Always well placed behind the scenes, Col Nunes returns to the post of CBF president – 06/06/2021 – SPORTS

Always well placed behind the scenes, Col Nunes returns to the post of CBF president - 06/06/2021 - SPORTS

Antonio Carlos Nunes, 82, a retired colonel of Para’s Military Police, assumed the presidency of the CBF (Brazilian Football Confederation) for the third time. With the removal of Rogerio Caboclo, an employee of the organization accused of moral and sexual assault, Senna will be elevated to the rank of the oldest vice president out of eight in the union.

First, he remains in office for 30 days, the time established for Caboclo’s time away from the presidency. But the time limit can be extended.

February 2017 to April 2019 He was in the most important position in Brazilian football.. Marco Polo joined after Del Niro was banned from football. When Cabocolo took office, he left.

Before that, he had already spent 150 days in the role, in 2016, when Del Niro graduated after being indicted by a US court in a case known as fifagate.

As in his previous term of presidency, Colonel Nunes will not be in charge.

In the 26 months of his buffer mandate (as well as in 2016), he was there to represent the interests of the del Nato-led group. This time, he will be the most visible face of an administration that will be in charge of the most influential defections, such as Francisco Novellato from Rio Grande do Sul, President of the Minas Gerais Federation, Castellar Modesto Guimaraes Neto, and member of the FIFA Executive Committee Fernando. Cerny.

Nunes made a career in CBF as a convenient name in difficult times. Five years earlier he was hastily elected to the vice-president to avoid the capture of the presidency of Santa Catarina’s 75-year-old Delphim Pexoto, del Neto’s rival. Colonel was the ideal choice as he aged and was preferred in succession. As is being repeated now.

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Similarly he won the election for the President of Federation of Para in 1997. The vote against Euclid’s Freitas Filho ended in a draw and age was a criterion to define the winner. Noon gave. He commanded football at Para for almost 20 years.

The autonomy decisions he had shortly as chairman of the CBF caused controversy. In April 2016, he used a jet paid for by the Confederation to visit Fernando de Noronha. The explanation he gave to the institution was that he had traveled to meet local football officials. There is no professional club in the archipelago that belongs to Pernambuco.

In October 2018, she was also stopped at the launch party of the Copa do Nordesté in Maceo, after she refused to wear an identity bracelet.

“I am the president of the CBF. The president of the CBF doesn’t need a bracelet,” he argued.

But nothing was worse than in June 2018, when they broke the agreement reached between all South American federations to vote for the joint candidacy of the United States, Canada and Mexico to host the 2026 World Cup. On his own initiative, Nunes chose Morocco and uncovered a serious crisis in the top hat. AFA (Argentina Football Association) leader Claudio Tapia said the Brazilians were “traitors”.

The colonel tried to blame the Brazilian representatives, but when it was proved that this was not true, he changed his speech. He said that he chose the African country because it had never hosted a World Cup.

Nunes served in the Air Force from 1957 to 1966 and left the corporation as a corporal. He joined the Military Police of Para in 1967 and remained there until 1991. He came to be known in the state as the commander of the Batalho de Choc. In 1977, he was appointed by the military government as the mayor of his hometown of Monte Alegre.

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The departure of the Air Force will be beneficial for them in future. He was one of the officers who were discharged on suspicion of collaborating with the government’s opposition. His request to admit that he was persecuted by the military regime was granted in May 2003. Then they were entitled to a pension which last year was about R$15,000 per month.

Contrary to public statements and contact with reporters, he told the daily Lance! 2015 believes there is no corruption in Brazilian football.

About the author: Sarah Gracie

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