The longest-lived presidents in football history

The longest-lived presidents in football history
Augusto César Lendoiro is one of the longest-lived presidents in history. PHOTO: depose

Who are they the longest-lived presidents in football history? In 1988, a councilman of the Popular Party mayor of Deportivo La Coruna took the. Unwittingly it was not his intention was beginning a long love affair this weekend comes to an end. Es Augusto César Lendoiro, who after 25 years he left the position of Depor leaving behind him part of the best and worst of the club. Although the worst was yet to come years later.

Augusto César Lendoiro, one of the 'presses’ longest running and most successful in history

Under its mandate, Deportivo became the “Superdepor“, He won a League, He played a semifinal of Champions, He won the Cup the famous Centenariazo, He brought the best players (Tell Rivaldo, Bebeto, Mauro Silva, Maakay or Djalminha to name a few of many). It was his brilliant period, in the mid 90 and the beginning of the new millennium, before the money will run out and the club had to rely on a desperate economic situation, that finally ended his presidency and that years later after several sporting disasters, led to a journey of several years for Depor through the third category of Spanish football.

The longest-lived presidents in football history

Jorge Pinto da Costa: honcho of Porto. From 1982 in office, He has been able to win two European Cups with the Portuguese team. tough negotiator, its greatest quality is to buy low and sell high, partly because it has good beaters. More of 40 years as Porto's chief executive. Es the football president with the most titles in history.

Santiago Bernabeu: The eleventh president in the history of Real Madrid was also the longest remained in office: 35 years between 15 September 1943 and the 2 June 1978, date of death. 16 diseases, 6 European Cups of a man who was formerly coach and player white.

Adriano Galliani: 27 years in office are many and if you are at AC Milan. It is true that he always planned the shadow that he was truly in charge was Berlusconi (RIP). A key element in all Rossoneri transfer, was almost 3 decades in the job.

Fernando Roig: Villarreal's patron came to a village team that had managed to get promoted to the Second Division and took it to another dimension. took him to first, to play in Europe and win titles like the Europa League in 2021. touched 2 times the Champions League semifinal and remodeled the modest Madrigal several times until turning it into the modern Stadium Ceramics. path of the 30 years in office.

Francisco Rubio: in 2018 after 25 years of mandate, the man who took Numancia to another dimension took a step to one side. During that quarter century, Rubio made Numancia grow until establishing it in professional football. Whether it was in First or Second until he lost the category in 2020 and later descended one more step to fall in 2RFEF in 2023.

José Luis Nunez: 22 years was the man who gave the first European Cup to Barcelona, that brought Ronaldo, Romario and Maradona. Very careful economic management, let out to many stars for its fierce budgetary control. That did create a big Barcelona, “more than a club”.

Julio Muñoz

Julio Muñoz

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