Giovanni Vincenzo “Gianni” Infantino, is a Swiss football executive and the current president of FIFA, who was born on March 23, 1970.
He was appointed to the position for the first time in February 2016 at the 2016 FIFA Extraordinary Congress, and he was re-elected in June 2019. He was also chosen to join the International Olympic Committee in January 2020.
Infantino was born in Brig, Switzerland, on March 23, 1970.
He was born in Switzerland to Italian immigrants from Calabria and Lombardy, and he holds dual citizenship in both nations.
He attended the University of Fribourg to study law. He speaks English, Portuguese, Arabic, Italian, Spanish, French, and German with ease.
At the University of Neuchâtel, Infantino held the position of Secretary General of the International Center for Sports Studies (CIES).
Infantino began his employment with UEFA in August 2000, and in January 2004, he was named the division’s director of legal affairs and club licensing. He was appointed UEFA’s deputy general secretary in 2007 and its secretary general in October 2009.
UEFA established Financial Fair Play and enhanced commercial support for smaller national organisations during his tenure there.
He managed the addition of 24 teams to the UEFA Euro 2016 and contributed to the creation of the UEFA Nations League and the UEFA Euro 2020, which were held in the then-13 (now-11) European countries.
A member of FIFA’s Reform Committee was Infantino.  He gained support from the UEFA Executive Committee on October 26, 2015, to run for president of FIFA at the 2016 Extraordinary Congress.
He declared his candidacy and sent in the necessary statements of support on the same day. He pledged to add forty teams to the FIFA World Cup.
He was chosen to serve as FIFA President for a three-year term on February 26, 2016.
Infantino became the first Italian to serve as FIFA President. Via his parents, he is a dual citizen of Italy and Switzerland.
In 2017, Infantino condemned the United States travel ban on certain Muslim-majority nations. He spoke “Every team that qualifies for a World Cup in a FIFA competition, along with its fans and officials, must be able to enter the nation; otherwise, there will be no World Cup. That much is clear.”
During the 2018 World Cup, Infantino received the Order of Friendship medal, which he accepted in 2019.
Gianni Infantino Children: Meet Shania Serena, Dhalia Nora, Alessia, Sabrina
Infantino is married to Lebanese Leena Al Ashqar, and the pair has four children. Their names are Shania Serena Infantino, Dhalia Nora Infantino, Sabrina Infantino, and Alessia Infantino.