Gravina appointed UEFA vice-president: “Important sign of trust"

The FIGC president, who has been a member of the executive committee since April 2021, was elected vice-president along with Wales' Laura McAllister

Wednesday, April 5, 2023

Gravina appointed UEFA vice-president: “Important sign of trust

Gabriele Gravina has been appointed UEFA vice-president. A member of the executive committee since April 2021, when he received 53 votes out of 55 - the most voted for in the confederation's history - the FIGC president was today elected along with Wales' Laura McAllister: “I want to thank Ceferin and our UEFA colleagues for this prestigious role," declared Gravina. "It's an important sign of trust both from a personal level and for the Italian federation. In these last few years, both the executive committee and the commissions have worked incessantly with great professionalism, seriousness and through collaboration to improve and take European football forward, creating a team and fronting up to extremely complex issues. We wil continue to do it with the same passion and self sacrifice to face the biggest challenges that European football will bring.” Gravina and McAllister have replaced Portugal's Fernando Gomes and Sándor Csányi from Hungary.

To mark the 47th Congress that took place today in Lisbon, Aleksander Ceferin was unanimously re-elected to lead UEFA for the next four years. First elected in September 2016 and then reconfirmed in February 2019, the Slovenian president was the only candidate at the elections: “Protecting this game is our mission," were his first words. "It is our objective. It is our aim. It is our reason of being. We have been elected and must set the right example. We must never forget it. Each and every one of us.” Armand Duka (ALB), Jesper Møller Christensen (DEN), Petr Fousek (CZE), Levan Kobiashvili (GEO), Luis Rubiales (ESP), Philippe Diallo (FRA) and Andrii Pavelko (UCR) were also elected to the executive committee.