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Gómez to depart as LaLiga general director

Javier Gómez has announced he will step down as corporate general director of LaLiga, the organising body of the top two divisions of Spanish club football, to pursue a professional opportunity that he “cannot turn down”.

Gómez (pictured) joined LaLiga in 2012, but will leave the organisation at the end of the year. LaLiga said he will be remembered as the driving force behind the body’s financial control system, one of the first and most notable achievements of Javier Tebas’ current presidency.

LaLiga said Gómez has instilled financial stability as a “central feature of LaLiga’s DNA” and leaves a team that is well equipped to continue the organisation’s efforts on this front. After having made major progress in terms of financial control and the centralised sale of audiovisual rights, LaLiga is now focused on its internationalisation strategy, improving its product and transformation efforts in the fields of data and artificial intelligence.

Tebas said today (Thursday): “Javier Gómez has been an excellent general director. He will be remembered for his role in numerous endeavours, but, above all, as the founding father of our financial control system.

“The LaLiga clubs wouldn’t be in the shape that they are today if it wasn’t for the incredible job that he has done since arriving here. The LaLiga staff, clubs and everyone within the industry will be eternally grateful to him for the contribution he has made.”

Gómez added: “LaLiga has been one of the greatest adventures of my life and I’m so proud to have been a part of this project. A professional opportunity has come up that, on both a personal and professional level, I cannot turn down.”