Ivan Gazidis

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Date of Birth September 13, 1964
Place of Birth Johannesburg, South Africa
Age 56 years old
Horoscope Virgo

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Ivan Gazidis is the Executive of Italian Serie A club AC Milan. Gazidis is of Greek origin, but was born in Johannesbourg, South Africa. At the age of 4 moved to Manchester in the United Kingdom and attended independent Manchester Grammar School. Being an adopted Mancunian from a young age, he supported Manchester City. Later he attended St Edmund Hall at the University of Oxford, where he was twice awarded a blue playing football against Cambridge in 1984 and 1985. He graduated with a degree in law in 1986 and in 1992 he moved to the United States to work for Latham & Watkins. In 1994, he joined the founding management team of Major League Soccer, becoming in 2001 its deputy commissioner. He oversaw MLS's key strategic and business decisions and its marketing arm, Soccer United Marketing, of which he was president. He also helped promote the Mexican Football Federation and the CONCACAF Gold Cup.

Born: September 13, 1964, Johannesburg, South Africa
Residence: Milan, Italy
Citizenship: South African
Alma mater: University of Oxford
Occupation: Sports business executive
Title: Chief executive

About Ivan Gazidis

Soccer executive who took over as chief executive of Arsenal on January 1, 2009; served as deputy commissioner of the MLS in the early 2000s.

Before Fame

He played college soccer at St Edmund Hall at the University of Oxford.


He was a key contributor in promoting the CONCACAF Gold Cup.

Family Life

He was born in Johannesburg, South Africa.


He took over as executive of an Arsenal team that was managed by Arsene Wenger.

Information related to Ivan Gazidis

  • Arsenal F.C. directors and chairmen
  • Major League Soccer executives
  • Oxford University A.F.C. players
  • South African lawyers
  • South African businesspeople
  • Alumni of St Edmund Hall, Oxford
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Latest information about Ivan Gazidis updated on October 28, 2020.

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