[dropcap]M[/dropcap]iami’s serial entrepreneur Riccardo Silva received the “Best Media Executive” Award at The Globe Soccer Awards. The ceremony took place in December 29th at the Atlantis The Palm in Dubai as part of the 9th Dubai International Sports Conference.
Founded in 2004, MP & Silva is the worldwide leader in the distribution of TV rights. The firm managed and distributed the FIFA World Cup, English Football Association, English Premier League, German Bundesliga, Italian Serie A, French Ligue 1, Scottish League, Brazilian League, Belgian League, Roland Garros tennis, MLS, NBA, Formula7 One, the Olympic Council of Asia and many others. After relocating to Miami in 2008, Silva established the company’s Latin American headquarters in the Magic City.
On its 6th edition, the prestigious Globe Soccer Awards prestigious awards recognize each year the best in the soccer / industry by acknowledging the contributions and accomplishments of several professionals and / or organizations in the world of soccer in the following categories Best Player of the Year, Best Agent of the Year, Agent Career Award, Player Career Award, Best Coach of the Year, Coach Career Award, Best Media Attraction in Football, Best Club of the Year, Marca Fan’s Favorite Player, Best Fan of the Year; Best Referee and Best Media Executive.
Previous winners include Cristiano Ronaldo, Franck Ribéry, Jorge Mendes, Diego Armando Maradona, Alessandro del Piero, Rob Jansen and Antonio Conte, who have been recognized for their merit as player, coach or agent of the year. Club past winners include Barcelona FC, Atletico Madrid and Bayern Munich.
“We are honored to receive this award,” said Riccardo Silva, Founding Partner of MP & Silva. “This award is a confirmation that we have established a successful business model. We strive for excellence and hope to continue providing our partners with the best possible business opportunities.”
This year, the Globe Soccer Awards will welcome UEFA’s (Union of European Football Association) President Michel Platini, UEFA’s General Secretary Giovanni Infantino, representatives of AC Milan and Real Madrid FC, UEFA’s Chief refereeing officer Pierluigi Collina, Head of FIFA Refereeing Massimo Busacca, the current winners of the Decima championship Real Madrid, the current world champions, among other notable guests.
About Riccardo Silva
Born and raised in Milan, Italy, with studies in Università Luigi Bocconi and Tulane University of New Orleans, Riccardo Silva calls Miami home since 2008. Today, he is one of the city’s most successful entrepreneurs and active community members. He currently owns and spearheads MP & Silva, the worldwide leader in the distribution of TV rights. He is also the co-owner of one of Miami’s hottest spots: the Cavalli Restaurant. Inspired by and launched in collaboration with the celebrated fashion designer, Roberto Cavalli, Cavalli Miami is all about attention to detail. Another one of Riccardo’s Miami endeavors is MP Mega Miami formerly known as Mega Model Management. MP Mega Miami is one of the frontrunner in the local and international market with special emphasis on the South American market where they are the leader in scouting, a fundamental sector in the search for new faces. Riccardo recently celebrated the launch of Yes I Records. Setting itself apart from the pack, Yes I Records brings a conscious ethos to electronic dance music.