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The Football Federation of Ukraine (FFU) ( ) is the governing body of football in Ukrainemarker. It governs the football competitions for the the Ukrainian Professional League, including the Ukrainian Cup, the Amatory, the competitions among the youth (under-18), and also the Ukraine national football team. It also sets the restrictions to the Premier League. It is headquartered in the national capital, Kievmarker.


On 6 March 1991 as part of the Football Federation of the Soviet Union (FFSU) by the effort of Viktor Maksymovych Bannikov was established and legally formed the Football Federation of Ukraine (FFU). However, it fully was controlled and subordinated to the Moscow's governing body.

On 24 August 1991 the Supreme Council of Ukrainemarker by its Act of Declaration of Independence of Ukraine expressed its intent of casting away from Soviet Union and creation of a sovereign state – Ukraine. After these event the Executive Committee of Football Federation of the Ukrainian SSR made the decision to have a plenum in the beginning of December where the future of the growth of the national sport would be defined.

However, until then the following events took place that contribute to a certain degree of confusion.
  • In the beginning of the September a joined conference of the governing body of the federation and the national football society took place where it was announces to establish internal institutes which would subordinate to Moscow.
  • In October a meeting between Viktor Bannikov and the president UEFA, Lennart Johansson, took place. The president of the European football union promised to fully support Ukraine of joining the European football organization.
About the fact that on the world map appeared a new nation the world society realized on 1 December 1991 after the conduction of the All-national referendum.

After all that, on 13 December in the big hall of ministry in affairs of the youth, sport, and tourism the Council of the Federation in one voice accepted the following declaration:

13 December is the day when the Football Federation of Ukraine was established.



  • Quick overview (in Russian) - co-memorated to the first match of the national team.

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