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Fernando Gomes re-elected to the UEFA Executive Committee

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The president of the Portuguese Football Federation (FPF), Fernando Gomes, was re-elected today for a four-year term on the UEFA Executive Committee, which he has been part of since 2013, becoming the Portuguese leader with the longest life in the body.

The UEFA vice-president received 45 votes out of 53 valid at the 43rd UEFA Congress in Rome and was re-elected alongside Hungarian Sándor Csányi and Croatian Davor Suker. Luis Rubiales, Danish Jesper Moller Christensen, Albanian Armand Duka, Kazakhstan Kairat Boranbayev, Ukrainian Andrii Pavelko. The Frenchwoman Florence Hardouin was elected by mandatory quota reserved for women.

Fernando Gomes, who was co-opted for the Executive Committee in 2013 and elected two years later, is the fourth Portuguese player in UEFA’s governing body and will be the one who has been in office for the longest time at the end of his term by Cazal-Ribeiro (1968), Silva Resende (1984) and Gilberto Madaíl (2007).

At the 43rd ordinary congress of the European football summit, the FPF leader since 2011 may still be elected to the FIFA Council, a position he has held.

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