Former RIASA student becomes chair of Sunderland AFC

A former student at Richmond International Academic & Soccer Academy (RIASA) has just become the youngest chair in English football, as reported in The Guardian.

Kyril Louis-Dreyfus, who studied with RIASA in 2017-2018, is the 23-year-old heir to a Swiss commodities fortune and has just bought a majority stake in Sunderland AFC, becoming the youngest chair in English football.

Kamran Stead, the assistant head coach at RIASA at the time, said: “Kyril was a good technical player and a very polite and intelligent young man.

“Unfortunately he was unlucky with injuries whilst at RIASA, but you could clearly see he had a competitive edge to him in a very positive manner and he had a good sense of humour both on and off the field.”

Announcing his takeover of Sunderland AFC this week, Louis-Dreyfus said he was “proud to become a custodian of this esteemed institution, but I also recognise the significant responsibility that comes with it”.