Jules Rimet

founders of association football institution (1873-1956)

Jules Rimet (French pronunciation: ​[ʒyl ʁimɛ]; 14 October 1873 – 16 October 1956) was a French football administrator. He was the 3rd President of FIFA from 1921 to 1954. He is FIFA's longest-serving president, in office for 33 years. He was the president of the French Football Federation from 1919 to 1942.

Jules Rimet
Jules Rimet, photographed in 1920
3rd President of FIFA
In office
1 March 1921 – 21 June 1954
Preceded byDaniel Burley Woolfall
Succeeded byRodolphe Seeldrayers
President of FFF
In office
Succeeded byHenri Jevain
Personal details
Born(1873-10-14)14 October 1873
Theuley, Franche-Comté, France
Died16 October 1956(1956-10-16) (aged 83)
Suresnes, Île-de-France, France
ProfessionFootball administrator

The Jules Rimet Trophy was named in his honor. He also founded the French football club Red Star Saint-Ouen.

Other websites change

  • Jules Rimet at Find a Grave
  • Jean-Yves Guillain, La Coupe du monde de football, l'œuvre de Jules Rimet, Éditions Amphora, 1998