Karl-Erik Nilsson has been re-elected as president of the Swedish Football Association (SvFF), and is embarking on his fourth year at the helm of Swedish football.
The election took place in Stockholm, at the association's 111th annual meeting, which also featured the launch of a new anti-racism project: 'Everyone is different – different is good.'
"We want to eliminate all forms of racism and abuse from our sport," said Nilsson. "Football is good at integration; we do a lot of good. So this is a matter of priority in the near future, quite in accordance with our long-term strategic work." The project is set to be implemented in the Swedish football districts.
Karl-Erik Nilsson was a teacher in Kalmar before going into politics. He served as mayor of his home town, Emmaboda, from 1995 until 2006, when he left active politics. His first post in football administration was at local club Lindås BK. In the 1980s, Nilsson started out as a referee, and went on to officiate in the UEFA Champions League and at UEFA EURO 2000.
Nilsson was elected SvFF president in March 2012. Before that, he was a member of the SvFF board.
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