Bhutan Football Federation

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Bhutan Football Federation
Short nameBFF
Founded1983; 41 years ago (1983)
HeadquartersChanglimithang Stadium, Thimphu
FIFA affiliation2000
AFC affiliation1993
SAFF affiliation2000
PresidentDasho Ugyen Tsechup Dorji

The Bhutan Football Federation (Dzongkha: འབྲུག་རྐང་རིལ་ཚོགས་སྡེ།) is the governing body of football in Bhutan, controlling Bhutan national football team, Bhutan women's national football team and Bhutan national futsal team. It is also responsible for organising Bhutan Premier League, BPL Qualifiers, Dzongkhag (District) leagues, Women's National League, National FutsalMinifootball league, as well as various youth and recreational tournaments.


The Bhutan Football Federation was founded in 1983 as part of the Bhutan Olympic Committee. It has been a member of FIFA since 2000 and the Asian Football Confederation since 1993.

The Bhutan national football team was considered "the worst football team" up until 2015 when it won a World Cup qualifying game against Sri Lanka.[1]

In 2016, the BFF introduced Club Licensing Regulation to bring basic standards to the football economy of the country.[2]

In July 2017, the BFF Disciplinary Committee suspended Druk Pol F.C. for two years after a player disobeyed a referee during a match.[3]

Name Position Source
Bhutan Dasho Ugyen Tsechup Dorji President [4][5]
Bhutan Pema Dorji Vice-president [4][5]
Bhutan Ugyen Wangchhuk General secretary [4][5]
Bhutan B. T. Dorji Treasurer [4]
Turkey Mehmet F. Kale Technical director [4][5]
Bhutan Pema Dorji Team coach (men's) [4][5]
Bhutan Karma Choden Team coach (women's) [4]
Bhutan Phuntsho Wangdi Media/communications manager
N/A Futsal coordinator [4][6]
Bhutan Uygen Dorji Referee coordinator [4]


  • 2016: AFC aspiring member association of the year[7]


  1. ^ Candida Beveridge, Bhutan: Formerly the worst football team in the world Archived 2017-12-02 at the Wayback Machine,, 29 August 2015
  2. ^ Illegal transfer of players hampers growth of football Archived 2017-12-01 at the Wayback Machine,, 21 February 2017
  3. ^ BFF suspends Drukpol FC for two years Archived 2019-07-24 at the Wayback Machine,, 1 July 2017
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i "Member Association – Bhutan –". Archived from the original on March 6, 2019. Retrieved 8 July 2019.
  5. ^ a b c d e "The - The Asian Football Confederation". The AFC. Archived from the original on 2020-11-11. Retrieved 2020-08-21.
  6. ^ "Passang Tshering | Bhutan Football Federation". Archived from the original on 2020-09-21. Retrieved 2020-09-22.
  7. ^ Bhutan wins AFC award for most aspiring federation Archived 2017-12-01 at the Wayback Machine,, 3 December 2016

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