Archive – Qatari Nasser Al-Khelaifi, President of the European Club Association (Getty)
Qatari Nasser Ghanem Al-Khulaifi was elected president of the European Clubs Association by acclamation for a second term, which is the body that aims to take care of the interests of clubs in the European continent.
Al-Khulaifi, president of the club, took over Paris Saint-Germain The Frenchman led the European Clubs Association, after succeeding in its presidency two years ago, to succeed the Italian Andrea Agnelli, the former president of Juventus.
Agnelli had left his position immediately after the announcement of the European Super League Championship project, of which he is one of the pillars, after the project met with violent opposition from the International and European Football Associations.
The Executive Board of the European Club Association includes many influential figures such as former Ajax director Edwin van der Sar, Atletico Madrid director Miguel Angel Gil, and Vinay Venkatesham from… ArsenalFernando Caro from Leverkusen, Roma owner Dan Friedkin, Alessandro Antonello from Inter, and Fenerbahce president Ali Kuc.
Al-Khulaifi’s role is considered great in Qatar, similar to his presidency of Saint-Germain, as he played an important role in his country’s candidacy to host World Cup 2022He also heads the beIN Sports network, which broadcasts the European Champions League in the Middle East and North Africa region.