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PATEL Praful

Role
Member
Nationality
IND
India
Confederation
AFC
Date of Birth
17 February 1957
FIFA Council member since
2019

The first Indian to be elected to the FIFA Council, joining on 7 April 2019, Parful Patel has been President of the All India Football Federation since 2012. An elected politician since the early 1990s, Patel is a member of the Indian parliament for the state of Mahrashtra (current term until 2022), and was appointed as an Asian Football Confederation vice-president in 2015 until accepting his role on the FIFA Council. He was the chairman of the Local Organising Committee during the FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017, as well as being on the FIFA Financial Committee since 2017.