Wednesday September 28 2011
Di Benedetto becomes Roma President

Thomas Di Benedetto has officially been named as Roma's new President after being voted in by the club's board.

The American bought a controlling 67 per cent share in the club this summer and has since invested heavily, bringing in a number of players to support new Coach Luis Enrique.

The 62-year-old was confirmed in his position as President at a board meeting on Tuesday, after a vote held by the other 10 directors approved his admission to the board.

In a brief statement spoken in English, the club's 22nd President reflected on what it meant to him, and what he intends to do for the club.

"It is a real honour for me to be formally named the President of Roma, a club and a team with a long and glorious history. We will continue to work hard to make Roma a team that its passionate fans can be proud of."

He takes over from Roberto Cappelli, who had taken the role in an interim period from July 4 after Rosella Sensi departed.

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