Gianni Infantino

Swiss-Italian football administrator

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.[1] He was the general secretary of UEFA from 2009 through 2016.[1]

Gianni Infantino
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9th President of FIFA
Assumed office
26 February 2016
Preceded bySepp Blatter
Secretary General of UEFA
Assumed office
1 October 2009
Preceded byDavid Taylor
Personal details
Born (1970-03-23) 23 March 1970 (age 53)
Brig-Glis, Switzerland
NationalitySwiss, Italian
OccupationFIFA President

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.[1] On the same day, he confirmed his candidacy.[2] He was elected president at the Congress on 26 February 2016. The Congress was held with the purpose of reforming FIFA.


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Gianni Infantino". Retrieved 2016-02-26.
  2. "Statement from UEFA General Secretary Gianni Infantino". Retrieved 2016-02-26.