Macau national football team
|Association||Macau Football Association|
|Sub-confederation||EAFF (East Asia)|
|Head coach||Tam Iao San|
|Captain||Cheang Cheng Ieong|
|Most caps||Cheang Cheng Ieong (33)|
|Top scorer||Chan Kin Seng (17)|
|Home stadium||Estádio Campo Desportivo|
|FIFA ranking||185 2 (4 June 2015)|
|Highest FIFA ranking||156 (September 1997)|
|Lowest FIFA ranking||204 (July 2014)|
|Highest Elo ranking||182 (13 February 2000)|
|Lowest Elo ranking||226 (21 March 2013, 23 May 2014)|
| Macau 1–5 South Korea
(Macau; 25 January 1949)
Northern Mariana Islands
(Yona, Guam; 2009)
| Macau 0–10 Japan
(Muscat, Oman; 25 March 1997)
Japan 10–0 Macau
(Tokyo, Japan; 22 June 1997)
|Macau national football team|
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 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).
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.
World Cup record
- 1930 to 1978 – Did not enter
- 1982 to 1986 – Did not qualify
- 1990 – Did not enter
- 1994 to 2018 – Did not qualify
Asian Cup record
- 1956 to 1976 – Did not enter
- 1980 – Did not qualify
- 1984 to 1988 – Did not enter
- 1992 to 2004 – Did not qualify
- 2007 – Did not enter
- 2011 to 2019 – Did not qualify
East Asian Cup
- 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)
AFC Challenge Cup record
Recent results and fixtures
|2015 EAFF East Asian Cup preliminary round 1 21 July 2014||Guam||0–0||Macau||Harmon, Guam|
|17:30||Stadium: GFA National Training Center
Referee: Kao Jung-fang ( Chinese Taipei)
|2015 EAFF East Asian Cup preliminary round 1 25 July 2014||Macau||3–2||Mongolia||Harmon, Guam|
|15:30||Lam Ka Seng
Tang Hou Fai
|Stadium: GFA National Training Center
Referee: Kao Jung-fang ( Chinese Taipei)
|Friendly 14 October 2014||Macau||2–2||Singapore||Taipa, Macau|
|19:00||Leong Ka Hang 53'
Niki Torrão 90'
|Khairul Amri 22' 36'||Stadium: Macau University of Science and Technology
|2018 FIFA World Cup qualification – AFC First Round 12 March 2015||Cambodia||3-0||Macau||Phnom Penh, Cambodia|
|Chan 64, 81'
|Stadium: Army Stadium
|2018 FIFA World Cup qualification – AFC First Round 17 March 2015||Macau||1–1||Cambodia||Taipa, Macau|
|20:00||Leong Ka Hang 52'||Thierry Bin 28'||Stadium: Estádio Campo Desportivo
Win Draw Loss
As at 18 March 2015
The following players have also been called up to the Macau squad recently.
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