Aleksander Ceferin has been elected as UEFA President at the Extraordinary UEFA Congress in Athens. The Slovenian becomes the body’s 7th President.
UEFA said on its website that the Slovenian polled 42 votes from its member associations to beat his rival from Netherlands, Michael van Praag who scored 13 votes.
The UEFA Presidents since the European football body was founded in 1954 are:
- Ebbe Schwartz (Denmark)
- Gustav Wiederkehr (Switzerland)
- Artemio Franchi (Italy)
- Jacques Georges (France)
- Lennart Johansson (Sweden).
- Michel Platini (France).
The new President was born in Ljubljana, Slovenia on October 13, 1967.
He was elected as President of the Football Association of Slovenia in 2011.
Ceferin has also served as a second and third vice-chairman of the UEFA Legal Committee since 2011.