David Gill has been elected as FIFA's new Vice President replacing the outgoing Jim Boyce.
Gill is best known for his time as chief executive at Manchester United where he worked alongside Sir Alex Ferguson, before stepping down after the manager's retirement. He is still at the club in a director capacity.
The 57 year old has since been made The English FA's vice-chairman.
He was competing with the Welsh FA's president Trefor Lloyd Hughes for the post starting in May, and will serve a four year term after beating Hughes by 43 votes to 10 to succeed Northern Ireland's Jim Boyce.
However the Welsh FA are angered by what they believe to be an about turn from the English, following an agreement by the four home nations which guaranteed the Welsh nominee the role.
The agreement, signed by the previous FA chairman David Bernstein, says: "The order of rotation shall be IFA (2011-15) - FAW - SFA - FA - IFA etc in perennity."
Since this agreement, FIFA rules on the voting for the role have changed so that now all UEFA associations have a vote, something which Gill says makes the British associations' agreement void.