Jeffrey Webb

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Jeffrey Webb
CONCACAF President
In office
23 May 2012 (2012-05-23) – 27 May 2015 (2015-05-27)
Preceded by Alfredo Hawit
Succeeded by Alfredo Hawit
Personal details
Born (1964-09-24) September 24, 1964 (age 52)[1]
George Town, Cayman Islands
Nationality Caymanian
Spouse(s) Kendra Gamble-Webb (m. 2013)
Children 2
Residence Loganville, Georgia, United States
George Town, Cayman Islands
Alma mater Hillsborough Community College

Jeffrey D. Webb (born 24 September 1964) is the former president of CONCACAF, Cayman Islands Football Association (CIFA), and FIFA vice president. Webb was arrested for corruption charges on 27 May 2015 by Swiss police acting at the request of the U.S. Department of Justice on charges of racketeering, wire fraud and money laundering conspiracy.[2] In May 2015, he was banned by FIFA Ethics Committee.[3]


Webb was educated at King High School and Hillsborough Community College, Tampa, Florida, in the United States.

His career in football spans almost three decades. He was appointed as President of the Cayman Islands Football Association in 1991.[4]

Webb was a Business Development Manager at Western Union agent belonging to Fidelity Bank (Cayman) Limited, a subsidiary of Fidelity Bank & Trust International Limited, which is involved in retail banking, investment banking, corporate finance and asset management. Outside of banking, Webb co-owns a franchise of Burrell's bakery chain "Captain's Bakery" in the Cayman Islands.[5]


In 1994 he was co-opted as a member of the Caribbean Football Union Executive Committee, and member of FIFA’s Protocol Committee in 1995. Prior to his appointment to CIFA, Webb served as President of the local football club Strikers FC.

Within FIFA’s governing body, in 2002 Webb became Deputy Chairman of the FIFA Internal Audit Committee and subsequently Chairman in 2011. He is a former member of FIFA’s Transparency and Compliance Committee and, most recently, was appointed as member of FIFA’s Strategic, Finance, Organizing World Cup and Emergency Committees.

Webb also took part of FIFA’s delegations to the World Cup including France (1998), U.S. Women’s World Cup (1999), Korea/Japan (2002), Germany (2006), and South Africa (2010).

During Webb's time as CIFA President, it was reported that British players were being offered up to £70k to represent Cayman Islands at international football.[6] It was wrongly thought that anyone with a British passport was eligible for the Cayman Islands national team. In March 2000, FIFA intervened and prevented several English players playing for the Cayman Islands.[7]


Webb was unanimously elected to lead the Confederation of North, Central America and the Caribbean Football Association (CONCACAF) on May 23, 2012, in Budapest, Hungary. He became the fourth President in the Confederation’s history, and the youngest leader of any regional association within FIFA to reach this position.[citation needed]

As President of CONCACAF, Webb also became FIFA Vice President and an official member of the governing body’s Executive Committee. Moreover, on March 2013 Webb was appointed by FIFA President Joseph Blatter as Chairman of the FIFA anti-discrimination task force, which will oversee all matters related to discrimination within global football.

At the time of his appointment, in 2012, Webb was President of the Cayman Islands Football Association (CIFA).

Webb appointed a new Miami-based General Secretary, Enrique Sanz de Santamaría, enabling the CONCACAF head office to relocate to Miami.[8]

Corruption allegations[edit]

In September 2014 Webb was one of several FIFA officials to call for the publication of the Garcia Report into allegations of corruption surrounding Russia and Qatar's bids for the 2018 and 2022 FIFA World Cups.[9]

On 27 May 2015, Webb was arrested for corruption charges. The indictment, which named fourteen other individuals related to FIFA, included racketeering, wire fraud and money laundering conspiracy. In addition to senior soccer officials, the indictment also named sports-marketing executives from the United States and South America who are accused of paying more than $150 million in bribes and kickbacks in exchange for media deals associated with major soccer tournaments. Other soccer officials charged are Eduardo Li, Eugenio Figueredo, Jack Warner, Julio Rocha Lopez, Costas Takkas, Rafael Esquivel and Nicolás Leoz.[10] Charges were also made against the sports-marketing executives Alejandro Burzaco, Aaron Davidson, Hugo Jinkis and Mariano Jinkis. Authorities also charged José Margulies as an intermediary who facilitated illegal payments.[2]

Following his a suspension, he was replaced by Alfredo Hawit at CONCACAF and Bruce Blake at CIFA.[11][12]


  1. ^ "Jeffrey Webb profile". Retrieved 11 July 2013. 
  2. ^ a b Apuzzo, Matt; Clifford, Stephanie; Rashbaummay, William K. (27 May 2015). "FIFA Inquiry Yields Indictments; U.S. Officials Vow to Pursue More". The New York Times. Retrieved 27 May 2015. 
  3. ^ "The FIFA Case: Questions, Answers and Updates". The New York Times. 2015-05-28. Retrieved 2016-08-30. 
  4. ^ "Jeff Webb proile". Cayman Active. 6 January 2011. Retrieved 1 March 2012. 
  5. ^ Brown, Rudolph (9 February 2002). "Captain's Bakery opens in Cayman". Jamaica Gleaner. Retrieved 1 March 2012. 
  6. ^ "Caymans launch World Cup trawl". The Guardian. 29 February 2000. Retrieved 24 March 2016. 
  7. ^ BILL MARWICK; ANGUS WRIGHT. "FIFA's darkness falls on Brannan's island in the sun.". The Scotsman. ECM Publishers, Inc. 2000. Retrieved March 24, 2016. 
  8. ^ "CONCACAF appoints Enrique Sanz as General Secretary". 13 July 2012. Retrieved 14 July 2012. 
  9. ^ "Fifa prosecutor Michael Garcia calls for World Cup report to be made public". The Guardian. September 24, 2014. Retrieved September 24, 2014. 
  10. ^ Apuzzo, Matt; Clifford, Stephanie; Rashbaummay, William K. (27 May 2015). "FIFA Inquiry Yields Indictments; U.S. Officials Vow to Pursue More". The New York Times. Retrieved 27 May 2015. 
  11. ^ "Hawit becomes CONCACAF acting president after Webb charged". Washington Times. 28 May 2015. Retrieved 7 June 2015. 
  12. ^ "CIFA Statement". Cayman Islands Football Association. 3 June 2015.