Salvadoran Football Federation

The Salvadoran Football Federation (Spanish: Federación Salvadoreña de Fútbol or FESFUT) is the official governing football organization in El Salvador and is in charge of the El Salvador national football team, and El Salvador national beach soccer team The federation is also in charge of the three tiers of domestic club competition, including the top-flight Primera División de Fútbol Profesional.

In May of 2010, FIFA briefly suspended teams and associated members from international competition on the grounds that the Salvadoran government had not acknowledged the authority of the Normalisation Committee set up to represent FESFUT. On May 28, the suspension was lifted.

In November 2010 the federation started the first women's football league in El Salvador.[2][3]

In September 2013, the federation imposed a life-time ban on 14 members of the country's national team for match-fixing and another three players were banned for between six and 18 months. The players were accused of receiving bribes for international matches.[4]

On July 31, 2014, the general assembly of football elected Jorge Alberto Cabrera Rajo as the new president of the federation.

Salvadoran Football Federation
HeadquartersAvenida José Matias Delgado Frente al Centro Español Colonia Escalón, Zona 10 San Salvador 1029
FIFA affiliation1938
CONCACAF affiliation1961[1]
UNCAF affiliation1938
PresidentJorge Alberto Cabrera Rajo

Board of directors

Position Staff
President Jorge Alberto Cabrera Rajo
First vice president Juan Francisco Peñate Ramírez
Second vice president Víctor Zenón Gómez Escobar
Director Emerson Ulises Ávalos
Director Hugo Atilio Carrillo Castillo
Director Roberto Alcides Ortez Vásquez
Director Óscar Mauricio García Zometa



Position Staff
International Joel Antonio Aguilar Chicas
International Marlon Mejía
International (Women's) Ivonne Emperatriz Ayala
International (Women's) Patricia Pacheco
National Stanli Ademir Mejía
National Ricardo Siguenza
National (Women's) Daysi Esperanza Martínez
National (Women's) Lidia Abigail Ayala

Last updated: 3 November 2010
Source: FESFUT


  1. ^ "Ramón Coll, electo Presidente de la Confederación de Futbol de América del Norte, América Central y el Caribe". La Nación (Google News Archive). 23 September 1961.
  2. ^; Football finally has a women's league
  3. ^ ""¿Ahora qué, van a dirigir los federativos?"".
  4. ^ BBC; El Salvador match-fixing: 14 footballers banned for life

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2015 FIFA corruption case

In 2015, U.S. federal prosecutors disclosed cases of corruption by officials and associates connected with the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA), the governing body of association football, futsal and beach soccer.

Near the end of May 2015, fourteen people were indicted in connection with an investigation by the United States Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the Internal Revenue Service Criminal Investigation Division (IRS-CI) into wire fraud, racketeering, and money laundering. The United States Attorney General simultaneously announced the unsealing of the indictments and the prior guilty pleas by four football executives and two corporations.

The investigation mostly revolved around collusion between officials of continental football bodies CONMEBOL (South America) and CONCACAF (Caribbean, Central and North America), and sports marketing executives. The sports marketing executives were holders of media and marketing rights for high-profile international competitions including the Americas' FIFA World Cup qualifying tournaments, and showpiece tournaments CONCACAF Gold Cup and Copa América.

CONCACAF President Jeffrey Webb, also serving president of the Cayman Islands Football Association, was arrested in connection with the investigation, as were two sitting FIFA Executive Committee members: Eduardo Li of the Costa Rican Football Federation and Eugenio Figueredo, formerly of the Uruguayan Football Association, and former CONMEBOL President Nicolás Leoz. The investigation lasted several years, with the first arrest, of former CONCACAF president Jack Warner's son Daryll, made in July 2013.In total, seven current FIFA officials were arrested at the Hotel Baur au Lac in Zürich on 27 May. They were preparing to attend the 65th FIFA Congress, which was scheduled to include the election of the president of FIFA. They are expected to be extradited to the United States on suspicion of receiving US$150 million in bribes. There was also a simultaneous raid on the CONCACAF headquarters in Miami, and later, two further men handed themselves in to police for arrest: Jack Warner and marketing executive Alejandro Burzaco. Two further arrests of FIFA officials at the hotel occurred in December 2015.The arrests case triggered Australia, Colombia, Costa Rica, Germany and Switzerland to open or intensify separate criminal investigations into top FIFA officials for corruption.

El Salvador national football team

The El Salvador national football team (Spanish: Selección de Fútbol de El Salvador) is governed by the Salvadoran Football Federation (FESFUT).In 1899, two teams from Santa Ana and San Salvador met for the first known football game in El Salvador. The national team's first match was played in September 1921, when they were invited to participate in a tournament to celebrate 100 years of Central American Independence.

El Salvador has made two FIFA World Cup appearances: first in 1970 and again in 1982, but have never progressed beyond the first stage of a finals tournament. They were the 1943 CCCF champions, and finished in second-place in the 1941 and 1961 championships. They have competed in the CONCACAF regional tournaments fourteen times, finishing as runners-up in 1963 and 1981. La Selecta also competes in the biennial UNCAF Nations Cup, the Pan American Games, the Olympics, and have won two gold medals in the Central American and Caribbean Games.The Estadio Cuscatlán, also known as "El Coloso de Montserrat" and "La Catedral del Espectáculo", is the official home stadium of the El Salvador national football team. Since 2008, the national team has had a kit sponsorship contract with England-based supplier Mitre. Raúl Díaz Arce is the all-time top-scorer for the national team, with 39 goals, while Alfredo Pacheco has the most caps, with 85 appearances.

El Salvador national football team season 2011

The 2011 season is the 90th season in El Salvador's history, their 73rd in FIFA and 49th in CONCACAF. The team was managed by José Luis Rugamas from January 2010. Rubén Israel took over as manager in April 2011.

Most of January 2011 was spent playing in the 2011 Copa Centroamericana. El Salvador reached the semi-finals but lost, so had to take part in the third-place match. They finished in fourth place but were able to qualify for the 2011 CONCACAF Gold Cup. Forward Rafael Burgos received the Golden Boot with three goals. The national team has won three games and lost one game and two more have been scheduled to play in 2011.

El Salvador took part in the 2011 CONCACAF Gold Cup in June and they will start their 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification campaign in September, starting out in the Second Round.

El Salvador women's national football team

El Salvador women's national football team is governed by the Salvadoran Football Federation.

Geography of association football

The following article gives a list of association football confederations, sub-confederations and associations around the world. The sport's international governing body is FIFA, but those associations not affiliated to FIFA are also included in this article.

Most European, African, and Asian countries have two principal competitions: a more prestigious league which is typically a double round-robin tournament restricted to the elite clubs, and a cup which is a single-elimination tournament open to both the elite and lesser clubs. In the Americas, leagues are often organised as either multi-stage tournaments or separate Apertura and Clausura stages.

Gerson Mayen

Gerson Levi Mayen Villavicencio (born February 9, 1989) is a Salvadoran professional footballer, who plays for Santa Tecla in the Salvadoran Primera División and El Salvador national team.

History of Sonsonate FC

The history of Sonsonate FC, a professional soccer team based in Sonsonate, El Salvador, spans over six decades. The first team based in Sonsonate was Ferrocarril club of the now-defunct league, playing from 1943 to 1950.

After seven years, a new team was formed with some of the Ferrocarril players to form a new team, the first team to use the "Sonsonate" name. This team conituned until 1951.

After 1951, Ferrocarril and Sonsonate joined forces to form a new team; Leones. Leones continued to play as a club (playing in the primera division and segunda diviison) until 1966.

This team bought back the Sonsonate name in 1966 and operated continuously in various leagues until 2002.

The club became defunct and a team was set in 2008 called Alba-Acajutla, they played one season in segunda division before mounting debt caused them to become defunct.

A Sonsonate FC team began again in 2009 and starting in 2015 began playing in the priera division making it the first time since 1999 that a "Sonsonate" team played in the top tier of soccer in El Salvador.

Marvin Baumgartner

Marvin Baumgartner Revelo (born January 13, 1994) is a Swiss-born Salvadoran footballer who currently plays for Real Monarchs in the USL.

Primera División de Fútbol de El Salvador

The Primera División of the Liga de Fútbol Profesional (Professional Football League), more commonly known as La Liga Mayor or La Primera, is the top professional football league in El Salvador. It was established in 1969, and in 2011 had 10 clubs. Initially the league was run as a year-long tournament, but since 1998 there are two tournaments each year, much like in many other football leagues in the Americas.The Apertura season runs from August to December, while the Clausura season runs from February to July.

Segunda División de El Salvador

The Segunda División de Fútbol Salvadoreño (Second Division) is the second level of the El Salvador League System of football. Teams have a chance to gain promotion to the Primera División de Fútbol Profesional.The champions of the Apertura and Clausura play the direct promotion playoff every year. The winner of that series ascends to the first division directly.The losing side gets another chance to get promoted by again playing a promotional playoff. This time against the second worst team of the first division. The bottom team get relegated.

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