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Magnus Carlsen took the honorary kick off for the Real Madrid-Valladolid match

Noticia | 30/11/2013 | PHOTOGRAPHER: Realmadrid.com

Magnus Carlsen, who became world chess champion on 22nd November and is known Whites fan, took the honorary kick-off in the La Liga match between Real Madrid and Valladolid. The Norwegian, who is the second youngest champion in the chess history after Kasparov, received an ovation from the Bernabéu after winning the title by beating Viswanathan Anand, also a Real Madrid supporter, in Chennai (India). Prior to the match, Real Madrid President Florentino Pérez gave him a shirt with his name on and an inscribed watch for his 23rd birthday, which he is celebrating today.