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New mandate for Llamas in Gibraltar

Michael Llamas has been re-elected as president of the Gibraltar Football Association (GFA) for a new four-year term.

Michael Llamas is beginning his third term as Gibraltar FA president
Michael Llamas is beginning his third term as Gibraltar FA president GFA

The 57-year-old barrister was confirmed in office at the association’s third ordinary general assembly – the first gathering to be held for over two years owing to the COVID pandemic.

Llamas practised European law in Paris and then in Brussels from 1992 to 2007, before returning to Gibraltar. He was first elected as GFA president in 2015 after serving as vice-president since 2013, and was re-elected for a second term in 2017.

Llamas was an accomplished football player in his younger years, captaining the Gibraltar youth teams.

He has played a key role in the association’s successful integration within the European football community since its admission to UEFA was ratified at the Ordinary Congress in London in 2013. He is also Her Majesty’s Attorney General for Gibraltar.

GFA general secretary Ivan Robba, who chaired the assembly, welcomed the opportunity to bring the local football family together for discussions on various issues and challenges being faced not only in Gibraltar, but also by football across Europe, owing to the impact of the pandemic.

“This has been a much-needed general assembly,” he said, “especially given the time that has elapsed since we were last able to convene together. I am delighted that we have been able to engage constructively with our stakeholders.”