|Gianni Infantino Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 11¾ in|
|Date of Birth||March 23, 1970|
|Spouse||Leena Al Ashqar|
Gianni Infantino is a Swiss-Italian lawyer and football administrator who received worldwide recognition after being appointed the president of FIFA in February 2016. He took over the role from his predecessor Sepp Blatter, who held on to that position for 17 years from 1998 until 2015.
Giovanni Vincenzo Infantino
Brig, Valais, Switzerland
Gianni earned his law degree from the University of Fribourg.
Lawyer, Football Administrator
- Father – Vincenzo Infantino (Businessman)
- Mother – Maria Minolfi (Homemaker)
5 ft 11¾ in or 182 cm
74 kg or 163 lbs
Girlfriend / Spouse
Gianni has dated –
- Leena Al Ashqar (2001-Present) – He married Leena Al Ashqar, who is of Lebanese descent, in 2001. The couple is proud parents to 4 daughters named Shania Serena Infantino, Sabrina Infantino, Alessia Infantino, and Dhalia Nora Infantino.
Race / Ethnicity
He has Italian ancestry.
He is bald.
Gianni Infantino Facts
- He supports the Italian club, Inter Milan.
- Gianni is a polyglot and can fluently converse in Italian, English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, German, and Arabic languages.
- He oversaw the proceedings of the 2022 World Cup, which was held in Qatar. The entire tournament was mired in numerous controversies including unpaid wages for the migrant workers, excessive working hours, illegal recruitment, and poor working conditions that led to the death of many workers.
- Gianni was one of the several wealthy people named in the 2016 Panama Papers.
- His election in 2016 made him the 9th president of FIFA.
- Gianni allegedly received special treatment from Russia and Qatar, the hosts of the 2018 and 2022 World Cups respectively. Some of the favors received included a private jet for himself and his entourage during their visit to the 2 countries.
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