Football Federation Islamic Republic of Iran

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Football Federation Islamic Republic of Iran
AFC
Association crest
Founded 1920
FIFA affiliation 1948
AFC affiliation 1954[1]
President Ali Kafashian
Website http://www.ffiri.ir/

The Football Federation Islamic Republic of Iran (F.F.I.R.I.) (Persian: فدراسیون فوتبال ایران‎‎) is the governing body for football in Iran. It was founded in 1946, and has been a member of FIFA since 1948.[2] It is also a member of the Asian Football Confederation. The FFIRI is responsible for organizing the Iranian national football team.

Suspension[edit]

On 23 November 2006, the federation was suspended by FIFA,[3] due to government interference in football matters. FIFA rules decree that a national football federation should remain autonomous from the national government. However, on 17 December 2006, the ban was lifted and a new Transitory Board was composed of Mohsen Safaei Farahani as chairman, Kiomars Hashemi as deputy chairman and Mohammad Hassan Ansarifar, Dr Hassan Ghaffari, Dr Mohammad Khabiri and Ali Reghbati as members.

Controversies[edit]

The federation and Islamic government do not allow Iranian women into their stadiums.[4]

During the 2009 Iranian election protests, seven members of the Iran national football team were initially reported to have been banned for life by the federation for wearing green armbands in support of the Iranian Green Movement.[5]

Iran women's national football team was briefly banned by FIFA from international competition in 2011 for being forced by the federation to wear hijabs.[6][7]

In 2015, Football Federation Islamic Republic of Iran banned players from the men's national team due to conscription problems.[8][9]

Board members[edit]

  • Ali Kafashian (President)
  • Alireza Asadi (General Secretary)
  • Mahmoud Eslamian (First Vice President)
  • Ellahe Arab Ameri (Second Vice President and Women Section)
  • Mehdi Taj (Third Vice President and Head of Football Pro League Organization)
  • Gholamreza Behravan (Head of Azadegan League Organization)
  • Fereydoun Esfahanian (Head of Referees Committee)
  • Haydar Baharvand
  • Shahabodin Azizi Khadem
  • Shahram Dabiri Oskooei
reference

Membership[edit]

Organization affiliation
FIFA since 1948 (68 years ago)
AFC since 1958 (58 years ago)
West Asian Football Federation 2001–2014 (13 Years) (Founding Member)
Central Asian Football Association since 2015 (twelve months ago) (Founding Member)

Presidents[edit]

Old Logo of Iran Football Federation (until 1979)
Jersey badge of Team Melli in the 1978 FIFA World Cup[10]
Presidency President Took office Left officefoun Note
1 Dr.Ali Kani 1947 1950 Runners-up of 1951 Asian Games
2 Hedayatollah Gilanshah 1950 1952 Commander of Imperial Iranian Air Force (1952)
3 Mohsen Haddad 1952
4 Hossein Siasi 1952 1953
5 Mohsen Haddad 1953 1954 second term
6 Hossein Siasi 1954 second term
7 Dr.Ali Kani 1954 1955 second term
8 Mostafa Salimi 1955 1956
9 Hossein Mobasher 1956 1958
10 Mostafa Makri 1958 1960
11 Zabih Khabiri 1960 1961
12 Hossein Soroudi 1961 1962
13 Hossein Mobasher 1962 1967 second term
qualified to 1964 Olympics
Runners-up of 1966 Asian Games
14 Hossein Soroudi 1967 1968 second term
15 Mostafa Makri 1968 1972 second term
winner of 1968 Asian Cup and 1972 Asian Cup
qualified to 1972 Olympics
16 Kambiz Atabay 1972 1979 Presidents of AFC
(1 August 1976 - 9 December 1978)
qualified to 1978 World Cup
qualified to 1976 Olympics
winner of 1976 Asian Cup
Founder of Takht Jamshid Cup
winner of 1974 Asian Games
17 Naser Noamooz 1979 1980 first president after revelation
qualified to 1980 Olympics but boycotted the event
Third place of 1980 Asian Cup
18 Hadi Tavoosi 1980 1981
19 Hossein Abshenasan 1981
20 Hossein Raghfar 1981 1982 youngest president of FFIRI ever with 28 years old[11]
21 Hossein Abshenasan 1982 1983 second term
22 Behrooz Sahabeh 1984
23 Nasrollah Sajjadi 1985
24 Ali Mohammad Mortazavi 1986 1987
25 Mohammad Reza Pahlavan 1987 1989 Third place of 1988 Asian Cup
26 Naser Noamooz 1989 1993 second term
winner of 1990 Asian Games
Founder of Azadegan League
27 Mohammad Safizadeh 1993 1994
28 Amir Abedini 1994 chairman of Persepolis
(1993—2001)
29 Dariush Mostafavi 1994 1997 Third place of 1996 Asian Cup
30 Mohsen Safaei Farahani 1997 2002 qualified to 1998 World Cup
winner of 1998 Asian Games and 2002 Asian Games
Founder of Iran Pro League
winner of 1998 FIFA Fair Play Award
member of Iranian Parliament (2000-2004)
31 Mohammad Dadkan 2002 2006 Third place of 2004 Asian Cup
qualified to 2006 World Cup
Third place of 2006 Asian Games
32 Mohsen Safaei Farahani 2006 2008 second term
interim,appointed by FIFA
33 Ali Kafashian 2008 present[12] qualified to 2014 World Cup
2008 and 2012 Best Asian Football Federation of the Year [13]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Asian soccer championship next year". The Straits Times. 27 May 1954. "ASIAN SOCCER FINALS IN SINGAPORE May be used as Olympic series". The Singapore Free Press. 5 October 1954. "Singapore to Meet Indonesia in Asian Soccer Tourney". The Straits Times. 14 June 1955. 
  2. ^ History of Iran’s Football, ffiri.ir
  3. ^ FIFA suspends Iran Football Federation
  4. ^ World Cup ban? Iran's women just don't care
  5. ^ Clayton, Andy (24 June 2009). "Iran soccer players banned from national team after wearing green pro-opposition wristbands". New York: NY Daily News. Retrieved 8 July 2010. 
  6. ^ "Iran women's soccer team thwarted by hijab ban". CBS News. Retrieved 2012-09-19. 
  7. ^ "Iran’s women soccer team banned from Olympics, because of headscarves". The Washington Post. Retrieved 2012-09-19. 
  8. ^ "Mehrdad Pooladi saved by FIFA !". TeamMelli. 
  9. ^ http://www.teammelli.com/2015/08/24/team-melli-unable-to-use-players-under-military-service/
  10. ^ "Historical Football Kits - World Cup 1978". historicalkits.co.uk. Retrieved 22 October 2013. 
  11. ^ http://www.parsine.com/fa/news/59002/%D8%B3%DB%8C-%D9%88-%D8%B3%D9%88%D9%85%DB%8C%D9%86-%D8%B1%D8%A6%DB%8C%D8%B3-%D9%81%D9%88%D8%AA%D8%A8%D8%A7%D9%84-%DA%A9%DB%8C%D8%B3%D8%AA
  12. ^ "ورزش". Etemaad.com. Retrieved 2009-12-02. 
  13. ^ فدراسیون فوتبال ایران برترین فدراسیون آسیا

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