East Asian Football Federation

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East Asian Football Federation (EAFF)
EAFF crest.svg
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EAFF members
Formation28 May 2002
TypeSports organization
HeadquartersTokyo, Japan
Membership
10 member associations
President
Chung Mong-Gyu (Korea)
WebsiteEAFF.com

The East Asian Football Federation (EAFF), founded on May 28, 2002, is an international governing body of association football in East Asia.

Member associations[edit]

EAFF has 10 member associations.[1] All of them are members of the Asian Football Confederation except for the Northern Mariana Islands Football Association, which is an associate member of the AFC (previously an associated member of the Oceania Football Confederation). The Palau football federation was being considered as a possible future member of the association in 2009.[2]

Association Joining year Men's team Women's team League
China China PR 2002 China PR China PR Chinese Super League
Chinese Taipei Chinese Taipei 2002 Chinese Taipei Chinese Taipei Taiwan Football Premier League
Guam Guam 2002 Guam Guam Guam Soccer League
Hong Kong Hong Kong 2002 Hong Kong Hong Kong Hong Kong Premier League
Japan Japan 2002 Japan Japan J1 League
North Korea Korea DPR 2002 Korea DPR Korea DPR DPR Korea League
South Korea Korea Republic 2002 Korea Republic Korea Republic K League 1
Macau Macau 2002 Macau Macau Campeonato da 1ª Divisão do Futebol
Mongolia Mongolia 2002 Mongolia Mongolia Mongolia Premier League
Northern Mariana Islands Northern Mariana Islands 2008 1 Northern Mariana Islands Northern Mariana Islands Northern Mariana Championship

1 Provisional member from December 2006[3] to September 2008[4]

Men's national teams[edit]

Rankings are calculated by FIFA.

EAFF and FIFA Rankings (as of 25 July 2019)[5]
EAFF* FIFA +/- National Team Points
1 33 Decrease 5  Japan 1481
2 37 Steady  South Korea 1467
3 71 Increase 2  China PR 1333
4 118 Increase 4  North Korea 1154
5 125 Steady  Chinese Taipei 1132
6 139 Increase 2  Hong Kong 1074
7 182 Steady  Macau 922
8 187 Steady  Mongolia 914
9 190 Steady  Guam 908
*Local rankings based on FIFA ranking points


World Football Elo Ratings (as of 26 February 2018)

EAFF Elo Country Rating
1 25  South Korea 1760
2 41  Japan 1707
3 70  China PR 1464
4 96  North Korea 1450
5 165  Hong Kong 1190
6 193  Chinese Taipei 976
7 201  Guam 833
8 222  Macau 678
9 224  Mongolia 654
10 237  Northern Mariana Islands 411


Women's national teams[edit]

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AFC FIFA Country Points +/−
2 9  North Korea 1940 Increase 2
3 11  Japan 1937 Decrease 4
4 16  China PR 1838 Steady
5 20  South Korea 1805 Decrease 6
8 40  Chinese Taipei 1590 Steady
15 77  Hong Kong 1336 Decrease 1
16 82  Guam 1282 Decrease 1
23 120  Mongolia 1114 Decrease 2
*** ***  Macau *** ***
  • * Provisionally listed due to not having played more than five matches against officially ranked teams
  • ** Inactive for more than 18 months and therefore not ranked

Source:Last updated 7 December 2019

Presidents[edit]

President Years
Japan Shunichiro Okano 2004 – 2006
South Korea Chung Mong-joon 2006
China Xie Yalong 2006 – 2008
Japan Junji Ogura 2008 – 2010
South Korea Cho Chung-yun 2011 – March 2013
South Korea Chung Mong-gyu March 2013 – March 2014
China Zhang Jian April 2014 – March 2016
JapanKozo Tashima April 2016 – March 2018
South Korea Chung Mong-gyu April 2018 – present

Competitions[edit]

EAFF runs several competitions which cover men's, women's, youth and futsal.

Competition Holders Current event
EAFF E-1 Football Championship  South Korea 2019
EAFF U-18 Youth Tournament  Hong Kong 2013
EAFF U-15 Youth Festival There is no champion(1) 2018
EAFF U-14 Youth Festival  South Korea 2010
EAFF U-13 Youth Festival There is no champion(1) 2015
EAFF Futsal Championship  Japan 2017
East Asian Games Men  North Korea 2013
EAFF Womens East Asian Cup  North Korea 2019
EAFF U-15 Girls Festival There is no champion(1) 2019
East Asian Games Women  North Korea 2013

1There will not be any outright winner or champion emerging from this Competition as it is not a competitive Championship.


Defunct Competitions[edit]

Competition Years
A3 Champions Cup 2002–2008

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ EAFF - East Asian Football Federation Official Website - 10 Football Associations
  2. ^ Regarding the agenda/ decisions of the 29th EAFF Executive Committee Meeting Archived 2012-02-07 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ Decisions taken at the 19th EAFF Executive Committee meeting
  4. ^ Regarding the agenda and decisions from the East Asian Football Federation 4th General Meeting and 25th and 26th Board of Director's meeting
  5. ^ a b c "The FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking". FIFA. 25 July 2019. Retrieved 25 July 2019.
  6. ^ "The FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking (Women)". FIFA. 7 December 2019.

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