List of presidents of FIFA

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President of FIFA
Incumbent
Gianni Infantino

since 26 February 2016
Fédération Internationale de Football Association
Style His Excellency
Member of FIFA Council
Seat FIFA Headquarters, Zürich, Switzerland
Appointer FIFA Congress
Term length Four years
Elected in the year following a FIFA World Cup
(renewable three times)
Constituting instrumentFIFA Statutes
Precursor Sepp Blatter
Inaugural holder Robert Guérin
Formation21 May 1904
Deputy Salman Bin Ibrahim Al-Khalifa
Salary£2.6 million (FIFA figures for 2015)
Website official website

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

Contents

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]

Presidents of FIFA

PresidencyPresidentDate of birthDate of deathTook officeLeft officeTenureNationality
1 Robert Guérin 28 June 187619 March 1952 (aged 75)23 May 19044 June 19062 years, 12 days  France
2 Daniel Burley Woolfall 15 June 185224 October 1918 (aged 66)4 June 190624 October 1918 (died)12 years, 142 days  England
Acting Cornelis August Wilhelm Hirschman [note 1] 16 February 187726 June 1951 (aged 74)24 October 1918 (acting)1920[ when? ]1 year, 309 days  Netherlands
Acting
(chairman)
Jules Rimet [note 2] 14 October 187316 October 1956 (aged 83)1920[ when? ] (acting)1 March 1921185 days  France
31 March 192121 June 195433 years, 112 days
4 Rodolphe Seeldrayers 16 December 18767 October 1955 (aged 78)21 June 19547 October 1955 (died)1 year, 108 days  Belgium
Acting Arthur Drewry 3 March 189125 March 1961 (aged 70)7 October 1955 (acting)9 June 1956246 days  England
59 June 195625 March 1961 (died)4 years, 289 days
Acting Ernst Thommen 23 January 189914 May 1967 (aged 68)25 March 1961 (acting)28 September 1961187 days   Switzerland
6 Stanley Rous [note 3] 25 April 189518 July 1986 (aged 91)28 September 19618 May 197412 years, 222 days  England
7 João Havelange [note 4] 8 May 191616 August 2016 (aged 100)8 May 19748 June 199824 years, 31 days  Brazil
8 Sepp Blatter 10 March 1936 (age 82)Living8 June 19988 October 2015 (impeached) [note 5] 17 years, 122 days   Switzerland
Acting [note 6] Issa Hayatou 9 August 1946 (age 72)Living8 October 2015 (acting)26 February 2016141 days  Cameroon
9 Gianni Infantino 23 March 1970 (age 48)Living26 February 2016Incumbent2 years, 289 days   Switzerland
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]

Timeline

Gianni InfantinoSepp BlatterJoão HavelangeStanley RousArthur DrewryRodolphe SeeldrayersJules RimetDaniel Burley WoolfallRobert Guérin

See also

References

  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. February 26, 2016. Retrieved June 27, 2018.
  3. Baxter, Kevin (February 26, 2016). "Gianni Infantino is elected FIFA president". The Los Angeles Times . Retrieved February 26, 2016.
  4. "Issa Hayatou takes temporary charge of Fifa". BBC Sport. 8 October 2015. Retrieved 8 October 2015.
  5. 1 2 "Sepp Blatter: End of era for Fifa boss". BBC. December 21, 2015. Retrieved June 27, 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. December 21, 2015. Retrieved December 22, 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.