Josep Lluís Vilaseca passes away

Josep Lluís Vilaseca, who served on UEFA’s Control and Disciplinary Body for 28 years – including ten years as chairman – has passed away at the age of 90.

Josep Lluis Vilaseca
Josep Lluis Vilaseca FC Barcelona

Vileseca, a much-respected figure in Spanish football, became a member of the UEFA disciplinary body in 1978.

Josep Lluís Vilaseca receiving the UEFA Order of Merit in Diamond from UEFA President Lennart Jiohansson in 2007
Josep Lluís Vilaseca receiving the UEFA Order of Merit in Diamond from UEFA President Lennart Jiohansson in 2007

He served as the body's vice-chairman from 1986 to 1996, and then as chairman from 1996 to 2006, playing a crucial role in the development of UEFA's work in the disciplinary sector.

He was a member of the Amicale des Anciens circle of former UEFA committee members, and was awarded the UEFA Order of Merit in Diamond in 2007 for his outstanding services to European football.

Vilaseca was a director of FC Barcelona between 1969 and 1977, and was a key figure in the organisation of the 1992 Summer Olympic Games in Barcelona. He also served as chairman of the Spanish Court of Arbitration for Sport.