Le Graët to serve third term as FFF president
Nöel Le Graët has been re-elected president of the French Football Federation until 2020.
The 75-year-old picked up 57.4 per cent of the first-round vote at Saturday's election to defeat Jacques Rousselot, president of Ligue 1 side Nancy, who received 41.9 per cent of the vote by 216 representatives.
Eric Thomas, president of the AFFA, the French amateur soccer federation, got just 0.5 per cent of the votes, while David Donadei, a former lower league player, received no votes.
Le Graët was first elected FFF president in June 2011 after a winning a close contest with then incumbent Fernand Duchaussoy, and was then re-elected in December 2012 after defeating challengers François Ponthieu, former president of the DNCG, the body responsible for monitoring the accounts of professional soccer in France, and Thomas.
However, Le Graët, who is a former mayor of Guingamp and was also president of the professional soccer club in the city in north-west France, had claimed three years ago that he would not seek re-election after the country's hosting of Euro 2016 because "it is time to make way for younger people."