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Max Guazzini (born 1947) is a French entrepreneur, the current president of the Stade Fran├žais rugby union club of Parismarker, who compete in the top division of rugby union in France, the Top 14. Since arriving at Stade Fran├žais in the early 1990s, the club has risen from the lower divisions of competition to become one of the mose successful French rugby teams of the modern era.

Guazzini was born at Roquebrune-Cap-Martinmarker, Alpes-Maritimesmarker, into a family of Italian origin (he has also Italian passport). In 1982, he was the founder of a successful private music radio station called NRJ, until he abandoned his seat as board member in 2004.

Guazzini aspired to bring back top-class rugby to the city of Paris, and in 1992 he took over Stade Fran├žais, who had been playing in the lower divisions of competition. The club was in the third division when he took over in 1992. He would later say ÔÇťI want to build a club for Paris, for the people, of which it can be proudÔÇŁ [323820]. Together with his backing, the club merged with another Parsian team, the Comitie Athletic St Germain (CASG) in 1995, and with then head-coach Bernard Laporte (later, becoming the head coach of France) they rose rapidly up into the elite division of French rugby. By 1998 they had won the French championship, and completed a dramatic rise to glory in such a short period of time.

He is known for his eccentricity, and it is Guazzini whos idea it was for Stade to play in pink kits. Over the years they have played in a variety of unusual, gawdy shirts including designs featuring lightning bolts, flowers, flourescent pink tie-die and Andy Warhol inspired designs.

Guazzini scheduled a home fixture in 2005 against Stade Toulousain at the national stadium, Stade de Francemarker. The final attendance was 79,502, smashing the national attendance record for a league match in any sport by more than 20,000. Moments before the end of the match, Guazzini announced to the crowd that another fixture scheduled against Biarritz in March in 2006 would also be held at the stadium. The Stade-Biarritz match broke the attendance record from earlier in the season, with 79,604 attending.

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