Sepp Blatter-FIFA President to-8

Sepp Blatter

Joseph "Sepp" Blatter (born in Visp, Valais, Switzerland, March 10, 1936, age 76 years) is the eighth FIFA President. He was sworn in on June 8, 1998, replacing João Havelange (Brazil).
Graduate of the University of Lausanne in the field of Administration and Economics (Faculty of Law), Blatter had worked at the National Tourism Valais, Swiss Ice Hockey Federation, and Longines SA. He began working at FIFA in 1975, as Technical Director (1975-81), Secretary General (1981-98), and then President (since 1998). He was re-elected as president in 2002 (defeating Issa Hayatou) and again in 2007.

Between the policies that made ​​the President of FIFA is the introduction of the silver goal system to replace the golden goal (since Euro 2004; system is then terminated along with the golden goal that every game now play an additional half full); omission of an automated, qualifying for the FIFA World Cup champion last after Cup 2002 FIFA world; various changes related to moral standards, for example, giving yellow cards for players who take her clothes off after celebrating a goal of printing.
Blatter spoke German, French, English, Spanish, and Italian.

Early life and career

Blatter was born in Visp, Canton of Valais, Switzerland. He studied in Sion, Switzerland, before he received a degree in business and economics from the University of Lausanne in 1959.
Blatter has had a long and varied career, including posts as Head of Public Relations Valaisan Tourist Board in his native Switzerland, as well as Secretary General of the Swiss Ice Hockey Federation. He is Director of Sports Time and Relationship Longines SA, and is involved in the organization in 1972 and 1976 Olympics.


Since 1975, FIFA's Blatter has worked at first as Technical Director (1975-1981), then the Secretary General (1981-1998), before being elected as President of FIFA in 1998. He was re-elected as head of FIFA in 2002, and was re-elected unopposed for four years on May 31, 2007, although only 66 207 FIFA members nominated him

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