Fotbollsföreningen för Alla Nationers Allmänhet
Logo of FANA
Map of the members of FANA according to their confederation
|Founded||12 August 1945|
|Founded at||Krono, Fordia|
|Legal status||Governing body of association football|
|114 national associations|
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.
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.
|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
|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
|CLF, COSSAF, FCS, KFASS|
|LTFC, NFC, UWFA|
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.
Current title holders
|Women's World Cup||2021||Jarea||1st||Dýria||2022|
FANA world rankings
Top 5 men's national football teams
- Last update: 7 December 2020
- Men's national teams – December 2020