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Idan Ofer buys a stake from Atletico Madrid

Atletico Madrid, one of the largest in Europe, is estimated by Forbes at $732 million. The sponsor of the club is the Israeli online trading company Plus500

Idan Ofer/ photo Eyal Yitzhar

Israeli businessman Idan Ofer signed a deal to acquire a stake in Atletico Madrid. The value of the Spanish soccer club, one of the largest in Europe, is estimated by Forbes at $732 million. The group’s sponsor is the Haifa Online Trading Company plus 500. The Israeli newspaper Calcalist first to report.

Atletico Madrid is the second team of the Spanish capital.  to meet the senior representative Real. Each year, in recent years, the group has become one of the candidates for the championship and also prominent in the Champions League.

In 2014 the team won the Spanish championship.

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This season Atletico left the legendary stadium “Vicente Calderon” and moved to a new stadium called “Wanda Metropolitano”. On Saturday the team is scheduled to play against Real, its first Derbi at the new home.

In January 2015, China’s richest man, billionaire Wan Jianglin, bought 20% of the group at a value of 200 million euros.

The controlling interest in the group is held by Miguel Angel Marin, the son of the legendary owner of the club, who holds 52% of the shares.

Enrique Carrasco, the president of the club, holds an additional 20% and 8% is held by family members and others.



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