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Global May 12, 2016

Canada Soccer’s Victor Montagliani elected President of CONCACAF

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(Via Canada Soccer) – Canada Soccer President Victor Montagliani has been elected President of CONCACAF.

Montagliani’s campaign focused on four pillars: strategic planning for competitions and commercial enterprise, good governance, strong leadership and an increased investment in football first, through development and infrastructure.

CONCACAF (the Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football) is the continental governing body for association football in North America, Central America and the Caribbean. As President, Montagliani will lead the direction for the confederation, based on the four pillars outlined in his campaign platform for ONE CONCACAF.

“I am truly honoured to have the confidence of CONCACAF’s members as we move into a new football first era for our confederation,” said Montagliani after the election in Mexico City. “Our members have voted in favour of reform, and I am committed to ensuring CONCACAF rebuilds its credibility with the football world and to position and ready the organization to deal effectively with the evolving global game.”

CONCACAF President-Elect Montagliani faced Bermuda Football Association President Larry Mussenden.

“I would like to thank Larry Mussenden for his commitment to CONCACAF and his earnest desire to see this organisation achieve greatness,” said Montagliani. “Larry and I share many of the same values and I look forward to working with him in the coming months and years to achieve our shared goals.”

Montagliani was recently re-elected for his second term as President of Canada Soccer. Before being elected President in May of 2012, Montagliani served as President of the British Columbia Soccer Association and as Vice-President of Canada Soccer from 2005-2012. Over the years, he has served as a member of the National Organising Committee for the FIFA U-20 World Cup Canada 2007, CONCACAF Gold Cup Organising Committee, and FIFA’s Legal Committee, FIFA’s Reform Committee and chaired the National Organising Committee for the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup Canada2014 and FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015™.

“Today, we have taken an important step towards the future of one, united CONCACAF,” said Montagliani. “I welcome all CONCACAF members to join me in building ONE CONCACAF for the players and fans of the world`s greatest game. It is time to put football first!”

Key elements of Montagliani’s vision for a united CONCACAF include:

Good Governance: A commitment to reforms and ensuring accountability and transparency within the organization through aligning governance best practices.

Strategic Planning (Competitions & Commercial Enterprise): Building a CONCACAF brand reflecting trust and integrity by reviewing all competitions and enhancing efficiencies, commercial enterprise, development and inclusiveness.

Invest in Football First (Development & Infrastructure): Strategic plan and vision to be implemented over two World Cup cycles with an infrastructure program focused on putting football first through leadership training, grassroots programming, and generating opportunities for league creation.

Strong Leadership: Based on the concept of leadership as service, the leadership must model the highest standards of ethical behaviour, acting honestly and in good faith, in the best interests of CONCACAF and its member associations at all times.

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