Artemio Franchi

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Artemio Franchi (Italian pronunciation: [arˈtɛːmjo ˈfraŋki]) (January 22, 1922 - August 12, 1983) was an Italian football administrator. He served as Italian Football Federation President (1967-1976, 1978-1980), UEFA President (1973-1983) and as a member of the FIFA Executive Committee (1974-1983). He died in a road accident near Siena on 12 August 1983.

The home stadium of ACF Fiorentina and that of A.C. Siena are both named in his honor, as well as the Artemio Franchi Trophy.

Preceded by
Gustav Wiederkehr
President of UEFA
1973–1983
Succeeded by
Jacques Georges