RFEF chief Luis Rubiales elected Uefa vice president

RFEF chief Luis Rubiales elected Uefa vice president
Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) President Luis Rubiales has been elected Vice President of UEFA, European soccer’s governing body.

Rubiales’ candidacy was put forward by UEFA President Aleksander Čeferin during an executive committee meeting held in Baku ahead of the Europa League final in the Azerbaijani capital on 29th May. The election was unanimous among members of the committee.

The former professional soccer player takes up the new role just a year after his election as president of Spanish soccer's governing body and only three months since becoming part of UEFA's executive committee.

Rubiales, 41, will be the youngest person to hold the position at UEFA.

Since retiring as a professional player in 2009, Rubiales has held a variety of roles within soccer. As well as heading up the RFEF, he has previously served as President of the Association of Spanish Footballers (AFE) and vice president of FIFPro, the worldwide representative organisation for professional soccer players.


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