Chinese Taipei national football team

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Taiwan
Shirt badge/Association crest
Association Chinese Taipei Football Association (CTFA)
Confederation AFC (Asia)
Sub-confederation EAFF (East Asia)
Head coach Gary White
Captain Chen Po-Liang
Home stadium Taipei Municipal Stadium
Kaohsiung National Stadium
FIFA code TPE
First colours
Second colours
FIFA ranking
Current 135 Steady (21 December 2017)
Highest 135 (November 2017)
Lowest 191 (June 2016)
Elo ranking
Current 189 Increase 5 (03 December 2017)
Highest 60 (September 1965)
Lowest 213 (12 March 2015)
First international
 Philippines 2–1 Republic of China Republic of China (1912–1949)
(Manila, Philippines; February 1, 1913)[1][Note 1]
Taiwan Republic of China 3–2 South Vietnam 
(Manila, Philippines; May 1, 1954)[3]
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
Appearances 2 (first in 1960)
Best result Third 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)
Republic of China (former Chinese government now ruling Taiwan) National Flag (Unofficially Used in Football Games)
Taiwan against Cambodia at a friendly match on Oct. 8, 2014

The Chinese Taipei national football team is the official name given by FIFA to the national association football team of 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.

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, playing as Taiwan,[citation needed] they finished third in the Asian Cup in 1960. However, the players in the team originally came from Hong Kong since the reputation of the Hong Kong national football team was not as good as the Republic of China.[4]

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 143 in October 2017, under the guidance of renowned English coach Gary White. Charged with taking Taiwan to their first AFC Asian Cup since 1968, White began the process of scouting Taiwanese talent from abroad in order to improve the standard of football on the island, tapping up Tim Chow and Will Donkin for the national team. Though they ultimately failed to qualify for the Asian Cup, December 2017 also saw the country host the first edition of the CTFA International Tournament, designed to test the country in preparation for stronger teams in future.

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]

World Cup record[edit]

Olympic Games record[edit]

AFC Asian Cup record[edit]

AFC Challenge Cup record[edit]

  • 2006 – Quarter-finals
  • 2008 to 2014 – Did not qualify

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)

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]

Current squad[edit]

The following players were called up for the 2017 CTFA International Tournament match against  Laos on 5 December 2017. Caps and goals updated until match against  Timor-Leste on 4 December 2017.

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Tsai Shuo-che ( 1996 -01-14) January 14, 1996 (age 22) 0 0 Chinese Taipei NTUPES
18 1GK Chiu Yu-hung ( 1992 -03-10) March 10, 1992 (age 25) 17 0 Chinese Taipei Taipower FC
29 1GK Pan Wen-chieh ( 1992 -06-29) June 29, 1992 (age 25) 14 0 Chinese Taipei Tatung FC

2 2DF Su De-tsai ( 1990 -06-21) June 21, 1990 (age 27) 8 0 Chinese Taipei Tatung FC
3 2DF Chen Ting-yang ( 1992 -09-28) September 28, 1992 (age 25) 29 2 Chinese Taipei NTUPES
4 2DF Hung Tzu-kuei ( 1993 -06-01) June 1, 1993 (age 24) 11 0 Chinese Taipei NTUPES
9 2DF Hsieh Po-an ( 1994 -12-01) December 1, 1994 (age 23) 3 0 Chinese Taipei NTUPES
14 2DF Weng Wei-Pin ( 1991 -11-23) November 23, 1991 (age 26) 7 0 Chinese Taipei Tatung FC
15 2DF Chen Yi-wei ( 1987 -03-27) March 27, 1987 (age 30) 50 1 Chinese Taipei Taipower FC
19 2DF Karl Josefsson (2001 -05-01) May 1, 2001 (age 16) 0 0 Sweden Djurgårdens IF U-17
24 2DF Chen Wei-chuan ( 1992 -08-29) August 29, 1992 (age 25) 10 0 Chinese Taipei Tatung FC
28 2DF Lin Yueh-han ( 1993 -02-16) February 16, 1993 (age 24) 5 0 Chinese Taipei Taipower FC
2DF Lin Shih-kai (1994 -11-01) November 1, 1994 (age 23) 2 1 Chinese Taipei Ming Chuan University FC
2DF Chou Yu-chieh 0 0 Chinese Taipei Ming Chuan University FC

6 3MF Lin Chang-lun ( 1991 -06-28) June 28, 1991 (age 26) 24 2 Chinese Taipei Taipower FC
11 3MF Will Donkin ( 2000 -12-26) December 26, 2000 (age 17) 3 0 England Crystal Palace U-18
12 3MF Wen Chih-hao ( 1993 -03-25) March 25, 1993 (age 24) 31 3 China Beijing Enterprises
13 3MF Lai Chih-Hsuan ( 1995 -07-29) July 29, 1995 (age 22) 2 0 Chinese Taipei NTUPES
17 3MF Chen Po-liang (C) ( 1988 -02-11) February 11, 1988 (age 29) 67 24 China Hangzhou Greentown
22 3MF Chang Hao-wei ( 1992 -02-24) February 24, 1992 (age 25) 1 0 Chinese Taipei Tatung FC
23 3MF Yen Ho-shen ( 1990 -12-31) December 31, 1990 (age 27) 17 2 Chinese Taipei Taipower FC
26 3MF Jiang Sin-long ( 1997 -02-04) February 4, 1997 (age 20) 4 1 Chinese Taipei NTUPES
3MF Tu Shao-chieh ( 1997 -02-04) February 4, 1997 (age 20) 0 0 Chinese Taipei Ming Chuan University FC

5 4FW Ko Yu-ting ( 1993 -01-01) January 1, 1993 (age 25) 8 0 Chinese Taipei Tatung FC
7 4FW Yu Chia-huang ( 1998 -04-23) April 23, 1998 (age 19) 4 0 Chinese Taipei Tatung FC
10 3MF Chen Hao-wei ( 1992 -04-30) April 30, 1992 (age 25) 33 6 China Beijing Enterprises
25 4FW Li Mao ( 1992 -11-02) November 2, 1992 (age 25) 13 3 Chinese Taipei NTUPES
27 4FW Chen Chao-an ( 1995 -06-12) June 12, 1995 (age 22) 14 2 China Hunan Billows
30 4FW Wang Chung-yuh 0 0 Chinese Taipei Ming Chuan University FC
4FW Chou Cheng ( 1996 -11-12) November 12, 1996 (age 21) 1 0 Chinese Taipei NTUPES

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 Tuan Yu ( 1994 -08-23) August 23, 1994 (age 23) 0 0 Chinese Taipei Tatung FC v.  Turkmenistan, 14 November 2017
GK Shih Shin-an ( 1992 -10-10) October 10, 1992 (age 25) 0 0 Chinese Taipei NSTC v.  Bahrain, 5 September 2017
GK Huang Chiu-lin ( 1997 -06-18) June 18, 1997 (age 20) 0 0 Chinese Taipei Fu Jen University FC v.  Turkmenistan, 26 March 2017
GK Lee Ming-wei ( 1997 -09-15) September 15, 1997 (age 20) 15 0 Chinese Taipei Ming Chuan University FC v.  Vietnam, 22 March 2017

DF Yaki Yen ( 1989 -04-21) April 21, 1989 (age 28) 13 1 China Changchun Yatai v.  Turkmenistan, 14 November 2017
DF Li Kai-jie ( 1996 -07-22) July 22, 1996 (age 21) 5 0 Chinese Taipei NTCPE v.  Turkmenistan, 14 November 2017
DF Wang Kuan-ju ( 1996 -01-20) January 20, 1996 (age 21) 0 0 Chinese Taipei NTCPE v.  Bahrain, 10 October 2017
DF Xavier Chen ( 1983 -10-05) October 5, 1983 (age 34) 9 3 Retired v.  Bahrain, 10 October 2017
DF Lee Jian-liang ( 1991 -08-10) August 10, 1991 (age 26) 4 0 Chinese Taipei Taipower FC v.  Bahrain, 5 September 2017
DF Lee Pin-hsien ( 1989 -06-14) June 14, 1989 (age 28) 6 1 Chinese Taipei Tatung FC v.  Bahrain, 5 September 2017
DF Wei Pei-lun ( 1990 -02-28) February 28, 1990 (age 27) 7 0 Chinese Taipei Tatung FC v.  Bahrain, 5 September 2017
DF Yen Ting-han ( 1996 -04-19) April 19, 1996 (age 21) 0 0 Chinese Taipei Tainan City FC v.  Bahrain, 5 September 2017
DF Chen Chia-chun ( 1991 -10-13) October 13, 1991 (age 26) 7 0 Chinese Taipei Taipower FC v.  Singapore, 10 June 2017
DF Chen Sheng-wei ( 1995 -09-13) September 13, 1995 (age 22) 0 0 Chinese Taipei NTCPE v.  Turkmenistan, 26 March 2017

MF Hung Kai-chun ( 1987 -03-04) March 4, 1987 (age 30) 19 1 Chinese Taipei Taipower FC v.  Turkmenistan, 14 November 2017
MF Tim Chow ( 1994 -01-18) January 18, 1994 (age 24) 1 0 Scotland Ross County v.  Turkmenistan, 14 November 2017
MF Chao Ming-hsiu ( 1997 -07-09) July 9, 1997 (age 20) 1 0 Chinese Taipei NTUPES v.  Turkmenistan, 14 November 2017
MF Lin Chien-hsun ( 1993 -01-10) January 10, 1993 (age 25) 10 3 Chinese Taipei Taipower FC v.  Mongolia, 5 October 2017
MF Kao Chun-hung ( 1991 -01-31) January 31, 1991 (age 26) 0 0 Chinese Taipei Taipower FC v.  Bahrain, 5 September 2017
MF Lin Che-yu ( 1993 -02-11) February 11, 1993 (age 24) 2 0 Chinese Taipei Taipower FC v.  Bahrain, 5 September 2017
MF Tsai Meng-cheng ( 1996 -04-03) April 3, 1996 (age 21) 0 0 Spain CD Parquesol v.  Singapore, 10 June 2017
MF Chan Che-yuan ( 1989 -10-23) October 23, 1989 (age 28) 30 0 Chinese Taipei Taipower FC v.  Vietnam, 22 March 2017

FW Wu Chun-ching ( 1988 -12-18) December 18, 1988 (age 29) 37 6 Chinese Taipei Tainan City FC v.  Turkmenistan, 14 November 2017
FW Onur Dogan ( 1987 -09-08) September 8, 1987 (age 30) 13 3 China Meizhou Kejia v.  Turkmenistan, 14 November 2017
FW Pan Li-Wei ( 1995 -11-01) November 1, 1995 (age 22) 1 0 Chinese Taipei NTUPES v.  Bahrain, 10 October 2017
FW Lee Hsiang-wei ( 1996 -04-15) April 15, 1996 (age 21) 3 0 Chinese Taipei NTUPES v.  Bahrain, 5 September 2017
FW Pai Shao-yu ( 1998 -01-20) January 20, 1998 (age 19) 0 0 Chinese Taipei Ming Chuan University FC v.  Bahrain, 5 September 2017
FW Tseng Chih-wei ( 1991 -11-02) November 2, 1991 (age 26) 5 1 Chinese Taipei Taipower FC v.  Turkmenistan, 26 March 2017

Kits[edit]

Home shirt since 2015

Kit suppliers[edit]

The official kit supplier is currently produced by Tor Star since 2010, 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 Jing Fan (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)
2013.3–2016.3 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– England Gary White (蓋瑞·懷特)

Coaching staff[edit]

Position Name
Head Coach England Gary White (蓋瑞·懷特)
Assistant Coach England Louis Lancaster
Goalkeeping Coach England David Rouse

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ China were represented by club side South China; this match is not considered an official match for China.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "China matches, ratings and points exchanged". World Football Elo Ratings: China. Retrieved 24 November 2016. 
  2. ^ Bojan, Jovanovic (15 October 1999). "First Far Eastern Games 1913 (Manila)". RSSSF. Retrieved 6 November 2010. 
  3. ^ "Taiwan matches, ratings and points exchanged". World Football Elo Ratings: Taiwan. Retrieved 24 November 2016. 
  4. ^ http://www.isu.edu.tw/upload/26/4/HS_journals/Vol1-9/11.pdf

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