Luis Rubiales: his career until he became president of the Federation

Luis Rubiales He has been president of the Royal Spanish Football Federation (RFEF). Captaining a transatlantic like Spanish football is not easy, but the Andalusian leader set out to improve the king of sports in our country in every way, and he is achieving it despite the continuous obstacles of javier thebeswho tries to torpedo Rubiales’ work at the head of the RFEF from day one for personal interests and not for the League as an institution.

After having been the top manager of the footballers union (AFE) For seven years, the former soccer player decided to take a step forward in his career and ran for the presidential elections and face the candidate Juan Luis Larrea, whom he defeated at the polls. Not without effort, he made his wish come true and set to work to improve himself. grassroots and non-professional football, as well as futsal and women’s footballgreat pillars in his speech to reach the top of the RFEF.

Rubiales, who lived in Motril from a very young age despite being born in Las Palmas, has a Law Degree and a Sports Management Course given by the RFEF. He was president of the AFE for more than seven years and his career led him to be a member of the Executive Board of the International Federation (FIFPro) and the Board of Directors of the RFEF.

Long career as a footballer

Years before, as a footballer, at the age of 15 he started in his city’s team, the Motril CF. He was the top scorer for the Andalusian team and a year later he was shortlisted for the lower categories of the Spanish team. Del Motril went to the Valencia youth team before signing for the Atlético de Madrid youth system. He continued at Granada 74, Guadix, Mallorca B, Lleida, Xerez, Levante, Alicante and Hamilton Academical. His best years as a professional were in the I raised. He made his debut with the Valencian squad in the First Division on August 29, 2004, coming on as a substitute in the 1-1 draw against Real Sociedad, and became captain and icon of the granotas.

After his short-lived period in Scotland, he returned to Spain and hung up his boots to stand for the presidential elections in the AFE. He quickly gained wide support and in 2010 he became president of the union, with Rubiales at the helm, the number of members and rights grew enormously. He left his position in November 2017 to run for the RFEF elections, and he has been in the Federation for almost five years in which a big leap in terms of economic management, sponsors, income, modernization, sporting successes…

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