At the Ordinary Congress of European Soccer’s governing body held in Lisbon, Aleksander Ceferin was re-elected as the UEFA president unopposed. The Slovenian, who was first elected as UEFA’s seventh president in 2016, will serve another four-year term until 2027. Ceferin succeeded Michel Platini in 2016 after the latter was banned from football administration due to ethics violations and lost his appeal against the ban, leading to his resignation from UEFA.
In April 2021, when some of Europe’s top clubs attempted to form a breakaway European Super League, Aleksander Ceferin, the President of UEFA, faced a significant challenge to the established order of European club football. Ceferin was vocal in his opposition to the proposed Super League, describing it as a “disgraceful, self-serving proposal” that threatened the future of the Champions League. Ceferin urged fans, football federations, and governments to oppose the Super League, and he threatened to take tough action against any clubs or players that participated in the competition. Ultimately, the Super League collapsed within 48 hours of its announcement, following widespread protests from fans, players, and politicians across Europe.
About the UEFA Champions League
The UEFA Champions League is an annual club football competition organised by the Union of European Football Associations and contested by top-division European clubs, deciding the competition winners through a round robin group stage to qualify for a double-legged knockout format, and a single leg final.
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