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Lato elected Polish FA chairman

Published: Thursday 30 October 2008, 20.37CET
Grzegorz Lato, from the Poland side that came third at the 1974 and 1982 FIFA World Cups, will serve as Polish Football Association chairman having won the election ahead of Zdzislaw Krecina and Zbigniew Boniek.
Lato elected Polish FA chairman
New Polish Football Association chairman Grzegorz Lato ©Getty Images
Published: Thursday 30 October 2008, 20.37CET

Lato elected Polish FA chairman

Grzegorz Lato, from the Poland side that came third at the 1974 and 1982 FIFA World Cups, will serve as Polish Football Association chairman having won the election ahead of Zdzislaw Krecina and Zbigniew Boniek.

Grzegorz Lato, one of the outstanding players in Poland's football history, was today voted chairman of the Polish Football Association (PZPN).

World Cup hero
The 58-year-old former winger won the election in the first round, claiming a majority 57 of the 113 votes ahead of fellow candidates, Zdzislaw Krecina and Zbigniew Boniek. Lato, who since retiring from playing has worked at both the PZPN and the Polish parliament, remains best known for his national service as an attacking midfielder. He represented Poland at three FIFA World Cups, helping his country to third place at both the 1974 tournament – where he scored seven goals – and the 1982 showpiece.

Last updated: 30/10/08 21.51CET

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