THE IFFHS CONTINUE AFTER THE DEATH OF ITS FOUNDER ALFREDO PÖGE
After the death (24 March 2013) of its founder and President since 1984, Alfredo Pöge, the IFFHS (International Federation of Football History and Statistics) continued first one year with H.E. Sheikh Mohammad Bin Saqr Al-Qassemi as President and then with an interim President, Robert Ley, from France, who was in the Executive Committee since 1997, and a new line. The IFFHS was transitional established in Lausanne (Switzerland) and has already more than 70 members from countries of all continents and will reorganize all his activities.
The first step was to continue the establishment of the nine annual categories in the World’s Man Football and the four new categories in the World’s Woman Football. Editorial staff and experts from 70 countries of all continents voted in the different categories.
After this transitional period the second step was the election of a new President: The Executive Committee Members of the International Federation of Football History & Statistic (IFFHS) have attended the IFFHS Election meeting held in Dubai, UAE and it resolved by unanimous decision to elect Mr. Saleh Salem BAHWINI for the position of the presidency of the International Federation of Football History & Statistics for a period of five years effective 23 March 2014. Today the IFFHS is based in Zürich, Switzerland.