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Canadian Victor Montagliani elected to second term as CONCACAF president

March 28, 2019 - 2:44 PM

LAS VEGAS - Canadian Victor Montagliani has been elected to another term as president of CONCACAF.

The Vancouver native ran unopposed at CONCACAF's 34th Ordinary Congress.

"It's fantastic news," said Peter Montopoli, general secretary of the Canadian Soccer Association. "He deserves it. I haven't seen anybody work any harder than him ... He's doing everything he can to push this confederation forward."

Also a FIFA vice-president, Montagliani is one of the power-brokers in world football.

The former CSA president was first elected president of the confederation that covers North and Central America and the Caribbean in May 2016.

Montagliani beat Bermuda Football Association president Larry Mussenden in winning his first term. He inherited a confederation that had been enveloped in scandal.

CONCACAF appears in a far healthier state today, with Canada, Mexico and the United States looking forward to hosting the 2026 World Cup. Montagliani also instituted the CONCACAF Nations League and expanded the Gold Cup, which serves as confederation championship.

Randolph Harris (vice-president, Caribbean), Yon de Luisa (vice-president, North America) and Jorge Salomon (member, Central America), also were unopposed in winning their elections Thursday.

Montagliani was president of the B.C. Soccer Association and served as vice-president of the CSA from 2005 to 2012 before being elected CSA president.

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