FA Logo – The Football Association of England (in English The Football Association or FA ) is the name that designates the governing body of football in England and the dependencies of the Isle of Jersey , Guernsey and the Isle of Man . The FA was established in 1863 and is the oldest football association in the world. Addressed to all professional clubs in England. The FA was instrumental in formulating the rules of modern football and has a special place in history. He is a member of UEFA and FIFA , and holds a permanent seat on the International Football Association Board (IFAB).
As the first national federation of football history, his influence was very great during the first period of expansion of the sport, so much so that in the early twentieth century several foreign federations, including some South American, were also members of the FA . Unlike the other national associations, the official name of the FA does not contain the name of their country, nor their gentile ( England or English ).
All professional football clubs in England must be members of the FA. The FA is responsible for national teams (male and female) of England and is the governing body of the Premier League . Include its role in supporting amateur football, organizing the National League.