Banker Sandor Csanyi elected Hungary's president

Published Jul. 6, 2010 8:31 a.m. EDT

Banker Sandor Csanyi has been elected the new president of the Hungarian Football Federation.

Csanyi, chairman and CEO of OTP Bank Plc., Hungary's largest bank, received a vote of 82-0, with seven delegates not casting votes in Tuesday's election.

The 57-year-old Csanyi says he considers his new post to be the ``most difficult task in his life'' and said that in the near future ``only luck'' can improve the performance of Hungary's national and club teams.

Hungary has failed to qualify for a major international tournament since the 1986 World Cup in Mexico, while Debrecen reached the group stage of the Champions League last season but failed to score any points.


Csanyi's predecessor, Istvan Kisteleki, announced his resignation in December.