Slovenian football celebrating 100th anniversary


The Football Association of Slovenia is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year.

Celebrations to commemorate this important anniversary

This important milestone for the Slovenian football association will be marked with a plethora of events, among them a gala ceremony on 23 April. In the same month, the Slovenian football association will commemorate the inauguration of the Ljubljana Football Federation, the first official football association in what is modern-day Slovenia and the predecessor to the football association of Slovenia. However, the celebrations of the centenary will be spread out throughout the entire year. The celebrations of the centenary will include a reception by Slovenian President Borut Pahor. A special publication will be published by football’s governing body and the public broadcaster RTV Slovenija is due to air a documentary to mark the milestone.

As part of the year-long celebrations, the Slovenian football association will issue a commemorative coin with the Bank of Slovenia and a stamp with Pošta Slovenija. From April to August, it will organize roadshows under the slogan Football for Everyone involving the nine local football associations around the country.

In March, a new jersey will be presented as part of the celebration and Slovenia will face Portugal on the final day of May in a friendly to celebrate the centenary.
The year will end with the traditional holiday reception in December and a general assembly where current NZS President Radenko Mijatović will be seeking re-election.

Source: STA