João Havelange in 2010
|7th President of FIFA|
|Preceded by||Stanley Rous|
|Succeeded by||Sepp Blatter|
Jean-Marie Faustin Goedefroid de Havelange
8 May 1916
Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil
|Died||16 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). He was elected to the position in 1974. He resigned in 1998, after 24 years in charge.
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".
- Cavalier of the Légion d'honneur
- Order of Special Merit in Sports
- Commander of the Cavaliers of the Order of Infante D. Henrique
- Cavalier of the Order of Vasa
- Grand Cross of Elizabeth the Catholic
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