Slovenia’s Aleksander Ceferin has been elected as UEFA’s seventh president at an extraordinary congress in Athens.
The 48-year-old lawyer, almost unheard of outside his own country at the start of the campaign, beat his Dutch rival Michael van Praag by 42 votes to 13, with no abstentions.
Ceferin will now complete the remaining two-and-a-half years of former president Michel Platini’s term, after the Frenchman was banned from all football activities in December.
WHO IS ALEKSANDER CEFERIN?
Name: Aleksander Ceferin
Education: Law degree from Ljubljana University
Previous roles: Board member of FC Litija, member of NK Olimpija Ljubljana, president of Slovenian FA, company director for his family’s law firm