Macau national football team

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Macau
Shirt badge/Association crest
Association Macau Football Association
Sub-confederation EAFF (East Asia)
Confederation AFC (Asia)
Head coach Leung Sui Wing
Captain Cheang Cheng Ieong
Top scorer Chan Kin Seng (17)[1]
Home stadium Estádio Campo Desportivo
FIFA code MAC
FIFA ranking 186 Steady (18 December 2014)
Highest FIFA ranking 156 (September 1997)
Lowest FIFA ranking 204 (July 2014)
Elo ranking 226
First colours
Second colours
First international
Macau Macau 1–5 South Korea 
(Macau; January 25, 1949)
Biggest win
Macau Macau 5–1 Philippines 
(Kowloon, Hong Kong; February 4, 1996)
Macau Macau 5–1 Northern Mariana Islands 
(Yona, Guam; July 20, 2012)
Biggest defeat
Macau Macau 0–10 Japan 
(Muscat, Oman; March 25, 1997)
 Japan 10–0 Macau Macau
(Tokyo, Japan; June 22, 1997)
Macau national football team
Traditional Chinese 澳門足球代表隊
Simplified Chinese 澳门足球代表队

The Macau football team (Chinese: 澳門足球代表隊; Portuguese: Selecção Macaense de Futebol) represents the Chinese special administrative region of Macau in international association football. The team is supervised by the Macau Football Association (Chinese: 澳門足球總會; Portuguese: Associação de Futebol de Macau). The Macau football team has a ranking that is one of the lowest among the FIFA members. Although usually known as simply Macau, the EAFF refer to the team as Macau, China.

The team had been representing Macau in international football events before 1999 when Macau was a dependent territory of Portugal. It continues to represent Macau even after Macau was handed over to the People's Republic of China by Portugal and became a special administrative region of the People's Republic of China in 1999. This team is separate from the China PR national football team, as the Basic Law and the principle of "One Country, Two Systems" allows Macau to maintain its own representative teams in international sports competitions. In Macau, the Macau football team is colloquially referred as the "Macau team" (Chinese: 澳門隊), while the China PR national football team is referred as the "national team" (Chinese: 國家隊).

FIFA Suspension[edit]

Macau had been temporarily barred by the FIFA to enter any international matches because of alleged undue influence of government in forming the committee of its football association. The suspension was subsequently lifted after rectification by Macau.[2][3]

Competition records[edit]

World Cup record[edit]

Asian Cup record[edit]

East Asian Cup[edit]

  • 2003Did not qualify (3rd place in Preliminary)
  • 2005Did not enter
  • 2008Did not qualify (4th place in Preliminary)
  • 2010Did not qualify (3rd place in Preliminary)
  • 2013Did not qualify (2nd place in Preliminary)
  • 2015Did not qualify (2nd place in Preliminary)

AFC Challenge Cup record[edit]

Current squad[edit]

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Ho Man Fai (1976-03-31) March 31, 1976 (age 38) 7 0 Macau Hong Ngai
12 1GK Fong Chi Hang (1978-04-20) April 20, 1978 (age 36) 0 0 Macau Polícia
22 1GK Leong Chon Kit (1980-06-06) June 6, 1980 (age 34) 15 0 Macau Polícia
2 2DF Vernon (1989-11-19) November 19, 1989 (age 25) 11 2 Macau G.D. Lam Pak
3 2DF Loi Wai Long (1979-05-04) May 4, 1979 (age 35) 2 0 Macau Monte Carlo
4 2DF Ho Veng Fai (1982-01-05) January 5, 1982 (age 32) Macau Polícia
5 2DF Emmanuel Noruega (1983-08-23) August 23, 1983 (age 31) 2 0 East Timor TIMORENSE DESEUSCDE ACADEMY FC
13 2DF Loi Wai Hong (1992-01-17) January 17, 1992 (age 22) 14 1 Macau Monte Carlo
14 2DF Mui Chong Lam (1984-04-02) April 2, 1984 (age 30) Macau Monte Carlo
18 2DF Cheung Chit Un (1979-05-18) May 18, 1979 (age 35) 22 3 Macau C.D. Monte Carlo
21 2DF Tang Hou Fai (1981-07-08) July 8, 1981 (age 33) 2 0 Macau MFA Develop
6 3MF Leong Chan Pong (1981-06-04) June 4, 1981 (age 33) Macau Polícia
8 3MF Eduardo Tong (1984-11-08) November 8, 1984 (age 30) Macau Monte Carlo
9 3MF Niki Torrão (1983-07-05) July 5, 1983 (age 31) 4 2 Macau Windsor Arch Ka I
10 3MF Alves Vinicio (1984-04-09) April 9, 1984 (age 30) Macau Hong Ngai
17 3MF Leong Chong In (1983-02-09) February 9, 1983 (age 31) Macau Hong Ngai
20 3MF Che Chi Man (1975-08-07) August 7, 1975 (age 39) 22 4 Macau Lam Pak
23 3MF Chan Man Hei (1980-09-01) September 1, 1980 (age 34) 20 1 Macau G.D. Lam Pak
7 4FW Leong Ka Hang (1992-11-22) November 22, 1992 (age 22) 4 5 Macau Ka I
11 4FW Chan Kin Seng (1985-03-19) March 19, 1985 (age 29) 27 17 Macau Monte Carlo
15 4FW Cheng Ka Wai (1982-12-07) December 7, 1982 (age 32) Macau Polícia
16 4FW Ho Man Hou (1984-01-20) January 20, 1984 (age 30) 12 4 Macau Hong Ngai
19 4FW Ho Wai Tong (1987-10-05) October 5, 1987 (age 27) Macau Polícia

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mamrud, Roberto; Stokkermans, Karel. "Players with 100+ Caps and 30+ International Goals". RSSSF. Retrieved 4 February 2011. 
  2. ^ "Macau suspended by FIFA due to political interference". ESPN. 15 February 2005. Retrieved 21 July 2014. 
  3. ^ "FIFA suspends the Macau Football Association". FIFA. 15 February 2005. Retrieved 21 July 2014.