Gianni Infantino

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Gianni Infantino
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9th President of FIFA
Assumed office
26 February 2016
Preceded bySepp Blatter
Secretary General of UEFA
Assumed office
1 October 2009
Preceded byDavid Taylor
Personal details
Born (1970-03-23) 23 March 1970 (age 49)
Brig-Glis, Switzerland
NationalitySwiss, Italian
OccupationFIFA President

Gianni Infantino (Italian pronunciation: [ˈdʒanni infanˈtiːno]; born 23 March 1970) is a Swiss-Italian football administrator. He has been the president of FIFA since 26 February 2016.[1] He was the general secretary of UEFA from 2009 through 2016.[1]

On 26 October 2015, Infantino received the full support of the UEFA Executive Committee to stand for the position of president in FIFA's upcoming Extraordinary Congress.[1] On the same day, he confirmed his candidacy.[2] He was elected president at the Congress on 26 February 2016. The Congress was held with the purpose of reforming FIFA.

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Gianni Infantino". UEFA.com. Retrieved 2016-02-26.
  2. "Statement from UEFA General Secretary Gianni Infantino". UEFA.com. Retrieved 2016-02-26.