Debbie Hewitt elected as a new FIFA Vice-President

Wednesday 05 Apr 2023

Debbie Hewitt MBE, Chair of The Football Association, has been elected as a FIFA Vice-President.

The election was held earlier today at the 47th UEFA Congress in Lisbon, Portugal, where she secured 39 of 55 votes. Debbie will start the four-year term with immediate effect, and becomes the first female FIFA Vice-President in the history of the organisation.

This FIFA Vice-President position is reserved for the four British national associations, England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales, and Debbie Hewitt will succeed David Martin, the former President of the Irish FA, who held the role since 2021.

FA Chair, and new FIFA Vice-President, Debbie Hewitt, said: "I am honoured to be appointed as a FIFA Vice-President and sincerely thank European football associations for their support. 

"My aim is to be a meaningful voice for UEFA in international debates as FIFA seeks to grow the game. I will work hard to promote good governance and transparency, and strengthen UEFA's relations with FIFA."

By FA Staff