KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA - MAY 02: Moya Dodd (top left) AFC Vice-President from Australia, Yousuf Yaqoob Yousuf Al Serkal AFC Vice-President from UAE, HRH Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein (bottom left) FIFA Vice- President from Jordan and Joseph Sepp Blatter FIFA President attend the 2013 AFC Congress at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel on May 2, 2013 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
a fantastic football player, a fantastic man ... It's the end of a chapter of an amazing story. David grew up as a football loving child and achieved his dreams, and unquestionably inspired millions of boys and girls to try and do the same.
It's the end of a chapter of an amazing story ... David grew up as a football loving child & achieved his dreams, and unquestionably inspired millions of boys & girls to try & do the same. Whatever he chooses to do next I'm sure he'll approach with the same dedication & good grace he displayed the last 21 years.
He's my natural candidate because we have done it all together ... As soon as I took over the presidency (in 1998), he was my technical adviser. Then we built a sporting policy at FIFA. Then he became president of UEFA (in 2007). It's the right track.More quotes »
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