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Aleksander Čeferin sole candidate for UEFA Presidency

Candidates confirmed for the position of European members on the FIFA Council

UEFA headquarters, the House of European Football in Nyon, Switzerland.
UEFA headquarters, the House of European Football in Nyon, Switzerland. UEFA via Getty Images

UEFA has today announced that by the set deadline of Thursday 5 January 2023, it has received the following candidatures for the positions of UEFA President and European members of the FIFA Council, to be elected at 47th UEFA Ordinary Congress on 5 April 2023 in Lisbon, Portugal.

Candidate for the UEFA Presidency (for a four-year term):

1. Aleksander Čeferin*, Slovenia

* standing for re-election

Candidates for one FIFA Vice-President position (for a four-year term) (in alphabetical order):

1. Sándor Csányi*, Hungary

2. Ari Lahti, Finland

*standing for re-election

Candidates for the FIFA Vice-President position reserved for the four British associations, i.e. England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales (for a four-year term) (in alphabetical order):

1. Debbie Hewitt, England

2. David Martin*, Northern Ireland

*standing for re-election

Candidates for one ordinary member position on the FIFA Council (for a four-year term) (in alphabetical order):

1. Fernando Gomes, Portugal

2. Noël Le Graët*, France

*standing for re-election

Candidate for one ordinary member position on the FIFA Council (for a two-year term):

1. Bernd Neuendorf, Germany

UEFA will submit the completed eligibility questionnaires for all candidates to FIFA, in order for the FIFA Review Committee to carry out the relevant eligibility checks.

Finally, the deadline for the submission of candidatures for seats on the UEFA Executive Committee (eight members to be elected for four-year terms and one member to be elected for a two-year term at the UEFA Congress in Lisbon) is Sunday 5 February 2023.