Aleksander Ceferin, the president of UEFA since September 2016, is the only candidate to succeed himself as head of the European Football Association in April. The 55-year-old Slovenian will lead the organization for a third four-year term. Gianni Infantino has also been in charge of the world football association FIFA since 2016 and he is also the only candidate to succeed himself.
Ceferin is the sole candidate for the position of president, which will be awarded at the UEFA electoral congress in Lisbon on April 5. This became apparent after the deadline for applications had passed on Thursday.
The Slovenian succeeded the Frenchman Michel Platini in 2016. The former Ballon d’Or had to leave after a few scandals. At that time he defeated the then Dutch federation chairman Michael van Praag. At his first re-election in February 2019, Ceferin had no opposing candidate, just like this time.