Florentino Perez: Real Madrid are the best supported club

Ahead of the Christmas celebrations, Real Madrid’s president Florentino Perez has reaffirmed the widely held belief that Los Blancos are the most supported club in the world.

As is customary during the festive season, the president joined together with the captains and coaches of both the football and basketball teams to wish supporters a Merry Christmas.

It’s been a phenomenal year for Los Blancos with five titles being won in total, including the Champions League, European Super Cup and the Club World Cup for the football team and a domestic league and cup double for their basketball counterparts.

Perez gave a speech wishing all Madridistas well and made clear that all Real teams would strive to remain the most supported club in 2017.

“Firstly I hope you all have the health to enjoy the festive season with your loved ones and I also want to wish Madridistas an even better 2017,” he said.

“Together we will be able to work to keep this club the most prestigious and supported.”

Zinedine Zidane has enjoyed a rollercoaster 2016 in which he won three significant titles in his first year in elite level coaching and he too addressed the supporters.

“I want to wish everyone a happy holiday and have a good time with your families,” he noted.

Pablo Laso, the head coach of the club’s basketball team, made clear that he hoped for similar glories in the coming months.

“We have had a great year in both sports in 2016, and we hope that 2017 will be as good if not a little better, congratulations to you all.”

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