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 with FIFA

Continent Governing body Abbr. No. FIFA members Main international competition(s)
Club competition(s) National competition(s)
Africa      Confederation of African Football CAF 56 54 Champions League Africa Cup of Nations
Confederation Cup Nations Championship
Super Cup N/A
Asia      Asian Football Confederation AFC 47 46 Champions League Asian Cup
AFC Cup Solidarity Cup
Europe      Union of European Football Associations UEFA 55 All Champions League European Championship
Europa League Nations League
Super Cup Regions' Cup
North, Central
the Caribbean
     Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football CONCACAF 41 35 Champions League Gold Cup
CONCACAF League Nations League
Oceania      Oceania Football Confederation OFC 14 11 Champions League Nations Cup
South America      Confederación Sudamericana de Fútbol CONMEBOL 10 All Copa Libertadores Copa América
Copa Sudamericana
Recopa Sudamericana

Other governing bodies

Governing body Full name Member associations Main international competition(s)
ConIFA Confederation of Independent Football Associations 53 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


Sub-region Governing body Abbr. No. Main international competition(s)
Club competition(s) National competition(s)
North Africa      Union of North African Football Federations UNAF 5 UNAF Nessma Cup N/A
West Africa      West African Football Union WAFU / UFOA 16 West African Club Championship WAFU Nations Cup
Central Africa      Central African Football Federations' Union UNIFFAC 8 CEMAC Cup N/A
East Africa      Council for East and Central Africa Football Associations CECAFA 12 CECAFA Club Cup CECAFA Cup
Southern Africa      Council of Southern Africa Football Associations COSAFA 14 N/A COSAFA Senior Challenge Cup
Arab World      Union of Arab Football Associations UAFA 10 UAFA Club Championship Arab Nations Cup


Sub-region Governing body Abbr. No. Main international competition(s)
Club competition(s) National competition(s)
West Asia      West Asian Football Federation WAFF 12 WAFF Champions League WAFF Championship
Central Asia      Central Asian Football Association CAFA 6 N/A CAFA Championship
South Asia      South Asian Football Federation SAFF 7 N/A SAFF Championship
East Asia      East Asian Football Federation EAFF 10 N/A EAFF E-1 Football Championship
South-East Asia      ASEAN Football Federation AFF 12 N/A ASEAN Football Championship

North America, Central America and the Caribbean

Sub-region Governing body Abbr. No. International club competition
North America North American Football Union NAFU 3 N/A
Central America Central American Football Union UNCAF 7 N/A
Caribbean Caribbean Football Union CFU 31 CFU Club Championship

By country

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


Country Code FIFA National association Top division Domestic cup Super cup
Algeria ALG Algerian Football Federation Ligue Professionnelle 1 Algerian Cup Algerian Super Cup
Angola ANG Angolan Football Federation Girabola Taça de Angola SuperTaça
Benin BEN Benin Football Federation Premier League Benin Cup None
Botswana BOT Botswana Football Association Premier League FA Challenge Cup None
Burkina Faso BFA Burkinabé Football Federation Premier League Coupe du Faso SuperCup
Burundi BDI Football Federation of Burundi Premier League Burundian Cup None
Cameroon CMR Cameroonian Football Federation Elite One Cameroon Cup Super Coupe Roger Milla
Cape Verde CPV Cape Verdean Football Federation Campeonato Nacional None
Central African Republic CTA Central African Football Federation C.A.R. League Coupe Nationale None
Chad CHA Chadian Football Federation Premier League Chad Cup None
Comoros COM Comoros Football Federation Premier League Comoros Cup None
Congo, Democratic Republic COD Congolese Association Football Federation Linafoot Coupe du Congo None
Congo, Republic CGO Congolese Football Federation Premier League Coupe du Congo None
Côte d'Ivoire CIV Ivorian Football Federation Ligue 1 Coupe de Côte d'Ivoire Coupe Houphouët-Boigny
Djibouti DJI Djiboutian Football Federation Premier League Djibouti Cup None
Egypt EGY Egyptian Football Association Premier League Egypt Cup Super Cup
Equatorial Guinea EQG Equatoguinean Football Federation Premier League Equatoguinean Cup None
Eritrea ERI Eritrean National Football Federation Premier League None
Eswatini SWZ Eswatini Football Association Premier League Swazi Cup Charity Cup
Ethiopia ETH Ethiopian Football Federation Premier League Ethiopian Cup Super Cup
Gabon GAB Gabonese Football Federation Championnat National D1 Coupe du Gabon Interclubs None
Gambia GAM Gambia Football Federation GFA League First Division Gambian Cup None
Ghana GHA Ghana Football Association Premier League Ghanaian FA Cup None
Guinea GUI Guinean Football Federation Championnat National Coupe Nationale None
Guinea-Bissau GNB Football Federation of Guinea-Bissau Campeonato Nacional Taça Nacional None
Kenya KEN Football Kenya Federation Premier League President's Cup Super Cup
Lesotho LES Lesotho Football Association Premier League Independence Cup None
Liberia LBR Liberia Football Association Premier League Liberian Cup None
Libya LBY Libyan Football Federation Premier League Libyan Cup SuperCup
Madagascar MAD Malagasy Football Federation THB Champions League Coupe de Madagascar Super Coupe
Malawi MWI Football Association of Malawi Premier Division FAM Cup None
Mali MLI Malian Football Federation Première Division Malian Cup None
Mauritania MTN Football Federation of the Islamic Republic of Mauritania Ligue 1 Coupe du Président None
Mauritius MRI Mauritius Football Association Mauritian League Mauritian Cup None
Morocco MAR Royal Moroccan Football Federation Botola Coupe du Trône None
Mozambique MOZ Mozambican Football Federation Moçambola Taça de Moçambique None
Namibia NAM Namibia Football Association Premier League NFA Cup None
Niger NIG Nigerien Football Federation Championnat National Coupe de Niger None
Nigeria NGA Nigeria Football Federation Premier League Nigerian Cup None
Réunion REU Réunionese Football League Premier League Coupe de la Réunion None
Rwanda RWA Rwandese Association Football Federation National Football League Rwandan Cup None
São Tomé and Príncipe STP São Toméan Football Federation Campeonato Santomense Taça Nacional None
Senegal SEN Senegalese Football Federation Premier League FA Cup None
Seychelles SEY Seychelles Football Federation First Division FA Cup None
Sierra Leone SLE Sierra Leone Football Association National Premier League FA Cup None
Somalia SOM Somali Football Federation Somali League Somalia Cup None
South Africa RSA South African Football Association Premier Soccer League Nedbank Cup None
South Sudan SSD South Sudan Football Association Championship National Cup None
Sudan SDN Sudan Football Association Premier League Sudan Cup None
Tanzania TAN Tanzania Football Federation Premier League Nyerere Cup None
Togo TOG Togolese Football Federation Championnat National Coupe du Togo None
Tunisia TUN Tunisian Football Federation Ligue Professionnelle 1 Tunisia Cup Tunisian Super Cup
Uganda UGA Federation of Uganda Football Associations Super League Ugandan Cup None
Zambia ZAM Football Association of Zambia FAZ Super Division Mosi Cup None
Zanzibar ZAN Zanzibar Football Association Premier League Zanzibari Cup None
Zimbabwe ZIM Zimbabwe Football Association Premier Soccer League Cup of Zimbabwe None


Country Code FIFA National association Top division Domestic cup Super cup
Afghanistan AFG Afghanistan Football Federation Premier League None
Australia AUS Football Federation Australia A-League FFA Cup None
Bahrain BHR Bahrain Football Association Premier League King's Cup None
Bangladesh BAN Bangladesh Football Federation Premier League Federation Cup Super Cup
Bhutan BHU Bhutan Football Federation A-Division None
Brunei BRU Football Association of Brunei Darussalam Super League FA Cup Super Cup
Cambodia CAM Football Federation of Cambodia Cambodian League Hun Sen Cup None
China, People's Republic CHN Chinese Football Association Super League FA Cup FA Super Cup
Chinese Taipei TPE Chinese Taipei Football Association Intercity Football League None
East Timor TLS East Timor Football Federation Liga Futebol Amadora Primeira Divisão Taça 12 de Novembro LFA Super Taça
Guam GUM Guam Football Association Soccer League FA Cup None
Hong Kong HKG Hong Kong Football Association Premier League Senior Shield and FA Cup Community Cup
India IND All India Football Federation Indian Super League Durand Cup None
Indonesia IDN Football Association of Indonesia Super League Piala Indonesia Community Shield
Iran IRN Football Federation Islamic Republic of Iran Persian Gulf Pro League Hazfi Cup Super Cup
Iraq IRQ Iraq Football Association Premier League FA Cup Super Cup
Japan JPN Japan Football Association J1 League Emperor's Cup Super Cup
Jordan JOR Jordan Football Association Premier League FA Cup Super Cup
Korea, Democratic People's Republic PRK DPR Korea Football Association DPR Korea League Republican Championship None
Korea, Republic KOR Korea Football Association K League 1 FA Cup Super Cup (defunct)
Kuwait KUW Kuwait Football Association Premier League Emir Cup Super Cup
Kyrgyz Republic KGZ Football Federation of the Kyrgyz Republic Kyrgyzstan League Kyrgyzstan Cup Super Cup
Laos LAO Lao Football Federation Premier League Prime Minister's Cup None
Lebanon LIB Lebanon Football Association Premier League FA Cup Super Cup
Macau MAC Macau Football Association Liga de Elite Taça de Macau None
Malaysia MAS Football Association of Malaysia Super League FA Cup Charity Cup
Maldives MDV Football Association of Maldives Dhivehi Premier League FA Cup FA Charity Shield
Mongolia MNG Mongolian Football Federation Niislel League Mongolia Cup Super Cup
Myanmar MYA Myanmar Football Federation National League MFF Cup None
Nepal NEP All Nepal Football Association A-Division Aaha! Gold Cup None
Northern Mariana Islands NMI Northern Mariana Islands Football Association M-League Northern Mariana Cup None
Oman OMA Oman Football Association Pro League Sultan Qaboos Cup Super Cup
Pakistan PAK Pakistan Football Federation Premier League Challenge Cup None
Palestine PLE Palestinian Football Association Gaza Strip League Palestine Cup None
West Bank Premier League
Philippines PHI Philippine Football Federation Philippines Football League None
Qatar QAT Qatar Football Association Qatar Stars League Emir of Qatar Cup None
Saudi Arabia KSA Saudi Arabian Football Federation Pro League Crown Prince Cup Super Cup
Singapore SIN Football Association of Singapore S. League Singapore Cup Charity Shield
Sri Lanka SRI Football Federation of Sri Lanka Premier League FA Cup None
Syria SYR Syrian Arab Federation for Football Premier League Syrian Cup Super Cup
Tajikistan TJK Tajikistan Football Federation Tajik League Tajik Cup None
Thailand THA Football Association of Thailand Premier League FA Cup Kor Royal Cup
Turkmenistan TKM Football Federation of Turkmenistan Ýokary Liga Turkmenistan Cup Super Cup
United Arab Emirates UAE United Arab Emirates Football Association Pro-League President's Cup Super Cup
Uzbekistan UZB Uzbekistan Football Federation Uzbek League Uzbekistan Cup Super Cup
Vietnam VIE Vietnam Football Federation V. League National Cup Super Cup
Yemen YEM Yemen Football Association Yemeni League President Cup Super Cup


All UEFA associations are affiliated with FIFA.

Country Code National association Top division Domestic cup Super cup
Albania ALB Albanian Football Association Albanian Superliga Albanian Cup Albanian Supercup
Andorra AND Andorran Football Federation Primera Divisió Copa Constitució Supercup
Armenia ARM Football Federation of Armenia Premier League Independence Cup SuperCup
Austria AUT Austrian Football Association Bundesliga Austrian Cup Supercup
Azerbaijan AZE Association of Football Federations of Azerbaijan Azerbaijan Premier League Azerbaijan Cup Supercup
Belarus BLR Football Federation of Belarus Belarusian Premier League Belarusian Cup Super Cup
Belgium BEL Royal Belgian Football Association Belgian First Division A Belgian Cup Belgian Super Cup
Bosnia and Herzegovina BIH Football Association of Bosnia and Herzegovina Premier League Bosnia and Herzegovina Football Cup Super Cup (defunct)
Bulgaria BUL Bulgarian Football Union First Professional Football League Bulgarian Cup Supercup
Croatia CRO Croatian Football Federation Prva HNL Croatian Football Cup Super Cup
Cyprus CYP Cyprus Football Association First Division Cypriot Cup Super Cup
Czech Republic CZE Football Association of the Czech Republic Gambrinus Liga Czech Cup Supercup
Denmark DEN Danish Football Association Superligaen Danish Cup Supercup (defunct)
England ENG The Football Association Premier League FA Cup FA Community Shield
Estonia EST Estonian Football Association Meistriliiga Estonian Cup Supercup
Faroe Islands FRO Faroe Islands Football Association Premier League Faroe Islands Cup Super Cup
Finland FIN Football Association of Finland Veikkausliiga Finnish Cup None
France FRA French Football Federation Ligue 1 Coupe de France Trophée des Champions
Georgia GEO Georgian Football Federation Erovnuli Liga Georgian Cup Super Cup
Germany GER German Football Association Bundesliga DFB-Pokal DFL-Supercup
Gibraltar GIB Gibraltar Football Association Premier Division Rock Cup Pepe Reyes Cup
Greece GRE Hellenic Football Federation Superleague Football Cup Super Cup (defunct)
Hungary HUN Hungarian Football Federation Nemzeti Bajnokság I Magyar Kupa Szuperkupa
Iceland ISL Football Association of Iceland Úrvalsdeild karla Icelandic Cup Super Cup
Ireland IRL Football Association of Ireland Premier Division FAI Cup President's Cup
Israel ISR Israel Football Association Premier League State Cup Super Cup
Italy ITA Italian Football Federation Serie A Coppa Italia Supercoppa Italiana
Kazakhstan KAZ Football Federation of Kazakhstan Premier League Kazakhstan Cup Super Cup
Kosovo KOS Football Federation of Kosovo Superleague Kosovar Cup Kosovar Supercup
Latvia LVA Latvian Football Federation Higher League Football Cup Supercup
Liechtenstein LIE Liechtenstein Football Association Swiss Super League Football Cup None
Lithuania LTU Lithuanian Football Federation A Lyga Football Cup Supercup
Luxembourg LUX Luxembourg Football Federation Division National Luxembourg Cup None
Malta MLT Malta Football Association Premier League FA Trophy Super Cup
Moldova MDA Football Association of Moldova National Division Moldovan Cup Super Cup
Montenegro MNE Football Association of Montenegro 1. CFL Montenegrin Cup None
Netherlands NED Royal Dutch Football Association Eredivisie KNVB Cup Johan Cruyff Shield
Northern Ireland NIR Irish Football Association Premiership Irish Cup Charity Shield
North Macedonia MKD Football Federation of Macedonia Macedonian First Football League Macedonian Football Cup Supercup
Norway NOR Football Association of Norway Eliteserien Football Cup Superfinalen (defunct)
Poland POL Polish Football Association Ekstraklasa Polish Cup Polish SuperCup
Portugal POR Portuguese Football Federation Primeira Liga Taça de Portugal Supertaça Cândido de Oliveira
Romania ROU Romanian Football Federation Liga I Cupa României Supercupa României
Russia RUS Russian Football Union Premier League Russian Cup Super Cup
San Marino SMR San Marino Football Federation Campionato Sammarinese Coppa Titano Super Coppa
Scotland SCO Scottish Football Association Premiership Scottish Cup None
Serbia SRB Football Association of Serbia SuperLiga Serbian Cup None
Slovakia SVK Slovak Football Association Super Liga Slovak Cup Super Cup
Slovenia SVN Football Association of Slovenia 1. SNL Football Cup Supercup
Spain ESP Royal Spanish Football Federation La Liga Copa del Rey Supercopa de España
Sweden SWE Swedish Football Association Allsvenskan Svenska Cupen Svenska Supercupen
Switzerland SUI Swiss Football Association Swiss Super League Swiss Cup Super Cup (defunct)
Turkey TUR Turkish Football Federation Süper Lig Turkish Cup Super Cup
Ukraine UKR Football Federation of Ukraine Premier League Ukrainian Cup Super Cup
Wales WAL Football Association of Wales Premier League Welsh Cup None

North America, Central America and the Caribbean

Country Code FIFA National association Top division Domestic cup Super cup
Anguilla AIA Anguilla Football Association Anguillian League None
Antigua and Barbuda ATG Antigua and Barbuda Football Association Premier Division FA Cup None
Aruba ARU Aruba Football Federation Division di Honor Copa Betico Croes None
Bahamas BAH Bahamas Football Association Senior League FA Cup None
Barbados BRB Barbados Football Association Premier Division FA Cup None
Belize BLZ Football Federation of Belize Premier League None
Bermuda BER Bermuda Football Association Premier Division FA Cup None
Bonaire BOE Bonaire Football Federation Bonaire League None
British Virgin Islands VGB British Virgin Islands Football Association BVIFA Football League None
Canada CAN Canadian Soccer Association Canadian Premier League Canadian Championship None
Cayman Islands CAY Cayman Islands Football Association Cayman Islands League FA Cup None
Costa Rica CRC Costa Rican Football Federation Primera División Costa Rican Cup Supercopa
Cuba CUB Football Association of Cuba Campeonato Nacional None
Curaçao CUW Curaçao Football Federation Sekshon Pagá None
Dominica DMA Dominica Football Association Dominica Championship Dominica Knock-Out None
Dominican Republic DOM Dominican Football Federation Primera División None
El Salvador SLV Salvadoran Football Federation Primera División Copa Claro None
French Guiana GYF Ligue de Football de la Guyane Championnat National Coupe de Guyane None
Grenada GRN Grenada Football Association Grenada League None
Guadeloupe GPE Guadeloupean League of Football Division d'Honneur Coupe de Guadeloupe None
Guatemala GUA National Football Federation of Guatemala Liga Nacional Copa de Guatemala None
Guyana GUY Guyana Football Federation National Super League Mayors Cup None
Haiti HAI Haitian Football Federation Ligue Haïtienne Coupe d'Haïti None
Honduras HON National Autonomous Federation of Football of Honduras Liga Nacional Honduran Cup (defunct) Super Cup (defunct)
Jamaica JAM Jamaica Football Federation National Premier League JFF Champions Cup None
Martinique MTQ Ligue de football de la Martinique Championnat National Coupe de la Martinique None
Mexico MEX Mexican Federation of Association Football Liga MX Copa MX Supercopa
Montserrat MSR Montserrat Football Association Championship None
Nicaragua NCA Nicaraguan Football Federation Primera División Copa de Nicaragua None
Panama PAN Panamanian Football Federation Liga Panameña de Fútbol None
Puerto Rico PUR Puerto Rican Football Federation Liga Nacional Copa de Puerto Rico None
Saint Kitts and Nevis SKN St. Kitts and Nevis Football Association Saint Kitts Premier Division National Cup None
Nevis Premier Division
Saint Lucia LCA Saint Lucia Football Association Gold Division FA Cup None
Saint Martin SMT Football Committee of Saint Martin Saint-Martin Senior League Coupe de Noël None
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines VIN Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Football Federation NLA Premier League None
Sint Maarten SXM Sint Maarten Soccer Association Sint Maarten League None
Suriname SUR Surinamese Football Association Hoofdklasse Surinamese Cup President's Cup
Trinidad and Tobago TRI Trinidad and Tobago Football Federation TT Pro League FA Trophy Charity Shield
Turks and Caicos Islands TCA Turks and Caicos Islands Football Association Premier League None
United States USA United States Soccer Federation Major League Soccer U.S. Open Cup None
United States Virgin Islands VIR U.S. Virgin Islands Soccer Federation USVI Championship None


Country Code FIFA National association Top division Domestic cup Super cup
American Samoa ASA Football Federation American Samoa FFAS Senior League FFAS President's Cup None
Cook Islands COK Cook Islands Football Association Cook Islands Round Cup Cook Islands Cup None
Fiji FIJ Fiji Football Association National Football League Fiji FA Cup Champion vs Champion
Kiribati KIR Kiribati Islands Football Association Kiribati National Championship None
New Caledonia NCL New Caledonian Football Federation Division Honneur Coupe de Calédonie None
New Zealand NZL New Zealand Football Football Championship Chatham Cup None
Niue NIU Niue Island Soccer Association Niue Soccer Tournament None
Papua New Guinea PNG Papua New Guinea Football Association National Soccer League None Overall Championship
Samoa SAM Football Federation Samoa Samoa National League Samoa Cup None
Solomon Islands SOL Solomon Islands Football Federation S-League None
Tahiti TAH Tahitian Football Federation Tahiti First Division Tahiti Cup Coupe des Champions
Tonga TGA Tonga Football Association Major League Tonga Cup None
Tuvalu TUV Tuvalu National Football Association Tuvalu A-Division NBT Cup None
Vanuatu VAN Vanuatu Football Federation Port Vila Football League Vanuatu Cup None

South America

All CONMEBOL associations are affiliated with FIFA.

Country Code National association Top division Domestic cup Super cup
Argentina ARG Argentine Football Association Primera División Copa Argentina Supercopa Argentina
Bolivia BOL Bolivia Football Federation Liga de Fútbol Profesional Boliviano Copa Aerosur None
Brazil BRA Brazilian Football Confederation Série A Copa do Brasil None
Chile CHI Football Federation of Chile Primera División Copa Chile Supercopa de Chile
Colombia COL Colombian Football Federation Categoría Primera A Copa Colombia Superliga Colombiana
Ecuador ECU Ecuadorian Football Federation Serie A None
Paraguay PAR Paraguayan Football Association Primera División Copa Paraguay None
Peru PER Peruvian Football Federation Primera División Copa Inca Copa Federación
Uruguay URU Uruguayan Football Association Primera División None
Venezuela VEN Venezuelan Football Federation Primera División Copa Venezuela None

Non-FIFA associations


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.


Territory Country National association N.F. ConIFA IGA
Barawa  Somalia Barawa Football Association
 Mayotte  France Ligue de Football de Mayotte
 Saint Helena  United Kingdom Saint Helena Football Association
 Somaliland  Somalia Somaliland Football Association
 Western Sahara  Morocco Sahrawi Football Federation


Territory Country National association N.F. ConIFA IGA
 Nagorno-Karabakh  Azerbaijan Artsakh Football Association


Territory Country National association N.F. ConIFA IGA
 Abkhazia  Georgia Football Federation of Abkhazia
 Monaco  Monaco Monégasque Football Federation
 Northern Cyprus  Cyprus Cyprus Turkish Football Association
 Transnistria  Moldova None
  Vatican City   Vatican City Federazione Vaticanese Giuoco Calcio

North America, Central America and the Caribbean

Territory Country National association N.F. ConIFA IGA
 Greenland  Denmark Football Association of Greenland
Saint Barthélemy  France Saint Barthélemy Football Association
 Saint Pierre and Miquelon  France Fédération de Football de Saint-Pierre-et-Miquelon


Territory Country National association N.F. ConIFA IGA
 F.S. Micronesia  F.S. Micronesia Federated States of Micronesia Football Association
 Marshall Islands  Marshall Islands Marshall Islands Soccer Association
 Nauru  Nauru Nauru Amateurish Soccer Association
 Palau  Palau Palau Football Association
 Tokelau  New Zealand Tokelau Amateurish Soccer Association
 Wallis and Futuna  France Wallis and Futuna Soccer Federation

South America

Territory Country National association N.F. ConIFA IGA
 Falkland Islands  United Kingdom Falkland Islands Football League


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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