1 March 1921 – FIFA’s Man With A Plan

On 1 March 1921, Jules Rimet became FIFA's third president and remains their longest-serving one, holding the office for 33 years.A French attorney, Rimet was involved in FIFA's founding in 1904, but the presidency first went to his countryman, Robert Guérin. Guérin served for only two years and was succeeded by Englishman Daniel Woolfall. Rimet, ...

14 October 1873 – The Father Of The World Cup

On 14 October 1873, future FIFA President and World Cup founder Jules Rimet was born in the French village of Theuley-les-Lavoncourt.A lawyer by training, Rimet first got involved with football in 1897 when, at the age of 24, he founded a sports club on the outskirts of Paris and called it Red Star. Despite not being a footballer himself, he chose football ...