As football became established, the clubs were united in agreeing that an official body was needed to regulate the sport. In September 1934, the CFA was founded and matches were soon being played on an official basis. It became FIFA member in 1948 and UEFA member in 1962.
In 2007 the CFA moved to its new headquarters in Nicosia. The opening ceremony was attended by UEFA president Michel Platini, and the former president of Cyprus, Mr Tassos Papadopoulos.
Over the last decade more and more teams often criticize the organisation about setting up fixed games and having bias referees at fixtures. Most of the football fans in Cyprus dislike the organisation mostly because their own teams criticize the association. The teams and fans often exaggerate referee mistakes although some so called mistakes do raise questions.