Gregoire Akcelrod keynote speaker

The Soccer Con Artist
  • Communication in Crisis
  • Motivation
  • Power of Sport
  • Sports Marketing
  • Think outside the Box
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Gregoire Akcelrod, born in 1982, his one and only dream: to become a professional football player.

Unfortunately, his father banned him from playing this sport between the ages of 10 to 18 due to Gregoire not being a good enough player. He therefore had to think out of the box, and so he proceeded to build an ambitious marketing strategy to attract soccer clubs. Gregoire created a fictitious website; he snuck onto PSG’s pitch and took ‘official’ photos of himself in full football kit.

Due to Gregoire's perseverance and determination, this state of mind enabled him to join 23 professional football clubs on trial, on five continents and in over 20 countries.

Gregoire Akcelrod reveals in his programme his marketing tools to achieve the impossible.

Further to the international media maelstrom his story generated, Gregoire became an agent to help young players sign on to English football clubs. Gregoire's clients included Aurélien Tchouameni (Real Madrid), Johan Abdoul (ex Aston Villa FC), Yaya Sanogo (ex Arsenal).

He is the founder & CEO of One Soccer. He also worked in motorsport with the Team RFR, as a commercial director for the Sebastien Loeb Racing Team.

Gregoire is the author of an autobiography titled "Pro At All Costs".


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