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Perez re-elected unopposed as Real Madrid president

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(FILES) In this file photo taken on April 2, 2019 Real Madrid president Florentino Perez attends the unveiling of the Santiago Bernabeu stadium redevelopment plans in Madrid. – Perez, the only candidate for the club’s presidency, was reelected for a sixth term, the Spanish club announced on April 13, 2021. (Photo by GABRIEL BOUYS / AFP)

Florentino Perez has been re-elected unopposed as president of Real Madrid for a sixth term, the Spanish champions announced on Tuesday.

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The 74-year-old was the only name in the running since the window for potential candidates to apply opened at the start of the month.

A club statement said: “A single candidate was validated by the electoral committee….and D. Florentino Perez Rodriguez is proclaimed president”.

Perez, the head of major construction group ACS, has already twice been re-elected unopposed, in 2013 and 2017.

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He was the man behind Madrid’s star-studded ‘Galacticos’ era in his first spell in charge of the club between 2000-2006.

His latest mandate will see him at the helm until 2025.

Real Madrid face Liverpool in the second leg of the Champions League quarter-finals at Anfield on Wednesday, leading 3-1 from the first leg as they go in search of a 14th European crown.

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