List of honours received by Sepp Blatter
Joseph "Sepp" Blatter (born 10 March 1936) is a Swiss sports administrator who, from 1998 to 2015, served as the eighth president of FIFA, the world governing body of association football. Before being banned from football for eight years in 2015, Blatter has received numerous honours and awards from nation states, sport governing bodies, special interest groups, universities, and cities.
Individual honours awarded to Blatter include the American Global Award for Peace, and the title of "International Humanitarian of the Year" and the "Golden Charter of Peace and Humanitarianism" from the International Humanitarian League for Peace and Tolerance.
Blatter's efforts for peace have also won him a limited edition watch, the "Dove of Geneva" made by the Swiss watchmakers Quinting.
Blatter has also received Soccerex's "Tenth Anniversary Soccerex Merit Award" and the 'Best World Sports award' from the Graduate School of Business Administration in Zurich, Switzerland, and the South African Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality's 'Golden Key Recognition Trophy'.
|Jordan||Date unknown||Order of Independence|||
|Bolivia||Date unknown||Medalla al Mérito Deportivo|||
|South Africa||1998||Order of Good Hope|||
|Liberia||1999||Humane Order of African Redemption|||
|Tunisia||2001||Grand Cordon de l'Ordre de la République Tunisienne|||
|UAE||2003||Order of Zayed|||
|Morocco||2004||Grand Officer, Order of the Throne|||
|Yemen||2004||Award of Merit|||
|France||2004||Knight of the French Legion of Honour|||
|Central African Republic||2005||Commander, Ordre de la Médaille de la Reconnaissance|||
|Sudan||2005||Order of the Two Niles|||
|Djibouti||2005||Commander, L'Ordre National du 27 Juin 1977|||
|Germany||2006||Grand Cross of the Order of Merit|||
|Ukraine||2007||Order of Prince Yaroslav the Wise, Grade V|||
|Uzbekistan||2007||Order of National Friendship, or Do'stlik|||
|Kyrgyzstan||2007||Order of Danaker|||
|India||2007||Crown of Peace|||
|Venezuela||2007||Order of Francisco de Miranda - First Class|||
|Bahrain||2008||Bahrain, Medal of the First Degree|||
|Palestine||2008||Wissam Al-Qods (Order Jerusalem), with distinction|||
|Japan||2009||Grand Cordon of the Order of the Rising Sun|||
|Kazakhstan||2009||Order of Friendship|||
|South Korea||2010||Order of Merit for Sports|||
|South Africa||2010||Order of the Companions of O. R. Tambo On the official South African government website, he was named as "Joseph Sepp Bellend Blatter"|||
|Malaysia||2011||Dato' Sri – First Class Grand Commander of the Most Distinguished Order of the Sri Sultan Ahmad Shah Pahang|||
- University of Benin, Benin City, Nigeria, 2011
- De Montfort University, Leicester, United Kingdom, 2005withdrawn 22 December 2015
- Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, Port Elizabeth, South Africa, 2006
- International University, Geneva, Switzerland, 2007
- Azerbaijan State Academy of Physical Training and Sport, Baku, Azerbaijan
- An honorary diploma from the President of Azerbaijan, Ilham Aliyev.
East Timor made Blatter an honorary citizen in 2011. Blatter has also been awarded honorary citizenships from the cities of Bangkok (2006), Guatemala City and Managua in 2011. Blatter was appointed an honorary citizen of Visp, his hometown in southwestern Switzerland, in 2006.
Sports association honours
Honours from sport governing bodies and associations awarded to Blatter include the Order of Olympic Merit from the International Olympic Committee, the 'Global Award for Peace' from the International Amateur Athletic Association, and honorary memberships of the German Football Association, Swiss Football Association, the Swiss Olympic Association, and Real Madrid C.F.. Blatter has also been awarded the 'Necklace of Honour' from the Ecuadorian Football Federation in 2010, the Asian Football Confederation's Diamond of Asia Award in 2006 and UEFA's Order of Merit in Diamond in 2004.
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- Jennings 2007, pp. 200
- "FIFA President witnesses the dynamism of football in Tunisia". FIFA. October 8, 2001. Retrieved June 3, 2015.
- "Maktoum awards Zayed Order to Blatter". Emirates News Agency. November 28, 2003. Archived from the original on 2016-02-23. Retrieved 19 October 2015.
- "Joseph S. Blatter named Knight of the French Legion of Honour". FIFA. May 18, 2004. Retrieved June 17, 2014.
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- "FIFA's Ambitious President: Sepp Blatter - Champion of the Poor or Self-Promoter?". Der Spiegel. June 15, 2010. Retrieved June 18, 2014.
- "King awards Blatter with medal". Gulf Daily News. February 13, 2008. Retrieved June 3, 2015.
- "Blatter: A victory for football". FIFA. October 28, 2008. Retrieved June 17, 2014.
- "J Zuma: Welcoming of FIFA family for 2010 World Cup". Government of South Africa. June 7, 2010. Archived from the original on 2014-07-14. Retrieved 17 June 2014.
- Jennings 2007, pp. 244–245
- Jennings, Andrew (2007). Foul! The Secret World of FIFA: Bribes, Vote Rigging and Ticket Scandals. HarperSport. ISBN 978-0-00-720869-2.