The Organizations That Made Football What it is Today

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1. The Football Association

In 1863, the English FA (Football Association) was established and is responsible for all its leagues in England, Jersey, Guernsey and the Isle of Man. It has been a member of FIFA since 1905 and UEFA since 1954. Currently, blue-blooded Prince William is seated as president of the association. It manages England’s national football team generating considerable income each year.

2. Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) Formed in June 15t, 1954 in Basel, Switzerland and initially composed of just 25 associations, UEFA is the now the governing body of football in Europe (including international competitions) with currently 53 members making it the richest among the other organizations by far.

3. Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA)

The famous FIFA was established in Paris on May 21, 1904 initially handling European national associations. Today, it is the chief governing body in world football having quickly expanded across the globe which is why it is now comprised of 207 domestic Football Associations. Along with the changes over the years, its nerve center is now in Zurich, Switzerland.

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