Jorge Valdano

Lionel Messi of Barcelona in action during the Champions League clash with Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium on November 1, 2016
Jorge Valdano: 'Lionel Messi has many years left'
Former Real Madrid manager Jorge Valdano claims that Barcelona's Lionel Messi still has many years left at the top level.
Nov 3, 17:36
Barcelona's Lionel Messi celebrates after scoring a goal during the La Liga match against Sporting Gijon on February 17, 2016
Jorge Valdano hails "strategist" Lionel Messi
Former Real Madrid boss Jorge Valdarno claims that Barcelona's Lionel Messi can now "play an entire match just walking" due to his understanding of the game.
Feb 19, 20:06
Gareth Bale congratulates Cristiano Ronaldo during the game between Real Madrid and Espanyol on September 12, 2015
Jorge Valdano: 'Cristiano Ronaldo playing under protest'
Former Real Madrid sporting director Jorge Valdano does not think that Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale can play together in the same forward line.
Nov 10, 12:39
Barcelona's Argentinian forward Lionel Messi vies with Real Madrid's Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo during the Spanish league Clasico football match on October 26, 2013
Ernesto Valdano: 'Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi will soon hit goal trail'
Former Real Madrid manager Jorge Valdano backs Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi to soon open their goalscoring accounts for the new La Liga season.
Sep 9, 18:55
Former general manager of Spanish club Real Madrid, Jorge Valdano on June 18, 2012
Jorge Valdano: 'Real Madrid, Barcelona favourites for Champions League'
Former Real Madrid boss Jorge Valdano claims that Barcelona and Real Madrid will battle for the Champions League title this season.
Sep 9, 18:15
Real Madrid's Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates after scoring during the Spanish league football match Villarreal CF vs Real Madrid CF at El Madrigal stadium in Villareal on September 27, 2014
Jorge Valdano: 'Age will not stop Cristiano Ronaldo'
Former Real Madrid director Jorge Valdano believes that Cristiano Ronaldo will remain one of the best players in the world for the next few seasons.
Sep 29, 12:13
Former general manager of Spanish club Real Madrid, Jorge Valdano on June 18, 2012
Jorge Valdano: 'Real Madrid will miss Angel di Maria, Xabi Alonso'
Former Real Madrid manager Jorge Valdano says that recently-departed Xabi Alonso was a "much-needed player" at Los Blancos who will be greatly missed.
Sep 2, 21:43
A general view of Brazuca and the FIFA World Cup Trophy at the Maracana before the adidas Brazuca launch on December 3, 2013 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Top five World Cup finals
Ahead of tonight's showpiece event, Sports Mole picks out the five most memorable World Cup finals of all time.
Jul 13, 12:51
Barcelona's Argentinian forward Lionel Messi celebrates after scoring during the Spanish league football match against RCD Espanyol on March 29, 2014
Jorge Valdano: 'Lionel Messi is a genius'
Former Real Madrid forward Jorge Valdano backs Barcelona's Lionel Messi to lead Argentina to the World Cup this summer.
May 17, 12:39
Real Madrid's forward Raul reacts during the Santiago Bernabeu trophy football match Real Madrid CF vs Al-Sadd SC at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid on August 22, 2013
Report: Raul to retire in summer
A report claims that former Real Madrid forward Raul, who is currently with Al-Sadd, will retire from professional football at the end of the current season.
Mar 5, 18:26
Real Madrid's forward Raul reacts during the Santiago Bernabeu trophy football match Real Madrid CF vs Al-Sadd SC at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid on August 22, 2013
Jorge Valdano tips Raul to manage Real Madrid
Former Real Madrid sporting director Jorge Valdano believes that Raul will manage Los Blancos in the future.
Mar 5, 13:30
Real Madrid's Gareth Bale celebrates after scoring the opening goal against Galatasaray during their Champions League group match on November 27, 2013
Jorge Valdano: 'Gareth Bale is anxious'
Former Real Madrid forward Jorge Valdano says that record-signing Gareth Bale has been too 'anxious' this season.
Feb 19, 13:17
Real Madrid players Gareth Bale and Cristiano Ronaldo
Jorge Valdano: 'Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi worth more than Gareth Bale'
Former Real Madrid director Jorge Valdano claims that Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo are worth more than Gareth Bale.
Oct 13, 06:35
Johan Cruyff
Johan Cruyff: 'Jose Mourinho will fail at Chelsea'
Dutch legend Johan Cruyff predicts that Jose Mourinho's second spell at Chelsea will be a failure because of the coach's negative attitude.
Jun 4, 05:26
Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo in action against Manchester United on March 5, 2013
Ramon Calderon: 'Florentino Perez did not want Cristiano Ronaldo'
Ramon Calderon claims that Florentino Perez did not want to sign Cristiano Ronaldo and even tried to "stop" the transfer from going through.
Mar 22, 20:33
Real striker Gonzalo Higuain celebrates his goal against Valencia on January 20, 2013
Jorge Valdano: 'Karim Benzema, Gonzalo Higuain duel hurting Real Madrid'
Jorge Valdano says that Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho needs to decide on who his first-choice striker is.
Feb 9, 05:18
Real Madrid boss Jose Mourinho on December 4, 2012
Jorge Valdano: 'Jose Mourinho's record at Real Madrid is average'
Jorge Valdano says that Jose Mourinho's record of one league title in two years at Real Madrid is an "average" record.
Jan 4, 23:42
Lionel Messi
Jorge Valdano: 'Diego Maradona more artistic than Lionel Messi'
Former Argentina international Jorge Valdano believes that Diego Maradona was more artistic than Lionel Messi.
Mar 22, 22:20
Robin Van Persie
Jorge Valdano: 'Barcelona need Robin Van Persie'
Former Real Madrid director Jorge Valdano believes that his former club do not need Arsenal striker Robin Van Persie.
Feb 10, 19:48
David Villa
Jorge Valdano issues David Villa fear
David Villa is in danger of becoming a fringe player for Barcelona, according to Jorge Valdano.
Dec 7, 13:04
New generic football image
Mourinho remains at Real as Valdano is sacked
Director general Jorge Valdano is sacked from Real Madrid as Jose Mourinho is afforded more power.
May 26, 09:55



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