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.
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.