ASEAN Football Federation
|Formation||31 January 1984|
|Headquarters||Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia|
|Southeast Asia and Australia|
|12 member associations|
|HE Sultan Ahmad Shah|
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. 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), East Timor in 2004, and Australia in 2013, although the latter had been considered an invited affiliate of the AFF since their move to the Asian Football Confederation in 2006, 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).
- 1 Member associations
- 2 Competitions
- 3 Defunct competitions
- 4 Rankings
- 5 Presidents
- 6 AFF Awards
- 6.1 AFF Association of the Year
- 6.2 AFF National Team of the Year
- 6.3 AFF Player of the Year (Men's)
- 6.4 AFF Player of the Year (Women's)
- 6.5 AFF Youth Player of the Year
- 6.6 AFF Futsal Team of the Year
- 6.7 AFF Futsal Player of the Year
- 6.8 AFF Coach of the Year
- 6.9 AFF Referee of the Year
- 6.10 AFF Assistant Referee of the Year
- 6.11 Best Goal in the AFF Suzuki Cup
- 7 See also
- 8 References
- 9 External links
|Code||Association||Joined in||National team||National league|
|AUS||Australia||2013||(Men, Women)||(Men, Women)|
|BRU||Brunei (Founding Member)||1984||(Men)||(Men)|
|CAM||Cambodia||1996||(Men, Women)||(Men, Women)|
|IDN||Indonesia (Founding Member)||1984||(Men, Women)||(Men, Women)|
|LAO||Laos||1996||(Men, Women)||(Men, Women)|
|MAS||Malaysia (Founding Member)||1984||(Men, Women)||(Men, Women)|
|MYA||Myanmar||1996||(Men, Women)||(Men, Women)|
|PHI||Philippines (Founding Member)||1984||(Men, Women)||(Men, Women)|
|SIN||Singapore (Founding Member)||1984||(Men, Women)||(Men, Women)|
|THA||Thailand (Founding Member)||1984||(Men, Women)||(Men, Women)|
|TLS||Timor-Leste||2004||(Men, Women)||(Men, Women)|
|VIE||Vietnam||1996||(Men, Women)||(Men, Women)|
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 Championship, AFF U-19 Youth Championship, AFF U-16 Women's Championship and AFF U-19 Women's Championship.
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
|Men's football competitions|
|AFF U-23 Youth Championship||2005||
|ASEAN Club Championship||2005||
Tampines Rovers FC
Pahang Football Club
Men's national football teams
Top Ranked Men's National Football Teams
Women's national teams
* Provisionally listed due to not having played more than five matches against officially ranked teams
Top Ranked Women's National Football Teams
Men's national futsal teams
** Inactive for more than 18 months and therefore not ranked
Top Ranked Men's National Futsal Teams
National beach soccer teams
Top Ranked National Beach Soccer Teams
|Tengku Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Ahmad Rithauddeen||1996–1998|
|Sultan Haji Ahmad Shah||2007–|
- As of 22 August 2015.
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
AFF National Team of the Year
|Year||National Team (men's)||National Team (women's)|
AFF Player of the Year (Men's)
|2015||Chanathip Songkrasin||Muangthong United|
AFF Player of the Year (Women's)
|2013||Đặng Thị Kiều Trinh||Thành phố Hồ Chí Minh|
|2015||Nisa Romyen||North Bangkok College F.C.|
AFF Youth Player of the Year
|2013||Keoviengphet Liththideth||Ezra F.C.|
|2015||Aung Thu||Yadanarbon FC|
AFF Futsal Team of the Year
|Year||National Futsal Team|
AFF Futsal Player of the Year
|2013||Suphawut Thueanklang||Chonburi Blue Wave Futsal Club|
|2015||Jetsada Chudech||Rajnavy Futsal Club|
AFF Coach of the Year
|Year||(Men’s Team)||Name||(Women’s Team)||Name|
|2013||Singapore||Radojko Avramovic||Myanmar||Kumada Yoshinori|
|2015||Thailand||Kiatisak Senamuang||Thailand||Nuengruethai Sratongwean|
AFF Referee of the Year
|Year||Name (Men’s)||Name (Women’s)|
|2013||Abdul Malik Abdul Bashir||Abirami Apbai Naidu|
|2015||Mohd Amirul Izwan Yaacob||Rita Ghani|
AFF Assistant Referee of the Year
|Year||Name (Men’s)||Name (Women’s)|
|2013||Tang Yew Mun||Widiya Habibah Shamsuri|
|2015||Azman Ismail||Rohaidah Mohd Nasir|
Best Goal in the AFF Suzuki Cup
|2012||Teerasil Dangda||Muangthong United||Semi Final (1st Leg) Malaysia vs Thailand, 9 December 2012.|
|2014||Lê Công Vinh||Becamex Binh Duong||Group A Vietnam vs Indonesia, 22 November 2014.|
|2016||Chrerng Polroth||National Defense Ministry||Group B Vietnam vs Cambodia, 23 November 2016.|
- AFF Player of the Year
- Asian Football Confederation (AFC)
- Central Asian Football Federation (CAFF)
- East Asian Football Federation (EAFF)
- South Asian Football Federation (SAFF)
- West Asian Football Federation (WAFF)
- "AFF - The Official Website Of The ASEAN Football Federation". About AFF. 20 March 2015. Retrieved 20 March 2015.
- "Australia Officially in AFF". ASEAN Football Federation. 27 August 2013. Retrieved 27 August 2013.
- "Reuters "Australia eye further East Asia Cups despite ASEAN move"". Khaleej Times. 9 April 2013. Retrieved 11 April 2013.
- AFF - Southeast Asian Football Federation Official Website - 12 Football Associations
- "Singapore win big at AFF Awards 2013". Bhas Kunju. 3 April 2013. Retrieved 22 August 2015.