River, finalist of the WFS Industry Awards 2017 Gustavo Silikovich, the Club’s General Manager, is short-listed as “Executive of the year” together with members of Borussia Dortmund from Germany and of the Portuguese Football Federation.

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This year, for the first time, World Football Summit, the global congress on the football industry celebrated in Spain, will grant the WFS Industry Awards which reward the daily work carried out by the professionals of the football industry, who make this entertaining sport be a real driving force of the economy that amounts to near 1% of the GDP.

Among the three nominees for “Executive of the year” are Gustavo Silikovich (River’s General Manager), Hans-Joaquim Watzke (CEO of Borussia Dortmund) and Tiago Craveiro (Director General of the Portuguese Football Federation).

The awards ceremony shall take place in a formal dinner on the night of Monday, October 16, in the Palacio Neptuno of Madrid, and it shall gather managers of football clubs, agencies, sponsors, associations, NGOs and institutions that work in the football industry.