Σάββατο, 27 Φεβρουαρίου 2016

Gianni Infantino elected new FIFA president


Gianni Infantino pulled off a stunning victory to take over as FIFA president. The Swiss official received 115 of the 207 eligible votes in the second round to earn a decisive majority over Sheikh Salman of Bahrain, who had been the strong favourite entering the election. Infantino is from Brig and replaces the 79-year-old Blatter, who was born in neighboring Visp.

Gianni Infantino celebrates after being elected as the new FIFA President during the Extraordinary FIFA Congress at Hallenstadion on February 26, 2016 in Zurich, Switzerland.  (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein - FIFA/FIF
Full name: Giovanni Vincenzo Infantino
Place of birth: Brig, Switzerland
Date of Birth: 23 March 1970
Marital status: Married to Lina Al Achkar Infantino, 4 children (Alessia, Sabrina, Shanïa Serena and Dhalia Nora)
Education: University of Fribourg
Mother tongue: Italian/French/(Swiss-)German
Other languages: English/Spanish/Portuguese/Arabic
Before being elected FIFA President, Gianni Infantino was the UEFA General Secretary since October 2009, having joined the organisation in 2000.



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