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EA executive Peter Moore becomes CEO of Liverpool FC

Former EA Sports boss will run his favorite team

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Peter Moore, the former EA Sports president and currently Electronic Arts’ chief competition officer, will leave the company for what must be a childhood dream job: chief executive of Liverpool Football Club, his favorite soccer club.

Moore, 61, will join the club in this new role over the summer, Liverpool said in a statement today. He joined Electronic Arts in the summer of 2007, in a reorganization that brought all of the EA Sports titles under a single office.

A Liverpool native, Moore has made no secret of his love for The Reds. As EA Sports president, he had a conference room at Electronic Arts' Redwood Shores headquarters painted red and named "Anfield," the club’s home ground.

Andrew Wilson, the Electronic Arts chief executive who followed Moore as EA Sports president (and is a Chelsea F.C. supporter) issued a statement congratulating Moore on his new job and 10 years with the company.

"Peter has been a statesman and advocate for our industry," Wilson said. "We could not be happier to see him take the helm at Liverpool, and I personally could not be more honored to call Peter a dear friend for life."

Moore had previously been the chief operating officer of Electronic Arts, and he was president of Sega of America at the time of the launch of the Dreamcast console, and following that as a vice president with Microsoft’s Xbox division.