Sepp Blatter

Fifa President
Born Mar 10, 1936
Age 79
Hometown Visp
Net Worth $10 Million
Nationality Swiss
Other Names Blatter, Joseph S.

Joseph S. Blatter, commonly known as Sepp ("Giuseppe") Blatter, is a Swiss football administrator, who serves as the 8th and current President of FIFA (Fédération Internationale de Football Association). He was elected on 8 June 1998, succeeding João Havelange. He was re-elected as President in 2002, 2007 and 2011. Despite winning four terms as President, Blatter has often been dogged by controversy and allegations of corruption.… Read More

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    Yahoo News - about 13 hours ago
  • Russia Says Blatter, Platini To Be Invited To World Cup - 4 days ago
  • Blatter To Attend Appeal Hearing On February 16 - 14 days ago
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    Yahoo News - Jan 25, 2016


Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Sepp Blatter.


1936 Birth Born on March 10, 1936.


1972 36 Years Old He was Director of Sports Timing and Relations of Longines S.A., and was involved in the organization of the 1972 and 1976 Olympic Games. … Read More


1981 45 Years Old Blatter's first wife was Liliane Biner. The couple had a daughter, Corinne, and divorced shortly after. In 1981, Blatter married Barbara Käser, the daughter of Helmut Käser, Blatter's predecessor as secretary general of FIFA. … Read More


1992 56 Years Old FIFA president Sepp Blatter was cleared of any misconduct, but his predecessor, Brazilian João Havelange, resigned as FIFA's honorary president over his part in the scandal, since Havelange along with former FIFA Executive Committee members Ricardo Teixeira and Dr. Nicolas Leoz were found to have accepted illegal payments between 1992 and May 2000. … Read More
1995 59 Years Old In 1995, Blatter began dating Ilona Boguska, a Polish friend of his daughter Corinne, before they separated in 2002.


1998 62 Years Old 1 More Event
Sepp Blatter's 1998 election to the presidency of FIFA over UEFA President Lennart Johansson occurred amidst much controversy. … Read More
…  Blatter was re-elected in 2002, 2007, 2011, and 2015. … Read More
2006 70 Years Old 1 More Event
Blatter has been publicly heckled, at the World Cup in Seoul and the Confederations Cup in Frankfurt, both in 2006, in his home town of Visp in 2011, at the 2012 Women's Olympic Football Final Medal Ceremony, and at the opening of Confederations Cup match in 2013. … Read More
2007 71 Years Old Blatter appeared to incur much criticism during 2007 and 2008 for his apparent persistence in attempting to change European Union employment law regarding the number of foreign players football clubs can field at any one time. … Read More
2010 74 Years Old The criticism attracted by Blatter's refusal to allow goal-line technology or video replays intensified following the controversial Frank Lampard disallowed goal in the match between England and Germany on 27 June 2010. … Read More
In 2011, elections were scheduled for the FIFA presidency, in which Blatter was again the incumbent candidate, running for a fourth consecutive term.
2013 - 2014 2 More Events
Michael van Praag, the chairman of the Royal Dutch Football Association, called his behavior "preposterous" and expressed the hope Blatter would not be reelected in 2015.
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