NEWS | 02/02/2019He is a key figure in Real Madrid's history and was named as the club's honorary president.
Along with what he accomplished in terms of Madrid's history, Saporta was also an influential figure in other areas of Spanish sport, where he received several distinctions, such as the Gold Pin for Sporting Merits.
He also played a key role within basketball. Prior to joining Real Madrid, he was a member of the Spanish Basketball Federation and throughout his career was a leading figure at the International Basketball Federation (FIBA). In recognition of his career, the former European Cup Winners' Cup is now known as the Copa Saporta, whilst the basketball arena at the former training ground was named after him.