The main aims of the FPF are to promote, regulate and manage, at national level the teaching and the practice of football, in every branch of the game and in every competition.
In furtherance of its purposes, it falls to the FPF in particular to:
1. Represent Portuguese football both at national and international level;
2. Ensure the participation of the National Teams in competitions;
3. Protect its Members' interests;
4. Draw up and approve rules and regulations and ensure its application;
5. Abide by the Statutes, Laws of the Game, regulations, directives and decisions of FIFA, UEFA and the FPF, preventing any violation thereof and making best efforts to ensure that its Members comply with them;
6. Organise, at national and regional level, football competitions in all categories and branches, without prejudice to the competences conferred on the Regional Associations and the Portuguese League of Professional Football;
7. Develop football in the Portuguese territory in accordance with sports spirit and educational, material, cultural and humanitarian values, through training and development programmes for the various sports agents, in particular, players, coaches, referees and officials;
8. Prevent actions that may affect the integrity of games and/or competitions, or, in any way, be harmful to football;
9. Supervise friendly matches in all categories and branches taking place in the national territory;
10. Host international competitions.
In accordance with its membership with FIFA and UEFA, the FPF also undertakes to:
1. Respect the principles of loyalty, integrity and sportsmanship in accordance with Fair Play rules;
2. Apply and ensure the compliance with the Laws of the Game issued by the IFAB, the Laws of the Game of Futsal, Seven-aside Football and Beach Soccer issued by the FIFA Executive Committee;
3. Respect the Statutes, Regulations, Directives and Decisions of FIFA and UEFA, including the FIFA Code of Ethics, which form an integral part of these Statutes;
4. Recognise the jurisdiction of the Court of Arbitration for Sport with headquarters in Lausanne, in all disputes which have a cross-border nature, in accordance with the provisions of FIFA and UEFA Statutes;
5. Submit to the Court of Arbitration of the FPF, whose decisions are not subject to appeal, all the national disputes arising from or related to the application of the FPF Statutes or Regulations, except for those which fall into the jurisdiction of other bodies or those which cannot be judged by virtue of the legislation.
6. Ensure that its Members, though their Statutes, licence, registration or any other written document, recognise and accept all the obligations established in the FPF Statutes and Regulations.