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Football: Charlton confirm Belgian Duchatelet as club's new owner

Published on Jan 3, 2014 10:46 PM

LONDON (REUTERS) - Businessman Roland Duchatelet, one of the richest men in Belgium, became the new owner of English Championship football club Charlton Athletic on Friday.

The 67-year-old's company, Staprix, will acquire 100 per cent of the shares of outgoing owner Tony Jimenez, who confirmed the takeover in a media statement.

"We are pleased to confirm that Roland Duchatelet is the new owner of the club.

"The sale was formally completed today .. nearly three years to the day since we took control of CAFC (Charlton Athletic Football Club). The time has come for us to step aside."

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