(Spanish CNN) — A new chapter in Lionel Messi’s life is beginning to be written. The Argentine world champion arrives at Inter Miami to support the club and, indeed, the whole of Major League Soccer (MLS) in the United States.
Although the club has had other stars in its short history, such as the Argentinian Gonzalo Higuaín – who in 2020 was signed as a franchise player of the team – the hiring of Messi surpasses anyone because of the record behind him that For many he is the best player in history.
Messi’s arrival turns the eyes of the entire footballing world to Inter Miami and as a result, the club adopts a more global stance, but without forgetting its fan base, which was in the team’s vision. since its creation in 2018.
“Our club will have a global outlook, but our South Florida fans will always be our first priority, reflecting the best of our community,” team owner and manager Jorge Mas said Jan. creation. club announcement
This vision of Inter Miami came not just from Mas, but from all of the team’s owners. Who are they? We tell you below.
Who are the owners of Inter Miami?
The Inter Miami website indicates that the board in charge of the club is made up of three people:
Jorge Mas Santos – He is the manager of the club. He is a Cuban-American businessman born in Miami in 1963. He is one of the children of the late businessman Jorge Mas Canosa, born September 21, 1939 in Santiago de Cuba, then exiled to Miami , and Irma Santos, his girlfriend since youth, according to the Cuban American National Foundation (CANF), an organization founded by Mas Canosa.
Currently, among other occupations, Mas Santos is the president of CANF; president of the MasTec company since 1984, when it was still called Church and Tower and which his father transformed into a multinational; He is also president of Real Zaragoza, a Spanish second division football club, whose acquired the majority of its capital in 2022.
Jose Ramon Mas Santos – He is another of the club’s owners and is the brother of Jorge Mas Santos. The three children of Jorge Mas Canosa and Irma Santos (Jorge, José and Juan Carlos) were born in the United States after the couple left Cuba for Miami. José Mas is a graduate of the University of Miami and, since 2007, he has been the CEO of MasTec; He is also a member of the National Minority Business Advisory Council of the United States Department of Commerce.
David Beckham Of the three, we can safely say that the former English footballer is the best known of the bosses of Inter Miami. At club level, he has won virtually everything, from the Champions League to leagues and cups. His most prolific facet was at Manchester United, where he is a legend. Besides being one of the owners, Beckham is the president of football operations for the American club. The Englishman has owned the team from the start, but in 2021, along with Jorge and Jose Mas, he took full control of Inter Miami shares after the three bought them from Marcelo Claure and Masayoshi Son.
With information from Hugo Manu Correa