João Havelange

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João Havelange
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João Havelange in 2010
7th President of FIFA
In office
Preceded byStanley Rous
Succeeded bySepp Blatter
Personal details
Jean-Marie Faustin Goedefroid de Havelange

(1916-05-08)8 May 1916
Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil
Died16 august 2016 (age 100)

Jean-Marie Faustin Goedefroid "João" de Havelange (born May 8, 1916 - 16 august 2016) was a Brazilian association football administrator. He was the 7th President of FIFA (Fédération Internationale de Football Association).[1] He was elected to the position in 1974. He resigned in 1998, after 24 years in charge.[2]

He was elected as an honorary president of FIFA in 1998 after he left office. He resigned in 2013 due to "health and personal reasons".[3]

Havelange was a swimmer at the 1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin. He was also part of the team that tied for 13th in water polo at the 1952 Summer Olympics in Helsinki.[4]

Honors[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. "FIFA Presidents". FIFA. Retrieved 2013-12-19.
  2. "Uefa chief backs Germany". BBC News. Retrieved 2013-12-19.
  3. "Joao Havelange, Fifa's honorary president, resigns over bribes". BBC News. Retrieved 2013-12-19.
  4. "João Havelange Bio". Sports Reference. Retrieved 2013-12-19.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 "João Havelange confirmed for Soccerex in Rio". Soccerex. Retrieved 2013-12-19.

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