Chinese Taipei national football team

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 Chinese Taipei
Shirt badge/Association crest
Association Chinese Taipei Football Association (CTFA)
Sub-confederation EAFF (East Asia)
Confederation AFC (Asia)
Head coach Chen Kuei-Jen
Captain Chen Po-liang
Home stadium Taipei Municipal Stadium
Kaohsiung National Stadium
FIFA ranking 184 Decrease 2 (12 February 2015)
Highest FIFA ranking 144 (August 2006)
Lowest FIFA ranking 188 (October 2014-November 2014)
Elo ranking 204
Highest Elo ranking 60 (September 1965)
Lowest Elo ranking 204 (6 March 2013, June–July 2014)
First colours
Second colours
First international
 Philippines 0–1 Republic of China Republic of China (1912–49)
(Manila, Philippines; February 1, 1913)[1][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 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, 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.


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.[2]

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.


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]

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 - Did not qualify (4th place in second qualification stage)

Asian Games record[edit]

In 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.

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
22 1GK Pan Wen-Chieh (潘文傑) (1991-06-29)29 June 1991 (aged 21) 2 0 Chinese Taipei Tatung
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 (1987-09-30)30 September 1987 (aged 25) 2 0 Chinese Taipei Taiwan Power Company
4 2DF Wu Pai-Ho (吴百和) (1987-11-29)29 November 1987 (aged 25) 2 0 Chinese Taipei Tatung
13 2DF Chen Yi-Hung (陳奕宏) (1989-10-30)30 October 1989 (aged 23) 0 0 Chinese Taipei Tatung
16 2DF Yang Chao-Hsun (楊朝勛) (1987-10-18)18 October 1987 (aged 25) 0 0 Chinese Taipei Tainan City
24 2DF Huang Wei-Min (1988-08-16)16 August 1988 (aged 24) 0 0 Chinese Taipei Taiwan Power Company
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 (蔡憲棠) (1977-04-29)29 April 1977 (aged 35) 0 0 Chinese Taipei Tatung
9 3MF Lo Chih-An (羅志安) (1988-12-28)28 December 1988 (aged 23) 14 2 Chinese Taipei Tatung
17 3MF Chen Po-Liang (陳柏良) (1988-02-11)11 February 1988 (aged 24) 18 8 China Shenzhen Ruby
25 3MF Hsu Che-Hao (許哲豪) 0 0 Chinese Taipei Tatung
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
7 4FW Chang Han (張涵) (1985-12-25)25 December 1985 (aged 26) 21 9 Chinese Taipei Tatung
10 4FW Chen Hao-Wei (陳浩瑋) (1991-04-30)30 April 1991 (aged 21) 3 0 China Beijing Baxy
11 4FW Chen Po-Hao (1989-02-10)10 February 1989 (aged 23) 0 0 Chinese Taipei Tatung
12 4FW Lo Chih-En (羅志恩) (1988-12-28)28 December 1988 (aged 23) 12 7 Chinese Taipei Tatung
19 4FW Ho Ming-Chan (何明站) (1983-05-12)12 May 1983 (aged 29) 0 0 Chinese Taipei Taiwan Power Company


Kit suppliers[edit]

The official kit supplier is currently produced by Tor Star since 2010, a local sports brand in Taiwan.

Kit colours[edit]

Taiwan's traditional colors are blue and white:

Home kit
Away kit
Goalkeeper kit
Goalkeeper kit 2


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)

See also[edit]


1 ^ China were represented by club side South China; this match is not considered an official match for China.[3]


  1. ^ "China matches, ratings and points exchanged". World Football Elo Ratings: China. Retrieved 18 November 2014. 
  2. ^
  3. ^ Bojan, Jovanovic (15 October 1999). "First Far Eastern Games 1913 (Manila)". RSSSF. Retrieved 6 November 2010. 

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