Football Federation of Belize
FIFA affiliation 1987
CONCACAF affiliation 1986
Football Federation of Belize (FFB), formerly known as the Belize National Football Association (BNFA) and founded in 1980, is the governing body of football in Belize. It has been a member of Fédération Internationale de Football Association ( FIFA), CONCACAF and Union Centroamericana de Fútbol ( UNCAF) in 1986.
Founding and Executive bodies [ edit ]
Founding Fathers of the FFB were Mr. Delhart Courtenay J.P, Sir George Brown (retired
Chief Justice of Belize), Mr. Hubert Bradley and Mr. Daniel Edmund. Courtenay served as the first President and retired in 1996. Other Presidents include Mr. Rafael Cal and Mr. Nick Pollard Jr.
Ruperto Vicente is the current President of the FFB and has held that position since 2011. The FFB comprises three main bodies: Executive Committee, General Council and General Meeting.
The FFB is organized into several regional affiliates and leagues, which serve as a farm system for the
Belize Premier Football League.
The BPFL is the top football league in Belize. It is sanctioned by the professional division of the FFB and its teams are eligible for international competition.
Regional Affiliates and Leagues [ edit ]
Belize Premier Football League
Corozal Football Association
Orange Walk Football Association
Belize District Football Association
Belmopan Football Association
Cayo Football Association
Stann Creek Football Association
Toledo Football Association
June 2011 suspension by FIFA [ edit ]
On 15 June 2011, Belize kicked-off the
Road to Brazil ( 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification) against minnows Montserrat, winning 2-5 away in a match played in the Ato Boldon Stadium in Couva, Trinidad. However, the return which was scheduled for 19 June was postponed by FIFA when they suspended the FFB due to governmental interference. The FFB filed suit against Belize's Minister for Sports [1 ] John Saldivar over the suspension; they were represented by Elson Kaseke. [2 ] [3 ]
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