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Reports Indicate That Gino Pozzo Is Set To Buy Spanish Soccer Team

ByDave Stopher

Apr 5, 2023

As per the Spanish website sport.es, it appears that a group of investors led by Gino Pozzo is attempting to buy a controlling interest in the Catalonian club. They play in Spain’s Primera Division RFEF. This is the third tier of that particular country’s football structure.

Reports also indicate that an American investor group will have a role to play in the proceedings. It has been anticipated that Gino Pozzo and Esteve Calzada – President of Sabadell – will continue to have discussions moving forward. If things go to plan, Pozzo would be the leader of “sports management” for the club, though he would not assume full control of all organizational tasks.

Sabadell has a long and storied history that dates all the way back to 1903. They were successful in La Liga between 1965 and 1972, and again between 1986 and 1988. They also made it to the esteemed Copa del Ray final in 1935, though during that particular event they lost 3-0 to Sevilla.

Currently, the team is managed by Gabri. He is notable for making more than 130 appearances for Barcelona throughout the entirety of his career.

Right now, Sabadell home games are played at the Nova Creu Alta. It’s a modestly sized venue with a capacity of just under 12,000.

The team itself consists mostly of Spanish players, although there are a few exceptions in the group. Some players, like defender Ismael Athuman, is from Kenya. There is another player, Moha Keita, who is Senegalese.

Born in 1965, Gino Pozzo is an Italian businessman who became famous in the world of professional sports for being the owner of the Watford Football Club. He also owns a sports investment group – the one that will be participating in this potential transaction – that focuses on football.

After graduating from Harvard University, Gino Pozzo almost immediately began to embrace his love of professional football. He spent much of his 20s working as a talent scout, for example and helped with the development of a number of players who showed high potential. Unlike some other team members, it is rumored that he is heavily involved in all daily activities involving Watford. This includes negotiating transfers between the team and one owned by his father, Udinese Calcio, which is located in Italy.

Over the years, Gino Pozzo (and indeed, his entire family) have become famous for the wide range of teams that they own. Between Watford, Udinese Calcio, and Granada CF, they regularly transfer players to where they think they can have the biggest impact.

Gino Pozzo also has his own international scouting team that is made up of about 30 people. Among them, they go to every major competition in the world in search of the best players. This includes but is not limited to areas like South America, Africa, Eastern Europe, and more.

Gino is also notable for his business acumen. It has been said that because of the larger club network that he has been able to develop over the years, he is in a position to minimize player acquisition costs as much as possible. Yet at the same time, he is also able to maximize the amount of profit generated by those players thanks to high transfer fees. As players are transferred or “loaned” to sister clubs, they are then later sold at a premium – generating a significant amount of return for Pozzo and his enterprise as a result.

Gino Pozzo and his father first acquired the Watford Football Club in 2012. It was sold to them by the prior owner, a man named Laurence Bassini. Pozzo became the sole owner just a few years later, in 2014.

Pozzo has always taken a hands-on, innovative approach to the management of his beloved club. Not only does he make personal appearances at the training grounds, but it has been said that all players are outfitted with GPS devices that track their performance. All major decisions regarding the team go through him. In 2019, the team made it to the FA Cup Final – an exciting development to say the least. They were, unfortunately, beaten by Manchester City. Refer to this article for additional information.

More about Pozzo on https://www.crunchbase.com/person/gino-pozzo