About FFTL

F FTL is the governing body of football in Timor-Leste. It was founded in 2002, associate member of the Asian Football Confederation since 2002, affiliated to the ASEAN Football Federation in 2004, and to Fédération Internationale de Football Association – FIFA since 2005. It has 21 associate members which consists of 14 football associations and 7 professional associations.

FFTL has a mission to manage and develop football in the country. It also has the vision to make Timor-Leste an island of football, and with the spirit of football will concretize togetherness and peace on this land.


What to be achieved by 2022

Set a strong basic of football from the beginning for a better future


Is to bring football to be played in all regions of Timor-Leste. Enhancing a professional work environment by organizing more local competitions for both males and females throughout the regions, and focusing on grassroots and youth development in order to achieve a national objective and international achievement through an optimal use of available limited resource.

To bring football out to the all regions

  • To develop a strong basic skill of our football talented
  • Increasing the number of qualified coaches for all level of player’s ages
  • A well-managed of technical development
  • Professional League Structure Management
  • Infrastructure development
  • Efficient, trustful and professional football administration
  • To reach a greater result in South East Asian Regions


Francisco Kalbuadi Lay

(2002-2007) (2008-2018)

Francisco MCP Jeronimo