Alfredo Hawit

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Alfredo Hawit
Vice President FIFA
In office
27 May 2015 (2015-05-27) – 4 December 2015 (2015-12-04)
Preceded byJeffrey Webb
Succeeded byVictor Montagliani
President of CONCACAF
In office
4 June 2011 (2011-06-04) – 22 May 2012 (2012-05-22)
Preceded byLisle Austin
Succeeded byJeffrey Webb
Personal details
Alfredo Hawit Banegas

(1951-10-08) 8 October 1951 (age 67)
Spouse(s)María del Carmen Asfura
Alma materUniversidad Nacional Autónoma de Honduras
Association football career
Playing position Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1967–1970 Progreso (2)
1974–1976 Olimpia (8)
1976–1977 Motagua (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Alfredo Hawit Banegas (born 8 October 1951) is a Honduran lawyer[1] and former footballer. He is the head of the National Autonomous Federation of Football of Honduras and was made the interim head of CONCACAF on 4 June 2011.[2]

Club career[edit]

As a player, he played professional football for Honduran club sides Progreso, Club Deportivo Olimpia and F.C. Motagua. He scored 11 goals for them altogether.[3] He is one of only few Honduran players who made his debut for a senior side, aged only 15.[4]


Hawit, having seen Jack Warner's reign as CONCACAF President last twenty one years, proposed that the CONCACAF president should be able to serve only one four year-term at a time and for the Caribbean Football Union, UNCAF and North American Football Union to nominate the president on a rotary basis. He was an interim president of CONCACAF.[5]

After the arrest of Jeffrey Webb on 27 May 2015, Hawit was made president of the CONCACAF. Hawit himself was then arrested on corruption charges on 3 Dec 2015 in the Baur au Lac hotel in Zürich.[6] On 4 December 2015 he was banned for 90 days by the FIFA Ethics Committee.[7] In December 2016, the FIFA Ethics Committee banned Hawit for life from all football-related activities.[8]

Personal life[edit]

Hawit is one of six children of Alfredo Hawit and Emilia Banegas. He spend his childhood in El Progreso, Honduras.[9] He is married to María del Carmen Asfura.[10]


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  2. ^ "Concacaf bans president Austin after Blazer 'sacking'". BBC Sport. 4 June 2011. Archived from the original on 8 June 2011. Retrieved 4 June 2011.
  3. ^ Desafíe a Ismale Archived 29 October 2013 at the Wayback Machine – La Prensa (in Spanish)
  4. ^ Platense hace debutar al más joven en la historia de la Liga Nacional – Diez (in Spanish)
  5. ^ Alfredo Hawit, presidente interino de Concacaf Archived 26 April 2014 at the Wayback Machine – El Heraldo (in Spanish)
  6. ^ "Police swoop on Fifa stronghold Baur au Lac hotel - for the second time this year". Daily Telegraph. 3 December 2015. Retrieved 3 December 2015.
  7. ^ "Fifa suspends Juan Ángel Napout and Alfredo Hawit for 90 days". The Guardian. 4 December 2015. Retrieved 9 June 2016.
  8. ^ "Fifa corruption crisis: Rafael Callejas & Alfredo Hawit get life bans". BBC. 19 December 2016. Retrieved 20 December 2016.
  9. ^ Encuentro y regocijo Archived 17 February 2013 at – La Prensa (in Spanish)
  10. ^ Cumpleaños de Alfredo Hawit Archived 17 February 2013 at – La Tribuna (in Spanish)

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