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Fernando Gomes

Published: Sunday 2 January 2011, 11.45CET
Fernando Gomes
Portuguese Football Federation (FPF) president Fernando Gomes ©UEFA
Published: Sunday 2 January 2011, 11.45CET

Fernando Gomes

Nationality: Portuguese
Date of birth: 21 February 1952
Association president since: 2011

• An economics graduate, Fernando Gomes stepped down from his role of president of the Portuguese Professional Football League (LPFP) when he was elected as Portuguese Football Federation (FPF) president in December 2011.

• A former basketball player and basketball league president, Gomes had a long career with FC Porto, where he began as the club's basketball director. He became a member of the Porto management board in 2000 and served in areas such as marketing, commercial and financial matters before leaving the club in February 2010.

• Gomes has served as a member of the UEFA Club Competitions Committee, and said on his election: "This is an important moment for Portuguese football. Our goal will be to promote Portuguese football, building on the positive things that have been achieved in the last 15 years."

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