Jules Rimet leaves an international legacy.
You know you’ve had a fairly important impact on the game of football when they name the sport's most famous trophy after you.
Jules Rimet was president of the French Football Federation (1919-1946) and of FIFA (1921-1954), making him the international governing body’s longest serving president. His greatest contribution, however, came with his initiative to launch the World Cup in 1930.
He died in 1956, aged 83,
but will forever be remembered as the ringmaster of the greatest show on earth.