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Jules RIMET

French Jules RIMET

born Jules Ernest Séraphin Valentin RIMET

President of the French Football Federation from 1919 to 1946 and of FIFA from 1921 to 1954

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Born: on October 14, 1873 in Theuley, France
Died: on October 15, 1956 in Suresnes, France


Biography

On Rimet's initiative, the first FIFA World Cup was held in 1930. The Jules Rimet Trophy was named in his honour. He also founded one of France's oldest teams, Red Star Saint-Ouen.

In 2004 he was posthumously made a member of the FIFA Order of Merit.

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- Category Team sport - Football (Soccer)