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Florentino Pérez: football's saviour or saboteur?

The Real Madrid president claims to be on a mission to save football - is he right or dangerously wrong?


Florentino Pérez (Madrid, 1947) has been the president of Real Madrid for nearly 20 years. He saved the club from serious economic problems when he took over at the Bernabéu in 2000 and put the club on the road to the multinational giant it is today with the ‘Gálacticos’ project.

Now, he’s searching for a new plan that will get football out of the crisis in which it finds itself, aggravated by the pandemic. And he’s ready to fiercely defend his ideas…

Here's what he had to say when he sat down with AS.


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