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The following is a list of presidents of the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA), the world association football governing body.[1]

President of FIFA
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Incumbent
Gianni Infantino

since 26 February 2016
Fédération Internationale de Football Association
StyleHis Excellency
Member ofFIFA Council
SeatFIFA Headquarters, Zürich, Switzerland
AppointerFIFA Congress
Term lengthFour years
Elected in the year following a FIFA World Cup
(renewable three times)
Constituting instrumentFIFA Statutes
PrecursorSepp Blatter
Inaugural holderRobert Guérin
Formation21 May 1904
DeputySalman Bin Ibrahim Al-Khalifa
Salary£2.6 million (FIFA figures for 2015)
Websiteofficial website

Presidents Daniel Burley Woolfall, Rodolphe Seeldrayers and Arthur Drewry died during their term in office.

The current president is Swiss-Italian Gianni Infantino, elected on 26 February 2016 during an extraordinary session of the FIFA Congress.[2][3] Prior to his election, Cameroonian Issa Hayatou was acting president after the impeachment of Sepp Blatter on 8 October 2015, which was later followed by a six-year ban from all football-related activities on 21 December 2015.[4][5]

Contents

Presidents of FIFAEdit

Presidency President Date of birth Date of death Took office Left office Tenure Nationality
1   Robert Guérin 28 June 1876 19 March 1952 (aged 75) 23 May 1904 4 June 1906 2 years, 12 days   France
2   Daniel Burley Woolfall 15 June 1852 24 October 1918 (aged 66) 4 June 1906 24 October 1918 (died) 12 years, 142 days   England
Acting   Cornelis August Wilhelm Hirschman[note 1] 16 February 1877 26 June 1951 (aged 74) 24 October 1918 (acting) 1920[when?] 1 year, 309 days   Netherlands
Acting
(chairman)
  Jules Rimet[note 2] 14 October 1873 16 October 1956 (aged 83) 1920[when?] (acting) 1 March 1921 185 days   France
3 1 March 1921 21 June 1954 33 years, 112 days
4   Rodolphe Seeldrayers 16 December 1876 7 October 1955 (aged 78) 21 June 1954 7 October 1955 (died) 1 year, 108 days   Belgium
Acting   Arthur Drewry 3 March 1891 25 March 1961 (aged 70) 7 October 1955 (acting) 9 June 1956 246 days   England
5 9 June 1956 25 March 1961 (died) 4 years, 289 days
Acting   Ernst Thommen 23 January 1899 14 May 1967 (aged 68) 25 March 1961 (acting) 28 September 1961 187 days    Switzerland
6   Stanley Rous[note 3] 25 April 1895 18 July 1986 (aged 91) 28 September 1961 8 May 1974 12 years, 222 days   England
7   João Havelange[note 4] 8 May 1916 16 August 2016 (aged 100) 8 May 1974 8 June 1998 24 years, 31 days   Brazil
8   Sepp Blatter (1936-03-10) 10 March 1936 (age 83) Living 8 June 1998 8 October 2015 (impeached)[note 5] 17 years, 122 days    Switzerland
Acting[note 6]   Issa Hayatou (1946-08-09) 9 August 1946 (age 73) Living 8 October 2015 (acting) 26 February 2016 141 days   Cameroon
9   Gianni Infantino (1970-03-23) 23 March 1970 (age 49) Living 26 February 2016 Incumbent 3 years, 179 days    Switzerland/  Italy
Notes
  1. ^ Named Honorary FIFA Secretary
  2. ^ Named Honorary FIFA President on 21 June 1954
  3. ^ Named Honorary FIFA President on 11 June 1974
  4. ^ Named Honorary FIFA President on 8 June 1998
  5. ^ Following his suspension, Blatter was given a six year ban on 21 December 2015.[5][6]
  6. ^ Following the provisional ban on Sepp Blatter, Issa Hayatou assumed the Office of FIFA President on an interim basis in accordance with article 32(6) of the FIFA Statutes because Hayatou was the longest-serving vice-president on FIFA's Executive Committee.[7]

TimelineEdit

Gianni InfantinoSepp BlatterJoão HavelangeStanley RousArthur DrewryRodolphe SeeldrayersJules RimetDaniel Burley WoolfallRobert Guérin 

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "The eight Presidents" (PDF). FIFA.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. Retrieved 20 December 2016.
  2. ^ "Gianni Infantino elected FIFA President". FIFA.com (Press release). Fédération Internationale de Football Association. 26 February 2016. Retrieved 27 June 2018.
  3. ^ Baxter, Kevin (26 February 2016). "Gianni Infantino is elected FIFA president". The Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 26 February 2016.
  4. ^ "Issa Hayatou takes temporary charge of Fifa". BBC Sport. 8 October 2015. Retrieved 8 October 2015.
  5. ^ a b "Sepp Blatter: End of era for Fifa boss". BBC. 21 December 2015. Retrieved 27 June 2018.
  6. ^ "Sepp Blatter & Michel Platini lose Fifa appeals but bans reduced". BBC Sport. Retrieved 24 February 2016.
  7. ^ "Acting FIFA President Issa Hayatou". FIFA.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. 21 December 2015. Retrieved 22 December 2015. On 8 October 2015, given the decision of the Adjudicatory Chamber of the Independent Ethics Committee to provisionally ban Joseph S. Blatter from all football activities on a national and international level, Issa Hayatou assumed the Office of FIFA President on an interim basis, as the longest-serving vice-president on FIFA's Executive Committee - according to article 32 (6) of the FIFA Statutes.