Artemio Franchi

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Artemio Franchi
3rd President of UEFA
In office
1973–1983
Preceded by Gustav Wiederkehr
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]) (January 22, 1922 - August 12, 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]

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