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Malcolm Glazer
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MALCOLM GLAZER (1928-2014)

When Malcolm Glazer triumphantly hoisted the Lombardi Trophy on January 26, 2003, after his Tampa Bay Buccaneers emphatically defeated the Oakland Raiders 48-21 in Super Bowl XXXVII, his celebratory smile signified to a worldwide audience that the Buccaneers had indeed arrived.

That world championship – the franchise’s first in its then 27-year history – marked the fulfillment of a vow by Glazer and his family to not only restore the long-lost success of Tampa’s much-beloved franchise, but to surpass all previous standards by capturing the team’s first Super Bowl Championship.

From first purchasing the team on January 16, 1995, to the time of his passing on May 28, 2014, Glazer, through his dedication and diligence, helped mold the Buccaneers into a model franchise, one respected league-wide and one other sports franchises endeavor to emulate.

“Malcolm Glazer was the guiding force behind the building of a Super Bowl-champion organization. His dedication to the community was evident in everything he did, including his leadership in bringing Super Bowls to Tampa Bay. Malcolm’s commitment to the Bucs, the NFL and the people of the Tampa Bay region are the hallmarks of his legacy.” --NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell

Under the Glazer family’s watchful eyes, the Buccaneers franchise has experienced a dramatic upswing in its fortunes, earning seven playoff berths, five playoff wins, and capturing its first Super Bowl championship. That unprecedented level of success paints a stark contrast to the meager .300 winning percentage posted by the team prior to the family’s purchase of the club.

In one of the family’s first personnel moves as franchise owners, Tony Dungy was selected as head coach to help bring new vitality to the organization. The Glazer family gave Dungy his first head coaching opportunity, and, in return, Dungy helped turn the struggling Buccaneers into contenders, and is credited, along with then-defensive coordinator Monte Kiffin, with the development of the famous Tampa 2 defensive scheme.

Glazer orchestrated a bold trade with the Oakland Raiders for the Buccaneers’ next head coach, Jon Gruden, who joined the team on February 18, 2002. The daring move paid dividends, as Gruden led Tampa Bay to its first world championship in Super Bowl XXXVII – the youngest head coach in league history to win a Super Bowl and the first veteran head coach ever to lead his team to a world championship in his first season with a new team. In his tenure, Gruden also helped bring a total of three division championships (2002, 2005, 2007) to Tampa Bay.

Along with bringing innovation to the sidelines, Glazer helped transform the Buccaneers with their first major logo and uniform change in franchise history, introducing the red and pewter color scheme and skull and crossed swords on a red battle flag logo in 1997. After decades of losing in the original “Creamsicle” uniforms prior to the Glazer family’s purchase of the team, the new look drew rave reviews. The team enhanced the designs in 2014, updating with a sleeker, more menacing skull and bolder colors.


Known among his league peers for years as a pioneering thinker, Glazer infused his team and employees with the determination and dedication to be the best in the NFL. Glazer’s commitment to building a championship organization provided the foundation for continued success on and off the field.

Glazer successfully constructed a multi-faceted plan that provided stable ownership, a talented coaching staff, knowledgeable personnel executives, and a solid business partnership within Bay Area communities. The most visible aspect of this plan’s success is Tampa Bay’s Raymond James Stadium. The home of the Buccaneers offers an unmatched game-day atmosphere for fans and players alike, and stands as part of Glazer’s legacy.

Glazer was also dedicated to the community, and pushed to expand the club’s community relations department. His mandate to enhance the team’s visibility in the community was reflected through increased appearances by Buccaneers players, coaches, cheerleaders and front office officials.

The Glazer Family Foundation was launched in 1999, which was established to help identify and create programs that support positive social and economic development in the area. The Foundation has donated millions in programs, tickets, grants and in-kind contributions over the years.

Glazer’s philanthropic and charitable activities have also included The Glazer Children’s Museum which now stands in downtown Tampa a result of a $5 million donation by the Glazer family.  Also, Glazer has committed $2 million dollars to The Tampa Bay Sports Commission, an organization that promotes amateur sports activities.

“It is important for us to succeed on the field, but I want us to be good citizens in our community as well. We are role models. Children and adults look up to us. I want us to set the right example.” --Malcolm Glazer

Glazer was highly regarded throughout the league, serving as a member of the NFL’s Finance Committee for years and playing a major role in bids that brought the Super Bowl to Tampa. In 2005, he purchased Manchester United, the world’s most popular and valuable sports team. The club captured five Premier League titles (2007-09, 2011 and 2013) under Glazer’s ownership, as well as the 2008 Champions League title.

Born in Rochester, New York as one of seven children, Glazer took over the family watch-parts business at age 15 following the death of his father. A successful entrepreneur, Glazer first expanded the company, and then continued his foray into the professional world, investing in other businesses. Glazer owned, had owned or had been a substantial shareholder of a diverse portfolio of international holdings and public companies, including: First Allied, Zapata Corporation, Houlihan’s Restaurant Chain, Harley Davidson, Formica, Tonka, Specialty Equipment and Omega Protein. 

A resident of Palm Beach, Florida, Glazer leaves behind his wife, Linda, six children and 14 grandchildren.

MALCOLM GLAZER (1928-2014)

When Malcolm Glazer triumphantly hoisted the Lombardi Trophy on January 26, 2003, after his Tampa Bay Buccaneers emphatically defeated the Oakland Raiders 48-21 in Super Bowl XXXVII, his celebratory smile signified to a worldwide audience that the Buccaneers had indeed arrived.

That world championship – the franchise’s first in its then 27-year history – marked the fulfillment of a vow by Glazer and his family to not only restore the long-lost success of Tampa’s much-beloved franchise, but to surpass all previous standards by capturing the team’s first Super Bowl Championship.

From first purchasing the team on January 16, 1995, to the time of his passing on May 28, 2014, Glazer, through his dedication and diligence, helped mold the Buccaneers into a model franchise, one respected league-wide and one other sports franchises endeavor to emulate.

“Malcolm Glazer was the guiding force behind the building of a Super Bowl-champion organization. His dedication to the community was evident in everything he did, including his leadership in bringing Super Bowls to Tampa Bay. Malcolm’s commitment to the Bucs, the NFL and the people of the Tampa Bay region are the hallmarks of his legacy.” --NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell

Under the Glazer family’s watchful eyes, the Buccaneers franchise has experienced a dramatic upswing in its fortunes, earning seven playoff berths, five playoff wins, and capturing its first Super Bowl championship. That unprecedented level of success paints a stark contrast to the meager .300 winning percentage posted by the team prior to the family’s purchase of the club.

In one of the family’s first personnel moves as franchise owners, Tony Dungy was selected as head coach to help bring new vitality to the organization. The Glazer family gave Dungy his first head coaching opportunity, and, in return, Dungy helped turn the struggling Buccaneers into contenders, and is credited, along with then-defensive coordinator Monte Kiffin, with the development of the famous Tampa 2 defensive scheme.

Glazer orchestrated a bold trade with the Oakland Raiders for the Buccaneers’ next head coach, Jon Gruden, who joined the team on February 18, 2002. The daring move paid dividends, as Gruden led Tampa Bay to its first world championship in Super Bowl XXXVII – the youngest head coach in league history to win a Super Bowl and the first veteran head coach ever to lead his team to a world championship in his first season with a new team. In his tenure, Gruden also helped bring a total of three division championships (2002, 2005, 2007) to Tampa Bay.

Along with bringing innovation to the sidelines, Glazer helped transform the Buccaneers with their first major logo and uniform change in franchise history, introducing the red and pewter color scheme and skull and crossed swords on a red battle flag logo in 1997. After decades of losing in the original “Creamsicle” uniforms prior to the Glazer family’s purchase of the team, the new look drew rave reviews. The team enhanced the designs in 2014, updating with a sleeker, more menacing skull and bolder colors.


Known among his league peers for years as a pioneering thinker, Glazer infused his team and employees with the determination and dedication to be the best in the NFL. Glazer’s commitment to building a championship organization provided the foundation for continued success on and off the field.

Glazer successfully constructed a multi-faceted plan that provided stable ownership, a talented coaching staff, knowledgeable personnel executives, and a solid business partnership within Bay Area communities. The most visible aspect of this plan’s success is Tampa Bay’s Raymond James Stadium. The home of the Buccaneers offers an unmatched game-day atmosphere for fans and players alike, and stands as part of Glazer’s legacy.

Glazer was also dedicated to the community, and pushed to expand the club’s community relations department. His mandate to enhance the team’s visibility in the community was reflected through increased appearances by Buccaneers players, coaches, cheerleaders and front office officials.

The Glazer Family Foundation was launched in 1999, which was established to help identify and create programs that support positive social and economic development in the area. The Foundation has donated millions in programs, tickets, grants and in-kind contributions over the years.

Glazer’s philanthropic and charitable activities have also included The Glazer Children’s Museum which now stands in downtown Tampa a result of a $5 million donation by the Glazer family.  Also, Glazer has committed $2 million dollars to The Tampa Bay Sports Commission, an organization that promotes amateur sports activities.

“It is important for us to succeed on the field, but I want us to be good citizens in our community as well. We are role models. Children and adults look up to us. I want us to set the right example.” --Malcolm Glazer

Glazer was highly regarded throughout the league, serving as a member of the NFL’s Finance Committee for years and playing a major role in bids that brought the Super Bowl to Tampa. In 2005, he purchased Manchester United, the world’s most popular and valuable sports team. The club captured five Premier League titles (2007-09, 2011 and 2013) under Glazer’s ownership, as well as the 2008 Champions League title.

Born in Rochester, New York as one of seven children, Glazer took over the family watch-parts business at age 15 following the death of his father. A successful entrepreneur, Glazer first expanded the company, and then continued his foray into the professional world, investing in other businesses. Glazer owned, had owned or had been a substantial shareholder of a diverse portfolio of international holdings and public companies, including: First Allied, Zapata Corporation, Houlihan’s Restaurant Chain, Harley Davidson, Formica, Tonka, Specialty Equipment and Omega Protein. 

A resident of Palm Beach, Florida, Glazer leaves behind his wife, Linda, six children and 14 grandchildren.