Marcelo Claure strengthen the Girona FC project

The businessman joins the City Football Group and Girona Football Group as the owner of the Club with the purchase of 35% of the shares


28/08/2020 11:02

Girona FC takes another big step to strengthen its future with the entry of Marcelo Claure. The American-Bolivian businessman will help consolidate the project together with City Football Group and Girona Football Group. The operation, which has been underway for months and already has the approval of the Higher Sports Council, will further strengthen the structure of the Club at all levels.

Claure, with a long and prestigious business career, has a great passion and connection with the world of football. Girona FC will become his third team and will bring his experience managing Club Bolívar, the most successful team in his country, and Inter Miami CF, the MLS team he owns, together with David Beckham and Mas brothers.

His entry into Girona FC is specified with the purchase of a shareholding in Girona Football Group by Pere Guardiola. With this transaction, City Football Group becomes the main shareholder with 47% of the shares, Claure with 35% and Girona Football Group with 16%.

This operation will involve a restructuring of the Board of Directors, which will be chaired by Pere Guardiola. Ignasi Mas-Bagà, president of the Council since 2015, will continue as CEO of the club and Delfí Geli as institutional President. Changes in the Board of Directors must be ratified at the next Shareholders' Meeting.

Pere Guardiola expressed his satisfaction with an agreement that will allow Girona FC to make a leap at all levels: "I am very proud to have been able to convince Marcelo to join the Girona FC project. It is a privilege to have him with us. We have just suffered a very hard blow, but we must continue to work with the same enthusiasm and commitment to make this club better every day. I am convinced that Marcelo will help us a lot to take this step to be what we want: a Club we are all proud of. "

In the same vein, Ferran Soriano highlighted the value of incorporating Marcelo Claure in this project: "On Sunday we had a very difficult night, but we know we will get up, because we have done it before. Girona continues its path of growth and Marcelo's arrival is another step forward. We welcome a great partner. We will suffer, grow and enjoy together in the coming years, consolidating Girona as a great football club."

For his part, Marcelo Claure was proud to be able to make one of his great dreams come true: "It's a very special day in my life. As a child I always had a great aspiration, which was to be part of one of the most important leagues in the world and this is like a dream come true: to become a shareholder in a great club like Girona, those who know me know that I have a great passion for football. the luck of having partners with whom I share the same vision of creating a great football club. I am very excited to be able to fulfill a dream, and of course I will try to contribute my knowledge to what is already a great project with great partners. " .


Marcelo Claure has dual nationality, Bolivian and American. He is the CEO of Softbank Group International and Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Softbank Group Corporation, a Japanese multinational company that invests in technology leaders around the world including companies such as Uber, Alibaba and Arm. Claure is executive chairman of WeWork, Brightstar and Fortress. He is also a member of the board of directors of T-Mobile and Arm.

In his extensive business career he has been the founder and entrepreneur of the company Brigthstar. This company became the largest Hispanic business in U.S. history, offering services and global wireless distribution in more than 50 countries with revenues exceeding $ 10 billion.

In the world of football, Claure is the president of Club Bolívar, Bolivia's most popular and successful football team and co-owns MLS's Inter Miami CF.