From Chelsea to Non-League
After a successful career with Chelsea, Cesar Azpilicueta has set his sights on a new venture in English football. The ex-Chelsea star, who won the Champions League with the club in 2021, has become an investor and director at non-league side Hashtag United.
From Premier League Champion to Board Member
Azpilicueta spent 11 years at Chelsea, featuring over 500 times for The Blues. However, his time in West London came to an end this summer, as he signed for LaLiga outfit Atletico Madrid. Alongside his new club, Azpilicueta also has a vested interest in Hashtag United, where he was appointed as a board member in April.
The Unconventional Club
Founded in 2016 by YouTuber Spencer Owen, Hashtag United has gained a massive online following in recent years. The club currently plays in the seventh division of English football, a significant departure from Azpilicueta's previous experiences. However, with big ambitions to reach higher levels, Hashtag United hopes that Azpilicueta's involvement will help them achieve their goals.
Exploiting the Opportunity
Azpilicueta's investment in Hashtag United brings valuable experience and resources to the club. Owner Spencer Owen acknowledges the potential that Azpilicueta's involvement brings, stating that they want to make the most of the opportunity to attract more support and help further their journey.
Ambitions for Premier League Glory
Owen's ultimate goal for Hashtag United is to reach the Premier League, citing the club's tremendous support and fanbase. However, he acknowledges the financial challenges they face in achieving this. With hundreds of millions of pounds required to reach the top level, Hashtag United is open to potential investors who can help them realize their ambitions.
Using His Earnings to Make a Difference
Azpilicueta, with an impressive career under his belt, has earned a staggering £60 million so far, according to Capology. While he may not have all the funds required by Hashtag United, his investment and involvement can certainly make a difference to the club's journey towards success.
As Hashtag United continues its rise in English football, Azpilicueta's contribution as a co-owner and director brings both financial and footballing expertise to the table. With his wealth of experience from playing at the highest level, many eyes will be on his impact at the non-league club.