester United manager is the best he has ever worked with. Ronaldo has played for the likes of Jose Mourinho, Carlo Ancelotti and, currently, Rafa Benitez, but he insists Ferguson outshines them all.

Sir Alex Ferguson Reveals Seven Superstars He Unsuccesfully Tried To Sign For Manchester United

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My way or the highway

As mentioned earlier, Sir Alex Ferguson is currently doing the rounds while plugging the release of his new book.

As such,extracts are currently being leaked/serialised all over the place, giving us a little more insight into Fergie's largely clandestine tenure at Manchester United.

The Rest

Arsenal star CAN win Ballon D´Or….next year

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It is a fair reward for how well the Arsenal and Chile forward has taken the English Premier League by storm since signing from Barcelona last summer that the name of Alexis Sanchez is among the 23 players from the world of football that have made the shortlist for the FIFA Ballon D´Or awarded to [.

Really Scary Part Of The High Energy Madrid Draw

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Real Madrid got a draw out of Atletico Madrid at Vicente Calderon and now sit level on points with Barcelona on fifteen with seven games played. Well, Real Madrid is actually two positions above Barcelona because of superior goal difference. Atletico Madrid are now at the fifth spot, five points behind Real Madrid and Barcelona.

La Juve mata il Siviglia e vola a 6 punti. Ronaldo doppietta e record

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La Juventus stenta in Serie A ma vola in Champions, nel Girone A, dove, dopo la vittoria perentoria di Manchester arriva il successo convincente dello Stadium di ieri sera contro il Siviglia. 2 a 0 il finale, firmato Morata-Zaza, con quest'ultimo al suo primo gol in Europa. Bianconeri primi a punteggio pieno dopo due giornate, [.

Pies Classics: ‘I Will Follow Ronaldo’ – The Finest Football Tribute Song In The History Of Recorded Music (Video)

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Today is Ronaldo's 39th birthday, so we thought we'd celebrate O Fenemo's gradual transition into middle age by re-introducing you to finest tribute he has ever been paid.

Presenting 'I Will Follow Ronaldo', otherwise known as the single greatest football hymn ever recorded and a work of pure, unfettered genius as angelically sung by an hostof the Brazilian striker's footballing contemporaries.