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The Korea Football Association is the governing body of football in Korea. The first governing body of Korea
Korea
Korea ) is an East Asian geographic region that is currently divided into two separate sovereign states — North Korea and South Korea. Located on the Korean Peninsula, Korea is bordered by the People's Republic of China to the northwest, Russia to the northeast, and is separated from Japan to the...

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Hanja
Hanja is the Korean name for the Chinese characters hanzi. More specifically, it refers to those Chinese characters borrowed from Chinese and incorporated into the Korean language with Korean pronunciation...

: 朝鮮蹴球協會), founded on 19 September 1933.
Park Seung-bin was the very first President of the KFA, charged with the task of promoting and spreading organised football in the Korea.

History


Korea
Korea
Korea ) is an East Asian geographic region that is currently divided into two separate sovereign states — North Korea and South Korea. Located on the Korean Peninsula, Korea is bordered by the People's Republic of China to the northwest, Russia to the northeast, and is separated from Japan to the...

 has a long football-playing history. In ancient times, there was a Korean ball game called chuk-guk
Cuju
Cuju is an ancient code of football with similarities to association football. It is seen by some to be a forerunner of modern football and originated in China, and was also played in Korea, Japan and Vietnam.-History:...

very similar in form to contemporary football. However, Koreans first saw the present version of football in 1882 when British crew members played a game while their vessel was visiting the port of Incheon
Incheon
The Incheon Metropolitan City is located in northwestern South Korea. The city was home to just 4,700 people when Jemulpo port was built in 1883. Today 2.76 million people live in the city, making it Korea’s third most populous city after Seoul and Busan Metropolitan City...

.

In 1921, the first All Korea Football Tournament was held, and in 1928, The Korea Football Association was organized, which created a foundation to disseminate and develop the sport.

The Korea Football Association was reinstated in 1948, following the establishment of the Republic of Korea
South Korea
The Republic of Korea , , is a sovereign state in East Asia, located on the southern portion of the Korean Peninsula. It is neighbored by the People's Republic of China to the west, Japan to the east, North Korea to the north, and the East China Sea and Republic of China to the south...

. The KFA became a member of FIFA
FIFA
The Fédération Internationale de Football Association , commonly known by the acronym FIFA , is the international governing body of :association football, futsal and beach football. Its headquarters are located in Zurich, Switzerland, and its president is Sepp Blatter, who is in his fourth...

, the international football governing body that same year. It later joined the AFC
Asian Football Confederation
The Asian Football Confederation is the governing body of association football in Asia. It has 46 member countries, mostly located on the Asian continent. However, due to the disputed boundary of Europe and Asia, nations such as Russia and Turkey which are located mostly in geographic Asia are...

 (Asian Football Confederation) in 1954.

Competitions

List of KFA Presidents
Years Presidents
(No. of tenure)
1928–33 Shin Ki-jun
1933–34 Park Seung-bin (1)
1934–38 Yuh Woon-Hyung (2)
1938–45 Go Won-hoon (3,4)
1945–48 Ha Kyung-deok (5,6)
1948–49 Shin Ik-hee (7)
1949 Hong Seong-ha (8)
1949–50 Yun Bo-seon
Yun Bo-seon
Yun Bo-seon was a Korean former independence activist and politician, and the President of South Korea from 1960 to 1962. Studying in the UK, he graduated from the University of Edinburgh and gained an M.A., After returning home in 1932...

 (9)
1950–52 Hong Seong-ha (10,11)
1952–54 Jang Taek-sang
Jang Taek-sang
Jang Taek-sang was a South Korean politician. He was the third prime minister of South Korea.Jang held this position during the Korean War. He attended Edinburgh University in the U.K. earlier in his life. Jang became head of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade from August 15 - December 24,...

 (12)
1954–55 Lee Jong-rim (13)
1955 Hyun Jeong-ju (14)
1955–57 Kim Myung-hak (15,16)
1957–60 Kim Yoon-ki (17,18)
1960 Jang Ki-young (19)
1960–61 Jeong Mun-ki (20)
1961–62 Jang Ki-young (21)
1962 Kim Yoon-ki (22)
1962–63 Jang Ki-young (23)
1963 Hwang Yeop (24)
1963–64 Kim Yoon-ki (25)
1964 Min Kwan-sik (26)
1964–70 Choi Chi-hwan (27–30)
1970–73 Jang Deok-jin (31,32)
1973–75 Go Tae-jin (33,34)
1975–78 Kim Yoon-ha (35–37)
1978–79 Park Joon-hong (38)
1979–87 Choi Soon-young (39–43)
1987–88 Lee Jong-hwan (44)
1988–93 Kim Woo-jung
Kim Woo-jung
Kim Woo-choong was the founder and chairman of the Daewoo Group. Born on December 17, 1936, in Daegu, he was the son of the Provincial Governor....

 (45–46)
1993–2009 Chung Mong-joon (47–50)
2009– Cho Jung-Yeon (51)

Men

  • South Korea national football team
  • South Korea national under-23 football team
  • South Korea national under-20 football team
  • South Korea national under-17 football team

Women

  • South Korea women's national football team
  • South Korea women's national under-20 football team
  • South Korea women's national under-17 football team

Footballer of the Year (men)

  • 1969 : Kim Ho
    Kim Ho
    Kim Ho is a South Korean football manager, currently without a club after leaving Daejeon Citizen. He began his association football playing career with the amateur Jeil Fabric team, where he played from 1964—1968...

  • 1970 : Lee Hoi-Taek
    Lee Hoi-Taek
    Lee Hoe-Taik is a South Korean football player and manager. He managed the South Korea national football team from 1988 to 1990, and led the team in the 1990 FIFA World Cup....

  • 1971 : Kim Jung-Nam
    Kim Jung-Nam
    Kim Jung-Nam is a South Korean football manager and former football player. Kim competed for South Korea at the 1964 Summer Olympics.-Player:* 1962 : South Korea national football team U-20* 1962-1971 : South Korea national football team...

  • 1972 : Park Yi-Cheon
  • 1973 : Cha Bum-Kun
    Cha Bum-Kun
    Cha Bum-Kun is a South Korean football manager and former player, nicknamed Tscha Bum in Germany because of his name and his thunderous ball striking ability. In South Korea, Cha is greatly respected for his accomplishments in the Bundesliga and the South Korean national team...

  • 1974 : Byun Ho-Yeong
  • 1975 : Kim Ho-Gon
    Kim Ho-Gon
    Kim Ho-Gon is a South Korean football manager and former football player. He is managing director of the Korea Football Association.From December 2008, Kim has been managing Ulsan Hyundai Horang-i. His first season managing the club is the 2009 season.-References:* *...

  • 1976 : Choi Jong-Deok
  • 1977 : Cho Young-Jeung
    Cho Young-Jeung
    Cho Young-Jeung is a South Korean former footballer who plays as a defender. He is now leader of Paju National Football Center .He was a member of Technical Committee of FIFA until 2002 to 2007...

  • 1978 : Kim Jae-Han
  • 1979 : Park Seong-Hwa
    Park Seong-Hwa
    Park Sung is a retired South Korean football player and current manager.- Club career :*1978-1979 POSCO - amateur*1980-1982 Sangmu - army*1983-1985 Hallelujah FC*1986-1987 POSCO Atoms- Coaching career :...

  • 1980 : Lee Young-Moo
    Lee Young-Moo
    Lee Young-Moo is a retired South Korean football player, who manages Ansan Hallelujah FC in Korea National League. He is a committed Christian.-External links:*...

  • 1981 : Cho Kwang-Rae
    Cho Kwang-Rae
    Cho Kwang-Rae is a South Korean football manager, who managed Anyang LG Cheetahs formerly. Now, he is managing South Korea after succeeding Huh Jung Moo, who led Korea to the round of 16 for the first time in foreign soil in 2010 World Cup in South Africa.- Club career :*1978–1979 POSCO -...

  • 1982-2009 : Discontinued
  • 2010 : Park Ji-Sung
    Park Ji-Sung
    Park Ji-Sung is a South Korean footballer who plays as a midfielder for English club Manchester United. He was also the captain of the South Korean national team until his retirement from international football...


Best Eleven


See also

  • Korea Republic national football team
    Korea Republic national football team
    The Korea Republic national football team represents Korea Republic in international football and is controlled by the Korea Football Association. Korea Republic is the most successful Asian football team in the history of the FIFA World Cup having participated in eight World Cup tournaments,...

  • Korea Republic national football team results
    Korea Republic national football team results
    -See also:* Korea Football Association* South Korea national football team* South Korea national football team records* Korea Cup-References:...

  • Korea Republic national football team records
    Korea Republic national football team records
    - Most capped players :Bold denotes still active players.Caps and goals updated as October 11, 2011.- Top goalscorers :Bold denotes still active players.- Youngest player :...

  • K-League
    K-League
    The Korea Professional Football League is South Korea's only fully professional association football league. At the top of the South Korean football league system, it is the country's highest and most prestigious level of football competition currently contested by 16 clubs.-Establishment:The...

  • Korean National League
  • Challengers League
  • Korean football league system
    Korea Republic football league system
    The South Korean football league system contains three unconnected leagues for Korean football clubs. The Korean system is different from many other national league systems, in the sense that there is no official direct route for movement between any of the three divisions.The highest level of...

  • List of football clubs in South Korea
  • Sport in South Korea
    Sport in South Korea
    South Korea has traditional sports of its own, but sports imported from the West are predominant.-Traditional sports:There are various forms of folk dancing still practiced in Korea. Although not commonly considered a sport, traditional mask dance drama is physically demanding.Kite flying is...


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