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Uefa president Čeferin re-elected for four-year term

Slovenian runs unopposed to remain at European soccer body’s helm until 2023.

7 February 2019 Sam Carp

Aleksander Čeferin has been unanimously re-elected as president of Uefa for the next four years.

Čeferin, 51, ran unopposed to remain in charge of European soccer’s governing body until 2023.

The Slovenian lawyer, who was named as one of SportsPro’s ten influencers for 2019, took over as Uefa president in 2016 after France’s Michel Platini stepped down from the role.

Following his re-election, Čeferin reassured the Uefa Congress that there would be no breakaway European Super League as long as he remains in charge, stating his intention to work “hand-in-hand” with the European Club Association “to design the club competitions of the future.”

Čeferin also revealed that the governing body plans to launch its own over-the-top (OTT) streaming platform in the next six months.

“During this next term of office, we will work together to ensure that European football remains united, that European football remains respectful, respectable and respected, and that European football continues to demonstrate solidarity and bring hope,” Čeferin said.

“By putting respect, hope and solidarity at the heart of our strategy, we will step up our efforts to develop football in every country by putting the focus back on grassroots football and education.”

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