Florentino Pérez will comply against him Eibar his 1,000th party as president of Real Madrid. The maximum representative of the Madrid team reaches a thousand-year-old figure at the head of the entity, of which he was elected president in 2000, by winning Lorenzo Sanz in the elections. Then the galactic stage of the club began, which continues to this day. Without a doubt, Florentino has become, on his own merits, the most important president in the club’s history – with the permission of Santiago Bernabéu – and under his leadership a total of 26 titles have been achieved, including five Champions League titles.
With his arrival at the club, a radical transformation began. The Madrid president managed to greatly improve the economic aspect of the Real Madrid. The hiring of top-level stars allowed him to strengthen the brand abroad, making it one of the most valued in the world. To this must be added the successes achieved by the team, which came from winning a Champions League just before his arrival and which continued to reign both in Spain and in the old continent.
In his first stage at the head of the club, the signings of Figo, Zidane, Ronaldo O Beckham, in what was called ‘the Madrid of the Galactics’. After four years full of triumphs and titles, he was re-elected president, but two seasons later he decided to step aside. He returned in 2009 with the aim of ending the hegemony of Guardiola’s Barça and managed to form another legendary team that, in the long run, ended up writing one of the golden pages of the club’s history.
His return brought by the hand the arrival of Cristiano Ronaldo, Kaka and Benzema. Although the signing of the Brazilian did not go as expected, both CR7 and the French forward became two of the most important players in the club’s history. Added to players like Ramos -signed in 2005-, Modric, Xabi Alonso O Bale they got the long-awaited Tenth European Cup. Then came the hiring of Kroos O Hazard, two of the last most important signings of the white team to date.
An enviable record
Florentino Pérez is the second president with the most games in charge of Real Madrid, only surpassed by Santiago Bernabeu, who was in office a total of 35 years. Throughout Pérez’s 18 years at the helm, the club has won a total of 26 titles. The president has seen the team lift five Champions, five Suspenders, five Club World Cups -one of them still under the name of Intercontinental Cup– and five others Spanish Super Cups. To them are added four European Super Cups and two King’s Cups. During its first stage, that of the Galácticos, they won seven titles, getting another 19 since his return 12 years ago to today.
The mean of titles of Florentine During his 1,000 games in charge of the Madrid team, it is one in every 38 games. The president of the white team aspires to extend them this season with two more, with the League and the Champions in Game. In addition, we must add the 21 achieved with the basketball section.
The challenges for the future
The president of the Real Madrid He has started an electoral process of which everything indicates that he will be the winner, as there are initially no candidates to relieve him of his position. To be able to continue leading the club, the great challenge of Florentine will be refilling the galactic squad. This summer aims to be busy at the club, where the arrival of renowned signings is expected, such as Mbappé, Haaland O Alaba.
But if there is a project that stands out, it is the opening of the new Bernabéu. The transformation of the Real Madrid stadium is in process and, once the works are finished, it will have little to do with what was there before. The club will convert its stadium into a multipurpose space with which it will be able to increase revenues even more. The exploitation of the futuristic stadium is expected to entail an injection of 150 million euros per season for the club.
In addition, one of the challenges that at the moment he is managing to achieve is to save the club’s accounts at the most difficult moment, economically, that he has had to live since his accession to the presidency. The coronavirus has caused the club’s income to drop considerably, which has led it to have to maneuver successfully to prevent debt from skyrocketing.
Thanks to a policy focused on ensuring the survival of the club, it managed to close the past year with minimal benefits. The sales and release of the salary mass managed to momentarily haggle over the crisis, without having noticed an excessive drop in sports. The squad has hardly been reduced competitively and this course aims to win two more titles.