|（Department of Physical Education，Central South University，Changsha 410083，China）
Abstract: China Football Association (CFA) and Football Management Center of State Sports Administration are “the same gang with two nameplates”, the integration of administrative organization and industrial organization, and the extension of governmental administrative power. CFA has become function rigid and power abusive, must be deeply reformed. With the emerging of the citizen society, an interdependent relation has been formed between the reform of CFA and the participation of the citizen society. On the one hand, the nature and “disordered acts” of CFA need the participation the citizen society in order to realize the optimization of public decision making and public service of CFA; on the other hand, the participation of the citizen society is conducive to containing arbitrary power exercising of CFA, realizing constant transformation of functions of CFA, constant perfection of its service system, constant innovation of its service modes, and constant completion of its social organization, so as to form begin in-teraction between the reform of CFA and the citizen society.
Key words: reform of CFA；citizen society；CFA；participation of citizens