Razvan Burleanu was elected president of the Romanian Football Federation (FRF) after the second round of voting, on Wednesday, during the general assembly of the national forum, by a vote of 113, whereas his opponent Vasile Avram reaped 58 votes.
Thus, Burleanu becomes the second FRF president after 1990 and replaces Mircea Sandu, who headed the Romanian football for 24 years.
Razvan Burleanu was born on July 1, 1984, in Bacau (eastern Romania), and is the son of former first division player Gica Burleanu.
When he was 7, he enrolled on the centre of children and juniors of FCM Bacau. When he was 14, he started attending the school for referees and was a referee till he was 19.
He attended the Gheorghe Vranceanu National College in Bacau and the Faculty of Political Sciences within the National School of Political and Administrative Studies in Bucharest. He successively worked with the city hall of Bacau, with Romania's Parliament (the legal commission), the Permanent Electoral Authority, the Presidential Administration (the department for national minorities).
Since 2008 he has been joint president of the Qvorum European Institute for Participative Democracy.
Since the beginning of 2012 he has been the president of the Romanian Minifootball Federation and was subsequently elected president of the European Minifootball Federation and vice-president of the World Minifootball Federation.
During the campaign Burleanu said that his team would include Zorislav Kovac, who was born in Croatia, but has been living in Belgium for over 50 years, for the position of sports development manager, Marketa Haindlova, from the Czech Republic, for international relations and European policies, Pierre de Hillerin, manager of the National Institute for Research into Sports, Ovidiu Dimbean-Creta, financial manager, Laur Chiricioiu, manager for the development of commercial activities, Lucian Viscotel, for managing structural funds, former international football player Aurel Ticleanu for the bureau for football promotion, to which Victoras Iacob will belong, and Cirpian Paraschiv will head the bureau for football development.
During the general assembly he informed that his team would also include an opponent, Marcel Puscas.AGERPRES