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Established in 2006, the French Football League (LFF) has more than 60 teams in at least 10 divisions and about 800 players, who, together, enjoy recreational soccer in various public parks in the city of Houston. The LFF practices football through the regulations and the interpretation of those regulations by the Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) and the International Football Association Board (IFAB). FIFA is the institution that governs football federations worldwide and part of IFAB (the body responsible for changing the rules of the game).

The League’s Program

The LFF discrimination

The French Football League is against racism and discrimination against any person/s, with respect to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, or disability. The LFF promotes equality.

My Game is Fair Play Fair Play is the name of the FIFA’s program that aims to promote fair play and respect for the sport and all those who are part of it.

The League’s Office

Héctor Patiño

Héctor Patiño

LFF President

Born in Monterrey, Nuevo León, Hector Patiño emigrated to the space city where he now is president and director of the Liga Francesa de Fútbol. Patiño founded the league in 2006 and since then LFF has become one of the most popular local recreational soccer leagues. Patiño studied Sports Organization in the School of Physical Education of the Autonomous University of Nuevo León. He has studied to be a Technical Director and National Football Referee at the National Training School of the Mexican Football Federation.

Héctor Patiño has always been passionate about Soccer.

Héctor Patiño with Adrian Luna Soto a little league Mexican Baseball champion.

Héctor Patiño visiting the Eiffel Tower in Paris 1998.

Héctor Patiño visiting the Real Madrid Museum.

Héctor Patiño next to a Cantinflas shrine.

Europe's ten magnificent players.

Michel Platini, one of Héctor Patiño's favorite European Soccer players.

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