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Nicolás Leoz
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Nicolás Leoz
President of CONMEBOL
In office
1 May 1986 (1986-05-01) – 30 April 2013 (2013-04-30)
Preceded by Teófilo Salinas Fuller
Succeeded by Eugenio Figueredo
Personal details
Born
Nicolás Leoz Almirón

(1928-09-10)10 September 1928
Pirizal, Chaco Paraguayo, Paraguay
Died 28 August 2019(2019-08-28) (aged 90)
Asunción, Paraguay
Nationality  Paraguay,  Colombia
Spouse(s) María Clemencia Pérez
Profession Journalist

Nicolás Leoz Almirón (10 September 1928 – 28 August 2019) was a Paraguayan-Colombian sports executive. He was the President of CONMEBOL (South American Football Confederation) from 1986 to 2013. On April 23, 2013, Leoz resigned from both the FIFA Executive Committee and the CONMEBOL presidency, citing health issues.

Leoz died on 28 August 2019 of cardiac arrest while under house arrest in Asunción, Paraguay at the age of 90.

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