World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

Puerto Rican Football Federation

Article Id: WHEBN0006034157
Reproduction Date:

Title: Puerto Rican Football Federation  
Author: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Language: English
Subject: 2010 CFU Club Championship, 2013 CONCACAF U-20 Championship qualifying, 2013 CONCACAF Gold Cup, 2008–09 CONCACAF Champions League, 2009–10 CONCACAF Champions League
Collection:
Publisher: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Publication
Date:
 

Puerto Rican Football Federation

Puerto Rican Football Federation
CONCACAF
Association crest
Founded 1940
FIFA affiliation 1960
CONCACAF affiliation 1964[1]
President Eric Labrador
Website FedeFutbolpr

The Puerto Rican Football Federation (Spanish: Federación Puertorriqueña de Fútbol) is the governing body of football in Puerto Rico, it was founded in 1940 and became affiliated to FIFA in 1960, one of the last to do so in the Western Hemisphere. It governs over all football on the island, including the Puerto Rico national football team, the amateur Liga Nacional de Fútbol de Puerto Rico, the scheduled Liga Profesional de Fútbol de Puerto Rico, as well as the Puerto Rico Islanders who play in the North American Soccer League.

History

Owing to its unique status in relation to the United States of America, the governance of football on Puerto Rico has been different from the traditional format. On May 14, 2008 the federation announced the creation of the Puerto Rico Soccer League, the first unified league in the history of the island's football,[2] although it folded in 2011. In recent years the Federation has attempted to overhaul the island's historic underperformance in football, which has been helped by the co-operation from a number of established club teams from around the world, who are keen to build up a base in Puerto Rico.

See also

References

  1. ^
    "The Federation approved the re-incorporation of the Dominican Republic into the organization, while Trinidad and Puerto Rico were accepted as new members."
  2. ^ ADENDI

External links

  • (Spanish) Official website
  • Puerto Rico at the FIFA website
  • Puerto Rico at CONCACAF site


This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and USA.gov, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for USA.gov and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
 
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
 
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.
 


Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from Project Gutenberg are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.