ASEAN Football Federation

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ASEAN Football Federation
ASEANFootballFederation logo.png
AFF logo
Formation 31 January 1984[1]
Type Sports organisation
Headquarters Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia
12 member associations
Malaysia HE Sultan Ahmad Shah

The ASEAN Football Federation (AFF) is a smaller organisation within the greater Asian Football Confederation, and centres on Southeast Asia. ASEAN stands for Association of South East Asian Nations. The AFF was founded in 1984 by the nations of Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore and Thailand.[1] Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam joined the AFF in 1996.[1]

In 1996, the federation ran the first ASEAN Football Championship known then as the Tiger Cup for sponsorship reasons.

East Timor joined in 2004. Australia joined the Asian Football Confederation on 1 January 2006 and Australia was considered an invited affiliate of the AFF[2] and sent youth squads to the ASEAN Youth Tournaments.

On 27 August 2013, Australia became a full member of the federation.[3]

On 7 August 2008, AFF formally announced Suzuki as the new sponsor of the ASEAN Football Championship and is therefore now known as the Suzuki Cup for sponsorship reasons.

Member Associations[edit]

In 2013 Australia became the latest member to join the AFF.

Team Joined in
Indonesia Indonesia 1984
Malaysia Malaysia 1984
Thailand Thailand 1984
Singapore Singapore 1984
Philippines Philippines 1984
Brunei Brunei 1984
Vietnam Vietnam 1996
Burma Myanmar 1996
Cambodia Cambodia 1996
Laos Laos 1996
East Timor Timor-Leste 2004
Australia Australia 2013


Current champions[edit]

AFF Suzuki Cup Football Men's
SEA Games
Futsal Men's
SEA Games
Men's U-19 Men's U-16 ASEAN Super League
 Thailand  Thailand  Thailand  Japan  Malaysia TBD
AFF Women's Football Women's
SEA Games
Futsal Women's
SEA Games
Women's U-19 Women's U–16 AFF Futsal
 Thailand  Thailand  Thailand  Thailand  Australia  Thailand




Youth Championships[edit]



Beach Soccer[edit]


President Years
Indonesia H. Kardono 1984–1994
Thailand Vijit Getkaew 1994–1996
Malaysia Tengku Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Ahmad Rithauddeen 1996–1998
Malaysia Sultan Haji Ahmad Shah 2007–

AFF Awards[edit]

AFF President His Royal Highness Sultan of Pahang HE Sultan Ahmad Shah said that:

"In recent years, ASEAN football has cultivated some serious talent, and the region is growing as a football powerhouse. We are gaining traction at a global level, and the time is right to honour the men and women who have dedicated their lives to the evolution and honour of the world’s most popular sport."

HRH Sultan Haji Ahmad Shah, who is also Chairman of the Awards Selection Committee, said that as football in the region continued to develop and mature, the Commitment demonstrated by ASEAN’s finest needed to be acknowledged.

AFF Life Service Award : H.E. Tengku Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Ahmad Rithauddeen

ASEAN Goodwill Award : H.R.H. Sultan Haji Ahmad Shah Al-Musta’in Billah Ibni Al-Marhum Sultan Abu Bakar

AFF Association of the Year[edit]

Year Association
2013 Burma Myanmar

AFF National Team of the Year[edit]

Year National Team (men's) National Team (women's)
2014  Thailand  Thailand

AFF Player of the Year (Men's)[edit]

Year Name Club
2014 Thailand Chanathip Songkrasin Thailand BEC Tero Sasana

AFF Player of the Year (Women's)[edit]

Year Name Club
2015 Thailand Nisa Romyen Thailand Bangkok

AFF Youth Player of the Year[edit]

Year Name Club
2013 Laos Keoviengphet Liththideth Laos Ezra F.C.

AFF Futsal Team of the Year[edit]

Year National Futsal Team
2013  Thailand

AFF Futsal Player of the Year[edit]

Year Name Club
2013 Thailand Suphawut Thueanklang Thailand Chonburi Blue Wave Futsal Club

AFF Coach of the Year[edit]

Year (Men’s Team) Name (Women’s Team) Name
2013  Singapore Serbia Radojko Avramovic  Myanmar Japan Kumada Yoshinori

AFF Referee of the Year[edit]

Year Name (Men’s) Name (Women’s)
2013 Singapore Abdul Malik Abdul Bashir Singapore Abirami Apbai Naidu

AFF Assistant Referee of the Year[edit]

Year Name (Men’s) Name (Women’s)
2013 Singapore Tang Yew Mun Malaysia Widiya Habibah Shamsuri

Best Goal in the AFF Suzuki Cup 2012[edit]

Year Name Club Match
2013 Thailand Teerasil Dangda Thailand Muangthong United Semi Final (1st Leg) Malaysia vs Thailand, 9 December 2012.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c "AFF - The Official Website Of The ASEAN Football Federation". About AFF. 20 March 2015. Retrieved 20 March 2015. 
  2. ^ "Reuters "Australia eye further East Asia Cups despite ASEAN move"". Khaleej Times. 9 April 2013. Retrieved 11 April 2013. 
  3. ^ "Australia Officially in AFF". ASEAN Football Federation. 27 August 2013. Retrieved 27 August 2013. 

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