Afghanistan Football Federation

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Afghanistan Football Federation
Association crest
Founded 1933[1]
FIFA affiliation 1948
AFC affiliation 1954
CAFA affiliation 2015
President Keramuddin Karim

The Afghanistan Football Federation (A.F.F.) (Persian: فدراسيون فتبال افغانستان ) is the governing body of football in Afghanistan, controlling the men's and women's national teams. It was founded in 1933 and has been a member of FIFA since 1948 and the Asian Football Confederation since 1954. It has been much more active since the fall of the Taliban in 2001.

The Afghanistan national football team won the 2013 South Asian Football Federation Championship, which was their first ever international football trophy. In early 2014, at the FIFA Ballon d'Or ceremony, the Afghanistan Football Federation was awarded the FIFA Fair Play Award for 2013.[2]

Board members[edit]

  • Keramuddin Karim (President)
  • Sayed Reza Aghazada (General Secretary)
  • Mohammad Yousef Kargar (First Vice President)
  • Fazel Shahab (Treasurer)
  • Hosein Saleh (Technical Director)
  • Sayed Ali Kazemi (Media Manager)
  • Bashir Saadat (Head of Referees Committee)


Organization affiliation
FIFA since 1948 (68 years ago)
AFC since 1954 (62 years ago)
South Asian Football Federation 2005–2015 (10 years)
Central Asian Football Association since 2015 (20 months ago) (Founding Member)


Presidency President Took office Left office Note
1 Keramuddin Karim[3] 2004 present winner of 2013 SAFF Championship
winner of FIFA Fair Play Award 2013


  1. ^ Qadiry, Tahir. "BBC News - Roshan Afghan Premier League a hit with fans". Retrieved 2012-09-24. 
  2. ^ "FIFA Awards Afghanistan 'Fair Play Award For 2013'". 2014-01-14. Retrieved 2014-01-25. 
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-03-30. Retrieved 2015-02-27. 

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