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
StyleHis Excellency
Member ofFIFA Council
SeatFIFA Headquarters, Zürich, Switzerland
AppointerFIFA Congress
Term lengthFour years
Elected in the year following a FIFA World Cup
(renewable three times)
Constituting instrumentFIFA Statutes
PrecursorSepp Blatter
Inaugural holderRobert Guérin
Formation21 May 1904
DeputySalman Bin Ibrahim Al-Khalifa
Salary£2.6 million (FIFA figures for 2015)
Websiteofficial website

The following is a list of presidents of the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA), the world association football governing body.[1]

The current president is Swiss-Italian Gianni Infantino.[2][3] Before him, Cameroonian Issa Hayatou was acting president after the impeachment of Sepp Blatter on 8 October 2015, which was later followed by a six-year ban from all football-related activities on 21 December 2015.[4][5]

Presidents of FIFA[change | change source]

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 Cornelis August Wilhelm Hirschman.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
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 83) Living 8 June 1998 8 October 2015 (impeached)[note 5] 17 years, 122 days   Switzerland
9 Gianni Infantino (cropped).jpg Gianni Infantino (1970-03-23) 23 March 1970 (age 49) Living 26 February 2016 Incumbent 3 years, 120 days   Switzerland

Notes[change | change source]

  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.[5][6]

References[change | change source]

  1. "The eight Presidents" (PDF). FIFA.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. Retrieved 20 December 2016.
  2. Fédération Internationale de Football Association (February 26, 2016). "Gianni Infantino elected FIFA President". Press release. https://www.fifa.com/about-fifa/news/y=2016/m=2/news=gianni-infantino-elected-fifa-president-2767180.html. Retrieved June 27, 2018. 
  3. Baxter, Kevin (February 26, 2016). "Gianni Infantino is elected FIFA president". The Los Angeles Times. Retrieved February 26, 2016.
  4. "Issa Hayatou takes temporary charge of Fifa". BBC Sport. 8 October 2015. Retrieved 8 October 2015.
  5. 5.0 5.1 "Sepp Blatter: End of era for Fifa boss". BBC. December 21, 2015. Retrieved June 27, 2018.
  6. "Sepp Blatter & Michel Platini lose Fifa appeals but bans reduced". BBC Sport. Retrieved 24 February 2016.