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Sports / Fitness / Recreation
|Romanian term or phrase: latifundiar|
|"'Sa le asculte la toti, sa vedem care sint nenorocitii in tara asta', a rabufnit latifundiarul." ('Tiganii dau Steaua in judecata' - articol in Evenimentul Zilei de azi, sectiunea Sport).|
Este vorba de Gigi Becali, no less. Desigur, formula consacrata este "football tycoon" - but still... Does Gigi Becali qualify as a football tycoon as epitomized by, say, Roman Abramovich? Sa las 'tycoon'? Aveti alte propuneri? Multumesc mult!
|English translation:self-made (football) tycoon|
nu stiu mai nimic de gigi becali...dar inteleg din ceea ce a citat Maria ca a fost un cioban..si se pare ca are
ceva in comun cu el are tycoon-ul de la Chelsea
Flamboyant Ken Bates has been a colourful and controversial figure in football for more than 20 years. .......When he bought Chelsea for Ł1 in 1982, the club faced debts of Ł1.5million and a drop into the ..........Born to a humble family in Ealing, west London, he became a self-made millionaire.
Ready-mix concrete first made him a rich man, then he pursued varied business interests abroad, in the West Indies, Australia and South Africa.
Note added at 8 hrs 10 mins (2005-04-23 03:50:49 GMT)
scuze de greseala de exprimare in romana...am dovedit graba strica treaba....
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a shepherd turned football tycoon
Ideea nu îmi aparţine, nu îmi asum meritele pe nedrept, că am găsit-o pe Internet:
Gigi Becali, a shepherd turned football tycoon who became Steaua Bucharest's main shareholder in 2003, said he was not worried about his team's debts to the state.
Alt citat relevant:
"Romanian football is dying while the football bosses live very well," the influential daily Adevarul wrote in an editorial last week.
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There are many synonyms for "tycoon" such as those found here: http://thesaurus.reference.com/search?q=tycoon Like "tycoon", "baron" is also a designation for someone wealthy and powerful in a particular domain (example: oil baron). I offer it as an alternative because it is a term that conjures up associations with LAND like "latifundiar" because you often hear it in the expression "land baron."
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