Palestinian Football Association

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Palestinian Football Association
AFC
Palestine FA (logo).png
Founded 1928; 90 years ago (1928)
FIFA affiliation 1995 (Provisional member),[1] 1998
AFC affiliation 1995 (Provisional member), 1998
WAFF affiliation 2000
President Jibril Rajoub
Website pfa.ps

The Palestinian Football Association (Arabic: الاتحاد الفلسطيني لكرة القدم‎) is the governing body for football in the Palestinian Authority, and for the men's Palestine national football team and the Palestine women's national football team.[2]

History[edit]

Palestinian Arab club[edit]

A new, mostly Jewish, Palestine Football Federation was founded in 1928. Its Arab successor, the Palestine Football Association, formed in 1962, has been a member of the Union of Arab Football Associations since it was formed in 1974.[citation needed]

Palestinian Authority[edit]

It was accepted as a member by FIFA in 1998, after the creation of the Palestinian Authority.[3] The PFA has also been a member of the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) since 1998, in the West Asian Football Federation.

On 11 February 2011, the PFA formed the first women's league.[4]

Divisions[edit]

The football division system is parted into two: the West Bank and Gaza Strip. There is a men's West Bank Premier League and a men's Gaza Strip League as well as a West Bank Women's League. Each league has 12 clubs.

Management[edit]

  • President: General Jibril Rajoub
  • First Vice-President: Ibrahim Abu Saleem
  • Vice-President: Susan Shalabi, Ziab El Khatib
  • General Secretary: Omar Abu Hashia

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Presidential Election Item 13 on FIFA Congress Agenda". www.fifa.com. FIFA. 16 April 1998. 
  2. ^ "Soccer Is Under Fire in Palestine". www.vice.com. Vice. 24 June 2014. 
  3. ^ "Member Association - Palestine". www.fifa.com. FIFA. Retrieved 24 June 2014. 
  4. ^ "Women's league kicks-off in Palestine". www.the-afc.com. Asian Football Confederation. 11 February 2011. 

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