Famous Sports Administrators - List of Famous Sports Administrators

Sports administrators help to ensure the smooth running of a sports organization, which may range from reception work at a local sports club to marketing or human resources at a major sports club. Sport has gained in social significance, with growing public awareness of its contribution to community development and sports administrators have a similar range of responsibilities to administrators in other fields, but are likely to focus on organizing events and running sports facilities. For instance, sports administrators could be focusing their efforts on marketing, fundraising, procurement, supply chain management or general administration tasks. Alternatively, they could be responsible for organizing and scheduling sports events, managing budgets or overseeing the recruitment and training of staff. Sports administrators are available in sports clubs (amateur and professional), sports academies and schools, sports administration and governance bodies, health facilities, sports charities and not-for-profit organizations and community centers. Sports administrators are essentially responsible for making sure sports organizations, events and initiatives are run cost efficiently. Consequently, part of their role involves maintaining databases, managing admin systems and implementing project management processes to ensure everything runs as smooth as silk.This section provides you information about the life and works of various famous sports administrators from all over the world.

The Most Famous Sports Administrators

NameBirthdayNationalityBio
Frank RijkaardSeptember 30, 1962DutchFrank Rijkaard is a retired Dutch footballer often regarded as one of the greatest defensive midfielders
Marco van BastenOctober 31, 1964DutchMarco van Basten is a former Dutch footballer and football administrator
Billy BeaneMarch 29, 1962AmericanBilly Beane is a former American baseball player, who currently serves as an administrator
Ruud GullitSeptember 1, 1962DutchRuud Gullit is a former Dutch footballer and football manager
José MourinhoJanuary 26, 1963PortugueseJose Mourinho is a Portuguese football manager and former footballer
Phil JacksonSeptember 17, 1945AmericanPhil Jackson is a former American basketball player and a world-renowned basketball coach
Vincent McMahonAugust 24, 1945AmericanVincent McMahon is the chairman and CEO of WWE
A. Bartlett GiamattiApril 4, 1938AmericanA
Lothar MatthäusMarch 21, 1961GermanLothar Matthaus is a former German footballer and a football administrator
Ric CharlesworthFebruary 6, 1952AustralianRic Charlesworth is an Australian sports consultant, former hockey player and the greatest sporting coach of Australia
Ruud Gullit

Ruud Gullit

Ruud Gullit is a former Dutch footballer and football manager

DutchSeptember 1, 1962421 views

Frank Rijkaard

Frank Rijkaard is a retired Dutch footballer often regarded as one of the greatest defensive midfielders

DutchSeptember 30, 1962955 views

Lothar Matthäus

Lothar Matthaus is a former German footballer and a football administrator

GermanMarch 21, 1961186 views

Marco van Basten

Marco van Basten is a former Dutch footballer and football administrator

DutchOctober 31, 1964469 views

Michel Platini

Michel François Platini is a football administrator and a former French football player and manager

FrenchJune 21, 1955109 views

Alex Ferguson

Alex Ferguson is a former football manager best known for his stint with the Manchester United from 1986 to 2013

ScottishDecember 31, 1941127 views

Al Davis

Al Davis was an American football coach and executive

AmericanJuly 4, 1929135 views

Ric Charlesworth

Ric Charlesworth is an Australian sports consultant, former hockey player and the greatest sporting coach of Australia

Phil Jackson

Phil Jackson is a former American basketball player and a world-renowned basketball coach

AmericanSeptember 17, 1945191 views