Aleksander Čeferin

Aleksander Čeferin
7th President of UEFA
Assumed office
14 September 2016
Preceded by Ángel María Villar (acting)
Personal details
Born (1967-10-13) 13 October 1967
Ljubljana, SFR Yugoslavia
Nationality Slovenian
Relations Peter Čeferin (father)
Alma mater University of Ljubljana
Occupation Lawyer

Aleksander Čeferin (born 13 October 1967) is a Slovenian lawyer and football administrator. Between 2011 and 2016, he worked as a President of Football Association of Slovenia. Since 14 September 2016, he is the President of UEFA.


After graduating from Ljubljana University's law faculty, Čeferin went on to work for his family's law firm, developing a special interest in representing professional athletes and sports clubs. He later took over from his father as company director.[1]

Administrative roles

Čeferin took a formal interest in local football in 2005 through his work with the executive board of futsal club FC Litija. A member of the executive committee of amateur side FC Ljubljana Lawyers since 2005, he served as a member at NK Olimpija Ljubljana from 2006 to 2011.[2]

In 2011, Čeferin was elected President of the Football Association of Slovenia.[3]

On 14 September 2016, Čeferin was elected the seventh President of UEFA. He polled 42 votes at UEFA's congress in Athens, beating Dutchman Michael van Praag who received 13 votes.[4]


  1. "Čeferin Law Firm, Grosuplje, Slovenia". DCS. Retrieved 14 September 2016.
  2. "Aleksander Čeferin". UEFA. 2 January 2011. Retrieved 14 September 2016.
  3. "New president for Football Association of Slovenia". UEFA. 18 February 2011. Retrieved 14 September 2016.
  4. "Aleksander Ceferin: Uefa elects Slovenia FA chief as new president". BBC. 14 September 2016. Retrieved 14 September 2016.

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Civic offices
Preceded by
Ángel María Villar
President of UEFA
Succeeded by
Sporting positions
Preceded by
Ivan Simič
President of
the Football Association of Slovenia

Succeeded by
Radenko Mijatović
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