Founded August 23, 1922, the Peruvian Football Federation has been active in the football of our region for 80 years.
Its unforgettable participation in the 1936 Olympic Games, in the 1970, 1978 and 1982 World Cups and the conquest of the America Cup in 1939 and 1975, are the mayor achievements of the Peruvian national team, always with its elegant, technical and fine football style.
At the club level, its refined style of play was reclaimed by Cienciano of Cusco, an institution which surprised the World in 2003 with its conquest of the South American Cup, defeating the powerful River Plate of Argentina in the final game. It gave another sample of its class when it overcame Boca Juniors, another Argentine colossus, in the final of the Cup Winners' Cup in 2004.
The precious game pointed out, has made inca football one of the most loyal exponents of South American football talent. A lot of true artists of the ball have come out of Peru, such as Teofilo Cubillas, Pedro "Perico" Leon, Hecto Chumpitaz, Hugo Sotil, Roberto Challe, Cesar Cueto, Guillermo del Solar, Roberto Palacios and lots of other great players that have triumphed the world over.
Another of its great prides is the Peruvian Federation Sports Complex, a spectacular establishment that serves as the administrative seat and training - lodging center for the national teams. It was inaugurated on August 22, 1997, in celebration of the 75th anniversary of the federation. A good example of South American accomplishment in football infrastructure.
The first of the 39 presidents the PFF had was Claudio Martinez Bodero, between 1922 and 1926. Currently, Dr. Manuel Burga Seoane is the head of the federation since 2002.