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David Will

David Will

(1937 – 2009)

  • My best wishes to your family. Rest in peace David.
    Lit by Andrew Shipton
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David Will

David Will
(1937 – 2009)

In memory of

David Will

(1937 – 2009)
About David
This obituary is to honour the life of David Will, a former Scottish Football Association president who served as Vice President of FIFA for more than 15 years. He was a solicitor who became involved in football administration through his local club, Brechin City. Mr Will, who was awarded the CBE for services to football in 2002, rose to prominence in the world game when he was selected by the four home nations to join the Fifa executive committee as their representative in 1990. "This news has absolutely devastated everyone here at the Scottish FA and, I am sure, throughout the football world," SFA chief executive Gordon Smith said. "David was a giant of the game. His knowledge and love for football saw him rise
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About David
from a small-town club to the vice presidency of FIFA. He was one of the most humble yet influential figures in the game and he played his part in taking football around the world. All of our thoughts and prayers are with David's family and friends at this terrible time. We have lost a friend today – and football has lost one of its most committed and talented sons." This memorial is to honour David Will, his life and his achievements.
Remembrance Messages
On 26th Sep 2009
Gary Fielding
wrote:
There are a lot of differing views regarding Davids ideas and contributions to the game but I for one think that football has lost someone who contributed a lot to the game. RIP David Will, you will be missed.
Remembrance Messages
On 26th Sep 2009
Alan Taylor
wrote:
I had the honour of meeting David once and he was a great bloke. Rest in peace and my sincere condolences to your family.
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Kindly lit by
Andrew Shipton
on 4th Jul 2015
They wrote:
My best wishes to your family. Rest in peace David.
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David Will

This obituary is to honour the life of David Will, a former Scottish Football Association president who served as Vice President of FIFA for more than 15 years. He was a solicitor who became involved in football administration through his local club, Brechin City. Mr Will, who was awarded the CBE for services to football in 2002, rose to prominence in the world game when he was selected by the four home nations to join the Fifa executive committee as their representative in 1990. "This news has absolutely devastated everyone here at the Scottish FA and, I am sure, throughout the football world," SFA chief executive Gordon Smith said. "David was a giant of the game. His knowledge and love for football saw him rise...

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