Six months after retiring from refereeing, Pedro Proenca announced his candidature and was subsequently elected chairman of the Portuguese Professional Football League (LPFP). Only a few weeks earlier, Proenca has been appointed as a member of the UEFA Referees Committee.
Pedro Proenca, a former Elite referee, who officiated both the Euro and the Champions League finals in 2012, won the elections by nine votes. Pedro Proenca received 32 votes and the support of 12 of the 18 clubs in the League I, who were entitled to two votes, and eight of the Division Two clubs. Luís Duque, who had been elected in 2014, received 23 votes, corresponding to the choice of six clubs from the first league and 11 from the second division. The Chairman of the Professional Football League takes automatically the position of vice-president of the Portuguese Football Federation.