Max has always had a keen interest in football, having been taken by his Dad to both Craven Cottage and Stamford Bridge as a boy. He also played a little himself before the tennis took over, as this rare old photograph proves.

A lean, mean scoring machine!

In more recent times, though a fondness for Fulham remains, Chelsea is most definitely where Max’s heart lies when it comes to football. Having had a season ticket since the early nineties, he has seen the club turn from perennial underachievers into a serious force in the last 15 or so years.

Holding aloft the FA Cup
On the flight back from the Cup Winners’ Cup final in Stockholm

Max was also formerly a significant shareholder in Seymour Pierce, an investment bank that specialises in football-related transactions. Through his involvement there, he went on to become a shareholder and “Senator” at Chelsea.

Sharing a few thoughts with “the Special One”.
With “Big” Phil Scolari and Ray Wilkins

He is also a former shareholder in Reférences SA, a Swiss sports management company based in Lausanne and headed by Michel Zen-Ruffinen, the former General Secretary of FIFA.

With former Chelsea and Italy striker Pierluigi Casiraghi, now manager of Italy's under-21 side.
With former Chelsea and Italy striker Pierluigi Casiraghi, now manager of Italy’s under-21 side.
With Chelsea and Portugal defender Paulo Ferreira

2 thoughts on “Football

  1. Hi Max, well done today !!!!!

    I appreciate you will be celebrating now, but when convenient I would be grateful if you could call me to discuss a very interesting opportunity.

    Kind regards

    Robert 07584 173935

  2. Hello Max,
    Greetings from Toronto, Canada – actually just back from 5 nights at the Copthorne Chelsea FC !
    Several family members have certificates for Dominion International Group – from the days of the Annual Draw. Are these worthless ?
    Regards,
    Robin Whittingham

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