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Name Florentino Pérez
Gender Male
Ethnic Spanish
Job Real Madrid President
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Org Real Madrid

2016 01 09 Retrieve

[Real Madrid and Gareth Bale give Zinedine Zidane the perfect start] Zidane will not replace Benítez

2016 02 13 Retrieve

[on Jose Mourinho] I have very good memories of working with Mourinho; he raised our competitive level. It wasn’t a dark period. Under him, we returned to our rightful place

2018 05 05 Retrieve

[Florentino Perez, scrawled on a serviette in bad French at a UEFA gala in Monaco to Zidane] Do you want to play for Real? [The serviette was passed to Zidane at a neighboring table, who scrawled back: Yes]

2018 06 14 Retrieve

[Florentino Pérez says sacking of Spanish coach ‘was aimed at hurting the prestige of Real Madrid’] It was an absurd reaction of misunderstanding and pride, which was aimed at hurting the prestige of Real Madrid. We reached an agreement very quickly, in a few hours, and wanted to make a show of transparency, to avoid all rumours and speculation during the tournament.

We reached an agreement very quickly, in a few hours, and wanted to make a show of transparency, to avoid all rumours and speculation during the tournament

2018 09 23 Retrieve

[Florentino says Zinedine and Cristiano Ronaldo know that Real will always be their home] (Cristiano) is one of the key figures as he is the top scorer in the history of the club and worthy successor to Di Stefano. He is stand-out figure and his legend will be told from generation to generation. An example for everyone who wears this shirt. Thank you Cristiano.

(Zidane) is another of our all-time references. As coach he has entered history as one of the greatest at Real Madrid. He is one of our biggest legends and he along with Cristiano know that this will always be his home

Madrid are the European champions in both football and basketball for the first time in its history. We are proud to be living a historic moment on a sporting, economic and social level. The 13th win continued a project that begun in 2000 and once again Madrid have become the only club to win three straight Champion Leagues as a result of our sporting project, the Bernabeu effect, the best players in the world and putting emphasis in youth

We have the best players here, a spectacular squad with eleven in FIFA’s list of players of the season. Modric was picked as best player, best Champions League midfielder and is a candidate for ‘The Best’ award. A special mention should also be made to Varane who is world champion with France

[Perez also referred to the Madrid youth which has come to the fore] Vinicius is one of the upcoming stars and there is Odriozola. Ten players in the first team have come through the youth ranks and that is our strategy

2019 03 12 Retrieve

[Florentino Pérez gushed as he stood next to Toni Kroos at his Real Madrid presentation] A magnificent player has arrived, as he showed at the World Cup, where he was one of the best in the competition. His great performances in recent weeks do not come as a surprise, but as confirmation that we had chosen the right player

2019 06 10 Retrieve

[Florentino Pérez admits Real Madrid want Eden Hazard] Eden Hazard is one of the greats left in world football but then we wanted him last year too. Now he has only one year left on his contract it’s easier. We have been trying to make Hazard a Madrid player for quite a few years but we haven’t managed to until now

2019 07 05 Retrieve

[Less than 48 hours after they had won La Liga title on the final day of the season, Real Madrid dismissed Vicente del Bosque] Real Madrid needs someone with a less out-of-date training manual

2019 07 18 Retrieve

[Madrid shone brightly for two seasons, they had effectively burned out by the time Beckham arrived. He lifted just one major trophy during his four-year stay and that Liga title came right at the end, by which time Perez had already resigned, conceding that the project had been a failure. The Real supremo had completely neglected the defensive side of the game, most memorably by underestimating the importance of midfield workhorse Claude Makelele] He wasn’t a header of the ball and he rarely passed the ball more than three metres. Younger players will arrive who will cause Makelele to be forgotten

2019 07 25 Retrieve

[Dani Ceballos was hailed as the next big thing when he made his £14.75 million move to the Bernabeu from Real Betis in 2017, having just walked away with the Golden Player award at the 2017 European Under-21 Championship] Dani will be a pillar of the club for the future. Through his humility, hard work and sheer talent, he was recently named best player at the Euro Under-21 Championship. Now the real challenge starts, and you must succeed at this club for you, your family and for our fans all around the world, who are already fully convinced of your talents. The fans will back you to the hilt.

: 2019 08 08 President Florentino Perez is willing to enter negotiations with the Ligue 1 champions PSG and table an opening bid in excess of €100m, while Neymar would be offered a five-year contract with an annual salary of €25m per season. A possible return to Barcelona now looks to have collapsed, with Philippe Coutinho having rejected the opportunity to make a loan move to Tottenham

2019 09 12 Retrieve

[Florentino Perez admitted the La Liga giants have chased Robert Lewandowski and Paul Pogba, but claims Bayern Munich and Manchester United aren’t willing to let their star men leave] There are players who don’t get sold. We went for Lewandowski for several years and nothing happened because he has no clause and Bayern Munich won’t sell him. There’s no way. And that’s happened with Pogba. When certain players can be sold, we can go for them

[The failure to land Lewandowski could be partially to blame for the club’s dismal 2018-19 season] We had nine Ballon d’Or nominees and a team valued at €1.2 billion. Last year the problem wasn’t one player, but everyone’s mentality. Important players have been signed, Eden Hazard among them

2019 09 12b Retrieve

[Real Madrid president Florentino Perez dreams of seeing the club’s basketball team playing in the NBA and has suggested a move to the league’s Eastern Conference would be a good way to test their quality] In basketball we play many insignificant games. It’s better to play less, but better. We have explored the option of a European League and I have the dream of seeing Madrid in the NBA. I have asked us to be included in the Eastern Conference, but they say that’s far away

[And Perez suggested it could be a boon for the league’s popularity, noting how widely followed his own club is on social media] The other teams in Spain don’t have as much interest. But there are Greek and Turkish clubs with which we could have a European Conference. There are only two teams in the NBA with more followers than us on social networks

2019 09 13 Retrieve

[Florentino Perez says Real Madrid’s Santiago Bernabeu could play host to a record-breaking tennis match between Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal] We tried many times to beat the Guinness World Record for the most spectators at a game of tennis between Nadal and Federer at the Bernabéu but one of them was either injured or it didn’t suit. The good thing is that it seems they will last a lot longer, so there’s time

2019 09 15 Retrieve

[Florentino Perez says Real Madrid’s supporters will only be able to dream about new titles and trophies once the club meet the demands placed on themselves to succeed again] This is a united club and that’s our strength, the strength of ‘madridismo’ [Real Madrid fandom]. We have to understand that this team had won everything there was to win in a unique and historic cycle which saw us lift 17 titles in the past nine seasons, an almost inimitable cycle. It’s been a difficult season and we’ve all taken stock where necessary, because we need to turn the situation around. Don’t be in any doubt that we will do just that. By placing great demands on ourselves, we must carry out the transformation required which will allow ‘madridistas’ [Madrid fans] to dream of new successes and titles. Our challenge is to keep winning on an international football stage which is increasingly complicated and competitive. And of course, we need to recover that hunger for success. The desire that has been a crucial factor in enjoying one of the best eras in our history

2019 12 23 Retrieve

[Madrid president Perez subsequently dismissed the notion that Cristiano Ronaldo leave Real Madrid over tax case] There were rumours about him wanting to leave because of the tax case, but that’s not the reality of the situation. He wanted a change and to improve his contract, so he found it at Juventus and everyone was happy

2020 01 12 Retrieve

[Real Madrid chairman Florentino Perez conceded that Fede Valverde had stopped an opportunity for Morata, but said it was uncertain what would have happened next] It is not known what would have happened. but he prevented a clear chance for Morata in front of the goalkeeper, who could have stopped it. Many things could have happened. But it allowed us to tie, go to the penalties and win the Cup

[also expressed his sympathy for Atletico president Enrique Cerezo, saying he had behaved admirably in tough circumstances] Cerezo behaved like what he is, like a gentleman. He is a great friend. My solidarity with him when he has lost, because in the penalties there is a lot of luck, and this time it fell from our side

2020 01 12b Retrieve

[Florentino Perez says goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois is the best in the world] We thought he [Courtois] was the best goalkeeper in the world and he has shown that

2020 01 13 Retrieve

[Florentino Perez described head coach Zinedine Zidane as a blessing from heaven] [Zidane] has plenty of trophies and we’re very happy for him. I hope that he wins more trophies. Zidane has a loving relationship with Real Madrid. He decided to rest for a year and now he’s returned with renewed energy. Zidane is a blessing from heaven

[Perez felt the triumph at the King Abdullah Sports City Stadium in Jeddah was particularly impressive] We came here without some great players like Hazard, Benzema and Bale. Zidane has been able to put together a team and we won the trophy. I think that we’re on the path to finding ourselves again after a little dip. New people have come in who have given the team intensity and we’re on a good path

[Perez reserved some praise for goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois, who saved from Thomas Partey in the shoot-out] We brought [Courtois] here because we believe that he’s the best goalkeeper in the world, and he has been. He was one of the key players in the victory

2020 02 18 Retrieve

[Madrid president Florentino Perez was full of praise for Reinier at his official presentation] One of our strategies is the search for talent all over the world, looking for the great figures of tomorrow. When a new player arrives at this club, it is something that excites us. He has only just turned 18 but has already been able to conquer the Copa Libertadores at a great club like Flamengo.

Reinier, you are already a Real Madrid player, the team you chose to use in video games, the club of your childhood dreams. We’re living another special day because a player that excites us has arrived, at just 18 years old he has already won the Copa Libertadores with one of the world’s great clubs. You are one of the emerging stars of world football, congratulations because today many of your footballing dreams are coming true, the great challenges of your life await you

[The Blancos hold a one-point lead over arch-rivals Barcelona in the Spanish title race, and also have a last 16 tie against Manchester City to look forward to] Real Madrid will continue giving everything to get the League and the Champions League, because nobody ever gives up here. It is the way of life of the millions of Real Madrid players

2020 04 02 Retrieve

[Madrid’s failure to sign then-Santos sensation Neymar rankled as an unforgivable oversight for a club that has always prided itself, from Di Stefano and Puskas in the 1950s to Cristiano Ronaldo almost six decades later, on harvesting football’s finest. the president sent two envoys to Brazil at the 11th hour in a fruitless attempt to change the current Paris Saint-Germain man’s mind] We spoke, we saw what the transfer was coming to and we realised that it would have damaged our ecosystem

2020 06 01 Retrieve

[Real Madrid to not play at Bernabeu when La Liga returns] We have made the decision to play in the Alfredo Di Stefano stadium in our Ciudad Real Madrid all the games in which we will play as the home team. This decision will allow us to advance in the works of the Santiago Bernabeu stadium

2020 06 12 Retrieve

[Why aren’t Real Madrid home games at the Santiago Bernabeu in La Liga season restart & where are they playing?] Our future naturally involves a new Santiago Bernabeu stadium, a reference of the 21st century. A modern, avant-garde stadium, with maximum comfort and safety, with state-of-the-art technology, where fans can experience unique sensations and also be a new and important source of income for the club

2020 07 02 Retrieve

[Real Madrid to formally launch women’s side after merger with CD Tacon] The time has come to build a team that you will all be very proud of