|Founded||14 October 1909 (as Federación Española de Clubs de Football)|
29 September 1913
|Headquarters||Las Rozas de Madrid|
The Royal Spanish Football Federation (Spanish: Real Federación Española de Fútbol; RFEF) is the governing body of football in Spain. It is based in La Ciudad del Fútbol of Las Rozas, a municipality near Madrid. It was founded on 14 October 1909 as Federación Española de Clubs de Football, and officially founded on 29 September 1913.
It administers the competition committee (including the handling of the trophy) of the Campeonato Nacional de Liga: the Primera División and the Segunda División, even though they are organized by LaLiga. It organizes the Segunda División B as well as the Tercera División with the assistance of the regional football federations.
It is also responsible for appointing the management of the men's, women's, and youth national football teams. The Spain national futsal team, also belongs to the federation. As of May 2019, the federation has 21,148 registered clubs and 1,063,090 federated football players.
Main article: Spanish football league system
The RFEF also organizes several competitions:
Main article: List of Spanish regional football federations
The RFEF consists of 19 regional and territorial federations, comprising the different Autonomous communities and cities in Spain.
|President||Years in power|
|Pedro Díez de Rivera (Marqués de Someruelos)||1927–1931|
|Armando Muñoz Calero||1947–1950|
|Alfonso de la Fuente||1956–1960|
|José Luis Costa||1967–1970|
|José Luis Pérez-Paya||1970–1975|
|José Luis Roca||1984–1988|
|Ángel María Villar||1988–2017|
|Juan Luis Larrea||2017–2018|