Sepp Blatter and the Longest Serving FIFA Presidents
It looks like FIFA President Sepp Blatter will be stepping down after all in the wake of the football organization’s latest “corruption scandal.” He is also “reportedly under investigation in the US,” according to bbc.com.
The Swiss Blatter had held the helm since 1998, third longest tenure of all eight FIFA Presidents at 17 years.
His predecessor, João Havelange of Brazil – the only non-European President, is the second longest serving at 24 years.
Together, just Havelange and Blatter have presided over FIFA since 1974. Wow.
But at the top, it’s Frenchman Jules Rimet, from back in the day. The third FIFA President, Rimet served 33 years through the Great Depression and World War II and into the 1950’s. He is also the “man who kicked off the World Cup.”Follow @VinGetz
|FIFA PRESIDENT||YEARS OF SERVICE||FROM||TO||COUNTRY BORN|
|5.||Daniel Burley Woolfall||12||1906||1918||England|
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