ASEAN Football Federation

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ASEAN Football Federation
(AFF)
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AFF logo
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AbbreviationAFF
Formation31 January 1984; 37 years ago (1984-01-31)[1]
TypeSports organisation
HeadquartersPetaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia
Region served
Southeast Asia and Australia
Membership
12 member associations
Maj. Gen. Khiev Sameth
WebsiteASEANFootball.org

The ASEAN Football Federation (AFF) is a smaller organisation within the greater Asian Football Confederation (AFC), and centres on Southeast Asia, founded in 1984 by the nations of Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore and Thailand.[1] ASEAN stands for Association of Southeast Asian Nations, although the AFF also includes Australia and East Timor, who are both currently not a part of the regional intergovernmental organization.

In 1996, the federation ran the first AFF Championship (then known as the Tiger Cup for sponsorship reasons).

History[edit]

ASEAN Football Federation was founded on 31 January 1984 by the meeting in Jakarta of six founding member are Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Philippines and Thailand. The idea of founding the federation came from the initial meeting of founding the sub-continential football association in Bangkok in 1982 that was attended by Hamzah Abu Samah, Peter Velappan, Hans Pandelaki, Fernando G. Alvarez, Pisit Ngampanich, Teo Chong Tee and Yap Boon Chuan.[2] The ASEAN Football Federation headquarter was located on Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia.[3]

Other nations that have joined the federation since have been Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam (all in 1996),[1] East Timor in 2004, and Australia in 2013.[4]

List of presidents[edit]

No. President Years
1 Indonesia H. Kardono 1984–1994
2 Thailand Vijit Ketkaew 1994–1996
3 Malaysia Tengku Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Ahmad Rithauddeen 1996–1998
4 Malaysia Sultan Haji Ahmad Shah 2007–2019
5 Cambodia Maj. Gen. Khiev Sameth 2019–2023

Member associations[edit]

AFF has 12 member associations,[5] all of whom are members of the Asian Football Confederation.

Code Association Joined in National team National league
AUS Australia Australia 2013 (Men, Women) (Men, Women)
BRU Brunei Brunei (Founding member) 1984 (Men) (Men)
CAM Cambodia Cambodia 1996 (Men, Women) (Men, Women)
IDN Indonesia Indonesia (Founding member) 1984 (Men, Women) (Men, Women)
LAO Laos Laos 1996 (Men, Women) (Men, Women)
MAS Malaysia Malaysia (Founding member) 1984 (Men, Women) (Men, Women)
MYA Myanmar Myanmar 1996 (Men, Women) (Men, Women)
PHI Philippines Philippines (Founding member) 1984 (Men, Women) (Men, Women)
SIN Singapore Singapore (Founding member) 1984 (Men, Women) (Men, Women)
THA Thailand Thailand (Founding member) 1984 (Men, Women) (Men, Women)
TLS East Timor Timor-Leste 2004 (Men, Women) (Men, Women)
VIE Vietnam Vietnam 1996 (Men, Women) (Men, Women)

Competitions[edit]

International[edit]

The AFF runs the AFF Championship (since 2008 known as the Suzuki Cup for sponsorship reasons) and AFF Women's Championship - both competitions are held every two years and determine the Champions of Southeast Asia.

The AFF also organises the AFF–EAFF Champions Trophy (cooperate with EAFF), AFF Futsal Championship, AFF Beach Soccer Championship, various age-level international youth football tournaments, the AFF U-16 Championship, AFF U-19 Youth Championship, AFF U-22 Youth Championship, AFF U-16 Women's Championship and AFF U-19 Women's Championship.

Club[edit]

The only AFF club competition is the Mekong Club Championship, which started in the 2014 season and includes the champions from 5 of the 6 countries through which the Mekong river flows (Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam). ASEAN Club Championship which has stopped rolling since 2005 is planned to be held again in 2022 as the main AFF football club competition.

The AFF also runs an annual Southeast Asian futsal club competition, the AFF Futsal Club Championship.

Current title holders[edit]

Competition Year Champions Title Runners-up Next edition
National teams (Men's)
AFF Championship 2018
Vietnam
2nd
Malaysia
2020
Southeast Asian Games Men's tournament 2019
Vietnam
2nd
Indonesia
2021
U-22 Championship 2019
Indonesia
1st
Thailand
2021
U-19 Championship 2019
Australia
5th
Malaysia
2021
U-16 Championship 2019
Malaysia
2nd
Thailand
2021
Futsal Championship 2019
Thailand
15th
Indonesia
2021
Southeast Asian Games Futsal 2017
Thailand
4th
Malaysia
2021
Beach Soccer Championship 2019
Thailand
1st
Vietnam
2021
National teams (Women's)
Women's Championship 2019
Vietnam
3rd
Thailand
2021
Southeast Asian Games Women's tournament 2019
Vietnam
6th
Thailand
2021
U-19 Women's Championship 2014
Thailand
1st
Vietnam
2021
U-16 Girls' Championship 2019
Thailand
3rd
Laos
2021
Southeast Asian Games Futsal 2017
Thailand
4th
Vietnam
2021
Club teams (Men's)
Club Championship 2005 Singapore
Tampines Rovers
1st Malaysia
Pahang FA
2022
Futsal Club Championship 2019 Thailand
PTT Chonburi Bluewave
4th Vietnam
Sanatech Khánh Hòa
2021
Club teams (Women's)
Women's Futsal Club Championship 2016 Indonesia
Jaya Kencana Angels
1st Thailand
Khon Kaen Futsal Club
TBA

Rankings[edit]

Men's national football teams[edit]

Women's national teams[edit]