John Elsom

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John Elsom is a director of English association football club Grimsby Town[1] and former chairman of Leicester City F.C. He served on the board of the Football League and is a member of the Football Association (FA) Council.[2]

Elsom was chairman of Leicester City F.C. from 1998 until mid-2002. During his tenure as chairman the club finished in mid-table in the Premier League, took part in the 1999 and 2000 League Cup Finals, and competed in the UEFA Cup. He also gave them a new stadium, the 32,000-seat Walkers Stadium, which opened for the 2002-03 season as a replacement for 111-year-old Filbert Street.

However, his chairmanship of the club came to an end after the 2001-02 season when the Foxes had been relegated from the Premier League and were more than £30million in debt.[3]

He was co-opted onto the board of directors of Grimsby Town Football Club in December 2002.[4][5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Who's Who at Blundell Park". Grimsby Town F.C. 3 December 2009. Retrieved 14 February 2010. 
  2. ^ "Elsom Elected". Leicester City F.C. 31 May 2002. Retrieved 14 February 2010. 
  3. ^ "Leicester City Appoint New Chairman And Manager". Leicester City F.C. 4 April 2002. Retrieved 14 February 2010. 
  4. ^ "John Elsom Joins Town Board". Grimsby Town F.C. 10 December 2002. Retrieved 14 February 2010. 
  5. ^ "AGM This Morning". Grimsby Town F.C. 19 December 2002. Retrieved 14 February 2010.