Gianni Infantino facts for kids
|9th President of FIFA|
26 February 2016
|Preceded by||Sepp Blatter|
|Secretary General of UEFA|
1 October 2009
|Preceded by||David Taylor|
|Born||23 March 1970
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. He was the general secretary of UEFA from 2009 through 2016.
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. On the same day, he confirmed his candidacy. He was elected president at the Congress on 26 February 2016. The Congress was held with the purpose of reforming FIFA.
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