Brazilian Football Confederation

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Brazilian Football Confederation
CONMEBOL
Association crest
Founded 1914
FIFA affiliation 1923
CONMEBOL affiliation 1916
President José Maria Marin

The Brazilian Football Confederation (Portuguese: Confederação Brasileira de Futebol or CBF) is the governing body of football in Brazil. It was founded on June 8, 1914, as Confederação Brasileira de Desportos (CBD), meaning Brazilian Sports Confederation. Its first president was Álvaro Zamith. It organizes the Brazilian national competitions, like Campeonato Brasileiro de Futebol (all four levels) and Copa do Brasil, as well as the regional competition Copa do Nordeste. CBF also administers the Brazil national football team and the Brazil women's national football team. Brazilian clubs with professional football teams are the members of CBF; the state federations, which organize the state championships, are subordinated to the CBF. Each member club is associated both to CBF and to the State's local federation, just like national associations are both members of FIFA and of the respective continental confederation.

The organization is based in Barra da Tijuca neighborhood, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro state. The confederation owns a training center, named Granja Comary, located in Teresópolis.[1]

It was announced on September 29, 2007 that the CBF would launch a women's league and cup competition in October 2007 following pressure from FIFA president Sepp Blatter during the 2007 FIFA Women's World Cup in China.[2][3]

Presidents of CBF[edit]

Name Term start Term end Governing body
1. Álvaro Zamith November 20, 1915 November 4, 1916 Confederação Brasileira de Desportos (CBD)
2. Arnaldo Guinle November 4, 1916 January 8, 1920
3. Ariovisto de Almeida Rego January 8, 1920 April 26, 1921
4. José Eduardo de Macedo Soares April 26, 1921 January, 1922
5. Oswaldo Gomes January, 1922 January 26, 1924
6. Ariovisto de Almeida Rego January 26, 1924 June 20, 1924
7. Wladimir Bernardes June 20, 1924 December 19, 1924
8. Oscar Rodrigues da Costa December 19, 1924 October 13, 1927
9. Renato Pacheco October 13, 1927 September 23, 1933
10. Álvaro Catão September 23, 1933 September 5, 1936
11. Luiz Aranha September 5, 1936 January 28, 1943
12. Rivadávia Correa Meyer January 28, 1943 January 14, 1955
13. Sylvio Correa Pacheco January 14, 1955 January 14, 1958
14. João Havelange January 14, 1958 January 10, 1975
15. Heleno de Barros Nunes January 10, 1975 September 24, 1979[a]
September 24, 1979 January 18, 1980 Confederação Brasileira de Futebol (CBF)
16. Giulite Coutinho January 18, 1980 January 17, 1986
17. Otávio Pinto Guimarães January 17, 1986 January 16, 1989
18. Ricardo Teixeira January 16, 1989 March 12, 2012
19. José Maria Marin March 12, 2012 2015
20. Marco Polo Del Nero 2015

a. ^ On September 24, 1979, the Confederação Brasileira de Desportos (CBD) was renamed to Confederação Brasileira de Futebol (CBF) after a demand by FIFA. Heleno de Barros Nunes was president of the new confederation until the 1980 elections.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "A sede da seleção pentacampeã: uma opção de passeio." (in Portuguese). TeresópolisOn. Retrieved 2009-02-17. 
  2. ^ "Brazil to set up women's soccer league". Sports. People's Daily. 2007-09-29. Retrieved 2007-09-30. 
  3. ^ "Brazil will create women soccer cup". Sports. People's Daily. 2007-09-29. Retrieved 2007-09-30. 

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Awards
Preceded by
Fans of Celtic F.C.
FIFA Fair Play Award Winner
2004
Succeeded by
Community of Iquitos