Aleksander Ceferin named new Uefa president

Aleksander Ceferin has been elected as the new president of Uefa, European football’s governing body, the BBC reports.

Ceferin, head of the Football Association of Slovenia, polled 42 votes at Uefa’s congress in Athens, 29 more than Dutchman Michael van Praag.

The 48-year-old succeeds former France player Michel Platini, who resigned after being banned from all football activity last year.

Ceferin will take on the remainder of Platini’s term of office, until 2019.

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