Chuck Blazer, American soccer administrator, Died at 72


Charles Gordon “Chuck” Blazer was born on April 26, 1945 and died on July 12, 2017.

He was an American soccer administrator.

He held a number of high level positions before becoming a government informant on widespread corruption within organized soccer.

During 2013, he admitted to conspiring with other FIFA Executive Committee members to accept bribes in conjunction with the failed bid of Morocco and the successful bid of South Africa to become World Cup hosts in 1998 and 2010 respectively.

His admissions came during testimony given at a sealed sentencing proceeding in a New York federal court.

Blazer was a FIFA Executive Committee member from 1996 to 2013, the CONCACAF General Secretary from 1990 until 2011, and Executive Vice President of the U.S. Soccer Federation.

Charles Gordon “Chuck” Blazer passed away at 72 years old.