Royal Spanish Football Federation

The Royal Spanish Football Federation (Spanish: Real Federación Española de Fútbol; RFEF) is the governing body of football in Spain. It is based in La Ciudad del Fútbol of Las Rozas, a municipality near Madrid. It was founded on 14 October 1909 as Federación Española de Clubs de Football,[1] and officially founded on 29 September 1913.[2]

Royal Spanish Football Federation
UEFA
Founded14 October 1909 (as Federación Española de Clubs de Football)
29 September 1913
HeadquartersMadrid
FIFA affiliation1904
UEFA affiliation1954
PresidentLuis Rubiales
Websiterfef.es

It administers the competition committee (including the handling of the trophy) of the Campeonato Nacional de Liga: the Primera División and the Segunda División, even though they are organized by LaLiga. It organizes the Segunda División B as well as the Tercera División with the assistance of the regional football federations.

It is also responsible for appointing the management of the Spanish national football team (men's), women's, and youth national football teams. The Spain national futsal team, also belongs to the federation. As of May 2019, the federation has 21,148 registered clubs and 1,063,090 federated football players.[3]

Competitions

The RFEF also organizes several competitions:

Honours

National football team

Men

  • Runner-up (1): 2013
  • Third place (1): 2009

Women

  • Fourth place (1): 1997

National youth teams

Men

Women

National futsal team

Men

Women

Territories

The RFEF consists of 19 regional and territorial federations, comprising the different Autonomous communities and cities in Spain.

Presidents

President Years in power
Francisco García1913–1916
Gabriel Maura1916–1920
David Ormaechea1921–1923
Gabriel Maura1923–1924
Julián Olave1924–1926
Antonio Bernabéu1926–1927
Pedro Díez de Rivera (Marqués de Someruelos)1927–1931
Leopoldo García1931–1936
Julián Troncoso1939–1940
Luis Saura1940–1941
Javier Barroso1941–1946
Jesús Rivero1946–1947
Armando Muñoz Calero1947–1950
Manuel Valdés1950–1952
Sancho Dávila1952–1954
Juan Touzón1954–1956
Alfonso de la Fuente1956–1960
Benito Pico1960–1967
José Luis Costa1967–1970
José Luis Pérez-Paya1970–1975
Pablo Porta1975–1984
José Luis Roca1984–1988
Ángel María Villar1988–2017
Juan Luis Larrea2017–2018
Luis Rubiales2018–

References

  1. EFE (7 March 2010). "Le quiere quitar cuatro títulos históricos al Madrid y uno al Barcelona". Marca (in Spanish). Retrieved 4 December 2010.
  2. "Adidas presentó la nueva equipación de España". Real Federación Española de Fútbol (in Spanish). Archived from the original on 8 March 2012. Retrieved 4 December 2010.
  3. "Yearbook of Sports Statistics 2019" (PDF). www.culturaydeporte.gob.es. Ministry of Culture and Sport. May 2019. pp. 112 and 122.
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