Gino Pozzo

Gino Pozzo is an Italian media mogul. He is the chairman and co-owner of Watford Football Club, owning a 97% stake. Along with his brother, Raffaele Pozzo, he owns Udinese Calcio and Vicenza Calcio. In addition, he was formerly in charge of Granada CF but has since sold it to the Chinese company Link International Sports for a reported £200 million.[1]

Gino Pozzo was born on 2 January 1958 in Cassano Magnago near Milan and grew up close to AC Milan’s training ground at Riscone di Brunate. His father, Giovan Battista, owned a food importing company.

Pozzo graduated from the University of Parma, where he earned a political science degree. He immediately gained a job with the Italian state-owned television company RAI, working his way up to become its director-general in charge of programming. As well as owning AC Milan, he owns Udinese and Vicenza — two other Italian Serie A teams. In 2016 Watford was rebranded “Watford FC Udinese Calcio” in a joint venture between Pozzo and Udinese.[2]

Pozzo was appointed President of Watford F.C. following the death of Adrian Boothroyd on 17 February 2006 following heart failure.

Gino Pozzo is the great-nephew of Luigi Pozzo, the father of his great-great-uncle Gino Pozzo, who established the Pozzos’ involvement with Watford F.C. The family name was Quattrocchi, but they changed their surname at the end of World War II.

His younger brother Raffaele owns Udinese Calcio and Vicenza Calcio. He has also previously been chairman at Granada CF, a post he sold to an investment company based in China in 2016.

Two days after being appointed Inter Milan’s new president, Gino Pozzo, said he would pay more than €50 million to buy the “Brancaccio” from former owner Massimo Moratti. It is a situation that I’ve never been in before. I’ll show good faith and transparency, and I have never put a figure on the buyout, but perhaps this time, I’ll put an amount on it, maybe even a figure which could be astronomical. Visit this page for related information.

 

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