This week we announce that Gordon Taylor OBE leaves the PFA as its outgoing Chief Executive.
In marking Gordon’s lifelong dedication to football, we extend both our thanks for his huge contribution to the game and also our very best wishes for his future.
After almost 50 years at the PFA, with over 40 years plus as its Chief Executive, Gordon has done so much for the modern footballer.
As a former player himself, he was appointed Chairman of the PFA in 1978 and took up the role of Chief Executive in 1981. Overseeing the PFA’s growth and extending its scope of influence over the years, Gordon was awarded an OBE for his services to football in 2008.
In handing over the leadership baton to incoming Chief Executive elect, Maheta Molango, Gordon leaves a flourishing PFA whose departments will continue their active involvement across all aspects of football. From education and coaching, right through to community, diversity and mental health, the PFA continues to evolve as football evolves.
On reaching this milestone, Gordon Taylor commented:
‘It has been a privilege and an honour to have led the PFA for the past 40 years.
I believe that the PFA has evolved into the finest sporting union in the world and as I welcome Maheta Molango into his new role, I have no doubt that the PFA will continue to build on all that it stands for and all that it does, both for the players themselves and for the role they play in shaping the future of the game as a whole.
The new leadership team has my very best wishes and I wish them every success.’