Gianni Infantino

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President of FIFA

Gianni Infantino was elected FIFA President on 26 February 2016, in the period of the worst crisis in the football world governing body’s history. Re-elected on 5 June 2019, he has led the institution into a new era of stability, transparency and prosperity, making FIFA a well-respected and trusted institution and a reliable partner to many.

Under his presidency, FIFA went through a series of internal good governance reforms. Unprecedented financial results coupled with a significant increase in investment and oversight of football development funds in FIFA’s 211 member associations were also reached, together with the creation of a dedicated Women’s Football Division, and the integration and commitment to Human Rights in FIFA’s statutes. FIFA also signed a number of partnerships - with UNESCO, the World Health Organization, the World Food Programme, UN Women, the Council of Europe, the African Union and the Caribbean Community- aiming to use the social power of football as a tool to help face global challenges and achieve universal goals.

Before being elected FIFA President, Gianni Infantino was the UEFA General Secretary since October 2009, having joined the organisation in 2000. Giovanni Vincenzo Infantino, under his full name, was born on 23 March 1970 and fluently speaks six languages.