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PATEL Rajesh

Role
Member
Nationality
FIJ
Fiji
Confederation
OFC
Country of birth
Fiji
Date of Birth
03 April 1961
FIFA Council member since
2019

The first FIFA Council member to serve from Fiji, Rajesh Patel was elected for the term of office 2019-2023. Patel, president of the Fijian Football Association and senior vice-president of the Oceania Football Confederation (OFC), was appointed to the FIFA Council during the OFC Extraordinary Congress in Auckland, New Zealand on 9 March 2019. Days before earning his seat, Patel helped introduce a seven-year plan intended to secure 2026 FIFA World Cup™ qualification for Fiji and introduce a fully professional domestic football league in the country.