How many times have Real Madrid won the Champions League?

Jorge Valdano was an accomplished striker for Real Madrid but has morphed into the all-seeing ideologue of the club in retirement.

The 1986 World Cup winner with Argentina perfectly summed up the ethos of the club he played for and managed when he explained: “Real Madrid is a football club that has defined its social relevance through its results. Real Madrid is as great as the number of titles it has won.”

What literary and political pretension Los Blancos may lack compared to other clubs – notably their fierce rivals from Catalonia – they more than make up for in trinkets and trophies. No…


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