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Jacques Georges
Jacques Georges
(30 May 1916 – 25 February 2004) was the president of the French Football Federation
French Football Federation
(FFF) from 1968 until 1972 and the 4th president of UEFA
UEFA
(1983–1990). Biography[edit] In April 1989, he caused controversy by describing a minority of Liverpool F.C.
Liverpool F.C.
supporters as "beasts", wrongly believing that hooliganism was the cause of the Hillsborough disaster
Hillsborough disaster
which ultimately resulted in the deaths of 96 of the English club's fans.[1] He issued a swift apology for his comments upon discovering that hooliganism did not cause the tragedy.[2] He died in February 2004 at the age of 87. References[edit]

^ Phil Scraton (13 May 2011). Hillsborough - The Truth. Mainstream Publishing. pp. 116–117. ISBN 978-1-78057-041-9.  ^ "European Soccer Chief Retracts Harsh Words in Stadium Deaths". Los Angeles Times. 18 April 1989. 

Preceded by Artemio Franchi President of UEFA 1983–1990 Succeeded by Lennart Johansson

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Presidents of UEFA

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

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