Football in Tahiti
CountryTahiti
Governing bodyFédération Tahitienne de Football
National team(s)men's national team
Club competitions
Ligue 1
Ligue 2
Ligue 2 Moorea
Ligue 2 Raiatea
Jeux des Marquises
Festival des Îles
Coupe Tahiti Nui
International competitions

The sport of football in the island of Tahiti is run by the Fédération Tahitienne de Football.[1][2][3][4] [5] The association administers the national football team.[6][7] With 146 association football clubs and over 11,200 registered players, football is the most popular sport among the inhabitants on the island of Tahiti.[8]

League system

Level

League(s)/Division(s)

1

Ligue 1 Vini
13 clubs

↓↑ 2 clubs

2

Ligue 2
5 clubs + 8 Reserve teams

Ligue 2 Moorea
8 clubs

Ligue 2 Raiatea
3 clubs

2

Ligue 3
3 clubs + 6 Reserve teams

References

  1. ^ "Tahiti : The world's next big football nation? - HITC Sport". Hereisthecity.com. 2013-11-16. Retrieved 2013-12-05.
  2. ^ Lawrence, Amy (2009-09-24). "Tahiti show that football still has a place for tales of the unexpected | Amy Lawrence | Football". The Guardian. Retrieved 2013-12-05.
  3. ^ "Face to face: Tahiti coach Eddy Etaeta « World Soccer World Soccer". Worldsoccer.com. 2013-06-14. Retrieved 2013-12-05.
  4. ^ "by Quinn Jones". Espn Fc. 2013-11-29. Retrieved 2013-12-05.
  5. ^ "Tahiti: A first-hand account of football on the island | The Rio Report - Yahoo Eurosport UK". Eurosport.yahoo.com. 2013-06-20. Retrieved 2013-12-05.
  6. ^ "A Soccer Win for Tahiti? A Goal Would Be Terrific". The New York Times. Retrieved 2013-12-05.
  7. ^ "Tahiti emerging as strong contenders for Beach Soccer World Cup - Australia Network News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)". Abc.net.au. 2013-09-19. Retrieved 2013-12-05.
  8. ^ "Fédération Tahitienne de Football".