Danilevičius elected in Lithuania

Former Lithuania captain and leading all-time scorer Tomas Danilevičius has been elected as president of the Lithuanian Football Federation.

Lithuanian FA president Tomas Danilevičius
Lithuanian FA president Tomas Danilevičius ©Vaidotas Januška

Lithuanian football legend Tomas Danilevičius has been elected as the new president of the Lithuanian Football Federation (LFF).

The former Lithuania captain and record scorer for his country’s national team will serve a two-year term as president. The position had been vacant since Edvinas Eimontas stepped down in May.

Danilevičius, who turned 39 in July, won 72 caps for Lithuania, captaining the team for several years, and scored 19 goals, an all-time record. During his footballing career, he played for clubs in Belgium, England, Italy, Russia, Scotland, Slovenia and Switzerland, He made over 50 appearances in the Italian Serie A, mostly with Livorno.

“I’ve given a large part of my life to football,” said Danilevičius,”and I’ve always been a proponent of team work. I also know what it means to be a leader and have the trust of others. I think many things are in progress, and the LFF has already previously approved new statutes and a new strategy.” Danilevičius has recently been involved in an LFF scouting project.

The extraordinary LFF Congress also brought a landmark decision – Ingrida Siliūnienė was elected as the first-ever female member of the LFF Executive Committee. The 44-year-old has already made history as the first Lithuanian female referee in UEFA men’s competitions.