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Sepp Blatter

Fifa President
Male
Born Mar 10, 1936
Age 78
Hometown Visp
Net Worth $10 Million
Nationality Swiss Nationality...
Alma Mater University of Lau...
Other Names Joseph Blatter

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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CHILDHOOD

1936 Birth Born on March 10, 1936.

THIRTIES

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

LATE ADULTHOOD

…  He was elected on 8 June 1998, succeeding João Havelange.
He was re-elected as President in 2002, 2007 and 2011. … Read More
2004 68 Years Old Blatter incurred criticism from female footballers in 2004 when he suggested that women should "wear tighter shorts and low cut shirts... to create a more female aesthetic" and attract more male fans, remarks that were ridiculed in the press. In the 2006 FIFA World Cup, after a controversial second-round match between Portugal and the Netherlands, which saw referee Valentin Ivanov issue a record 16 yellow cards and four red cards, Blatter was said to have lambasted the officiating referee, and said that Ivanov should have given himself a yellow card for his poor performance as a referee. … Read More
2006 70 Years Old During the 2006 FIFA World Cup final in Germany, Blatter's absence during the prize-podium event was noted and criticized in international media. … 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 Lampard disallowed goal in the match between England and Germany on 27 June 2010. … Read More
Blatter also received criticism for not postponing his 2011 election in which his term as FIFA President was extended through 2015, despite the fact that all other candidates for the role had been suspended or withdrew. … Read More
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