After three months of interim, he is confirmed in his functions. Philippe Diallo, 59, was elected this Saturday president of the French Football Federation until December 2024. The former deputy president takes over the mandate of Noël Le Graët, present in the room to attend this vote. The Menhir resigned on February 28 after several months of controversy, culminating in the publication of a vitriolic ministerial audit against the leader, its director general and the institution as a whole.
The candidacy of Philippe Diallo, the only one presented by the Comex, was approved by the electoral college of the Federal Assembly (63% amateur football, 37% pro football) with 91.26% of the vote. A real plebiscite, while the Le Graët list had been elected with nearly 71% of the vote in March 2021. "You are doing me a great honour," he said just after the vote. It is also a great responsibility. We have experienced a number of difficulties in recent months. This Executive Committee is a united, supportive and competent team. »
Philippe Diallo's mission will be to bring serenity to the largest sports federation in France. Among its priority files: the governance project, to comply with the law of March 2022, and the fight against sexist and sexual violence.
During this Assembly, the Executive Committee also saw the arrival of two new members to replace Noël Le Graët and Jamel Sandjak, who left during this winter's storm. They are Claude Delforge and Alexandre Gougnard, respectively president of the districts of Val-d'Oise and Gironde.