Gigi Becali

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Date of Birth June 25, 1958
Place of Birth Romania
Age 62 years old
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Gigi Becali

George "Gigi" Becali is a Romanian businessman and politician, mostly known for his ownership of the FCSB football club. He was a Member of the European Parliament between June 2009 and December 2012, and a Member of the Romanian Parliament from December 2012 up until his conviction in May 2013.

Born: George Becali, June 25, 1958, Vădeni, Brăila County, Romanian People's Republic
Nationality: Romanian
Alma mater: Universitatea Ecologică din București
Occupation: Businessman, politician
Children: 3

About Gigi Becali

Romanian political figure and Member of both the Romanian and European Parliaments. Also a businessman, he purchased the Romanian Steaua București Football (soccer) Club.

Before Fame

He was given a three-year prison sentence for his role in a late 1990s, politically corrupt land-swapping deal.

Achievement

He was the New Generation – Christian Democrat Party candidate for the 2004 Romanian presidential election; he finished in the race with just over one percent of the total votes.

Family Life

Following their 1994 wedding, he and Luminita Becali welcomed three daughters: Teodora, Alexandra, and Cristina.

Associations

He and fellow Romanian politician Ramona Manescu both became Members of the European Parliament.

Information related to Gigi Becali

  • Romanian politicians convicted of corruption
  • Greater Romania Party MEPs
  • FC Steaua București presidents
  • Candidates for President of Romania
  • Romanian philanthropists
  • Leaders of political parties in Romania
  • Romanian nationalists
  • Romanian football chairmen and investors
  • New Generation Party politicians
  • Eastern Orthodox Christians from Romania
  • Members of the Romanian Orthodox Church
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Latest information about Gigi Becali updated on January 24, 2021.