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A brief look at the candidates for the UEFA presidency

A brief look at the candidates for the UEFA presidency

A brief look at the two candidates running for president of UEFA:
Lennart Johansson
77-year-old incumbent from Sweden
UEFA president since 1990, seeking fifth term
Formerly served as chairman of AIK Stockholm soccer club, 1967-80; chairman of Swedish league, 1979-84; chairman of Swedish federation, 1984-91
Other posts: FIFA vice president since 1990, and FIFA World Cup organizing president since 1997
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Michel Platini
51-year-old challenger from France
Former midfielder, played for Nancy, Saint-Etienne, Juventus; France captain (41 goals in 72 games), won the 1984 European Championship
European Player of the Year in 1983, 1984 and 1985
Co-president of the 1998 World Cup organizing committee in France; adviser to FIFA president Sepp Blatter, 1998-2002
Other posts: member of UEFA and FIFA executives since 2002; president of FIFA technical committee since 2006.


Updated : 2020-12-01 08:15 GMT+08:00