“The development of young people is in the DNA of AS Monaco”

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This Thursday morning, the vice-president and general manager of AS Monaco appeared before the committee on cultural affairs and education.

Oleg Petrov, member of the board of directors of the LFP and the ECA, had the opportunity to answer questions from the fact-finding mission on audiovisual broadcasting rights for sporting events.

He began his speech by recalling that AS Monaco will celebrate its 100th anniversary in 2024. “This is a great historic period… for a club with high international visibility. The club is also very happy to be able to count on the support of HSH Prince Albert II, which is very important for our club, our supporters and the whole group.

“AS Monaco is now an international name,” said Oleg Petrov. “Monaco is a unique brand, on which we rely to promote the Principality’s worldwide reputation and help the French championship to be in its rightful place. There are many licensed players and football enthusiasts in France, a country of 68 million inhabitants which produced Kylian Mbappé. We have a duty to grow French football.

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A 10-year success story

The ASM vice-president then referred to the role of Dmitry Rybolovlev in the sporting success of AS Monaco since his arrival at the club in 2011. “President Rybolovlev has invested a lot of money and made significant efforts to achieve grow the club. We have qualified for European competitions six times in the past eight seasons. The club reaches the semi-finals of the Champions League and is crowned champion of France. Today, we have nearly 17 million followers on social networks, the second total in France behind Paris Saint-Germain.

Oleg Petrov concluded his contribution by also highlighting the work accomplished by AS Monaco in terms of training, with the inauguration of La Diagonale, but also of the brand new La Turbie training center. “Youth development is in AS Monaco’s DNA,” he said. France is one of the biggest producers of young talent in the world. And in Monaco, we want to play a role in this dynamic. We are proud to have five French world champions who have joined our ranks. We do a lot for French football around the world.

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