Le Graët wins a new term in France

Noël Le Graët, whose presidency of the French Football Federation (FFF) has been notable for the success of UEFA EURO 2016, has been re-elected for another term.

French Football Federation (FFF) president Noël Le Graët
French Football Federation (FFF) president Noël Le Graët ©AFP/Getty Images

Noël Le Graët has been re-elected as president of the French Football Federation (FFF) at the association’s assembly in Paris.

A vice-president in charge of economic affairs at the FFF from 2002, Le Graët took the helm in 2011 and was first re-elected a year later. His presidency has been notable for the success of UEFA EURO 2016, hosted by France last summer. "Teamwork made the difference,” he said in his address to delegates after his election. "Be sure that we will continue listening to you."

A renowned businessman in the food industry, Le Graët came through the ranks of the former Professional Football League (LFP), the then National Football League (LNF), entering its executive board in 1984, and becoming president in 1991 – a post he held for nine years. During this period, he created the DNCG, a national directorate responsible for controlling the financial health of French clubs.