List of presidents of FIFA

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President of FIFA
FIFA logo without slogan.svg
Gianni Infantino (cropped).jpg
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 instrument FIFA Statutes
Precursor Sepp Blatter
Inaugural holder Robert Guérin
Formation 21 May 1904
Deputy Ángel María Villar
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]

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] Prior to his election, Cameroonian Issa Hayatou was acting president after the suspension of Sepp Blatter on 8 October 2015, which later escalated to a ban from all football-related activities on 21 December 2015.[3][4]

Presidents of FIFA[edit]

Presidency President Date of birth Date of death Took office Left office Tenure Nationality
1 Robert Guérin 1906 year.jpg Robert Guérin 28 June 1876 19 March 1952 (aged 75) 23 May 1904 4 June 1906 2 years, 12 days  France
2 Daniel Burley Woolfall 1908 year.jpg Daniel Burley Woolfall 15 June 1852 24 October 1918 (aged 66) 4 June 1906 24 October 1918 (died) 12 years, 142 days  United Kingdom
Acting C. A. W. Hirschmann.jpg Cornelis August Wilhelm Hirschman[note 1] 16 February 1877 26 June 1951 (aged 74) 24 October 1918 (acting) 1920[when?] 1 year, 309 days  Netherlands
Acting
(chairman)
Jules Rimet in 1920.jpg Jules Rimet[note 2] 14 October 1873 16 October 1956 (aged 83) 1920[when?] (acting) 1 March 1921 185 days  France
3 1 March 1921 21 June 1954 33 years, 112 days
4 Rodolphe Seeldrayers.jpg Rodolphe Seeldrayers 16 December 1876 7 October 1955 (aged 78) 21 June 1954 7 October 1955 (died) 1 year, 108 days  Belgium
Acting Arthur Drewry.jpg Arthur Drewry 3 March 1891 25 March 1961 (aged 70) 7 October 1955 (acting) 9 June 1956 246 days  United Kingdom
5 9 June 1956 25 March 1961 (died) 4 years, 289 days
Acting Ernst B. Thommen.jpg Ernst Thommen 23 January 1899 14 May 1967 (aged 68) 25 March 1961 (acting) 28 September 1961 187 days   Switzerland
6 Stanley Rous.jpg Stanley Rous[note 3] 25 April 1895 18 July 1986 (aged 91) 28 September 1961 8 May 1974 12 years, 222 days  United Kingdom
7 João Havelange.jpg João Havelange[note 4] 8 May 1916 16 August 2016 (aged 100) 8 May 1974 8 June 1998 24 years, 31 days  Brazil
8 Йозеф Блаттер.jpg Sepp Blatter (1936-03-10) 10 March 1936 (age 81) Living 8 June 1998 8 October 2015 (suspended)[note 5] 17 years, 122 days   Switzerland
Acting[note 6] Issa Hayatou (cropped).jpg Issa Hayatou (1946-08-09) 9 August 1946 (age 70) Living 8 October 2015 (acting) 26 February 2016 141 days  Cameroon
9 Gianni Infantino (cropped).jpg Gianni Infantino (1970-03-23) 23 March 1970 (age 47) Living 26 February 2016 Incumbent 1 year, 119 days   Switzerland
 Italy
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.[4][5]
  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.[6]

Timeline[edit]

Gianni Infantino Sepp Blatter João Havelange Stanley Rous Arthur Drewry Rodolphe Seeldrayers Jules Rimet Daniel Burley Woolfall Robert Guérin

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The eight Presidents" (PDF). FIFA.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. Retrieved 20 December 2016. 
  2. ^ Baxter, Kevin (26 February 2016). "Gianni Infantino is elected FIFA president". The Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 26 February 2016. 
  3. ^ "Issa Hayatou takes temporary charge of Fifa". BBC Sport. 8 October 2015. Retrieved 8 October 2015. 
  4. ^ a b Sepp Blatter: End of era for Fifa boss
  5. ^ "Sepp Blatter & Michel Platini lose Fifa appeals but bans reduced". BBC Sport. Retrieved 24 February 2016. 
  6. ^ "Acting FIFA President Issa Hayatou". FIFA. Retrieved 22 December 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.