Myanmar national football team

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Myanmar
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s) The White Angels
Association Myanmar Football Federation
Confederation AFC (Asia)
Sub-confederation AFF (South-East Asia)
Head coach Gerd Zeise[1]
Captain Yan Aung Kyaw
Home stadium Thuwunna Stadium
FIFA code MYA
First colours
Second colours
FIFA ranking
Current 166 Decrease 10 (24 November 2016)
Highest 97 (April 1996)
Lowest 182 (August 2012, October 2012)
Elo ranking
Current 183 Decrease 2 (4 December 2016)
Highest 31 (ca. May 1972)
Lowest 186 (4 March 2013, 2015)
First international
 Hong Kong 5–2 Burma Myanmar
(Hong Kong; 17 February 1950)[2]
Biggest win
 Burma 9–0 Singapore 
(Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; 9 November 1969)
Biggest defeat
 Kuwait 9–0 Myanmar Myanmar
(Doha, Qatar; 3 September 2015)
Asian Cup
Appearances 1 (first in 1968)
Best result Runners-up, 1968

The Myanmar national football team (Burmese: မြန်မာအမျိုးသားဘောလုံးအသင်း) is the national team of Myanmar and is controlled by the Myanmar Football Federation. It was known as the Burma national football team until 1989, when Burma was renamed Myanmar. It finished second in the 1968 Asian Cup. They have participated in the Summer Olympics in 1972 and in the Asian Games. The Burma team was dominant in Asia in the 1960s and 1970s, having won the Asian Games twice; in 1966 and 1970, and the football event of the Southeast Asian Games on five successive occasions; in 1965, 1967, 1969, 1971 and 1973. Since then, Myanmar's highest achievement is the silver medal in 1993. Myanmar played its first World Cup qualifiers in 2007, losing 0–7 and 0–4 to China.

History[edit]

Burma sent players to the Philippines in 1954 Asian Games and captured a bronze medal, behind Taiwan (gold) and South Korea (silver); this fact marked the beginning of the golden age. On the other hand, the nation was not expected to contend for a medal in the Olympic-type Asian Games. In the meantime, this delegation became the first male Burmese team to win a continental medal. But this was only the beginning. Then, against all odds, the team of Burma bettered their 1954 effort by winning the gold medal in the Asian Games, which were held at Bangkok in the mid-1960s. In that tournament, Burma beat Iran in the gold-medal game.

The 1966 Asian Games gold medal winning squad established itself as one of the two best teams in the region as it finished as runner-up to Iran at the 1968 Asian Cup. After claiming silver in 1968, the men's soccer team had a strong performance in the early 1970s as it won the right to compete in the 1972 Summer Olympics, which were held at Munich (West Germany), upon being one of the three finalists in the Asian tournament. Despite losing almost all their matches, the Burmese players captured the Fair Play Award. The following year, the nation earned its fifth consecutive Southeast Asian Games gold medal at Singapore City (Kuala Lumpur'65, Bangkok'67, Rangoon'69, and Kuala Lumpur '71).

Three years before that, the national team wrote perhaps their most important chapter: they captured the continental title for the second time in a row, after the Burmese Olympic Committee sent footballers to Thailand for the 1970 Asian Games. Burma thus became the second soccer squad to win the Asian tournament twice. Certainly, they were declared national heroes in Rangoon, the then capital of Burma, with their second consecutive gold medal in men's soccer.

During this golden era, Burma produced many talented footballers. One among them is Suk Bahadur who is now considered as the greatest Burmese footballer of all times for his outstanding contribution to Burmese football.

Over the following years, due in large part to several problems in the country, the national side was not able to successfully defend its Asian title.[3][unreliable source?]

Home stadium[edit]

Thuwunna Stadium
Main article: Thuwunna Stadium

The national team plays most of its home matches in Thuwunna Stadium in Yangon, Myanmar. The stadium is larger and more up-to-date than Bogyoke Aung San Stadium. It was upgraded to a seating capacity of 50,000 spectators from capacity of 32000 in 2013.[4]

Kits[edit]

2016 Myanmar National Football Team Jersey

Myanmar's home kits is a red shirt with red shorts and red socks while the away kits is a white shirt with white shorts and white socks. The kits are currently manufactured by FBT after reaching an agreement with the FA in 2015.

Competition records[edit]

Olympic Games[edit]

Olympic Games Record
Year Result Position GP W D L GS GA
France 1900 to
Finland 1952
Did not Participate
Australia 1956 to
Mexico 1968
Did not Qualify
Germany 1972 Round 1 9/16 3 1 0 2 2 2
Canada 1976 to
South Korea 1988
Did not qualify
Spain 1992 – present See Myanmar national under-23 team
Total - - 3 1 0 2 2 2

FIFA World Cup[edit]

FIFA World Cup Record FIFA World Cup Qualification Record
Year Round GP W D L GS GA GP W D L GS GA
Uruguay 1930 to
France1938
Did not enter
Brazil 1950 Withdrew from qualification
Switzerland 1954 to
Italy1990
Did not enter
United States 1994 Withdrew from qualification
France 1998 Did not enter
Japan South Korea 2002 Withdrew from qualification
Germany 2006 Disqualified from qualification
South Africa 2010 Did not qualify 2 0 0 2 0 11
Brazil 2014 4 1 0 3 2 6
Russia 2018 8 2 2 4 9 21
Qatar 2022 [to be determined] - - - - - -
Total 0/20 - - - - - - 14 3 2 9 11 38
  • Disqualified in 2006 for withdrawing from qualification in 2002.
  • Initially banned from 2018 for crowd trouble during 2014 World Cup qualifying match but later overturned to and matches to be played on neutral soil.[5][6]

Asian Cup[edit]

Asian Cup Record
Year Round GP W D L GF GA
Hong Kong 1956 to Israel 1964 Withdrew
Iran 1968 Runners-up 7 4 1 2 9 6
Thailand 1972 to Qatar 1988 Withdrew
Japan 1992 Did not enter
United Arab Emirates 1996 to China 2004 Did not qualify
IndonesiaMalaysiaThailandVietnam 2007 Did not enter
Qatar 2011 Did not qualify
Australia 2015
United Arab Emirates 2019 [to be determined] - - - - - -
Total Best: Runner-up 7 4 1 2 9 6

Asian Games[edit]

Asian Games Record
Year Round GP W D L GF GA
India 1951 Quarter-Finals 1 0 0 1 0 2
Philippines 1954 Third Place 4 2 0 1 10 8
Japan 1958 Group stage 2 0 0 2 3 6
Indonesia 1962 Withdrew
Thailand 1966 Champions 6 4 2 0 8 3
Thailand 1970 7 4 2 1 9 5
Iran 1974 Second Round 6 2 1 3 14 14
Thailand 1978 Group Stage 2 0 0 2 1 5
India 1982 3 1 0 2 3 8
South Korea 1986 Did not qualify
China 1990
Japan 1994 Group Stage 3 0 1 2 2 9
Thailand 1998 Withdrew
Total Champions 34 13 6 14 49 60
*Under-23 tournament since 2002

AFC Challenge Cup[edit]

AFC Challenge Cup Record AFC Challenge Cup
Qualifications Record
Year Round GP W D L GF GA GP W D L GS GA
Bangladesh 2006 Did not enter
India 2008 4th Place 5 2 0 3 6 6
Sri Lanka 2010 5 2 0 3 6 10
Nepal 2012 Did not qualify 3 0 1 2 2 6
Maldives 2014 Group stage 3 1 0 2 3 5 3 2 1 0 7 1
Total Best: 4th 13 5 0 8 15 21 6 2 2 2 9 7

AFF Championship[edit]

This competition was formerly known as the Tiger Cup

AFF Championship Record AFF Championship
Qualifications Record
Year Round GP W D L GF GA GP W D L GS GA
Singapore 1996 Group Stage 4 2 0 2 11 12
Vietnam 1998 3 1 1 1 8 9 2 2 0 0 7 1
Thailand 2000 3 1 0 2 4 8
IndonesiaSingapore 2002 4 2 1 1 13 5
MalaysiaVietnam 2004 Fourth Place 7 3 1 3 12 12
SingaporeThailand 2007 Group Stage 3 0 3 0 1 1
IndonesiaThailand 2008 3 1 0 2 4 8
IndonesiaVietnam 2010 3 0 1 2 2 9
MalaysiaThailand 2012 3 0 1 2 1 7 4 3 1 0 6 1
SingaporeVietnam 2014 3 0 1 2 2 6 4 3 1 0 6 2
MyanmarPhilippines 2016 [to be determined] 4 2 0 2 5 5
Total Best: Fourth Place 40 12 9 19 63 82 10 8 2 0 19 4

SEA Games[edit]

SEA Games record
Year Round GP W D L GF GA
Thailand 1959 Group stage 3 0 0 3 3 10
Myanmar 1961 Runners-up 4 2 0 2 7 5
Cambodia 1963 Cancelled
Malaysia 1965 Champions 3 2 1 0 5 2
Thailand 1967 4 4 0 0 7 2
Myanmar 1969 3 3 0 0 8 1
Malaysia 1971 4 3 1 0 13 3
Singapore 1973 4 4 0 0 15 4
Thailand 1975 Third Place 3 1 1 1 3 3
Malaysia 1977 4 3 0 1 12 9
Indonesia 1979 Group stage 4 0 1 3 2 5
Philippines 1981 2 0 1 1 3 4
Singapore 1983 3 1 0 2 3 4
Thailand 1985 Did not enter
Indonesia 1987 Fourth Place 4 0 2 2 3 14
Malaysia 1989 Group stage 2 0 0 2 0 7
Philippines 1991 2 0 0 2 1 6
Singapore 1993 Runners-up 6 4 0 2 21 11
Thailand 1995 Fourth place 6 3 0 3 10 8
Indonesia 1997 Group stage 4 1 1 2 10 8
Brunei 1999 4 1 1 2 4 10
Total Best: Champions 64 32 9 28 130 126
*Under-23 tournament since 2001

Current coaching staff[edit]

Position Name
Team Leader Myanmar Than Toe Aung
Head Coach Germany Gerd Zeise
Assistant Coach Myanmar Kyi Lwin
Assistant Coach Myanmar Soe Myat Min
Goalkeeping Coach Myanmar Aung Kyaw Kyaw
Fitness Coach

Serbia Mitrovic

Media Officer Myanmar Zaw Min Htike
Team Secretary Myanmar Tun Tun Aung
Doctor Myanmar Aung Kyaw Oo
Physiotherapist Myanmar Tun Zaw
Video Analyst Myanmar Aung Aung Tun

Source:[7]

Players[edit]

Current squad[edit]

The following players have been called up to the squad for the 2016 AFF Championship.

Caps and goals updated as of 4 December 2016 after the 2016 AFF Championship match against  Thailand

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Yan Aung Lin (1993-03-06) 6 March 1993 (age 23) 1 0 Myanmar Yadanarbon
18 1GK Kyaw Zin Phyo (1994-02-01) 1 February 1994 (age 22) 14 0 Myanmar Magwe
23 1GK Pyae Phyo Aung (1991-07-08) 8 July 1991 (age 25) 2 0 Myanmar Southern Myanmar

3 2DF Zaw Min Tun (1992-05-20) 20 May 1992 (age 24) 46 3 Myanmar Yangon United
4 2DF David Htan (1990-05-13) 13 May 1990 (age 26) 39 3 Myanmar Yangon United
5 2DF Nanda Kyaw (1996-09-03) 3 September 1996 (age 20) 7 0 Myanmar Magwe
11 2DF Myo Ko Tun (1995-03-09) 9 March 1995 (age 21) 9 0 Myanmar Yadanarbon
12 2DF Kyaw Zin Lwin (1993-05-04) 4 May 1993 (age 23) 10 0 Myanmar Magwe
15 2DF Phyo Ko Ko Thein (1993-01-24) 24 January 1993 (age 23) 11 0 Myanmar Ayeyawady United
17 2DF Hein Thiha Zaw (1995-08-01) 1 August 1995 (age 21) 6 0 Myanmar Shan United
24 2DF Win Min Htut (1986-04-06) 6 April 1986 (age 30) 20 0 Myanmar Shan United

6 3MF Yan Aung Kyaw Captain sports.svg (1989-08-04) 4 August 1989 (age 27) 48 0 Myanmar Yangon United
7 3MF Ye Ko Oo (1994-08-20) 20 August 1994 (age 22) 13 1 Myanmar Yadanarbon
8 3MF Kaung Sett Naing (1993-03-21) 21 March 1993 (age 23) 4 0 Thailand Samut Sakhon
9 3MF Aung Thu (1996-05-22) 22 May 1996 (age 20) 15 4 Myanmar Yadanarbon
15 3MF Yan Naing Oo (1996-03-31) 31 March 1996 (age 20) 1 0 Myanmar Shan United
16 3MF Hlaing Bo Bo (1993-06-12) 12 June 1993 (age 23) 6 0 Myanmar Yadanarbon
19 3MF Set Phyo Wai (1994-12-01) 1 December 1994 (age 22) 1 0 Myanmar Magwe
21 3MF Maung Maung Lwin (1995-06-18) 18 June 1995 (age 21) 10 1 Myanmar Hantharwady United
25 3MF Zin Phyo Aung (1995-11-06) 6 November 1995 (age 21) 0 0 Myanmar Zwekapin United

14 4FW Win Naing Soe (1993-10-24) 24 October 1993 (age 23) 2 0 Myanmar Yadanarbon
20 4FW Suan Lam Mang (1994-07-28) 28 July 1994 (age 22) 16 2 Myanmar Chin United
22 4FW Than Paing (1996-12-06) 6 December 1996 (age 20) 13 1 Myanmar Yangon United

Recent call-ups[edit]

The following players have also been called-up recently.

Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club Latest call-up
GK Thiha Sithu (1987-02-10) 10 February 1987 (age 29) 31 0 Myanmar Shan United 2014 AFF Suzuki Cup
GK Myo Min Latt (1995-02-20) 20 February 1995 (age 21) 2 0 Myanmar Shan United {{{latest}}}

DF Thein Zaw (1994-05-05) 5 May 1994 (age 22) 5 0 Myanmar Yangon United 2014 AFF Suzuki Cup
DF Naing Lin Tun (1995-06-16) 16 June 1995 (age 21) 0 0 Myanmar Magwe {{{latest}}}
DF Thiha Htet Aung (1996-01-03) 3 January 1996 (age 20) 0 0 Myanmar Yangon United {{{latest}}}
DF Zaw Lin (1992-05-05) 5 May 1992 (age 24) 4 0 Myanmar Shan United {{{latest}}}
DF Ko Ko Hein (1994-08-27) 27 August 1994 (age 22) 0 0 Myanmar Zwekapin United {{{latest}}}
DF Nay Myo Aung (1990-10-15) 15 October 1990 (age 26) 7 0 Myanmar GFA 2014 AFF Suzuki Cup
DF Thein Naing Oo (1994-01-01) 1 January 1994 (age 22) 0 0 Myanmar Shan United v.  Indonesia, 30 March 2015
DF Nay Zaw Aung (1994-09-13) 13 September 1994 (age 22) 0 0 Myanmar Nay Pyi Taw v.  Indonesia, 30 March 2015
DF Sithu Aung (1996-10-16) 16 October 1996 (age 20) 7 0 Myanmar Yadanarbon v.  Kuwait, 3 September 2015
DF Aung Zaw (1990-03-05) 5 March 1990 (age 26) 21 0 Myanmar Hantharwady United {{{latest}}}

MF Aung Kyaw Naing (1994-12-20) 20 December 1994 (age 21) 2 0 Myanmar Ayeyawady United 2014 AFF Suzuki Cup
MF Tin Win Aung (1990-04-14) 14 April 1990 (age 26) 7 1 Myanmar Zwekapin United 2014 AFF Suzuki Cup
MF Nyein Chan Aung (1996-08-18) 18 August 1996 (age 20) 4 1 Myanmar Yangon United 2014 AFF Suzuki Cup
MF Chit Su Moe (1994-04-11) 11 April 1994 (age 22) 4 0 Myanmar Chin United 2014 AFF Suzuki Cup
MF Hein Zar Aung (1990-06-28) 28 June 1990 (age 26) 2 0 Myanmar Magway v.  South Korea, 16 June 2015
MF Nay Lin Tun (1993-03-19) 19 March 1993 (age 23) 3 0 Myanmar Shan United v.  Kuwait, 3 September 2015
MF Thiha Zaw (1993-12-28) 28 December 1993 (age 22) 5 1 Myanmar Ayeyawady United {{{latest}}}
MF Kyi Lin (1992-09-04) 4 September 1992 (age 24) 35 6 Myanmar Yangon United {{{latest}}}

FW Soe Min Oo (1988-03-08) 8 March 1988 (age 28) 14 3 Myanmar Shan United 2014 AFF Suzuki Cup
FW Zin Min Tun (1993-06-12) 12 June 1993 (age 23) 1 0 Myanmar Shan United v.  South Korea, 16 June 2015
FW Kyaw Ko Ko (1992-12-20) 20 December 1992 (age 23) 38 8 Myanmar Yangon United {{{latest}}}

Previous squads[edit]

Coaches[edit]

Name Period Matches Wins Draws Losses Win % Honours
Myanmar Sein Hlaing 1964–1979 Asian Games Champions (1966,1970)
Southeast Asian Games Champions (1965,1967,1969,1971,1973)
Merdeka Cup Champions (1964,1967,1971)
West Germany Bert Trautmann 1972–1974 1972 President's Cup Football Tournament Champions
Netherlands Ger Blok 1993–1996[8]
Serbia and Montenegro Ratomir Dujković 1996–1997
England David Booth 2000–2003
Bulgaria Ivan Venkov Kolev Nov 2004–2005 2004 Tiger Cup Semi-finalists
Myanmar Sann Win 2006–2007 2006 Merdeka Tournament Champions
2007 Merdeka Tournament Runners-up
Brazil Marcos Falopa Apr 2007 – Dec 2008[9]
Myanmar Tim Myint Aung Apr 2009 – Oct 2009
Croatia Drago Mamić Oct 2009 – Feb 2010
Myanmar Tim Myint Aung Feb 2010 – Dec 2010 5 2 0 3 40.00
Serbia Milan Živadinović Jan 2011 – Jul 2011 7 0 2 5 00.00
Myanmar Sann Win* Jul 2011 5 1 1 3 20.00
South Korea Park Sung-Hwa Dec 2011 – Dec 2013 13 5 4 4 38.46
Myanmar Sann Win* Sep 2013 1 0 1 0 00.00
Serbia Radojko Avramovic Feb 2014 – Oct 2015 22 7 4 11 31.82 2014 Philippine Peace Cup Champions
Germany Gerd Zeise Oct 2015 – Present 13 4 3 6 30.77

* As caretaker

Recent results and forthcoming fixtures[edit]

  Win   Draw   Lose

2016[edit]

Honours[edit]

International[edit]

  • Fair Play Award: 1972

Continental[edit]

  • Med 2.png Runners-up (1): 1968
  • Med 3.png Bronze medal (1): 1954

Regional[edit]

Fourth place (1) : 2004

Other awards[edit]

  • Med 2.png Runners-up (1): 1975
  • Med 3.png Third Place (1): 1974
  • Simple cup icon.svg Winners (1) : 2014
*trophy shared

See also[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]