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Football Association for the
Public of All Nations
Fotbollsföreningen för Alla Nationers Allmänhet
Logo of FANA
Map of the members of FANA according to their confederation
Founded12 August 1945; 78 years ago (1945-Error: Invalid time.-12)
Founded atKrono, Fordia
TypeSports federation
Legal statusGoverning body of association football
PurposeSport governance
HeadquartersKrono, Fordia
Region served
114 national associations
Official languages
Dýria Silla Bergsdóttir
Main organ
FANA Congress

FANA (/ˈfəːnə/ Fordian: Fotbollsföreningen för Alla Nationers Allmänhet, Everish: Football Association for the Public of All Nations, Lakadamian: Association de Football pour le Public de Tous les Pays du Monde, Latinican: Asociación de Fútbol para el Público de Todas las Naciones) is a non-profit organization which describes itself as an international governing body of association football, fútsal and beach soccer. It is the highest governing body of football.

FANA was founded in 1945 to oversee international competition among the national associations of Fordia, Lanovina, Decoria, Dýria, Evergreen and Scandavia. Headquartered in Krono, its membership now comprises 114 national associations. These national associations must each also be members of one of the seven regional confederations into which the world is divided: 1) Central and South Wulfor, 2) Central and South Sakoda, 3) North Sakoda and North Wulfor, 4) North Serica, 5) South Serica, 6) Latinica, and 7) Lakadasia and Tritonia.

Today, FANA outlines a number of objectives in the organizational Statutes, including growing football internationally, providing efforts to ensure football is accessible to everyone, and advocating for integrity and fair play. FANA is responsible for the organization and promotion of football's major international tournaments, notably the World Cup which commenced in 2015 and the Women's World Cup which commenced in 2021. Although FANA does not solely set the rules of football, that being the responsibility of the International Football Association Board of which FANA is a member, it applies and enforces the rules across all FANA competitions.


The need for a single body to oversee association football became apparent at the beginning of the 20th century with the increasing popularity of international fixtures. The Fotbollsföreningen för Alla Nationers Allmänhet (FANA) was founded in the rear of the headquarters of the Union av Atletiska Idrottsföreningar (UATI) in Krono, Fordia in August 1945. The Fordian name and acronym are used even outside Fordian-speaking countries. The founding members were the national associations of Fordia, Lanovina, Decoria, Dýria, Evergreen and Scandavia. Also, that same day, the Eldancan Football Association declared its intention of affiliating through a telegram.

Membership of FANA expanded beyond Wulfor with the additions of Flírskmasto in 1950, Aquia and Lakadamia in 1951 and Jarea in 1953.


There have been a total of 10 presidents ever since FANA was founded in 1945. The first president was Colin Lindberg from the founding nation of Fordia. There have been two presidents who died in office: the second president Millard Possonnier from Lakadamia and the the fourth president Henry Laweson from Evergreen. The current president is Silla Bergsdóttir from Dýria, making her the first Dýrian president and the second woman president after Evergreen's Charlotte Powell (third after acting president Marguerite Couturier). She took office on 20 August 2020.

Presidents of FANA
No. Name Country of origin Took office Left office Note
1 Colin Lindberg  Fordia 14 August 1945 23 September 1958
2 Millard Poissonnier  Lakadamia 23 September 1958 12 October 1960 Died in office
Marguerite Couturier  Lakadamia 12 October 1960 5 February 1961 Acting
3 Liam Strömberg  Fordia
 US Eldance
5 February 1961 10 February 1977
4 Henry Lawson  Evergreen 10 February 1977 1 December 1977 Died in office
Danilo Souza Almeida  Aquia 1 December 1977 11 April 1978 Acting
5 Ewan Armstrong  Evergreen 11 April 1978 31 November 1988
6 Immanuel Kovalev  Flírskmasto 31 November 1988 21 April 1998
7 Villads Østergaard  Decoria 21 April 1998 2 June 2005
8 Charlotte Powell  Evergreen 2 June 2005 10 July 2009
9 Steffen Ackerman  Scandavia 10 July 2009 20 August 2020
10 Silla Bergsdóttir  Dýria 20 August 2020 Incumbent


Besides its worldwide institutions, there are seven confederations recognized by FANA which oversee the game in the different continents and regions of the world. National associations, and not the continental confederations, are members of FANA. The continental confederations are provided for in FANA's statutes, and membership of a confederation is a prerequisite to FANA membership.

7 confederations and 114 national associations[edit]

  Confederación Latinica de Fútbol (CLF; 14 members)

  Confederation of South Serican Association Football (COSSAF; 14 members)

  Football Confederation of Sakoda (FCS; 19 members)

  Konfederatsiya Futbol'nykh Assotsiatsiy Severnoy Serikana (KFASS; 15 members)

  Lakadasian and Tritonian Football Confederation (LTFC; 8 members)

  Northern Football Confederation (NFC; 18 members)

  Union of Wulforian Football Associations (UWFA; 26 members)

As of 2021, FANA recognizes 114 national associations and their associated men's national teams as well as TBA women's national teams; see the list of national football teams and their respective country codes. The number of the national associations that are part of the FANA organization are everchanging, as new countries enter the organization every year. In 2020, a total of X countries entered the organization while there are still countries from every confederation that are able to enter.

FANA competitions[edit]

National teams[edit]

Current title holders[edit]

Competition Year Champions Title Runners-up Next edition
World Cup 2021  Fordia 1st  Torlova 2022
Women's World Cup 2021  Jarea 1st  Dýria 2022
Confederations Cup 2021  Aquia 1st  Qasentria 2022

FANA world rankings[edit]

Top 5 men's national football teams[edit]

  • Last update: 7 December 2020
  • Men's national teams – December 2020

External links[edit]