David Gill withdraws from FIFA Executive Committee

Saturday 30 May 2015
David Gill will continue in his roles of FA vice-chairman and UEFA vice-president

Statement from David Gill

"As I explained to my European colleagues at the UEFA meeting on Thursday, I will not be taking my place on the FIFA Executive Committee. 

Out of respect for the FIFA Congress and the other 208 member associations, it was right to wait until after yesterday's election to confirm my decision.

This action is not something I take lightly but the terribly damaging events of the last three days have convinced me it is not appropriate to be a member of the FIFA Executive Committee under the current leadership. 

I do recognise that Mr Blatter has been democratically elected and wish FIFA every success in tackling the many troubling issues it faces. 

However, my professional reputation is critical to me and I simply do not see how there will be change for the good of world football while Mr Blatter remains in post.

I will continue to focus on my positions within The FA and UEFA, which I take seriously and am privileged to hold."

By FA Staff