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Name Javier Tebas
Gender Male
Ethnic Spanish
Job La Liga President

2018 08 24 Retrieve

[Javier Tebas rules out the possibility of El Clasico would not be one of the games played abroad] Logistically, playing the Clasico, at least the La Liga Clasico, in somewhere like New York is not viable

2018 11 03 Retrieve

[Javier Tebas says he would consider naming the league’s most valuable player award after Barcelona star Lionel Messi] I believe that Messi will be the greatest player of all time, even if he isn’t already. Messi has been playing since he was a kid and always at the absolute top, top level and he never wavers. It would be a good idea to create a trophy in the future for the best player of that season that has Messi’s name on it

2019 09 27 Retrieve

[Javier Tebas says LaLiga add four more ambassadors: Guti, Hierro, Denilson and Lomba] LaLiga is now at its highest level in its 90 years of history. Now everyone watches and listens to us, and this is the path we have to go down to continue growing. We’ve been working on an international expansion since 2013 which has seen us go up in the world

This ambassadorial project has brought many things. They have big influences and put across their values. It’s very important for LaLiga. Thanks to them we have lots of visibility

2020 04 30 Retrieve

[The president of Spain’s La Liga, Javier Tebas, is eager for the remaining fixtures to be played out and said after the news of Ligue 1’s cancellation] I do not understand why there would more danger in playing football behind closed doors, with all precautionary measures, than working on an assembly line, being on a fishing boat on the high seas, etcetera.

If important economic sectors cannot restart, in a safe and controlled manner, they could end up disappearing. That could happen to professional football. In other countries teams are already training, that’s the example to follow

In Spain, football is an important economic driver that we need to reactivate like many others. We continue to focus on this reactivation, in a responsible manner and adhering to health recommendations, as soon as possible

2020 05 25 Retrieve

[La Liga president Javier Tebas hopes a derby between Sevilla and Real Betis will mark the return of the Spanish top flight on June 11] Our aim is to be able to announce the first four rounds of fixtures next week. There is a possibility that there is a game on June 11, which would be the only match that night and perhaps there will be a tribute to all the people who have died (from the virus). I hope that date can be confirmed and we would like the game to be the Seville derby, kicking off at 10pm

[Argentine trio Ever Banega, Lucas Ocampos and Franco Vazquez as well as Dutch striker Luuk de Jong were pictured at a party alongside eight other people over the weekend] Players are an example to society and should be careful with their actions. I call on all footballers to not act like this. We have to be very careful because a lot of people’s jobs are at stake. Safety is guaranteed at training grounds and matches but I’m worried about other places and parties like this. We should all be very cautious

2020 05 29 Retrieve

[La Liga Chairman Javier Tebas says Spain’s top football divisions will resume on June 11] We’ll restart, if God allows, on June 11. We’ll start next season on Sept. 12. We’re prepared and the important thing will be the day we finish the league

2020 06 11 Retrieve

[La Liga chief Javier Tebas is looking forward to the resumption of activities in the Spanish top-flight, but he had stern words for the players who have been caught flouting coronavirus lockdown and distancing rules] We hope we don’t have to reach that extreme, but if players cannot stop going to barbecues or parties, we will not have a choice. We have shown trust in the players, so please pay back that trust and do not break it. Breaking the rules does not only damage La Liga, but people’s health in general. If we can get 10% or 15% [of the capacity], we would be happy. The pandemic is on a sharp decline. The return to stadiums would have to be coordinated by the ministry for health and the Sports Council, and it is obviously not going to be the whole stadium. If we can get 10%, 15% this season we would be very happy. It would be part of that ‘normality’; it is important that fans start to return