Football in San Marino
San Marino, a European state similar in size to a tiny Caribbean island, has the distinct advantage of not having distance problems inland, while also being close to a number of other countries. The Federazione Sammarinese de Giuoco Calcio supervise 16 club teams, as well as five national teams that are active on the international stage. San Marino's neighbours across the border in Italy have also been keen to create a symbiosis by allowing youth teams (14 - 18-year-olds) to join their league system in a move that will undoubtedly prove to be mutually beneficial. It should therefore come as no surprise to learn that numerous San Marino players, such as Massimo Bonini (Juventus) and Marco Macina (Parma and AC Milan), have gained worldwide fame.
The second Goal project
On 3 December 2006, the Goal Bureau approved the construction of association headquarters that brings all of the association's employees together under one roof. This will lead to improved interaction between the association's departments and will help to improve the association's administrative capabilities. The new premises of the association were opened by FIFA Vice-President and Chairman of the Goal Bureau Michel Platini on 18 October 2008.
Use of FAP funds
Financing of Goal project
Association headquarters in San Marino
Project approved on
3 December 2006
Opened on 18 October 2008
Financed by
Goal USD 400,000 Association USD 600,000 Total cost USD 1,000,000