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FIFA Presidency: See football legends who supported Infantino

Before his emergence on Friday, as the new FIFA President, Switzerland’s Gianni Infantino had sought the support of 209 Member Football Associations (FAs), making up FIFA, as well as ex-internationals and football legends.

New FIFA President, Gianni Infantino
New FIFA President, Gianni Infantino

According to Infantino, he had in the run-up to the election visited 70 countries and over 150 FAs.

Vanguard captures some football legends who openly threw their weights behind Infantino, before the mind-pulsating election which ran into a 2nd ballot today.

Among the many ex-football internationals who took to their social media accounts to express their support for Infantino, were ex-Portuguese international, Luís Figo; ex-Italian internationals, Gianluigi Buffon and Gennaro Gattuso; ex-Brazilian internationals, Roberto Carlos and Marcos Evangelista de Morais, known as Cafu, ex-Cameroonian international, Samuel Eto’o, and Tobagonian former football player, Dwight Yorke;

See their social media posts on Twitter and Facebook supporting Infantino:

Samuel Eto’o wrote on his facebook page:

I wish Gianni to win the FIFA election. I know that he has the interests of football at heart and that his experience, his determination and his passion for sports can allow make a real difference for football in Africa and throughout the world.

Buffon-tweets

Carlos-tweets

Figo-tweets

Cafu-support

 


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