Gianni Infantino: The King of football’s castle and FIFA’s toughest year since World War II
21 December 2020
With football facing $14 billion combined Covid losses, FIFA faces its most difficult year since Jules Rimet’s post-war era.
Gianni is “Brilliant, exhausting, full of ideas and a belief that he can change everything but impatient of others who can’t keep pace with him.”
In 2021 Infantino faces challenges from football agents, confederations and Swiss prosecutors.
As a new year beckons, most lists of football’s most powerful men lead as they always should: with the FIFA president.
Confederation heads, FA heads, super agents, egotistical club presidents, even some of the on-pitch megastars may try and lay claim to this title. But every other claim is really just noise.
No single individual exerts as profound and wide-ranging an influence on the game’s business, destiny and governance as the man who occupies the FIFA president’s office.
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