Racing City Group

meet the
board members

Naser Al Tamimi

Board member

His Excellency Mr Al Tamimi is a former International Emirati Basketballer and current UEA Olympic commissioner with over 25 years of experience in the sports industry. He was a judge in Judo’s Japan Olympic Games 2021

Mako Yáñez Villagrán

board member

One of the biggest Mexican Oil & Gas service company for Well interventions in Middle East (Currently in Kuwait and shortly in Saudi Arabia). Altruistic supporter to build moral and discipline values for kids & youths based on football with Affiliated club FC Porto Palmeiras team dedicated to support lower resources population. 

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Morris Pagniello

Board member

Director of Genova Academy, owner of Racing City Group and former professional soccer player, bases his strategy on helping the players to develop their skills and get used to the culture and demands of European soccer. 

Jose Luis Móntelongo

Board member

Jose Luis Móntelongo is a Mexican Bussiness in International oil trading.He’s currently president of Racing Merida City Futbol Club  and Board member of Racing City Group.

José Antonio Gallardo

board member

United Kingdom based lawyer with Spanish background with over 30 years of experience in bussiness law and sports management MA London. He’s co-founder of Anthem Sports management London and President of FEDECOM.

Steve Nijar

board member

Business man, Toronto FC former player and actor. He is president of Racing Murcia. He produced a lot of TV movies a TV format such “Soccer Dreams” for Fox Sport, giving the opportunity to win a contract with the Everton.

Naser Sulaiman

board member

His Excellency Mr. Naser Sulaiman is an Emirati Born Lawyer of Government Dubai Land. With Vast experience and had Master of Law from America in Harvard exclusive masters in from Switzerland and Diplomas from Mexico and Canada

Rubén Corona López

Board member

He is a Canadian Mexican born business man. He’s ex footballer  and has a vast experience in the football game representing “Genova International School of Soccer” academies in Montreal.  He is Vice President of spanish football team Racing Murcia City FC.

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Felice Massa


One of the most  prestigious sports law attorneys. He becomes the reference point for numerous FIFA players. He was Head of Sport Marketing for the “Philipp Plein” group, including those with Atletico Madrid, Monaco and Silvio Berlusconi’s Monza). 

José Antonio Anguiano

board member

Owner of the NETWORK of schools of the Tepeyac Institute, one of the most important educational groups in Latin America. Partners of Genova International Mexico Texas and President of Racing Houston City Football Club

Racing City Group

Established in 2018 by His Excellency Ex International Emirati Basketball player Mr Naser Al Tamimi and Morris Pagniello Australian/ Italian ex Professional Footballer, Racing City Group is a Reference in Sports Related Bussiness’s all around the world, including club ownerships, the worlds largest football academies,player management and entertainment amd tours companies

Racing city football clubs include Racing Murcia, Racing Capri, Racing Sacramento, Racing Los Angeles, Racing Houston amd more…

Racing City Group can also Count on its numerous Sporting Legends like Javier Zanetti Argentinan International Legend ex Inter Milan player and Current Vice President, Roberto Carlos ex Brazilian World Cup winner and Real Madrid Legend, Julio Ceasar Ex Brazilian International Legend and Inter Milan Legend, Luis Scola ex NBA Legend and Argentina legend

In 2020 Racing City Group reached many agreements in the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Mexico, USA, Italy, Spain, Australia, Canada and Panama and continue the expansion. The objective of these alliances is to help improve the quality of selected sports in many countries

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naser al-tamimi

board member

Cofounder of Racing City Group and CEO of REPs UAE. His Excelency Holds a Masters degree in Sports Management and a Bachelor’s degree in Physical Education and is one of the UAE’s most iconic athletes, carrying in his backpack over 30 years of Sports Management and Athlete expertise in an array of sports fields, with a specialisation in Basketball. In 1999 Nasser launched the first commercial Health Club in Abu Dhabi – The Abu Dhabi Health and Fitness Club, the first Club in the Middle East to introduce Les Mills pre-choreographed group fitness classes. Mr. Al Tamimi was instrumental in introducing Judo and Wrestling to UAE Schools as well as Clubs and to date is a board member of the UAE WJ Federation, International Judo Federation and on the board of the National Olympic Committee. Passionate about developing the sports sector in the UAE and in particular for children in the Emirates.

steven nijjar

board member

Nijjar is a successful business owner with a passion and love for the sport of Soccer (Football), which has driven him to explore and conquer many different aspects of the discipline. With many years of experience on and off the field, Mr. Nijjar continues to inspire and train many aspiring athletes to greatness.


Mr. Nijjar’s expertise on the subject stems from a successful career as a professional Soccer player. He had amazing coaches and mentors along the way and was coached by Canada’s own nationally renowned goalkeeper Dick Howard. In 1986, he was invited to England to practice with Chelsea, West Bromwich and had a great stint with both Wolverhampton Wanderers and Queens Park Rangers. The young star then moved on to play for Toronto Blizzard Soccer Club from 1987 to 1989.


The professional player also produced and starred alongside Erik Estrada in the soccer feature film “The Final Goal” (1985). This motion picture was distributed in 68 countries. Mr. Nijjar went on to produce and star in 4 more action films. Not limited to the big screen, this multi-faceted man also produced and starred in “Soccer Dreams” a first of its kind reality show in Canada. The television programme, in which the opportunity to win a 2 year contract with the Everton Football Club was given, aired on Fox Sports.


From competing to coaching, Mr. Nijjar now shares his valuable expertise with the future generation and is currently working with Toronto Football Club and runs Soccer Camps in Brampton to initiate a talent hunt and facilitates training for future Soccer professionals. With pride, he bought the first franchise team for the city of Brampton and brought this professional soccer team to compete in The Canadian Professional Soccer League (CPSL). Before doing so, for 2 seasons in a row, even the top coaches could not bring this team past second last place. When Mr. Nijjar decided to take on the team as head coach, in just one season, he was able to bring the team from second last place to first, bringing home the championship for Brampton. The City of Brampton is now on the map for soccer and this can be largely accredited to the hard work and dedication of Mr. Nijjar. Based on his experience, ability and reputation as a master tactition, he was chosen to coach The Canadian Professional Soccer League (CPSL) All Star, which played against TSV 1860 Munich. Mr. Nijjar has developed many kids and he continues to work with and train aspiring stars in Brampton and has found success in forming players to qualify and play provincially.

 A man of many talents, Mr. Nijjar also holds the title of professional boxer. He learned the art of boxing under the tutelage of the well respected and seasoned boxing coach Adrian Teodorescu. Mr. Teodorescu was the owner of Atlas Boxing and most recognized for coaching Lennox Lewis to Olympic gold at the 1988 Seoul Games. Mr. Teodorescu approached Mr. Nijjar after a fight, seeing his potential, despite being in his thirties and turned him from an amateur fighter to a pro at 165lbs. Mr. Nijjar has trained and fought on the same card as Trevor Burbick, the heavy weight champion of the world, Billy “the Kid” Iwrin and many other Canadian champions.

“My highlight would have to be training alongside the likes of Lennox Lewis, a heavyweight champion and many other world and Canadian champions. Training alongside these champions was truly learning experience. The struggle as a fighter while training and fighting  really taught me a lot about myself and made me the individuality am today. ” – Mr. Nijjar

Now current President of Racing Murcia City FC and board director of RCG

felice massa

business lawyer

After graduating with full marks at the Faculty of Law of the University of Genoa, who moved to Milan in 2001, he embarked on his professional career in one of the most noble civil law boutiques in the Lombard capital: the Guardamagna associated firm, Malcovati, Moro Visconti (changed over time to Guardamagna and Associates: GEALEX), to whom he has always remained faithful until acquiring the status of partner in 2017. At the end of 2018 he accepts the proposal of Philipp Plein (the German designer with an eccentric character and strong entrepreneurial skills) who asks him to take care of sports sponsorships and collaborations with other brands for his group of companies, which in addition to the brand “PHILIPP PLEIN ”Includes the“ BILLIONAIRE ”brand (in the team with Flavio Briatore and Stefano Percassi) and the“ PLEIN SPORT ”brand. He therefore moved to Switzerland, to Lugano, home of Philipp Plein’s headquarters, and, having abandoned the clothes of the traditional Court Attorney, he wore those of the business lawyer, first exclusively for the German designer and subsequently, starting from 2021 also for other customers, not only in the fashion world. The work carried out at the GEALEX studio, where he mainly dealt with banking and real estate law, allowed him to assert his professionalism in the world of Real Estate, in which he continues to be very active in the MILAN-LUGANO-SAINT MORITZ-DUBAI quadrilateral. . Moreover, thanks to sponsorship contracts negotiated in his capacity as Head of Sport Marketing for the “Philipp Plein” group (including those with Atletico Madrid, Monaco and Silvio Berlusconi’s Monza), he has also acquired very important entries. in the world of sport and in particular in the world of football, becoming the reference point for numerous FIFA players, coaches and agents. The evolution of his professional figure has therefore led him today to offer a 360-degree consultancy service ranging from business strategy to marketing in the sports sector, all obviously supported by solid legal bases.

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