At 75 years old, Florentino Pérez, president of Real Madrid and one of the richest men in Spain, underwent surgery on one of his lungs and now must rest for 48 to 72 hours

Just before the UEFA Champions League match against RB Leipzig, the president of Real Madrid, Florentino Pérez underwent surgery on one of his lungs, as reported by the Spanish media Marca.

According to the information, Pérez was successfully operated on for a respiratory problem for which a nodule had to be removed. The surgery was performed at the Puente Hierro University Hospital on Tuesday.

The intervention began around 11:30 in the morning as quoted by the Iberian newspaper. The prognosis regarding the president is positive.

The employer must rest for a few days. It should be remembered that Florentino’s last public appearance was last Saturday at the Santiago Bernabéu Stadium in Real Madrid’s 3-1 victory against Sevilla. He even presented Luka Modric with a commemorative shirt for his 450th appearance.

The estimated time for his recovery is 48 to 72 hours. It should be remembered that Pérez, in addition to being president of Real Madrid, is also the top leader of the construction company ACS, of which he is the founder.

At 75 years old, the president is in good health, as there have been no known major incidents in this section except in February 2021 when he tested positive for covid-19 and had to isolate himself for more than two weeks.

Florentino Pérez arrived at Real Madrid in 2000 and was president until 2006 when he decided to resign due to poor sporting results. However, in that first period he managed to get the club out of the economic abyss and clean up their accounts. His first journey was known as the Madrid of the ‘galactics’.

In 2009 he ran again and won the elections. Since then he has held the position until today, practically without any opposition. Florentino Pérez is the twelfth (12) richest man in Spain with a fortune that exceeds $1,500 million dollars, according to Forbes magazine.

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