Korea Football Association

The Korea Football Association (Korean대한축구협회; Hanja大韓蹴球協會; RRDaehan Chukgu Hyeophoe) is the governing body of football, futsal and beach soccer within South Korea. It sanctions professional, semi-professional and amateur football in South Korea. Founded in 1933, the governing body became affiliated with FIFA twenty years later in 1948, and the Asian Football Confederation in 1954.

Korea Football Association
AFC
Korea Football Association logo.png
Founded1933; 89 years ago (1933)
HeadquartersSeoul, South Korea
FIFA affiliation1948; 74 years ago (1948)
AFC affiliation1954; 68 years ago (1954)
EAFF affiliation2002; 20 years ago (2002)
PresidentChung Mong-gyu
Websitekfa.or.kr
Korea Football Association
Hangul
대한축구협회
Hanja
大韓蹴球協會
Revised RomanizationDaehan Chukgu Hyeophoe
McCune–ReischauerTaehan Ch'ukgu Hyǒphoe

HistoryEdit

In 1921, the first All Joseon Football Tournament was held, and in 1933, the Korea Football Association was organized (following the foundation of Joseon Referees' Association in 1928), which created a foundation to disseminate and develop the sport.[1] Park Seung-bin was the first president of the KFA, charged with the task of promoting and spreading organised football in Korea.[2]

The Korea Football Association was reinstated in 1948, following the establishment of the Republic of Korea. The KFA became a member of FIFA, the international football governing body that same year. It later joined the AFC (Asian Football Confederation) in 1954.

On 23 January 2013, KFA elected Chung Mong-gyu as the new chairman.

Executive committeeEdit

As of 1 February 2022[3][4][5]
Position Executive
President   Chung Mong-gyu
Vice-presidents   Kim Dae-eun
  Choi Young-il
  Kim Byung-ji
  Lee Young-pyo
  Hong Eun-ah
Executive director   Park Kyung-hoon
Ethics commission chairman   Yoo Dae-woo
Competition director   Cho Keung-hyun
Referee coordinator   Moon Jin-hee
Duty commission chairman   Seo Dong-won
Fairness commission chairman   Seo Chang-hee
Reinforcing chairman Vacancy[a]
Social contributor   Lee Chun-soo
General secretary   Chun Han-jin
Treasurer   Kang Sung-deok
Technical director[b]   Lee Yong-soo
Media and communication manager   Lee Jerry
Men's coach   Paulo Bento
Women's coach   Colin Bell
Futsal coordinator   Han Dong-geun
  1. ^ Kim Pan-gon resigned as reinforcing chairman in order to manage the Malaysia national football team.
  2. ^ Michael Müller is a member of the technical commission.

PresidentsEdit

Source:[2]

Joseon Referees' AssociationEdit

No. President Year
Shin Ki-jun 1928–1933

Joseon Football AssociationEdit

No. President Year
1 Park Seung-bin 1933–1934
2 Lyuh Woon-hyung 1934–1938
3 Ko Won-hoon [ko] 1938–1942
4 Ko Won-hoon (2) 1942–1945
5 Ha Kyung-deok [ko] 1945–1947
6 Ha Kyung-deok (2) 1947–1948

Korea Football AssociationEdit

  • No. President Year
    7 Shin Ik-hee 1948–1949
    8 Hong Sung-ha [ko] 1949
    9 Yun Bo-seon 1949–1950
    10 Hong Sung-ha (2) 1950–1952
    11 Hong Sung-ha (3) 1952
    12 Chang Taek-sang 1952–1954
    13 Lee Jong-lim 1954–1955
    14 Hyun Jung-ju 1955
    15 Kim Myung-hak [ko] 1955–1956
    16 Kim Myung-hak (2) 1956–1957
    17 Kim Yoon-ki 1957–1959
    18 Kim Yoon-ki (2) 1959–1960
    19 Jang Ki-young [ko] 1960
    20 Jung Moon-ki 1960–1961
    21 Jang Ki-young (2) 1961–1962
    22 Kim Yoon-ki (3) 1962
    23 Jang Ki-young (3) 1962–1963
    24 Hwang Yeop [ko] 1963
    25 Kim Yoon-ki (4) 1963–1964
    26 Min Kwan-sik [ko] 1964
  • No. President Year
    27 Choi Chi-hwan 1964–1967
    28 Choi Chi-hwan (2) 1967–1968
    29 Choi Chi-hwan (3) 1968–1969
    30 Choi Chi-hwan (4) 1969–1970
    31 Jang Deok-jin 1970–1972
    32 Jang Deok-jin (2) 1972–1973
    33 Ko Tae-jin 1973–1975
    34 Ko Tae-jin (2) 1975
    35 Kim Yoon-ha 1975–1977
    36 Kim Yoon-ha (2) 1977–1978
    37 Kim Yoon-ha (3) 1978
    38 Park Joon-hong [ko] 1978–1979
    39 Choi Soon-young [ko] 1979–1980
    40 Choi Soon-young (2) 1980–1983
    41 Choi Soon-young (3) 1983–1985
    42 Choi Soon-young (4) 1985–1986
    43 Choi Soon-young (5) 1986–1987
    44 Lee Jong-hwan 1987–1988
    45 Kim Woo-jung 1988–1989
    46 Kim Woo-jung (2) 1989–1993
  • No. President Year
    47 Chung Mong-joon 1993–1997
    48 Chung Mong-joon (2) 1997–2001
    49 Chung Mong-joon (3) 2001–2005
    50 Chung Mong-joon (4) 2005–2009
    51 Cho Chung-yun 2009–2013
    52 Chung Mong-gyu 2013–2017
    53 Chung Mong-gyu (2) 2017–present
  • CompetitionsEdit

    Current competitionsEdit

    • Korean FA Cup: National cup held since 1996.
    • K3 League: Semi-professional league held since 2020.
    • K4 League: Semi-professional league held since 2020.
    • U-League: Universities' league held since 2008.
    • WK League: Women's semi-professional league held since 2009.

    Defunct competitionsEdit

    National teamsEdit

    Source:[6]

    Men's teamsEdit

    Women's teamsEdit

    Defunct teamsEdit

    AwardsEdit

    Current awardsEdit

    • Player of the Year
    • Young Player of the Year
    • Coach of the Year
    • Goal of the Year
    • Referee of the Year[7]
    • Club of the Year[7]

    Defunct awardsEdit

    • Best XI
    • Hall of Fame
    • Fans' Player of the Year

    See alsoEdit

    ReferencesEdit

    1. ^ "The history and result of All Joseon Football Tournament". KFA.or.kr (in Korean). KFA. Archived from the original on 11 August 2012.
    2. ^ a b "KFA former Presidents". KFA.or.kr. KFA. Archived from the original on 18 November 2010.
    3. ^ KFA 조직 - 임원명단 (in Korean). Korea Football Association. Retrieved 10 July 2021.
    4. ^ "Korea Football Association". FIFA. Retrieved 10 July 2021.
    5. ^ "Korea Football Association (KFA)". Asian Football Confederation. Retrieved 10 July 2021.
    6. ^ "National teams" (in Korean). Korea Football Association. Retrieved 12 September 2021.
    7. ^ a b 손흥민-장슬기 올해의 선수 선정... 올해의 골은 조규성 (in Korean). KFA. 15 December 2020. Retrieved 15 December 2020.

    External linksEdit