Giacomo "Jim" Bayutti OAM came to Australia from Northern Italy in 1949 and went on to become a powerful administrator in New South Wales and Australian football.
He was the NSW Federation president and a prime mover in Australia’s participation in the World Cup series.
His hard and devoted work for the sport earned him the Order of Australia.
In 1970 he was awarded life membership of Soccer Australia.
He was later honoured by the Italian Government as a Knight Commander of the Italian Republic.