FIFA Congress

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The FIFA Congress is the supreme legislative body of the International Federation of Association Football (French: Fédération Internationale de Football Association), commonly known by the acronym FIFA /ˈffə/. FIFA is the international governing body of association football, futsal and beach football.

The congress may be ordinary or extraordinary. An ordinary congress meets every year, an extraordinary congress may be convened by the FIFA Executive Committee at any time with the support of one fifth of the members of FIFA.[1]

Each of the 209 members of FIFA have one vote in the congress. The members of FIFA can propose candidates for the presidency of FIFA. The FIFA Presidential election takes place at the congress in the year following the FIFA World Cup.[1]

History[edit]

The FIFA congress has been held annually since 1998. It was previously held every two years. Congresses were not held between 1915–1922 and 1939–1945 due to the First and Second World Wars.

FIFA Presidential elections have taken place at the 1st, 3rd, 12th, 29th, 30th, 39th, 51st, 53rd, 61st and 65th congresses. The 1961 FIFA extraordinary congress in London elected Stanley Rous as President.[2]

List of ordinary congresses[edit]

Congress number Year City
1st 1904 France Paris
2nd 1905
3rd 1906 Switzerland Berne
4th 1907 Netherlands Amsterdam
5th 1908 Austria Vienna
6th 1909 Hungary Budapest
7th 1910 Italy Milan
8th 1911 Germany Dresden
9th 1912 Sweden Stockholm
10th 1913 Denmark Copenhagen
11th 1914 Norway Christiana (Oslo)
12th 1923 Switzerland Geneva
13th 1924 France Paris
14th 1925 Czechoslovakia Prague
15th 1926 Italy Rome
16th 1927 Finland Helsinki
17th 1928 Netherlands Amsterdam
18th 1929 Spain Barcelona
19th 1930 Hungary Budapest
20th 1931 Germany Berlin
21st 1932 Sweden Stockholm
22nd 1934 Italy Rome
23rd 1936 Germany Berlin
24th 1938 France Paris
25th 1946 Luxembourg Luxembourg
26th 1948 England London
27th 1950 Brazil Rio de Janeiro
28th 1952 Finland Helsinki
29th 1954 Switzerland Berne
30th 1956 Portugal Lisbon
31st 1958 Sweden Stockholm
32nd 1960 Italy Rome
33rd 1962 Chile Santiago
34th 1964 Japan Tokyo
35th 1966 England London
36th 1968 Mexico Guadalajara
37th 1970 Mexico Mexico
38th 1972 France Paris
39th 1974 Germany Frankfurt
40th 1976 Canada Montreal
41st 1978 Argentina Buenos Aires
42nd 1980 Switzerland Zürich
43rd 1982 Spain Madrid
44th 1984 Switzerland Zürich
45th 1986 Mexico Mexico
46th 1988 Switzerland Zürich
47th 1990 Italy Rome
48th 1992 Switzerland Zürich
49th 1994 United States Chicago
50th 1996 Switzerland Zürich
51st (details) 1998 France Paris
52nd 2000 Switzerland Zurich
53rd (details) 2002 South Korea Seoul
54th 2004 France Paris
55th 2005 Morocco Marrakesh
56th 2006 Germany Munich
57th 2007 Switzerland Zürich
58th 2008 Australia Sydney
59th 2009 The Bahamas Nassau
60th 2010 South Africa Johannesburg
61st (details) 2011 Switzerland Zürich
62nd 2012 Hungary Budapest
63rd 2013 Mauritius Mauritius
64th 2014 Brazil São Paulo
65th (details) 2015 Switzerland Zürich
66th 2016 Mexico Mexico City
67th 2017 Malaysia Kuala Lumpur
68th 2018 Russia Russia
69th 2019 Switzerland Zürich

Extraordinary congresses[edit]

Extraordinary congresses have taken place in 1908 (Brussels), 1961 (London), 1999 (Los Angeles), 2001 (Buenos Aires) and in 2003 (Doha).[3] Another extraordinary congress will take place following the 2015 resignation of President Sepp Blatter. Blatter will remain in his position until his successor is elected.[4]

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