Le Graet elected as new French federation boss

Updated: 18 June 2011 16:16 IST

Noel Le Graet has been elected as the new president of the French football federation in the first round of voting.

Le Graet elected as new French federation boss

Paris:

Noel Le Graet has been elected as the new president of the French football federation in the first round of voting.

Le Graet won the three-way race with 54.39 percent of the votes ahead of outgoing president Fernand Duchaussoy and Eric Thomas.

Le Graet, a former president of the French league, has been in charge of financial affairs at the federation since 2005. His mandate expires in December 2012.

Duchaussoy took over after Jean-Pierre Escalettes resigned last July following France's World Cup debacle in South Africa, where the players went on strike at a training session and the team was eliminated at the group stage without winning a match.



Topics : Football
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