The Syrian Arab Football Association is the official sponsor of football sport in Syria, and is directly responsible for the Syrian football teams and local clubs participating in the Syrian League with its premier, first, second and third degrees. The Syrian Arab Football Association was founded in 1936. It joined the International Football Association in 1937, and the Asian Football Confederation in 1969. It is one of the oldest football associations in the region.

The Syrian Arab Football Federation organizes local football competitions, in addition to organizing the participation of Syrian teams and clubs internationally, as it supervises 120 clubs participating in football competitions. These clubs are divided into different grades and age groups, starting from the Grass Roots to the adult teams.

BRIGADIER HATEM AL-GHAIEB PRESIDENT OF THE SYRIAN ARAB FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION

Born in the city of Ashara in Der Al-zour governate in 1967. Holds a degree in law from the University of Damascus. After graduating the Faculty of Law, he joined the Police Academey and graduated with the rank of First Lieutenant and progressed in ranks until he reached the rank of brigadier general in the Internal Security Forces. Director of the Police Academy and President of the Police Sports Federation. He played for Al-shurta team from 1987 until 2000. One of the best players who held the defense position in Syria during the years he played. He represented the national youth team in the Asian cup in the year 1990 and the World Cup in Portugal in 91.

He represented the men’s national team from the year 1992 to 1998. One of the most important stations in which he played was the qualifiers of the Asian Cup in the year 1992, and the seventh Arab sports tournament in the same year. World Cup 94 qualifiers and 96 Asian Nations qualifiers. The Eighth Arab Sports Tournament 97 and World Cup Qualifiers 98. After his retirement he trained police officers for some time and then moved to administrative work as a football manager for the club to this day. He won two league titles with Al-shurta as team manager. He worked as a member of the Syrian Football Association and a member of several temporary committees of the association. Member of the Executive Office of the General Sports association in its last session.

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Association MEMBERS
Vice president Colonel Zakaria Qanat
Secretariat Dr. Ibrahim Abazid
Association member Marwan Khoury
Association member Ghazwan Meri
Association member Abd Al-kader Kurdughli
Association member Abd Al-rahman Al-khatib
Association member Ayham Basha
Association member Talal Barakat
Association member Saad Qaqanawi
Dr. Ibrahim Abazid
1 Dr. Ibrahim Abazid Secretariat
Colonel Zakaria Qanat
1 Colonel Zakaria Qanat Vice president
Marwan Khoury
2 Marwan Khoury Association member
Ghazwan Meri
3 Ghazwan Meri Association member
Abd Al-kader Kurdughli
4 Abd Al-kader Kurdughli ِAssociation member
Abd Al-rahman Al-khatib
5 Abd Al-rahman Al-khatib Association member
Ayham Basha
6 Ayham Basha Association member
Talal Barakat
7 Talal Barakat Association member
Saad Qaqanawi
8 Saad Qaqanawi Association member