Aleksander Ceferin has been elected as the new president of Uefa, European football’s governing body, during voting procedures that took place in Athens at the 12th UEFA Congress. Ceferin, head of the Football Association of Slovenia, polled 42 votes at Uefa’s congress in Athens, 29 more than Dutchman Michael van Praag. The 48-year-old succeeds former France player Michel Platini, who resigned
Dutch football legend Johan Cruyff had died of cancer at the age of 68. Cruyff was European footballer of the year 3 times and made his name with Ajax and Barcelona. he won three consecutive European Cups with Ajax from 1971, the first one being against Greek champions Panathinakos at Wembley stadium.
Bulgarian football legend Hristo Stoichkov is celebrating his 50thanniversary on Monday.
Stoichkov, known by his nickname the Dagger, is often identified as the greatest Bulgarian football player ever, being the only Bulgarian awarded a Ballon d'Or and the only one to lift the Champions League trophy.
Legendary Italian footballer Roberto Baggio is the next player to confirm his participation in the show celebrating the 50th birthday of Bulgarian football legend Hristo Stoichkov next year.
With the confirmation of Baggio, the number of Ballon d'Or holders to take part in the show has risen to two, with Stoichkov being the other one to have been awarded the prize.