Top Ten Goalies and Defenders of Real Madrid-All time

Real Madrid FC LogoRicard Zamora is the first member of the Spanish football National team. He represented the Spain National team in 1934 World Cup and made official appearances for 46 times. Juan Alonso was the part of Real Madrid for the victories in 1956, 1957 and 1958 European Cups. Juan was the captain of the National team for 2 times. Agustin made his debut in first division against UD Salamanca because of the injury of Remon. Agustin helped his team to reach the last eight at 1979 FIFA World Youth Championship. Mariano Remon helped the club to six leagues and three cups. Paco Buyo was the goalkeeper of Real Madrid who appeared for the club for 542 first division matches which is third highest in the history of the club. Jose Banon played more than 100 matches for the club. Bodo Illgner played in 1998 UEFA Championship League Final and Real Madrid won that match but he was relegated to the bench by Iker Casillas, the best goalkeeper of Real Madrid. Read more..

Team Spain in World Cup Football

by on June 24, 2010
in FIFA, Football teams

David Villa

Spain football team made their first appearance in 1934 and have shown up intermittently since then. They turned in their best World Cup performance to date in 1950 when they went home in fourth place after managing wins over powerhouse teams such as the USA, Chile and England to take a spot in the semi-finals. Over the years, the team has encountered a road-bock on their road to a Cup win… the semi-finals.

During Spain’s first World Cup in 1934, the team did manage to make it to the quarterfinals only to be ousted by Italy. In 1954 they missed qualifying thanks to lady luck, since it was coin toss after a tied game with Turkey that kept them out of contention for the Cup that year.

When Spain hosted their first World Cup Tournament, in 1982, many had hoped to see fortune smile upon the home team. They were disappointed. Spain managed only one victory in front of the home crowd, squeaking into the second round before elimination.

1986 was kinder and they managed to work their way into the quarterfinals before elimination. In 1990 the lost in overtime in a second round match with Yugoslavia. Then, once more in 1994, they again faced elimination in a match in the quarterfinals. In 1998, they didn’t fare nearly as well and never made it out of the first round, but four years later they made it to the 2002 quarterfinals again.

All of this see-sawing from finals to quarterfinals to early elimination, and even a coin toss that prevented their making the tournament, Team Spain has yet to taste the sweetness of World Cup victory. With a talented team, they had their hopes set on “high” as they entered this year’s FIFA World Cup in South Africa. With one win and one loss so far in this year’s tournament, they are holding their own in their group. Still, they have a lot of obstacles between them and their first tournament win.

Spain National football team went ahead to win the football World Cup 2010. In 2014, the team was not able to defend its world cup title.

Spain football team is still among best ranked teams in the world while also holding the UEFA European Championship 2008 trophy and 2012 edition. Their consistent play and outstanding performance has thrilled the football world. Here is a little bit about them: Read more..

Famous Football Player: David Villa (Spain)

by on June 15, 2010
in FIFA, Football Players

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Spain – Eager for Number 1

by on June 14, 2010
in FIFA, Football teams

Football_SpainSpain, being the current European champion of year 2008, has been positioned second on the FIFA rankings which clearly shows that Spain has the potential to claim the title this year. As per the qualification for FIFA World Cup, Spain has qualified for 12 times in this event. In 2008, Spain became the only team to be at the top of the FIFA World Ranking who has not won the World Cup title ever. Marvel it is for Spain! Read more..