Macau national football team

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Macau
Shirt badge/Association crest
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 (44)
Top scorer Chan Kin Seng (17)[1]
Home stadium Estádio Campo Desportivo
FIFA code MAC
First colours
Second colours
FIFA ranking
Current 184 Steady (9 March 2017)
Highest 156 (September 1997)
Lowest 1 (October 2013, July 2014)
Elo ranking
Current 1 (26 November 2014)
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)[2]
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.[3][4]

Competition records[edit]

World Cup record[edit]

Asian Cup record[edit]

East Asian Cup record[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]

AFC Solidarity Cup record[edit]

  • 2016 – Runner-up

Recent results and fixtures[edit]

2016[edit]

2017[edit]


  Win   Draw   Loss

Squad[edit]

Current squad[edit]

The following 20 players have been selected to the final squad for the 2016 AFC Solidarity Cup.[6]

Caps and goals as of 15 November 2016, after the match against Nepal.

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Ho Man Fai (1993-04-24) 24 April 1993 (age 23) 24 0 Macau Monte Carlo
4 1GK Lam Chi Pang (1993-05-22) 22 May 1993 (age 23) 0 0 Macau Lai Chi
22 1GK Lo Weng Hou (1996-01-31) 31 January 1996 (age 21) 1 0 Macau MFA Develop

2 2DF Lei Ka Him (1991-08-16) 16 August 1991 (age 25) 20 1 Macau Lai Chi
6 2DF Lao Pak Kin (1984-05-22) 22 May 1984 (age 32) 23 1 Macau Ka I
7 2DF Chan Man (1993-10-04) 4 October 1993 (age 23) 23 2 Portugal S.C. Olhanense
8 2DF Cheang Cheng Ieong (Captain) (1984-08-18) 18 August 1984 (age 32) 44 0 Macau Monte Carlo
13 2DF Kam Chi Hou (1995-04-04) 4 April 1995 (age 21) 5 0 Macau MFA Develop
17 2DF Kong Cheng Hou (1986-08-02) 2 August 1986 (age 30) 29 0 Macau Ka I
20 2DF Choi Weng Hou (1992-07-04) 4 July 1992 (age 24) 6 1 Macau Chao Pak Kei

11 3MF Lam Ka Seng (1994-05-28) 28 May 1994 (age 22) 11 2 Macau MFA Develop
12 3MF Lee Keng Pan (1990-02-28) 28 February 1990 (age 27) 4 0 Macau Ka I
14 3MF Kou Ut Cheong (1992-05-21) 21 May 1992 (age 24) 9 0 Macau Chao Pak Kei
15 3MF Cheong Hoi San (1998-06-28) 28 June 1998 (age 18) 5 0 Macau MFA Develop
16 3MF Ho Chi Fung (1994-09-30) 30 September 1994 (age 22) 10 0 Macau Monte Carlo
19 3MF Sio Ka Un (1992-03-16) 16 March 1992 (age 25) 19 0 Macau Lai Chi
21 3MF Pang Chi Hang (1993-11-03) 3 November 1993 (age 23) 13 0 Macau Lai Chi
23 3MF Lei Kam Hong (1988-05-04) 4 May 1988 (age 28) 11 0 Macau Benfica de Macau

9 4FW Leong Ka Hang (1992-11-22) 22 November 1992 (age 24) 23 10 Hong Kong Hong Kong Pegasus
10 4FW Niki Torrão (1987-11-18) 18 November 1987 (age 29) 10 5 Macau Benfica 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 Leong Chon Kit (1980-06-06) 6 June 1980 (age 36) 16 0 Macau Polícia EAFF E-1 Football Championship 2017 Round 1

DF Vernon (1989-11-19) 19 November 1989 (age 27) 17 1 Macau Sporting Clube de Macau EAFF E-1 Football Championship 2017 Round 1
DF Lei Chi Kin (1990-10-24) 24 October 1990 (age 26) 6 0 Macau Benfica de Macau EAFF E-1 Football Championship 2017 Round 1
DF Chan Pak Chun (1985-12-05) 5 December 1985 (age 31) 4 0 Macau Sporting Clube de Macau EAFF E-1 Football Championship 2017 Round 1
DF Duarte Pilipe (1985-03-30) 30 March 1985 (age 31) 3 1 Macau Benfica de Macau EAFF E-1 Football Championship 2017 Round 1

MF Edgar Teixeira (1989-12-01) 1 December 1989 (age 27) 4 0 Macau Benfica de Macau EAFF E-1 Football Championship 2017 Round 1

FW Leong Tak Wai (1993-06-28) 28 June 1993 (age 23) 4 0 Macau Chao Pak Kei EAFF E-1 Football Championship 2017 Round 1

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mamrud, Roberto; Stokkermans, Karel. "Players with 100+ Caps and 30+ International Goals". RSSSF. Retrieved 4 February 2011. 
  2. ^ "Macao matches, ratings and points exchanged". World Football Elo Ratings: Macao. Retrieved 24 November 2016. 
  3. ^ "Macau suspended by FIFA due to political interference". ESPN. 15 February 2005. Retrieved 21 July 2014. 
  4. ^ "FIFA suspends the Macau Football Association". FIFA. 15 February 2005. Retrieved 21 July 2014. 
  5. ^ Zulhilmi Zainal (1 March 2016). "Hang Jebat Stadium to host Malaysia-Macau friendly". Goal.com. Retrieved 1 March 2016. 
  6. ^ http://the-afc.com/afcasfeeds?stageid=415&tMode=C&fixtureid=10529&teamid=17&view=ajax&show=finalregistration Squad Of Macau, 13 November 2016, AFC