Victor Montagliani

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Victor Montagliani
Vice president of FIFA
Assumed office
May 2016
Preceded bySunil Gulati
CONCACAF President
Assumed office
May 12, 2016 (2016-05-12)[1]
Preceded byAlfredo Hawit
Canadian Soccer Association President
In office
May 5, 2012 (2012-05-05)[2] – May 7, 2017 (2017-05-07)[3]
Preceded byDominic Maestracci
Succeeded bySteve Reed
Personal details
Born (1965-09-12) September 12, 1965 (age 53)
NationalityCanadian
Alma materSimon Fraser University
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Victor Montagliani is a Canadian businessman, soccer executive, and the president of CONCACAF. He is a member of the FIFA Council.

Biography[edit]

He is a former player of amateur soccer club side Columbus F.C.[4] In his professional career, he was a manager at Hogan & Cox Insurance Adjusters in Maple Ridge before being transferred to Vancouver in 2003.[5] He attended Simon Fraser University.[6]

He was the president of the British Columbia Soccer Association in 2005.[7] During his time at BC SA, he was supportive of Sikh players wearing a patka should they want to, after a match official has told a 17 year old player to remove it or leave the game.[8]

He was voted in as president of the Canadian Soccer Association in May 2012.[9] In February 2016, he announced his intention to become the President of CONCACAF.[10] He won the presidency on May 12, 2016, defeating Larry Mussenden of Bermuda.[11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "CONCACAF Elects New President, and Members of CONCACAF and FIFA Councils". CONCACAF. May 12, 2016.
  2. ^ "Montagliani elected Canadian Soccer Association President". Canada Soccer Association. May 6, 2012. Retrieved March 26, 2016.
  3. ^ "Canada Soccer enters new era with approval of Canadian Premier League | Canada Soccer". www.canadasoccer.com. Retrieved May 6, 2017.
  4. ^ "Columbus to seek society status". Whitecaps.com (via Burnaby Now). July 4, 2009. Retrieved March 25, 2016.
  5. ^ "Insurance West" (pdf). Winter 2003.
  6. ^ "Victor Montagliani's passion for soccer drives his bid to make Canada a global player". The Province. June 26, 2015. Archived from the original on May 13, 2016. Retrieved September 16, 2016.
  7. ^ "Waterfront Soccer Stadium set to go says Lenarduzzi". Les Twarog Vancouver Real Estate and Condo Blog. October 2005.
  8. ^ "Turban allowed on soccer field". Tribune. September 10, 2005.
  9. ^ "New president of Canada Soccer Montagliani intent on lifting profile". Tribal Football. May 9, 2015.
  10. ^ "Victor Montagliani, Canada Soccer boss, to run for CONCACAF presidency". CBC. February 8, 2016. Retrieved March 25, 2016.
  11. ^ "Canadian soccer boss Victor Montagliani wins CONCACAF election". torontosun.com. May 12, 2016. Retrieved May 13, 2016.