In the light of Malaysian billionaire Noordin Ahmad’s FC Bari takeover, we take a look at ten clubs in European top leagues whose owners are South-East Asian businessmen and entrepreneurs.
1. FK Sarajevo (Bosnia)
Malaysian businessman Vincent Tan purchased the Bosnian club in 2013 for a reported fee of around $2 millions. Under the new owner, FK Sarajevo won the Bosnia and Herzegovina Football Cup in 2013/14 season, ending 7 years without a piece of silverware.
In the 2014-15 season, FK Sarajevo entered the Europa League play-off round, and also won the league title for the first time in 8 years.