- Issue date: 14/10/2009
- Printing Process: Calcografía y Offset
- Paper: Estucado, engomado, mate, fosforescente
- Size of stamp: 28,8 x 40,9 mm. (vertical)
- Sheet effects: 50
- Book Effects: 50
- Books: 320.000 de cada motivo
- Postal value of the stamps: 0,32 €
- Print run: 320.000 de cada motivo
- Dented: 13 3/4
A stamp is issued commemorating the 100 years of the Royal Spanish Football Federation, the governing body of football in Spain.
The Royal Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) was founded in 1909 under the denomination of Federación Española de Clubs de Footbol. Other federations of similar nature were created at the same time until in 1913, on commission of King Alfonso XIII, they were all united in one body on June 30 1913, in San Sebastian. The resulting organization was created under the name of Real Federación Española de Fútbol. Amongst the issues discussed in the constituent assembly were the legal bases of the Spanish Championship and the institutionalization of the championships organized by the regional federations as a previous phase of the Copa del Rey. In 1914, the RFEF joined the FIFA and in 1920 built up a national team to take part in the Olympic Games in Antwerp that same year.
According to its statutes, the RFEF is a non-profit private entity of public interest which governs, administers, manages, organizes and sets the rules of football at all levels. The following are amongst its competences: Establish by-laws; control over the official competitions within Spain; represent the FIFA and UEFA in Spain and represent Spain at international competitions; make up the national teams and promote and qualify referees and coaches. Under the tutelage of the Consejo Superior de Deportes, it organizes and classifies activities and official competitions, collaborates in training sport technicians and in the prevention and control of forbidden substances, amongst others issues.
The stamp depicts the outline of a player with a foot ball and the logo of the hundredth anniversary.