Korea Football Association

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Korea Football Association
Association crest
Founded 1928
Headquarters KFA House, 46, Gyeonghuigung-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul
FIFA affiliation 1948
AFC affiliation 1954
EAFF affiliation 2002
President Chung Mong-Gyu
Website http://www.kfa.or.kr/
Korea Football Association
Hangul 대한축구협회
Hanja 大韓蹴球協會
Revised Romanization Daehan Chukgu Hyeophoe
McCune–Reischauer Taehan Ch'ukgu Hyǒphoe

The Korea Football Association (Korean: 대한축구협회 Daehan Chukgu Hyeophoe) is the governing body of football in South Korea. The first governing body of Korean football was the Joseon Football Association (Korean: 조선축구협회; Hanja: 朝鮮蹴球協會), founded on 19 September 1933.[1][2] Park Seung-Bin was the very first President of the KFA, charged with the task of promoting and spreading organised football in the Korea.[3] The budget for 2011 was 103,123,529,503.[4]


Korea has a long football-playing history.[5] In ancient times, there was a Korean ball game called chuk-guk very similar in form to contemporary football. However, Koreans first saw the present version of football in 1882 when British crew members played a game while their vessel was visiting the port of Incheon.[6]

In 1921, the first All Korea Football Tournament was held, and in 1928, The Korea Football Association was organized, which created a foundation to disseminate and develop the sport.[7]

The Korea Football Association was reinstated in 1948, following the establishment of the Republic of Korea. The KFA became a member of FIFA, the international football governing body that same year. It later joined the AFC (Asian Football Confederation) in 1954.[6]

On 3 December 2012, in relation to Park Jong-Woo, who displayed a political message at the 2012 Summer Olympics and suspended by FIFA for two international matches after he was considered to have breached the FIFA Disciplinary Code and the Regulations of the Olympic Football Tournaments, FIFA imposed a warning on the Korea Football Association and reminded it of its obligation to properly instruct its players on all the pertinent rules and applicable regulations before the start of any competition, in order to avoid such incident in the future. The KFA was also warned that should incidents of such nature occur again in the future, the FIFA Disciplinary Committee may impose harsher sanctions on the Korea Football Association.[8]

On 23 January, KFA elect the new chairman, Chung Mong-Gyu.[9]


List of KFA Presidents
Years Presidents
(No. of tenure)
1928–33 Shin Ki-Jun
1933–34 Park Seung-Bin (1)
1934–38 Lyuh Woon-Hyung (2)
1938–45 Ko Won-Hoon (3,4)
1945–48 Ha Kyung-Deok (5,6)
1948–49 Shin Ik-Hee (7)
1949 Hong Sung-Ha (8)
1949–50 Yun Bo-Seon (9)
1950–52 Hong Sung-Ha (10,11)
1952–54 Chang Taek-Sang (12)
1954–55 Lee Jong-Lim (13)
1955 Hyun Jung-Ju (14)
1955–57 Kim Myung-Hak (15,16)
1957–60 Kim Yoon-Ki (17,18)
1960 Jang Ki-Young (19)
1960–61 Jung Moon-Ki (20)
1961–62 Jang Ki-Young (21)
1962 Kim Yoon-Ki (22)
1962–63 Jang Ki-Young (23)
1963 Hwang Yeop (24)
1963–64 Kim Yoon-Ki (25)
1964 Min Kwan-Sik (26)
1964–70 Choi Chi-Hwan (27–30)
1970–73 Chang Deok-Jin (31,32)
1973–75 Ko Tae-Jin (33,34)
1975–78 Kim Yoon-Ha (35–37)
1978–79 Park Joon-Hong (38)
1979–87 Choi Soon-Young (39–43)
1987–88 Lee Jong-Hwan (44)
1988–93 Kim Woo-Jung (45–46)
1993–09 Chung Mong-Joon (47–50)
2009–13 Cho Chung-Yun (51)
2013– Chung Mong-Gyu (52)



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Footballer of the Year (men)[edit]

Footballer of the Year (women)[edit]

Best Eleven[edit]

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  1. ^ No,764 : 세계축구와 한국축구 역사 ②
  2. ^ [경영]대한축구협회 조직구조분석
  3. ^ "KFA former Presidents". KFA Website. 
  4. ^ "[칼럼] 2011년 KFA 예산 출처와 쓰임새". Korea Football Association. Retrieved 3 August 2012. 
  5. ^ "KFA History". KFA Website. 
  6. ^ a b Official Home of Asian Football - Korea Republic
  7. ^ "The history and result of All Joseon Football Tournament". Korea Football Assoination. 
  8. ^ "Korea Republic’s Park Jongwoo suspended for two matches". FIFA. Retrieved 3 December 2012. 
  9. ^ http://tvdaily.mk.co.kr/read.php3?aid=1359349264456871016"Tv Daily"
  10. ^ a b "最優秀에 金浩 蹴球 베스트11選定". Dong-a Ilbo (in Korean) (Naver.com). 27 December 1969. 
  11. ^ a b "축구記者團 올해『베스트11』선정 最優秀선수에 李會澤". Dong-a Ilbo (in Korean) (Naver.com). 30 December 1970. 
  12. ^ a b "최우수상 金正男 선수 71년 베스트11도 선정". Kyunghyang Shinmun (in Korean) (Naver.com). 29 December 1971. 
  13. ^ a b "體育記者團「베스트11」뽑아 朴利天 올해 蹴球最優秀선수". Dong-a Ilbo (in Korean) (Naver.com). 28 December 1972. 
  14. ^ a b "最優秀선수에 車範根군 올蹴球베스트11명 선정". Dong-a Ilbo (in Korean) (Naver.com). 22 December 1973. 
  15. ^ a b "記者團 최우수선수 卞鎬瑛 蹴球베스트11 선발". Kyunghyang Shinmun (in Korean) (Naver.com). 24 December 1974. 
  16. ^ a b "최우수 축구선수 金鎬坤 선정 體育記者團". Kyunghyang Shinmun (in Korean) (Naver.com). 28 January 1976. 
  17. ^ a b "76年 最優秀選手에 蹴球 崔鍾德을 選定 體育記者團". Dong-a Ilbo (in Korean) (Naver.com). 8 February 1977. 
  18. ^ a b "趙榮增 최우수選手로 新聞•通信 蹴球기자 선정". Kyunghyang Shinmun (in Korean) (Naver.com). 26 December 1977. 
  19. ^ a b "최우수선수 金在漢 蹴球베스트11 선정". Kyunghyang Shinmun (in Korean) (Naver.com). 16 January 1979. 
  20. ^ a b "최우수選手 朴成華 체육기자단 蹴球 11". Kyunghyang Shinmun (in Korean) (Naver.com). 26 December 1979. 
  21. ^ a b "最優秀선수 李榮武 蹴球기자단 選定". Dong-a Ilbo (in Korean) (Naver.com). 22 January 1981. 
  22. ^ a b "體育기자단 축구 最優秀선수 趙廣來 선정". Dong-a Ilbo (in Korean) (Naver.com). 8 January 1982. 
  23. ^ a b "박지성ㆍ지소연, 축구협회 올해의 선수(종합)". Yonhap (in Korean) (Naver.com). 23 December 2010. 
  24. ^ a b "기성용•지소연, 축구협회 '올해의 선수'(종합)". Yonhap (in Korean) (Naver.com). 20 December 2011. 

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