Italian Guido Finga the new CEO of Al Nassr

 By Mohamed Ragab, CNN Week

Updated 09:38 AM September 27, 2023

Al-Nasr Saudi Club appointed Italian Guido Finga as CEO of the club on Wednesday, who previously held the same position at Roma Club. Finga (53 years old) went through many experiences in the fields of finance, communications and media, and also worked as a professor of entrepreneurship at the Luis Guido Carli University in the Italian capital, Rome. On the sports front, he assumed the position of CEO of the Italian Club of Roma from 2018 to 2021. In its statement published on Wednesday, Al-Nasr thanked Ahmed Al-Ghamdi, and stressed his continuation in the work team after the success he achieved in the club’s executive management.

Al Nassr FC

It is a Saudi football team that was founded in 1955 AD, corresponding to 1375 AH. The team is nicknamed by its fans as “The World” because of its participation and representation of the Asian continent in the first FIFA Club World Cup after it won the Asian Super Cup title in 1998, and it won the Fair Play Award in that tournament. Its fans also call it “The Continental Club” as it is the first Asian club to play official matches in 4 different continents: Asia, Africa, South America, and Europe. Al-Nasr Club presented many great players such as Majed Abdullah, Salem Marawan, Nasser Al-Jawhar, Youssef Khamis, Muhaisen Al-Jamaan, Fahd Al-Harifi, Marhum Al-Marhum, Tawfiq Al-Muqrin, Mabrouk Al-Turki and Saleh Al-Mutlaq. Al-Nasr plays its official matches at its first stadium, Park, which has a capacity of 25,000 spectators. There is a football rivalry between it and Al Hilal Club, as the two teams play matches known as the Riyadh Derby.

There are several clubs with the same name in Oman, Kuwait, Bahrain, the Emirates, Libya and Iraq, but Al-Nasr Saudi Club was the first to take this name.

The club's logo represents the map of the Arabian Peninsula, with its yellow and blue colours. The yellow color represents the sands of the Arabian Peninsula, and the blue color represents the Arabian Sea, the Arabian Gulf, and the Red Sea surrounding the Arabian Peninsula. The old logo has been replaced with a "modern version", but it is still similar to the old club logo. The new logo represents the football team only while the old logo represents the club as a whole.