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Michel Platini Re-Elected as UEFA President

Tue 24th Mar 2015 | UEFA

Michel Platini has been re-elected for a third, four-year term as UEFA President.

His re-election was confirmed following the 39th Ordinary UEFA Congress in Vienna today with Platini the only candidate.

The Frenchman was elected as UEFA President in January 2007, and was re-elected for a second term at the 35th Ordinary UEFA Congress in Paris 2011.

Thanking Europe's national associations for the confidence they have show in him, he said: "Thank you – thank you very much.

"Thank you for your trust and your kind support. This means more to me than you can possibly imagine.

"I am excited to be taking on the challenges that await us over the next four years.

"It is the closeness of that bond between us that makes us strong and allows us to take these bold and courageous decisions – decisions which always pay off. This mutual trust, this participatory democracy, is our hallmark, our trademark, and we will continue to work this way over the next four years. You have my word on that.

"As you know, my re-election also means that I continue as [world body] FIFA vice-president for another four years," Mr Platini continued. "We Europeans want a strong FIFA – a FIFA that is respectable and respected – since FIFA is and always will be football's supreme authority, the sport's ultimate governing body.

"I hope to make the right decisions at the right time, both for you and for football, during my third term,

"And I hope to do so while continuing to enjoy myself as much as I have for the past eight years. Because leading this remarkable institution is not just an honour, it is also a genuine pleasure day to day. And for that I can but thank you, once again." 

The European Club Association (ECA) welcomed the news of Platini’s re-election.

In a statement they said, “During his first two terms as UEFA President, Michel Platini managed to build a strong and united European football family.

“The great collaboration between UEFA and ECA is reflected in a Memorandum of Understanding signed in 2012, which will be further developed in the future setting a new benchmark for mutual respect and collaboration between clubs and national associations.

“The European Club Association congratulates Michel Platini on his re-election and wishes him all the best for his upcoming challenges in representing the interests of European football at the highest level."

Image: Action Images / Andrew Couldridge Livepic

Posted by: Aaron Gourley

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