Northern Mariana Islands Football Association
FIFA affiliationN/A
AFC affiliation2020 (Ordinary membership)
EAFF affiliation2008 (Full membership)
PresidentJerry Tan

The Northern Mariana Islands Football Association is the governing body of football in the Northern Mariana Islands. It was founded in 2005 by US-Attorney Peter Coleman.[1] The Association received full membership into the East Asian Football Federation in 2008.[2][3] The association was admitted as a provisional member of the Asian Football Confederation in July 2009.[4] On 9 December 2020 during the 30th AFC Congress, the Northern Mariana Islands Football Association (NMIFA) became the 47th full member association of the AFC.[5]

The association runs the M*League, the top level of domestic competition within the commonwealth. It operates men's, women's and youth national football teams.

See also


  1. ^ "North Mariana exit weakens Oceania Football Confederation". 11 May 2009. Retrieved 1 January 2015.
  2. ^ 'EAFF grants NMIFA full membership' Archived 2012-02-14 at the Wayback Machine, Saipan Tribune, 2008-10-24. Retrieved 2011-05-14.
  3. ^ North Mariana Islands FA, East Asian Football Federation, July 2009. Retrieved 2011-05-14.
  4. ^ 29th EAFF Executive Committee Meeting Archived 2012-02-07 at the Wayback Machine, East Asian Football Federation, 2009-09-05. Retrieved 2011-05-14.
  5. ^ "AFC Congress approves NMIFA's membership". 9 December 2020. Retrieved 9 December 2020.