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Spanish federation is successor to the corrupt chairman

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The Spanish football federation has a new president. Luis Rubiales is appointed as the successor of Ángel María Villar, who last year resigned after he was arrested after a major investigation into corruption.

Luis Rubiales

The forty-year Rubiales won the election with 80 against 56 votes of interim-president Juan Luis Larrea. Rubiales, a former player of Levante, promised first to the finance at the Spanish federation RFEF.

Florentino Pérez, president of Real Madrid, is happy with Rubiales: “We begin a new phase in which we all have to work together. Our organization must be more modern, more efficient, more professional and more transparent.”

The 68-year-old Villar was about 30 years long president of the RFEF. Because of the corruptiezaak he also features on the UEFA and FIFA down.

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