Chinese Taipei Football Association

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Chinese Taipei Football Association
Association crest
Founded 1936
FIFA affiliation 1954
AFC affiliation 1954
EAFF affiliation 2002
President Lin Cheng-yi[1]
Chinese Taipei Football Association
Traditional Chinese 中華民國足球協會
Simplified Chinese 中华民国足球协会

Chinese Taipei Football Association (CTFA; Chinese: 中華民國足球協會; pinyin: Zhōnghuá Mínguó Zúqiú Xiéhuì) is the governing body for football in the Republic of China. Its official name in Chinese is the Football Association of the Republic of China, but it is billed as the Chinese Taipei Football Association abroad and uses the English initials on its badge (see Chinese Taipei for details of the issues related to the use of sporting names in the Republic of China).


  • 1936: Established.[2]
  • 1954: Admitted to FIFA as the China National Football Association (Chinese: 中國足球協會).
  • 1954: Formed and entered the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) as a founding member with various other Asian countries. At that time, the name of the governing body was Republic of China Football Council (Chinese: 中華民國足球委員會).
  • 1973: Changed the name of the governing body to the Republic of China Football Association (Chinese: 中華民國足球協會).
  • 1974: Exited the AFC.
  • 1975: Admitted to the Oceania Football Confederation (OFC) as a provisional member.[3]
  • 1976: Member of the OFC.
  • 1978: Suspended from the OFC due to naming problems.
  • 1981: With the agreement of FIFA, changed its name to the Chinese Taipei Football Association.
  • 1982: Re-admitted to the OFC.
  • 1989: Re-admitted to the AFC.


Regional football associations[edit]

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  2. ^ "Chinese Taipei on". Fédération Internationale de Football Association. Retrieved 2010-09-27. 
  3. ^ OFC History
  4. ^ 花蓮縣足球協會年底(30日)將新成立大會 (in Chinese). Chinese Taipei Football Association. December 27, 2007. 

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