Former France captain Michel Platini has been elected as Uefa's new president, ahead of rival Lennart Johansson after a vote in Dusseldorf.
Johansson, 77, has held the post for the last 16 years.
Platini wants to limit the number of Champions League places to three per country, rather than the current four.
"This is just the beginning of an adventure. I'm happy to be able to represent European football. I'm very moved and very happy," Platini said.
BBC sports editor Mihir Bose said: "He's a populist - within minutes of his election he showed glimpses of a populism that wouldn't have disgraced Tony Blair.
"It won't be easy, but he certainly has a plan.
"He's already proposed that the four Champions League places currently granted to clubs from England, Italy and Spain should be cut down to three.
"He's also going to push for cost control - possibly a limit on players' salaries in proportion to clubs' turnover."
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Any opinions? There's word that Platini's election could split UEFA and cause a crisis. I personally don't know what to think of Platini becoming the next UEFA president (especially given his afiliation with Joseph "Septic" Blatter, although I would have liked to see Johansson become FIFA president to get rid of Blatter for good.