FIFA assigns a three-letter country code (more properly termed a trigramme or trigram) to each of its member and non-member countries. These are the official codes used by FIFA and its continental confederations (AFC, CAF, CONCACAF, CONMEBOL, OFC and UEFA) as name abbreviations of countries and dependent areas, in official competitions.
There are currently 211 FIFA members, each one with its unique country code.
The following codes refer to countries or dependent areas that are currently not affiliated with FIFA, but whose codes either appear in the FIFA results database, or are used regularly by confederation websites.
The following codes refer to countries or dependent areas that are currently not affiliated with FIFA. Even though they are members or associate members of their regional confederations, these codes are not regularly used in communications of FIFA.
The following codes are obsolete because a country has ceased to exist, changed its name, changed its code, or has become part of another country.
For most countries, FIFA codes are the same as both the International Olympic Committee country codes used for the Olympic Games and the ISO 3166 country codes. When these two are different, FIFA usually choses one of the two, and for a few countries FIFA uses a distinct code:
There are also some countries that are affiliated to FIFA and not to the International Olympic Committee, and vice versa:
The 69th FIFA Congress was held in Paris expo Porte de Versailles in Paris, France, on 5 June 2019.Blue Stars/FIFA Youth Cup
Blue Stars/FIFA Youth Cup is an international association football competition organised by FIFA.Country code
Country codes are short alphabetic or numeric geographical codes (geocodes) developed to represent countries and dependent areas, for use in data processing and communications. Several different systems have been developed to do this. The term country code frequently refers to international dialing codes, the E.164 country calling codes.Daniel Burley Woolfall
Daniel Burley Woolfall (15 June 1852 – 24 October 1918) was the second president of FIFA.
An English Football Association administrator from Blackburn, Woolfall was elected as president on 4 June 1906. A key aim during his presidency was to achieve uniform football rules on an international level and he played a prominent role in the drafting of FIFA's new constitution. Under Woolfall, the application of the Laws of the Game, established under the English model, became compulsory and a clear definition was made of international matches. Two years after assuming the presidency, he helped to organise the first noteworthy international football competition, the 1908 Olympic Games in London. His tenure as president brought the arrival of FIFA's first non-European members in South Africa, Argentina, Chile and the United States but was interrupted by the outbreak of the First World War. Woolfall's presidency ended with his death in October 1918.FIFA Development Award
The FIFA Development Award was an award given out by FIFA in 2008 and 2009 which was designed to exemplify the extraordinary amount of effort and financial support which go into increasing the development of football in those countries which need it most.FIFA Disciplinary Code
The FIFA Disciplinary Code (FDC) is a set of codes and regulations promulgated by FIFA's judicial bodies which are composed by its "Disciplinary Committee" and its "Appeal Committee".The FDC regulates almost all issues related to doping, corruption, arbitration, racism, stadium bans, etc... It also details the code of conduct of football's world governing body.FIFA Female Player of the Century
FIFA Female Player of the Century was a one-off award created by the global governing body FIFA to decide the greatest football female player of the 20th century, announced at the annual FIFA World gala, held in Rome on 11 December 2000. American player Michelle Akers and Chinese player Sun Wen were joint winners of the award. Michelle Akers won the award based on votes from FIFA officials, journalists and coaches, while Sun Wen won the award based on the Internet poll.FIFA Player of the Century
FIFA Player of the Century was a one-off award created by FIFA to decide the greatest football player of the 20th century, announced at the annual FIFA World gala, held in Rome on 11 December 2000. Diego Maradona and Pelé were joint winners of the award. Maradona won the award based on the Internet poll, while Pelé won the award based on votes from FIFA officials, journalists and coaches.FIFA Women's World Rankings
The FIFA Women's World Rankings for football were introduced in 2003, with the first rankings published in March of that year, as a follow-on to the existing Men's FIFA World Rankings. They attempt to compare the strength of internationally active women's national teams at any given time.FIFA World Cup All-Time Team
The FIFA All-Time Team is a fictive all-time association football team published by FIFA in 1994. It is an eleven-member side divided as one goalkeeper, four defenders, three midfielders, and three forwards.FIFA World Cup Dream Team
The FIFA World Cup Dream Team is an all-time FIFA World Cup all-star team published by FIFA in 2002 after conducting an internet poll of fans to select a World Cup dream team. Diego Maradona of Argentina received the most votes. More than one-and-a-half million fans worldwide voted in the poll, conducted by the official FIFA website, www.FIFAworldcup.com, with Maradona receiving 111,035 votes. Brazil's Pelé, who played for three World Cup-winning teams, won 107,539 votes and Zinedine Zidane, who scored twice for France in their 1998 triumph, came in third with 80,527.It is an eleven-member side divided as one goalkeeper, three defenders, four midfielders, and three forwards (3-4-3 formation).Helmut Käser
Helmut Käser (14 November 1912 – 11 May 1994) served as the General Secretary of international governing body of association football FIFA, from April 1960 to June 1981. Käser served as general secretary under three presidents of FIFA, the Englishmen Arthur Drewry (1955–1961) and Stanley Rous (1961–1974) and from 1974 until 1981 under the Brazilian João Havelange.
He was succeeded by Joseph "Sepp" Blatter. Two months after Käser was forced to retire from FIFA, Blatter married Käser's daughter, Barbara Käser. That means, by 1981, Blatter had taken his father-in-law’s job as well as his daughter (Käser didn’t attend the wedding).Käser was an officer of the Swiss Army, he worked as a civil servant in Switzerland, at the Federal Department of Economic Affairs and became the general secretary of the Swiss Football Association in May 1942. Käser died in 1994 in Küssnacht near Zurich.List of CGF country codes
The Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) uses three-letter abbreviation country codes to refer to each group of athletes that participate in the Commonwealth Games. Each code identifies a Commonwealth Games Association.
Several of the CGF codes are different from the standard ISO 3166-1 alpha-3 codes. Other sporting organisations, such as the International Olympic Committee or FIFA, use similar country codes to refer to their respective teams.List of football federations
This is a list of international football governing bodies.Lists of country codes
This is a listing of lists of country codes:
List of ISO country codes (ISO4217)
ITU country code (International Telecommunication Union)
List of country calling codes E.164
Mobile country code E.212
Maritime identification digits
List of ITU letter codes (radiocommunication division)
UIC country code (International Union of Railways)
List of GS1 country codes
List of NATO country codes
List of IOC country codes (International Olympic Committee)
List of FIFA country codes (International Federation of Association Football)
List of FIPS country codes
List of license plate codesLouis Muhlinghaus
Louis Muhlinghaus (1870–1915) was a Belgian football administrator and the 1st General Secretary of FIFA, serving from 1904 to 1906. Muhlinghaus got involved in football through his association with the K.F.C. Rhodienne-De Hoek.
In 1895, he took the initiative to help found the UBSSA, the precursor of the Royal Belgian Football Association. In 1904, after an international between Belgium and France in Ukkel, he convinced his French counterpart to found an international Football Association. Muhlinghaus became its first secretary and treasurer. He was also the first person, in 1905, to propose the idea of an international competition for national teams. This prototype world cup did not materialize, which partly led to his resignation as secretary-treasurer. He however continued to attend the yearly FIFA-congresses held throughout Europe. According to some sources, he died in 1915.Robert Guérin
Robert Guérin (28 June 1876 – 19 March 1952) was a French journalist, and the 1st President and one of the founders of the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA). A journalist with Le Matin newspaper, Guérin was actively involved in football through his role as secretary of the Football Department of the Union des Sociétés Françaises de Sports Athlétiques. He brought together representatives of the first seven member countries in Paris for the signing of FIFA's foundation act and agreement of the first FIFA statutes. On 23 May 1904, Guérin (then just 28) was elected president at the inaugural FIFA Congress and remained in his post for two years, during which time another eight associations came on board, including the Football Association.The Best FIFA Football Awards
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The Best FIFA Women's Player is an association football award presented annually by the sport's governing body, FIFA. From 2001 to 2015, the award was known as the FIFA Women's World Player of the Year.
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