Sports Figure. He founded the World Cup, the international football (or soccer) competition, in 1930. Rimet was president of the French Football Federation from 1919 to 1946, and the Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) from 1921 to 1954. The original World Cup prize, the Jules Rimet Trophy, was awarded until 1970; it was retired, in accordance with Rimet's wishes, when Brazil became the first team to win it three times. FIFA then established a new World Cup trophy, first awarded to Germany in 1974, and there are no restrictions on the number of times it may be won. The Rimet trophy was stolen in 1983 and has never been recovered.
Bio by: Bobb Edwards