Nickname(s) The Blue-Whites
Chinese Taipei Football Association (CTFA)
EAFF (East Asia)
Taipei Municipal Stadium
Kaohsiung National Stadium
FIFA code TPE
FIFA ranking 178
2 (17 July 2014)
Highest FIFA ranking
Lowest FIFA ranking
(May 1996, April 2009)
Elo ranking 204
Highest Elo ranking
Lowest Elo ranking
(6 March 2013, June–July 2014)
Philippines 2–1 Republic of China
( Manila, Philippines; February 4, 1913) 
Republic of China 3–2 South Vietnam
( Manila, Philippines; May 1, 1954)
Chinese Taipei 10–0 Guam
( Macau, China; June 17, 2007)
Kuwait 10–0 Chinese Taipei
( Al Ain, United Arab Emirates; November 9, 2006)
First in ) 1960
The flag used by the Chinese Taipei football team
Chinese Taipei national football team ( Chinese: 中華台北男子足球代表隊; pinyin: ) is the official name given by Zhōnghuá táiběi nánzǐ zúqiú dàibiǎo duì FIFA to the national association football team of the Republic of China ( Taiwan, see for team naming issue). Chinese Taipei
It is a member of the
Asian Football Confederation's East Asian Football Federation. Despite never qualifying for the FIFA World Cup, Taiwan 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), Taiwan 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.
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 ]
Olympic Games 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 second qualification stage)
2010 - Did not qualify (3rd place in second qualification stage)
2013 - Did not qualify (4th place in second qualification stage)
2015 - Second qualification stage
Asian Games record [ edit ]
2002, the age is limited under 23 years old.
All time Results [ edit ]
Here are Chinese Taipei's football results and fixtures' record since 1949.
Recent and forthcoming fixtures [ edit ]
Current squad [ edit ]
The following players were called up for the
2013 Philippine Peace Cup.
Kit suppliers [ edit ]
The official kit supplier is currently produced by
Italian company Legea starting from the 2013-14 season.
Kit colours [ edit ]
Taiwan's traditional colors are
blue and white:
Managers [ edit ]
See also [ edit ]
China were represented by club side ^ South China; this match is not considered an official match for China. [2 ]
References [ edit ]
External links [ edit ]