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Six European Cups for

Santiago Bernabéu

, six Champions for

Florentino Pérez


The final in Paris allows the current president of Madrid to equal the leader who started the legend, being among the promoters of the European Cup, born in 1956, and undertaking the signing of

Alfredo di Stéfano


Although their profiles and their times were different, the similarities also extend to the growth of the club's assets.

Bernabéu promoted the construction of the stadium that, despite his reluctance, would end up bearing his name, and the old Ciudad Deportiva.

Florentino reconstructs the work to place it as a reference for the future, after building a new sports city in Valdebebas.

Paris was the best place to match the mark, something that seemed utopian long ago, especially during the 32 years in which Madrid could not win the title.

Neither the Seventh, in 1988, nor the Eighth (2000) corresponded to Florentino, since they were achieved under the mandate of the late

Lorenzo Sanz

, but the growth of Madrid in the modern era is undoubtedly related to his mandate, in two stages, due to to the parenthesis in which he left office.

The comparison

Bernabéu was a former player who had fought with the Nationals in the Civil War, although Madrid and its characters had been more closely related to the Republican side during the conflict.

Considered by the footballers and coaches who passed through the club as a "moral leader", he was not a great businessman nor did he have any fortune.

What he does agree with Florentino is in the desire for permanent growth.

In the Madrid that he built to win the first five European Cups were Di Stéfano,




, as well as



They were the








de Florentino.

Then came



In what Florentino has not been able to support the Bernabéu is in the creation of a new European competition.

For now, the Super League has foundered, with little consensus and raised at the wrong time.

Florentino has lacked a

Raimundo Saporta

, a skillful diplomat alongside the "moral leader."

Bernabéu presided over the club between 1943 and 1978, 35 years, a period in which he lifted the European Cups in 1956, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1960 and 1966, the last one with a Madrid with eleven Spaniards, Madrid 'ye-ye' .

At 75 years old and with 19 as president, time tells that Florentino will not be in office for such a period, but after the titles of 2002, 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2022, he has the Champions League record within reach.

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