João Havelange

1916 - 2016

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Jean-Marie Faustin Godefroid "João" de Havelange (Brazilian Portuguese: [ʒuˈɐ̃w aviˈlɐ̃ʒi]; 8 May 1916 – 16 August 2016) was a Brazilian lawyer, businessman, athlete and centenarian who served as the seventh president of FIFA from 1974 to 1998. His tenure as President is the second longest in FIFA's history, behind only that of Jules Rimet. He received the title of Honorary President when leaving office, but resigned in April 2013. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of João Havelange has received more than 485,566 page views. His biography is available in 52 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 51 in 2019). João Havelange is the 43rd most popular businessperson (up from 46th in 2019), the 21st most popular biography from Brazil (up from 25th in 2019) and the most popular Brazilian Businessperson.

João Hélange is most famous for his work in the field of geophysics, which includes the discovery of the Earth's inner core.

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Among businesspeople, João Havelange ranks 43 out of 604Before him are Rudolf Dassler, Bernard Arnault, Bernie Ecclestone, Robert Kardashian, Jeff Bezos, and Gustav Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach. After him are Robert Kiyosaki, Henri Nestlé, Sergei Diaghilev, Mohamed Al-Fayed, Thomas Cook, and Otto Frank.

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Among people born in 1916, João Havelange ranks 17Before him are Aldo Moro, Hans Eysenck, Claude Shannon, Ahmed Ben Bella, Herbert A. Simon, and Ferruccio Lamborghini. After him are Yehudi Menuhin, Sirimavo Bandaranaike, Maurice Wilkins, Robert McNamara, Tsutomu Yamaguchi, and Camilo José Cela. Among people deceased in 2016, João Havelange ranks 21Before him are Boutros Boutros-Ghali, Dario Fo, Andrzej Wajda, Islam Karimov, Alvin Toffler, and Jerome Bruner. After him are Carlos Alberto Torres, Pierre Boulez, Abbas Kiarostami, George Michael, Harper Lee, and Nancy Reagan.

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Among people born in Brazil, João Havelange ranks 21 out of 1,947Before him are Sócrates (1954), Ronaldo (1976), Vavá (1934), Antônio Carlos Jobim (1927), Rivellino (1946), and Paulo Freire (1921). After him are Luiz Felipe Scolari (1948), Carlos Alberto Torres (1944), Emerson Fittipaldi (1946), Heitor Villa-Lobos (1887), Getúlio Vargas (1882), and Ronaldinho (1980).


Among businesspeople born in Brazil, João Havelange ranks 1After him are Carlos Ghosn (1954), Jorge Paulo Lemann (1939), Eduardo Saverin (1982), Eike Batista (1956), and Mike Krieger (1986).