Business Leader Football Soccer

Gino Pozzo: The Man Behind Watford's Success


Gino Pozzo is Watford’s chairman and primary owner, along with his parents. The Italian-born businessman has been instrumental in the Hornets’ climb to the top flight and subsequent stay there. Gino Pozzo inherited the family business begun by his father, Giampaolo, and a love of football. In 2008 he purchased Udinese Calcio, a team competing in Italy’s second division. In 2012, he also became the majority owner of the English side Watford FC.

Who is Gino Pozzo?

Pozzo is an Italian billionaire who has transformed Watford since acquiring the club in 2012. Before buying the club, Gino Pozzo had a reputation for buying clubs, growing their revenues, and cashing out. Watford was Pozzo’s first venture into sports ownership, but he quickly made his mark. Since acquiring Watford, the club has climbed from the fourth to the second tier of the English football league system.

Pozzo’s Investment Strategy

Unlike many Premier League clubs that exhibit little interest in youth development, Gino Pozzo prioritizes coaching and developing young talent. These are areas where Watford has excelled relative to their peers. As many Premier League clubs rely on expensive transfers and foreign players, Watford has earned a reputation for developing young English talent. The future looks bright for Pozzo’s club. As the Premier League continues to grow, Watford will be well-positioned to thrive.

Gino Pozzo is a quiet owner who is rarely in the spotlight, but is making his mark on English football. The Italian billionaire inherited a family business and a love of football, and has since made his mark on both. As an owner of a team that has rapidly climbed England’s football pyramid and continues to score points in the Premier League, Pozzo is poised to earn an even larger reputation in the coming years. Gino, football fan and businessman, has earned his place among England’s elite football clubs. Watford fans have much to be excited about. See this article for more information.


Find more information about Pozzo on