Korea Football Association
|Headquarters||KFA House, 46, Gyeonghuigung-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul|
|Korea Football Association|
|Revised Romanization||Daehan Chukgu Hyeophoe|
|McCune–Reischauer||Taehan Ch'ukgu Hyǒphoe|
The Korea Football Association (Korean: 대한축구협회; Hanja: 大韓蹴球協會, Daehan Chukgu Hyeophoe) is the governing body of football in South Korea. Park Seung-bin was the very first President of the KFA, charged with the task of promoting and spreading organised football in the Korea. The budget for 2011 was ₩103,123,529,503.
Korea has a long football-playing history. In ancient times, there was a Korean ball game called chuk-guk very similar in form to contemporary football. However, Koreans first saw the present version of football in 1882 when British crew members played a game while their vessel was visiting the port of Incheon.
In 1921, the first All Korea Football Tournament was held, and in 1933, The Korea Football Association was organized (following the foundation of Joseon Referees’ Association in 1928), which created a foundation to disseminate and develop the sport.
The Korea Football Association was reinstated in 1948, following the establishment of the Republic of Korea. The KFA became a member of FIFA, the international football governing body that same year. It later joined the AFC (Asian Football Confederation) in 1954.
|Shim Tae-hyung||Vice President|||
|Jung Tae-jun||2nd Vice President|||
|Cho Byung-duk||3rd Vice President|||
|Choi Young-il||4th Vice President|||
|Kim Pang-on||5th Vice President|||
|Chun Han-jin||General Secretary|||
|Lee Lim-saeng||Technical Director|||
|Kim Pang-on||2nd Technical Director|||
|Paulo Bento||Team Coach (Men's)|||
|Yoon Duk-yeo||Team Coach (Women's)|||
|Cho Jun-heon||Media/Communications Manager|||
|Jang Jin-yong||Futsal Coordinator|||
|Won Chang-ho||Referee Coordinator|||
(No. of tenure)
|1933–34||Park Seung-bin (1)|
|1934–38||Lyuh Woon-hyung (2)|
|1938–45||Ko Won-hoon (3,4)|
|1945–48||Ha Kyung-deok (5,6)|
|1948–49||Shin Ik-hee (7)|
|1949||Hong Sung-ha (8)|
|1949–50||Yun Bo-seon (9)|
|1950–52||Hong Sung-ha (10,11)|
|1952–54||Chang Taek-sang (12)|
|1954–55||Lee Jong-lim (13)|
|1955||Hyun Jung-ju (14)|
|1955–57||Kim Myung-hak (15, 16)|
|1957–60||Kim Yoon-ki (17, 18)|
|1960||Jang Ki-young (19)|
|1960–61||Jung Moon-ki (20)|
|1961–62||Jang Ki-young (21)|
|1962||Kim Yoon-ki (22)|
|1962–63||Jang Ki-young (23)|
|1963||Hwang Yeop (24)|
|1963–64||Kim Yoon-ki (25)|
|1964||Min Kwan-Sik (26)|
|1964–70||Choi Chi-hwan (27–30)|
|1970–73||Jang Deok-jin (31, 32)|
|1973–75||Ko Tae-jin (33, 34)|
|1975–78||Kim Yoon-ha (35–37)|
|1978–79||Park Joon-hong (38)|
|1979–87||Choi Soon-young (39–43)|
|1987–88||Lee Jong-hwan (44)|
|1988–93||Kim Woo-jung (45–46)|
|1993–09||Chung Mong-joon (47–50)|
|2009–13||Cho Chung-yun (51)|
|2013–||Chung Mong-gyu (52)|
- Korea Cup
- Korean Football Championship
- Korean President's Cup National Football Tournament (Domestic)
- K League Classic: Top League
- K League Challenge: 2nd League
- Korea National League: 3rd League
- K3 League: 4th League
- Korean FA Cup
- Korea Republic national football team
- Korea Republic national under-23 football team
- Korea Republic national under-20 football team
- Korea Republic national under-17 football team
- Korea Republic national futsal team
- Korea Republic national beach soccer team
- Korea Republic women's national football team
- Korea Republic women's national under-20 football team
- Korea Republic women's national under-17 football team
- Korea Republic women's national futsal team
Most Valuable Player (1969–1984)
- 1969: Kim Ho
- 1970: Lee Hoe-taik
- 1971: Kim Jung-nam
- 1972: Park Lee-chun
- 1973: Cha Bum-kun
- 1974: Byun Ho-young
- 1975: Kim Ho-gon
- 1976: Choi Jong-duk
- 1977: Cho Young-jeung
- 1978: Kim Jae-han
- 1979: Park Sung-wha
- 1980: Lee Young-moo
- 1981: Cho Kwang-rae
- 1982: Cancellation
- 1983: Kim Jong-boo
- 1984: Huh Jung-moo
In 1985, the award was abolished because it overlapped with K League MVP Award.
Footballer of the Year (Men)
- 2010: Park Ji-sung
- 2011: Ki Sung-yueng
- 2012: Ki Sung-yueng
- 2013: Son Heung-min
- 2014: Son Heung-min
- 2015: Kim Young-gwon
- 2016: Ki Sung-yueng
- 2017: Son Heung-min
- 2018: Hwang Ui-jo
Footballer of the Year (Women)
- 2010: Ji So-yun
- 2011: Ji So-yun
- 2012: Jeoun Eun-ha
- 2013: Ji So-yun
- 2014: Ji So-yun
- 2015: Cho So-hyun
- 2016: Kim Jung-mi
- 2017: Lee Min-a
- 2018: Jang Sel-gi
- Korea Republic national football team
- K League Classic
- K League
- Korea National League
- Challengers League
- Korean football league system
- List of football clubs in South Korea
- Sport in South Korea
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