List of football associations by date of foundation

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This is a list of national and regional football associations by date of foundation.

Europe (UEFA)[edit]

Date Name Location National or Regional Country
1863 The Football Association London National England England
1867 Sheffield Football Association Sheffield Regional England England
1871 o.e. South Derbyshire Football Association Derbyshire Regional England England
1873 Scottish Football Association Glasgow National Scotland Scotland
1876 Football Association of Wales Wrexham National Wales Wales
1880 Irish Football Association Belfast National Northern Ireland Northern Ireland
1882 London Football Association London Regional England England
1883[1] Glasgow Football Association Glasgow Regional Scotland Scotland
1889 Danish Football Association Brøndby National Denmark Denmark
1889 Royal Dutch Football Association Zeist National Netherlands Netherlands
1890[n 2] Isle of Man Football Association Douglas Regional Isle of Man Isle of Man
1892[n 1] Leinster Football Association Dublin Regional Republic of Ireland Republic of Ireland
1895 Gibraltar Football Association Gibraltar National Gibraltar Gibraltar
1895 Royal Belgian Football Association Brussels National Belgium Belgium
1895 Swiss Football Association Bern National Switzerland Switzerland
1898 Italian Football Federation Rome National Italy Italy
1900 German Football Association Frankfurt National Germany Germany
1900 Malta Football Association Ta' Qali National Malta Malta
1900 Catalan Football Federation Barcelona Regional Spain Spain
1901 Czech Football Association Prague National Czech Republic Czech Republic
1901 Hungarian Football Federation Budapest National Hungary Hungary
1902 Football Association of Norway Oslo National Norway Norway
1904 Austrian Football Association Vienna National Austria Austria
1904 Swedish Football Association Solna National Sweden Sweden
1907 Football Association of Finland Helsinki National Finland Finland
1908 Luxembourg Football Federation Mondercange National Luxembourg Luxembourg
1909 Romanian Football Federation Bucharest National Romania Romania
1909 Royal Spanish Football Federation Madrid National Spain Spain
1912 Croatian Football Federation Zagreb National Croatia Croatia
1912 Russian Football Union Moscow National Russia Russia
1914 Portuguese Football Federation Lisbon National Portugal Portugal
1919 French Football Federation Paris National France France
1919[n 3] Football Association of Serbia Belgrade National Serbia Serbia
1919 Polish Football Association Warsaw National Poland Poland
1920 Football Association of Slovenia Ljubljana National Slovenia Slovenia
1921 Estonian Football Association Tallinn National Estonia Estonia
1921 Football Association of Ireland Dublin National Republic of Ireland Republic of Ireland
1921 Latvian Football Federation Riga National Latvia Latvia
1922 Lithuanian Football Federation Vilnius National Lithuania Lithuania
1923 Bulgarian Football Union Sofia National Bulgaria Bulgaria
1923 Turkish Football Federation İstanbul National Turkey Turkey
1926 Hellenic Football Federation Athens National Greece Greece
1928 Israel Football Association Ramat Gan National Israel Israel
1930 Albanian Football Association Tirana National Albania Albania
1931 Football Association of Montenegro Podgorica National Montenegro Montenegro
1931 San Marino Football Federation San Marino National San Marino San Marino
1934 Liechtenstein Football Association Vaduz National Liechtenstein Liechtenstein
1934 Cyprus Football Association Nicosia National Cyprus Cyprus
1936 Georgian Football Federation Tbilisi National Georgia (country) Georgia
1938 Slovak Football Association Bratislava National Slovakia Slovakia
1946 Football Federation of Kosovo Pristina National Kosovo Kosovo
1947 Football Association of Iceland Reykjavík National Iceland Iceland
1949 Football Federation of Macedonia Skopje National North Macedonia Macedonia
1979 Faroe Islands Football Association Tórshavn National Faroe Islands Faroe Islands
1988 Basque Football Federation Bilbao Regional Spain Spain
1989 Football Federation of Belarus Minsk National Belarus Belarus
1990 Football Association of Moldova Chişinău National Moldova Moldova
1991 Football Federation of Ukraine Kyiv National Ukraine Ukraine
1992 Football Federation of Armenia Yerevan National Armenia Armenia
1992 Association of Football Federations of Azerbaijan Baku National Azerbaijan Azerbaijan
1992[n 4] Football Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina Sarajevo National Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina
1992 Football Federation of Kazakhstan Almaty National Kazakhstan Kazakhstan
1994 Andorran Football Federation Escaldes-Engordany National Andorra Andorra


  • ^1 Originally affiliated to the Belfast based Irish Football Association. In 1921 the LFA became founding members of the Dublin based Football Association of Ireland.
  • ^2 Not a UEFA member.
  • ^3 Founded as the Football Association of Yugoslavia.
  • ^4 Founded as the Sarajevo football subassociation of former Yugoslavia in 1920 but re-founded as the Football Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina in 1992.

North America, Central America and the Caribbean (CONCACAF)[edit]

North American Zone (NAFU)[edit]

Date Name Location National or Regional Country
1907 Mexican Football Federation Mexico City National Mexico Mexico
1912 Canadian Soccer Association Ottawa National Canada Canada
1913 United States Soccer Federation Chicago National United States United States

Central American Zone (UNCAF)[edit]

Date Name Location National or Regional Country
1919 National Football Federation of Guatemala Guatemala City National Guatemala Guatemala
1921 Costa Rican Football Federation San José National Costa Rica Costa Rica
1931 Nicaraguan Football Federation Managua National Nicaragua Nicaragua
1935 Salvadoran Football Association San Salvador National El Salvador El Salvador
1937 Panamanian Football Federation Panama City National Panama Panama
1951 National Autonomous Federation of Football of Honduras Tegucigalpa National Honduras Honduras
1980 Football Federation of Belize Belmopan National Belize Belize

Caribbean Zone (CFU)[edit]

Date Name Location National or Regional Country
1902 Guyana Football Federation ? National Guyana Guyana
1904 Haitian Football Federation ? National Haiti Haiti
1908 Trinidad and Tobago Football Federation Port of Spain National Trinidad and Tobago Trinidad and Tobago
1910 Barbados Football Association ? National Barbados Barbados
1910 Jamaica Football Federation Kingston National Jamaica Jamaica
1920 Surinamese Football Association ? National Suriname Suriname
1924 Football Association of Cuba ? National Cuba Cuba
1924 Grenada Football Association ? National Grenada Grenada
1928 Antigua and Barbuda Football Association ? National Antigua and Barbuda Antigua and Barbuda
1928 Bermuda Football Association ? National Bermuda Bermuda
1932 Aruba Football Federation Noord National Aruba Aruba
1932 Saint Kitts and Nevis Football Association ? National Saint Kitts and Nevis Saint Kitts and Nevis
1940 Puerto Rican Football Federation ? National Puerto Rico Puerto Rico
1953 Dominican Football Federation ? National Dominican Republic Dominican Republic
1953 Ligue de football de la Martinique ? National Martinique Martinique
1961 Guadeloupean League of Football ? National Guadeloupe Guadeloupe
1962 Ligue de Football de Guyane ? National French Guiana French Guiana
1966 Cayman Islands Football Association ? National Cayman Islands Cayman Islands
1967 Bahamas Football Association Nassau National The Bahamas Bahamas
1970 Dominica Football Association ? National Dominica Dominica
1973 Montserrat Football Association ? National Montserrat Montserrat
1974 British Virgin Islands Football Association ? National British Virgin Islands British Virgin Islands
1979 Saint Lucia Football Association Castries National Saint Lucia Saint Lucia
1979 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Football Federation Kingstown National Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
1986 Sint Maarten Soccer Association ? National Sint Maarten Sint Maarten
1989 U.S. Virgin Islands Soccer Federation ? National United States Virgin Islands U.S. Virgin Islands
1990 Anguilla Football Association ? National Anguilla Anguilla
1996 Turks and Caicos Islands Football Association ? National Turks and Caicos Islands Turks and Caicos Islands
2010 Curaçao Football Federation ? National Curaçao Curaçao

South America (CONMEBOL)[edit]

Date Name Location National or Regional Country
1893 Argentine Football Association Buenos Aires National Argentina Argentina
1895 Chilean Football Federation Santiago de Chile National Chile Chile
1900 Uruguayan Football Association ? National Uruguay Uruguay
1906 Paraguayan Football Association Asunción National Paraguay Paraguay
1914 Brazilian Football Confederation Rio de Janeiro National Brazil Brazil
1922 Peruvian Football Federation Lima National Peru Peru
1924 Colombian Football Federation ? National Colombia Colombia
1925 Bolivian Football Federation ? National Bolivia Bolivia
1925 Ecuadorian Football Federation ? National Ecuador Ecuador
1926 Venezuelan Football Federation ? National Venezuela Venezuela

Africa (CAF)[edit]

Union of North African Football Federations (UNAF)[edit]

Date Name Location National or Regional Country
1921 Egyptian Football Association ? National Egypt Egypt
1955 Royal Moroccan Football Federation ? National Morocco Morocco
1956 Tunisian Football Federation ? National Tunisia Tunisia
1962 Algerian Football Federation ? National Algeria Algeria
1962 Libyan Football Federation ? National Libya Libya

West Africa Football Union (WAFU)[edit]

Date Name Location National or Regional Country
1936 Liberia Football Association Monrovia National Liberia Liberia
1945 Nigeria Football Federation Abuja National Nigeria Nigeria
1952 Gambia Football Association ? National The Gambia Gambia
1957 Ghana Football Association Accra National Ghana Ghana
1960 Burkinabé Football Federation ? National Burkina Faso Burkina Faso
1960 Guinean Football Federation ? National Guinea Guinea
1960 Ivorian Football Federation ? National Ivory Coast Ivory Coast
1960 Malian Football Federation ? National Mali Mali
1960 Senegalese Football Federation ? National Senegal Senegal
1960 Togolese Football Federation ? National Togo Togo
1961 Football Federation of the Islamic Republic of Mauritania ? National Mauritania Mauritania
1962 Benin Football Federation ? National Benin Benin
1967 Nigerien Football Federation ? National Niger Niger
1967 Sierra Leone Football Association ? National Sierra Leone Sierra Leone
1974 Football Federation of Guinea-Bissau ? National Guinea-Bissau Guinea-Bissau
1982 Cape Verdean Football Federation ? National Cape Verde Cape Verde

Council for East and Central Africa Football Associations (CECAFA)[edit]

Date Name Location National or Regional Country
1924 Federation of Uganda Football Associations ? National Uganda Uganda
1926 Zanzibar Football Association ? National Zanzibar Zanzibar
1930 Tanzania Football Federation ? National Tanzania Tanzania
1936 Sudan Football Association ? National Sudan Sudan
1943 Ethiopian Football Federation ? National Ethiopia Ethiopia
1948 Football Federation of Burundi ? National Burundi Burundi
1950 Somali Football Federation ? National Somalia Somalia
1960 Kenya Football Federation ? National Kenya Kenya
1972 Rwandese Association Football Federation Kigali National Rwanda Rwanda
1979 Djiboutian Football Federation ? National Djibouti Djibouti
1992 Eritrean National Football Federation ? National Eritrea Eritrea
2011 South Sudan Football Association Juba National South Sudan South Sudan

Central African Football Federations' Union (UNIFFAC)[edit]

Date Name Location National or Regional Country
1919 Congolese Association Football Federation ? National Democratic Republic of the Congo DR Congo
1959 Cameroonian Football Federation ? National Cameroon Cameroon
1960 Equatoguinean Football Federation Malabo National Equatorial Guinea Equatorial Guinea
1961 Central African Football Federation Bangui National Central African Republic Central African Republic
1962 Chadian Football Federation N'Djamena National Chad Chad
1962 Congolese Football Federation ? National Republic of the Congo Congo
1962 Gabonese Football Federation ? National Gabon Gabon
1975 São Toméan Football Federation ? National São Tomé and Príncipe São Tomé and Príncipe

Council of Southern Africa Football Associations (COSAFA)[edit]

Date Name Location National or Regional Country
1929 Football Association of Zambia ? National Zambia Zambia
1932 Lesotho Football Association ? National Lesotho Lesotho
1952 Mauritius Football Association ? National Mauritius Mauritius
1961 Malagasy Football Federation ? National Madagascar Madagascar
1965 Zimbabwe Football Association ? National Zimbabwe Zimbabwe
1966 Football Association of Malawi ? National Malawi Malawi
1968 Eswatini Football Association ? National Eswatini Swaziland
1970 Botswana Football Association ? National Botswana Botswana
1975 Mozambican Football Federation ? National Mozambique Mozambique
1979 Angolan Football Federation ? National Angola Angola
1979 Comoros Football Federation ? National Comoros Comoros
1979 Seychelles Football Federation ? National Seychelles Seychelles
1991 South African Football Association ? National South Africa South Africa
1992 Namibia Football Association ? National Namibia Namibia

Asia (AFC)[edit]

ASEAN Football Federation (AFF)[edit]

Date Name Location National or Regional Country
1892 Football Association of Singapore ? National Singapore Singapore
1907 Philippine Football Federation ? National Philippines Philippines
1916 Football Association of Thailand ? National Thailand Thailand
1930 Football Association of Indonesia ? National Indonesia Indonesia
1933 Football Federation of Cambodia ? National Cambodia Cambodia
1933 Football Association of Malaysia ? National Malaysia Malaysia
1947 Myanmar Football Federation ? National Myanmar Myanmar
1951 Lao Football Federation ? National Laos Laos
1961 Football Federation Australia ? National Australia Australia
1962 Vietnam Football Federation ? National Vietnam Vietnam
2002 East Timor Football Federation ? National East Timor Timor-Leste

East Asian Football Federation (EAFF)[edit]

Date Name Location National or Regional Country
1914 Hong Kong Football Association ? National Hong Kong Hong Kong
1921 Japan Football Association ? National Japan Japan
1924 Chinese Football Association Peking National China China
1928 Korea Football Association ? National South Korea South Korea
1936 Chinese Taipei Football Association ? National Chinese Taipei Chinese Taipei
1939 Macau Football Association ? National Macau Macau
1945 DPR Korea Football Association ? National North Korea North Korea
1959 Mongolian Football Federation ? National Mongolia Mongolia
1975 Guam Football Association ? National Guam Guam
2005 Northern Mariana Islands Football Association ? National Northern Mariana Islands Northern Mariana Islands

Central Asian Football Association (CAFA)[edit]

Date Name Location National or Regional Country
1922 Afghanistan Football Federation ? National Afghanistan Afghanistan
1946 Football Federation Islamic Republic of Iran ? National Iran Iran
1946 Uzbekistan Football Federation National Uzbekistan Uzbekistan
1936 Tajikistan National Football Federation ? National Tajikistan Tajikistan
1992 Football Association of Turkmenistan ? National Turkmenistan Turkmenistan
1992 Football Federation of Kyrgyz Republic ? National Kyrgyzstan Kyrgyzstan

South Asian Football Federation (SAFF)[edit]

Date Name Location National or Regional Country
1972 Bangladesh Football Federation Motijheel, Dhaka National Bangladesh Bangladesh
1983 Bhutan Football Federation Thimpu National Bhutan Bhutan
1937 All India Football Federation Dwarka, Delhi National India India
1982 Football Association of Maldives Ujaalaa Hingun, Malé National Maldives Maldives
1951 All Nepal Football Association Lalitpur, Kathmandu National Nepal Nepal
1947 Pakistan Football Federation Garden Town, Lahore National Pakistan Pakistan
1939 Football Federation of Sri Lanka Independence Avenue, Colombo National Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

West Asian Football Federation (WAFF)[edit]

Date Name Location National or Regional Country
1920 Football Federation Islamic Republic of Iran ? National Iran Iran
1928 Palestinian Football Association ? National State of Palestine Palestine
1933 Federation Libanaise de Football ? National Lebanon Lebanon
1936 Syrian Football Association ? National Syria Syria
1948 Iraq Football Association ? National Iraq Iraq
1949 Jordan Football Association ? National Jordan Jordan
1952 Kuwait Football Association ? National Kuwait Kuwait
1956 Saudi Arabia Football Federation ? National Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia
1957 Bahrain Football Association ? National Bahrain Bahrain
1960 Qatar Football Association Doha National Qatar Qatar
1962 Yemen Football Association ? National Yemen Yemen
1971 United Arab Emirates Football Association ? National United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates
1978 Oman Football Association ? National Oman Oman

Oceania (OFC)[edit]

Date Name Location National or Regional Country
1891 New Zealand Football ? National New Zealand New Zealand
1928 New Caledonian Football Federation ? National New Caledonia New Caledonia
1934 Vanuatu Football Federation ? National Vanuatu Vanuatu
1938 Fiji Football Association ? National Fiji Fiji
1938 Tahitian Football Federation ? National French Polynesia Tahiti
1962 Papua New Guinea Football Association ? National Papua New Guinea Papua New Guinea
1965 Tonga Football Association ? National Tonga Tonga
1968 Football Federation Samoa ? National Samoa Samoa
1971 Cook Islands Football Association ? National Cook Islands Cook Islands
1978 Solomon Islands Football Federation ? National Solomon Islands Solomon Islands
1980 Kiribati Islands Football Association ? National Kiribati Kiribati
1984 Football Federation American Samoa ? National American Samoa American Samoa

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