Florentino Pérez visits memorial dedicated to Josep Lluís Núñez
"He was a pioneer in terms of modernisation, professionalisation and internationalisation and he raised football to other level", stated the Real Madrid president.
River Plate-Boca Juniors will be played on Sunday 9 December at 8:30pm CET.
"We today enjoy what's a model club, with an institutional stability which has allowed us to grow with a calmness and backed by the unity of our club members and madridismo as a whole", declared the president at the ceremony held to present the 2018 pins.
Florentino Pérez presided over the event that recognised the members who have shown their loyalty to the club for a consecutive period of 25, 50 and 60 years.
Emilio Butragueño and Roberto Carlos represented the club at the event in Beijing.
Enrique Sánchez and Emilio Butragueño received the award in front of several members of the Board of Ambassadors.
The ceremony took place in the parish of San Miguel de Pamplona.
“It's a real honour for me to pick up this award, which is also recognition for the work we do at our club's academy”, stated the Real Madrid president.
Net profits sit at 31.2 million euros, some 45.9% up on the last financial year, while net worth rises to 494.5 million euros. Cash balance is 190.1 million euros and net debt continues negative, at -107 million euros.
Acccording to Google data, the Whites were the most searched for team in 2018.
Club president Florentino Pérez delivered the trophy that was won in the Final Four in Belgrade.
"We're living one of the best periods in our history and we've got the team to keep on dreaming”, said the president at the insignia presentation event 2017.
“It's a real honour for me and I'd like to extend my gratitude for this accolade", said the Executive Chairman of the ACS Group and Real Madrid President.
The official Real Madrid website closes 2017 ahead of Manchester United and F.C. Barcelona according to analytics by comScore.
Florentino Pérez presided over the event which recognises members who have served 25, 50 and 60 years of uninterrupted loyalty to the club.
"So long as we've maintained the unity of madridismo, we've achieved our objectives regardless of how impossible they may have appeared”, added the president in his opening speech at the 2017 Assembly.
Butragueño, who represented the honorary president at the ceremony held in Pachuca, said: “In his name, I thank you for this distinction, which undoubtedly is a great honour for him”.