The FA's David Gill voted in as FIFA vice president

Tuesday 24 Mar 2015
The FA vice chairman David Gill

The FA vice chairman David Gill has been voted in as FIFA vice president at elections in Vienna.

The 57-year-old will serve for four years as one of the seven vice presidents sitting on the global governing body's 25-man executive committee.

Gill, a former chief executive of Manchester United, will continue his posts with The FA, whom he joined in 2006, and UEFA, where he has served on the executive committee since 2013.

He was voted on as Britain's member of the executive committee with 43 out of 53 votes, defeating Football Association of Wales president Trefor Lloyd Hughes, and will replace Northern Ireland's Jim Boyce.

Earlier on Tuesday Michel Platini was re-elected as UEFA president for another four years, after standing unopposed.

Gill will not be inaugurated officially until the FIFA Congress in Zurich on 29 May, where president Sepp Blatter will stand for re-election, opposed by Michael van Praag, Luis Figo and Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein.

By James Callow Content manager