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MARCA
Marca.png
Type National daily sports newspaper
Format Tabloid
Owner Grupo Unidad Editorial
Editor Eduardo Inda
Founded 1938
Language Spanish
Headquarters Paseo de la Castellana, 66 2nd Floor - 28046
Madrid, Spain
Circulation 403,000
Official website [2]

MARCA is a Spanish daily sports newspaper that deals mostly with football-related topics. Since 1984, Marca belongs to Recoletos group. It has a readership of over 2,300,000, the highest in Spain for a daily newspaper and more than half of sports readership.[1]

MARCA online Marca.com was created in 1995 and is the most visited sports website in Spain with 3,116,384 users a month.

MARCA on the radio Since February 2001 there has also been an associated 24-hour/day sports radio station, Radio Marca.

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History

MARCA's first edition. The caption reads: “Arm raised to the sportsmen of Spain”

MARCA was founded on December 21 1938, at the height of the Spanish Civil War, in San Sebastian by pro-nationalist forces. Its first editor was Manuel Fernández Cuesta.

On 25 November 1942 it ceased being published as a weekly publication and has been published as a daily ever since.

On December 21, 2007 MARCA hosted a gala event, featuring the leading Spanish sportsmen of the 20th century, to celebrate the newspaper's 70th anniversary. [2]

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Alex Ferguson

The paper has been involved in an ongoing dispute with Sir Alex Ferguson since the summer of 2008 when he accused MARCA of being "...a vehicle to unsettle players" on behalf of Real Madrid[3] - in reference to the alleged tapping-up of Cristiano Ronaldo.

Awards

The following awards are awarded by MARCA at the end of each season:

  • Pichichi - To the top goalscorer in La Liga as well as to the top goalscorer in Segunda División.
  • Zarra - To the top goalscorer among Spanish nationals in La Liga as well as to the top goalscorer among Spanish nationals in Segunda División.
  • Zamora - To the best goalkeeper in La Liga as well as to the best goalkeeper in Segunda División.
  • Miguel Muñoz - To the best head coach in La Liga as well as to the best head coach in Segunda División.
  • Guruceta - To the best referee in La Liga as well as to the best referee in Segunda División.
  • Di Stefano - To the best player in La Liga.

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