IFF Today and History in short
Ordinary member of SportAccord (previously GAISF)
Recognised sport by IOC
62 Member Associations
4 330 clubs
309 397 licensed players (end of 2015)
Champions Cup is played every year
EuroFloorball Cup is played every year
World Championships is played every year,
in even years for Men and U19 Women and
in odd years for Women and U19 Men.
IFF History in short
The International Floorball Federation was founded 12th of April in Huskvarna, Sweden, by the floorball associations of Finland, Sweden and Switzerland.
Denmark and Norway joined the IFF family.
The first official IFF Congress was held in Zürich, Switzerland.
Hungary joined the IFF family.
The first European Cup was played in Helsinki for Women and in Stockholm for Men.
Czech Republic and Russia joined the IFF family.
The first European Championships for Men was played in Finland.
Estonia, Germany, Japan, Latvia and USA joined the IFF family.
The first European Championships for Women and the second for Men were played in Switzerland. To give Japan the possibility to take part IFF decided that the tournaments should be played as an Open European Championships.
Belgium and Singapore joined the IFF family.
The first World Championships for Men was played in Sweden.The final was sold out -15.106 spectators in the Stockholm Globe Arena.
Australia joined the IFF family.
The first World Championships for Women was played in Åland, Finland and the first Presidents´ Meeting was held in connection with this.
Austria, Great Britain and Poland joined the IFF family.
Brazil, the Netherlands and Slovakia joined the IFF family.
IFF gained provisional membership of GAISF
(General Association of International Sports Federations).
The first World Championships for Men U19 was played in Germany.
Spain, Italy, Slovenia, Canada and New Zealand joined the IFF family.
The first World University Championships in floorball was played in Sweden.
Malaysia, India and Georgia joined the IFF family.
IFF applied for IOC recognition and signed the World Anti-Doping Code.
France joined the IFF family.
Pakistan joined the IFF family.
IFF gained ordinary membership of GAISF on May 20.
The first World Championships for Women U19 was played in Finland.
Korea, Ukraine, Liechtenstein and Iceland joined the IFF family.
Mongolia and Armenia joined the IFF family.
Moldova, Ireland, Israel, Serbia, Argentina, Thailand and Portugal joined the IFF family.
Turkey, Romania and Sierra Leone joined the IFF family.
IFF received provisional IOC recognition on December 11.
Belarus, Iran and Indonesia joined the IFF family
Lithuania joined the IFF family
Philippines and Jamaica joined the IFF family. IFF received the full IOC recognition on July 8th.
Mozambique joined the IFF family
South Africa and Cameroon joined the IFF family
Malta and Cote d´Ivoire joined the IFF family
Uganda, Haiti and China joined the IFF family
Floorball as an official sport in the World Games (Wroclaw, Poland) and in the Special Olympics World Winter Games (Austria) for the first time.
Order of foundation
7th of November: Sweden
27th of December: Japan
20th of April: Switzerland
23rd of September: Finland
25th of June: Liechtenstein*
27th of May: Denmark
25th of May: Norway
10th of January: Russia
14th of January: Czech Republic
13th of June: Germany
5th of May: USA
27th of November: Estonia
11th of December: Latvia
25th of February: Poland
1st of April: Belgium
26th of November: Great Britain***
28th of January: Austria
20th of September: Australia
11th of July: Hungary**
2nd of July: Brazil
4th of September: Spain
December: The Netherlands
31st of December: Slovakia
10th of March: Armenia
11th of December: Italy
17th of December: Slovenia
21st of July: New Zealand
1st of August: Malaysia
21st of September: India
1st of April: Georgia
10th of August: France
22nd of May: Pakistan
21st of February: Ukraine
22nd of May: Korea
1st of September: Mongolia
1st of March: Moldova
4th of March: Ireland
5th of May: Israel
28th of September: Serbia
20th of November: Argentina
December: Thailand, Portugal
December: Sierra Leone
May: Great Britain ***
December: Iran, Indonesia, New Zealand ***
October: Ireland ***
South Africa, Cameroon, Great Britain ***, Russia ***
Cote d´Ivoire, Haiti
Malta, Pakistan ***, Uganda
* Liechtenstein was founded as the single Club UHC Schaan
**Hungary was reorganized into a new Association 1997.
***Great Britain and New Zealand were reorganised into a new Association 2009 & 2013, Ireland in 2010, Russia in 2013 and Pakistan in 2015
1986-1992: András Czitrom, Sweden
1992-1996: Pekka Mukkala, Finland
1996- ---- : Tomas Eriksson, Sweden