Football Federation of Macedonia
UEFA
Football Federation of North Macedonia logo.svg
Founded1926[1]
FIFA affiliation1994
UEFA affiliation1994
PresidentMuamed Sejdini
Websiteffm.mk

The Football Federation of Macedonia (FFM; Macedonian: Фудбалска Федерација на Македонија, ФФМ) or Football Federation of Macedonia[2][3] is the governing body of football in North Macedonia based in Skopje.[4][5][6]

History

FFM was officially formed after the establishment of then SR Macedonia as part of SFR Yugoslavia, following World War II on 14 August 1949 in Skopje (after the end of World War II, the first football department was established as a part of the sport association of the city of Skopje, the football section was separated on 16 August 1948). From 1949 to 2002, it was called the Football Association of Macedonia (Macedonian: Фудбалски Сојуз на Македонија / Fudbalski Sojuz na Makedonija or ФСМ/FSM). The first ever president was Ljubisav Ivanov - Dzingo.[7]Andon Dončevski was appointed by FFM as the first ever coach of the North Macedonia national team.

Crest

The previous logo used up until 2014.
The previous logo used up until 2014.

Macedonian flag on top behind a yellow background. Below, a blue crest with the yellow FFM Cyrillic letters above a football.

On 22 March 2014, the FFM launched a new crest.[8]

Operations

It operates these codes:

Staff

Position Name
President Muamed Sejdini
Vice President Lazar Rakidjiev
General Secretary Filip Popovski
Match Commissioner Vasko Dojchinovski
Referee Coordinator Emil Bozhinovski

Presidents

Nr. President Years in power
1.
1993–1999
2.
Lambe Arnaudov
1999–2002
3.
2002–2012
4.
2012–2018
5.
2019–

References

  1. ^ Richard Mills, The Politics of Football in Yugoslavia: Sport, Nationalism and the State, Bloomsbury Publishing, 2018, ISBN 1786733595, p. 82.
  2. ^ UEFA. "Football Federation of North Macedonia (MKD) | Member associations". UEFA.com. Retrieved 2021-10-12.
  3. ^ FIFA. "Football Federation of North Macedonia". www.fifa.com. Retrieved 2021-10-12.
  4. ^ "Football Federation of Macedonia". FIFA. Archived from the original on February 15, 2019. Retrieved 24 April 2019.
  5. ^ "North Macedonia". UEFA. Retrieved 24 April 2019.
  6. ^ "UEFA President meets Football Federation of Macedonia President". UEFA. 15 April 2019. Retrieved 24 April 2019.
  7. ^ "ФФМ - Историја на федерацијата". Archived from the original on 2012-07-08. Retrieved 2014-04-13.
  8. ^ "Одржано Редовно Годишно Собрание на ФФМ" (in Macedonian). ffm-mk.com. 23 March 2014. Archived from the original on 23 March 2014. Retrieved 23 March 2014.