Professional football League of France announced the death of the legendary figures in the history of world football
As informs the official website of the organization, a well-known French journalist Jacques Ferran died on 7 Feb 99-m to year of life in Paris.
Jacques Ferrand, in addition to journalistic activities, has made a great contribution to the development of modern football, becoming one of the founders of the European Cup/Champions League and Golden ball awards.
As a journalist he spent a long time working in the edition of France Football, and was the chief editor of L’équipe.
In 1955, Jacques Ferrand, along with two colleagues from France Football Gabriel ANO and Jacques de Risvik, as well as representatives of the best football clubs in Europe have developed the format and rules of the main European club tournament – the European Champions Cup, which this time was transformed into the Champions League.
After the first Cup of Champions Ferrand in 1956 also became one of the founders of the now most prestigious individual award in football, the Golden ball, which since that time is annually awarded to the best player in the world.
“The impact Jacques Ferrand moved well beyond the role of a journalist. Being the initiator of the Champions Cup and the Golden ball, he is one of the founders of modern sport. We all, in some sense, his heirs. Sports world in mourning today. On behalf of the football League and the French professional football, I Express my condolences to the family of Jacques Ferrand, his family, friends and the newspaper L’équipe”, — said the head of the Professional football League of France, the Natalie Fight de La Tour.
Earlier it was reported that former Barcelona President josé Luis núñez died at the age of 87 years. Nuñez took the presidency of the Catalan club between 1978 and 2000.
“In Barcelona upset at the death of Jose Luis Nunez, who worked at the club President for 22 years (1978 to 2000) and was a key figure in the modern history of the team,” wrote the official Twitter account of the Catalan team.
With him, the Catalans seven time Champions of Spain, six times took the Cup of Spain and five in the super Cup, once won the Champions League four times, won the Cup winners Cup and twice the European super Cup. A total of 25 trophies. Also with him in Barcelona for four years he was the richest club in the world.
Earlier, the ceremony of awarding the Golden ball which is awarded to the best player in the world by the end of the calendar year. The winner was the midfielder of real Madrid and Croatia’s Luka Modric.
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