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Chinese Taipei Football Association

Chinese Taipei Football Association (CTFA) is the governing body for football in the Republic of China (commonly known as Taiwan). Its official name in Chinese is the Football Association of the Republic of China, but it is billed as the "Chinese Taipei Football Association" abroad and uses the English initials on its badge (see Chinese Taipei for details on the political reasons and issues related to the use of this sporting name for the Republic of China).[1]

Chinese Taipei Football Association
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Founded1924; 95 years ago (1924)
FIFA affiliation1954
AFC affiliation1954
EAFF affiliation2002
PresidentChiou I-jen
Chinese Taipei Football Association
Traditional Chinese中華民國足球協會
Simplified Chinese中华民国足球协会


Name Position Source
  Chiou I-jen President [2]
  Lu Gui Hua Vice President [3]
  Hsiao Yong Fu 2nd Vice President [4]
  Hsieh Jun Huan 3rd Vice President [5]
  Fang Ching-Jen General Secretary [6]
  Lin Xiu Yi Treasurer [7]
  Yen Shih Kai Technical Director [8]
  Louis Lancaster Team Coach (Men's) [9]
  Kazuo Echigo Team Coach (Women's) [10]
  Chiao Chia-Hung Media/Communications Manager [11]
Jose Amarante Futsal Coordinator [12]
  Liu Sung Ho Referee Coordinator [13]

  • 1924: Established.[14]
  • 1954: Admitted to FIFA as the China National Football Association (Chinese: 中國足球協會).
  • 1954: Formed and entered the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) as a founding member with various other Asian countries. At that time, the name of the governing body was Republic of China Football Council (Chinese: 中華民國足球委員會).
  • 1973: Changed the name of the governing body to the Republic of China Football Association (Chinese: 中華民國足球協會).
  • 1974: Exited the AFC.
  • 1975: Admitted to the Oceania Football Confederation (OFC) as a provisional member.[15]
  • 1976: Became regular member of the OFC.
  • 1978: Suspended from the OFC due to naming problems.
  • 1981: With the agreement of FIFA, changed its external name to the Chinese Taipei Football Association.
  • 1982: Re-admitted to the OFC.
  • 1989: Re-admitted to the AFC.


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  1. ^ Darby, Paul (8 October 2013). "Africa, Football and FIFA: Politics, Colonialism and Resistance". Routledge. Retrieved 3 August 2017 – via Google Books.
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  14. ^ "會史". Chinese Taipei Football Association. Retrieved 2016-05-23.
  15. ^ OFC History
  16. ^ "Archived copy" 花蓮縣足球協會年底(30日)將新成立大會 (in Chinese). Chinese Taipei Football Association. December 27, 2007. Archived from the original on May 26, 2008. Retrieved December 27, 2007.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

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