The former Secretary-General of the Swedish Professional Football Leagues, Mats Enquist, stepped down from his board position at European Leagues during the organization’s general assembly in London. Mats Enquist was bid farewell in front of the other European league chiefs and representatives from FIFA, UEFA, ECA, EUC, FIFPro, and the international supporters’ organization FSE with a standing ovation and a nod to Björn Borg.

“I feel honored. It was very nice, personal, and touching. I am happy and proud that my work nationally and internationally has been appreciated. Everything has a beginning, but also an end,” Mats Enquist summed up his time active in European Leagues.

European Leagues is an interest organization for football leagues in Europe where Allsvenskan and Superettan are among the members through the Swedish Professional Football Leagues. Previously, SEF’s former chairman, Lars-Christer Olsson, has also served as chairman of European Leagues. In recent years, Sweden has been represented by Mats Enquist, who has been a member of the board.

“We thank Mats for the work he has done for Swedish football, even from an international perspective. It cannot be emphasized enough how important it is to operate and be visible internationally and to be involved in influencing where the major decisions are made,” says Simon Åström, current chairman of Swedish Professional Football Leagues.

Sweden will continue as a member of European Leagues but without a seat on the board.