Gino Pozzo – Watford FC

Gino Pozzo is one of the most well-known figures in European sports. He was born in Udine, Italy to a passionate football family. His mother was related to Udinese Calcio FC former presidents and the family has been loyal to the club during their lives. At 18, he moved to the United States to attend Harvard University. He got married and moved to Spain. They lived in Barcelona before they moved to London, where he became directly involved in his new Vicarage Road FC.

The Pozzo family had a woodworking business spanning generation. Gino Pozzo’s father bought the Udinese club in 1986 with the profits of the business. The family sold the woodworking business to focus more on football in 2008. Football is not the family’s main aspect, but it is a passion of theirs. They have an electrical appliance company in Spain and their newest industry is property mergers.

Gino Pozzo is said to be the head of the family. He was the one who got the family into these other industries. It was in 1993 when he joined the Udinese club and started its success. In 2009, he was also the one who made an acquisition of Granada FC in Spain.

The family uses their experience with the club to help the struggling Watford club that was bought in 2012. Within a year he and his family moved to London for the long term. They were the first family to own three football clubs at once. In 2015, all three of his clubs were at the top of their respective leagues.

Football being a multi-million-dollar industry has turned passionate fans buying hometown teams into a profit-driven investment. After seeing the winning family strategies, Scott Duxbury joined Watford as chief executive. Staying flexible help with the strategy. His passion for the game is their secret weapon as he continues to invest in the Hornets.