NEWS POST. 11/11/2023

Jose Martinez Pirri was appointed honorary president real Madrid after a unanimous vote at the extraordinary general meeting, which took place both in person and online Real Madrid City Basketball pavilion. The Madrid legend received a standing ovation from the representative members. Florentino Perez appreciated Amancio and praised Pirri: “Amancio exemplified everything that Real Madrid is and what our coat of arms represents to millions of people who respect our history. He will always be in the hearts of all of us, as will be the case.” Alfredo Di Stefanoour first honorary president of Real Madrid and his successor Paco Gento.”

“And today, after saying goodbye to Amancio AmaroThe Real Madrid Board thanks him for everything he has given us and proposes to this extraordinary meeting the name of one of the greatest legends of our club as his successor.

“For his commitment, his commitment, his modesty, his modesty, his exemplary behavior and the lifelong defense of our jersey, I propose today, November 11, 2023: José Martinez Pirri as the new honorary president of Real Madrid.”

“He came to Real Madrid at the age of 19 and spent a total of 16 seasons here. He played 561 official games and scored 172 goals. Pirri was the first player to receive the award.” Laureada out of Santiago Bernabeu.”

Pirri was always a role model on and off the pitch. His image embodied the great Madridista values, a perfect symbol of the DNA that characterizes us: never give up and give everything until the end. A role model for his teammates, with exceptional talent and winning mentality, true to what Real Madrid has been and will be throughout our 121-year history.”

“He won 10 league titles and 4 Copa de España trophies and, together with Amancio and Paco Gento, won the club’s sixth European Cup in that memorable Heysel final against Partizan Belgrade, which we have already remembered in this meeting.”

“For Madridismo, Pirri is an undeniable star, linked to all the values ​​of Real Madrid. One of those big names who have made the history of our club great. Player, head of the club’s medical service and general sports director of Real Madrid. He was everything in this house and passed on who we are to many generations.”

Pirri: “My thanks go to you, members and supporters of Real Madrid”
“Dear Madridistas, dear friends, thank you very much. Just this week, 59 years ago, I sat in a team hotel room with Amancio, Gento, Zoco and Grosso. We were about to play against Barcelona, ​​we were sitting in the room, the door opened and the coach Miguel Muñoz appeared. He stared at me and said, “Boy, you’re playing tomorrow.” He walked to the door and left. I looked at my teammates who were older than me and said, “He told me I was playing tomorrow.” And I actually played. That was my debut in a Real Madrid jersey, against Barcelona at the Santiago Bernabéu Stadium and it was one of the most important days of my life, just like today.”

“It is a very happy day for me and for my family who is here with me. First of all, I would like to thank our club president Florentino Pérez and the Real Madrid board for this significant announcement. And of course my many thanks to you, members and supporters of Real Madrid, for the affection you have shown me throughout my sporting career, when I played, and now. Thank you.”

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