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Asociacion del Futbol Argentino

The Argentine Football Association (AFA) is the governing body of football in Argentina. It organises the Argentine football league and the Argentina national football team. It is based in Buenos Aires.

Secondly, it also organizes the amateur leagues for women, children, youth, Futsal, and other local leagues, as well as the national women's team.


The Argentine Association Football League (in English) was founded on February 21 1893 (thus it is the oldest in South America and one of the oldest to be formed outside Europe), to be later renamed Argentine Football Association in 1903, and translated into Asociacion Argentina de Football (Argentine Football Association) in 1912.

The parallel Federacion Argentina de Football (Argentine Football Federation), founded in 1912, joined the Asociacion Argentina de Football, as well as did the 1919 founded Asociacion Amateurs de Football (Amateur Football Association) in 1926.

In 1926 it was again renamed to Asociacion Amateur de Argentina de Football (Argentine Amateur Football Association), but with the professionalization of the sport in 1931 it was named Asociacion de Football Amateur y Profesionales (Amateur and Professional Football Association). The first round of the first professional championship was on May 31 1931.

The Liga Argentina de Football (Argentine Football League), founded in 1931 merged with the Asociacion de Football Amateur y Profesionales on November 3, 1934, into what is still today the Asociacion de Futbol Argentino (Argentine Football Association).

External links

Official site

TiempoRojo (Spanish)

Argentine Football History (Spanish)

Argentina leagues (Spanish)

Information Argentina leagues

Argentine Ranking Teams

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