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UEFA General Secretary

General Secretary
Theodore Theodoridis, UEFA General Secretary
Theodore Theodoridis, UEFA General Secretary ©Getty Images for UEFA

Nationality: Greek
Date of Birth: 1 August 1965
Current UEFA role: General Secretary

• Athens-born Theodore Theodoridis joined UEFA in January 2008 as director of the national associations division, with his main role being to support the 55 UEFA member associations in the overall development of football from both a strategic and operational perspective. 

• Theodoridis, who is married with two children, was appointed UEFA Deputy General Secretary in October 2010. “My whole career has been in football,” he says,“and not a day goes by when I do not recognise that as a great privilege. For me, it is an exhilarating game – full of last-minute surprises, spectacular skills and intense competition.” 

• Prior to joining UEFA, Theodoridis was a member of the board of the Hellenic Football Federation (EPO) in his native Greece, and served as head of international relations with the association until December 2007. During this time, he played a crucial role in the country’s football development, which culminated in Greece winning UEFA EURO 2004. 

• Theodoridis served on the UEFA Club Competitions Committee (1998-2000) and was third vice-chairman of the same committee (2007-09). He was also a member of the UEFA Stadium & Security Committee (2000-04) before becoming vice-chairman of this committee (2004-07).

Previous UEFA roles
UEFA Club Competitions Committee (member 1998-2000, third vice-chairman 2007-09)
UEFA Stadium & Security Committee (member 2000-04, vice-chairman 2004-07)
Director, National Associations Division (2008-2016)
Deputy General Secretary (2010-2016)
General Secretary ad interim (March-September 2016)