Angel Maria Villar Llona Football Soccer

Spain football chief Angel Maria Villar Llona arrested as part of corruption investigation

July 18, 2017

Angel Maria Villar Llona, the president of the Spanish Football Federation, has been arrested as part of a corruption investigation, according to police in Spain.

El Pais and Efe news agency reported that Llona was held on suspicion of embezzling funds.

Mr Villar, an ex-Spain international, has held the position of president since 1988. His son Gorka was also reportedly among the number of people arrested during a series of raids early on Tuesday morning.

Spain’s High Court told Reuters that one of its investigating magistrates and anti-corruption prosecutors are leading the probe.

Mr Villar or his lawyers are yet to comment.

Angel Maria Villar Llona Football Soccer