Brunei national football team
|Nickname(s)||Tebuan (The Wasps)|
|Association||National Football Association of Brunei Darussalam|
|Sub-confederation||AFF (South-East Asia)|
|Head coach||Mike Wong Mun Heng|
|Most caps||Azwan Saleh (18)|
|Home stadium||Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah Stadium|
|Current||186 1 (5 November 2015)|
|Highest||140 (December 1992)|
|Lowest||203 (October 2012)|
| Malaysia 8–0 Brunei
(Bangkok, Thailand; 22 May 1971)
| Brunei 4–1 Philippines
(B. S. Begawan, Brunei; 24 March 1985)
Brunei 4–1 Timor-Leste
(Phnom Penh, Cambodia; 21 October 2008)
| Brunei 0–12 United Arab Emirates
(B. S. Begawan, Brunei; 14 April 2001)
The Brunei national football team (also known as Brunei Darussalam national football team) nicknamed Tebuan (The Wasps), is the national team of the Brunei and is controlled by the National Football Association of Brunei Darussalam. The team was founded in 1959 and joined FIFA in 1969. In the past, they have also frequently featured in the Malaysian league and cup competitions as one of the state representative sides.
Brunei Football Association was formed in 15 March 1956 and at that time was known as the Brunei State Football Amateur Association. In 1993, the word "Amateur" was dropped, and since then, the FA has been known as the Football Association of Brunei Darussalam. Brunei's experience of international football has been more or less restricted to regional Asian competitions, such as the Southeast Asian Games and the Tiger Cup. So far, Brunei has entered the World Cup qualifiers only three times, in 1986, 2002 and 2018. On these occasions, they did not qualify for the competition. Also has made five appearances in the Asian Cup qualifiers and they has never passed the first qualification round.
Their best achievement was perhaps being Champion of the Malaysia Cup in 1999. Back then, Brunei entered a team to compete in the professional Malaysian league and despite competing against Malaysian clubs, Brunei had previously never made an impact. However, in 1999, they shocked everyone by lifting the Malaysia Cup.
Today's there are approximately 2,500 footballers playing with Brunei's 22 registered clubs. Footballers are mostly amateurs or semi professionals.
The Football Association of Brunei Darussalam (BAFA) was suspended due to governmental interference in its affairs, which started with a decision by the Brunei authorities to dissolve BAFA and to replace it with a new federation in December 2008. The suspension was applied with immediate effect and meant that the Brunei club DPMM were no longer permitted to play in the Singapore S-League until it was resolved.
On 19 March 2010, the FIFA Executive Committee agreed to submit to the next FIFA Congress the expulsion of the Football Association of Brunei Darussalam (BAFA) if the BAFA has not been reinstated by then, after noting that no major progress had been made since the BAFA was suspended in September 2009.
World Cup Record
- 1930 to 1958 – Did not exist
- 1962 to 1970 – Not FIFA member
- 1974 to 1982 – Did not enter
- 1986 – Did not qualify
- 1990 to 1998 – Did not enter
- 2002 – Did not qualify
- 2006 to 2010 – Did not enter
- 2014 – Suspended
- 2018 – Did not qualify
Asian Cup record
|Asian Cup Finals||Asian Cup Qualifications|
| 1956 to
|Did not enter||-||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|1972||Did not qualify||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||3||0||0||3||0||18||−18|
|1976||Did not qualify||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||2||0||0||2||1||13||−12|
|1988||Did not enter||-||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|1992||Did not enter||-||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|1996||Did not enter||-||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|2000||Did not qualify||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||3||0||0||3||0||11||−11|
|2004||Did not qualify||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||2||0||1||1||1||6||−5|
|2007||Did not enter||-||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|2011||Did not qualify||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||3||0||1||2||1||6||−5|
|2019||Did not qualify||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||2||1||0||1||1||2||–1|
AFC Challenge Cup record
|AFC Challenge Cup|
|2008||Did not qualify||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|2010||Did not qualify||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|Total||Best: Group Stage||3||1||1||1||2||2|
- Finals Records Only
This competition was formerly known as the Tiger Cup
Fixture and results
Timor-Leste v Brunei
Brunei v Laos
Brunei v Myanmar
Brunei v Cambodia
Chinese Taipei v Brunei
Brunei v Chinese Taipei
Singapore v Brunei
Cambodia v Brunei
The following 21 players were called up for the friendly against Cambodia on 3 November 2015.
The following players have also been called up to the Brunei squad from 2014.