Victoria Pavón, the mother of Leganés

When Leganés kicked Real Madrid out of Copa del Rey quarter-finals with a 2-1 win at Santiago Bernabeu last January, Victoria Pavón found her name in the spotlight again. She is the only woman acting as a club president of a club in the highest level of La Liga, and her players defeated a giant club which still has no women’s team. Often dubbed as the ‘mother of Leganés’, Pavón took control of Los Pepineros ten years ago. With her husband, Felipe Moreno, they drove the club away from a…

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