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SBD Global/May 22, 2013/International Football
Real Madrid President Florentino Pérez Announces Re-Election Decision
Published May 22, 2013
FLORENTINO IN FIGURES: In Madrid, Rubén Jiménez wrote that an examination of Pérez "shows that he has invested almost €860M in the transfer market to win just 10 trophies over the last 10 years." Each "piece of silverware has cost an average of €86M, a crazy amount considering the nature of the haul achieved: just one Champions League, three 'La Liga' titles, one Spanish Cup, three Spanish Super Cups, one UEFA Super Cup and one Intercontinental Cup." Pérez "has employed almost as many coaches as he has won trophies. Eight managers have been and gone during the current Real Madrid president's two mandates." His "most successful period to date came under the man already installed in the 'Los Blancos' hotseat, Vicente Del Bosque" (MARCA, 5/21).
CALDERÓN CRITICAL: SPORT reported former Real Madrid President Ramón Calderón has criticized Pérez via Twitter. Calderón said on Twitter, "Pérez's speech demonstrates that intelligent people can lose their minds and their senses of reality. Or will it be that very rich people are so poor that they only have money? He has lost his head: 7 years, €800M, 45 players, 8 coaches for 1 Liga and 1 Copa del Rey, but we have elevated the athletic level. We are much better than Palencia" (SPORT, 5/21).
POLL REVEALS SUPPORT: In a poll on AS's website, 59% of 36,854 voters answered "yes" to the question, "Is Florentino a good president for Real Madrid?" (AS, 5/20).