Business Directory

Browse the Directory

Sign Up to the Directory

FC Business Twitter
FC business Linked in
FC Business facebook
FC Business Youtube

Former Chelsea Star To Share Knowledge On Financial Fair Play

Thu 11th Sep 2014 | Football Industry Events

Aleksei Smertin, Chelsea’s former Russian defensive midfielder, will make up the World Football Forum line up this November.

He will be take part in the session on UEFA’s Financial Fair Play Regulations to which he has gained deep knowledge of through his time working in top Russian clubs.

Smertin had a glittering career as a player, achieving major honours at all the clubs, including Chelsea FC, Bordeaux , Lokomotiv Moscow and Dynamo Moscow. He was the captain of the Russian national team, earning 55 caps from 1998 to 2006 and representing Russia at the 2002 FIFA World Cup and UEFA Euro 2004.

Now working off the pitch, Smertin is taking all of his knowledge of the game to board room, as adviser to the President of Dynamo Moscow.

Also confirmed to speak the event held in Moscow on November 13, are two of Europe’s top digital and social media experts. Oscar Ugaz, the former Head of Digital Business at Real Madrid and Tiago Marques, Chief Digital Officer at Sport Lisboa e Benfica.

In 2007, Mr Ugaz was appointed as Digital Business Manager at Real Madrid C.F. From this position, he led the implementation of the ecommerce business, the commercial strategy of official web portals and online video and social media strategies for the club.

Mr Marques is a Social Media Marketing Advisor, Trainer & Business Innovation Strategist. With his help, Sport Lisboa e Benfica managed to adapt to the new paradigm of digital marketing.

Both men will exchange their ideas and experiences of the industry and how this has helped the growth of two of Europe’s biggest and most successful clubs.

For more information on the World Football Forum CLICK HERE 

Posted by: Aaron Gourley 

Icondia (Icondia-C-468x60.gif)
If you have any football business related news stories you’d like to share then please contact us –

To subscribe to our range of football newsletters including news, products and jobs CLICK HERE.

Add to: Google Google | Yahoo Yahoo | Live Live | del.icio.us del.icio | Digg Digg |

Related Articles

Brighton’s Amex Stadium In Running For Top Awards

Thu 27th Apr 2017 | Football Industry Events

The events and catering team at one of the UK’s top sporting venues is in the running for a number of top awards. Sodexo Prestige Venues & Events, which manages the entire catering contract...

Premier Sports Network & UCFB Form Partnership

Wed 26th Apr 2017 | Football Industry Events

Premier Sports Network, the events and intelligence provider for an invite-only community of leading sports executives, has announced a partnership with UCFB. The partnership will see UCFB students...

Nominations Announced For Stadium Events & Hospitality Awards 2017

Tue 25th Apr 2017 | Football Industry Events

Stadium Experience has announced the 81 football and rugby clubs across the UK nominated for awards in the Stadium Events & Hospitality Awards 2017. The awards, sponsored by Carlsberg, will take...

Leaders Launches Week Of Events In London

Thu 6th Apr 2017 | Football Industry Events

Leaders, the largest premium conference and publishing business in sport which connects senior sports executives worldwide, has launched Leaders Week, a week-long series of thought leadership events...