KEIR RADNEDGE REPORTS: A three-way fight is on the agenda for the role of British vice-president of FIFA at the UEFA Congress on April 20.

The resignation last year of England’s Greg Clarke, after his departure from the Football Association in an “unacceptable language” storm, has left the field open for candidates from the other three home nations.

David Martin (Northern Ireland), Michael Mulraney (Scotland) and Kieran O’Connor (Wales) have been registered as candidates for the one seat by the European federation.

Martin is clear favourite after having lost 37 votes to 18 to Clarke in a two-man contest in 2019.

The congress is scheduled to be staged in Montreux.

The full election schedule of candidates has been set out as follows:

By the set deadline of Saturday 2 January 2021, the UEFA Administration has received the following nine candidatures (in alphabetical order) for the eight members of the UEFA Executive Committee to be elected (each for a four-year term) at the 45th Ordinary UEFA Congress.

  Surname First Name Country
1. Bayat Mehdi Belgium
2. Boniek* Zbigniew Poland
3. Dyukov Alexander Russia
4. Gill* David England
5. Gravina Gabriele Italy
6. Koch* Rainer Germany
7. Nilsson* Karl-Erik Sweden
8. Spee Just Netherlands
9. Yardımcı* Servet Turkey

           *standing for re-election

All of the above-mentioned candidates have successfully passed the requisite eligibility check carried out by the UEFA Governance and Compliance Committee (in accordance with Article 21(6) of the UEFA Statutes and Article 4bis of the Regulations Governing the Implementation of the UEFA Statutes).

In addition, by the set deadline of Wednesday 2 December 2020, and in view of the elections which will also take place at the UEFA Congress in Montreux, the UEFA Administration has received the following candidatures for the FIFA vice-president’s position reserved for the four British associations, as well as for five ordinary members’ positions on the FIFA Council (including at least one female).

Candidates (in alphabetical order) for the FIFA vice-president position reserved for the four British associations – i.e. England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales (for a two-year term): 

  Surname First name Country
1. Martin David Northern Ireland
2. Mulraney Michael Scotland
3. O’Connor Kieran Wales

Candidates (in alphabetical order) for one female member position on the FIFA Council (for a four-year term):

  Surname First name Country
1. Christillin* Evelina Italy
2. McAllister Laura Wales

           *standing for re-election

Candidates (in alphabetical order) for four ordinary members positions on the FIFA Council (for a four-year term):

  Surname First name Country
1. Burleanu Răzvan Romania
2. Koumas* Georgios Cyprus
3. Peters Peter Germany
4. Savićević* Dejan Montenegro

          *standing for re-election