The FIFA Legends
One of the main goals for the future of FIFA, as pledged by Gianni Infantino in his campaign for the presidency of FIFA in 2015, is to “bring football back to FIFA and FIFA back to football.” The organisation aims to reconnect with the roots of the beautiful game and the players and coaches that have helped write the history of the world’s most popular sport, through the FIFA Legends Programme.
It is a programme, not a title or a hall of fame, designed to bring together former top players and coaches from men’s and women’s football to promote and support football and its wider mission around the world.
Since its inauguration in 2016, the FIFA Legends Programme has been the platform to reconnect the world governing body of football with the game’s central figures.
Hundreds of former players and coaches - men and women, from around the globe - have joined the programme and taken part in FIFA tournaments, as well as corporate events such as the FIFA Executive Football Summits, The Best FIFA Football Awards and the FIFA Congress.
特级做人爱c级日本The idea behind these appearances is to allow the greats of the game to be centre stage and directly interact with fans from around the world.
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Sharing their views
As well as taking part in FIFA’s tournaments, events and campaigns, the FIFA Legends have been incorporated into football’s decision-making structure through the FIFA Legends Think Tank.
This has become a platform for the game’s elite footballers and coaches, past and present, to discuss the sport’s most pressing topics with FIFA’s senior management and have their voices heard.
The first edition of the FIFA Legends Think Tank took place around the 66th FIFA Congress in Mexico City, and it has since become a key part of FIFA’s main corporate events.