Football club Roda JC is partly in the hands of a Swiss investor


Football club Roda JC is partly in the hands of a Swiss investor

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Roda JC will probably be partly in the hands of investor Aleksei Korotaev. The Russian Swiss has Tuesday already an amount of at least one million euros will be made available to the player base this month to strengthen.

Korotaev also has a long-term plan for the Limburg premiere league club back to the Dutch subtop. He is in Dubai owner of a bank.

Former diver Korotaev will be a part of the shares to take over from Frits Schrouff. The 76-year-old multimillionaire from Landgraaf will remain in the possession of the largest part of the shares of the hekkensluiter of the Premier league, this season only eight times scored.

Schrouff was at the end of 2015 owner and saved Roda JC of a bankruptcy. The share transfer with Korotaev within a few weeks completed.



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“I am very pleased to be together with the lord Schrouff his exceptional support for the club to continue to build with the aim of Roda as soon as possible to bring back in the linkerrijtje,” says Korotaev at the announcement of the news on the website of Roda JC.

“The enthusiasm and passion of the people in the Roda and the executive board in particular, I have from the first minute is super appreciated and has given me the sense given by the right club ended up to my ambitions.”


The budget is in the long term with more than 5 million euro will be increased to an amount between 15 and 20 million. In addition to investing in the player base wants Korotaev money in the youth of the hekkensluiter of the Premier league.

General director Wim Collard fear not that the investment of the Korotaev at the expense of the Hilly character of Roda JC. “Korotaev has pronounced ambitions with our club and for him to remain the strong regional anchoring, the most important,” says Collard.

“Together with the supporters, the sponsors and the entire region he wants to build the future of Roda JC. This is also evident from the fact that Frits Schrouff a role to play as co-owner. So we are connecting the regional participation to the global business network of Korotaev.”

Technical director Ton Caanen is also very positive. “Korotaev is not only investing, but is also sincerely concerned,” said Caanen. “He has a distinct sporthart and is a real team player. ‘Together’ is his keyword. From our first meeting, we had a click.”

ADO Den Haag

Roda JC is Limburg club that are (partly) foreign owned. Last summer was Fortuna Sittard, which plays in the Jupiler League, acquired by the Turkish investor Isitan on that day.

In the Premier league have ADO Den Haag and Vitesse a foreign owner, live in the Hague is currently at odds with the Chinese majority shareholder, Hui Wang. Vitesse came in 2010 in the hands of the Georgian Merab Jordania and now has the Russian Aleksandr Chigirinsky as the owner.

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