Date of Birth: 21 January 1950
Executive Committee member since: 1992
Current UEFA roles
Executive Committee (vice-president)
FIFA Executive Committee (vice-president)
Referees Committee (chairman)
National Team Competitions Committee (deputy chairman)
Professional Football Strategy Council (EXCO representative)
• Having come through the club's youth ranks, Ángel María Villar Llona made his debut for Athletic Club in 1971, and was a regular fixture at San Mamés for a decade, scoring three goals in 22 games for Spain and finishing as a runner-up in the 1977 UEFA Cup.
• Having studied for a law degree while playing, he was one of the founder members of the Spanish players' association in 1978 and later president of the local association in Vizcaya, working his way up to become Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) president in 1988.
• Married with three children, Villar Llona has said: "For me, football is life. I have played the game at every level from schoolboy to club professional and the national team, and experienced the passion and the joy that this great game brings. I also know what football means to millions of people and I try to bring that to my work helping to develop the game for future generations."
Previous UEFA roles
Legal Committee (deputy chairman) 2007-2011
EXCO Working Group Football Development (chairman) 2004-2007
JIRA Commission (chairman) 1998-2000
Task Force European Club Football 2000 (member) 1998-2000
Futsal Committee (chairman) 1992-2000
Under-21 Championship Committee (member) 1994-1996
Technical Development Committee (chairman) 1992-2000
European Championship Committee (member) 1990-1992, (vice-chairman) 1992-2000
Committee for Licensed Match Agents (chairman) 1992-1996
List of Experts concerning the regulations of UEFA governing the fixing of a transfer fee (expert) 1988-1992, (EXCO representative) 1992-1998
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