Mehdi Bayat

Mehdi Bayat (born 6 January 1979) is a French-Iranian businessman who is president of the Royal Belgian Football Association.

Mehdi Bayat
Mehdi Bayat - Sporting Charleroi.JPG
Born (1979-01-06) 6 January 1979 (age 41)
Malayer, Iran
Other namesRobert Bayat
OccupationPresident of the Royal Belgian Football Association


Born in Tehran and raised in Cannes, Mehdi Bayat has been the managing director of Charleroi since September 2012.[1][2][3] He became President of the Royal Belgian Football Association in 2019.[4]


  1. ^ "Mehdi Bayat (Sporting de Charleroi): "Peut-être qu'un jour, on ouvrira le capital"". L'Echo (in French). 2018-03-31. Retrieved 2020-05-06.
  2. ^ Sports+, DH Les (2018-03-13). "Mehdi Bayat: "Et si on gagnait encore une place ?"". (in French). Retrieved 2020-05-06.
  3. ^ "Sporting Charleroi kit up with Kappa - SportsPro Media". Retrieved 2020-05-06.
  4. ^ "یک ایرانی رییس فدراسیون فوتبال بلژیک شد" (in Persian).