Brazilian businessman and athlete (1916-2016)
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Jean-Marie Faustin Goedefroid "João" de Havelange (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.
|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)|
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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".
Havelange was a swimmer at the 1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin. He was also part of the team that tied for 13th in water polo at the 1952 Summer Olympics in Helsinki.
- 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
- ↑ "FIFA Presidents". FIFA. Archived from the original on 2011-06-22. Retrieved 2013-12-19.
- ↑ "Uefa chief backs Germany". BBC News. Retrieved 2013-12-19.
- ↑ "Joao Havelange, Fifa's honorary president, resigns over bribes". BBC News. Retrieved 2013-12-19.
- ↑ "João Havelange Bio". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 2020-04-18. Retrieved 2013-12-19.
- ↑ 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 "João Havelange confirmed for Soccerex in Rio". Soccerex. Archived from the original on 2010-12-04. Retrieved 2013-12-19.
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