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Ivan Hurtado and Carlos Figueroa, both former international players, have joined the FIFPro Division America executive board.

The pair were confirmed as board members at the division’s general assembly in Lima. Peru’s Fernando Revilla was re-elected as president of the division and Bolivia’s David Paniagua remains as general secretary.

Hurtado, 42, played a record 168 times for Ecuador – the most of any international player in South America -- before becoming president of the Asociación de Futbolistas de Ecuador (AFE).

Figueroa, 37, played 59 times for Guatemala and ended his playing career last year. He is president of the Asociación de Futbolistas de Guatemala (AFG).

Here is a summary about the other Division America executives:

Fernando Revilla: A former player in Peru, he has an MBA from Spain’s Instituto da Empresa and has overseen the Agremiación de Futbolistas Profesionales de Peru (SAFAP) for 15 years.

David Paniagua: A lawyer and former player who leads Futbolistas Agremiados de Bolivia (FABOL). He has been a director of the national players union since it was founded in 1987.

Carlos Gonzalez Puche: A former player for Colombia’s Millonarios, who subsequently became a lawyer. He is president of the Asociación Colombiano de Futbolistas Profesionales (ACOLFUTPRO)..

Juan Garcia: President of the Asociación Única de Futbolistas Profesionales de Venezuela (AUFPV). He scored more than 300 goals in the Venezuelan league and played as professional into his 40s.

Alejandro Sequeira: President of the Costa Rican union, Asociación de Jugadores Profesionales (ASOJUPRO) after a 16-year career as a footballer including stints in the U.S., Guatemala and Greece.

Picture (from left to right): Carlos Figueroa, Ivan Hurtado, Alejandro Sequeira, Fernando Revilla, Carlos Gonzalez Puche, Juan Garcia, David Paniagua.

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