Chinese Taipei national football team
|Association||Chinese Taipei Football Association (CTFA)|
|Sub-confederation||EAFF (East Asia)|
|Head coach||Chen Kuei-Jen|
|Home stadium||Taipei Municipal Stadium
Kaohsiung National Stadium
|FIFA ranking||178 2 (17 July 2014)|
|Highest FIFA ranking||144 (August 2006)|
|Lowest FIFA ranking||180 (May 1996, April 2009)|
|Highest Elo ranking||60 (September 1965)|
|Lowest Elo ranking||204 (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)
|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.
- 1 History
- 2 Stadium
- 3 Competition history
- 4 All time Results
- 5 Recent and forthcoming fixtures
- 6 Current squad
- 7 Kits
- 8 See also
- 9 Notes
- 10 References
- 11 External links
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.
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.
World Cup record
- 1930 to 1950 - Did not enter
- 1954 - Withdrew
- 1958 - Withdrew
- 1962 to 1974 - Did not enter
- 1978 to 2014 - Did not qualify
Olympic Games record
- 1930 to 1956 - Did not enter
- 1960 - 16th place
- 1964 to 1976 - Did not qualify
- 1980 - Refuse to participate
- 1984 to 1988 - Did not qualify
AFC Asian Cup record
- 1956 - Did not qualify
- 1960 - Third Place
- 1964 - Withdrew
- 1968 - Fourth Place
- 1972 - Withdrew
- 1976 - Expelled
- 1980 to 1988 - Did not enter
- 1992 to 2015 - Did not qualify
AFC Challenge Cup record
East Asian Cup record
- 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
- 1951 - Did not enter
- 1954 - Champion
- 1958 - Champion
- 1962 - Did not enter
- 1966 - Preliminary round
- 1970 to 1998 - Did not enter
In 2002, the age is limited under 23 years old.
All time Results
Here are Chinese Taipei's football results and fixtures' record since 1949.
Recent and forthcoming fixtures
|2013 Philippine Peace Cup 11 October 2013||Philippines||1 – 2||Chinese Taipei||Bacolod, Philippines|
|19:00||J. Younghusband 45+3'||Report||Li-Mao 14'
Lin Chang-Lun 65'
|Stadium: Panaad Stadium
|2013 Philippine Peace Cup 13 October 2013||Chinese Taipei||0 – 1||Pakistan||Bacolod, Philippines|
|16:00||Report||Rehman 7'||Stadium: Panaad Stadium
|2014 Philippine Peace Cup 3 September 2014||Philippines||5 – 1||Chinese Taipei||Manila, Philippines|
Chen Yi Wei 65' (o.g.)
Hartmann 74', 88'
|Yen Ho-Sen 80'||Stadium: Rizal Memorial Stadium
|2014 Philippine Peace Cup 6 September 2014||Chinese Taipei||3 – 7 (aet)||Palestine||Manila, Philippines|
|Wu Pai-ho 53' (pen.)
Yen Ho-shen 76'
Lin Chang-lun 86'
Wridat 9', 107', 112', 117'
|Stadium: Rizal Memorial Stadium
|Friendly 8 October 2014||Chinese Taipei||v||Cambodia||Taipei, Republic of China|
The following players were called up for the 2013 Philippine Peace Cup.
The official kit supplier is currently produced by Tor Star since 2010, a local sports brand in Taiwan.
|1954–1958||Lee Wai-Tong (李惠堂)|
|1966||Ho Jing-Fan (何應芬)|
|1967||Heoi Ging-Cing (許竟成)|
|1966–1968||Bao Ging-Jin (鮑景賢)|
|1977–1981||Law Pak (羅北)|
|1981–1985||Chiang Chia (江洽)|
|1985–1988||Lo Chih-Tsung (羅智聰)|
|1988–1993||Huang Jen-Cheng (黃仁成)|
|1994–2000||Chiang Mu-Tsai (強木在)|
|2000–2001||Huang Jen-Cheng (黃仁成)|
|2001–2005||Lee Po-Houng (李博洪)|
|2005||Edson Silva (埃德森席尔瓦)|
|2005–2007||Toshiaki Imai (今井敏明)|
|2008–2009||Chen Sing-An (陳信安)|
|2009–2011||Lo Chih-Tsung (羅智聰)|
|2011||Lee Tae-Ho (李泰昊)|
|2012||Chen Kuei-Jen (陳貴人) (caretaker)|
|2012||Chiang Mu-Tsai (強木在)|
|2013-||Chen Kuei-Jen (陳貴人)|
- Chinese Taipei national futsal team
- Chinese Taipei national under-23 football team
- Chinese Taipei women's national football team
- List of Taiwanese footballers
- 1 ^ China were represented by club side South China; this match is not considered an official match for China.
- Bojan, Jovanovic (15 October 1999). "First Far Eastern Games 1913 (Manila)". RSSSF. Retrieved 6 November 2010.
- Chinese Taipei at 2006 FIFA World Cup official website
- Chinese Taipei Football Association official website (Chinese)
- Chinese Taipei national team squad at CTFA official website (Chinese)