João Rodrigues re-elected president of Farense

With João Rodrigues, Cristóvão Norte and José Alberto Pereira were elected, who will assume the presidency of the General Assembly and the Supervisory Board

João Rodrigues – Photo: Paulo Novais/Lusa

Businessman João Rodrigues was re-elected president of Farense this Friday, the 24th, during the election in which he headed the only list competing for the club's management and advisory bodies, a Farense source revealed to Lusa.

According to the same source, João Rodrigues, who has presided over Farense since 2018, received 259 votes in favor, in an event in which there were also three blank votes and six invalid votes, in a total of 116 voters.

One year after being elected for a four-year term, the leader of the Algarve club decided to resign, a decision followed by the other directors, but he re-applied for the position, having yesterday received a new vote of confidence from the club's members Algarve.

With João Rodrigues, Cristóvão Norte and José Alberto Pereira were elected, who will assume the presidency of the General Assembly and the Supervisory Board, respectively, for the period between 2024 and 2028.

Natural of Faro, João Rodrigues, 62 years old, emigrated as a child, with his family, to South Africa, where, years later, he began his business life.

He became a shareholder in SAD do Farense during the presidency of António Barão and, in 2016, after the Algarve club's descent into the Campeonato de Portugal, at the time the third tier of Portuguese football, he acquired the majority of shares and was elected president of SAD .

Two years later, in 2018, he also assumed the presidency of the club, succeeding António Correia, having been re-elected for the first time in 2021 and again in 2023.

Under his leadership, Farense rose to the I Liga in 2020, after an absence of 18 years, and descended a year later, having achieved a second promotion to the top flight a year ago, where will continue in the 2024/25 season.

 

 

 



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