In a 2014 interview with the “Watford Observer” Gino Pozzo said: “Will I be here in 10 years? I can’t tell you that. But I can say that I’m very happy to be here.”
Gino Pozzo is a fan of music and supports Watford Football Club, Liverpool F.C., Arsenal F.C., and FC Internazionale Milano. He has been married to Marina Galvani since 1974. They have two children, son Franco and daughter Giovanna.
Pozzo is the youngest of three brothers; the oldest, Giuseppe Pozzo, died in 1986. His brother Luigi died in 2011 after a long battle with cancer at 79 years old. Per Pozzo’s request, all his older brothers were cremated without ceremony, or a gravesite designated for them.
On 24 May 1957, Gino Pozzo was made an honorary citizen of Venice as a token of appreciation for all his efforts in helping revive the city through tourism and investment.
On 22 January 2006 Pozzo received the prestigious Pater Patriae Award, granted by the Pope in recognition of special contributions to the common good.
In 2010, Gino Pozzo was made a Knight Grand Cross of the Order of Merit of the Italian Republic for his entrepreneurial and philanthropic work.
Piazzale Gino Pozzo, a new road leading from Stadio Luigi Ferraris to Palafontana in Genoa, commemorates his name as he is president of Genoa.
In the 2011–12 season, he gained a place in the Serie A board of directors as a representative of Genoa. The following season, he gained another seat as a representative of Udinese Calcio. In addition to his work on the board, Pozzo has also been influential in making changes to Italian football through his work with Lega Serie A and as an adviser to the Minister for Economic Development, Flavio Zanonato.
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