Russian Football Union

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Russian Football Union
UEFA
Association crest
Founded January 19, 1912
FIFA affiliation 1912 - 1917, 1992
1946 - 1991 as Football Federation of USSR
UEFA affiliation 1954 (as Football Section of Soviet Union)
President Nikolai Tolstykh (since September 3, 2012)
Website http://www.rfs.ru

The Russian Football Union (Russian: Российский Футбольный Союз), known as FUR, is the governing body of football in Russia. It organizes Russian Premier League, and the Russian national football team.[1] It is based in Moscow.

History[edit]

The All-Russian Football Union (VFS) was created on January 19, 1912 and in the same year was admitted to FIFA. The Unions initially consisted of 52 organizations across the Russian Empire. All-Russian Football Union was the organizer of Russian Empire national football team which played 16 internationals between 1910 and 1914. It was not until 1934 when the Football Federation of USSR was formed initially under the name the Football Section of Soviet Union. The organization of it was in accordance with the Declaration of the All-Union Council of Fitness Culture of USSR on December 27, 1934. The Section was admitted to FIFA as the Soviet organization in 1946 and admitted to UEFA in 1954. Later the Section was reorganized as the Football Federation of USSR. Concurrently with the Section and later Federation until 1972 there operated the Football Directorate of the Soviet Sport Committee that was subordinated directly to the Soviet Ministry of Sport. The Directorate was never recognized on the international level.

With the fall of the Soviet Union the modern Russian Football Union was formed (a constituent conference took place on February 8, 1992), inheriting everything from the previous associations such as VRS and Football Federation of USSR and reinstated in FIFA on July 3, 1992. In July 1992 the Russian national football team was formed.

Presidents[edit]

Russia's President Vladimir Putin speaking on the 100th anniversary of the Russian Football Union.
Chairmen of All-Russian Football Union
Russian Football Union

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.wsc.co.uk/the-archive/923-Europe/7893-academy-awards

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