Macau national football team

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Macau
Nickname(s) The Greens
Association Macau Football Association
Confederation AFC (Asia)
Sub-confederation EAFF (East Asia)
Head coach Tam Iao San
Captain Cheang Cheng Ieong
Most caps Cheang Cheng Ieong (34)
Top scorer Chan Kin Seng (17)[1]
Home stadium Estádio Campo Desportivo
FIFA code MAC
First colours
Second colours
FIFA ranking
Current 195 Increase 1 (14 July 2016)
Highest 156 (September 1997)
Lowest 204 (July 2014)
Elo ranking
Current 223 (10 July 2016)
Highest 182 (13 February 2000)
Lowest 226 (21 March 2013, 23 May 2014)
First international
Macau Macau 1–5 South Korea 
(Macau; 25 January 1949)
Biggest win
Macau Macau 6–1 Northern Mariana Islands 
(Yona, Guam; 2009)
Biggest defeat
Macau Macau 0–10 Japan 
(Muscat, Oman; 25 March 1997)
 Japan 10–0 Macau Macau
(Tokyo, Japan; 22 June 1997)
Macau national football team
Traditional Chinese 澳門足球代表隊
Simplified Chinese 澳门足球代表队

The Macau football team (Chinese: 澳門足球代表隊; Portuguese: Selecção Macaense de Futebol) represents the Chinese special administrative region of Macau in international association football. The team is supervised by the Macau Football Association (Chinese: 澳門足球總會; Portuguese: Associação de Futebol de Macau). The Macau football team has a ranking that is one of the lowest among the FIFA members. Although usually known as simply Macau, the EAFF refer to the team as Macau, China.

The national team has never qualified to the AFC Asian Cup or EAFF East Asian Championship. The team qualified to the 2006 AFC Challenge Cup, where they got one draw and two losses.

The team had been representing Macau in international football events before 1999 when Macau was a dependent territory of Portugal. It continues to represent Macau even after Macau was handed over to the People's Republic of China by Portugal and became a special administrative region of the People's Republic of China in 1999. This team is separate from the China PR national football team, as the Basic Law and the principle of "one country, two systems" allows Macau to maintain its own representative teams in international sports competitions. In Macau, the Macau football team is colloquially referred as the "Macau team" (Chinese: 澳門隊), while the China PR national football team is referred as the "national team" (Chinese: 國家隊).

FIFA Suspension[edit]

Macau had been temporarily barred by the FIFA to enter any international matches because of alleged undue influence of government in forming the committee of its football association. The suspension was subsequently lifted after rectification by Macau.[2][3]

Competition records[edit]

World Cup record[edit]

Asian Cup record[edit]

East Asian Cup[edit]

  • 2003 – Did not qualify (3rd place in Preliminary)
  • 2005 – Did not enter
  • 2008 – Did not qualify (4th place in Preliminary)
  • 2010 – Did not qualify (3rd place in Preliminary)
  • 2013 – Did not qualify (2nd place in Preliminary)
  • 2015 – Did not qualify (2nd place in Preliminary)
  • 2017 – Did not qualify (3rd place in Preliminary)

AFC Challenge Cup record[edit]

Recent results and fixtures[edit]

2014[edit]

2015[edit]

2016[edit]


      Win       Draw       Loss

Squad[edit]

Current squad[edit]

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Ho Man Fai (1993-04-24) 24 April 1993 (age 23) 16 0 Macau Monte Carlo
22 1GK Lam Chi Pang (1993-05-22) 22 May 1993 (age 23) 0 0 Macau Lai Chi

2 2DF Lei Ka Him (1991-08-16) 16 August 1991 (age 24) 11 0 Macau Lai Chi
3 2DF Lei Chi Kin (1990-10-24) 24 October 1990 (age 25) 2 0 Macau Benfica de Macau
7 2DF Chan Man (1993-10-04) 4 October 1993 (age 22) 14 1 Macau Benfica de Macau
6 2DF Lao Pak Kin (1984-05-22) 22 May 1984 (age 32) 14 0 Macau Windsor Arch Ka I
2DF Kam Chi Hou (1995-04-04) 4 April 1995 (age 21) 1 0 Macau Chao Pak Kei
13 2DF Pilipe (1985-03-30) 30 March 1985 (age 31) 0 0 Macau Benfica de Macau
2DF Choi Weng Hou (1992-07-04) 4 July 1992 (age 24) 5 0 Macau Windsor Arch Ka I
19 2DF Vernon (1989-11-19) 19 November 1989 (age 26) 16 1 Macau Monte Carlo
8 2DF Cheang Cheng Ieong (Captain) (1984-08-18) 18 August 1984 (age 31) 34 0 Macau Monte Carlo

15 3MF Cheong Hoi San (1998-06-28) 28 June 1998 (age 18) Macau MFA Develop
12 3MF Ho Chi Fung (1994-09-30) 30 September 1994 (age 21) 5 0 Macau Windsor Arch Ka I
21 3MF Pang Chi Hang (1993-11-03) 3 November 1993 (age 22) 5 0 Macau Lai Chi
14 3MF Edgar Teixeira (1989-12-01) 1 December 1989 (age 26) 1 0 Macau Benfica de Macau

9 4FW Leong Ka Hang (1992-11-22) 22 November 1992 (age 23) 16 7 Hong Kong Wofoo Tai Po
23 4FW Leong Tak Wai (1993-06-28) 28 June 1993 (age 23) 1 0 Macau Chao Pak Kei
4FW Lee Keng Pan (1990-02-28) 28 February 1990 (age 26) Macau Sporting Clube de Macau

Recent Callups[edit]

The following players have also been called up to the Macau squad recently.

Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club Latest call-up
GK Sou Kwok Ho 0 0 Macau Polícia v.  Chinese Taipei, 9 October 2015
GK Cheok Ka Meng (1988-06-02) 2 June 1988 (age 28) 0 0 Macau Lai Chi v.  Cambodia, 17 Mar 2015

DF Kong Cheng Hou (1986-08-02) 2 August 1986 (age 29) 21 0 Macau Windsor Arch Ka I v.  Cambodia, 17 Mar 2015
DF Lei Tin U (1993-04-02) 2 April 1993 (age 23) 6 0 Macau Lai Chi v.  Cambodia, 17 Mar 2015
DF Alex Matos (1995-05-01) 1 May 1995 (age 21) 2 0 Macau Windsor Arch Ka I v.  Cambodia, 17 Mar 2015
DF Chan Pak Chun (1985-12-05) 5 December 1985 (age 30) 1 0 Macau Windsor Arch Ka I v.  Cambodia, 17 Mar 2015
DF Lo Chin Fong (1982-11-28) 28 November 1982 (age 33) 0 0 Macau Chao Pak Kei v.  Cambodia, 17 Mar 2015
DF Tang Hou Fai (1993-04-01) 1 April 1993 (age 23) 11 1 Macau Lai Chi v.  Singapore, 14 Oct 2014
DF Chu Kai Wang (1995-07-29) 29 July 1995 (age 20) 1 0 Macau Chao Pak Kei v.  Singapore, 14 Oct 2014

MF Kou Ut Cheong (1992-05-21) 21 May 1992 (age 24) 6 0 Macau Chao Pak Kei v.  Chinese Taipei, 9 October 2015
MF Lam Ka Seng (1994-05-28) 28 May 1994 (age 22) 3 2 Macau Chao Pak Kei v.  Chinese Taipei, 9 October 2015
MF Leung Chon In (1987-07-08) 8 July 1987 (age 29) 1 0 Macau Sporting Clube de Macau v.  Chinese Taipei, 9 October 2015
MF Ho Man Hou (1988-11-05) 5 November 1988 (age 27) 16 1 Macau Sporting Clube de Macau v.  Cambodia, 17 Mar 2015
MF Sio Ka Un (1992-03-16) 16 March 1992 (age 24) 14 0 Macau Lai Chi v.  Cambodia, 17 Mar 2015
MF Amorim (1986-05-06) 6 May 1986 (age 30) 9 0 Macau Benfica de Macau v.  Cambodia, 17 Mar 2015
MF Niki Torrão (1987-11-18) 18 November 1987 (age 28) 5 1 Macau Benfica de Macau v.  Cambodia, 17 Mar 2015
MF Eduardo (1992-11-13) 13 November 1992 (age 23) 2 0 Macau Chao Pak Kei v.  Singapore, 14 Oct 2014

FW Iuri Capelo (1992-10-27) 27 October 1992 (age 23) 6 0 Macau Benfica de Macau v.  Cambodia, 12 Mar 2015
FW Vinicio Alves (1991-05-19) 19 May 1991 (age 25) 6 1 Macau Benfica de Macau v.  Singapore, 14 Oct 2014

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mamrud, Roberto; Stokkermans, Karel. "Players with 100+ Caps and 30+ International Goals". RSSSF. Retrieved 4 February 2011. 
  2. ^ "Macau suspended by FIFA due to political interference". ESPN. 15 February 2005. Retrieved 21 July 2014. 
  3. ^ "FIFA suspends the Macau Football Association". FIFA. 15 February 2005. Retrieved 21 July 2014. 
  4. ^ Zulhilmi Zainal (1 March 2016). "Hang Jebat Stadium to host Malaysia-Macau friendly". Goal.com. Retrieved 1 March 2016.