Diario Marca


Diario Marca

Infobox Newspaper
name = Marca


caption =
type = National daily sports newspaper
format = Tabloid
foundation = 1938
ceased publication =
price = €1.00 Spain
£1.00 United Kingdom
€1.35 Portugal
€1.75 Italy
$1.95 USA
€2.15 Belgium / France
€2.20 Germany / Ireland
owners = Grupo Unidad Editorial
publisher =
editor = Eduardo Inda
language = Spanish
political = Real Madrid
circulation = 403,000
headquarters = Paseo de la Castellana, 66 2nd Floor - 28046
Madrid, Spain
ISSN =
website = [http://www.marca.com/ marca.com]

Marca is a Spanish daily sports newspaper that deals mostly with football-related topics from a rather yellow perspective. 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. [http://www.aimc.es/aimc.php?izq=egm.swf&pag_html=si&op=cuatro&dch=02egm/24.html]

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

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

Criticism

The paper faced allegations of 'being Real Madrid's unofficial mouthpiece' and of involvement in the alleged [ [http://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/football/2008/06/09/man-united-lodge-fifa-complaint-over-cristiano-ronaldo-89520-20601541/ Man United lodge FIFA complaint over Cristiano Ronaldo - mirror.co.uk ] ] tapping up of Cristiano Ronaldo. Sir Alex Ferguson has accused Marca of being "...a vehicle to unsettle players" on behalf of Madrid [ [http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-1025603/Real-Madrid-coach-pictured-meeting-United-star-Ronaldo--Still-claim-theres-evidence-tapping-Calderon.html Real coach seen meeting Ronaldo - Still no evidence of tapping up Calderon? | Mail Online ] ] .

Marca's first cover featured a picture of Real Madrid's famous goalkeeper, Ricardo Zamora, with his right arm raised in the Fascist salute, and the heading “Right arm raised to the sportsmen of Spain”.

Awards

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

* Pichichi - To the highest league goalscorer.
* Zarra - To the highest league goalscorer of Spanish nationality.
* Zamora - To the best goalkeeper.
* Miguel Muñoz - To the best manager
* Guruceta - To the best referee.
* Di Stefano - To the best player.

References

External links

* [http://www.marca.com Marca] - Official website (in Spanish)
* [http://www.radiomarca.com RadioMarca] - Marca's Radio Station (in Spanish)


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