Former FIFA President Joao Havelange is No More [ Current Affairs ]
Joao Havelange, former FIFA (Federation International de Football Association) president of Brazil. Joao Havelange recently passed away in Rio de Janerio, Brazil. He knows as a global government body of football. He was 100 year.
About Joao Havelange:
- Joao Havelange born on 8 May, 1916.
- He was a Brazilian lawyer, businessman, and athlete.
- He was the seventh President of FIFA from 1974 to 1998 and six time re-elected as President of FIFA.
- After Jules Rimet he was second to serve for long time as a President of FIFA.
- He was titled as Honorary President when he leaved the office in 2013.
- He had created history by expanding the World Cup 32 teams from 16.
- Total six FIFA World Cups were organized under his presidency during 1974 to 1998.
- He also had introduced Women’s World Cup.
- Under his Presidentship 200 nations become member of FIFA.
- He was also a longest serving member of International Olympic Committee from 1963 to 2011.
- The Federation International de Football Association (FIFA) is the international governing body of association football, it organize most important international football tournaments such as World Cup.
- It was founded in 1904 with Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland as member nation (number of member nations was expanded as time passes and now it reaches to 211).
- Its Headquartered is located in Zurich.
- The Member countries are organized in the six regional Africa, Asia, Europe, North & Central America and the Caribbean, Oceania and South America.
Asian Football Confederation
Confederation of African Football
Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean association football
Confederation Sudamericana de Football
Oceania Football Confederation
Union of European Football Associations
- Published on: August 22, 2016