ASEAN Football Federation
The ASEAN Football Federation (AFF) is a smaller organisation within the greater Asian Football Confederation, and centres on Southeast Asia, founded in 1984 by the nations of Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore and Thailand. ASEAN stands for Association of South East Asian Nations, although the AFF also includes East Timor and Australia, which are not members of ASEAN.
|Formation||31 January 1984|
|Headquarters||Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia|
|Southeast Asia and Australia|
|12 member associations|
|Maj. Gen. Khiev Sameth|
In 1996, the federation ran the first AFF Championship (then known as the Tiger Cup for sponsorship reasons).
|Code||Association||Joined in||National team||National league|
|AUS||Australia||2013||(Men, Women)||(Men, Women)|
|BRU||Brunei (Founding Member)||1984||(Men)||(Men)|
|CAM||Cambodia||1996||(Men, Women)||(Men, Women)|
|IDN||Indonesia (Founding Member)||1984||(Men, Women)||(Men, Women)|
|LAO||Laos||1996||(Men, Women)||(Men, Women)|
|MAS||Malaysia (Founding Member)||1984||(Men, Women)||(Men, Women)|
|MYA||Myanmar||1996||(Men, Women)||(Men, Women)|
|PHI||Philippines (Founding Member)||1984||(Men, Women)||(Men, Women)|
|SIN||Singapore (Founding Member)||1984||(Men, Women)||(Men, Women)|
|THA||Thailand (Founding Member)||1984||(Men, Women)||(Men, Women)|
|TLS||Timor-Leste||2004||(Men, Women)||(Men, Women)|
|VIE||Vietnam||1996||(Men, Women)||(Men, Women)|
The AFF runs the AFF Championship (since 2008 known as the Suzuki Cup for sponsorship reasons) and AFF Women's Championship - both competitions are held every two years and determine the Champions of Southeast Asia.
The AFF also organises the AFF–EAFF Champions Trophy (cooperate with EAFF), AFF Futsal Championship, AFF Beach Soccer Championship, various age-level international youth football tournaments, the AFF U-16 Championship, AFF U-19 Youth Championship, AFF U-16 Women's Championship and AFF U-19 Women's Championship.
The only AFF club competition is the Mekong Club Championship, which started in the 2014 season and includes the champions from 5 of the 6 countries through which the Mekong river flows (Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam).
The AFF also runs an annual Southeast Asian futsal club competition, the AFF Futsal Club Championship.
Current title holdersEdit
|Men's football competitions|
|ASEAN Club Championship||2005||
Tampines Rovers FC
Men's national football teamsEdit
Last updated 25 July 2019.
Last updated 24 June 2019
*Rank changes are based on 3-month rank changes from www.eloratings.net.
Women's national teamsEdit
* Provisionally listed due to not having played more than five matches against officially ranked teams.
Top Ranked Women's National Football Teams
|Tengku Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Ahmad Rithauddeen||1996–1998|
|Sultan Haji Ahmad Shah||2007–2019|
|Maj. Gen. Khiev Sameth||2019–2023|
- As of 23 September 2017.
AFF President His Royal Highness Sultan of Pahang HE Sultan Ahmad Shah said that:
"In recent years, ASEAN football has cultivated some serious talent, and the region is growing as a football powerhouse. We are gaining traction at a global level, and the time is right to honour the men and women who have dedicated their lives to the evolution and honour of the world’s most popular sport."
HRH Sultan Haji Ahmad Shah, who is also chairman of the Awards Selection Committee, said that as football in the region continued to develop and mature, the commitment demonstrated by ASEAN’s finest needed to be acknowledged.
The AFF Awards is held every two years.
ASEAN Goodwill AwardEdit
|2013||HRH Sultan Ahmad Shah|
AFF Association of the YearEdit
AFF National Team of the YearEdit
|Year||National Team (men's)||National Team (women's)|
AFF Player of the Year (Men's)Edit
|2015||Chanathip Songkrasin||BEC Tero Sasana|
|2017||Chanathip Songkrasin||Muangthong United|
AFF Player of the Year (Women's)Edit
|2013||Đặng Thị Kiều Trinh||Hồ Chí Minh City I W.F.C.|
|2015||Nisa Romyen||North Bangkok University|
|2017||Waraporn Boonsing||BG-Bandit Asia|
AFF Youth Player of the YearEdit
|2017||Đoàn Văn Hậu||Hà Nội F.C.|
AFF Futsal Team of the YearEdit
|Year||National Futsal Team|
AFF Futsal Player of the YearEdit
|2013||Suphawut Thueanklang||Chonburi Bluewave Futsal Club|
|2015||Jetsada Chudech||Rajnavy Futsal Club|
|2017||Jirawat Sornwichian||Chonburi Bluewave Futsal Club|
AFF Coach of the YearEdit
|Year||(Men's Team)||Name||(Women's Team)||Name|
|2013||Singapore||Radojko Avramovic||Myanmar||Kumada Yoshinori|
|2015||Thailand||Kiatisuk Senamuang||Thailand||Nuengruethai Sratongwean|
|2017||Thailand||Kiatisuk Senamuang||Vietnam||Mai Đức Chung|
AFF Referee of the YearEdit
|Year||Name (Men's)||Name (Women's)|
|2013||Abdul Malik Abdul Bashir||Abirami Apbai Naidu|
|2015||Mohd Amirul Izwan Yaacob||Rita Ghani|
|2017||Muhammad Taqi Aljaafari Bin Jahari||Thein Thein Aye|
AFF Assistant Referee of the YearEdit
|Year||Name (Men's)||Name (Women's)|
|2013||Tang Yew Mun||Widiya Habibah Shamsuri|
|2015||Azman Ismail||Rohaidah Mohd Nasir|
|2017||Mohd Yusri Muhamad||Truong Thi Le Trinh|
Best Goal in the AFF Suzuki CupEdit
|2012||Teerasil Dangda||Muangthong United||Semi Final (1st Leg) Malaysia vs Thailand, 9 December 2012.|
|2014||Lê Công Vinh||Becamex Binh Duong||Group A Vietnam vs Indonesia, 22 November 2014.|
|2016||Andik Vermansyah||Selangor FA||Group A Singapore vs Indonesia, 25 November 2016.|
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- "Australia Officially in AFF". ASEAN Football Federation. 27 August 2013. Retrieved 27 August 2013.
- AFF - Southeast Asian Football Federation Official Website - 12 Football Associations
- "The FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking (Men)". FIFA. 25 July 2019.
- Bhas Kunju (3 April 2013). "Singapore win big at AFF Awards 2013". Goal.com. Retrieved 22 August 2015.