FIFA President Honours
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Over the course of his varied career, Joseph S. Blatter has received many awards and distinctions:

  • The Olympic Order
  • Honorary member of the Swiss Football Association
  • Numerous awards from clubs, national associations and confederations
  • A knighthood (with the title of Dato') from the Sultanate of Pahang
  • The 'Order of Good Hope', awarded by the Republic of South Africa
  • 'Order of Independence (1st class)' of Jordan
  • 'Grand Cordon du Wissam Alaouite' of Morocco
  • 'Medalla al Mérito Deportivo ' of Bolivia.
  • 'Grand Cordon de l'Ordre de la République Tunisienne' of Tunisia
  • 'International Humanitarian of the Year' as well as the 'Golden Charter of Peace and Humanitarianism' from the International Humanitarian League for Peace and Tolerance
  • Recipient of the 'American Global Award for Peace'
  • Recipient of the Rank of Grand Officer of Wissam Al Arch (Morocco)
  • Recipient of the UEFA Order of Merit in Diamond
  • Recipient of the Award of Merit from Yemen
  • Knight of the French Legion of Honour
  • Recipient of the 'Order of the Two Niles' from Sudan
  • Honoured in Djibouti as a 'Commandeur de L'Ordre National du 27 Juin 1977'
  • Supreme companion of 'Tambo' of President of the Republic of South Africa: Thabo Mbeki
  • Ordre de la Médaille de la Reconnaissance 'Commander Grade' on behalf of the prime minister of the Central African Republic Célestin Leroy Gaoumbalet
  • Honorary Doctor of Arts, De Montfort University (Leicester)
  • Honorary Doctorate in Philosophy from the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University in Port Elizabeth
  • Honorary Citizenship in Visp (hometown, Switzerland)
  • Honorary member of Real Madrid
  • Recipient of the 'Tenth Anniversary Soccerex Merit Award'
  • Recipient of the 'AFC Diamond of Asia Award' 2006
  • Order of the National Olympic Committee
  • 'Prince Yaroslav the Wise' Order V grade in Ukraine
  • Order of 'Dustlik' (Friendship) in Uzbekistan
  • 'Danaker' in Kyrgyzstan
  • 'Crown of Peace' in India
  • Doctor of Letters Honoris Causa of the International Univerity in Geneva
  • Order of Francisco de Miranda - First Class, Palace Miraflores, Venezuela 2007, received from Hugo Chavez - President of the Republic of Venezuela
  • Diploma of Honorary Doctor of the Azerbaijan State Academy of physical culture and sport
  • Honor Diploma from Ilham Aliyev, Azerbaijan Republic President
  • Honorary Doctoral Degree of Business Administration in Sport Management, Bangkok
  • Honorary Citizen by Governor of Bangkok Apirak Kosayothin
  • Bahrain Medal of the First Degree
  • Honorary Membership of Swiss Olympic Association
  • Best World Sports award from the Graduate School of Business Administration of Zurich 2008
  • The 'Wissam Al-Qods (Order Jerusalem)' distinction, presented by H.E. President Mahmoud Abbas.
  • Davos Crystal for outstanding service and achievement in sport
  • Japan's 'Grand Cordon of the Order of the Rising Sun'
  • 'Dostik' Order from the President of the Kazakhstan Republic, Nursultan Abish-uly Nazarbayev
  • Recipient of the 'Dove of Geneva'
  • "Golden Key recognition" trophy, Johannesburg, 5 July 2010
  • German FA (DFB) Honorary Membership
  • Order of Merit for Sports of the Republic of Korea
  • Necklace of Honour from the Ecuadorian Football Federation
  • Doctor of Science honoris causa from the University of Benin, Nigeria.
  • Dato’ Sri – First Class Grand Commander of the Most Distinguished Order of the Sri Sultan Ahmad Shah Pahang, Malaysia
  • Honorary Citizen of the Republic of Timor-Leste
  • Honorary Citizen of Guatemala City
  • Honorary Citizen of Managua, Nicaragua
  • Grand Cross of the Federal Republic of Germany
  • Grand Decoration for Services to the Republic of Austria in Silver
  • The National Order of Merit for Sport from the Colombian Football Federation
  • The friendship medal awarded by the Government of Laos
  • 'Le Ali della vittoria' award
  • For Humanity in Football Award
  • EL-AHID Medal/Sadr of the Order of National Merit
  • Ordre du Mérite en or de la FAF
  • Uzbekistan Football Federation Diamond Order of Merit
  • Chilean FA Gran Estrella de Oro (Gold Star)
  • Bernard O'Higgins Order of Merit (Commander)
  • Moldova's Order of Honour
  • The Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Creative Sports Award
  • Etoile du Valais d'Honneur 2012
  • Ambassador of the Palestinian People - The Palestinian Authority VIP Passport
  • The Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Creative Sports Award
  • Grand Officier de l'Ordre National du Mérite, Guinea
  • CAF Hall of Fame - Member No2
  • Honorary Freedom of the City of Port Louis, Mauritius
  • Golden Pin of the Football Association of Serbia
  • Honorary Doctorate Degree in Sports Management from the An-Najah National University in Nablus, Palestine
  • BrandLaureate Legendary Award 2014