Salvadoran Football Federation

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Salvadoran Football Federation
Association crest
Founded 1935
Headquarters Avenida José Matias Delgado Frente al Centro Español Colonia Escalón, Zona 10 San Salvador 1029
FIFA affiliation 1938
CONCACAF affiliation 1962
UNCAF affiliation 1938
President Carlos Méndez Cabezas

The Salvadoran Football Federation (Spanish: Federación Salvadoreña de Fútbol or FESFUT) is the official governing football organization in El Salvador and is in charge of the El Salvador national football team. The federation is also in charge of the three tiers of domestic club competition, including the top-flight Primera División de Fútbol Profesional. On May 11, 2010, it was confirmed that FIFA had sanctioned and suspended teams and associated members from international competition on account of government interference with the federation, something FIFA condemns and prohibits. This decision by FIFA was based on the fact that the statutes ratified by the FESFUT general assembly in August 2009 had not been formally entered in the country’s official register, and that the government had failed to acknowledge the authority of the Normalisation Committee set up to represent FESFUT. Consequently, FIFA considered that it was not possible for FESFUT to organise the elective general assembly in line with the action plan that had been drawn up and suspended FESFUT. For the suspension to be lifted, Salvadoran authorities needed to recognize the legitimacy of the Normalisation Committee. On May 28, the suspension was lifted.

On July 31, 2010, the general assembly of football elected Carlos Méndez as the new president of the federation. Carlos Méndez received 27 out of the 40 votes from the delegates.

In November 2010 the federation started the first women's football league.[1]

Board of directors[edit]

Position Staff
President Carlos Alfredo Méndez Florez Cabezas
First vice president Juan Francisco Valenzuela Orellana
Second vice president Rafael Edgardo Calderón López
Director Rafael Villacorta
Director Manuel de Jesús Aguilar Sosa
Director Julio Adrián Padilla Rivas
Director Juan Francisco Peñate Ramírez

Last updated: 25 April 2011
Source: FESFUT


Position Staff
International Joel Antonio Aguilar Chicas
International Marlon Mejía
International (Women's) Ivonne Emperatriz Ayala
International (Women's) Patricia Pacheco
National Stanli Ademir Mejía
National Ricardo Siguenza
National (Women's) Daysi Esperanza Martínez
National (Women's) Lidia Abigail Ayala

Last updated: 3 November 2010
Source: FESFUT


  1. ^; Football finally has a women's league

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