Nicolás Leoz

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Nicolás Leoz
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Nicolás Leoz
President of CONMEBOL
In office
1 May 1986 (1986-05-01) – 30 April 2013 (2013-04-30)
Preceded byTeófilo Salinas Fuller
Succeeded byEugenio Figueredo
Personal details
Born
Nicolás Leoz Almirón

(1928-09-10)10 September 1928
Pirizal, Chaco Paraguayo, Paraguay
Died28 August 2019(2019-08-28) (aged 90)
Asunción, Paraguay
Nationality Paraguay,  Colombia
Spouse(s)María Clemencia Pérez
ProfessionJournalist

Nicolás Leoz Almirón (10 September 1928 – 28 August 2019) was a Paraguayan-Colombian sports executive. He was the President of CONMEBOL (South American Football Confederation) from 1986 to 2013.[1][2] On April 23, 2013, Leoz resigned from both the FIFA Executive Committee and the CONMEBOL presidency, citing health issues.[3]

Leoz died on 28 August 2019 of cardiac arrest while under house arrest in Asunción, Paraguay at the age of 90.[4]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Nicolás Leoz recibió la nacionalidad colombiana" [Nicolás Leoz received Colombian nationality]. Mediotiempo (in Spanish). 11 October 2008. Retrieved 29 August 2019.
  2. "Leoz recibe ciudadanía colombiana" [Leoz receives Colombian citizenship]. ABC Color (in Spanish). 12 October 2008. Retrieved 29 August 2019.
  3. "Nicolas Leoz walks as Fifa's old guard disbands". GulfNews.com. 2013-04-24. Retrieved 2015-04-24.
  4. Nicolás Leoz, South American Soccer Executive, Dies Under House Arrest At 90 at Washington Post

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