Chinese Taipei national football team

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 Chinese Taipei
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s) The Blue-Whites
Association Chinese Taipei Football Association (CTFA)
Sub-confederation EAFF (East Asia)
Confederation AFC (Asia)
Head coach Kazuo Kuroda
Captain Chen Po-liang
Home stadium Taipei Municipal Stadium
Kaohsiung National Stadium
FIFA code TPE
FIFA ranking 176 Decrease 6
Highest FIFA ranking 144 (August 2006)
Lowest FIFA ranking 180 (May 1996, April 2009)
Elo ranking 201
Highest Elo ranking 60 (September 1965)
Lowest Elo ranking 204 (6 March 2013)
First colours
Second colours
First international
 Philippines 2–1 Republic of China Republic of China (1912–1949)
(Manila, Philippines; February 4, 1913)[1]
Taiwan Republic of China 3–2 South Vietnam 
(Manila, Philippines; May 1, 1954)
Biggest win
Chinese Taipei Chinese Taipei 10–0 Guam 
(Macau, China; June 17, 2007)
Biggest defeat
 Kuwait 10–0 Chinese Taipei Chinese Taipei
(Al Ain, United Arab Emirates; November 9, 2006)
Asian Cup
Appearances 2 (First in 1960)
Best result Third Place, 1960
The flag used by the Chinese Taipei football team

The Chinese Taipei national football team (Chinese: 中華台北男子足球代表隊; pinyin: Zhōnghuá táiběi nánzǐ zúqiú dàibiǎo duì) is the official name given by FIFA to the national association football team of the Republic of China (Taiwan, see Chinese Taipei for team naming issue).

It is a member of the Asian Football Confederation's East Asian Football Federation. Despite never qualifying for the FIFA World Cup, it reached the semi-finals of the 1960 and 1968 AFC Asian Cups, finishing third in the former. The side also won gold in the football sector at the 1954 and 1958 Asian Games.

History[edit]

The Chinese Taipei Football Association (CTFA) was founded in the Mainland China as the China Football Association (CFA) in 1924 and relocated to Taiwan in 1949 at the end of the Chinese Civil War. Affiliated with FIFA in 1932 as China, it rejoined FIFA in 1954, first under the name Taiwan, then Republic of China, and later Chinese Taipei.

The team's greatest success came when, playing as Taiwan, they finished third in the Asian Cup in 1960. However, the players in the team originally came from Hong Kong since the reputation of the Hong Kong national football team was not as good as the Republic of China.[1]

Due to the political conflict with People's Republic of China (China PR), Chinese Taipei played in the OFC World Cup qualifying tournaments from 1975 to 1989.

Tim Chow could soon become the first UK born footballer to play for Taiwan.

Stadium[edit]

Many of the team's home matches were played in the Chungshan Soccer Stadium in Taipei, which was closed in 2008. The stadium's capacity was slightly above 20,000 and is a football specific stadium.

The qualification match for 2012 AFC Challenge Cup in February 2011 was played on Kaohsiung National Stadium, while the qualification match for 2014 FIFA World Cup in July 2011 was played on Taipei Municipal Stadium.

Competition history[edit]

World Cup record[edit]

AFC Asian Cup record[edit]

AFC Challenge Cup record[edit]

East Asian Cup record[edit]

  • 2003 - Did not qualify (2nd place in qualifiers)
  • 2005 - Did not qualify (3rd place in qualifiers)
  • 2008 - Did not qualify (3rd place in qualifiers)
  • 2010 - Did not qualify (3rd place in qualifiers)
  • 2013 - Did not qualify (4th place in qualifiers)

Asian Games record[edit]

Recent and forthcoming fixtures[edit]

2013[edit]

2011 ~ 2012[edit]

Current squad[edit]

The following 23 players were called up for the friendly match against Hong Kong.

As of 29 February 2012
0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
18 1GK Lu Kun-Chi (呂昆錡) (1985-02-06)6 February 1985 (aged 27) 23 0 Chinese Taipei Taiwan Power Company F.C.
22 1GK Pan Wen-Chieh (潘文傑) (1991-06-29)29 June 1991 (aged 21) 2 0 Chinese Taipei Tatung F.C.
2 2DF Wei Pei-Lun (1990-02-28)28 February 1990 (aged 22) 0 0 Chinese Taipei National Sports Training Center Football Team
3 2DF Lin Cheng-Yi (林正益) (1987-09-30)30 September 1987 (aged 25) 2 0 Chinese Taipei Taiwan Power Company F.C.
4 2DF Wu Pai-Ho (1987-11-29)29 November 1987 (aged 25) 2 0 Chinese Taipei Tatung F.C.
13 2DF Chen Yi-Hung (1989-10-30)30 October 1989 (aged 23) 0 0 Chinese Taipei Tatung F.C.
16 2DF Yang Chao-Hsun (1987-10-18)18 October 1987 (aged 25) 0 0 Chinese Taipei Tainan City F.C.
24 2DF Huang Wei-Min (1988-08-16)16 August 1988 (aged 24) 0 0 Chinese Taipei Taiwan Power Company F.C.
30 2DF Chiang Ming-Han (1986-10-06)6 October 1986 (aged 26) 8 0 Chinese Taipei National Sports Training Center Football Team
5 3MF Tsai Hsien-Tang (1977-04-29)29 April 1977 (aged 35) 0 0 Chinese Taipei Tatung F.C.
9 3MF Lo Chih-An (羅志安) (1988-12-28)28 December 1988 (aged 23) 14 2 Chinese Taipei Tatung F.C.
17 3MF Chen Po-Liang (陳柏良) (Captain) (1988-02-11)11 February 1988 (aged 24) 18 8 China Shanghai Greenland Shenhua
25 3MF Hsu Che-Hao 0 0 Chinese Taipei Tatung F.C.
26 3MF Chan Che-Yuan (1989-10-23)23 October 1989 (aged 23) 9 0 Chinese Taipei National Sports Training Center Football Team
32 3MF Wen Chih-Hao (1992-03-25)25 March 1992 (aged 20) 0 0 Chinese Taipei Taiwan Power Company F.C.
7 4FW Chang Han (張涵) (1985-12-25)25 December 1985 (aged 26) 21 9 Chinese Taipei Tatung F.C.
10 4FW Chen Hao-Wei (陳浩瑋) (1991-04-30)30 April 1991 (aged 21) 3 0 China Beijing Baxy F.C.
11 4FW Chen Po-Hao (1989-02-10)10 February 1989 (aged 23) 0 0 Chinese Taipei Tatung F.C.
12 4FW Lo Chih-En (羅志恩) (1988-12-28)28 December 1988 (aged 23) 12 7 Chinese Taipei Tatung F.C.
19 4FW He Ming-Chan (何明站) (1983-05-12)12 May 1983 (aged 29) 0 0 Chinese Taipei Taiwan Power Company F.C.

Recent callups[edit]

The following players have been called up for the team within the last 12 months:

Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club Latest call-up
GK Peng Wei-chi (潘威誌) (1982-07-13) July 13, 1982 (age 31) 3 0 Chinese Taipei Taiwan Power Company F.C. v.  Hong Kong, 29 February 2012
DF Víctor Chou (周子軒) (1992-02-05) February 5, 1992 (age 22) 2 0 China Shenzhen Ruby F.C. v.  Hong Kong, 29 February 2012
DF Chen Yu-lin (陳俞霖) (1979-01-07) January 7, 1979 (age 35) 6 0 Chinese Taipei Taiwan Power Company F.C. v.  Hong Kong, 29 February 2012
DF Chen Yi-Wei (陳毅維) (1987-03-27) March 27, 1987 (age 27) 9 0 Chinese Taipei Taiwan Power Company F.C. v.  Hong Kong, 29 February 2012
MF Hung Kai-chun (黃楷峻) (1987-03-04) March 4, 1987 (age 27) 0 0 Chinese Taipei Taiwan Power Company F.C. v.  Hong Kong, 29 February 2012
MF Feng Pao-hsing (馮保興) (1982-08-18) August 18, 1982 (age 31) 13 3 Chinese Taipei Taiwan Power Company F.C. v.  Hong Kong, 29 February 2012
MF Jiang Min-han (蔣明翰) (1986-10-06) October 6, 1986 (age 27) 0 0 Chinese Taipei Taiwan Power Company F.C. v.  Hong Kong, 29 February 2012
MF Wu Chun-ching (吳俊青) (1988-12-18) December 18, 1988 (age 25) 12 1 Chinese Taipei Taiwan PE College v.  Hong Kong, 29 February 2012
MF Chen Shan-fu (陳善富) (1987-08-07) August 7, 1987 (age 26) 0 0 Chinese Taipei Taiwan Power Company F.C. v.  Hong Kong, 29 February 2012
FW Tai Hung-hsu (戴宏旭) (1987-10-04) October 4, 1987 (age 26) 0 0 Chinese Taipei China Steel v.  Hong Kong, 29 February 2012
FW Kuo Yin-hung (郭殷宏) (1983-02-27) February 27, 1983 (age 31) 0 1 Chinese Taipei Taiwan Power Company F.C. v.  Hong Kong, 29 February 2012
FW Chiu I-huan (邱亦寰) (1990-03-15) March 15, 1990 (age 24) 3 1 Chinese Taipei Ming Chuan University v.  Hong Kong, 29 February 2012
FW Wen Chi-hao (溫志豪) (1993-03-25) March 25, 1993 (age 21) 1 0 Chinese Taipei Taiwan Power Company F.C. v.  Hong Kong, 29 February 2012

Kits[edit]

Kit suppliers[edit]

The official kit supplier is currently produced by Italian company Legea starting from the 2013-14 season.

Kit colours[edit]

Chinese Taipei's traditional colors are blue and white:

Home kit

  •     The Blue represents the home jerseys, shorts and socks.

Away kit

  •     The White represents the away jerseys, shorts and socks.

Goalkeeper kit

  •     The Beige represents the goalkeeper jerseys;
  •     The Grey represents the goalkeeper shorts;
  •     The Black represents the goalkeeper socks.
Home kit
Away kit
Goalkeeper kit

Managers[edit]

Years Manager
1954–1958 Taiwan Hong Kong Lee Wai-Tong (李惠堂)
1966 Taiwan Hong Kong Ho Jing-Fan (何應芬)
1967 Taiwan Hong Kong Heoi Ging-Cing (許竟成)
1966–1968 Taiwan Hong Kong Bao Ging-Jin (鮑景賢)
1977–1981 Taiwan Hong Kong Law Pak (羅北)
1981–1985 Chinese Taipei Chiang Chia (江洽)
1985–1988 Chinese Taipei Lo Chih-Tsung (羅智聰)
1988–1993 Chinese Taipei Huang Jen-Cheng (黃仁成)
1994–2000 Chinese Taipei Chiang Mu-Tsai (強木在)
2000–2001 Chinese Taipei Huang Jen-Cheng (黃仁成)
2001–2005 Chinese Taipei Lee Po-Houng (李博洪)
2005 Brazil Edson Silva (埃德森席尔瓦)
2005–2007 Japan Toshiaki Imai (今井敏明)
2008–2009 Chinese Taipei Chen Sing-An (陳信安)
2009–2011 Chinese Taipei Lo Chih-Tsung (羅智聰)
2011 South Korea Lee Tae-Ho (李泰昊)
2012 Chinese Taipei Chen Kuei-Jen (陳貴人) (caretaker)
2012– Chinese Taipei Chiang Mu-Tsai (強木在)
2013 Chinese Taipei Chen Kuei-Jen (陳貴人)
2014 Japan Kazuo Kuroda (黑田和生)

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

1 ^ China were represented by club side South China; this match is not considered an official match for China.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.isu.edu.tw/upload/26/4/HS_journals/Vol1-9/11.pdf
  2. ^ Bojan, Jovanovic (15 October 1999). "First Far Eastern Games 1913 (Manila)". RSSSF. Retrieved 6 November 2010. 

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