Organized football has been played in the Faroes since late 19th century. The first Faroese national football league (Meistaradeildin) was held in 1942. From 1942 until 1978 all Faroese football was governed by ÍSF (the Faroese Sports Association). On 13 January 1979 the Faroese Football Association was established. On 2 July 1988 the Faroe Islands gained membership of FIFA, and on 18 April 1990 they gained membership of UEFA. Since then the Faroes have participated in international football competitions.
The Faroe Islands operate First Sports Football Management Systems including player registration, competition & fixture management, officials management, discipline management and statistics. All this information sits on First Sports core master data management platform. Further projects with Faroe Islands in 2015 include websites, membership & payments for all clubs in the association.