Assassinations, Football and Trump: The Story of Shakhtar Donetsk’s Rinat Akhmetov

The arrival of a new owner can be precipitated by any number of seemingly random events. Take Sir Alex Ferguson’s legal battle with two Manchester United shareholders over the stud rights for a racehorse, which in turn opened the door for the Glazers to take control of the club. Or even former Thai prime minister […]

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Who Owns Manchester City? Meet Sheikh Mansour

If Roman Abramovich’s 2003 purchase of Chelsea FC introduced English football to a new generation of billionaires, the 2008 purchase of Manchester City by Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed al Nahyan introduced the game to its first family of trillionaires. The purchase by Mansour’s Abu Dhabi United Group, from previous owner Thaksin Shinawatra, was – to […]

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