Dominican Football Federation

The Federación Dominicana de Fútbol is the governing body of football in the Dominican Republic.

Dominican Football Federation
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HeadquartersSanto Domingo
FIFA affiliation1958
CONCACAF affiliation1964[1]
PresidentFélix Rubén García Ciprián

Liga Dominicana de FutbolEdit

The Liga Dominicana de Fútbol is the top division for association football in Dominican Republic, it was created on September 16, 2014. The league begun in March 2015. The Dominican Football Federation announced the creation of the Dominican Football League (LDF), in a ceremony held at the Ambassador Hotel Santo Domingo. The ceremony was attended by President of CONCACAF Jeffrey Webb , President of the Dominican Olympic Committee Luisín Mejia, the vice - minister of sports Marcos Diaz among others. Ten teams participate in this league.

Football in the Dominican RepublicEdit

Football is listed as the fourth most popular sport in the Dominican Republic, as baseball, basketball and volleyball are all currently more popular than football. In recent years football has continued to gain in popularity, particularly among young people. In 2001 the national association celebrated its first significant success, with the U-23 team winning the «Copa de Las Antillas».

The first Goal ProjectEdit

FIFA vice-president Jack Warner opened the Dominican Republic FAs new centre for football development on 2 July 2003. The building can be found just outside the city of San Cristobal. The first phase, involving building offices for the national association and classrooms for the people attending the courses of the various training programmes, will be financed by the Goal Programme, with extra funds coming from the FIFA Financial Assistance Programme. In the second phase, due to be completed by the end of 2003, various technical facilities, such as playing pitches and accommodation for players and coaches, will be constructed. The government has also donated 25 acres (100,000 m2) of land as part of this project.

Financing of Goal projectEdit

Project Centre for football development in San Cristobal

project approved 4 March 2002

Status Opened on 2 July 2003

Total cost USD 430,922

Goal USD 400,000

FAP USD 30,922

Second Goal projectEdit

The San Cristobal centre for football development inaugurated in July 2003 will be raised by one storey to accommodate bedrooms and medical rooms. A separate building nearby contains dressing rooms and toilets for everyone using the different pitches that also belong to the training centre. This extension is the culmination of the original plan for a fully equipped and functioning technical centre, funded by Goal and partly by the associations own resources.

Financing of Goal projectEdit

Project Extension of project 1 to the training centre

Project approved on 15 March 2006

Status Implementation

Total cost USD 535,221 Financed by

Goal USD 400,000

FAP USD 135,221

Other FIFA development activitiesEdit

Until 1990 2 courses

1992, 1999 Futuro courses

1990 Olympic Solidarity course



  1. ^ "Jamaica get 1966 soccer tourney". Kingston Gleaner in 2 April 1964.
    "The Federation approved the re-incorporation of the Dominican Republic into the organization, while Trinidad and Puerto Rico were accepted as new members."

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