1.Joseph S. Blatter, Switzerland
2.Julio Grondona, Argentina
Grondona caused controversy in 2003 when, in response to a journalist's question about referee standards in Argentina, he said: "I do not believe a Jew can ever be a referee at this level. It's hard work and, you know, Jews don't like hard work." On May 31, 2011, in an interview with German press, when asked about who he voted for to receive the 2018 and 2022 World Cup hosting rights Grondona said, "Yes, I voted for Qatar, because a vote for the US would be like a vote for England, and that is not possible [...] But with the English bid I said: Let us be brief. If you give back the Falkland Islands, which belong to us, you will get my vote. They then became sad and left."
3.Issa Hayatou, Cameroon
In November 2010 Andrew Jennings, the presenter of FIFA's Dirty Secrets, an edition of BBC's flagship current affairs programme Panorama alleged that Hayatou had taken bribes in the 1990s regarding the awarding of contracts for the sale of television rights to the football World Cup. Panorama claimed to have obtained a confidential document from a company called ISL which showed that Hayatou was paid 100,000 French Francs by the company. ISL won the contract to distribute the television rights. Hayatou has denied the allegations, saying that the money went not to him but to CAF. The IOC has announced it will investigate Hayatou, due to his membership of the organisation.
In May 2011, The Sunday Times published claims from a whistle-blower that Hayatou had, along with fellow Executive Committee member Jacques Anouma, accepted $1.5 million bribes from Qatar in order to secure his support for their bid for the 2022 FIFA World Cup
4.Jack Warner, Trinidad and Tobago (Suspended)
Via a private family company, Warner owned shares in Simpaul, a travel and holiday company. In late 2002, various global media publications alleged that Warner had made a profit of $350,000 selling 2002 FIFA World Cup tickets.
In a series of exposes, during Christmas 2005 the Trinidad and Tobago Express exposed that Simpaul was offering $30,000 packages to the 2006 FIFA World Cup in Germany, which effectively marked-up match tickets at a high rate. In response to the expose, Simpaul removed the cost of the tickets from their packages, by reducing the cost of the packages by $3,000. They then referred clients to the Trinidad and Tobago Football Association, who at that time had an exclusive distribution deal for local and World Cup tickets with Simpaul.
In response, FIFA started an investigation, and asked their auditors Ernst & Young, to investigate. In a report submitted to FIFA in March 2006, E&Y estimated that Warner's family had made a profit of at least $1 million from reselling 2006 World Cup tickets, that Warner had directly ordered or sold on behalf of the T&TFA. In consequence of being found guilty of breaking FIFA's Article 5, minutes of FIFA’s executive committee indicate that a fine of almost $1 million, equal to the expected profiteering, was imposed on the family. Warner also agreed to sever all family links with Simpaul immediately.
However, Warner's son Daryan remained a director of Simpaul throughout World Cup 2006, while his personal assistant remained the company secretary of Simpaul. Despite numerous reminders from FIFA, only $250,000 has been paid.Andrew Jennings the presenter of FIFA's Dirty Secrets, an edition of BBC's Panorama repeated the allegations in a November 2010 programme during the week Warner and his fellow FIFA ExCo members voted to decide the hosts for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups.
5.Ángel María Villar, Spain
6.Michel Platini, France
7.David Chung, Papua New Guinea
8.Prince Ali bin Al Hussein, Jordan
9.Jim Boyce, Northern Ireland
10.Michel D'Hooghe, Belgium
In August 2011 he admitted that Viacheslav Koloskov, an adviser for Russia's successful bid for the 2018 World Cup, visited him in his hometown of Bruges and gave him a valuable painting while lobbying for his vote. He has since described the painting as a "poisonous gift" and has notified Fifa officially about it, since its acceptance is in contravention to the Fifa rules that govern lobbying.
11.Ricardo Terra Teixeira, Brazil
Mr. Teixeira has a long list of accusations against him. In 1994, after winning the World Cup in the USA, the Brazilian Team returned home in a private flight. On arrival in Brazil, Teixeira refused to abide by the rules of Brazilian Customs, on the grounds that "a title of the Brazilian Team is worthy much more than the custom taxes"; later on, it was discovered that many players had brought boxes of undeclared stuff (particularly computers and electronic appliances, which were expensive in Brazil at the time), and that Mr. Teixeira himself had packed a full beer making machine, that he used in a bar he opened a few months later - after a long dispute with Brazilian IRS, Teixeira paid the due taxes and fines.
In 2000, Teixeira faced a Probing Commission in Brazilian Congress. He was charged of taking illegal advantage of contracts with Nike: the Brazil Team would satisfy Nike's interests, and Teixeira would rake the financial gains. Again, Teixeira had to pay taxes on the basis of non declared revenues.
In November 2010 Andrew Jennings, the presenter of FIFA's Dirty Secrets, an edition of BBC's flagship current affairs programme Panorama alleged that Teixeira had taken bribes in the 1990s regarding the awarding of contracts for the sale of television rights to the football World Cup. Teixeira had not responded to the allegations until 25th July 2011 when he launched a savage and ridiculous attack on the English Football Association, saying he would "make their lives hell" as long as he remained a member of FIFA's ruling Executive Committee.
The Brazilian authorities started in October 2011 an investigation to evaluate the possibility of money laundering by Ricardo Teixeira through the Brazilian Football Confederation. The authorities will have 90 days to complete the investigation which also alleges the involvement of João Havelange as part of the scheme. Andrew Jennings told the Senate committee that Ricardo Teixeira may have amassed $9.5m in bribes from now-defunct FIFA marketing firm ISL.
12.Zhang Jilong, People's Republic of China
FIFA suspended Bin Hammam for life on 23 July 2011 and he was officialy dismissed as head of Asian Football Confederation. On 29 July 2011, The members of AFC were informed that the Legal Committee is in agreement that an Extraordinary Congress for the election of President may be convened in the event that the office of President falls vacant for more than one year. This means that an Extraordinary Congress for this purpose could not be convened until after 30 May, 2012 and Jilong will be served as President until that date. He was also elected as member of FIFA Executive Committee.
13.Senes Erzik, Turkey
14.Chuck Blazer, United States of America
In May of 2011, in response to allegations of bribery made by national representatives attending a 10 May meeting of the Caribbean Football Union (CFU), Blazer initiated an investigation of AFC President Mohammed bin Hammam and FIFA Vice President Jack Warner. The investigation was conducted by John P.Collins, former United States federal prosecutor and FIFA Legal Committee member. Its submission led to FIFA's 29 May 2011 suspension of Warner and Bin Hammam from all soccer activities pending the outcome of FIFA's own investigation and procedures.
At the same time of these allegations, Lisle Austin was named acting president of CONCACAF and on May 31st, Austin terminated Blazer’s services with immediate effect for the following four reasons:
“On May 30, 2011, at the Swissotel, Zurich, Switzerland, you grossly insulted and defamed every member Association of the Caribbean of the CONCACAF by stating categorically that each member Association is under investigation for bribery; and
Without any authorization whatsoever from the Executive Committee of CONCACAF you hired the law firm of Collins and Collins to conduct an unauthorized investigation of CONCACAF and its personnel and members.
Deliberately not informing myself, as I am now for the moment the President of CONCACAF, of the CONCACAF Caucus prior to the FIFA Congress of June 1 and usurping the authority of the President to chair all meetings of CONCACAF including the Caucus.
Improperly appointing 5 non-elected members of CONCACAF to act as delegates to the FIFA Congress of June 1 rather than eligible elected members including myself, the acting President of CONCACAF.”
During a meeting that was neither convened by the Acting President nor the President on June 2 a majority of the Executive Committee responded to Austin's assertion of authority by suspending him, stating that he was being "banned from all football activities within CONCACAF and at the national level ... for apparent infringement of the CONCACAF Statutes."
Austin asserts that this meeting of the Executive Committee was neither convened by the Acting President or the President nor was Austin given notice of the meeting, according to CONCACAF statutes, this meeting and any purported decisions were to be rendered null and void. However, this suspected breach of CONCACAF statutes was disregarded and in a statement provided by CONCACAF, it was announced that Lisle Austin had been provisionally suspended.
On 15 June 2011, Blazer was questioned by FIFA's ethics committee after an official complaint was made in a letter to the committee signed by 11 heads of Caribbean federations. The letter said Blazer made "…statements of contempt and slander that served to impugn the integrity, discriminate against and infringe upon the personal rights…" of CONCACAF members. A further excerpt from the letter reads, “[Blazer] discriminated against certain members of the Concacaf through his contemptuous and denigratory words since all the persons who were singled out were of a specific race.”
On August 10th, the FIFA Disciplinary Committee “...decided to ban Lisle Austin from taking part in any football-related activity (administrative, sports or any other) for a period of one year for lodging a claim related to football matters…” and until such time as he withdrew his civil suit against CONCACAF.
On Sunday August 14, 2011, Football journalist Andrew Jennings noted in the UK Independent, that the FBI is examining documentary evidence revealing confidential football payments to offshore accounts operated by Chuck Blazer. Specifically, Jennings cites that Blazer accepted $2million in commissions from marketing deals in 2010.
On August 16th, Reuters reported that the FBI confirmed it was examining documents recording more than $500,000 in payments made by the Caribbean Football Union to Blazer.
16.Nicolas Leoz, Paraguay
In November 2010 Andrew Jennings, the presenter of FIFA's Dirty Secrets, an edition of BBC's flagship current affairs programme Panorama alleged that Leoz had taken bribes in the 1990s regarding the awarding of contracts for the sale of television rights to the football World Cup.Panorama claimed to have obtained a confidential document from a company called ISL which showed that Leoz was paid $730,000 by the company. ISL won the contract to distribute the television rights. Leoz has not responded to the allegations.
In May 2011 Lord Triesman named Leoz while giving evidence at a Parliamentary inquiry into football governance in London. Nicolas Leoz has been accused of requesting an honourary knighthood in reward for supporting a World Cup bid for England. It was later revealed in email exchanges involving his aide that Leoz would consider visiting England if the FA Cup, the oldest association football competition in the world, were to be named after him.
17.Marios Lefkaritis, Cyprus
18.Jacques Anouma, Ivory Coast
19.Rafael Salguero Guatemala
20.Hany Abo Rida, Egypt
21.Vitaly Mutko, Russia
Mutko accompanied the Russian team to the Winter Olympics in Vancouver in 2010. Afterwards, a report by the Russian parliament's Audit Chamber criticised him for claiming for a total of 97 breakfasts during the team's twenty-day stay in Canada, costing a total of $4,500. Each night in his hotel was charged at $1,499. In total, Mutko is said to have spent twelve times his official limit. Mutko told Vedomosti newspaper: "Why do those who want to accuse me of something not interest themselves in how much the French sports minister paid for accommodation?"
22.Mohammed Raouraoua, Algeria
23.Vernan Manilal Fernando, Sri Lanka
24.Theo Zwanziger, Germany
25.Jérôme Valcke France