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Real Madrid and Florentino Perez have spent 1.2billion for just 14 titles

first_imgFlorentino Perez has spent 12 years as president of Real Madrid divided between two terms (2000-2006, 2009-2015). During that time Madrid have won 14 titles and have spent 1.2 billion euros on new signings. It’s two titles less than FC Barcelona have won in the same period, although Luis Enrique’s side could win three more this season.  It’s an investment which works out at 85 million for each trophy won and they will end this season without a major trophy — they won the Club World Cup and the UEFA Super Cup, which they entered courtesy of their Champions League success last year.  Alejandro Alcazar For 14 titles, seven in his first term and six during his current reign, Perez has spent 1.2 billion euros, around 100 million euros a season. In his first spell as president he spent 445 million euros and he has spent 755 million euros since returning. Luis Figo’s arrival (71 million) opened the door to the galacticos: Zidane (75 million), Ronaldo (45 million), Beckham (25 million).  15/05/2015 Upd. at 14:31 center_img In a comparison with Barcelona during these 12 years, both have won two Champions Leagues, with Barça able to make that three against Juventus in Berlin on June 6. Madrid have won three leagues to Barça’s five, although that could become six with one win in their final two matches. Madrid have won two Copa del Reys; FC Barcelona just one. That will become two if they can beat Athletic Club on May 30. Both have won the Club World Cup twice, although one of Madrid’s was when it was known as the Intercontinental Cup (2002). Barça have five Spanish Super Cups, while Madrrid have three. So Barça have won 16, but that could become 19 over the next month.  CEST He maintained the heavy spending model when he returned, signing more galacticos: Cristiano Ronaldo (96 million) although it was basically a done deal when he was elected, Bale (101 million), James (80 million) and Kaka (67 million), which didn’t work out. Beyond those signings there has also been: Benzema (35 million), Di Maria (25 million), Modric (42 million), Isco (30 million) and Kroos (30 million).last_img read more

Aymeric Laporte: Barcelona will give 100%… so we must give 200%

first_img He said: “I’m very happy and excited. It’s a match that will be remembered in years to come. “You have to handle the pressure. We know that Barcelona are a very good team and we must do things right and go for the win. Upd. at 21:42 Aymeric Laporte says Barcelona will give 100 per cent effort, so Athletic Club will have to work twice as hard to win the Copa del Rey. The centre-back was speaking at a press conference ahead of the final, which takes place at the Camp Nou on Saturday night.   29/05/2015 “There is so much talent in that team, so we have to watch their every move and every play. Rik Sharma CEST “It’s a final and they will try to give 100 per cent, so we must give 200 per cent. What happens on the pitch will be most important. “Playing a final and being able to lift a trophy is something that you will remember for the rest of your life.”last_img read more

Paul Pogba: Sign for Barça next summer? Let’s see…

first_imgPaul Pogba has said that this summer was not the right time to leave Juventus, but refused to rule out a move to Barcelona next year. “Why would I not stay [at Juve]?” he said in an interview with ‘TF1’. “I didn’t have any motive [to leave], it wasn’t the right time. It was never clear that I would leave and there’s no reason I can’t continue here for longer, let’s see.” Then questioned on the continued links with a move to Barça, the French midfielder was understandably coy. “Barça?” he continued, “I don’t know. For the moment I am a Juventus player and I am only thinking about that. And even more so considering how we have not started the season well. “At the moment I am happy [at Juventus]. When the season finishes, we will see what happens.” It should be pointed out that, according to ‘La Gazzetta Dello Sport’, Pogba rejected the chance to join Chelsea this summer after the English club agreed an 85 million euro fee for the 22-year-old. There was a meeting between Barça and Juve earlier this summer, too, where the Catalan club showed their commitment towards signing the player next summer. Upd. at 13:14 07/09/2015 Sport EN CESTlast_img read more

Liverpool sharpen their attack with the addition of Xherdan Shaqiri

first_img The 26-year-old has become Jurgen Klopp’s third signing of the summer following the arrivals of Fabinho and Naby Keita. 14/07/2018 Upd. at 19:59 The striker played 92 matches with “The Potters” over the last three campaigns but he couldn’t prevent Stoke from being relegated last season. This summer he was involved at the World Cup with Switzerland. “A few years ago I wanted to come too but it didn’t happen. I’m really happy that now I’m finally here. I want to improve myself too, I want to be with the best and I want to win titles. That’s what I’m here for,” is what Shaqiri told the club’s official website. CEST Yerry Mina’s future points towards the Premier League El Liverpool apuntala su ataque con Shaqiricenter_img Shaqiri started his career at Basel before spending two and a half years at Bayern Munich where he won the Champions League. After his period in Germany, he spent six months on loan with Inter Milan before moving permanently to Stoke City in 2015. Liverpool have reinforced their attack with the signing of Xherdan Shaqiri from recently relegated Stoke City. According to the beaten Champions League finalists, the Swiss international will join for a fee of €15m. Jesús Malagón RELATED STORIES IN SPORT.ES Loris Karius will remain as Liverpool’s starting keeper next seasonlast_img read more


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Cricket: Rohit Sharma’s captaincy gets a Very Very Special endorsement

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Real Madrid coach Santiago Solari chooses between CR7 and Lionel Messi

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Watch: Kepa refuses to be subbed off as Sarri is left fuming

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Durand Cup 2019 : Jamshedpur FC and Army Red share points; Indian Air Force…

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Sevilla become latest La Liga club to announce player wage cuts

first_img IN SPORT.ES “In relation to the professional teams, the ERTE will mean a 70 percent reduction to the working week for coaches and players, in the men’s and women’s first teams, as well as for the coaches and players in the academy.” In a statement released on Wednesday, Sevilla confirmed they would be applying for an ERTE (Temporary Reduction of Employment Action) for over 350 members of staff, including the first team players, who will lose 70 percent of their salaries.  The club explained that the effects of the coronavirus crisis have forced the club to take action.  CEST Sevilla have become the latest Spanish side to announce temporary wage cuts as a measure to deal with the financial repercussions of the coronavirus pandemic.  Barcelona, Atletico Madrid, Espanyol, Osasuna and Alaves are the four La Liga clubs that have so far taken similar action, while Real Madrid are looking into how to cut costs as well. center_img Upd. at 19:43 EFE El Sevilla presenta un ERTE “The ERTE will affect 254 employees in the sporting structure and 106 in non-sporting departments,” Sevilla explained.  08/04/2020last_img read more