|Born||9 November 1957|
|Occupation||Property developer, Football club chairman|
Pete Winkelman is currently the chairman of football club Milton Keynes Dons, as well as managing director of the property development consortium Inter MK that was responsible for developing the Denbigh North district of Milton Keynes. The development includes Ikea, Asda and stadium mk (the home stadium of Milton Keynes Dons).
Involvement in football
He is noted for his involvement in the decision in 2001 by the directors of Wimbledon Football Club to relocate to Milton Keynes, around 60 miles from their traditional south London base. The club went into administration in 2003, and played their first match in Milton Keynes in September, controlled by the administrator. At the end of the season, the club was bought out by a consortium led by Winkelman, who became the team's chairman. The new board relaunched the club as Milton Keynes Dons Football Club, also giving the side a new all-white strip and a new badge bearing the year "MMIV" (2004).
On 21 August 2015, Milton Keynes Council announced that on 12 November 2015, Pete Winkelman would be considered as a recipient of the council's highest ceremonial honour, Freedom of the Borough of Milton Keynes.
- New stadium underpins soccer strategy (SteelConstruction.org)[dead link]
- "Wimbledon go into administration". The Daily Telegraph (London: Telegraph Media Group). 2003-06-06. Retrieved 2009-06-05.
- Pryce, Robert (2003-09-29). "Wimbledon's happy ending is pure Hollywood". The Guardian (London: Guardian News and Media). Retrieved 2009-06-04.
- "Wimbledon to change name". BBC. 2004-06-21. Retrieved 2009-06-05.
- "Wimbledon become MK Dons FC". The Guardian (London: Guardian News and Media). 2004-06-21. Retrieved 2009-06-04.
- From Wimbledon to Winkelman, a crazy new journey - The Observer Sunday 30 March 2008
- MK Dons chairman receives Honorary Doctorate from The Open University The Open University June 6th, 2013.
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