Born: Udine, 1941 (Age 72) An amateur footballer in his youth, Pozzo made his fortune selling power tools and accessories, building up the family company before eventually selling his brand
– Freud – to German giant Bosch in 2009. Later married textile heiress Giuliana Linda, the daughter of a former Udinese owner, and in 1986 Pozzo bought the club himself. The club were then emerging from a corruption scandal and facing relegation to Serie B. Pozzo helped stabilise them and prevent their regular bobbing between the top two tiers of Italian football. However, since promotion to Serie A
in 1995, the Zebritos have never suffered relegation and have regularly qualified for the UEFA Cup and Champions League. In 2009, with the help of son Gino, Pozzo acquired Spanish third-tier club Granada. His backing and innovative use of loan players helped them reach La Liga thanks
to consecutive promotions. And in June 2012 – again with help fr om Gino – Pozzo added Watford to his stable, reaching the Championship play-offs in his first season.