Chinese Taipei national football team

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Chinese Taipei
Shirt badge/Association crest
AssociationChinese Taipei Football Association (CTFA)
中華民國足球協會
ConfederationAFC (Asia)
Sub-confederationEAFF (East Asia)
Head coachLouis Lancaster
CaptainChen Po-Liang
Most capsChen Po-Liang (70)
Top scorerChen Po-Liang (25)
Home stadiumTaipei Municipal Stadium
Kaohsiung National Stadium
FIFA codeTPE
First colours
Second colours
Third colours
FIFA ranking
Current 124 Steady (7 February 2019)[1]
Highest121 (April–May 2018)
Lowest191 (June 2016)
Elo ranking
Current 194 Decrease 1 (3 March 2019)[2]
Highest60 (September 1965)
Lowest213 (12 March 2015)
First international
Unofficial
 Philippines 2–1 Republic of China Republic of China (1912–1949)
(Manila, Philippines; February 1, 1913) [3] [Note 1]
Official
Taiwan Republic of China 3–2 South Vietnam 
(Manila, Philippines; May 1, 1954) [5]
Biggest win
 Chinese Taipei 10–0 Guam 
(Macau, China; June 17, 2007)
Biggest defeat
 Kuwait 10–0 Chinese Taipei 
(Al Ain, United Arab Emirates; November 9, 2006)
Asian Cup
Appearances2 (first in 1960)
Best resultThird Place, 1960
Chinese Taipei national football team
Traditional Chinese中華台北男子足球代表隊
Simplified Chinese中華台北男子足球代表隊
Chinese Taipei football flag (before 2006)
Chinese Taipei Olympic Flag (officially used in football games)
Taiwan national flag
Taiwan against Cambodia at a friendly match on October 8, 2014

The Chinese Taipei national football team is the official name given by FIFA to the national association football team of Republic of China. It is managed by the Chinese Taipei Football Association (CTFA, Traditional Chinese:中華民國足球協會), the controlling body for football in Taiwan.

It is a member of the Asian Football Confederation's East Asian Football Federation. Despite never qualifying for the FIFA World Cup, Taiwan reached the semi-finals of the 1960 and 1968 AFC Asian Cups, finishing third in the former. The side also won gold in the football sector at the 1954 and 1958 Asian Games although the players in the team originated from British Hong Kong.

History[edit]

The Chinese Taipei Football Association (CTFA) was founded in the Mainland China as the China Football Association (CFA) in 1924 and relocated to Taiwan in 1949 at the end of the Chinese Civil War. Affiliated with FIFA in 1932 as China, it rejoined FIFA in 1954, first under the name Taiwan,[citation needed] then Republic of China,[citation needed] and later Chinese Taipei.

The team's greatest success came when they finished third in the Asian Cup in 1960, playing as Taiwan. However, the players in the team originally also came from Hong Kong as the reputation of the Hong Kong national football team was not as good.[6]

Due to the political conflict with People's Republic of China (China PR), Taiwan played in the OFC World Cup qualifying tournaments from 1975 to 1989.

The side reached their highest FIFA World Ranking of 121 in July 2018 under the guidance of renowned English coach Gary White. White led a successful period for the team, including winning 7 FIFA international games in a row. Charged with taking Taiwan to their first AFC Asian Cup since 1968, White took over the team half way through the qualification campaign and missed qualifying the team by one point. White's process included scouting Taiwanese talent from abroad to improve the standard of football on the island, tapping Tim Chow and Will Donkin for the national team. In December 2017, the country hosted the CTFA International Tournament, designed to test the country in preparation for stronger teams in the future, bringing Taiwan’s first international trophy in 55 years. White was head-hunted by the Hong Kong national team and departed Taiwan in September 2018.[7]

Stadium[edit]

Many of the team's home matches were played in the Chungshan Soccer Stadium in Taipei, which was closed in 2008. The stadium's capacity was slightly above 20,000 and is a football specific stadium.

The qualification match for 2012 AFC Challenge Cup in February 2011 was played on Kaohsiung National Stadium, while the qualification match for 2014 FIFA World Cup in July 2011 was played on Taipei Municipal Stadium.

Competition history[edit]

     Champions       Runners-up       Third place        Fourth place  

World Cup record[edit]

FIFA World Cup record FIFA World Cup qualification record
Year Round Position Pld W D L GF GA Pld W D L GF GA
Uruguay 1930 to
France 1938
Territory: Part of Japan / Government: Ruled mainland China only, which Did Not Enter Did not exist
Brazil 1950 Did not enter Did not enter
Switzerland 1954 Withdrew Withdrew
Sweden 1958
Chile 1962 to
West Germany 1974
Did not enter Did not enter
Argentina 1978 Did not qualify 4 0 0 4 1 17
Spain 1982 8 1 3 4 5 8
Mexico 1986 6 0 0 6 1 36
Italy 1990 2 0 0 2 1 8
United States 1994 6 0 0 6 3 31
France 1998 6 1 1 4 4 13
South Korea Japan 2002 6 0 0 6 0 25
Germany 2006 8 2 0 6 9 27
South Africa 2010 2 0 0 2 0 11
Brazil 2014 2 1 0 1 4 4
Russia 2018 8 1 0 7 7 20
Qatar 2022 To be determined
Canada United States Mexico 2026 To be determined
Total 0/22 0 0 0 0 0 0 58 6 4 48 35 200

Olympic Games record[edit]

Year Result Pos Pld W D L GF GA
1900 to 1936 Territory: Part of Japan / Government: Ruled mainland China only, which Did Not Enter
United Kingdom 1948 First round 14 1 0 0 1 0 4
1952 to 1956 Did Not Enter
Italy 1960 First round 16 3 0 0 3 3 12
1964 to 1976 Did not qualify
1980 Refuse to participate
1984 to 1988 Did not qualify

For 1992 to 2016, see Chinese Taipei national under-23 football team

AFC Asian Cup record[edit]

AFC Asian Cup Record
Year Result Position GP W D L GS GA
Hong Kong 1956 Did not qualify
South Korea 1960 Third place 3rd 3 1 0 2 2 2
Flag of Israel.svg 1964 Withdrew
Iran 1968 Fourth place 4th 4 0 2 2 3 10
Flag of Thailand.svg 1972 Withdrew
Iran 1976 Expelled
Flag of Kuwait.svg 1980 to
Flag of Qatar.svg 1988
Did not enter
Japan 1992 to
Flag of the United Arab Emirates.svg 2019
Did not qualify
Total 3rd Place 2/17 7 1 2 4 5 12

AFC Challenge Cup record[edit]

Year Round Pld W D L GF GA
Bangladesh 2006 Quarter-finals 4 1 2 1 3 5
India 2008 Did not qualify
Sri Lanka 2010
Nepal 2012
Maldives 2014
Total Quarter-finals 4 1 2 1 3 5

East Asian Cup record[edit]

  • 2003 – Did not qualify (2nd place in qualifiers)
  • 2005 – Did not qualify (3rd place in qualifiers)
  • 2008 – Did not qualify (3rd place in second qualification stage)
  • 2010 – Did not qualify (3rd place in second qualification stage)
  • 2013 – Did not qualify (4th place in second qualification stage)
  • 2015 – Did not qualify (4th place in second qualification stage)
  • 2017 – Did not qualify (3rd place in second qualification stage)
  • 2019 – Did not qualify (3rd place in second qualification stage)

Asian Games record[edit]

  • 1951 – Did not enter
  • 1954 – Champion
  • 1958 – Champion
  • 1962 – Did not enter
  • 1966 – Preliminary round
  • 1970 to 1998 – Did not enter due to weak football strength.

In 2002, the age is limited under 23 years old.

All-time results[edit]

Here are Taiwan's football results and fixtures' record since 1949.

Recent and forthcoming fixtures[edit]

2017[edit]

2018[edit]

2019[edit]

Competition records[edit]

AFC Asian Cup record[edit]

All qualifications[edit]

AFC Asian Cup AFC Asian Cup qualification
Year Result Position GP W D L GS GA GP W D* L GS GA
Singapore 1984 Did not qualify 4 0 0 4 2 18
Qatar 1988 5 1 3 1 5 5
Japan 1992 Did not enter
United Arab Emirates 1996 Did not qualify 4 1 0 3 2 8
Lebanon 2000 4 2 0 2 14 5
China 2004 6 2 1 3 15 15
IndonesiaMalaysiaThailandVietnam 2007 6 2 0 4 5 13
Qatar 2011 6 2 1 3 7 9
Australia 2015 6 0 0 6 3 18
United Arab Emirates 2019 18 6 5 7 16 23
Total Best: – 59 16 10 33 69 114

Asian Games[edit]

Football at the Asian Games has been an under-23 tournament since 2002.
Asian Games Record
Year Result GP W D* L GS GA
India 1951 - 0 0 0 0 0 0
Philippines 1954 Gold 4 4 0 0 16 6
Japan 1958 Gold 5 5 0 0 11 4
Indonesia 1962 - 0 0 0 0 0 0
Thailand 1966 Group Stage 3 0 1 2 5 8
Thailand 1970 - 0 0 0 0 0 0
Iran 1974 - 0 0 0 0 0 0
Thailand 1978 - 0 0 0 0 0 0
India 1982 - 0 0 0 0 0 0
South Korea 1986 - 0 0 0 0 0 0
China 1990 - 0 0 0 0 0 0
Japan 1994 - 0 0 0 0 0 0
Thailand 1998 - 0 0 0 0 0 0
2002–present See Chinese Taipei national under-23 football team
Total 3/13 12 9 1 2 32 18

Current squad[edit]

The following players were selected for the 2019 EAFF E-1 Football Championship Second Round in November 2018.

Caps and goals updated as of 16 November 2018 after the match against  North Korea.

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Pan Wen-chieh (1992-06-29) June 29, 1992 (age 26) 23 0 Chinese Taipei Tatung
18 1GK Chiu Yu-hung (1992-03-10) March 10, 1992 (age 27) 18 0 Chinese Taipei Taipower

3 2DF Chen Ting-yang (1992-09-28) September 28, 1992 (age 26) 38 3 Hong Kong Lee Man
6 2DF Chen Wei-chuan (1992-08-29) August 29, 1992 (age 26) 18 2 Chinese Taipei Tatung
2 2DF Wang Ruei (1993-08-10) August 10, 1993 (age 25) 13 1 Hong Kong Yuen Long
5 2DF Weng Wei-Pin (1991-11-23) November 23, 1991 (age 27) 12 0 Chinese Taipei Tatung
22 2DF Wei Pei-lun (1990-02-20) February 20, 1990 (age 29) 8 0 Chinese Taipei Tatung
16 2DF Wang Chien-ming (1993-07-04) July 4, 1993 (age 25) 7 0 South Korea Gwangju FC
24 2DF Pai Shao-yu (1998-01-20) January 20, 1998 (age 21) 0 0 Chinese Taipei Ming Chuan University

17 3MF Chen Po-liang (captain) (1988-02-11) February 11, 1988 (age 31) 72 25 China Hangzhou Greentown
15 3MF Chen Yi-wei (1987-03-27) March 27, 1987 (age 31) 56 1 Chinese Taipei Taipower
11 3MF Wu Chun-ching (1988-12-18) December 18, 1988 (age 30) 42 7 Chinese Taipei Tainan City FC
12 3MF Wen Chih-hao (1993-03-25) March 25, 1993 (age 25) 37 3 China Beijing Enterprises
13 3MF Lin Chang-lun (1991-06-28) June 28, 1991 (age 27) 28 2 Chinese Taipei Taipower
14 3MF Chen Chao-an (1995-06-12) June 12, 1995 (age 23) 22 2 Chinese Taipei Taichung Futuro
8 3MF Will Donkin (2000-12-26) December 26, 2000 (age 18) 11 0 England Crystal Palace

10 4FW Chen Hao-wei (1992-04-30) April 30, 1992 (age 26) 42 6 Free Agent
9 4FW Li Mao (1992-11-02) November 2, 1992 (age 26) 21 5 Chinese Taipei Taichung Futuro
20 4FW Onur Dogan (1987-09-08) September 8, 1987 (age 31) 20 6 Chinese Taipei Tatung
21 4FW Ko Yu-ting (1993-01-01) January 1, 1993 (age 26) 8 0 Chinese Taipei Taipower

Recent callups[edit]

The following players have been called up for the team within the last twelve months.

Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club Latest call-up
GK Huang Chiu-lin (1997-06-18) June 18, 1997 (age 21) 0 0 Chinese Taipei Hang Yuen v.  Malaysia, 7 September 2018
GK Shih Shin-an (1992-10-10) October 10, 1992 (age 26) 0 0 Chinese Taipei Hasus TSU v.  Malaysia, 7 September 2018PRE
GK Tsai Shuo-che (1996-01-14) January 14, 1996 (age 23) 0 0 Chinese Taipei Hasus TSU 2018 Intercontinental Cup
GK Li Guan-pei (2000-05-07) May 7, 2000 (age 18) 0 0 Chinese Taipei Hui-Wen High School v.  Singapore, 27 March 2018PRE

DF Li Kai-jie (1996-07-22) July 22, 1996 (age 22) 5 0 Chinese Taipei Hasus TSU v.  Malaysia, 7 September 2018
DF Chen Sheng-wei (1995-09-13) September 13, 1995 (age 23) 2 0 Chinese Taipei Hasus TSU v.  Malaysia, 7 September 2018
DF Hsu Hung-chih (1996-03-18) March 18, 1996 (age 23) 0 0 Chinese Taipei Hang Yuen v.  Malaysia, 7 September 2018
DF Tsou Yu-chieh (1998-08-24) August 24, 1998 (age 20) 0 0 Chinese Taipei Hang Yuen v.  Malaysia, 7 September 2018PRE
DF Cheng Hao (1997-01-13) January 13, 1997 (age 22) 2 0 Chinese Taipei Hasus TSU 2018 Intercontinental Cup
DF Hung Tzu-kuei (1993-06-01) June 1, 1993 (age 25) 16 0 Chinese Taipei Hasus TSU 2018 Intercontinental Cup
DF Yaki Yen (1989-04-21) April 21, 1989 (age 29) 14 1 China Qingdao Huanghai v.  Singapore, 27 March 2018
DF Lin Yueh-han (1993-02-16) February 16, 1993 (age 26) 6 0 Chinese Taipei Taipower v.  Singapore, 27 March 2018
DF Hsieh Po-an (1994-12-01) December 1, 1994 (age 24) 4 0 Chinese Taipei Taipower v.  Singapore, 27 March 2018
DF Huang Hsiang-che (1999-05-02) May 2, 1999 (age 19) 0 0 Japan Tokogakuenchugakko HS v.  Singapore, 27 March 2018PRE

MF Tu Shao-chieh (1999-01-02) January 2, 1999 (age 20) 3 0 Chinese Taipei Ming Chuan University v.  Malaysia, 7 September 2018
MF Wu Yen-shu (1999-10-21) October 21, 1999 (age 19) 1 0 Chinese Taipei Hualien High School FC v.  Malaysia, 7 September 2018PRE
MF Chen Hung-wei (1997-10-19) October 19, 1997 (age 21) 3 0 Chinese Taipei Hasus TSU 2018 Intercontinental Cup
MF Chao Ming-Hsiu (1997-07-09) July 9, 1997 (age 21) 3 0 Chinese Taipei Hasus TSU 2018 Intercontinental Cup
MF Jiang Sin-long (1997-02-04) February 4, 1997 (age 22) 4 1 Chinese Taipei Hasus TSU v.  Singapore, 27 March 2018PRE
MF Lai Chih-Hsuan (1995-07-29) July 29, 1995 (age 23) 2 0 Chinese Taipei Taipower v.  Singapore, 27 March 2018PRE
MF Tim Chow (1994-01-18) January 18, 1994 (age 25) 1 0 China Henan Jianye v.  Singapore, 27 March 2018PRE
MF Emilio Estevez (1998-08-10) August 10, 1998 (age 20) 0 0 Canada York 9 FC v.  Singapore, 27 March 2018PRE
MF Wang Sheng-han (1999-03-09) March 9, 1999 (age 20) 0 0 Chinese Taipei Ming Chuan University v.  Singapore, 27 March 2018PRE

FW Yu Chia-huang (1998-04-23) April 23, 1998 (age 20) 6 0 Chinese Taipei Hang Yuen v.  Malaysia, 7 September 2018
FW Chen Ching-hsuan (1990-08-12) August 12, 1990 (age 28) 4 0 Chinese Taipei Hang Yuen v.  Malaysia, 7 September 2018
FW Lee Hsiang-wei (1996-04-15) April 15, 1996 (age 22) 3 0 Chinese Taipei Hasus TSU v.  Malaysia, 7 September 2018PRE
FW Wei Mao-ting (1996-01-15) January 15, 1996 (age 23) 0 0 Chinese Taipei Hang Yuen 2018 Intercontinental Cup
FW Jhou Cheng (1996-11-12) November 12, 1996 (age 22) 1 0 Chinese Taipei Hasus TSU v.  Singapore, 27 March 2018PRE

Kits[edit]

Home shirt since 2015

Kit suppliers[edit]

The official kit supplier is currently produced by ANGO since 2019, a local sports brand in Taiwan.

Managers[edit]

Years Manager
1954 – 1958 China Hong Kong Lee Wai Tong (李惠堂)
1966 Taiwan Hong Kong Ho Ying Fun (何應芬)
1966, 1968, 1971 Taiwan Hong Kong Pau King Yin (鮑景賢)
1967 China Hong Kong Hsu King Shing (許竟成)
1977 – 1981 Chinese Taipei Hong Kong Law Pak (羅北)
1981 – 1985 Chinese Taipei Chiang Chia (江洽)
1985 – 1988 Chinese Taipei Lo Chih-tsung (羅智聰)
1988 – 1993 Chinese Taipei Huang Jen-cheng (黃仁成)
1994 – 2000 Chinese Taipei Chiang Mu-tsai (強木在)
2000 – 2001 Chinese Taipei Huang Jen-Cheng (黃仁成)
2001 – 2005 Chinese Taipei Lee Po-Houng (李博洪)
2005 Brazil Edson Silva (埃德森席爾瓦)
2005 – 2007 Japan Toshiaki Imai (今井敏明)
2008 – 2009 Chinese Taipei Chen Sing-an (陳信安)
2009 – 2011 Chinese Taipei Lo Chih-tsung (羅智聰)
2011 South Korea Lee Tae-Ho (李泰昊)
2012 Chinese Taipei Chen Kuei-jen (陳貴人) (caretaker)
2012 Chinese Taipei Chiang Mu-tsai (強木在)
2013 March – 2016 March Chinese Taipei Chen Kuei-jen (陳貴人)
2016 May – 2016 October 12 Japan Toshiaki Imai (今井敏明)
2016 November 2 – 2017 August Japan Kazuo Kuroda (黑田和生)
2017 August – September 6 Japan Reiji Hirata (平田礼次) (caretaker)
2017 September 15 – 2018 September 7 England Gary White (蓋瑞·懷特)
2018 September 8 - 2019 January 17 Chinese Taipei Vom Ca Nhum (王家中) (caretaker)
2019 January 17 - England Louis Lancaster (路易斯·蘭卡斯特)

Coaching staff[edit]

Position Name
Head Coach England Louis Lancaster
Assistant Coach
Goalkeeping Coach England Jamie Brassington

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ China were represented by club side South China; this match is not considered an official match for China. [4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking". FIFA. 7 February 2019. Retrieved 7 February 2019.
  2. ^ Elo rankings change compared to one year ago. "World Football Elo Ratings". eloratings.net. 3 March 2019. Retrieved 3 March 2019.
  3. ^ "China matches, ratings and points exchanged". World Football Elo Ratings: China. Retrieved 24 November 2016.
  4. ^ Bojan, Jovanovic (15 October 1999). "First Far Eastern Games 1913 (Manila)". RSSSF. Retrieved 6 November 2010.
  5. ^ "Taiwan matches, ratings and points exchanged". World Football Elo Ratings: Taiwan. Retrieved 24 November 2016.
  6. ^ http://www.isu.edu.tw/upload/26/4/HS_journals/Vol1-9/11.pdf
  7. ^ Chan, Kin-wa. "Gary White lands Hong Kong job as Football Association finally confirm new head coach after months of speculation". South China Morning Post. Retrieved 10 September 2018.
  8. ^ Ooi Kin Fai (10 June 2018). "Malaysia line up 6 friendlies in lead up to AFF Championship". Sporting News. Retrieved 10 June 2018.

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