Stars Group Update: Week 10/30/2017
As we near closer to the launch of our pre-sale we are excited to announce the addition of two new advisors! With years of experience in the professional football industry, Jan Olde Riekerink and Vasilis Torosidis will bring a wealth of knowledge and expertise to our team. Both men have achieved great success in their professional football careers and are thrilled to be part of such an important venture for the game that has given so much to them. We are looking forward to working with Jan and Vasilis as they will bring great value to the vision of Stars Group. Please see below for their respective bios.
Jan Olde Riekerink – Jan is an ex-professional footballer with decades of experience as both a player and coach. Most recently, Jan served as the head coach for Galatasaray, a top division club in Turkey, where he led them to a victory in the 2016 Turkish Cup Final. Jan has a truly global presence as his experiences have brought him across countless borders: Netherlands, Portugal, Belgium, Turkey, Ukraine, and China, amongst others. Jan has a plethora of experiences building football organizations and implementing a positive philosophy in playing culture.
Vasilis Torosidis – Vasilis is a storied professional with years of experience at top European clubs. He has played for the likes of Roma, Olympiacos and Bologna, where he competed amongst the sport’s elite in some of Europe’s most competitive tournaments and leagues. Vasilis currently serves as the captain of the Greek national team, where he is the first defender in team history to record 10 international goals. In 2009-2010, Vasilis was awarded the recognition of “Greek Football Player of the Year”. Vasilis is a seasoned veteran that brings years of experience and leadership in the world’s most global sport, football.