Nine candidates ran for seven offices in the Committee. Pavelko was elected last, that is, seventh out of seven. 55 UEFA member associations joined the voting process. Two bulletins were wrecked, and the remaining 53 were taken into account.
'It's a nice signal for Ukraine that will be represented in the top European football authority. We'll need to work in the UEFA, focusing on the general tasks on development. I'm grateful for every one of my colleagues, the leaders of national football associations in Europe. These are the people who sincerely put all efforts for the development of European football. I'm also thankful for all those who applied their efforts so that the candidate from Ukraine represents this country in the UEFA Executive Committee.
In 2018, during his visit to Ukraine Aleksander Čeferin has expressed his excitement of a wonderful organization of the Champions League final many times. He called the preparations to UEFA Champions League final performed by Andriy Pavlenko “outstanding as much as it was possible”.