4 of the most influential administrative men in world football
Men who govern the beautiful game that we watch as a global community.
Born in 1967, Aleksander Ceferin is a Slovenian lawyer who has worked in different capacities as a football administrator since 2005. Serving as an executive member of professional clubs such as FC Nitjia and NK Olimpija Ljubljana, Ceferin was elected as the president of Slovenian football.
He served as the head of the governing body in Slovenia for over 5 years before he was elected as the president of UEFA in 2016. Michel Platini was banned for eight years from football roles in any capacity after being found guilty of ethics violations along with Sepp Blatter. Angel Maria Villar served as acting head.
Ceferin claimed there was a lot of work to be done to clear UEFA's image and will serve till 2019 as president. A clear mandate is what was offered by the lawyer Ceferin that saw him claim most votes. With other members of various countries glad to have the direction that Ceferin offered for the growth of football, UEFA seems to be in strong, powerful Slovenian hands.