List of presidents of FIFA
|President of FIFA|
|Fédération Internationale de Football Association|
|Member of||FIFA Council|
|Seat||FIFA Headquarters, Zürich, Switzerland|
|Term length||Four years
Elected in the year following a FIFA World Cup
(renewable three times)
|Constituting instrument||FIFA Statutes|
|Precursor||Sepp Blatter (Elected)
Issa Hayatou (Acting)
|Inaugural holder||Robert Guérin|
|Formation||May 21, 1904|
|Salary||£2.6 million (FIFA figures for 2015)|
The current president is Swiss-Italian Gianni Infantino, elected on 26 February 2016 during an extraordinary session of the FIFA Congress. 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.
Presidents of FIFA
|Presidency||President||Date of birth||Date of death||Took office||Left office||Time in office||Nationality|
|1||Robert Guérin||28 June 1876||19 March 1952 (aged 75)||22 May 1904||4 June 1906||2 years||France|
|2||Daniel Burley Woolfall||15 June 1852||24 October 1918 (aged 66)||4 June 1906||24 October 1918||12 years||United Kingdom|
|3||Jules Rimet||14 October 1873||16 October 1956 (aged 83)||1921||1954||33 years||France|
|4||Rodolphe Seeldrayers||16 December 1876||7 October 1955 (aged 78)||1954||7 October 1955||1 year||Belgium|
|5||Arthur Drewry||3 March 1891||25 March 1961 (aged 70)||1955||25 March 1961||6 years||United Kingdom|
|6||Stanley Rous||25 April 1895||18 July 1986 (aged 91)||1961||8 May 1974||13 years||United Kingdom|
|7||João Havelange||8 May 1916 (age 100)||Living||8 May 1974||8 June 1998||24 years||Brazil|
|8||Sepp Blatter||10 March 1936 (age 80)||Living||8 June 1998||8 October 2015 (suspended)
21 December 2015 (banned for 6 years)
|17 years (banned)||Switzerland|
|Acting[a]||Issa Hayatou||9 August 1946 (age 69)||Living||9 October 2015 (acting)||26 February 2016||5 months||Cameroon|
|9||Gianni Infantino||23 March 1970 (age 46)||Living||26 February 2016||Incumbent||Switzerland/ Italy|
- 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.
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- "Issa Hayatou takes temporary charge of Fifa". BBC Sport. 8 October 2015. Retrieved 8 October 2015.
- Sepp Blatter: End of era for Fifa boss
- "Sepp Blatter & Michel Platini lose Fifa appeals but bans reduced". BBC Sport. Retrieved 24 February 2016.
- "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.