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Aleksander Čeferin

Published: Sunday 2 January 2011, 16.29CET
Aleksander Čeferin
NZS president Aleksander Čeferin ©NZS
Published: Sunday 2 January 2011, 16.29CET

Aleksander Čeferin

Nationality: Slovenian
Date of birth: 13 October 1967
Association president since: 2011

• A graduate of Ljubljana University's law faculty, Aleksander Čeferin went on to work for his family's law firm, developing a special interest in representing professional athletes and sports clubs. He later took over from his father as company director.

• First took a formal interest in local football in 2005 through his work with the executive board of KMN Svea Lesna Litija, one of Slovenia's most successful futsal clubs. A member of the executive committee of amateur side FC Ljubljana Lawyers since 2005, he served as a member at NK Olimpija Ljubljana from 2006-11.

• A married father of three, fluent in English and Italian, he was elected as Football Association of Slovenia president in 2011, and said: "Even though we are a small country, we have many areas where we have achieved great successes, including football. My focus as president will be on our clubs. We need to regulate clubs' relations with the national team, and an extremely important element of Slovenian football is youth development." He was re-elected for a second four-year term in February 2015.

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