After winning the necessary number of pledges at Uefa’s congress in Athens, Aleksander Ceferin has been named the new president of the governing body.
The head of the Slovenian Football Association emerged victorious ahead of his only rival, Michael van Pragg after 42 pledges.
The 49-year-old is Platini’s replacement at the head of the association, after the disgrace of Platini.
Ceferin becomes just the seventh president in the 62-year history of UEFA and will now take on the remainder of Platini’s term, which is due to end in 2019.
“Dear friends, thank you for your fantastic support,” Ceferin said in a speech to the congress. “It is a great honour but at the same time a great responsibility. It means a lot to me. My family is very proud about it.
“My small and beautiful Slovenia is also proud about it. I hope one day you will also be proud of me. Thank you very much.”