Norwegian 16-year-old Martin Odegaard debuts for Real Madrid

MADRID (AP) Sixteen-year-old Martin Odegaard made his debut with Real Madrid's first team on the final day of the Spanish league Saturday. The Norwegian teenager replaced Ballon d'Or holder Cristiano Ronaldo in the 58th minute of Madrid's match against Getafe at the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium. Ronaldo had already scored three goals to give runner-up Madrid a 5-3 lead in a game that...
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Martin Odegaard could be handed Real Madrid debut on Saturday

Real Madrid are preparing to give a handful of youth players their debuts this weekend against Getafe, with the end of their season a mere formality. After losing out on the La Liga title to Barcelona and having their quest to repeat as Champions League winners ended by Juventus, the coaching staff feels that now would be a good time to give some of their reserve team players a...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Real Madrid president Florentino Perez has spent $1.3 billion on 14 titles

During his twelve years as Real Madrid president, Florentino Perez has spent over $1.3 billion on transfers with the club winning 14 titles during that time. Perez’s tenure with Madrid has been divided between two terms (2000-06, 2009-15). During his first term as president he spent just over $500 million on transfers, with an additional $860 million during his current...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Real Madrid need to pay £200m for Chelsea’s Eden Hazard

Real Madrid need to pay £200m for Chelsea’s Eden Hazard - originally posted on Soccerlens.com Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has quashed rumours of Real Madrid’s interest in Eden Hazard and says if Madrid wanted the Belgium winger, he would be among the first to know. Castilla coach Zinedine Zidane had revealed his admiration for Hazard, who won the PFA Player of the Year on...
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April 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Jose Mourinho values Eden Hazard at £200 million

Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho values Eden Hazard at B£200million and says if Real Madrid wanted the Belgium playmaker, he would be among the first to know. Real coach Zinedine Zidane this week spoke of his admiration for Hazard, who is favorite to be crowned PFA Player of the Year on Sunday night after a sparkling season for Chelsea. Zidane is 24-year-old Hazard’s idol and the comments...
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April 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Mourinho issues warning to Real Madrid, Eden Hazard will cost $300m

Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho values Eden Hazard at $300m and says if Real Madrid wanted the Belgium playmaker, he would be among the first to know. Real coach Zinedine Zidane spoke this week of his admiration for Hazard, who is favorite to be crowned PFA Player of the Year on Sunday night after a magnificent season for Chelsea. Zidane is 24-year-old Hazard's idol and the comments were...
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April 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Mourinho says Hazard not interested in joining Real Madrid

Jose Mourinho is not concerned about Real Madrid's interest in Eden Hazard. Zinedine Zidane has admitted Real Madrid are keeping tabs on the Chelsea forward but Mourinho was dismissive of their chances of prising him away from Stamford Bridge. Hazard recently signed a new five-and-a-half year deal with Chelsea and is the favourite for the PFA Player of the Year award. Mourinho has...
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April 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Zidane: Manchester United’s €153m target not for sale

Zidane: Manchester United’s €153m target not for sale - originally posted on Soccerlens.com Real Madrid legend and Castilla manager Zinedine Zidane has insisted that Gareth Bale will not be sold to Manchester United or any other club in the summer. Bale joined Madrid for a world record transfer fee from Tottenham in 2013, but the Welshman has been repeatedly linked with a move...
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April 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Who will be Real Madrid’s next Galactico – Sterling or De Gea?

Who will be Real Madrid’s next Galactico – Sterling or De Gea? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com Real Madrid legend Zinedine Zidane has revealed that the European Champions are monitoring the situation of Liverpool winger Raheem Sterling, who is stalling on signing a new contract.  The past few weeks have been tormenting for Liverpool. Both on and off the pitch. Back to...
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April 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Real Madrid monitoring Liverpool star Sterling, according to Zidane

Real Madrid are monitoring Raheem Sterling's situation at Liverpool, according to Zinedine Zidane. Zidane, who is in charge of the European champions' B team, says they are watching the England international who is stalling on signing a new contract at Anfield. "We know who Raheem Sterling is, and of course we are monitoring him as a player," Zidane said.. "There are very few players...
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April 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Zinedine Zidane: Real Madrid ‘Monitoring’ Raheem Sterling’s Progress At LFC

Zinedine Zidane is preparing Real Madrid’s opening move for Raheem Sterling. Zidane said Monday Real Madrid is monitoring Sterling’s progress with Liverpool with an eye toward a potential transfer, the Mail, the Mirror and the Guardian reported Monday. Zidane, coach of Real Madrid’s reserve team, said the Spanish club rates Sterling as one of the...
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April 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Zinedine Zidane says he would coach Real Madrid if offered the job

Zinedine Zidane says he would coach Real Madrid if he was offered the job. However, the former France international went on to say the club already has a manager in charge who is doing a good job. In recent weeks, Zidane has been tipped to replace Carlo Ancelotti at the end of the season. The Frenchman is currently in charge of Real Madrid Castilla and has directed the team to...
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March 30, 2015  |  Discuss

World Cup winner Zidane wants to coach France national team

Zinedine Zidane has signalled his ambition to manage the France national team in the future. Zidane, who won World Cup and European Championship winners' medals with France during his playing days, is currently coaching Real Madrid's reserve side Castilla. There has been strong speculation in Spain that Madrid are grooming him to succeed current boss Carlo Ancelotti, whose long-term...
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March 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Zinedine Zidane praises Bayern Munich during 3-day visit

Former World Cup winner and current Real Madrid Castilla head coach Zinedine Zidane has taken time during the international break to visit Bayern Munich and has praised the organization and family atmosphere at the German club. The legendary player was among seven French coaches who took part in a three-day visit to the Bundesliga giant. The coaches met chief executive Karl-Heinz...
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March 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Martin Odegaard preparing for Euro 2016 qualifier against Croatia

Martin Odegaard is training with the Norway national team ahead of this weekend’s Euro 2016 qualifier against Croatia. Despite not featuring for Real Madrid since his signing in January, Odegaard is expected to feature for Norway in Zagreb on Saturday. The 16-year-old prodigy already has three caps after making his international debut for Norway in August 2014. National team...
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March 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Zinedine Zidane could succeed Carlo Ancelotti at Real Madrid

Zinedine Zidane is being lined up to be Carlo Ancelotti’s successor at Real Madrid, according to Sky Sports Spanish soccer expert Graham Hunter. Ancelotti has been under criticism for the past several months for failing to rotate his squad and being unable to find a solution to his team’s attacking problems. Although Madrid embarked on a record-breaking 22-match winning...
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March 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Kaka: The MLS’s latest superstar

Ahead of his Orlando City debut this Saturday we look back at the glittering career of the MLS’s latest superstar. Before the title of “World player of the year” was reserved exclusively for Cristiano Ronaldo or Lionel Messi it belonged to Kaka. In 2007 it was the Brazilian who took home the Ballon D’or with his Argentinian and Portuguese colleagues having to settle for...
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March 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Real Madrid add teenager Martin Odegaard to their Champions League squad

Real Madrid have officially included teenager Martin Odegaard to their Champions League squad for the knockout stages, which are set to resume later this month. Odegaard made his official debut for the club’s B team, Real Madrid Castilla, yesterday; assisting two goals during their friendly against Chinese side Beijing Guoan. He wore the number 10 shirt and played 63 minutes...
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February 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Martin Odegaard likely to debut for Real Madrid Castilla on February 1st

Norway international Martin Odegaard will not be making his debut for Real Madrid Castilla this weekend. Coach Zinedine Zidane has not named the 16-year-old prodigy in his squad for the local derby against Fuenlabrada at the Estadio Alfredo di Stefano. Officials at the Spanish club feel it is too soon for the new-signee to play with the reserves and have pointed towards Castilla’s...
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January 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Martin Odegaard says Real Madrid was the best option for his career development

Real Madrid unveiled its latest signing today as Norwegian teenager Martin Odegaard was presented to the world at the club’s training ground. The 16-year-old prodigy told the assembled media that the Spanish giant was the best option for the development of his career. Los Blancos completed the signing of the Norway international and announced his transfer from Stromsgodset late...
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January 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Massimiliano Allegri on Paul Pogba's goal and the comparison with Zidendine Zidane

Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri says midfielder Paul Pogba has enough quality to become a great of the game. The 21-year-old scored a phenomenal goal to put Juventus in front against Napoli on Sunday night and Allegri says he can make history at the club just like Michel Platini and Zinedine Zidane. "I hope [Paul] Pogba […]
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January 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Soccer Strongman Adebayo Akinfenwa Thrills With Goal, Turn Vs. LFC (GIFs)

Wimbledon’s Adebayo Akinfenwa made the most of his chance to play against the team he has supported all his life in front of a global audience. Akinfenwa scored Wimbledon’s only goal in its 2-1 loss against Liverpool on Monday at Kingsmeadow in the third round of the FA Cup. Akinfenwa is widely recognized as the strongest player in the soccer world, and the goal wasn’t his...
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January 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Spanish court lifts Zinedine Zidane's coaching ban, cleared to manage

A Spanish court has lifted Zinedine Zidane's coaching ban, allowing the Real Madrid great to manage its reserve team. Zidane was last month banned from coaching for three months -- along with the man he assists, Santiago Sanchez -- after he was found to have taken the role without the necessary coaching qualifications. Real insisted he had been licensed by the French Football Federation...
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November 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Enzo Fernandez, Zinedine Zidane’s Son, Debuts For Real Madrid B Team (Video)

Enzo Alan Zidane Fernandez probably won’t become as a good a soccer player as his father was, but his career already is turning in the right direction. Fernandez, 19, debuted for Real Madrid’s B (or “Castilla”) team Sunday in its 2-1 win over Conquense in a Segunda B (Spanish third division) game. Fernandez’s father, French soccer legend and current Real Madrid B coach Zinedine...
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November 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Court suspends Zidane's three-month ban over coaching credentials

Real Madrid has won its appeal for Castilla coach Zinedine Zidane's three-month ban to be temporarily suspended. It emerged on Monday that the Spanish Football Federation's (RFEF) Competition Committee had suspended Zidane because the 42-year-old does not hold the necessary qualifications for the role. Real released a statement insisting it would aggressively fight the RFEF...
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October 31, 2014  |  Discuss
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