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Baltakos elected in Greece

Panagiotis Baltakos has been elected as the new president of the Hellenic Football Federation (EPO).

Panagiotis Baltakos
Panagiotis Baltakos INTIME SPORTS

The sole candidate, Baltakos will serve a two-year mandate.

Born in Athens in 1954, Baltakos studied law and became a lawyer, and has been involved in Greek sport for a considerable number of years.

He was the legal counsel of the Greek League from 1990 to 1998 and worked in a similar capacity for the basketball section of the Panathinaikos club from the early 1990s until 2007. He was a vice-president of Panathinaikos FC in 2017.

Baltakos also cooperated on legal issues with PAOK FC and served as general secretary of the Greek government from 2012 to 2014.

“I want to thank everybody who supported my candidacy,” said Baltakos after his election.

““From today, there are no winners or losers,” he added. “We will try to enhance the role of the Greek federation, to strengthen the FA’s rule in Greek football and make our federation into an organisation which is equivalent to its counterparts in Europe. The EPO will be run with a firm hand, quick resolutions and brave decisions.”