Legia Warsaw owner wants to grow an international brand but says European football must change

26 August 2021

Photo: Alamy Dariusz Mioduski, the president and owner of Polish club Legia Warsaw.

Dariusz Mioduski is a Harvard-educated lawyer who invested in Legia Warsaw in 2014 and took full control three years later.

Poland's most successful club recently completed a state-of-the-art training centre and plan to expand their brand internationally.

The club is working to create a formula to develop a "cool" club and increase the number of fans - and they don't have to be football fans.

"We have a difficult position," Mioduski says. "We have to win the championship but at the same time we have to develop and sell players."

He favours reforms to make European competitions more representative of the whole continent.

Throughout his career, Dariusz Mioduski has seen inside many industries. But none of them have been as tough as football.

"It's probably been the most challenging job and time of my life professionally," tells Mioduski, the president and owner of Polish club Legia Warsaw.

"I've done a lot of very complicated, complex deals as a lawyer and as an investor in the past. But nothing has been as challenging and as complex as football.

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