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Gabriele Gravina

Gabriele Gravina
Gabriele Gravina UEFA via Getty Images

Nationality: Italian
Date of birth: 5 October 1953
Executive Committee member since: 2021

Gabriele Gravina became president of the Italian Football Association (FIGC) in October 2018, and was re-elected for a second term in 2021.

Gravina has considerable experience in football and, notably, was president of Castel di Sangro between 1984 and 1996. The team from a village of around 5,000 inhabitants famously earned five promotions in ten years to reach Serie B.

Founder of an important building company and active as a bank top executive as well as university professor, in 2005, he was elected as President of Lega Pro, the third Italian tier, a role he remained in until October 2018. "I want football for young people, which isn’t gender-sensitive, with rules in place, played in functional set-ups, which take technology into account," he declared upon his appointment as FIGC president. He was elected as a member of the UEFA Executive Committee in April 2021.