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Football Association of Maldives

Football Association of Maldives
Association crest
Founded 1982
FIFA affiliation 1986
AFC affiliation 1984 (Associate member)[1], 1986
President Ilham Ahmed

The Football Association of Maldives (FAM) was founded in 1982 as the governing body of football in the Republic of Maldives. The association under the guidance of the Ministry of Youth & Sports is responsible for all regulatory aspects of the sport in the Maldives. In 1986, FAM became a member of AFC and FIFA[2] respectively.

For the full history, statistics and records of the senior team, see Maldives national football team.


  • Organization 1
  • Role & events 2
  • References 3
  • External links 4


The FAI has an Executive Committee of five members under the President, in addition to a Vice President and General Secretary. FAM is governed directly through the Ministry of Youth & Sports. FAM is housed in FAM House in Malé, which was constructed with funding from FIFA.

While FIFA and AFC required their members to constitute elected governance, FAM first had an appointed governance by the government of Maldives, which was reshuffled by the Ministry of Youth in the last quarter of 2006, in association with the political changes President Maumoon Abdul Gayoom brought about. FAM was audited by the Audit Office (during the same period, i.e. late 2006) of the Republic of Maldives and the association was accused with embezzlement of funds. However, the Chairman Mr. Abdul Shukoor was not dismissed and the General Secretary Mr. Ibrahim Ismail Ali was transferred to a post in the Olympic Committee of the Maldives.

In July 2008, elective governance was introduced to FAM and Mr. Ali Azim was elected President of the association. On 26 January 2013, FAM held its second election according to FIFA and AFC Statutes and Mr. Ilham Ahmed was elected as the President, and Mr. Mohamed Hanim as the General Secretary of FAM. Current FAM General Secretary Mr. Hussain Jawaz was appointed on 4 June 2014.[3]

Role & events

FAM is the governing body for football in the Maldives. It organizes the zone tournaments and the

  • FA Maldives Official website
  • Maldives at AFC site
  • Maldives at FIFA site

External links

  1. ^ "A wonder court at your service".  
  2. ^ home page for Republic of Maldives
  3. ^
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