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Aleksander Čeferin (born 13 October 1967) is a Slovenian lawyer and football administrator. Between 2011 and 2016, he was President of the Football Association of Slovenia. Since 14 September 2016, he has been the President of UEFA.[1]

Contents

1 Career

1.1 Administrative roles 1.2 UEFA presidency

2 Personal life 3 References 4 External links

Career[edit] After graduating from Ljubljana University's law faculty, Čeferin went to work for his family's law firm, developing a special interest in representing professional athletes and sports clubs. He later took over from his father as company director.[2] Administrative roles[edit] Čeferin took a formal interest in local football in 2005 through his work with the executive board of futsal club FC Litija. A member of the executive committee of amateur side FC Ljubljana Lawyers since 2005, he served as a member at NK Olimpija Ljubljana from 2006 to 2011.[3] In 2011, Čeferin was elected President of the Football Association of Slovenia.[4] He also served as a second and third vice-chairman of the UEFA Legal Committee from 2011 to 2016.[5] UEFA presidency[edit] On 14 September 2016, Čeferin was elected the seventh President of UEFA, automatically becoming vice-president of FIFA in the process.[6] He polled 42 votes at UEFA's congress in Athens, beating Dutchman Michael van Praag who received 13 votes.[7][8] Čeferin had a series of good governance reform proposals approved in April 2017, including the introduction of term limits for UEFA presidents and UEFA Executive Committee members and the proviso that Executive Committee candidates must hold an active office (president, vice-president, general secretary or CEO) with their national association.[9][10] Čeferin has pledged to strengthen the UEFA financial fair play measures put in place in 2009.[11][12] Personal life[edit] Čeferin is a married father of three. He is fluent in Slovene, Serbian, English and Italian.[13] References[edit]

^ "Aleksander Čeferin". UEFA. 2 January 2011. Retrieved 12 October 2017.  ^ "Čeferin Law Firm, Grosuplje, Slovenia". DCS. Retrieved 14 September 2016.  ^ "Aleksander Čeferin". UEFA. 2 January 2011. Retrieved 14 September 2016.  ^ "New president for Football Association of Slovenia". UEFA. 18 February 2011. Retrieved 14 September 2016.  ^ "Čeferin elected as UEFA President". UEFA. 14 September 2016. Retrieved 12 October 2017.  ^ "CEFERIN Aleksander". FIFA. October 2016. Retrieved 12 October 2017.  ^ "Aleksander Ceferin: Uefa elects Slovenia FA chief as new president". BBC. 14 September 2016. Retrieved 14 September 2016.  ^ "Čeferin elected as UEFA President". UEFA. 14 September 2016. Retrieved 12 October 2017.  ^ "UEFA approves term limits for top officials". Reuters. 5 April 2017. Retrieved 12 October 2017.  ^ "Green light for reform proposals". UEFA. 5 April 2017. Retrieved 12 October 2017.  ^ "UEFA chief vows to enforce FFP rules: 'We can't be a tiger without teeth'". ESPN. 5 April 2017. Retrieved 12 October 2017.  ^ "'Let us not be afraid' - Aleksander Čeferin". UEFA. 5 April 2017. Retrieved 12 October 2017.  ^ "Čeferin elected as UEFA President". UEFA. 14 September 2016. Retrieved 12 October 2017. 

External links[edit]

Čeferin and Partners [1]

Civic offices

Preceded by Ángel María Villar (Acting) President of UEFA 2016–present Succeeded by Incumbent

Sporting positions

Preceded by Ivan Simič President of the Football Association of Slovenia 2011–2016 Succeeded by Radenko Mijatović (interim)

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Presidents of UEFA

Ebbe Schwartz (1954–1962) Gustav Wiederkehr (1962–1972) Sándor Barcs (1972–1973, acting) Artemio Franchi (1973–1983) Jacques Georges (1983–1990) Lennart Johansson (1990–2007) Michel Platini (2007–2015) Ángel María Villar (2015–2016, acting) Aleksander Čeferin (2016–present)

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