Real Madrid has won more Champions League titles than any other team. The run of success began in the 1950s with superstar Alfredo Di Stéfano. Today another superstar, Cristiano Ronaldo, helps keep the team at the top levels of European soccer.

  • Publisher: Creative Education
  • Series: Soccer Champions
  • Year Published: 2015
  • Age Level: 8-14
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Focusing on different soccer teams, these books all open with the same overview of the sport, followed by an outline of historic events, such as the Spanish Civil War and World War II, that have shaped the team’s history. FC Barcelona and Real Madrid’s intense rivalry has its origins in 1714, when those loyal to King Philip V conquered Barcelona. The prose is balanced by well-labeled photos, time lines, and short biographies of outstanding players. VERDICT: North American soccer fans will welcome these serviceable additions. (School Library Journal)