World Football

100 Years of FIFA

It is not easy to fit one hundred years of history into one week. Now that FIFA's 100th birthday celebrations are over, FIFA.com takes a leisurely look back at the birth of world football's governing body when seven men met at 229 Saint Honore in Paris on 21 May 2004.

We speak to the grandson of former FIFA president Jules Rimet and review the long-standing disputes over players' professional and national status in the evolution of the game until the present day. Enjoy the 100-year history of the world's most popular sport!