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. It is Augusto Cesar Lendoiro, who after 25 years leaves office Depor leaving behind some of the best and worst club.
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, you'll eventually end his presidency.
A quarter century presiding over a team, the most of modern times, who serve us as an excuse to see what presidents were the most long-lived World Football:
1- 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 suspenders, 6 European Cups of a man who was formerly coach and player white.
2- Jorge Pinto da Costa: honcho of Porto. Since 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.
3-Adriano Galliani: 27 years in office are many and if you are at AC Milan. It is true that plans the shadow of the commands is truly Berlusconi, but in any case the wear is maximum. A key element in all Rossoneri transfer, Uncle Fester seems too will follow the footsteps of Lendoiro.
4- 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”.
5- Julio Grondona: not only live football teams. Julio Grondona takes chairing the Federation from Argentina 1979. Their 82 not prevent him from office even compatible with FIFA vice, like his “classmate” Angel Maria Villar, 26 year tenure as president of the Spanish Football Federation.
6- Jules Rimet: 27 years presiding over the French Football Federation (1919-1946) Y 33 FIFA (1921-54). Long time, although it seems that job correctly. He created the world and gave the world football impact.
7- Francisco Rubio and Fernando Roig: president of Numancia and Villarreal are currently the longest-lived in Spain. Rubio takes 20 seasons, Roig held at end of season 17 year presidency. Both seems that still has here to stay.