Croatia FA Boss Re-elected to UEFA executive committee

UEFA recently conducted its 43rd Congress which was held in Rome and several positions were up for election in the Congress. Croatia Football Association president Davor Suker successfully retained his position in the UEFA Executive Committee.

The 51-year-old joins Jesper Moller Christensen, Armand Duka, Florence Hardouin, Sandor Csanyi, Luis Rubiales, Fernando Gomes, and Andriy Pavelko as members of the UEFA Executive Committee.

UEFA President Aleksander Čeferin was also re-elected as president by the majority of the Congress extending his tenure to 2023

Suker had earlier presented a report from the UEFA Football Committee in which he serves as president to the Congress before the election.

The Croatian football legend was voted by 47 countries out of the 55 member FAs which was more than enough to secure a victory. Suker has overseen a successful 12 months at the helm of affairs in Croatia and his re-election shows the recognition of these accomplishments.

Suker has overseen the emergence of another golden generation of Croatian players which has made the National team relevant in international football

Croatia was one of the surprise teams at the 2018 FIFA World Cup as the team made the Final for the first time. The team saw a last minute change of coach and qualified for the World Cup via a play-off victory against Greece.

Led by Captain Luka Modric, Croatiacame out of a tough group winning all matches including against Argentine.  They defeated Denmark, host nation Russia an England in the Semifinal to reach the Final losing 4-1 to France.

This surpassed the 3rd place finish secured by Suker in the 1998 World Cup in which he won the Golden Boot after netting 6 goals in the competition.

Suker is the all-time goal scorer for the Croatia National with 45 goals and has been the President of the football association since 2012.