The president of Real Madrid was infected with Corona

The president of Spanish football club Real Madrid, Florentino Perez, was infected with the Corona virus, according to what the royal club announced on Tuesday, and the 13-year-old European League champion said in a statement that Perez, 73, “does not suffer from any symptoms.”

The positive test for Peres comes a week after the coach of the royal club announced his former star Zinedine Zidane with the virus. Zidane did not show any symptoms and returned to the training ground in the capital, Madrid, on Tuesday morning after a period of quarantine. Defender Nacho Fernandes also contracted the virus last week.

“Real Madrid confirms, our president, Florentino Perez, has presented a positive result for a Covid-19 examination, which he is subjected to regularly, although he does not suffer from any symptoms,” the club said in his statement. Perez is serving his second term as president of Real Madrid, which began in 2009, after the first period between 2000 and 2006. Perez led Real Madrid to winning five LaLiga titles and the same in the prestigious continental competition.

According to the club’s website, Perez “restored Real Madrid’s international standing . put the institution’s financial resources in good shape, and turned it into the richest club in the world.” But Real Madrid is suffering this season, as it ranks third on goal difference behind its arch-rivals Barcelona, ​​second and 10 points behind the second pole of the capital Atletico Madrid, which has a postponed match.

The royal club suffered surprising defeats in the league, the last of which was in front of its guest Levante 1-2, and was bid farewell to the domestic cup competition at the hands of third-class Alcoyano. The Royal Club has also been severely affected by the Corona epidemic, with its total debt reaching about 901 million euros and net debt about 355 million euros, according to Spanish media.