Real Madrid Club de Fútbol is a football club based in Madrid, Spain, that competes La Liga, the top flight of Spanish football. Unlike most European football clubs, Real Madrid CF is owned and run by its members (all Spanish), called socios, since its founding. These members elect the president by a ballot, similarly to a limited liability company. The president has the responsibility for the overall management of the club, including formally signing contracts with players and staff. In Spain, it is customary for the president to watch the games in which the first team participates, together with the president from the opposing team.
Legendary Santiago Bernabéu remains the longest-serving president of the club (35 years, from 1943 to 1978). In addition, under Bernabéu's presidency the club won the most trophies (32). In July 2000, former Real player Alfredo Di Stéfano was appointed Honorary President of the club. Overall, the club has had 18 different presidents throughout its history.
List of presidentsEdit
Below is the official presidential history of Real Madrid until the present day.
|Julián Palacios||1900||6 March 1902||2 years, 125 days|
|Juan Padrós||6 March 1902||January 1904||1 year, 301 days|
|Carlos Padrós||January 1904||1908||4 years, 0 days|
|Adolfo Meléndez||1908||July 1916||8 years, 152 days|
|Pedro Parages||July 1916||16 May 1926||9 years, 349 days|
|Luis de Urquijo||16 May 1926||1930||3 years, 230 days|
|Luis Usera Bugallal||1930||31 May 1935||5 years, 150 days|
|Rafael Sánchez Guerra||31 May 1935||4 August 1936||1 year, 65 days|
|Adolfo Meléndez||4 August 1936||27 November 1940||4 years, 115 days|
|Antonio Santos Peralba||27 November 1940||11 September 1943||2 years, 288 days|
|Santiago Bernabéu||11 September 1943||2 June 1978||34 years, 264 days|
|Luis de Carlos||September 1978||24 May 1985||6 years, 265 days|
|Ramón Mendoza||24 May 1985||26 November 1995||10 years, 186 days|
|Lorenzo Sanz||26 November 1995||16 July 2000||4 years, 203 days|
|Florentino Pérez||16 July 2000||27 February 2006||5 years, 226 days|
|Ramón Calderón||2 July 2006||16 January 2009||2 years, 198 days|
|Vicente Boluda||16 January 2009||31 May 2009||125 days|
|Florentino Pérez||1 June 2009||present||13 years, 125 days|
List of honorary presidentsEdit
|Alfonso XIII de Borbón||29 June 1920|
|Santiago Bernabéu||27 May 1948|
|Alfredo Di Stéfano||5 November 2000|
|Francisco "Paco" Gento||2016|
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- Presidencia de Honor de Santiago Bernabéu
- Presidencia de Honor de Alfredo Di Stéfano Archived 2013-05-08 at the Wayback Machine
- Presidencia de Honor de Paco Gento
- The president and Amancio visited Real Madrid City