Angel Maria Villar, the president of the Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) and the vice-president of UEFA, will be interim president of UEFA while its incumbent Michel Platini is suspended from FIFA for 90 days, the news agency EFE has learned.
Born in Bilbao on 21 January in 1950, Ángel María Villar Llona has been a member of UEFA’s Executive Committee since 1992.
The hierarchy of FIFA is the following: Angel Maria Villar, first vice-president; Marios N. Lefkaritis, second vice-president; Giancarlo Abete, third vice-president; Grigoriy Surkis, fourth vice-president, and Michael van Praag, fifth vice-president.
Villar, who is also a vice-president of FIFA, currently acts as first vice-president at UEFA, where he is in charge of the Referees’ Committee and the Legal Committee, vice-president of the Players’ Statute Committee, Transfers and Agents Committee and Match Agents Committee, as well as being a representative on the executive committee of the Counsel of Strategy for Professional Football.
Meanwhile, Issa Hayatou will preside over FIFA while Sepp Blatter serves his 90-day suspension.
The Cameroonian has been chosen as he is the most experienced vice-president in the organisation, according to a statement released by FIFA.
Hayatou has presided over the African Football Confederation since 1987, and three years later joined FIFA’s Executive Committee.