Slovenian Ceferin voted UEFA President

Aleksander Ceferin has been elected as the new president of Uefa, European football’s governing body, during voting procedures that took place in Athens at the 12th UEFA Congress. Ceferin, head of the Football Association of Slovenia, polled 42 votes at Uefa’s congress in Athens, 29 more than Dutchman Michael van Praag. The 48-year-old succeeds former France player Michel Platini, who resigned after being banned from all football activity last year, becoming the body’s 7th president. Ceferin will take on the remainder of Platini’s term of office, until 2019.

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