The executive committee of the Royal Belgian Football Association (URBSFA-KBVB) has re-elected François De Keersmaecker as the association's president for the next two years at its general assembly.
The 57-year-old has been Belgian FA president since June 2006, and is the tenth president of his country's association. The first president, Baron Édouard de Laveleye, held the post from 1895 to 1924. De Keersmaecker is also the son-in-law of Louis Wouters, who led the association between 1967 and 1987.
"I want to keep the things that already function well now, but within clear financial boundaries," he said. "That is why we have to set priorities. Our first priority is service towards the clubs."
A lawyer by profession, De Keersmaecker was a referee in amateur football between 1980 and 1985. From 1987, he served chairman of the Antwerp section of the Belgian association, and a member of the association's executive committee from 1996.
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