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Giampaolo Pozzo (Insidefoto.com)

L’asse della galassia Pozzo è sempre più spostato verso la Premier League. E ora il Watford  è pronto a giocarsi un titolo, dopo aver raggiunto la sua seconda finale di Fa Cup nella storia in cui sfiderà il Manchester City di Pep Guardiola. Il tutto mentre l’Udinese continua a lottare per la salvezza.

La data spartiacque è quella del 29 giugno 2012, quando la famiglia Pozzo divenne ufficialmente proprietaria del Watford, al tempo ancora in Championship. Da lì è cominciata la scalata, con la promozione in Premier League sfumata al primo anno e centrata nel 2014/15. Un salto fondamentale anche a livello economico: il fatturato degli Hornets è passato da 18 a 94 milioni di euro circa nel giro di una sola stagione, ta il 2014/15 e il 2015/16. Le prime due stagioni si concludono con due salvezze tutto sommato tranquille, mentre quest’anno la squadra di Javi Gracia naviga intorno a metà classifica, con la ciliegina della finale di Fa Cup centrata dopo aver battuto il Wolverhampton.

 

Nel 2012, invece, l’Udinese sembrava in trampolino di lancio: il 3° posto in Serie A nel 2011/12 aveva permesso di centrare i preliminari di Champions, con il cucchiaio di Maicosuel contro il Braga a spegnere i sogni. Da lì è cominciata una lenta discesa di risultati, passando dal 13° posto del 2013/14 al 16° attuale.

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Un percorso all’inverso certificato anche dall’andamento economico, per l’Udinese inoltre influenzato dalle scelte di bilancio (su tutti gli ammortamenti), senza voler entrare in questo caso nei rapporti tra le due società. Tuttavia, il miglior funzionamento del sistema inglese è stato il fattore che ha ovviamente spostato una buona parte d’interesse verso il Watford, nonostante l’importanza dei friulani sia centrale (come dimostrato dagli investimenti per il nuovo stadio).

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Così i costi per la rosa (tra ammortamenti e costi del personale) del Watford sono cresciuti del 70% dalla prima stagione in Premier League alla fine dell’annata 2017/18, passando da 85 a 144 milioni di euro circa: al contrario, gli stessi costi per l’Udinese sono passati da 59 a 54 milioni di euro.

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Crescita diversa anche per i ricavi: il Watford è passato da fatturare 119,7 milioni nel 2015/16 a 148,3 milioni di euro nel 2017/18 (considerando anche le plusvalenze), mentre l’Udinese è scesa da 73,6 a 69,7 milioni di euro, nonostante ricavi anche da affari di mercato con lo stesso Watford. Dati che potrebbero salire nuovamente grazie alla cessioni nel 2018/19, ma ancora lontano da quello dei cugini inglesi: basti pensare che nel triennio la differenza di fatturato è di 184 milioni complessivi, una media di circa 60 milioni l’anno.

Ad accomunare, almeno in parte, le due squadre ci sono le perdite: -43 milioni per l’Udinese nelle ultime tre stagioni e -21 per il Watford, con un -34,7 milioni nel solo 2017/18. Rossi che potrebbero costringere la famiglia Pozzo anche ad aprire il portafogli.

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266 COMMENTI

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  2. […] Gino Pozzo has always had a passion and a family route to football. He is currently the owner of the Watford Club in the UK and his family has owned their own club in Italy with the Udinese Club. His family worked with their own electric appliance company and construction company before moving on to improving the Udinese Club, which was in bad shape financially and on the field. […]

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  8. […] Udinese Calcio FC rose to the Champions League after competing in Serie B for years. Gino’s family purchased the Spanish-based Granada F.C. in 2009 after selling the woodworking venture the previous year. It took them two years to clear a €12 million debt and elevate the club to Primera Liga from Segunda B. Three years later, Gino Pozzo spent £500,000 to purchase Watford F.C from Laurence Bassini. […]

  9. […] In 2012 is when Gino Pozzo was able to purchase Watford which aim was to manage the financial stress which he and the family were going through. Since he was experienced with football clubs in the past, it was very easy for him to manage the club. He is the one that leads his family when it comes to the expansion of sports ownership since he is the one behind the purchase of Granada FC. […]

  10. […] He currently owns England’s Watford Football Club and has seen it soar to a performing club before his acquisition. His mother’s close relations with the Italian club, Udinese Calcio football club’s president, earned him an easy entry in football as the family remained an ardent supporter of the club. Gino Pozzo went to Harvard University and later relocated to Spain. Following a 20 years residency, he relocated to London with his family. He is married to a Catalan with whom he has three kids. […]

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