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Robert Guérin (28 June 1876 – 19 March 1952) was a French journalist who served as the first President of the Fédération Internationale de Football Association and was one of its founders (FIFA).

Guérin, a journalist for the newspaper Le Matin, was heavily interested in football as secretary of the Union des Sociétés Françaises de Sports Athlétiques' Football Department. In Paris, he brought together representatives from FIFA's founding seven member countries to sign the foundation act and agree on the first FIFA laws.

Guérin (then 28) was elected president of the FIFA Congress on May 23, 1904, and served for two years, during which time another eight associations, including the Football Association, joined the organization.

Robert Guérin's English Wikipedia article has gotten over 103,908 page views since 2007. On Wikipedia, his biography is provided in 37 different languages (up from 36 in 2019). Robert Guérin is the 81st most popular businessperson (down from 69th in 2019), the 890th most popular French biography (down from 816th in 2019), and the 4th most popular businessperson in France.

Robert Guérin is well known for his work in the field of French literature history.

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