Madrid, Apr 13 (EFE).- Florentino Perez was once again re-elected as president of Real Madrid, following a meeting of the club’s electoral board early on Tuesday.
The 74-year-old automatically took the reins of the Spanish side for a sixth term until 2025, after the deadline for submitting further nominations for the position expired Monday night.
“Having presented no more than one candidacy … Mr. Florentino Perez Rodriguez is declared president of Real Madrid,” the Spanish club said in a statement.
Perez first took up presidency in 2000 after he defeated the club’s 13th president Ramón Mendoza and remained in office until 2006, when he resigned. He was elected again in 2009 and has been running for the post unopposed ever since.
In 2009, Perez made it his task to challenge Pep Guardiola’s unbeatable Barcelona and started signing players such as Cristiano Ronaldo, Karim Benzema and Xabi Alonso.
Under him, Real Madrid has won 26 titles: five UEFA Champion Leagues, five La Ligas, five FIFA Club World Cups, five Spanish Super Cups, four UEFA Super Cups and two Copas del Rey.EFE