Florentino Perez

  • Carlo Ancelotti close to delivering Real Madrid's elusive 'decima' April 30, 2014

    In mild-mannered Italian Carlo Ancelotti, Real Madrid president Florentino Perez may finally have found the man capable of sculpting his expensively assembled squad into a unit capable of delivering an elusive 10th European crown. Ancelotti's side produced a devastating performance at Bayern Munich on Tuesday to humble the holders 4-0 and...
  • Real Madrid president says Ronaldo the world's best player December 1, 2013

    Madrid: Real Madrid president Florentino Perez had words of high praise Saturday for star forward Cristiano Ronaldo, calling him the "world's greatest player and one of the best of all time". "This year, we've put together a simply spectacular team with a player who's marking an era at Real Madrid," he...
  • Real Madrid eye summer move for Monaco's Radamel Falcao October 15, 2013

    Madrid: Real Madrid president Florentino Perez says the club could try to land Monaco striker Radamel Falcao next summer. Perez says the Colombia striker "won't come during the January transfer window but in June, who knows? Falcao wants to play for Madrid (...) I've been told." Falcao joined French league leader Monaco...
  • Real Madrid could bid for Falcao next year: Perez October 15, 2013

    Madrid: Real Madrid president Florentino Perez has hinted the world's richest club by income could buy Monaco's Colombia striker Radamel Falcao next year. Speaking on Spanish soccer chat show Punto Pelota on Monday night, Perez ruled out a bid for Falcao in the next transfer window in January but suggested...
  • Real Madrid give little away over Bale progress August 8, 2013

    Madrid: Real Madrid president Florentino Perez gave little away on his club's progress in trying to sign Tottenham Hotspur's Gareth Bale during an interview on Thursday. The nine-times European champions have made the Welsh winger their priority and the 24-year-old is reportedly keen to move to the Bernabeu, but Tottenham chairman...
  • Cristiano Ronaldo world's best player: Florentino Perez July 13, 2013

    Madrid: Real Madrid president Florentino Perez believes star forward Cristiano Ronaldo is the "best player in the world" and has warned rivals that there is more to come from the Portugal international, reports espnfc.com. The 28-year-old Ronaldo and Real Madrid have been at logger-heads over a new contract, with speculation mounting...
  • Real Madrid planning to retain Kaka July 13, 2013

    Madrid: Real Madrid president Florentino Perez has told Gol Caracol de Colombia that Kaka is still "one of the greats of the game" and is optimistic Carlo Ancelotti can reignite the player's career, reports espnfc.com. Kaka, 31, arrived at the Bernabeu for 62 million euros in 2009, but the Brazilian has...
  • Ronaldo wants to retire at Real Madrid: Perez July 8, 2013

    Madrid: Cristiano Ronaldo wants to play out the rest of his career at Real Madrid, club president Florentino Perez said in an interview on Monday. The Portugal forward and former World Player of the Year has a contract with the Spanish giants until 2015 but media speculation has linked the 28-year-old...
  • Football Transfers: Latest news and rumours on Friday June 28, 2013

    IBNLive Sports gives you Friday's round-up of all the latest transfer news and gossip from the leading clubs and top players around the world. Barcelona extend Rafinha Alcantara's contract Barcelona and youth team player Rafael "Rafinha" Alcantara, brother of Thiago, have agreed to extend his contract by two years to 2016. Barcelona...
  • Real convinced about Ronaldo renewing contract at Bernabeu June 26, 2013

    After being heavily linked with a possible switch to former club Manchester United, Real Madrid have declared they're convinced about Cristiano Ronaldo signing a new deal with Los Blancos. According to The Sun, club president Florentino Perez believes the 28-year-old will extend his stay with the Spanish giants. "I have no...
  • Real close in on Ancelotti and Isco, says president Perez June 25, 2013

    Madrid: Paris Saint-Germain coach Carlo Ancelotti and Malaga midfielder Isco, are close to joining Real Madrid, president Florentino Perez said on Monday. The nine-times European champions have been chasing a replacement for Jose Mourinho, who left at the end of last season and joined Chelsea, and one of Europe's most coveted...
  • Real Madrid aim to unveil Bale, Isco in July June 20, 2013

    With Neymar all set to dazzle at the Nou Camp next season, arch-rivals Real Madrid are pulling out all the stops to wrestle back the domestic title from Barcelona and if reports are to be believed, Tottenham Hotspurs most prized asset, 23-year-old Welsh international Gareth Bale, could be unveiled in...
  • Florentino Perez re-elected as Real Madrid president June 2, 2013

    Madrid: Florentino Perez will take charge for his fourth term as president of Real Madrid from next week, after the club confirmed on Sunday that no one had come forward to challenge him to an election. Last year, the 66-year-old construction magnate won the backing of members for statute changes...
  • Jose Mourinho ignores Real Madrid president's call for unity May 7, 2013

    Madrid: Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho has refused to tone down his rhetoric in response to a call from club president Florentino Perez for unity in an obviously divided dressing room during the final few weeks of the season. After some unsavoury sniping between Mourinho and members of his squad...
  • Real Madrid president appeals for unity at divided club May 7, 2013

    Madrid: Sniping comments between Jose Mourinho and members of the Real Madrid squad have caused president Florentino Perez to make a rare foray into the limelight to call for unity at the club during the season run-in. The nine-times European champions host Malaga in La Liga on Wednesday in a rearranged...
  • Real Madrid's Perez denies ultimatum over Mourinho January 25, 2013

    Madrid: Real Madrid president Florentino Perez called a press conference to deny stories written about the club in the Spanish press. Perez reacted to a front page headline story printed in Spanish sports paper Marca which stated he has met with goalkeeper Iker Casillas and defender Sergio Ramos Tuesday...
  • Mourinho has my recognition, my confidence, says Real president Perez December 16, 2012

    Madrid: After an uncomfortable few days for Real Madrid following their surprise King's Cup defeat at Celta Vigo, president Florentino Perez and coach Jose Mourinho presented a united front on Saturday. A below-strength Real side fell 2-1 at Celta in a last-16 first leg on Wednesday, and although they are still...
  • Will Perez-Ronaldo meeting lift gloom at Real? September 12, 2012

    Real Madrid are set to have talks with their unhappy striker Cristiano Ronaldo, according to reports. The Spanish giants’ president Florentino Perez is expected to meet the Portuguese on Wednesday to sort out the matter for once and all. Apparently, Real want to keep their goal-scoring machine for life but they...
  • Real, AC Milan meet to decide Kaka's future August 7, 2012

    Rio de Janeiro: The immediate future of Brazilian star Kaka will reportedly be decided at a meeting between Real Madrid president Florentino Perez and AC Milan CEO Adriano Galliano on Wednesday. Real Madrid is looking to cash in on the 2007 FIFA world player of the year, who has expressed his...
  • Real, United chiefs join European Club Association September 10, 2009

    New Delhi: Real Madrid President Florentino Perez and Manchester United Chief Executive David Gill have been voted on to executive board of the powerful European Club Association (ECA). The duo won the positions ahead of CSKA Moscow's Evgeni Giner and will now have a say when the body that represents the...
  • Ronaldo will feed the world with Madridismo: Perez July 15, 2009

    New Delhi: Real Madrid signed Cristiano Ronaldo last month for a world-record fee of €93 million after several months of speculation concerning his future at Old Trafford. Florentino Perez has now compared the signing of the FIFA World Player of the Year with that of Alfredo di Stefano, made in the...
  • Kaka makes his priorities clear at Real Madrid July 2, 2009

    New Delhi: Real Madrid’s new signing, Kaka, has conducted his first press conference since being unveiled as the new Bernabeu No. 8. Why He Left Milan For Madrid The attacking midfielder took the chance to explain why he left AC Milan, and why he chose to come to the Spanish capital. "Milan opened...
  • Real Madrid unveil Kaka, aim to restore old glory July 2, 2009

    New Delhi: Real Madrid have spent a fortune to sign him on but the fans think its money well spent as Kaka was unveiled at the Santiago Bernabeu to a packed house. The fans believe the dominance of the Galacticos is now certain to return. The Santiago Bernabeu swelled way beyond...
  • Kaka defends Perez; believes Real need Ronaldo June 16, 2009

    New Delhi: Real Madrid President Florentino Perez has so far been heavily criticised for his lavish spending by everyone from Joan Laporta to Luis Figo, but his latest superstar, Kaka, has quickly jumped to his defence. The former AC Milan playmaker, who completed a €67.2 million switch to the Santiago Bernabeu...
  • After Kaka, Real Madrid eye Cristiano Ronaldo June 9, 2009

    New Delhi: After having snatched Kaka from AC Milan, Florentino Perez has claimed that he maintains interest in Cristiano Ronaldo, but added that it is important that the club continue to repair their damaged relations with Manchester United over the Portuguese winger's proposed move to Madrid. He added, "We want...
  • Wenger turned down Real Madrid role: Perez June 6, 2009

    New Delhi: Real Madrid President Florentino Perez has revealed that the Spanish giants had explored the possibility of appointing Arsene Wenger as head coach, but were unable to tempt him into leaving Arsenal. Eventually, Chilean tactician Manuel Pellegrini arrived from fellow Primera Division outfit Villarreal to succeed former Tottenham Hotspur boss...
  • I will work hard to bring Kaka, Ronaldo to Real: Perez June 5, 2009

    New Delhi: As Real Madrid continue to edge closer towards snapping up Kaka from AC Milan, President Florentino Perez has moved swiftly to outline his next big plan. The supremo has assured Madridistas that he will not tuck his cheque book away if and when he does acquire the Brazilian, but...
  • Florentino Perez regains power at Real Madrid June 2, 2009

    New Delhi: A new era has officially begun at Real Madrid after Florentino Perez was declared the default winner in the club's uncontested presidential elections. Los Blancos 2-1 defeat at Osasuna on Sunday evening drew the curtains down on the 2008-09 season as well as the eventful Ramon Calderon regime, but...
  • Florentino wants Madrid presidency: Roberto Carlos November 22, 2008

    New Delhi: Former Los Blancos leftback, Roberto Carlos has endorsed his former boss Florentino Perez to run for a second stint as president of Real Madrid. As rumours continue to grow that Perez is considering wrestling back control of the Bernabeu, one of his former superstar employees, Roberto Carlos has given...