List of Real Madrid CF presidents

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.[1] 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.[2]

 
Santiago Bernabéu was club president for 34 years, 264 days and holds the record for the most trophies won.
 
Florentino Pérez is the current president of the club.
Name From To Years
  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

Name Appointed
  Carlos Padrós 1908[3]
  Adolfo Meléndez 1913[4]
  Alfonso XIII de Borbón 29 June 1920[5]
  Santiago Bernabéu 27 May 1948[6]
   Alfredo Di Stéfano 5 November 2000[7]
  Francisco "Paco" Gento 2016[8]
  Amancio Amaro 2022[9]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Real Madrid legend Di Stefano returns to hospital after heart check-up". SportFeatures. Archived from the original on 1 February 2011. Retrieved 13 September 2010.
  2. ^ "Presidents". Realmadrid.com. Archived from the original on 2011-04-02. Retrieved 2008-07-12.
  3. ^ Presidencia de Honor de Carles Padrós Archived 2013-04-30 at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ Presidencia de Honor de Adolfo Meléndez Archived 2013-05-13 at the Wayback Machine
  5. ^ Presidencia de Honor de Alfonso de Borbón Archived 2012-07-03 at archive.today
  6. ^ Presidencia de Honor de Santiago Bernabéu
  7. ^ Presidencia de Honor de Alfredo Di Stéfano Archived 2013-05-08 at the Wayback Machine
  8. ^ Presidencia de Honor de Paco Gento
  9. ^ The president and Amancio visited Real Madrid City