Rafael Nadal admits he would like to succeed Florentino Perez as president of Real Madrid


Real Madrid fan and tennis legend Rafael Nadal has admitted that he would like to become club president one day.

Current president Florentino Perez is now 76 and there have been previous reports that he is now looking after a successor, seeing the completion of renovation work at the Santiago Bernabeu as his last major project.

Nadal has been one of the names mentioned and as covered by media outlet Relevo, he admitted that he would like to take over Perez’s role at Los Blancos.

“It’s not something that crosses my mind right now, I promise you that. Would I like to be? Yes, I think so”, said Nadal first.

“Now at this point, it’s not something I’m thinking about for a number of reasons, we have the best president possible, then you never know in life what you might think now and what you might think tomorrow.”


“I’m quite realistic with myself, I know my limitations and I’m not sure if I’ll be able to. Time will tell”, concluded the Spanish tennis player.

Nadal then also shut down the idea that he had discussed the matter with Perez. He is likely to be one of the few who meet the current restrictions to become president of Real Madrid.

Candidates must be able to provide a bank guarantee for 15 percent of the budget (most likely more than 100 million euros), must have been a member of the club for 20 years or more and have Spanish nationality.

These rules prevent most people from applying, and Nadal may be one of the few who can meet these requirements.