Sheikh Salman Bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa has been elected the new Asian Football Confederation (AFC) president.
The AFC had had to elect a new president after former leader Mohammed bin Hamman was banned from football administration for life by FIFA.
Sheikh Salman, a member of Bahrain's royal family and president of the Bahrain Football Association, overcame two other candidates - Dato' Worawi Makudi of Thailand and the UAE's Yousuf Yaqoob Yousuf Al Serkal - with 33 out of 49 votes from the AFC's member associations.
Saudi Arabia's Hafez Al Medlej withdrew on the eve of the elections after failing to win full support of the West Asian region.
While Sheikh Salman's campaign was dogged by accusations of human rights violations against Bahrain's pro-democracy demonstrations in 2011, Football Federation Australia (FFA) chairman Frank Lowy welcomed the Bahraini's appointment.
"FFA warmly welcomes the election of Sheikh Salman and we look forward to a close working relationship with the new President," Lowy said in a statement released by the FFA.
"Over the recent past FFA has been in consultation with all of the candidates to
discuss the issues and opportunities for Asian football and in particular the continuing reform process.
"We recognise that positive changes are underway and we will continue to contribute to strengthening the governance of the game across the AFC."
Meanwhile, Dodd, a former Matildas player and FFA director, was re-elected to the AFC executive as the women's football representative.
"I am delighted to be re-elected as AFC vice president and very grateful to our
member associations for their confidence in me," Dodd said.
Lowy also paid tribute to Dodd's appointment after the former vice-captain of
Australia's women's national team was the sole candidate for her position.
"The fact that Moya was re-elected unopposed shows she enjoys widespread support within the AFC," Lowy said.
"Moya will give Australia a voice at the AFC’s top table and contribute to football development over Asia."
Sheikh Salman will complete the rest of Bin Hamman's term as president, which ends in 2015, taking over from acting-president Zhang Ji Long of China.
The Bahraini was also elected as the FIFA Executive Member beating Hassan Al
Thawadi of Qatar with 28 out of 46 votes.
"We need to utilise our tools, reinforce our commitments, be accountable for our actions and the success of our results, and ensure that our AFC funds are manageable," Sheikh Salman said.
"I believe that match-fixing has affected our development and I will ensure that your needs will be met."
|Hazard will not be false nine for Belgium, says Martinez|
|Martial agent will not guarantee Manchester United stay|
|Ronaldo slams ´fake news´ amid latest tax case claims|
|Van Dijk and Gundogan expect tough City-Liverpool tie|
|VAR to be introduced in Eredivisie|
|Di Biagio sees bright Italy future with Cutrone and Chiesa|
|Koeman won´t rule out Van Persie Netherlands return|
|I ate badly for years – how Messi solved his vomiting problem|
|Tuchel feels he would still be at Dortmund without bomb attack|
|Pogba shows off new haircut as Ben Yedder trolls Man United star|
|Pogba cannot be happy but must focus on France, says Deschamps|
|Debuchy disappointed to be left out of latest France squad|
|Barton rejects England´s World Cup chances|
|Sevilla coach Montella interested in Italy job|
|Football brain lacking, poor attitude and fourth choice – The Mourinho-Shaw saga at Manchester Unite|
|UEFA charges Marseille and Lyon for Europa League trouble|
|Injured Chiellini out of Italy squad|
|Buffon cites Astori among reasons for Italy return|
|Welbeck faces no action over alleged dive against Milan|
|Barcelona? I´m staying with PSG, insists Marco Verratti|
|Bastian Schweinsteiger & Ana Ivanovic announce birth of son|
|The numbers behind Cristiano Ronaldo´s 50 hat-tricks|
|Consistency the only thing stopping me from being the best, claims Depay|
|Guardiola second to none tactially, says Man City midfielder Gundogan|
|Liverpool captain Henderson ponders Salah and Suarez comparison|
|Messi worried by the uncertainty retirement brings|
|Rants, criticism a familiar story – Is Mourinho set for Man United exit?|
|Messi desperate for World Cup success|
|Napoli causing Juventus problems as Sarri revels in crucial win|
|The better Ronaldo is, the better Madrid will be – Vazquez lauds four-goal hero|
|Salah ´unstoppable´ like Messi, says Watford boss Gracia|
|Demanding Mourinho is still special, insists Matic|
|Dallas 3 Seattle Sounders 0: Dempsey sees red after VAR|
|Ronaldo ´from another galaxy´, says Zidane|
|Eusebio Sack-ristan: Real Sociedad part company with head coach|
|Fassone ready for Gattuso talks after Milan resurgence|
|Napoli 1 Genoa 0: Albiol goal maintains pressure on Juve|
|Real Madrid 6 Girona 3: Four-goal Ronaldo continues hot streak with 50th career hat-trick|
|USA boss Sarachan calls up Weah for Paraguay friendly|
|Excellent Leipzig deserved Bayern win - Heynckes|
|Conte impressed by Morata´s return to scoring form|
|I lost the game myself - Simeone accepts responsibility for Atletico Madrid defeat|
|Borussia Dortmund to delay final Stoger decision - Zorc|
|Puel stands by Schmeichel after FA Cup blunder|
|Neymar could be back for Coupe de France final, says Silva|
|Valverde waits on Iniesta answer as Barcelona captain considers exit|
|Villarreal 2 Atletico Madrid 1: Unal deals LaLiga title race blow for Simeone´s men|
|Leicester City 1 Chelsea 2 (aet): Pedro and Morata send Conte´s men through|
|RB Leipzig 2 Bayern Munich 1: Werner strike seals memorable triumph|
|Gattuso demands lift from out-of-favour Kalinic|
|Messi puts us where we are right now - Alcacer hails Barcelona superstar|
|Sampaoli ´right´ to pick others - Icardi understands Argentina snub|
|Barcelona 2 Athletic Bilbao 0: Messi and Alcacer secure comfortable success|
|Hughes excited by Southampton quality|
|Nice prepared for ´likely´ Balotelli departure|
|Germany defender Halstenberg extends RB Leipzig contract|
|No offers for Roma´s Alisson, says Monchi|
|Constant compliments guarantee defeat, claims Inter boss Spalletti|
|Scoring 100th Serie A goal at Sampdoria was ´destiny´, says Icardi|
|Stoger happy with Gotze response after public criticism|
|AC Milan 3 Chievo 2: Silva spares Rossoneri once more|
|Silva confident Neymar´s future is at PSG|
|´Shameful´ PSG cannot buy a team, says Balotelli|
|Everton goal hero Tosun glad Palace move fell through|
|Wigan Athletic 0 Southampton 2: Hojbjerg and Cedric give Hughes first win|
|Fiorentina rename training ground after late captain Astori|
|Borussia Dortmund 1 Hannover 0: Batshuayi the difference again for Stoger´s men|
|Nice 1 Paris Saint-Germain 2: Alves earns late victory for runaway leaders|
|Icardi 100: Inter captain´s Serie A landmark in Opta numbers|
|Sampdoria 0 Inter 5: Four-goal Icardi demolishes former side|
|Van Gaal: Heynckes can become a Bayern Munich god|
|Real Madrid without Ramos for Girona test|
|Icardi reaches 100 Serie A goals against former club Sampdoria|
|Cardiff trip to Derby postponed due to snow|
|Ogbonna gets Italy call as cover for doubtful Chiellini|
|Sunderland suspend Gibson after drink-driving charge|
|Winning FA Cup is not important, claims Chelsea coach Conte|
|No one will be compared to me – Cristiano Ronaldo|
|Melbourne Victory 5 Central Coast Mariners 2: Berisha leads rout with hat-trick|
|Marotta dismisses Allegri-PSG links as Juve focus on Can|
|MLS Review: Champions Toronto still winless, Atlanta crush Whitecaps|
|Lukaku: A lot of players will join Manchester United next season|
|Salah and Liverpool don´t fear Man City: We´ve beaten them!|
|What can I lose? - Mourinho defends criticism of Man Utd players|
|Mourinho accuses Manchester United of being scared to play|
|Mourinho delivers stinging Shaw criticism after FA Cup win|
|Allegri waits on Chiellini update after Juve´s SPAL stalemate|