The Organizations That Made Football What it is Today

In 1863, the English FA (Football Association) was established and is responsible for all its leagues in England, Jersey, Guernsey and the Isle of Man. It has been a member truc tiep bong da of FIFA since 1905 and UEFA since 1954. Currently, blue-blooded Prince William is seated as president of the association. It manages England’s national football team generating considerable income each year.

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2. Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) Formed in June 15t, 1954 in Basel, Switzerland and initially composed of just 25 associations, UEFA is the now the governing body of football in Europe (including international competitions) with currently 53 members making it the richest among the other organizations by far.

The famous FIFA was established in Paris on May 21, 1904 initially handling European national associations. Today, it is the chief governing body in world football having quickly expanded across the globe which is why it is now comprised of 207 domestic Football Associations. Along with the changes over the years, its nerve center is now in Zurich, Switzerland.

FIFA organizes the World Cup which is why the latter is almost synonymous to the organization’s name. Also, it operates the Confederations Cup taking place every four years between the winners of six confederation championships. It is also interested in the host country’s football and the World Cup winners.

FIFA actively engages itself in the sport and its development around the world. It has even created less notable awards such as the FIFA Club World Cup, where the leading clubs from the six confederations compete with one another yearly; the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup, a beach football which first happened in 1995 in Brazil; and the FIFA Futsal World Championships which is an indoor football.

It is said that FIFA’s motto is “for the good of the game” but there have been allegations of a so-called “financial irregularities” in the organization. A major deliberation in recent years has been FIFA’s financial interest in football. This goes the same for domestic FAs and UEFA.

Concerns have been expressed with the establishment of the Club World Cup and the Confederations Cup due to a clash for clubs and national sides and mainly with the profits of these clubs going to FIFA. This is supported by the fact that FIFA indeed took a big slice of the cake between 2003 and 2006 with reports of its $1.64 billion revenue and on top of that, its $144 million profit.

The establishment of the Club World Cup and Confederations Cup were met with some consternation due to fixture congestion for clubs and national sides, particularly with the profits predominantly going to FIFA. Indeed, between 2003 and 2006 (the four year cycle including the World Cup), FIFA announced $1.64 billion worth of revenue, with a $144 million profit. In effect, FIFA directives are now being monitored other footballs clubs and associations.