Le Graet re-elected as French football federation president

PARIS (AP) " French football federation president Noel Le Graet has been re-elected in the first round of balloting.

The federation said Le Graet and his list of candidates got 57.4 percent of the votes on Saturday.

The 75-year-old Le Graet beat Nancy president Jacques Rousselot on 41.9 percent to win a third consecutive election.

Eric Thomas was a very distant third, with 0.5 percent.

Le Graet, who also presided over the French league from 1991-2000, was elected in 2011 when he succeeded Fernand Duchaussoy. He will head the federation until 2020.

This story has been automatically published from the Associated Press wire which uses US spellings

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