The following were the presidents of the organizing committees of the FIFA World Cup, also the presidents of FIFA and the heads of state of the hosting nation included.

Besides being the president of FIFA and the French Football Federation, Jules Rimet was also chairman of the organizing committee of the 1938 FIFA World Cup. In addition to organizing the World Cup that was played in the United States in 1994, Alan Rothenberg had been the organizer of the 1984 Summer Olympics. The 2002 World Cup, which was played in Korea and Japan, was organized for the first time by two presidents of football federations. Franz Beckenbauer, who won the World Cup with West Germany in 1974 as a player and as coach in 1990, was the organizer of the 2006 World Cup, played in Germany.

FIFA World Cup Chair of the
Organizing Committee
FIFA President Head of State
of the host nation
Uruguay Uruguay 1930 Uruguay Raúl Jude France Jules Rimet Uruguay Juan Campisteguy
Italy Italy 1934 Italy Giorgio Vaccaro Italy Benito Mussolini
France France 1938 France Jules Rimet France Albert LeBrun
Brazil Brazil 1950 Brazil Rivadávia Correa Mayer Brazil Eurico Gaspar Dutra
Switzerland Switzerland 1954 Switzerland Gustav Wiederkehr Switzerland Charles Oser
Sweden Sweden 1958 Sweden Gunnar Lager England Arthur Drewry Sweden King Gustaf VI Adolf
Chile Chile 1962 Chile Carlos Dittborn[n 1] England Stanley Rous Chile Jorge Alessandri
England England 1966 England Andrew Stephen England Queen Elizabeth II
Mexico México 1970 Mexico Guillermo Cañedo de la Bárcena[n 2] Mexico Gustavo Díaz Ordaz
Germany West Germany 1974 West Germany Hermann Gösmann Brazil João Havelange West Germany Helmut Schmidt
Argentina Argentina 1978 Argentina Alfredo Francisco Cantilo Argentina Jorge Rafael Videla
Spain Spain 1982 Spain Pablo Porta Spain King Juan Carlos I
Mexico México 1986 Mexico Guillermo Cañedo de la Bárcena[n 2] Mexico Miguel de la Madrid
Italy Italy 1990 Italy Antonio Matarrese Italy Giulio Andreotti
United States United States 1994 United States Alan Rothenberg United States Bill Clinton
France France 1998 France Fernand Sastre[n 1] Switzerland Joseph Blatter France Jacques Chirac
South Korea Japan South Korea/Japan 2002 South Korea Chung Mong-joon
Japan Shunichiro Okano
South Korea Kim Dae-jung
Japan Junichirō Koizumi
Germany Germany 2006 Germany Franz Beckenbauer Germany Angela Merkel
South Africa South Africa 2010 South Africa Danny Jordaan South Africa Jacob Zuma
Brazil Brazil 2014 Brazil José Maria Marin Brazil Dilma Rousseff
Russia Russia 2018 Russia Vitaly Mutko SwitzerlandItaly Gianni Infantino Russia Vladimir Putin
Qatar Qatar 2022 Qatar TBD Qatar Emir Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani

See also


  1. ^ a b He died before the beginning of the World Cup.
  2. ^ a b The only one who managed to organize two World Cups for 1970 and 1986.

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