Vicente Calderón

Vicente Calderón
BornVicente Calderón Pérez-Cavada
(1913-05-27)27 May 1913
Torrelavega, Cantabria, Spain
Died24 March 1987(1987-03-24) (aged 73)
Madrid, Spain
Resting placeGandia, Valencian Community, Spain
Known forFormer president of Atlético Madrid

Vicente Calderón Pérez-Cavada (Spanish pronunciation: [biˈθente kaldeˈɾon ˈpeɾeθ kaˈβaða]; 27 May 1913  – 24 March 1987) was a businessman and president of Atlético Madrid for twenty years.

Early life

Vicente Calderón was born in Torrelavega, Cantabria in 1913. Orphaned at the age of twenty, Calderón lived a tough early life passing through various jobs before finally establishing himself as a successful businessman. He built much of his business success in Madrid but also had important business connections with the Valencian town of Gandia, a town which he held many ties to and where he eventually was buried.

Calderón died of a heart attack on 24 March 1987, in Madrid