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 Tam Iao San
Captain Cheang Cheng Ieong
Most caps Cheang Cheng Ieong (33)
Top scorer Chan Kin Seng (17)[1]
Home stadium Estádio Campo Desportivo
FIFA code MAC
FIFA ranking 183 Increase 1 (7 May 2015)
Highest FIFA ranking 156 (September 1997)
Lowest FIFA ranking 204 (July 2014)
Elo ranking 224
Highest Elo ranking 182 (13 February 2000)
Lowest Elo ranking 226 (21 March 2013, 23 May 2014)
First colours
Second colours
First international
Macau Macau 1–5 South Korea 
(Macau; 25 January 1949)
Biggest win
Macau Macau 5–1 Philippines 
(Kowloon, Hong Kong; 4 February 1996)
Macau Macau 5–1 Northern Mariana Islands 
(Yona, Guam; 20 July 2012)
Biggest defeat
Macau Macau 0–10 Japan 
(Muscat, Oman; 25 March 1997)
 Japan 10–0 Macau Macau
(Tokyo, Japan; 22 June 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]

Recent results and fixtures[edit]

2014[edit]

2015[edit]


      Win       Draw       Loss

Squad[edit]

Current squad[edit]

As at 18 March 2015

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Ho Man Fai (1993-04-24) 24 April 1993 (age 22) 15 0 Macau Monte Carlo
22 1GK Cheok Ka Meng (1988-06-02) 2 June 1988 (age 26) 0 0 Macau Lai Chi
2 2DF Lei Ka Him (1991-08-16) 16 August 1991 (age 23) 10 0 Macau Lai Chi
3 2DF Lei Tin U (1993-04-02) 2 April 1993 (age 22) 6 0 Macau Lai Chi
4 2DF Chan Pak Chun (1985-12-05) 5 December 1985 (age 29) 1 0 Macau Sporting Clube de Macau
6 2DF Lao Pak Kin (1984-05-22) 22 May 1984 (age 31) 13 0 Macau Windsor Arch Ka I
7 2DF Chan Man (1993-10-04) 4 October 1993 (age 21) 13 1 Macau Benfica de Macau
8 2DF Cheang Cheng Ieong (Captain) (1984-08-18) 18 August 1984 (age 30) 33 0 Macau Monte Carlo
11 2DF Lo Chin Fong 0 0 Macau Monte Carlo
13 2DF Choi Weng Hou (1992-07-04) 4 July 1992 (age 22) 4 0 Macau Chao Pak Kei
14 2DF Lei Chi Kin (1990-10-24) 24 October 1990 (age 24) 1 0 Macau Benfica de Macau
16 2DF Alex Matos (1995-05-01) 1 May 1995 (age 20) 2 0 Macau Windsor Arch Ka I
17 2DF Kong Cheng Hou (1986-08-02) 2 August 1986 (age 28) 21 0 Macau Windsor Arch Ka I
5 3MF Luis Manuel Amorim (1986-05-06) 6 May 1986 (age 29) 9 0 Macau Benfica de Macau
10 3MF Niki Torrão (1987-11-18) 18 November 1987 (age 27) 5 1 Macau Benfica de Macau
12 3MF Ho Man Hou (1988-11-05) 5 November 1988 (age 26) 16 1 Macau Windsor Arch Ka I
18 3MF Ho Chi Fung (1994-09-30) 30 September 1994 (age 20) 5 0 Macau Monte Carlo
20 3MF Sio Ka Un (1992-03-16) 16 March 1992 (age 23) 14 0 Macau Lai Chi
9 4FW Leong Ka Hang (1992-11-22) 22 November 1992 (age 22) 15 7 Hong Kong Wofoo Tai Po
21 4FW Pang Chi Hang (1993-11-03) 3 November 1993 (age 21) 4 0 Macau Lai Chi

Recent Callups[edit]

The following players have also been called up to the Macau squad recently.

Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club Latest call-up
GK Lam Chi Pang (1993-05-22) 22 May 1993 (age 22) 0 0 Macau MFA Develop v.  Singapore, 14 Oct 2014
DF Vernon Wong (1989-11-19) 19 November 1989 (age 25) 16 1 Macau Windsor Arch Ka I v.  Singapore, 14 Oct 2014
DF Tang Hou Fai (1993-04-01) 1 April 1993 (age 22) 11 1 Macau Lo Leong v.  Singapore, 14 Oct 2014
DF Chu Kai Wang (1995-07-29) 29 July 1995 (age 19) 1 0 Macau MFA Develop v.  Singapore, 14 Oct 2014
MF Kou Ut Cheong (1992-05-21) 21 May 1992 (age 23) 5 0 Macau Chao Pak Kei v.  Singapore, 14 Oct 2014
MF Lam Ka Seng (1994-05-28) 28 May 1994 (age 20) 2 1 Macau MFA Develop v.  Singapore, 14 Oct 2014
MF Tong Man Wai (1992-11-13) 13 November 1992 (age 22) 2 0 Macau Chao Pak Kei v.  Singapore, 14 Oct 2014
FW Iuri Capelo (1992-10-27) 27 October 1992 (age 22) 6 0 Macau Benfica de Macau v.  Cambodia, 12 Mar 2015
FW Alves Vinicio (1991-05-19) 19 May 1991 (age 24) 6 1 Macau Benfica de Macau v.  Singapore, 14 Oct 2014

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.