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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.[1] ASEAN stands for Association of South East Asian Nations, although the AFF also includes East Timor and Australia, which are not members of ASEAN.

ASEAN Football Federation
(AFF)
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Formation31 January 1984[1]
TypeSports organisation
HeadquartersPetaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia
Region served
Southeast Asia and Australia
Membership
12 member associations
Maj. Gen. Khiev Sameth
WebsiteASEANFootball.org

Other nations to join have been Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam (all in 1996),[1] East Timor in 2004, and Australia in 2013.[2]

In 1996, the federation ran the first AFF Championship (then known as the Tiger Cup for sponsorship reasons).

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Member associationsEdit

AFF has 12 member associations,[3] all of whom are members of the Asian Football Confederation.

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)

CompetitionsEdit

InternationalEdit

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.

ClubEdit

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
Competitions Champion Title Runner-Up Next Edition
AFF Championship  
Vietnam
2nd  
Malaysia
2020
Southeast Asian Games (U23 National Team)  
Thailand
16th  
Malaysia
2019
AFF U-22 Youth Championship  
Indonesia
1st  
Thailand
2020
AFF U-19 Youth Championship  
Australia
5th  
Malaysia
2019
AFF U-16 Championship  
Malaysia
2nd  
Thailand
2020
Mekong Club Championship  
Muangthong United
1st  
Sanna Khánh Hòa
TBC
Women's Football Competitions
Competitions Champion Title Runner-Up Next Edition
AFF Women's Championship  
Thailand
4th  
Australia U-20
2019
Southeast Asian Games  
Vietnam
5th  
Thailand
2019
AFF U-19 Women's Championship  
Thailand
1st  
Vietnam
TBC
AFF U-16 Women's Championship  
Thailand
3rd  
Laos
2019
Men's Futsal Competitions
Competitions Champion Title Runner-Up Next Edition
AFF Futsal Championship  
Thailand
14th  
Malaysia
2019
Southeast Asian Games  
Thailand
4th  
Malaysia
2019
AFF Futsal Club Championship  
PTT Chonburi Bluewave
4th  
Sanatech Khánh Hòa
2020
Women's Futsal Competitions
Competitions Champion Title Runner-Up Next Edition
AFF Women's Futsal Championship TBC
Southeast Asian Games  
Thailand
4th  
Vietnam
2019
AFF Women's Futsal Club Championship  
Jaya Kencana Angels
1st  
Khon Kaen Futsal Club
2019
Beach Soccer Competitions
Competitions Champion Title Runner-Up Next Edition
AFF Beach Soccer Championship  
Vietnam
1st  
Thailand
2020
ASEAN Para Games Competitions
Competitions Champion Title Runner-Up Next Edition
Football 7-a-side at the ASEAN Para Games  
Indonesia
1th  
Thailand
2019
Football 5-a-side at the ASEAN Para Games  
Thailand
1th  
Laos
2019

Defunct competitionsEdit

Men's football competitions
Competitions Last Edition Champion Title Runner-Up
ASEAN Club Championship 2005  
Tampines Rovers FC
1st  
Pahang FA

RankingsEdit

Elo ratingsEdit

Ratings are calculated by FIFA.

AFF AFC Elo Country Ratings +/−*
1 4 48   Australia 1673   4
2 15 111   Vietnam 1370   8
3 20 129   Thailand 1326   17
4 33 154   Indonesia 1224   7
5 24 172   Philippines 1131   2
6 32 173   Malaysia 1127   2
7 34 177   Singapore 1106  
8 26 186   Myanmar 1054  
9 36 204   Cambodia 839   7
10 41 222   Laos 689   1
11 44 227   Timor-Leste 637  
12 43 229   Brunei 619  

Last updated 24 June 2019
*Rank changes are based on 3-month rank changes from www.eloratings.net.

Women's national teamsEdit

PresidentsEdit

President Years
  H. Kardono 1984–1994
  Vijit Ketkaew 1994–1996
  Tengku Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Ahmad Rithauddeen 1996–1998
  Sultan Haji Ahmad Shah 2007–2019
  Maj. Gen. Khiev Sameth 2019–2023

AFF AwardsEdit

As of 23 September 2017.[5]

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.

AFF Life Service Award :   H. Kardono

ASEAN Goodwill AwardEdit

Year Recipient
2013   HRH Sultan Ahmad Shah
2016   Zaw Zaw

AFF Association of the YearEdit

Year Association
2013   Myanmar
2015   Myanmar
2017   Vietnam

AFF National Team of the YearEdit

Year National Team (men's) National Team (women's)
2013   Singapore   Vietnam
2015   Thailand   Thailand
2017   Thailand   Thailand

AFF Player of the Year (Men's)Edit

Year Name Club
2013   Shahril Ishak   LionsXII
2015   Chanathip Songkrasin   BEC Tero Sasana
2017   Chanathip Songkrasin   Muangthong United

AFF Player of the Year (Women's)Edit

Year Name Club
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

Year Name Club
2013   Keoviengphet Liththideth   Ezra
2015   Aung Thu   Yadanarbon
2017   Đoàn Văn Hậu   Hà Nội F.C.

AFF Futsal Team of the YearEdit

Year National Futsal Team
2013   Thailand
2015   Thailand
2017   Thailand

AFF Futsal Player of the YearEdit

Year Name Club
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

Year Name Club Match
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.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "AFF - The Official Website Of The ASEAN Football Federation". About AFF. 20 March 2015. Retrieved 20 March 2015.
  2. ^ "Australia Officially in AFF". ASEAN Football Federation. 27 August 2013. Retrieved 27 August 2013.
  3. ^ AFF - Southeast Asian Football Federation Official Website - 12 Football Associations
  4. ^ "The FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking (Men)". FIFA. 25 July 2019.
  5. ^ Bhas Kunju (3 April 2013). "Singapore win big at AFF Awards 2013". Goal.com. Retrieved 22 August 2015.

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