Diario AS

Diario AS (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈdjaɾjo ˈas]) is a Spanish daily sports newspaper, concentrating particularly on football.

TypeDaily sports newspaper
Founder(s)Luis Montiel Balanzat
PublisherIgnacio Díez
EditorAlfredo Relaño
Founded6 December 1967 (1967-12-06)
Circulation214,654 (2006)
Sister newspapersEl Pais
Cinco Días


Diario AS is part of PRISA which also owns El Pais and Cinco Días.[1] The paper particularly covers news of the Madrid football teams: Real Madrid, Atlético Madrid and Rayo Vallecano. It competes directly with MARCA.

In addition to Madrid, the newspaper also has satellite bureaus in Barcelona, Bilbao, A Coruña, Seville, Valencia and Zaragoza.

In May 2012 the newspaper launched an English language sub-site offering original journalism and articles translated from the original Spanish by native English-language speakers.

The circulation of Diario AS was 181,172 copies in 2001[2] and 176,892 copies in 2002.[3] It rose to 214,654 copies in 2006.[4]


  1. Enric Castelló; David Domingo (2005). "Spanish media facing new media: a challenge to journalists?". International Journal of Iberian Studies. 18 (3). Retrieved 3 December 2014.
  2. "Specialised and local press". Grupo PRISA. 2002. Archived from the original (Annual report) on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 10 August 2015.
  3. "Printed Media Group (GMI)". Grupo PRISA. 2003. Archived from the original (Annual report) on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 10 August 2015.
  4. Figures covering January to December 2006 Archived 16 April 2007 at the Wayback Machine. Oficina de Justificación de la Difusión. Retrieved 26 April 2007.
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