Palestinian Football Association

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Palestinian Football Association
Palestine FA (logo).png
Founded1928; 91 years ago (1928)
FIFA affiliation1995 (Provisional member),[1] 1998
AFC affiliation1995 (Provisional member), 1998
WAFF affiliation2000
PresidentJibril Rajoub

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


Palestinian Arab club[edit]

A new, Palestine Football Federation was founded in 1928. 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]


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.


  • 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]


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

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