Palestinian Football Association
|FIFA affiliation||Provisional: 31 May 1995|
Full member: 1998
|AFC affiliation||1995 (Provisional member), 1998|
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. The federation dates back to 1928, however it was mostly made up by Zionists. The Arabs of Palestine established a separate federation to represent them.
Palestinian Jewish formation
The Mandatory Palestine Football Federation was founded in 1928 by the Zionist movement. Its national team, Mandatory Palestine national football team, participated in qualifying rounds for the 1934 Football World Cup and 1938 FIFA World Cup. In 1948 it changed its name to Israel Football Association.
Palestinian Arab formation
It was accepted as a member by FIFA in 1998, after the creation of the Palestinian Authority. 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.
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
|Ibrahim Abu Salim||Vice President|||
|Susan Shalabi Molano||2nd Vice President|||
|Ziad Bekai||3rd Vice President|||
|Firas Abu Hilal||General Secretary|||
|Abdalnasser Barakat||Technical Director|||
|Makram Daboub||Team Coach (Men's)|||
|Ahmad Sharaf||Team Coach (Women's)|||
|Ghassan Jaradat||Media/Communications Manager|||
|Anan Waleed||Futsal Coordinator|||
|Hussam Al Hussein||Referee Coordinator|||
- West Bank Premier League
- Gaza Strip Premier League
- West Bank First League
- Gaza Strip First League
- Palestine Cup
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