Ex-Owner/Chairman of Liverpool F.C, David Moores, dies at 76

David Moores was a British football executive who served as the club’s honorary life president after serving as chairman of Liverpool FC from 1991 to 2007.

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David Moores, a former owner and chairman of Liverpool, passes away at age 76.

Moores, 76, was the former owner and chairman of Liverpool.

Moores passed away on Friday, a few weeks after Marge, his wife of 39 years. He served as Liverpool’s chairman for 16 years, beginning in 1991 and ending in 2007, when he sold his ownership to Tom Hicks and George Gillett and was appointed honorary life president.

Sir Kenny Dalglish led the tributes to the lifelong Liverpool fan. The club legend said on Twitter: “Marina and I are both very saddened by the passing of David Moores. He was a loyal Liverpool fan whose dream came true when he was appointed chairman and he did a tremendous amount to help the club. Our condolences go to his family. He’ll be greatly missed by all who knew him. RIP”

Moores was the nephew of his uncle Sir John Moores, who served as Everton’s chairman in the 1960s and 1970s and founded the Littlewoods retail conglomerate. For more than 50 years, the Moores family owned the majority of Liverpool before David Moores assumed control in September 1991.

He oversaw the hirings of Roy Evans, Gérard Houllier, and Rafael Bentez as manager while serving as chairman when Graeme Souness became the first Liverpool manager to be fired since 1956 in January 1994. He did this while also closely collaborating with Rick Parry, the company’s then chief executive.

Liverpool won 10 significant awards under Moores, including the 2005 Champions League victory in Istanbul, despite not winning a Premier League championship during his tenure.

Sell Shareholding

As Manchester United dominated the domestic scene, Moores came under increasing pressure to attract outside investment to Liverpool. Two years after Istanbul, he made the disastrous decision to sell his shareholding to Hicks and Gillett.

In 2010, with Liverpool in disarray anatin the risk of going into administration, he publicly pleaded with the American couple to sell up, saying that he would always regret his choice. Moores avoided his beloved Anfield for more than ten years as a result of the resentment that followed that deal.

In a tribute, Liverpool said: “He eventually left the boardroom in 2007 but, as a lifelong fan, his passion and support for the club remained throughout the rest of his life. David returned to Anfield for the first time in a decade to watch Jürgen Klopp’s side beat Everton 5-2 in December 2019. The thoughts of everyone at Liverpool FC are with David’s family and friends at this difficult time.”

David Moores Age, Family, and Early Life

David Moores was born on March 15, 1946, in Liverpool, United Kingdom. He was 76 years old when he passed away.

david moores family

Not much is known about his family and relatives.

David Moores Career, What was his profession?

On September 18, 1991, he was named Liverpool F.C.’s chairman. 17,850 of the club’s shares, or 51%, we’re owned by him. Even though he was a small shareholder, his uncle Sir John Moores served as Everton F.C.’s chairman of the board. Littlewoods was founded by John Moores, who also made the Moores family one of the richest in the UK. For £750 million, Littlewoods was sold in 2002.

For more than 50 years, the family-owned their share of Liverpool F.C.

To assist the club builds a new stadium, Moores sought outside funding more and more, and in 2007, instead of selling it to Sheikh Mohammed and DIC, he sold it to American billionaires Tom Hicks and George Gillett. The deal quickly went bad after that.

According to Moores, “important shareholders like Granada and Steve Morgan were anxious the board of Liverpool F.C. should accept the Gillett and Hicks offer and left me in no doubt about my legal duty to accept the offer” in 2010, Moores stated.

Moores acknowledged that he “hugely regrets” selling Liverpool to the American couple in a letter to The Times in May 2010. He requested that Gillett and Hicks resign in order to find the right buyer for the club. Moores urged them to “step away with dignity, accept their limitations as joint owners, admit their part in the club’s current collapse.”

1991 and 1994

Between 1991 and 1994, Liverpool had a difficult time with manager Graeme Souness under Moores’ presidency. Since 1956, no Liverpool manager has been fired before Moores fired Souness in January 1994. The reason for firing Souness, according to Moores at the time, was that “the results have been significantly below what is expected by the club and its supporters.”

Liverpool saw its most bleak period in thirty years under Moores. Even though they took home the most club championships over the course of sixteen years, the English Premiership was not included. Liverpool defeated A.C. Milan in the 2005 UEFA Champions League final to claim its fifth title.

Following Moores’ resignation, Kenny Dalglish took over as manager amid rumors that he had originally intended to do so in the middle of the 1990s but had been discouraged by Liverpool’s decision-makers hesitation and inconsistent behavior. In January 2011, Dalgish took over again as manager, although he left the team at the conclusion of the 2011–12 campaign.

David Moores Net Worth, How much does he earn?

At the time of his passing, David Moores’ estimated net worth was $1.2 billion.

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Which school did he go to? What was his major?

The details of the educational background of David Moores are not known.

David Moores Wife, What about his relationship? Any children?

The first wife of Moores was model and beauty queen Kathy Anders, who has crowned Miss England in 1974. Anders, who had been married for just 18 months, passed away in a car accident in September 1977 at the age of 26 when Moores’ Jaguar automobile flipped into a ditch on a quiet country road in Lancashire.

Moores had severe brain injuries when he went to the hospital. For the Moores family, it was the second family tragedy that year. Moores’ senior brother Nigel was killed in an automobile accident in the South of France in April 1977, five months earlier.

Marge Moores and Moores were wed from 1983 to 2022 when Marge passed away.

Interesting facts about  David Moores

Zodiac signAquarius
Relationship statusMarried
ChildrenN / A