Real Madrid president Perez named the best CEO in Spain - FCNaija

La Liga By: Iseghohi Odianosen | 01/02/2018

Real Madrid president Florentino Perez has been named as the best Chief Executive Officer (CEO) in Spain in 2017, according to Forbes.

Perez emerged the best out of the list of 50 executives, Perez is the founder of ACS in 1997, the president will be given the award at a dinner on Thursday.

Real Madrid’s exploits in 2017 also contributed to Perez topping the list as CEO who won five trophies in a calendar year for the first time in their history, including La Liga and the Champions League.

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Real Madrid was also named as the Club of the Year at the Globe Soccer Awards in Dubai in December.

The president told Forbes that sport had been key to his business achievements.

He said: "Since I was a boy playing sports, I started to understand what is teamwork, motivation, effort, respect for your rivals and never giving up.

"Sport is a school of life and those values have helped me a lot in life and, of course, in the creation and development of ACS Group."