Sunday, November 28, 2010

Stamps from Bulgaria

FIFA World Cup South Africa
Souvenir sheet
Date of issue: 10\06\2010
Denomination: 2.10 BGL
Quantity: 15 000

Jules Rimet: (14 October 1873 – 16 October 1956) was a French football administrator who was the 3rd President of FIFA, serving from 1921 to 1954. He was FIFA's longest serving president, having served for 33 years. He also served as the president of the French Football Federation from 1919 to 1946. He was born in Theuley, France.

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.

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