Perez re-elected Real president

Updated: 25 February 2007 09:07 IST

Florentino Perez will remain in charge of Real Madrid for at least another four years after he claimed a landslide victory in Sunday's election.

Madrid:

Florentino Perez will remain in charge of Real Madrid for at least another four years after he claimed a crushing landslide victory in Sunday's presidential election. The 57-year-old head of one of Spain's largest construction companies gained the support of 94.25 percent of the 30,151 club members who cast their votes for the three candidates standing in the election. It was a strong mandate indeed for the man who helped lead Real Madrid to UEFA Champions Trophy victory in 2002 and league titles in 2001 and 2003. Voters had been expected to back Perez for his signing of four "galacticos" - Beckham, Ronaldo, Zinedine Zidane and Luis Figo - and his claims to have solved Madrid's debts by selling the training ground to the city government. Perez's pre-election campaign centred on the pledge to turn Madrid's Santiago Bernabeu Stadium into "the world's best". Former president Lorenzo Sanz polled just 4.05 per cent of the votes and the third candidate Arturo Baldasano gained 1.7 per cent. (AP)

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