MADRID – Florentino Pérez renewed his commitment as president of Real Madrid until 2025 after no other candidate stood in the elections.
The white club announced on Monday night the start of what will be the sixth term of the Spanish businessman.
“This morning the proclamation of Florentino Pérez as president of Real Madrid CF and its Board of Directors was held in Real Madrid City,” the institution reported.
Florentino called the elections on April 1 and possible candidates had from April 3 to April 12 to present their candidacies.
But, as happened in 2013 and 2017, Florentino was re-elected without the need for a vote since there has been no candidate capable of passing the cut. However, to stand for election, candidates must have been Real Madrid members for at least 20 years and must have sufficient personal wealth to be able to obtain a bank guarantee worth at least 15% of the club’s budget.
Florentino’s goal for this new “legislature” will be the premiere of the new Santiago Bernabéu, the return of the great signings such as Kylian Mbappé and / or Erling Haaland and complete the digital conversion of the club.
Florentino, 74, first became president of the club in 2000 with the promise of signing Luís Figo. Since then, the guideline was clear: modernize the club and return to having the best players in the world in its squad. This is how Los Galacticos arrived like Figo himself, Zinedine Zidane, Ronaldo, David Beckham or Ronaldo.
From 2006 to 2009, Florentino took a break to come back strong. Then Benzema, Kaká or Cristiano Ronaldo arrived to regain the international power of a club that was struggling to advance in the Champions League.
Under Florentino Pérez, Madrid has won 47 titles, including five Champions League, five club world championships and five leagues.