Palestinian Football Association

Palestinian Football Association
Founded 1928
FIFA affiliation 1995 (Provisional member),[1] 1998
AFC affiliation 1995 (Provisional member), 1998
WAFF affiliation 2000
President Jibril Rajoub

The Palestinian Football Association (Arabic: الاتحاد الفلسطيني لكرة القدم) is the governing body for football in the Palestinian Authority, and for the men's Palestine national football team and the Palestine women's national football team.[2]


Palestinian Arab club

A new Palestine Football Federation was founded in 1952. Its successor, the Palestine Football Association, formed in 1962, has been a member of the Union of Arab Football Associations since it was formed in 1974.

Palestinian Authority

It was accepted as a member by FIFA in 1998,[3] after the creation of the Palestinian Authority. The PFA has also been a member of the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) since 1998, in the West Asian Football Federation.

On 11 February 2011, the PFA formed the first women's league.[4]


The football division system is parted into two: the West Bank and Gaza Strip. There is a men's West Bank Premier League and a men's Gaza Strip League as well as a West Bank Women's League. Each league has 12 clubs.

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