President of the Spanish Football Federation at Leaders in Football

Ángel María Villar Llona, President of the Spanish Football Federation, holders of the UEFA European Championship and FIFA World Cup, will be speaking to an audience of 1,000 top figures in football at the 5th annual Leaders in Football, on 10th and 11th October 2012, Chelsea FC.

Villar Llona is a genuine powerhouse in world football holding several top level positions including Vice President of FIFA’s Executive Committee and Executive Committee Member of UEFA, will be sharing his vision for Spanish football and the game in general in an exclusive keynote speech at Leaders in Football. Furthermore, Villar Llona will shed light on the tremendous work that the Spanish Football Federation has put into their youth development over the last 20 years and how this winning recipe has been implemented across the football infrastructure to create a national footballing concept and identity.

Having been President of the Spanish Football Federation for over 2 decades, Villar Llona has presided over an incredible era of success with the national team having won the European Championships in 2008 and 2012, as well as the FIFA World Cup in 2010. He has overseen 15 international titles below the mens National team and recorded significant winning performances in the women’s game with UEFA European Under-19 and Under-17 Championship wins.

Villar Llona joins a world class programme of guest speakers that includes Paris St-Germain’s highly respected CEO, Jean-Claude Blanc; the Organising Director of AC Milan, Umberto Gandini; HRH Prince Ali bin Al-Hussein, FIFA Vice President; Don Garber, Commissioner of the MLS; President of CONCACAF, Jeffrey Webb; General Secretary of the Japanese FA, Kohzo Tashima; Managing Director of Sky Sports, Barney Francis; Executive Committee Member at UEFA, Karen Espelund; Owner of the Seattle Sounders, Adrian Hanauer; Non-Executive Director at the English FA, Heather Rabbatts; Owner of the Portland Timbers, Merritt Paulson; Paul Stretford, Agent of Wayne Rooney; Paolo do Canio, Manager at Swindon Town; David James, Former England Goalkeeper, Professional Footballer Michael Owen and many more…

Leaders in Football is recognised as the premium annual event in the international football business calendar with an invitation only audience of 1,000 senior level delegates linked to Clubs, Leagues, Associations, Federations and Brands. Information about the agenda is continually made available through the Content Page of the event website: (

If you would like to apply for a pass, please email or call one of the team on +44 (0)207 042 8666 as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

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