Chuck Blazer
Chcuk Blazer was once the most senior American in the world of football REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann

Disgraced former Fifa executive Chuck Blazer has been banned for life from all football-related activities after admitting a series of bribery and corruptions charges.

The former executive vice president of the US Soccer Federation admitted to accepting a $10m (£6.5m) bribe in exchange for voting for South Africa as host for the 2010 World Cup.

He later became a whistleblower with US authorities during the corruption investigation surrounding Fifa after pleading guilty to the charges in 2013.

Blazer told a judge in New York he and other Fifa executives accepted bribes in connection to the 2010 World Cup as well as in conjunction with the broadcast and other rights to the 1996, 1998, 2000, 2002 and 2003 Gold Cups.

The adjudicatory chamber of the Ethics Committee has now banned Blazer from any kind of football-related activity at national and international level for life after ruling the 70 year old had committed "many and various acts of misconduct continuously and repeatedly" during his time at Fifa.

A Fifa spokesperson said: "In his positions as a football official, he was a key player in schemes involving the offer, acceptance, payment and receipt of undisclosed and illegal payments, bribes and kickbacks as well as other money-making schemes."

In total, Blazer pleaded guilty to 10 counts including racketeering conspiracy, money laundering conspiracy, wire fraud conspiracy and income tax evasion.

The original Fifa proceedings against Blazer was suspended in 2013 after he was diagnosed with cancer.

Fourteen Fifa executives have been indicted as part of the corruption scandal that has engulfed the world's footballing body.