Former UEFA Executive Committee member Henri Roemer passes away

The former president of the Luxembourg Football Federation (FLF) and UEFA Executive Committee member, Henri Roemer, has died at the age of 68.

The former president of the Luxembourg Football Federation (FLF) and UEFA Executive Committee member, Henri Roemer, has died at the age of 68.

Henri Roemer was at the helm of Luxembourg’s national association from 1998 to 2004. Under his presidency, a major step in the Grand Duchy’s footballing development was made with the construction of the National Football Centre in Mondercange.

“We thank him for his tireless commitment to Luxembourg’s football,” said the FLF. “We would like to express our sincere condolences to his family and loved ones.”

Footballer and diplomat

Henri Roemer was a player with Aris Bonnevoie, and made five appearances for Luxembourg’s national team between 1972 and 1976 before a serious leg injury ended his career. He was also active in diplomatic affairs - between 1981 and 1988, he was Luxembourg’s consul in Paris. In his later years, he was president of FC Wiltz.

Henri Roemer served on the UEFA Executive Committee from 2000 to 2004. He was also chairman of the Development and Assistance Committee from 2000 to 2002, and a member of the Media Committee from 1998 to 2000, as well as the Executive Committee’s representative on the Youth and Amateur Football Committee from 2002 to 2004.