Thibaut Courtois’ company buys women’s top-flight football club in Spain

Real Madrid star Thibaut Courtois’ company known as DUX Gaming has bought women’s top-flight side EDF Logrono.

The former Chelsea goalkeeper and Real Betis striker Borja Iglesias are major shareholders in the esports company, which bought men’s Segunda B side Internacional de Madrid last year and changed the name to DUX Internacional de Madrid to reflect the new ownership.

The company’s plans, according to Football Espana, are to ensure that the side wins promotion to the Segunda – Spain’s second tier – while they are also now investing in female outfit EDF Logroño, who will contest this season’s Copa del Reina final against Barcelona.

Courtois explained that: “DUX evolves from esports and is proving to be a model of success. After DUX Inter, the arrival in Logroño is a fantastic idea that also serves to support women’s football and its growth.”

Betis striker Iglesias said: “We are very happy about this great step. Each movement that the club makes further demonstrates the values ​​it has as its base and its identity. Being able to enter this project together with EDF Logroño is a unique step and which adds positively to the entire growth and professionalization movement that is taking place in women’s football.”