Portuguese Football Federation

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Portuguese Football Federation
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Founded31 March 1914;104 years ago (1914-03-31) as Portuguese Football Union [1]
Headquarters Lisbon
FIFA affiliation1923
UEFA affiliation1954
President Fernando Gomes
Website fpf.pt

The Portuguese Football Federation (Portuguese : Federação Portuguesa de Futebol;FPF; pronounced  [fɨdɨɾɐˈsɐ̃w̃ puɾtuˈɡezɐ dɨ futɨbɔɫ] ) is the governing body of football in Portugal. It organises the Campeonato de Portugal, the Taça de Portugal, the Supertaça Cândido de Oliveira, youth levels, women's football, beach soccer, futsal, and also the men's and the women's national football teams. Formed in 1914, it is based in the city of Oeiras.

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National football team

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National futsal team

List of presidents

Below is a list of all the 30 presidents of the Portuguese Football Federation (previously Portuguese Football Union), from 1922 to date. [1]

Presidents of UPF (1922–1927)

  1. Luís Peixoto Guimarães (1922–1925)
  2. Franklin Nunes (1925–1927)

Presidents of FPF (1927–present)

  1. João Luís de Moura (1927–1928)
  2. Luís Plácido de Sousa (1929)
  3. Salazar Carreira (1930–1931)
  4. Abílio Lagoas (1931–1932)
  5. Raúl Vieira (1934)
  6. Cruz Filipe (1934–1942)
  7. Pires de Lima (1943–1944)
  8. Bento Coelho da Rocha (1944–1946)
  9. André Navarro (1946–1951)
  10. Maia Loureiro (1951–1954; 1957–1960)
  11. Ângelo Ferrari (1954–1957)
  12. Paulo Sarmento & Francisco Mega (1960–1963)
  13. Justino Pinheiro Machado (1963–1967)
  14. Cazal Ribeiro (1967–1969)
  15. Matos Correia (1970–1971)
  16. Jorge Saraiva (1971–1972)
  17. Martins Canaverde (1972–1974)
  18. Jorge Fagundes (1974–1976)
  19. António Ribeiro Magalhães (1976; 1980–1981)
  20. António Marques (1976–1979)
  21. Morais Leitão (1979–1980)
  22. Romão Martins (1981–1983)
  23. Silva Resende (1983–1989)
  24. João Rodrigues (1989–1992)
  25. A. Lopes da Silva (1992–1993)
  26. Vitor Vasques (1993–1996)
  27. Gilberto Madaíl (1996–2011)
  28. Fernando Gomes (2011–present)

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  1. 1 2 "History". FPF. Retrieved 4 July 2016.

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