Giorgio Marchetti joined football’s European governing body in February 2004 as Director of Professional Football and Marketing. Following a UEFA reorganization, Giorgio became UEFA Director of Competitions in 2007. In this role he has been responsible for all UEFA club and national team competitions, at senior and youth level. In December 2016 he became Director of Football, being given responsibility over technical and development matters. At the same time he was promoted to UEFA Deputy General Secretary.
Giorgio Marchetti has a long and extensive experience of Italian and European football on both the administrative and commercial fronts and he has contributed greatly to raising the profile of the European football industry. During his career Giorgio has been an integral figure in some of the key issues and developments in European football governance, such as regulation of transfers and competition models.
Prior to starting at UEFA Giorgio had been General Secretary of the Italian League (Lega Calcio) for seven year between 1997 and 2004, having served as deputy secretary from 1991.
He is married with three sons.