For better or worse? How Havelange’s global vision changed football


“Laid low by an infection, former Fifa president Joao Havelange is gravely ill in a Rio hospital, where no doubt he is profoundly irritated at being forced to interrupt his daily routine of swimming 1,000 metres. At the age of 95, Havelange remains a force of nature. Over 30 years ago he used his strength to change world football. When Premier League chairman Sir Dave Richards made his recent remarks about Fifa “stealing football from the English”, there can be little doubt that he had 1974 in mind. That was the year that Havelange unseated England’s Sir Stanley Rous to become Fifa president.” BBC – Tim Vickery

One Response to For better or worse? How Havelange’s global vision changed football

  1. Hi Bill

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