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Former Sweden goalkeeper Caroline Jonsson and former Chilean youth international Camila Garcia have joined FIFPro’s global board.

The pair were elected onto an expanded 13-person board in a vote at FIFPro’s congress today.

Former New Zealand international Sarah Gregorious -- who played for clubs in Japan, England and Germany -- narrowly missed out on a place on the board.

Jonsson, who represented Sweden 80 times, has been head of the FIFPro women’s committee since 2014. A goalkeeper who played in the 2003 World Cup final, Jonsson had stints at Malmo, Umea and Chicago Red Stars before ending her career as a player in 2013.

She has a master’s degree in clinical psychology and has also worked in this area.

"I really appreciate that the members had faith in me," Jonsson said. "I'm very proud to have female members on the board. We had some great candidates representing the women's game."

Garcia is a former player for the University of Chile who co-founded the Chilean women's football player union last year. She holds a master’s degree in international affairs and works as a policy adviser for Chile’s Foreign Affairs ministry.

"It a big responsibility but an incredible opportunity" to join FIFPro's board," Garcia said. "I want to bring FIFPro closer to less-developed player unions and assist with the unionization of women's football."

Jesus Diaz Peramos joins the board as a direct replacement for Luis Rubiales, who recently stepped down as president of Spanish player union AFE. A former goalkeeper for Granada and other Spanish clubs, Diaz Peramos is general secretary of AFE.

Four other new board members were announced earlier this year: Australian Francis Awaritefe, Cameroon’s Geremi Nijtap, Italy’s Damiano Tommasi and Lucien Valloni of Switzerland.

Awaritefe scored 124 goals in the Australian league before joining the national player union's executive committee; Geremi and Tommasi represented Chelsea and AS Roma, respectively, among other clubs, and now lead their national player unions; Valloni is an experienced sports lawyer who founded the Swiss player union.

In the picture above, Jonsson and Garcia pose for a photograph at FIFPro's congress. Below: Jonsson playing for Chicago Red Stars in 2009.

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