Fernando Gomes

FIFA Council

Fernando Gomes
Fernando Gomes ©UEFA

Nationality: Portuguese
Date of birth: 21 February 1952
Executive Committee member since: 2015 
FIFA Council member since: 2017

Current UEFA roles
UEFA Executive Committee (vice-president: clubs relations)
FIFA Council (member)
Club Competitions Committee (chairman)
National Associations Committee (deputy chairman)
Professional Football Strategy Council (EXCO representative) 

• 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.

• In May 2013, Gomes was appointed as special advisor to the Executive Committee in charge of relations with all confederations, and as a UEFA EURO 2016 steering group member. “We need to help less-developed countries to grow stronger in order to keep European football the most competitive in the world,” he said on becoming a full Executive Committee member in March 2015. “Solidarity, among countries and towards people, should also be a key word for UEFA in the next years. Every aspect concerning training, youth development, development of women´s football and futsal should continue to be among UEFA’s top priorities." Gomes was appointed as a UEFA vice-president in 2017. In September of the same year, he was appointed as a European member of the FIFA Council until the next Ordinary UEFA Congress, and was re-appointed for a further year at the Bratislava Congress in February 2018.

Previous UEFA roles
Special advisor to the Executive Committee in charge of relations with all confederations 2013-2015
National Associations Committee (second vice-chairman) 2013-2015
Club Competitions Committee (member) 2004-2006
Club Competitions Committee (ECA representative) 2009-2010