Eimontas elected in Lithuania

New Lithuanian Football Federation (LFF) president Edvinas Eimontas is beginning his first mandate after being elected for a four-year term.

Edvinas Eimontas has been elected president of the Lithuanian Football Federation
Edvinas Eimontas has been elected president of the Lithuanian Football Federation ©Valdas Knyzelis

Edvinas Eimontas has been elected president of the Lithuanian Football Federation (LFF) on a four-year term.

Leaving his role as the association's general secretary, Eimontas succeeds Julius Kvedaras, president since 2012, who decided against seeking a new period of office.

"I am flattered by the belief shown in me by the football community," said Eimontas. "I hope that in the coming years we will be able to raise the level of our football to a higher standard, one we all strive for according to the objectives in our football strategy."

An expert in economics, 39-year-old Eimontas has accumulated a wealth of experience since he started working as the head of the LFF project department in 2001. He became general secretary in 2012 and during his tenure Lithuania successfully hosted its first UEFA final tournament – the UEFA European Under-19 Championship in 2013.

He headed the implementation of a club licensing system, worked with infrastructure development and marketing projects and was instrumental in the revival of grassroots football in Lithuania, resulting in the number of participants increasing tenfold over the decade.

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