The President of the body governing football in Europe, Aleksander Ceferin has been re-elected in office until 2027.
The announcement was made on the official website of UEFA after a Congress which was held in Lisbon on Wednesday, April 5th, 2023. The 55-year-old Slovenian lawyer, first elected in 2016 following the downfall of Frenchman Michel Platini, will remain in the role until 2027.
He also spoke about the idea of the European Super League which is currently still backed by Real Madrid, Barcelona, and Juventus.
We must never forget that jealousy has never been a good counselor. A few months ago, UEFA and its club competitions were being blamed for all the evils in football and the inequalities within the leagues. Today, it’s the English Premier League that seems to be under attack. Since the British government, supporters, and clubs said no to the Super League, the Premier League has been demonized and labeled a Super League in its own right that needs to be toppled. However, the Premier League’s success was not achieved by accident. By adopting an audacious approach based on a vision, a strategy, and a lot of hard work, its leaders and clubs developed a remarkable model founded on sporting merit and a highly egalitarian distribution of wealth one of the most egalitarian systems in the world. Rather than a model to be destroyed, this is a model that should be followed.