Sports Administrators

Sports administrators help to ensure the smooth running of a sports organization, which may range from reception work at a local sports club to marketing or human resources at a major sports club. Sport has gained in social significance, with growing public awareness of its contribution to community development and sports administrators have a similar range of responsibilities to administrators in other fields, but are likely to focus on organizing events and running sports facilities. For instance, sports administrators could be focusing their efforts on marketing, fundraising, procurement, supply chain management or general administration tasks. Alternatively, they could be responsible for organizing and scheduling sports events, managing budgets or overseeing the recruitment and training of staff. Sports administrators are available in sports clubs (amateur and professional), sports academies and schools, sports administration and governance bodies, health facilities, sports charities and not-for-profit organizations and community centers. Sports administrators are essentially responsible for making sure sports organizations, events and initiatives are run cost efficiently. Consequently, part of their role involves maintaining databases, managing admin systems and implementing project management processes to ensure everything runs as smooth as silk.This section provides you information about the life and works of various famous sports administrators from all over the world.

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 1 José Mourinho

José Mourinho
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Famous As: Football Manager
Birthdate: January 26, 1963
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: Portuguese

When it comes to great football managers, Jose Mourinho’s name comes right at the top. He is regarded as one of the most tactfully brilliant managers ever, even though his defensive style has at times been criticised. He has had great stints with Premier League clubs like Inter Milan, Real Madrid, Chelsea, Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur.

 2 Vincent McMahon

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Famous As: Wrestling Promoter
Birthdate: August 24, 1945
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: American

Vincent Kennedy McMahon is a professional wrestling promoter, currently serving as WWE's chairman and CEO. Often regarded as the most influential person in the history of professional wrestling, McMahon is credited with popularizing WWE. Also a well-known philanthropist, McMahon donated more than $8 million in 2008, giving grants to the Sacred Heart University, Fishburne Military School, and East Carolina University.

 3 Alex Ferguson

Alex Ferguson
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Famous As: Former Manager of Manchester United
Birthdate: December 31, 1941
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: Scottish
Alex Ferguson is known for his 26-year tenure as the manager of the football club Manchester United, from 1986 to 2013. He won 38 trophies with the club, including 13 Premier League titles. The first English Football Hall of Fame inductee, Ferguson has also received the knighthood

 4 John Elway

John Elway
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Famous As: Baseball player, American football player
Birthdate: June 28, 1960
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: American

 5 Sourav Ganguly

Sourav Ganguly
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Famous As: Cricketer
Birthdate: July 8, 1972
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: Indian

 6 Jerry Krause

Jerry Krause
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Famous As: Scout
Birthdate: April 6, 1939
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: American
Died: March 21, 2017
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 7 Roger Goodell

Roger Goodell
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Famous As: Sports Commissioner
Birthdate: February 19, 1959
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: American
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 8 Ruud Gullit

Ruud Gullit
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Famous As: Former Dutch Footballer
Birthdate: September 1, 1962
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: Dutch

Ruud Gullit is a Dutch former football player. Considered one of the greatest players in the history of football, Gullit was known for his versatility as he could play as an attacking midfielder, forward, or midfielder. During the 1988 UEFA European Football Championship, he led his national team to its first title.

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 9 Manuel Pellegrini

Manuel Pellegrini
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Famous As: Association football manager
Birthdate: September 16, 1953
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: Chilean

 10 Mark Hughes

Mark Hughes
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Famous As: Association football manager
Birthdate: November 1, 1963
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: British, Welsh
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 11 Phil Jackson

Phil Jackson
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Famous As: Former Basketball Player, Executive & Coach
Birthdate: September 17, 1945
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: American

Phil Jackson is a former professional basketball player who played 12 seasons in the National Basketball Association and won the NBA championships in 1970 and 1973 when he was with New York Knicks. Later, he coached the Chicago Bulls and Los Angeles Lakers and led them both to numerous championships and league titles and is considered one of the greatest basketball coaches ever.

 12 Marco van Basten

Marco van Basten
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Famous As: Former Dutch Football Star
Birthdate: October 31, 1964
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: Dutch
Dutch footballer Marco van Basten is known for his successful stints at Ajax and Milan and won the Champions League thrice with the latter. However, an ankle injury cut his career short. The three-time Ballon d'Or winner later took over as the manager of Ajax and the Dutch national team.
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 13 Alex Cora

Alex Cora
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Famous As: Baseball player
Birthdate: October 18, 1975
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: Puerto Rican

 14 Tommy Lasorda

Tommy Lasorda
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Famous As: Baseball player
Birthdate: September 22, 1927
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: American
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 15 Tom Coughlin

Tom Coughlin
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Famous As: Football Coach
Birthdate: August 31, 1946
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: American

 16 Lothar Matthäus

Lothar Matthäus
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Famous As: Former German Footballer
Birthdate: March 21, 1961
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: German
German football coach and former player Lothar Matthäus, one of the world’s greatest midfielders, became the European Footballer of the Year after captaining the side to their 1990 FIFA World Cup win. He also led Germany to win the UEFA Euro 1980. He spent most of his senior career with Bayern Munich
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 17 Frank Rijkaard

Frank Rijkaard
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Famous As: Former Dutch Footballer
Birthdate: September 30, 1962
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: Dutch
Dutch footballer and former manager Franklin Rijkaard has represented clubs such as Ajax, Real Zaragoza, and A.C. Milan. He has also coached clubs such as Barcelona and Sparta Rotterdam and the Dutch and Saudi Arabian national teams. He has also earned the 2005-2006 UEFA Manager of the Year honor.

 18 Michel Platini

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Famous As: Former French Football Player, Football Administrator
Birthdate: June 21, 1955
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: French

Michel Platini is a former football player, administrator, and manager. Widely considered one of the greatest football players of all time, this French footballer won the prestigious Ballon d'Or award three times during his glorious playing career. Michel Platini also played a key role as France's national team coach before he was banned from football by the FIFA Ethics Committee.

 19 Nancy Benoit

Nancy Benoit
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Famous As: Wrestler
Birthdate: May 17, 1964
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: American
Died: June 22, 2007

 20 Frederik, Crown Prince of Denmark

Frederik, Crown Prince of Denmark
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Famous As: Eldest Son of Queen of Denmark Margrethe II
Birthdate: May 26, 1968
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: Danish

Frederik, Crown Prince of Denmark is the first in order of succession to the Danish throne. Frederik has various interests that range from climate change to sports. He often encourages the people of Denmark to stay active and healthy. He has also established the Crown Prince Frederik's Foundation, which aims to provide financial support to students and encourage scientific expeditions.

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 21 David Stern

David Stern
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Famous As: Businessman, Lawyer
Birthdate: September 22, 1942
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: American

 22 Vlade Divac

Vlade Divac
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Famous As: Basketball Player
Birthdate: February 3, 1968
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: Yugoslav, Serbian

 23 Neil Warnock

Neil Warnock
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Famous As: Association football player
Birthdate: December 1, 1948
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: British

 24 Joe Torre

Joe Torre
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Famous As: Executive
Birthdate: July 18, 1940
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: American

 25 Al Davis

Al Davis
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Famous As: American Football Coach & Executive
Birthdate: July 4, 1929
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: American
Died: October 8, 2011
Allen Davis was the general manager and owner of the NFL team Oakland Raiders for 39 years. He had also been the Raiders’ head coach. His motto,"Just win, baby," led the Raiders to win three Super Bowl titles. He also hired the first Black NFL head coach.

 26 Tony Adams

Tony Adams
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Famous As: Football manager.
Birthdate: October 10, 1966
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: British
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 27 Jim Ratcliffe

Jim Ratcliffe
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Famous As: Businessperson
Birthdate: October 18, 1952
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: British

 28 Hans-Dieter Flick

Hans-Dieter Flick
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Famous As: Football player
Birthdate: February 24, 1965
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: German
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 29 Matt Busby

Matt Busby
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Famous As: Football player
Birthdate: May 26, 1909
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: Scottish
Died: January 20, 1994

 30 Sean Dyche

Sean Dyche
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Famous As: Association football player
Birthdate: June 28, 1971
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: British
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 31 Marco Materazzi

Marco Materazzi
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Famous As: Footballer
Birthdate: August 19, 1973
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: Italian

 32 Doug Collins

Doug Collins
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Famous As: Basketball coach
Birthdate: July 28, 1951
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: American
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 33 Jimmy Hart

Jimmy Hart
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Famous As: Composer
Birthdate: January 1, 1943
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: American

 34 Jorge Mendes

Jorge Mendes
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Famous As: Sports agent
Birthdate: January 7, 1966
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: Portuguese
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 35 Dietrich Mateschitz

Dietrich Mateschitz
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Famous As: Businessman
Birthdate: May 20, 1944
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: Austrian
Self-made business magnate and Red Bull founder Dietrich Mateschitz took 10 years to complete his marketing degree. He was also one of the pioneers of content marketing, and rather than depending on paid ad agencies, marketed his brand through numerous media tools, such as the Red Bulletin magazine.

 36 Penny Chenery

Penny Chenery
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Famous As: Sportswoman
Birthdate: January 27, 1922
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: American
Died: September 16, 2017
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 37 Art Rooney

Art Rooney
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Famous As: NFL Team Founder, Owner
Birthdate: January 27, 1901
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: American
Died: August 25, 1988

 38 Bob Bradley

Bob Bradley
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Famous As: Coach
Birthdate: March 3, 1958
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: American

 39 Graham Potter

Graham Potter
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Famous As: Association football manager
Birthdate: May 20, 1975
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: British

 40 Mario Kempes

Mario Kempes
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Famous As: Football player
Birthdate: July 15, 1954
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: Argentinian

 41 Bo Schembechler

Bo Schembechler
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Famous As: American football player, Sports administrator
Birthdate: April 1, 1929
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: American
Died: November 17, 2006

 42 Bob McNair

Bob McNair
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Famous As: Businessman
Birthdate: January 1, 1937
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: American
Died: November 23, 2018

 43 Gabriel Chavarria

Gabriel Chavarria
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: April 29, 1989
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: American

 44 Mike Mayock

Mike Mayock
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Famous As: American football player
Birthdate: April 14, 1958
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: American

 45 Wellington Mara

Wellington Mara
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Famous As: Sports executive
Birthdate: August 14, 1916
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: American
Died: October 25, 2005

 46 Bud Selig

Bud Selig
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Famous As: Commissioner of Baseball
Birthdate: July 30, 1934
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: American

 47 A. Bartlett Giamatti

A. Bartlett Giamatti
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Famous As: Academician, Scholar, Commissioner of Major League Baseball
Birthdate: April 4, 1938
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: American
Died: September 1, 1989

 48 Alex Spanos

Alex Spanos
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Famous As: Real Estate Developer
Birthdate: September 28, 1923
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: American
Died: October 9, 2018

 49 Brad Childress

Brad Childress
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Famous As: American football coach
Birthdate: June 27, 1956
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: American

 50 Bobby Valentine

Bobby Valentine
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Famous As: Baseball player
Birthdate: May 13, 1950
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: American
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