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Geography of Association Football

The following article gives a list of association football confederations, sub-confederations and associations around the world. The sport's international governing body is FIFA, but those associations not affiliated to FIFA are also included in this article.

Most European, African, and Asian countries have two principal competitions: a more prestigious league which is typically a double round-robin tournament restricted to the elite clubs, and a cup which is a single-elimination tournament open to both the elite and lesser clubs. In the Americas, leagues are often organised as either multi-stage tournaments or separate Apertura and Clausura stages.

By continent

Affiliated to FIFA

World map of FIFA's six intercontinental governing bodies.

Other governing bodies

Governing body Full name Member associations Main international competition(s)
ConIFA Confederation of Independent Football Associations 25 ConIFA World Football Cup
IGA International Island Games Association 24 Island Games
MFA Micronational Football Association 24 MFA World Cup
N.F.-Board Nouvelle Fédération-Board 50 Viva World Cup

By sub-region

Africa

Map of CAF's five regional federations. Out of 22 members, the Union of Arab Football Associations (green dots) hosts 10 CAF associations.

Asia

Map of AFC's five regional federations. The Union of Arab Football Associations hosts 12 AFC associations, while the Gulf Cup Federation consists of 8 of the 12 West Asian Football Federation teams.

North America, Central America and the Caribbean

Sub-region Governing body Abbr. No. Main international competition(s)
Club competition National competition
North America North American Football Union NAFU 3 N/A
Central America Unión Centroamericana de Fútbol UNCAF 7 N/A Copa Centroamericana
Caribbean Caribbean Football Union CFU 31 CFU Club Championship Caribbean Cup

By country

The football associations listed in this section are members of FIFA-affiliated confederations.

Africa

Country Code FIFA National association Top division Domestic cup Super cup
Algeria Algeria ALG Yes Fédération Algérienne de Football Ligue Professionnelle 1 Algerian Cup Algerian Super Cup
Angola Angola ANG Yes Federação Angolana de Futebol Girabola Taça de Angola SuperTaça
Benin Benin BEN Yes Fédération Béninoise de Football Premier League Benin Cup None
Botswana Botswana BOT Yes Botswana Football Association Premier League FA Challenge Cup None
Burkina Faso Burkina Faso BFA Yes Fédération Burkinabé de Football Premier League Coupe du Faso SuperCup
Burundi Burundi BDI Yes Fédération de Football du Burundi Premier League Burundian Cup None
Cameroon Cameroon CMR Yes Fédération Camerounaise de Football Elite One Cameroon Cup Super Coupe Roger Milla
Cape Verde Cape Verde CPV Yes Federação Caboverdiana de Futebol Campeonato Nacional None
Central African Republic Central African Republic CTA Yes Fédération Centrafricaine de Football C.A.R. League Coupe Nationale None
Chad Chad CHA Yes Fédération Tchadienne de Football Premier League Chad Cup None
Comoros Comoros COM Yes Fédération Comorienne de Football Premier League Comoros Cup None
Republic of the Congo Congo CGO Yes Fédération Congolaise de Football Premier League Coupe du Congo None
Democratic Republic of the Congo Congo DR COD Yes Fédération Congolaise FA Linafoot Coupe du Congo None
Ivory Coast Côte d'Ivoire CIV Yes Fédération Ivoirienne de Football Ligue 1 Coupe de Côte d'Ivoire Coupe Houphouët-Boigny
Djibouti Djibouti DJI Yes Fédération Djiboutienne de Football Premier League Djibouti Cup None
Egypt Egypt EGY Yes Egyptian Football Association Premier League Egypt Cup Super Cup
Equatorial Guinea Equatorial Guinea EQG Yes Federación Ecuatoguineana de Fútbol Premier League Equatoguinean Cup None
Eritrea Eritrea ERI Yes Eritrean National Football Federation Premier League None
Ethiopia Ethiopia ETH Yes Ethiopian Football Federation Premier League Ethiopian Cup Super Cup
Gabon Gabon GAB Yes Fédération Gabonaise de Football Championnat National D1 Coupe du Gabon Interclubs None
The Gambia Gambia GAM Yes Gambia Football Association GFA League First Division Gambian Cup None
Ghana Ghana GHA Yes Ghana Football Association Premier League Ghanaian FA Cup None
Guinea Guinea GUI Yes Fédération Guinéenne de Football Championnat National Coupe Nationale None
Guinea-Bissau Guinea-Bissau GNB Yes Federação de Futebol da Guiné-Bissau Campeonato Nacional Taça Nacional None
Kenya Kenya KEN Yes Football Kenya Federation Premier League President's Cup Super Cup
Lesotho Lesotho LES Yes Lesotho Football Association Premier League Independence Cup None
Liberia Liberia LBR Yes Liberia Football Association Premier League Liberian Cup None
Libya Libya LBY Yes Libyan Football Federation Premier League Libyan Cup SuperCup
Madagascar Madagascar MAD Yes Fédération Malagasy de Football THB Champions League Coupe de Madagascar Super Coupe
Malawi Malawi MWI Yes Football Association of Malawi Premier Division FAM Cup None
Mali Mali MLI Yes Fédération Malienne de Football Première Division Malian Cup None
Mauritania Mauritania MTN Yes FFRI Mauritanie Ligue 1 Coupe du Président None
Mauritius Mauritius MRI Yes Mauritius Football Association Mauritian League Mauritian Cup None
Morocco Morocco MAR Yes Fédération Royale Marocaine de Football Botola Coupe du Trône None
Mozambique Mozambique MOZ Yes Federação Moçambicana de Futebol Moçambola Taça de Moçambique None
Namibia Namibia NAM Yes Namibia Football Association Premier League NFA Cup None
Niger Niger NIG Yes Fédération Nigerienne de Football Championnat National Coupe de Niger None
Nigeria Nigeria NGA Yes Nigeria Football Federation Premier League Nigerian Cup None
Réunion Réunion REU No Ligue Réunionnaise de Football Premier League Coupe de la Réunion None
Rwanda Rwanda RWA Yes Fédération Rwandaise FA National Football League Rwandan Cup None
São Tomé and Príncipe São Tomé and Príncipe STP Yes Federação Santomense de Futebol Campeonato Santomense Taça Nacional None
Senegal Senegal SEN Yes Fédération Sénégalaise de Football Premier League FA Cup None
Seychelles Seychelles SEY Yes Seychelles Football Federation First Division FA Cup None
Sierra Leone Sierra Leone SLE Yes Sierra Leone Football Association National Premier League FA Cup None
Somalia Somalia SOM Yes Somali Football Federation Somali League Somalia Cup None
South Africa South Africa RSA Yes South African Football Association Premier Soccer League Nedbank Cup None
South Sudan South Sudan SSD Yes South Sudan Football Association Championship National Cup None
Sudan Sudan SDN Yes Sudan Football Association Premier League Sudan Cup None
Swaziland Swaziland SWZ Yes National Football Association of Swaziland Premier League Swazi Cup Charity Cup
Tanzania Tanzania TAN Yes Tanzania Football Federation Premier League Nyerere Cup None
Togo Togo TOG Yes Fédération Togolaise de Football Championnat National Coupe du Togo None
Tunisia Tunisia TUN Yes Fédération Tunisienne de Football Ligue Professionnelle 1 Tunisia Cup None
Uganda Uganda UGA Yes Federation of Uganda Football Associations Super League Ugandan Cup None
Zambia Zambia ZAM Yes Football Association of Zambia FAZ Super Division Mosi Cup None
Zanzibar Zanzibar ZAN No Zanzibar Football Association Premier League Zanzibari Cup None
Zimbabwe Zimbabwe ZIM Yes Zimbabwe Football Association Premier Soccer League Cup of Zimbabwe None

Asia

Country Code FIFA National association Top division Domestic cup Super cup
Afghanistan Afghanistan AFG Yes Afghanistan Football Federation Premier League None
Australia Australia AUS Yes Football Federation Australia A-League FFA Cup None
Bahrain Bahrain BHR Yes Bahrain Football Association Premier League King's Cup None
Bangladesh Bangladesh BAN Yes Bangladesh Football Federation Premier League Federation Cup Super Cup
Bhutan Bhutan BHU Yes Bhutan Football Federation A-Division None
Brunei Brunei BRU Yes Football Association of Brunei Darussalam Super League FA Cup Super Cup
Cambodia Cambodia CAM Yes Football Federation of Cambodia Cambodian League Hun Sen Cup None
China China CHN Yes FA People's Republic of China Super League FA Cup FA Super Cup
Chinese Taipei Chinese Taipei TPE Yes Chinese Taipei Football Association Intercity Football League None
Guam Guam GUM Yes Guam Football Association Soccer League FA Cup None
Hong Kong Hong Kong HKG Yes Hong Kong Football Association Premier League FA Cup None
India India IND Yes All India Football Federation I-League Federation Cup Super Cup
Indonesia Indonesia IDN Yes Football Association of Indonesia Super League Piala Indonesia Community Shield
Iran Iran IRN Yes Football Federation Islamic Republic of Iran Persian Gulf Pro League Hazfi Cup Super Cup
Iraq Iraq IRQ Yes Iraq Football Association Premier League FA Cup Al-Muthabara Cup
Japan Japan JPN Yes Japan Football Association J1 League Emperor's Cup Super Cup
Jordan Jordan JOR Yes Jordan Football Association Premier League FA Cup Super Cup
Kuwait Kuwait KUW Yes Kuwait Football Association Premier League Emir Cup Super Cup
Kyrgyzstan Kyrgyzstan KGZ Yes Football Federation of Kyrgyz Republic Kyrgyzstan League Kyrgyzstan Cup Super Cup
Laos Laos LAO Yes Lao Football Federation Premier League Prime Minister's Cup None
Lebanon Lebanon LIB Yes Association Libanaise de Football Premier League FA Cup Super Cup
Macau Macau MAC Yes Associação de Futebol de Macau Primeira Divisão Taça de Macau None
Malaysia Malaysia MAS Yes Football Association of Malaysia Super League FA Cup Charity Cup
Maldives Maldives MDV Yes Football Association of Maldives Dhivehi Premier League FA Cup FA Charity Shield
Mongolia Mongolia MNG Yes Mongolian Football Federation Niislel League Mongolia Cup Super Cup
Myanmar Myanmar MYA Yes Myanmar Football Federation National League MFF Cup None
Nepal Nepal NEP Yes All Nepal Football Association A-Division Aaha! Gold Cup None
North Korea North Korea PRK Yes DPR Korea Football Association DPR Korea League Republican Championship None
Northern Mariana Islands Northern Mariana Islands NMI No Northern Mariana Islands Football Association M-League Northern Mariana Cup None
Oman Oman OMA Yes Oman Football Association Pro League Sultan Qaboos Cup Super Cup
Pakistan Pakistan PAK Yes Pakistan Football Federation Premier League Challenge Cup None
State of Palestine Palestine PLE Yes Palestinian Football Association Gaza Strip League Palestine Cup None
West Bank Premier League
Philippines Philippines PHI Yes Philippine Football Federation Philippines Football League None
Qatar Qatar QAT Yes Qatar Football Association Qatar Stars League Emir of Qatar Cup None
Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia KSA Yes Saudi Arabian Football Federation Pro League Crown Prince Cup Super Cup
Singapore Singapore SIN Yes Football Association of Singapore S. League Singapore Cup Charity Shield
South Korea South Korea KOR Yes Korea Football Association K League Classic FA Cup Super Cup (defunct)
Sri Lanka Sri Lanka SRI Yes Football Federation of Sri Lanka Premier League FA Cup None
Syria Syria SYR Yes Syrian Arab Federation for Football Premier League Syrian Cup Super Cup
Tajikistan Tajikistan TJK Yes Tajikistan Football Federation Tajik League Tajik Cup None
Thailand Thailand THA Yes Football Association of Thailand Premier League FA Cup Kor Royal Cup
East Timor Timor-Leste TLS Yes Federação de Futebol de Timor-Leste Super Liga Copa Timor None
Turkmenistan Turkmenistan TKM Yes Football Federation of Turkmenistan Ýokary Liga Turkmenistan Cup Super Cup
United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates UAE Yes United Arab Emirates Football Association Arabian Gulf League President's Cup Super Cup
Uzbekistan Uzbekistan UZB Yes Uzbekistan Football Federation Uzbek League Uzbekistan Cup Super Cup
Vietnam Vietnam VIE Yes Vietnam Football Federation V. League National Cup Super Cup
Yemen Yemen YEM Yes Yemen Football Association Yemeni League President Cup Super Cup

Europe

All UEFA associations are affiliated with FIFA.

Country Code National association Top division Domestic cup Super cup
Albania Albania ALB Federata Shqiptare e Futbollit Kategoria Superiore Kupa e Shqipërisë Superkupa e Shqipërisë
Andorra Andorra AND Federació Andorrana de Futbol Primera Divisió Copa Constitució Supercup
Armenia Armenia ARM Football Federation of Armenia Premier League Independence Cup SuperCup
Austria Austria AUT Österreichischer Fußball-Bund Bundesliga ÖFB-Cup Supercup
Azerbaijan Azerbaijan AZE Az?rbaycan Futbol Federasiyalar? Assosiasiyas? Premyer Liqas? Azerbaijan Cup Supercup
Belarus Belarus BLR Football Federation of Belarus Vysheyshaya Liga Belarusian Cup Super Cup
Belgium Belgium BEL Koninklijke Belgische Voetbalbond Belgian First Division A Beker van België Belgische Super Cup
Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herz. BIH Premier League Kup Bosne i Hercegovine Super Cup (defunct)
Bulgaria Bulgaria BUL Bulgarian Football Union Parva Liga Bulgarian Cup Supercup
Croatia Croatia CRO Croatian Football Federation Prva HNL Croatian Football Cup Super Cup
Cyprus Cyprus CYP Cyprus Football Association First Division Cypriot Cup Super Cup
Czech Republic Czech Republic CZE Fotbalová Asociace ?eské Republiky Gambrinus Liga Czech Cup Supercup
Denmark Denmark DEN Dansk Boldspil-Union Superligaen Danish Cup Supercup (defunct)
England England ENG The Football Association Premier League FA Cup FA Community Shield
Estonia Estonia EST Eesti Jalgpalli Liit Meistriliiga Estonian Cup Supercup
Faroe Islands Faroe Islands FRO Fótbóltssamband Føroya Effodeildin Faroe Islands Cup Super Cup
Finland Finland FIN Suomen Palloliitto Veikkausliiga Suomen Cup None
France France FRA Fédération Française de Football Ligue 1 Coupe de France Trophée des Champions
Georgia (country) Georgia GEO Georgian Football Federation Erovnuli Liga Georgian Cup Super Cup
Germany Germany GER Deutscher Fußball-Bund Bundesliga DFB-Pokal DFL-Supercup
Gibraltar Gibraltar GIB Gibraltar Football Association Premier Division Rock Cup Pepe Reyes Cup
Greece Greece GRE Hellenic Football Federation Superleague Football Cup Super Cup (defunct)
Hungary Hungary HUN Magyar Labdarúgó Szövetség Nemzeti Bajnokság I Magyar Kupa Szuperkupa
Iceland Iceland ISL Knattspyrnusamband Íslands Úrvalsdeild Icelandic Cup Super Cup
Republic of Ireland Ireland IRL Football Association of Ireland Premier Division FAI Cup President's Cup
Israel Israel ISR Israel Football Association Premier League State Cup Super Cup
Italy Italy ITA Federazione Italiana Giuoco Calcio Serie A Coppa Italia Supercoppa Italiana
Kazakhstan Kazakhstan KAZ Football Federation of Kazakhstan Premier League Kazakhstan Cup Super Cup
 Kosovo KVX Federata e Futbollit e Kosovës Raiffeisen Superliga Kosovar Cup Superkupa e Kosovës
Latvia Latvia LVA Latvijas Futbola Feder?cija Virsl?ga Latvijas Kauss Latvijas Superkauss
Liechtenstein Liechtenstein LIE Liechtensteiner Fußballverband Swiss Super League Football Cup None
Lithuania Lithuania LTU Lietuvos Futbolo Federacija A Lyga LFF Taur? LFF Supertaur?
Luxembourg Luxembourg LUX Fédération Luxembourgeoise de Football Division National Coupe de Luxembourg None
Republic of Macedonia Macedonia MKD Fudbalska Federacija na Makedonija 1. MFL Kup na Makedonija Super Kup
Malta Malta MLT Malta Football Association Premier League FA Trophy Super Cup
Moldova Moldova MDA Federa?ia Moldoveneasc? de Fotbal Divizia Na?ional? Cupa Moldovei Supercupa Moldovei
Montenegro Montenegro MNE Fudbalski Savez Crne Gore 1. CFL Crnogorski Fudbalski Kup None
Netherlands Netherlands NED Koninklijke Nederlandse Voetbalbond Eredivisie KNVB Beker Johan Cruijff Schaal
Northern Ireland Northern Ireland NIR Irish Football Association Premiership Irish Cup Charity Shield
Norway Norway NOR Norges Fotballforbund Eliteserien Fotball Cupen Superfinalen (defunct)
Poland Poland POL Polski Zwi?zek Pi?ki No?nej Ekstraklasa Puchar Polski Superpuchar Polski
Portugal Portugal POR Federação Portuguesa de Futebol Primeira Liga Taça de Portugal Supertaça Cândido de Oliveira
Romania Romania ROU Federa?ia Român? de Fotbal Liga I Cupa României Supercupa României
Russia Russia RUS Russian Football Union Premier League Russian Cup Super Cup
San Marino San Marino SMR Federazione Sammarinese Giuoco Calcio Campionato Sammarinese Coppa Titano Super Coppa
Scotland Scotland SCO Scottish Football Association Premiership Scottish Cup None
Serbia Serbia SRB Fudbalski Savez Srbije SuperLiga Kup Srbije None
Slovakia Slovakia SVK Slovenský Futbalový Zväz Super Liga Slovenský Pohár Slovenský Superpohár
Slovenia Slovenia SVN Nogometna Zveza Slovenije 1. SNL Pokal Slovenije NZS Superpokal Slovenije NZS
Spain Spain ESP Real Federación Española de Fútbol La Liga Copa del Rey Supercopa de España
Sweden Sweden SWE Svenska Fotbollförbundet Allsvenskan Svenska Cupen Svenska Supercupen
Switzerland Switzerland SUI Association Suisse de Football Swiss Super League Schweizer Cup Super Cup (defunct)
Turkey Turkey TUR Türkiye Futbol Federasyonu Süper Lig Türkiye Kupas? TFF Süper Kupa
Ukraine Ukraine UKR Football Federation of Ukraine Premier League Ukrainian Cup Super Cup
Wales Wales WAL Football Association of Wales Premier League Welsh Cup None

North America

Country Code FIFA National association Top division Domestic cup Super cup
Anguilla Anguilla AIA Yes Anguilla Football Association Anguillian League None
Antigua and Barbuda Antigua and Barbuda ATG Yes Antigua and Barbuda Football Association Premier Division FA Cup None
Aruba Aruba ARU Yes Arubaanse Voetbal Bond Division di Honor Copa Betico Croes None
The Bahamas Bahamas BAH Yes Bahamas Football Association Senior League FA Cup None
Barbados Barbados BRB Yes Barbados Football Association Premier Division FA Cup None
Belize Belize BLZ Yes Football Federation of Belize Premier League None
Bermuda Bermuda BER Yes Bermuda Football Association Premier Division FA Cup None
Bonaire Bonaire BOE No Bonaire Football Federation Bonaire League None
British Virgin Islands British Virgin Islands VGB Yes British Virgin Islands Football Association BVIFA Football League None
Canada Canada CAN Yes Canadian Soccer Association Major League Soccer Canadian Championship None
Cayman Islands Cayman Islands CAY Yes Cayman Islands Football Association Cayman Islands League FA Cup None
Costa Rica Costa Rica CRC Yes Federación Costarricense de Fútbol Primera División Copa de Costa Rica Supercopa
Cuba Cuba CUB Yes Asociación de Fútbol de Cuba Campeonato Nacional None
Curaçao Curaçao CUW Yes Curaçao Football Federation Sekshon Pagá None
Dominica Dominica DMA Yes Dominica Football Association Dominica Championship Dominica Knock-Out None
Dominican Republic Dominican Republic DOM Yes Federación Dominicana de Fútbol Primera División None
El Salvador El Salvador SLV Yes Federación Salvadoreña de Fútbol Primera División Copa Presidente (defunct) None
French Guiana French Guiana GYF No Ligue de Football de la Guyane Championnat National Coupe de Guyane None
Grenada Grenada GRN Yes Grenada Football Association Grenada League None
Guadeloupe Guadeloupe GPE No Ligue Guadeloupéenne de Football Division d'Honneur Coupe de Guadeloupe None
Guatemala Guatemala GUA Yes Federación Nacional de Fútbol de Guatemala Liga Nacional Copa de Guatemala None
Guyana Guyana GUY Yes Guyana Football Federation National Super League Mayors Cup None
Haiti Haiti HAI Yes Fédération Haïtienne de Football Ligue Haïtienne Coupe d'Haïti None
Honduras Honduras HON Yes FNA Fútbol de Honduras Liga Nacional Honduran Cup (defunct) Super Cup (defunct)
Jamaica Jamaica JAM Yes Jamaica Football Federation National Premier League JFF Champions Cup None
Martinique Martinique MTQ No Ligue de football de la Martinique Championnat National Coupe de la Martinique None
Mexico Mexico MEX Yes Federación Mexicana de Fútbol Asociación Liga MX Copa MX Supercopa
Montserrat Montserrat MSR Yes Montserrat Football Association Championship None
Nicaragua Nicaragua NCA Yes Federación Nicaragüense de Fútbol Primera División Copa de Nicaragua None
Panama Panama PAN Yes Federación Panameña de Fútbol Liga Panameña de Fútbol None
Puerto Rico Puerto Rico PUR Yes Federación Puertorriqueña de Fútbol Liga Nacional Copa de Puerto Rico None
Saint Kitts and Nevis Saint Kitts and Nevis SKN Yes Saint Kitts and Nevis Football Association Saint Kitts Premier Division National Cup None
Nevis Premier Division
Saint Lucia Saint Lucia LCA Yes Saint Lucia Football Association Gold Division FA Cup None
Collectivity of Saint Martin Saint Martin SMT No Comité de Football des Îles du Nord Saint-Martin Championships Coupe de Noël None
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Saint Vincent and the Gren. VIN Yes SVG Football Federation NLA Premier League None
Sint Maarten Sint Maarten SXM No Sint Maarten Soccer Association Sint Maarten League None
Suriname Suriname SUR Yes Surinaamse Voetbal Bond Hoofdklasse Beker van Suriname President's Cup
Trinidad and Tobago Trinidad and Tobago TRI Yes Trinidad and Tobago Football Federation TT Pro League FA Trophy Charity Shield
Turks and Caicos Islands Turks and Caicos Islands TCA Yes Turks and Caicos Islands Football Association Premier League None
United States United States USA Yes United States Soccer Federation Major League Soccer US Open Cup None
United States Virgin Islands U.S. Virgin Islands VIR Yes U.S. Virgin Islands Soccer Federation USVI Championship None

Oceania

South America

All CONMEBOL associations are affiliated with FIFA.

Non-FIFA associations

Countries

The football associations in this section represent fully or partially recognized sovereign states or dependent territories, but are not part of FIFA or a FIFA confederation.

Africa

Asia

Territory Country National association N.F. ConIFA IGA
 Nagorno-Karabakh  Azerbaijan Artsakh Football Association No Yes No

Europe

North America, Central America and the Caribbean

Oceania

South America

Territory Country National association N.F. ConIFA IGA
 Falkland Islands  United Kingdom Falkland Islands Football League No No Yes

Regional

Beneath the national level, governance of football may be divided up into regional or territorial associations. Other non-national associations represent stateless populations, diasporas or micronations. Details of these are listed at non-FIFA international football.

See also


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