(AA) – UEFA President Michel Platini has been re-elected as the head of European football at the 39th Ordinary UEFA Congress held in Vienna, Austria.
UEFA.org stated on Tuesday that Platini, who was the only candidate for the election, will carry on his duty for a further four-year-term.
Platini said: “I am proud to be your teammate, proud to be the captain of this winning team and proud of our achievements and I am excited to be taking on the challenges that await us over the next four years, I know that I can count on you. And you know that you can count on me.”
“I hope to make the right decisions at the right time, both for you and for football, during my third term.”
Regarded as one of the legends of French football in the past, 59-year-old Michel Platini has served as UEFA president since January 2007.
During Platini era, European football’s governing body UEFA barred Fenerbahce from European challenges for two seasons and Besiktas for a year in summer of 2013 as a result of its match-fixing investigation.