FIFA, the governing body of soccer around the world, has chosen its new President to replace the disgraced Sepp Blatter.
And he’s not the man many thought would win at today’s extraordinary meeting in Zurich, Switzerland.
Gianni Infantino of Switzerland is the new FIFA president after winning a second-round vote.
Infantino got 115 of the 207 eligible votes to take a decisive majority ahead of Sheikh Salman of Bahrain.
Many had put Salman as the frontrunner in the race
Prince Ali of Jordan had 4 votes and Jerome Champagne of France got zero.
Infantino, the 45-year-old general secretary of European governing body UEFA, is the second straight FIFA president from the Valais region in the Swiss Alps.
The 45-year-old replaces the 79-year-old Sepp Blatter, who was born in neighbouring Visp.
The Canadian Soccer Association supported Infantino in the election.
Before the vote, delegates passed a number of reform measures and limited the power of the incoming President.