The Cyprus Football Association (CFA) (, ΚΟΠ) is the governing body of football (soccer) in Cyprus. It organizes the football league, whose top league is Cypriot First Division, Cypriot Cup, Cyprus FA Shield and the Cyprus national football team. It is based in Nicosia. It Football was introduced to Cyprus early in the 20th century by the United Kingdom. Initially played in the island's schools, it proved hugely popular and a number of clubs were duly formed.
As football became established, the clubs were united in agreeing that an official body was needed to regulate the sport. In September 1934, the Cyprus Football Association (CFA) was created and matches were soon being played on an official basis.It became FIFA member in 1948 and UEFA member in 1962.
In 2007 the CFA moved to its new headquarters in Nicosia. The opening ceremony was attended by UEFA president Michel Platini, and the former president of Cyprus, Mr Tassos Papadopoulos. The CFA also announced a new sponsorship deal with Marfin Popular Bank.
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