David Moores (Liverpool Chairman) Biography, Wiki, Age, Career, Death, Cause of Death | Who was David Moores? Bio, Wiki

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Who was David Moores?

David Richard Moores (15 March 1946 – 22 July 2022) was a British football executive, chairman of Liverpool F.C. from 1991 to 2007 and later the club’s honorary life president.

Former Liverpool chairman David Moores dies aged 76

Former Liverpool chairman David Moores dies aged 76
Former Liverpool chairman David Moores dies aged 76

Former Liverpool chairman and owner David Moores has died at the age of 76.

Moores served as Liverpool chairman from 1991 to 2007, and became honorary life president after selling his majority stake in the club in 2007.

Liverpool won 10 major trophies during his 16-year tenure, including the Champions League in 2005.

Moores’ death comes just weeks after his beloved wife of 39 years, Marge, passed away.

The Moores family held a majority stake in Liverpool for more than half a century with David taking over at Anfield in September 1991.

Alongside chief executive Rick Parry, he presided over Liverpool’s entry into the newly founded Premier League in 1992 and oversaw the managerial appointments of Roy Evans, Gerard Houllier and Rafael Benitez during his time at the club.

However, in the pursuit of external investment to help develop a new ground Moores sold his controlling interest to Tom Hicks and George Gillett in 2007.

It was a move which quickly turned sour with the Americans eventually forced out in a bitter boardroom battle after considerable fan opposition and bank RBS calling in a £237million loan resulted in a sale to New England Sports Ventures (who subsequently became current owners Fenway Sports Group).

David Moores Biography, Wiki

David Moores was the former chairman and owner of Liverpool. David Moores full name was David Richard Moores. He was born on 15 March 1946 in Liverpool, Lancashire, England. 

David Richard Moores served as Chairman of Liverpool F.C. and as the club’s honorary life president. On September 18, 1991, he was given the position of Chairman of the Board.

He was the owner of 17,850 shares in Liverpool F.C., which gave him ownership of 51% of the club. Even though he owned a small stake in Everton Football Club, his uncle, Sir John Moores, served as the club’s chairman for many years.

The Moores family is now considered to be one of the wealthiest in the United Kingdom thanks to the establishment of Littlewoods by John Moores.

In 2002, Littlewoods was sold for a total of £750 million. At the age of 76, David Moores, who had served as Chairman and owned Liverpool, passed away. On hearing the news of his passing, many people took to social media to pay their respects.

David Moores Biography Wikipedia
David Moores
NameDavid Moores 
Nick NameDavid          
Date of birth15 March 1946
Age76 years
Birth PlaceLiverpool, Lancashire, England
GenderMale
OccupationFormer Chairman and Owner of Liverpool
NationalityBritish
Zodiac sign              Not Known
School Not Known
AwardsNot Known
CollegeNot Known

David Moores Career

He became chairman of Liverpool F.C. on 18 September 1991. He owned 17,850 shares which represented 51% of the club. His uncle, Sir John Moores, was chairman of Everton F.C., although he was a small shareholder. John Moores created Littlewoods and made the Moores family one of the wealthiest in the UK. Littlewoods was sold in 2002 for £750m.

The family owned their stake in Liverpool F.C. for over 50 years. However, Moores increasingly sought external investment to help the club develop a new ground, and ended up selling it in 2007, to American investors Tom Hicks and George Gillett, in preference to Sheikh Mohammed and DIC. The deal turned sour soon after.

In 2010, Moores said that “significant shareholders like Granada and Steve Morgan were insistent 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 a letter to The Times in May 2010, Moores admitted that he “hugely regrets” selling Liverpool to the American duo. Moores called on Gillett and Hicks to step aside and find a suitable buyer for the club. Moores wrote: “I call upon them now to stand back, accept their limitations as joint owners, acknowledge their role in the club’s current demise, and stand aside, with dignity”.

Under the chairmanship of Moores, Liverpool had a turbulent period between 1991 and 1994 under manager Graeme Souness. When Moores sacked Souness in January 1994, it was the first time a Liverpool manager had been sacked since 1956. 

Moores said at the time that the decision to sack Souness was made because “the results have been well below what is expected by the club and its supporters.”

Under Moores, Liverpool went through their most barren spell for three decades. Though they won the most club competitions over the sixteen years, this excluded the most prized English Premiership. In 2005, Liverpool won a fifth UEFA Champions League after defeating A.C. Milan in the final.

After the departure of Moores, Kenny Dalglish returned to the manager’s position amid rumours that he had wanted to return in the mid-1990s, but was frustrated by the hesitancy and inconsistency of the decision-makers at Liverpool. Dalglish returned as manager in January 2011 but left the club at the end of the 2011–12 season.

David Moores Cause of Death

Moores’ Jaguar crashed into a ditch on a quiet Lancashire country road. When he arrived at the hospital, he had suffered severe brain injuries.

David Moores Net Worth

David Moores was the heir to the $1.2 billion Littlewoods Business empire. He owned 17,850 shares in Liverpool F.C., or 51% of the club. He was only a minor shareholder in Everton, whose chairman was his uncle, Sir John Moores.

John Moores founded Littlewoods and made the Moores family one of the wealthiest in the UK. Littlewoods was sold in 2002 for £750 million. The Moores family controlled Liverpool for more than 50 years, beginning with David’s arrival at Anfield in September 1991.

As a result, he was a wealthy chairman of Liverpool F.C… He may have amassed considerable wealth during his lifetime, but he has not revealed any of his personal information. Liverpool won 10 major trophies during his 16-year reign, including the Champions League in 2005.

David Moores FAQ’s

Who was David Moores?

David Richard Moores (15 March 1946 – 22 July 2022) was a British football executive, chairman of Liverpool F.C. from 1991 to 2007 and later the club’s honorary life president.

How old was David Moores?

David Moores died at 76.

How did David Moores die?

Moores’ Jaguar crashed into a ditch on a quiet Lancashire country road. When he arrived at the hospital, he had suffered severe brain injuries.

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