13th Extraordinary UEFA Congress decisions
UEFA has today held its 13th Extraordinary Congress at the President Wilson Hotel in Geneva, Switzerland.
UEFA’s member associations ratified two representatives of the European Club Association (ECA) to sit on the UEFA Executive Committee as full members for a four-year term of office: Andrea Agnelli (Juventus FC/Italy) and Ivan Gazidis (Arsenal FC/England).
The Congress also elected Alexey Sorokin (Russia) by acclamation as a new European member of the FIFA Council for a term of office lasting until 2021.
Two independent members of the UEFA Governance and Compliance Committee, who were appointed by the UEFA Executive Committee at its meeting in Cardiff on 1 June 2017, were ratified: José Juan Pintó Sala, a Spanish lawyer and Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) arbitrator, and Charles Deguara, Auditor General of the National Audit Office in Malta.
Four members of the UEFA Organs for the Administration of Justice, who were appointed by the UEFA Executive Committee at its meetings on 9 December 2016 and 1 June 2017, were ratified:
- Thomas Hollerer (Austria), member of the UEFA Appeals Body
- Ivan Robba (Gibraltar), UEFA Ethics and Disciplinary Inspector
- Edvinas Eimontas (Lithuania), UEFA Ethics and Disciplinary Inspector
- Nebojša Ivković (Serbia), UEFA Ethics and Disciplinary Inspector
Finally, proposed amendments to the UEFA Statutes were approved. The provisions will give effect to the new Memorandum of Understanding between UEFA and the Association of European Professional Football Leagues (EPFL), and pending Executive Committee approval, it will aim to grant the EPFL one seat on the UEFA Executive Committee in the future.