Football Federation Islamic Republic of Iran
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. It is also a member of the Asian Football Confederation. The FFIRI is responsible for organizing the Iranian national football team.
On 23 November 2006, the federation was suspended by FIFA, 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.
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.
- 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
|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)|
|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)|
|5||Mohsen Haddad||1953||1954||second term|
|6||Hossein Siasi||1954||second term|
|7||Dr.Ali Kani||1954||1955||second term|
|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
|20||Hossein Raghfar||1981||1982||youngest president of FFIRI ever with 28 years old|
|21||Hossein Abshenasan||1982||1983||second term|
|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
|28||Amir Abedini||1994||chairman of Persepolis
|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||qualified to 2014 World Cup
2008 and 2012 Best Asian Football Federation of the Year 
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- History of Iran’s Football, ffiri.ir
- FIFA suspends Iran Football Federation
- World Cup ban? Iran's women just don't care
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- "Iran women's soccer team thwarted by hijab ban". CBS News. Retrieved 2012-09-19.
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- فدراسیون فوتبال ایران برترین فدراسیون آسیا