Artemio Franchi

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Artemio Franchi
Artemio Franchi.jpg
3rd President of UEFA
In office
15 March 1973 – 12 August 1983
Preceded by Sándor Barcs (acting)
Succeeded by Jacques Georges
Personal details
Born (1922-01-22)22 January 1922
Florence, Italy
Died 12 August 1983(1983-08-12) (aged 61)
Siena, Italy
Nationality Italian
Occupation Football administrator

Artemio Franchi (Italian pronunciation: [arˈtɛːmjo ˈfraŋki]) (8 January 1922 – 12 August 1983) was an Italian football administrator.

Biography[edit]

He served as the President of the Italian Football Federation (1967–1976, 1978–1980), as the 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 honour, as well as the Artemio Franchi Trophy. In 2011, he was posthumously inducted into the Italian Football Hall of Fame.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Hall of fame, 10 new entry: con Vialli e Mancini anche Facchetti e Ronaldo" [Hall of fame, 10 new entries: with Vialli and Mancini also Facchetti and Ronaldo] (in Italian). La Gazzetta dello Sport. 27 October 2015. Retrieved 27 October 2015. 
Preceded by
Sándor Barcs
(Acting)
President of UEFA
1973–1983
Succeeded by
Jacques Georges