The current UEFA President, Aleksandar Čeferin, received the support of delegates at today’s Congress and the chance to lead the European Football Association by 2023.
Čeferin was the only candidate for the UEFA President, and after the election among other things he said:
“I am proud and touched by this kind of support. The truth is that we are in a great position, but that is not enough. We must think ahead of development and future successes. We must not allow recent short-term success to hide the complex challenges ahead of us. We can promise that, during the next period, we will work to preserve the unity of European football, to preserve its respect, and we will continue to demonstrate solidarity and bring hope.”
Members of the UEFA Executive Committee were also elected to the Congress as follows:
Florence Hardouin (France, elected by acclamation), Sandor Csanyi (Hungary, 49 votes), Luis Rubiales (Spain, 47), Davor Šuker (Croatia, 47), Fernando Gomes (Portugal, 45), Jesper Moller Christensen (Denmark, 40) , Armand Duka (Albania, 35) and Andriy Pavelko (Ukraine, 27).
The candidate for the UEFA ExCo member was also the FF BH President, Elvedin Begić, who got 15 votes from UEFA members, and Borislav Mihailov (Bulgaria, 25 votes).