Puerto Rican Football Federation

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Puerto Rican Football Federation
CONCACAF
Puerto Rican Football Federation.png
Founded 1940
FIFA affiliation 1960
CONCACAF affiliation 1964[1]
President Eric Labrador
Website www.fedefutbolpr.com

The Puerto Rican Football Federation (Spanish: Federación Puertorriqueña de Fútbol) is the governing body of football in Puerto Rico, it was founded in 1940 and became affiliated to FIFA in 1960, one of the last to do so in the Western Hemisphere. It governs over all football on the island, including the Puerto Rico national football team, the amateur Liga Nacional de Fútbol de Puerto Rico, the scheduled Liga Profesional de Fútbol de Puerto Rico, as well as the Puerto Rico FC who play in the North American Soccer League.

History[edit]

Owing to its unique status in relation to the United States of America, the governance of football on Puerto Rico has been different from the traditional format. On May 14, 2008 the federation announced the creation of the Puerto Rico Soccer League, the first unified league in the history of the island's football,[2] although it folded in 2011. In recent years the Federation has attempted to overhaul the island's historic underperformance in football, which has been helped by the co-operation from a number of established club teams from around the world, who are keen to build up a base in Puerto Rico.

On March 9, 2015, The Executive Committee of the Puerto Rican Football Federation (FPF) approved a resolution specifying that in Puerto Rico there will be only one division league, before then the FPF statutes allowed for more than one first division league in Puerto Rico.[3]

Presidents[edit]

  1. Paco Bueso
  2. José Laureano Cantero
  3. Cristo Manuel Romero Sánchez (1968–1969)
  4. José M. Arsuaga
  5. Dr. Roberto Monroig
  6. Esteban Rodríguez Estrella (1982–1984)
  7. Luis Russi Dilán (1994–2002)
  8. Joe Serralta (2004–2010)
  9. Eric Labrador (2011–)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Jamaica get 1966 soccer tourney". Kingston Gleaner. 2 April 1964. 
  2. ^ ADENDI
  3. ^ http://futbolboricua.co/a-re-organizarse-el-futbol-mayor-de-puerto-rico/

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