Giuseppe Marotta has officially been named as the best football executive in Europe.
The WFS Industry Award of "Best Executive" was officially presented to the Juventus CEO by the President of La Liga, Javier Tebas, during the ceremony held tonight at the Teatro Goya in Madrid. Amongst those in attendance were representatives from FIFA, UEFA, CONCACAF, CONMEBOL, ECA and the most prestigious clubs in European and World football.
The candidates for the award also included Jose Angel Sanchez, CEO of Real Madrid, and Ferran Soriano, CEO of Manchester City. However, the panel, taking into account the KPIs (Key Performance Indicators) regarding finance, operations, investments and innovation has identified Marotta as the executive manager who, more than anyone else through his work, has allowed his club to grow and achieve excellent results thanks to an effective use of available resources.
The awards ceremony concluded the day of the World Football Summit, which was also attended by the President of Juventus and the ECA, Andrea Agnelli who during his speech underlined how "the voice of the clubs should be heard when it comes to the compilation of the international calendar after 2024, because it is only the clubs that will be taking the risks of a company."
Agnelli added: "We must look to the future and consider what future generations will want to see and what experiences they will have. Asking if the current model is sufficient to ensure that football remains the most followed sport on a global level, Agnelli declared: "We will have to reach a shared solution to allow this wonderful game to continue to be the best in the world."