Global Head of Partnerships – Real Madrid

David Hopkinson

Real Madrid Club de Futbol is widely recognized as one of the world’s greatest sports organizations, holders of an unprecedented 13 UEFA Champions League trophies (including 2018 and 4 since 2014), more than 600M supporters around the world, and a global digital audience unequaled by any other brand in the world, sports or otherwise. Real Madrid was recognized as FIFA Club of the Century in 2000, and currently leads the Deloitte Money League as the top revenue-generating club in global football. David joined Real Madrid in August 2018 and brings his 25 years of professional sports sales, marketing and leadership experience to drive Real Madrid’s world-leading Global Partnerships program to even greater heights. David began his career in professional sports in Toronto, Canada where he ascended from an entry-level Day One employee with the NBA’s Toronto Raptors through to Chief Commercial Officer of MLSE; owners of the Raptors as well as the NHL’s Toronto Maple Leafs, MLS’s Toronto FC, the CFL’s Toronto Argonauts and the NBA2K league’s Raptors Uprising esports team. David maintains ties to Canada, serving on the Chancellor’s Advisory Committee for McGill University in Montreal. In 2012 David was awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal in recognition of his contributions to Canada. David and his family live in Madrid, Spain.