ASEAN Football Federation

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ASEAN Football Federation
(AFF)
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AFF logo
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Formation 31 January 1984[1]
Type Sports organisation
Headquarters Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia
Region served
Southeast Asia and Australia
Membership
12 member associations
Malaysia HE Sultan Ahmad Shah
Website www.aseanfootball.org/v2/

The ASEAN Football Federation (AFF) is a smaller organisation within the greater Asian Football Confederation, 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 South East Asian Nations, although the AFF also includes East Timor and Australia, which are not members of ASEAN.

Other nations to join have been Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam (all in 1996),[1] East Timor in 2004, and Australia in 2013,[2] although the latter had been considered an invited affiliate of the AFF since their move to the Asian Football Confederation in 2006,[3] since which time they have sent youth squads to the ASEAN Youth Tournaments.

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

Member associations[edit]

AFF has 12 member associations,[4] 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 Futsal Championship, AFF Beach Soccer Championship, various age-level international youth football tournaments, the AFF U-16 Youth Championship, AFF U-19 Youth Championship, AFF U-16 Women's Championship and AFF U-19 Women's Championship.

Club[edit]

The top-ranked AFF competition is the ASEAN Super League, which is scheduled to start in the 2017 season and gathers the top 1–2 teams of each country (the number of teams depend on that country's ranking and can be upgraded or downgraded). This tournament will become the qualification tournament for the AFC Champions League.

The second-ranked AFF 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).

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

Current title holders[edit]

Men's Football Competitions
Competitions Champion Title Runner-Up Next Edition
AFF Championship
Thailand
5th
Indonesia
2018
Southeast Asian Games
Thailand
6th
Myanmar
2017
(August)
AFF U-19 Youth Championship
Australia
4th
Thailand
2017
(September)
AFF U-16 Youth Championship
Australia
2nd
Vietnam
2017
(July)
Mekong Club Championship Thailand
Buriram United
2nd Laos
Lanexang United
2017
(December)
Women's Football Competitions
Competitions Champion Title Runner-Up Next Edition
AFF Women's Championship
Thailand
3rd
Vietnam
2018
Southeast Asian Games
Thailand
5th
Vietnam
2017
(August)
AFF U-19 Women's Championship
Thailand
1st
Vietnam
2018
AFF U-16 Women's Championship
Thailand
1st
Philippines
2018
Men's Futsal Competitions
Competitions Champion Title Runner-Up Next Edition
AFF Futsal Championship
Thailand
12th
Myanmar
2017
(October)
Southeast Asian Games
Thailand
3rd
Vietnam
2017
(August)
AFF Futsal Club Championship Thailand
Thai Port FC
2nd Vietnam
Thai Son Nam
2017
(July)
Women's Futsal Competitions
Competitions Champion Title Runner-Up Next Edition
AFF Women's Futsal Championship Flag of None.svg Flag of None.svg 2018
Southeast Asian Games
Thailand
3rd
Vietnam
2017
(August)
AFF Women's Futsal Club Championship Indonesia
Jaya Kencana Angels
1st Thailand
Khon Kaen Futsal Club
2017
(July)
Beach Soccer Competitions
Competitions Champion Title Runner-Up Next Edition
AFF Beach Soccer Championship
Vietnam
1st
Thailand
2017
(October)

Defunct competitions[edit]

Men's football competitions
Competitions Last u Champion Title Runner-Up
AFF U-23 Youth Championship 2005
Thailand
1st
Singapore
ASEAN Club Championship 2005 Singapore
Tampines Rovers FC
1st Malaysia
Pahang Football Club

Rankings[edit]

Women's national teams[edit]

Men's national futsal teams[edit]

National beach soccer teams[edit]

Presidents[edit]

President Years
Indonesia H. Kardono 1984–1994
Thailand Vijit Getkaew 1994–1996
Malaysia Tengku Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Ahmad Rithauddeen 1996–1998
Malaysia Sultan Haji Ahmad Shah 2007–

AFF Awards[edit]

As of 22 August 2015.[5]

AFF President His Royal Highness Sultan of Pahang HE Sultan Ahmad Shah said that:

"In recent years, ASEAN football has cultivated some serious talent, and the region is growing as a football powerhouse. We are gaining traction at a global level, and the time is right to honour the men and women who have dedicated their lives to the evolution and honour of the world’s most popular sport."

HRH Sultan Haji Ahmad Shah, who is also chairman of the Awards Selection Committee, said that as football in the region continued to develop and mature, the commitment demonstrated by ASEAN’s finest needed to be acknowledged.

AFF Life Service Award : H.E. Tengku Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Ahmad Rithauddeen

ASEAN Goodwill Award : H.R.H. Sultan Haji Ahmad Shah Al-Musta’in Billah Ibni Al-Marhum Sultan Abu Bakar

AFF Association of the Year[edit]

Year Association
2013 Myanmar Myanmar
2015 Myanmar Myanmar

AFF National Team of the Year[edit]

Year National Team (men's) National Team (women's)
2013  Singapore  Vietnam
2015  Thailand  Thailand

AFF Player of the Year (Men's)[edit]

Year Name Club
2013 Singapore Shahril Ishak Singapore LionsXII
2015 Thailand Chanathip Songkrasin Thailand Muangthong United

AFF Player of the Year (Women's)[edit]

Year Name Club
2013 Vietnam Đặng Thị Kiều Trinh Vietnam Thành phố Hồ Chí Minh
2015 Thailand Nisa Romyen Thailand North Bangkok College F.C.

AFF Youth Player of the Year[edit]

Year Name Club
2013 Laos Keoviengphet Liththideth Laos Ezra F.C.
2015 Myanmar Aung Thu Myanmar Yadanarbon FC

AFF Futsal Team of the Year[edit]

Year National Futsal Team
2013  Thailand
2015  Thailand

AFF Futsal Player of the Year[edit]

Year Name Club
2013 Thailand Suphawut Thueanklang Thailand Chonburi Blue Wave Futsal Club
2015 Thailand Jetsada Chudech Thailand Rajnavy Futsal Club

AFF Coach of the Year[edit]

Year (Men’s Team) Name (Women’s Team) Name
2013  Singapore Serbia Radojko Avramovic  Myanmar Japan Kumada Yoshinori
2015  Thailand Thailand Kiatisak Senamuang  Thailand Thailand Nuengruethai Sratongwean

AFF Referee of the Year[edit]

Year Name (Men’s) Name (Women’s)
2013 Singapore Abdul Malik Abdul Bashir Singapore Abirami Apbai Naidu
2015 Malaysia Mohd Amirul Izwan Yaacob Malaysia Rita Ghani

AFF Assistant Referee of the Year[edit]

Year Name (Men’s) Name (Women’s)
2013 Singapore Tang Yew Mun Malaysia Widiya Habibah Shamsuri
2015 Malaysia Azman Ismail Singapore Rohaidah Mohd Nasir

Best Goal in the AFF Suzuki Cup[edit]

Year Name Club Match
2012 Thailand Teerasil Dangda Thailand Muangthong United Semi Final (1st Leg) Malaysia vs Thailand, 9 December 2012.
2014 Vietnam Lê Công Vinh Vietnam Becamex Binh Duong Group A Vietnam vs Indonesia, 22 November 2014.
2016 Cambodia Chrerng Polroth Cambodia National Defense Ministry Group B Vietnam vs Cambodia, 23 November 2016.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "AFF - The Official Website Of The ASEAN Football Federation". About AFF. 20 March 2015. Retrieved 20 March 2015. 
  2. ^ "Australia Officially in AFF". ASEAN Football Federation. 27 August 2013. Retrieved 27 August 2013. 
  3. ^ "Reuters "Australia eye further East Asia Cups despite ASEAN move"". Khaleej Times. 9 April 2013. Retrieved 11 April 2013. 
  4. ^ AFF - Southeast Asian Football Federation Official Website - 12 Football Associations
  5. ^ "Singapore win big at AFF Awards 2013". Bhas Kunju. 3 April 2013. Retrieved 22 August 2015. 

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