Florentino Perez has won re-election as Real Madrid's president and will now remain at the club's helm until 2025.
The 74-year-old will now serve a fifth consecutive term and his sixth overall at the Spanish giants, having been president for 12 years since taking over from Ramon Calderon in June 2009.
‘'On 13 April 2021, in Madrid, at 00:01 hours, at the headquarters of the Real Madrid Club de Futbol Electoral Board, the individuals listed at the beginning meet to discuss and decide on the matters listed below,' a Real Madrid statement read.
‘’Given the existing health situation resulting from Covid-19, the president, Mr. Jose Manuel de Carlos Grau, has decided that the members of the Electoral Board who so wish may participate telematically.
‘’Having presented no more than one candidacy declared by this Electoral Board and by virtue of article 40, section E, point 2 of the current by-laws of the club, Mr. Florentino Perez Rodriguez is declared president of Real Madrid.'’
Any candidate wanting to run for president must have been a club member for at least 20 years and have acquired the personal wealth required to obtain a bank guarantee worth at least 15 per cent of the club's budget.
But with nobody coming forward to challenge him, this is the third successive occasion on which Perez has been re-elected as Madrid's president, having previously retained control in 2013 and 2017.
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