Three candidates confirmed for UEFA Presidency race

By iSportconnect | July 22, 2016

Three candidates have officially submitted their candidacies for the position of UEFA President before the deadline of 20 July.

Aleksander Čeferin (President, Football Association of Slovenia), Michael van Praag (President, Royal Netherlands Football Association) and Ángel María Villar Llona (President, Royal Spanish Football Federation) will be the candidates for the election which will take place at UEFA’s 12th Extraordinary Congress on 14 September in Athens.

The candidates for the Presidency will be subject to an eligibility check, conducted by the Review Committee of FIFA due to the fact that the UEFA President automatically becomes a FIFA Council vice-president.

In addition, Evelina Christillin of the Italian Football Federation and Laura McAllister of the Football Association of Wales have officially submitted their candidacies for the position of UEFA’s additional female member on the FIFA Council, and they too will be subject to a FIFA eligibility check.