Jacques Georges (30 May 1916 – 25 February 2004) was the president
French Football Federation
French Football Federation (FFF) from 1968 until 1972 and the
4th president of
In April 1989, he caused controversy by describing a minority of
Liverpool F.C. supporters as "beasts", wrongly believing that
hooliganism was the cause of the
Hillsborough disaster which
ultimately resulted in the deaths of 96 of the English club's fans.
He issued a swift apology for his comments upon discovering that
hooliganism did not cause the tragedy.
He died in February 2004 at the age of 87.
^ Phil Scraton (13 May 2011). Hillsborough - The Truth. Mainstream
Publishing. pp. 116–117. ISBN 978-1-78057-041-9.
^ "European Soccer Chief Retracts Harsh Words in Stadium Deaths". Los
Angeles Times. 18 April 1989.
President of UEFA
Presidents of UEFA
Ebbe Schwartz (1954–1962)
Gustav Wiederkehr (1962–1972)
Sándor Barcs (1972–1973, acting)
Artemio Franchi (1973–1983)
Jacques Georges (1983–1990)
Lennart Johansson (1990–2007)
Michel Platini (2007–2015)
Ángel María Villar
Ángel María Villar (2015–2016, acting)
Aleksander Čeferin (2016–present)
Presidents of FIFA
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