Concacaf president Victor Montagliani has been elected to serve a first full term in the role.
North American football’s governing body held its annual congress in Las Vegas, Nevada last week, where the Canadian Montagliani won his second term. He originally stepped up to the role in 2016 to see out the final three years of disgraced predecessor Jeff Webb’s tenure. He will serve a full four-year term until 2023.
Over the course of the last three years, Montagliani has pursued his “One Concacaf” strategy, rebuilding the confederation after it had become mired in corruption and controversy under Webb.
During his first term, Concacaf secured the hosting rights to the 2026 Fifa World Cup, with a joint bid between three of its member nations – Canada, Mexico and the United States – prevailing over a rival bid from Morocco.
Other accomplishments during his tenure have included the launching of a nations league, the introduction of a Caribbean club competition that feeds into a revamped Champions League, and continued showcasing of the Gold Cup on major media platforms. The Gold Cup has also expanded to 16 teams.
However controversy hasn’t eluded Montagliani, most notably the recent battle over what league the Ottawa Fury would be permitted to participate in.