• Monday May 23, 2016

    Victor Montagliani, FIFA Vice President and CONCACAF President

    With a lifelong commitment to football, as a player and administrator Victor Montagliani’s passion for the game has led him to become a natural leader within the sport. Montagliani was elected CONCACAF President and FIFA Vice President, on May 12, 2016 in CONCACAF’s XXXI Ordinary Congress held in Mexico City, Mexico. He also serves as President of the Canadian Soccer Association (CSA). 

    Through his leadership at the CSA, he has brought efficiency and a corporate style to the Association. He chaired the National Organising Committee for the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup Canada 2014™ and FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015™. Montagliani played a key role in Canada’s bid for the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup, its execution and completion. Adding to his experience within the game, he served as the CSA’s Vice-President, leading him to become the Association’s 33rd president. Montagliani has also served as British Columbia Soccer Association's President from 2003 to 2005, and was elected a CSA Vice-President in 2006.

    As CONCACAF Council President, Montagliani will continue strengthening the foundations of the Confederation while focusing on developing a professional and solid structure for its 41 Member Associations. Focused on developing the four pillars in his vision for the evolution of CONCACAF, he intends to further growth the Confederations’ key areas, including: Good governance, successful strategic planning for competitions and commercial partnership, investment in football development and infrastructure.

    Montagliani’s love for the game began as a child and evolved as he reached elite levels in Canada’s Vancouver’s Grandview Legion squad and the senior Columbus team. Due to an injury resulting from the game, Montagliani retired as a player, leading him to develop his business in the world of insurance. He is now a key member of a nationwide group of companies with two partners.

    In addition to his vast knowledge and experience within the game, Montagliani has concluded studies in Political Science, Public Administration, French and Spanish.

    Some of his major accolades within the game include:

    • FIFA Reform Committee (2016)
    • CONCACAF Reform Committee (2015)
    • Member of the CONCACAF Council (Former Executive Committee, starting April 2013)
    • Former chair of the National Organising Committee for the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup Canada 2014™ and FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015™.
    • Member of the Local Organizing Committee for the FIFA U-20 World Cup Canada 2007
    • Member of the CONCACAF Gold Cup Organizing Committee
    • Member of the FIFA Legal Committee
    • National Futsal Team

    On his passion for the game, Montagliani states: “Football is my life, I have spent my entire life with a football at my feet, in my mind, and in my heart. I am humble to serve CONCACAF while leading the evolution of the region’s game.

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