Fernando Martín Álvarez

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Fernando Martín Álvarez (born May 30, 1947 in Trigueros del Valle near Valladolid[1]) was president of Real Madrid of the Spanish La Liga, replacing Florentino Pérez who resigned February 27, 2006,[2][3] until he unexpectedly himself resigned on 26 April 2006.[4] He was a member of the board of directors under Florentino Pérez.[2]

Fernando has an MS degree in Chemistry which he obtained from Universidad de Valladolid.[1]

He was a politician at a local level in the Christian Democratic party which later amalgamated with the main conservative Popular Party.

In 1983, he came to Madrid to work in property and worked his way up the ladder.[1] In 1991, he set out on his own and founded Martinsa.[1] Fernando owned a three percent stake in Spain's number three electricity provider Union Fenosa, also under a one percent stake in telecommunication giant Telefonica as well as Spain's top two banks Santander Central Hispano (BSCH) and Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria (BBVA).[2] In 2005, he formed an alliance with the Nozar group to develop urban projects in and around Madrid.


  1. ^ a b c d "Fernando Martin" (in Spanish). Yahoo! Eurosport. Retrieved 2010-10-27.
  2. ^ a b c Figueras, Amanda (2006-02-27). "Fernando Martín, pasión por las grúas y los goles" (in Spanish). El Mundo. Retrieved 2010-10-27.
  3. ^ "Alvarez the new boss at Real Madrid". Malaysia Star. 2006-03-06. Archived from the original on 2011-06-22. Retrieved 2010-10-27.
  4. ^ "Fernando Martín, un breve mandato de 57 días en el Real Madrid" (in Spanish). Hoy Digital. 2006-04-27. Retrieved 2010-10-27.
Other offices
Preceded by
Florentino Pérez
President of Real Madrid
(from February to April)
Succeeded by
Luis Gómez-Montejano