Latvian football club FS Leevon Saldus has signed Eric Friedlander as a player and club director for the upcoming 2023 season. Friedlander (who has played for the club since 2021) will continue to play a vital role on the pitch while also taking on a role as a club director (where he aims to help develop young players into professionals and better young men).
Friedlander’s decision to come to Latvia was influenced by his friendship with former Latvian International, Gints Freimanis. Having played football in Europe for eight years, Friedlander noted his good fortune to partner with a well-run, growing club in such a friendly, dynamic country. He specifically cited the excellent potential of Leevon Saldus and the city of Saldus.
Friedlander shares the vision of growth with the club’s President and Sports Director, Maris Landmanis. Friedlander worked hard alongside Landmanis and Fremanis to bring UEFA A-Licensed Manager Björn Lipfert from Germany. Lipfert, working towards his UEFA Pro License, believes in the club’s vision and project. The Leevon Saldus Board of Directors is very confident that Manager Lipfert is the right fit for the club.
Friedlander believes this may be a transformational moment for Leevon Saldus as they create a learning and winning culture that may allow the club to ascend to the Virsliga. As they grow and build, the opportunity to introduce young American players to Latvia in an Academy setting becomes a greater possibility.
Eric’s belief in the club and football culture in Latvia has driven him to find an investor during the off-season. After countless meetings and travel, he has found someone who believes in his and Maris’ vision. The investor wishes to remain undisclosed, and the RicFit brand will be used as the front-facing sponsor to represent their contribution.
Friedlander is excited to begin this massive journey and is looking forward to the start of the 2023 season. The club is thrilled to have him as a player and a director, and they look forward to achieving great success together.
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