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Name Gianni Infantino
Gender Male
Ethnic Swiss
Job President of FIFA
Desc Gianni Infantino was first elected in 2016 in the wake of Sepp Blatter’s downfall amid the biggest scandal in FIFA’s history



2016 03 05 Retrieve

[Gianni Infantino in his first interview] I know what it means to love football and follow a team. Football without the fans is nothing. We need the players and we need the fans, and I think these two elements have been neglected for too long. Now it’s time to change this. It’s time to bring them in and involve them in all that we do

2016 12 03 Retrieve

[FIFA President Gianni Infantino expresses condolences on the Chapecoense air tragedy] This is a very, very sad day for football. We are so sorry to hear about the airplane crash in Colombia, it is shocking and tragic news. At this difficult time our thoughts are with the victims, their families and friends. FIFA would like to extend its most heartfelt condolences to the fans of Chapecoense, the football community and media organisations concerned in Brazil

2017 03 04 Retrieve

[Gianni Infantino pays tribute to former France legend Raymond Kopa, who passed away on Friday] It is a very sad day for football, Raymond Kopa was an exceptional player, an inspiration for many generations and a man whose commitment to the service of football was flawless throughout his life. Our thoughts are with his family and loved ones

2019 06 05 Retrieve

For those who love me, for those who hate me. I love everyone today … Remember the state of FIFA at that congress. Well the last three years and four months have certainly not been perfect. I have made mistakes certainly and I try to improve and do this better but today on an election day nobody talks about crisis. Nobody talks about rebuilding FIFA from scratch. Nobody talks about scandals. Nobody talks about corruption

[But Infantino told FIFA’s 211 member associations that ‘we have turned the situation around’ since the Blatter era] This organization went from being toxic, almost criminal to what it should be - an organization that develops football, an organization that cares about football. We have transformed it into a new FIFA - an organization which is synonymous with credibility, trust, integrity, equality, human rights