Brazilian Football Confederation

The Brazilian Football Confederation (Portuguese: Confederação Brasileira de Futebol; CBF) is the governing body of football in Brazil. It was founded on Monday, 8 June 1914, as Federação Brasileira de Sports [pt], and renamed Confederação Brasileira de Desportos in 1916. The football confederation, as known today, separated from other sports associations on 24 September 1979. Between 1914 and 1979 it was the governing body, or at least the international reference,[clarification needed] for other olympic sports, such as tennis (until the CBT was founded in 1955), athletics (until the CBAt was founded in 1977), handball (until 1979), swimming and waterpolo. It currently has the most wins on FIFA world cups, with a total of five.

Brazilian Football Confederation
Brazilian Football Confederation logo.svg
Short nameCBF
Founded8 June 1914; 108 years ago (1914-06-08)
HeadquartersRio de Janeiro
FIFA affiliation1923[1]
CONMEBOL affiliation1916
PresidentEdnaldo Rodrigues (since 23 March 2022)

The CBF has its headquarters in Rio de Janeiro.[2] The confederation owns a training center, named Granja Comary, located in Teresópolis.[3]

It was announced on 29 September 2007, that the CBF would launch a women's league and cup competition in October 2007 following pressure from FIFA president Sepp Blatter during the 2007 FIFA Women's World Cup in China.[4][5]

Association staffEdit

Name Position Source
  Ednaldo Rodrigues President [6]
  Antônio Aquino Vice-president [6]
  Fernando Sarney 2nd Vice-president [6]
  Francisco Novelletto 3rd Vice-president [6]
  Hélio Cury 4th Vice-president [6]
  Marcus Vicente 5th Vice-president [6]
  Reinaldo Carneiro Bastos 6th Vice-president [6]
  Roberto Góes 7th Vice-president [6]
  Alcino Reis Rocha General Secretary [6]
  Gilnei Botrel Treasurer [6]
  Ramon Menezes (caretaker) Team coach (men's) [6]
  Pia Sundhage Team coach (women's) [6]
  Rodrigo Paiva Media/Communications Manager [6]
  Marcos Xavier Futsal Coordinator [6]
  Wilson Seneme Referee Coordinator [6]


  1. ^ Confederação Brasileira de Futebol - Association Information
  2. ^ Jonathan Watts (29 May 2015). "Brazil starts congressional inquiry into corruption after Fifa arrests". the guardian. Guardian News and Media. Archived from the original on 29 May 2015. Retrieved 5 July 2015.
  3. ^ "A sede da seleção pentacampeã: uma opção de passeio" (in Portuguese). TeresópolisOn. Archived from the original on 3 December 2003. Retrieved 17 February 2009.
  4. ^ "Brazil to set up women's soccer league". Sports. People's Daily. 29 September 2007. Archived from the original on 5 November 2007. Retrieved 30 September 2007.
  5. ^ "Brazil will create women soccer cup". Sports. People's Daily. 29 September 2007. Archived from the original on 5 November 2007. Retrieved 30 September 2007.
  6. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o "Member Association - Brazil -". Archived from the original on 20 September 2020. Retrieved 11 November 2020.

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