Profile/History

Mizoram is a State in the North-East of India with a population of about 1 million people. Football is the number one sport and though the State lacks quality infrastructure and resources, the makeup comes from sheer passion and love for the game.

The State Government has also been very supportive of the State Football Association with the installation of three artificial turfs (of approved FIFA quality) in the State and has been very supportive in the other programs as well. There has always been a perfect synergy between the All India Football Federation, State Football Association the State Government and other stakeholders from within football which forms an ideal setting for growth and development of the game.

About MFA

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Mizoram Football Association (MFA) is the state governing body of football in Mizoram, India. It is affiliated with the All India Football Federation (AIFF), the national governing body. Mizoram Football enthusiasts started Aizawl Sport Association in 1945. It was re-established again in 1956 under leadership of Sangliana. After 1972, the name was changed from Aizawl Sport Association to Mizoram Sports Association. In 1973 under the guidance of Shri Lal Thanhawla, Football started as a separate unit and took the name Mizoram Football Association. MFA was registered under Society Act in the year 1980. MFA is operating for the State Mizoram covers 8 District. All the 8 District Football Associations affiliate under MFA.

Achievements

  • Mizoram Sub-Junior Team won Sub-Junior National Football Championship for the 5th time in 2011
  • In the year 2013, Mizoram Junior Team won the National Junior Football Championship for BC Roy Trophy
  • For the first time in 2013, Mizoram won the most premier football competition of India 68th National Football Championship for Santosh Trophy
  • The Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI) and All India Football Federation (AIFF) awarded the Mizoram Football Association (MFA) the Best Grassroots Programme for the year 2013
  • After winning the 2015 I-League 2nd Division, Aizawl Football Club earned entry in India‚Äôs top-tier I-Leaque
  • In 2015, FIFA-AIFF selected Mizoram among one of the six States for FIFA State Football Development Programme
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