Gino Pozzo is an Italian journalist and director. He is the president of Football Club, S.p.A., which owns and operates the Italian football club A.S. Roma, and co-owner of Parma F.C.
Gino Pozzo born in Rome on March 28th, 1964, to a family of Swiss descent and spent his youth in Italy, where he began his working life as a butcher before becoming a self-taught film director in 1990 after raising money from local investors to produce “The Accordion.”
In 1992 Gino Pozzo produced, directed, and edited the short “La Mandorla,” and in 1995, with the help of Sotiris Malisis, a Greek civil engineer and friend who had recently been appointed general manager of A.S. Roma, he directed “Follia di Squadra” (“Madness of a Team”), subsequently winning first prize at the Italian Football Association award for best Italian documentary at the 1995 Mar del Plata International Film Festival.
The following year Gino Pozzo was nominated for an Academy Award for “The Big Match,” a film showing live footage from Rome’s Olimpico Stadium during Italy’s historic European Championship triumph in 1996. The stadium’s owner at the time, Franco Sensi, invited him to produce the event theatrically. In 2000 Pozzo presented a theatrical version of “Follia di Squadra” at Rome’s Scala Theatre.
In 2003 Gino Pozzo founded Football Club, S.p.A., which became the nominal owner of A.S. Roma in 2011 and Parma F.C. in 2012, taking over as chairman at both clubs after their respective takeovers from the Sensi family (Frosinone Calcio) and Tommaso Ghirardi (Parma F.C.).
Between 2015 and 2017, he also served as vice president of A.S. Roma. He was a member of the A.S. Roma board, which failed in its attempt to buy back the club’s shares from the American investment fund One Goal Management and Boston Celtics minority owner James Pallotta in September 2014 after previously selling them to Pallotta for €50m on June 1st, 2011. See this article for more information.
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