Former UEFA and French football federation president Jacques Georges has died aged 87, the French federation has revealed.

Georges headed the French federation from 1968 to 1978 and UEFA from 1983 to 1990. He was also a former FIFA vice-president.

Georges was in head of UFEA during its darkest hour when Liverpool fans charged Juventus supporters at the Heysle stadium just before the 1985 European Cup final. Thirty nine Juventus fans died in Brussels and UEFA and Georges were criticised for choosing Heysel as the venue and also for the lax security arrangements at the game.

Georges stood down to make way for current president Lennart Johansson in 1990.