Rajesh Patel

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Rajesh Patel

(1961-04-03) 3 April 1961 (age 62)[1]
OccupationMember, FIFA Council

Rajesh Patel (born in 3 April 1961), is a Fijian football administrator. He was elected for the term of office 2019-2023, becoming the first FIFA Council member to serve from Fiji. He served as the president of the Fijian Football Association and senior vice-president of the Oceania Football Confederation (OFC). He was appointed to the FIFA Council during the OFC Extraordinary Congress in Auckland, New Zealand on 9 March 2019.[2] Days before earning his seat, Patel was involved in a seven-year plan intended to secure 2026 FIFA World Cup qualification held in the United States, Canada, and Mexico for Fiji and introduce a fully professional domestic football league in Fiji.[3]


  1. FIFA.com. "FIFA Council Members - FIFA.com". www.fifa.com. Retrieved 2020-07-19.
  2. "Patel and Wood join FIFA Council". Oceania Football Confederation. 2019-03-09. Retrieved 2020-07-20.
  3. Fijivillage. "Oceania to get direct entry into 2026 FIFA World Cup". www.fijivillage.com. Retrieved 2020-07-20.

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