|Founded||22 March 1933|
|Website||lebanonfa.com (in Arabic)|
The Lebanese Football Association (LFA) (Arabic: الاتحاد اللبناني لكرة القدم; French: Fédération Libanaise de Football) is the governing body of association football in Lebanon. Formed in 1933, it is a member of both the AFC and FIFA. It is also one of the founding members of the WAFF, joining in its inception in 2001.
In 1931 Khalil Hilmi, a member of Al Riyadi Beirut, attempted to form a Federation. However, the proposal failed as Al Nahda opposed the formation. On 22 March 1933, representatives of thirteen football clubs gathered in the Minet El Hosn district in Beirut to form the Lebanese Football Association (LFA). Hussein Sejaan was the LFA's first president. Lebanon was one of the first nations in the Middle East to establish an administrative body for association football.[a] The LFA joined FIFA in 1935 and the AFC in 1964. In 2001, the LFA joined the WAFF as one of its founding members.
In the midst of the Lebanese Civil War, the clubs in the Federation were divided, and two opposing administrations were elected, thus FIFA froze Lebanon's membership. In February 1987, FIFA president Sepp Blatter sent an email to the LFA stating that he accepted the results of the 1985 elections, which stated that Nabil Al Raei was the president.
- As of 6 April 2020
Board of directors
|Vice President||Raymond Semaan|
|General Secretary||Jihad El Chohof|
|Treasurer||Mahmoud El Rabaah|
|Media and Communication Manager||Faten Abi Faraj|
|Technical Director||Mohamad Bassem|
|Futsal Coordinator||Semaan Gergis Douaihy|
|National Coach Men||Jamal Taha|
|National Coach Women||Wael Gharzeddine|
|Referee Coordinator||Tallat Najm|
- Lebanese Premier League
- Lebanese FA Cup
- Lebanon national football team
- 2013 Lebanese match fixing scandal
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