Gianni Infantino

Gianni Infantino has been elected the new president of Fifa.

Infantino secured victory in the second round of voting, winning 115 of 207 votes, 27 more than closest rival Sheikh Salman Bin Ibrahim Al Khalifa.

The other challengers, Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein and Jerome Champagne, were distant third- and fourth-place finishers, securing four and 0 votes respectively. Tokyo Sexwale withdrew his candidacy before the vote took place.

"I went through an exceptional journey, met many fantastic people who love football, who breathe football. I want to be the president of all of you, of all 209 nations," Infantino said.

"I want to work with all of you to work together and build a new era where we can put football at the centre of the stage."

Sheikh Salman began the day as the favourite to win Friday's election and become Sepp Blatter's successor at the head of world football's governing body. But former Uefa general secretary Infantino won the first round of voting, claiming 88 of the 207 votes, three more than Salman.

With a two-thirds majority vote required in the first round of voting, the 207 member associations voted again where Infantino secured a simple majority win.

Earlier at Fifa's Extraordinary Congress, 179 member associations voted in favour of reform proposals which will come into force from 26 April, with 22 opposing them. The reforms included Fifa's president being limited to a three year term, in addition to a new council replacing the current executive committee and a female representative from each confederation.