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Chinese Taipei national football team

The Chinese Taipei national football team is the official name given by FIFA to the national association football team of Republic of China. It is managed by the Chinese Taipei Football Association (CTFA, Traditional Chinese:中華民國足球協會), the controlling body for football in Taiwan.

Chinese Taipei
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AssociationChinese Taipei Football Association (CTFA)
中華民國足球協會
ConfederationAFC (Asia)
Sub-confederationEAFF (East Asia)
Head coachLouis Lancaster
CaptainChen Po-Liang
Most capsChen Po-Liang (70)
Top scorerChen Po-Liang (25)
Home stadiumTaipei Municipal Stadium
Kaohsiung National Stadium
FIFA codeTPE
First colours
Second colours
FIFA ranking
Current 125 Decrease 1 (4 April 2019)[1]
Highest121 (April–May 2018)
Lowest191 (June 2016)
Elo ranking
Current 194 Decrease 2 (27 March 2019)[2]
Highest60 (September 1965)
Lowest213 (12 March 2015)
First international
Unofficial
 Philippines 2–1 Republic of China Republic of China (1912–1949)
(Manila, Philippines; February 1, 1913)[3][Note 1]
Official
Taiwan Republic of China 3–2 South Vietnam 
(Manila, Philippines; May 1, 1954)[5]
Biggest win
 Chinese Taipei 10–0 Guam 
(Macau, China; June 17, 2007)
Biggest defeat
 Kuwait 10–0 Chinese Taipei 
(Al Ain, United Arab Emirates; November 9, 2006)
Asian Cup
Appearances2 (first in 1960)
Best resultThird Place, 1960
Chinese Taipei national football team
Traditional Chinese中華台北男子足球代表隊
Simplified Chinese中華台北男子足球代表隊
Chinese Taipei football flag (before 2006)
Chinese Taipei Olympic Flag (officially used in football games)
Taiwan national flag
Taiwan against Cambodia at a friendly match on October 8, 2014

It is a member of the Asian Football Confederation's East Asian Football Federation. Despite never qualifying for the FIFA World Cup, Taiwan reached the semi-finals of the 1960 and 1968 AFC Asian Cups, finishing third in the former. The side also won gold in the football sector at the 1954 and 1958 Asian Games although the players in the team originated from British Hong Kong.

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HistoryEdit

The Chinese Taipei Football Association (CTFA) was founded in the Mainland China as the China Football Association (CFA) in 1924 and relocated to Taiwan in 1949 at the end of the Chinese Civil War. Affiliated with FIFA in 1932 as China, it rejoined FIFA in 1954, first under the name Taiwan,[citation needed] then Republic of China,[citation needed] and later Chinese Taipei.

The team's greatest success came when they finished third in the Asian Cup in 1960, playing as Taiwan. However, the players in the team originally also came from Hong Kong as the reputation of the Hong Kong national football team was not as good.[6]

Due to the political conflict with People's Republic of China (China PR), Taiwan played in the OFC World Cup qualifying tournaments from 1975 to 1989.

The side reached their highest FIFA World Ranking of 121 in July 2018 under the guidance of renowned English coach Gary White. White led a successful period for the team, including winning 7 FIFA international games in a row. Charged with taking Taiwan to their first AFC Asian Cup since 1968, White took over the team half way through the qualification campaign and missed qualifying the team by one point. White's process included scouting Taiwanese talent from abroad to improve the standard of football on the island, tapping Tim Chow and Will Donkin for the national team. In December 2017, the country hosted the CTFA International Tournament, designed to test the country in preparation for stronger teams in the future, bringing Taiwan’s first international trophy in 55 years. White was head-hunted by the Hong Kong national team and departed Taiwan in September 2018.[7]

StadiumEdit

Many of the team's home matches were played in the Chungshan Soccer Stadium in Taipei, which was closed in 2008. The stadium's capacity was slightly above 20,000 and is a football specific stadium.

The qualification match for 2012 AFC Challenge Cup in February 2011 was played on Kaohsiung National Stadium, while the qualification match for 2014 FIFA World Cup in July 2011 was played on Taipei Municipal Stadium.

Competition historyEdit

     Champions       Runners-up       Third place        Fourth place  

World Cup recordEdit

FIFA World Cup record FIFA World Cup qualification record
Year Round Position Pld W D L GF GA Pld W D L GF GA
  1930 to
  1938
Territory: Part of Japan / Government: Ruled mainland China only, which Did Not Enter Did not exist
  1950 Did not enter Did not enter
  1954 Withdrew Withdrew
  1958
  1962 to
  1974
Did not enter Did not enter
  1978 Did not qualify 4 0 0 4 1 17
  1982 8 1 3 4 5 8
  1986 6 0 0 6 1 36
  1990 2 0 0 2 1 8
  1994 6 0 0 6 3 31
  1998 6 1 1 4 4 13
    2002 6 0 0 6 0 25
  2006 8 2 0 6 9 27
  2010 2 0 0 2 0 11
  2014 2 1 0 1 4 4
  2018 8 1 0 7 7 20
  2022 To be determined
      2026 To be determined
Total 0/22 0 0 0 0 0 0 58 6 4 48 35 200

Olympic Games recordEdit

Year Result Pos Pld W D L GF GA
1900 to 1936 Territory: Part of Japan / Government: Ruled mainland China only, which Did Not Enter
  1948 First round 14 1 0 0 1 0 4
1952 to 1956 Did Not Enter
  1960 First round 16 3 0 0 3 3 12
1964 to 1976 Did not qualify
1980 Refuse to participate
1984 to 1988 Did not qualify

For 1992 to 2016, see Chinese Taipei national under-23 football team

AFC Asian Cup recordEdit

AFC Asian Cup Record
Year Result Position GP W D L GS GA
  1956 Did not qualify
  1960 Third place 3rd 3 1 0 2 2 2
  1964 Withdrew
  1968 Fourth place 4th 4 0 2 2 3 10
  1972 Withdrew
  1976 Expelled
  1980 to
  1988
Did not enter
  1992 to
  2019
Did not qualify
Total 3rd Place 2/17 7 1 2 4 5 12

AFC Challenge Cup recordEdit

Year Round Pld W D L GF GA
  2006 Quarter-finals 4 1 2 1 3 5
  2008 Did not qualify
  2010
  2012
  2014
Total Quarter-finals 4 1 2 1 3 5

East Asian Cup recordEdit

  • 2003 – Did not qualify (2nd place in qualifiers)
  • 2005 – Did not qualify (3rd place in qualifiers)
  • 2008 – Did not qualify (3rd place in second qualification stage)
  • 2010 – Did not qualify (3rd place in second qualification stage)
  • 2013 – Did not qualify (4th place in second qualification stage)
  • 2015 – Did not qualify (4th place in second qualification stage)
  • 2017 – Did not qualify (3rd place in second qualification stage)
  • 2019 – Did not qualify (3rd place in second qualification stage)

Asian Games recordEdit

  • 1951 – Did not enter
  • 1954 – Champion
  • 1958 – Champion
  • 1962 – Did not enter
  • 1966 – Preliminary round
  • 1970 to 1998 – Did not enter due to weak football strength.

In 2002, the age is limited under 23 years old.

All-time resultsEdit

Here are Taiwan's football results and fixtures' record since 1949.

Recent and forthcoming fixturesEdit

2017Edit

2018Edit

2019Edit

Competition recordsEdit

AFC Asian Cup recordEdit

All qualificationsEdit

AFC Asian Cup AFC Asian Cup qualification
Year Result Position GP W D L GS GA GP W D* L GS GA
  1984 Did not qualify 4 0 0 4 2 18
  1988 5 1 3 1 5 5
  1992 Did not enter
  1996 Did not qualify 4 1 0 3 2 8
  2000 4 2 0 2 14 5
  2004 6 2 1 3 15 15
     2007 6 2 0 4 5 13
  2011 6 2 1 3 7 9
  2015 6 0 0 6 3 18
  2019 18 6 5 7 16 23
Total Best: – 59 16 10 33 69 114

Asian GamesEdit

Football at the Asian Games has been an under-23 tournament since 2002.
Asian Games Record
Year Result GP W D* L GS GA
  1951 - 0 0 0 0 0 0
  1954 Gold 4 4 0 0 16 6
  1958 Gold 5 5 0 0 11 4
  1962 - 0 0 0 0 0 0
  1966 Group Stage 3 0 1 2 5 8
  1970 - 0 0 0 0 0 0
  1974 - 0 0 0 0 0 0
  1978 - 0 0 0 0 0 0
  1982 - 0 0 0 0 0 0
  1986 - 0 0 0 0 0 0
  1990 - 0 0 0 0 0 0
  1994 - 0 0 0 0 0 0
  1998 - 0 0 0 0 0 0
2002–present See Chinese Taipei national under-23 football team
Total 3/13 12 9 1 2 32 18

Current squadEdit

The following players were selected for the Friendly against     Nepal in 06 June 2019.

Caps and goals updated as of 06 June after the match against     Nepal.

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club


1 1GK Pan Wen-Chieh (1992-06-29) June 29, 1992 (age 26) 23 0   Tatung F.C.
18 1GK Shih Hsin-An 0   Tatung F.C.
23 1GK Tsai Shuo-Che (1996-01-14) January 14, 1996 (age 23) 0 0   Taichung FUTURO
1GK Tuan Hsuan 0   Taiwan Steel F.C.
1GK Lai Po-Lun (1999-06-25) June 25, 1999 (age 19) 0   Hang Yuen F.C.
1GK Huang Chiu-Lin (1997-06-18) June 18, 1997 (age 21) 0   Hang Yuen F.C.
1GK Lee Kuan-Pei 0   Taipei Red Lions F.C.

2 2DF Wang Ruei (1993-08-10) August 10, 1993 (age 25) 15 1   Yuen Long F.C.
4 2DF Hung Tzu-Kuei (1993-06-01) June 1, 1993 (age 25) 18 0   Taichung FUTURO
6 2DF Chen Wei-Chuan (1992-08-29) August 29, 1992 (age 26) 21 2   Tatung F.C.
16 2DF Wang Chien-Ming (1993-07-04) July 4, 1993 (age 25) 9 0   Gwangju FC
24 2DF Lin Yueh-Han (1993-02-16) February 16, 1993 (age 26) 7 0   Taipower
25 2DF Chen Sheng-Wei (1995-09-13) September 13, 1995 (age 23) 2 0   club = Taichung FUTURO
27 2DF Lee Kai-Chie (1996-07-22) July 22, 1996 (age 22) 5 0   club = Taichung FUTURO
29 2DF Weng Wei-Pin (1991-11-23) November 23, 1991 (age 27) 12 0   Tatung F.C.
2DF Hsu Hung-Chih 0   Hang Yuen F.C.
2DF Yaki Yen (1989-04-21) April 21, 1989 (age 30) 0   Qingdao Huanghai F.C.
2DF Chen Ting-Yang (1992-09-28) September 28, 1992 (age 26) 15 1   Lee Man F.C.

11 3MF Wu Chun-Ching (1988-12-18) December 18, 1988 (age 30) 44 7   Taiwan Steel F.C.
12 3MF Wen Chih-Hao (1993-03-25) March 25, 1993 (age 26) 39 3   Beijing Sport University F.C.
13 3MF Lin Chang-Lun (1991-06-28) June 28, 1991 (age 27) 28 2   Taipower F.C.
14 3MF Chen Chao-An (1995-06-12) June 12, 1995 (age 23) 24 2   Taichung FUTURO
15 3MF Chen Yi-Wei (1987-03-27) March 27, 1987 (age 32) 57 1   Taipower F.C.
17 3MF Chen Po-Liang (2000-12-26) December 26, 2000 (age 18) 70 25   Zhejiang Greentown F.C.
3MF Chan Che-Yuan (1989-10-23) October 23, 1989 (age 29)   Taipower F.C.
3MF Chen Kai-Wen   TSU F.C.
3MF Yu Chia-Huang (1998-04-23) April 23, 1998 (age 21)   Hang Yuen F.C.
3MF Wu Yen-Shu   National Hualien Senior High School F.C.
3MF Tsai Lin-Ching   York9 F.C.

9 4FW Li Mao (1992-11-02) November 2, 1992 (age 26) 23 5   Taichung FUTURO
10 4FW Chen Hao-Wei (1992-04-30) April 30, 1992 (age 27) 44 6   Hang Yuen F.C.
20 4FW Onur Dogan (1987-09-08) September 8, 1987 (age 31) 22 6   Tatung F.C.
22 4FW Chen Rui-Chieh (1995-07-15) July 15, 1995 (age 23) 2 0   Tatung F.C.
26 4FW Lee Hsiang-Wei (1996-04-15) April 15, 1996 (age 23) 5 0   Taichung FUTURO
4FW Ke Yu-Ting (1994-01-18) January 18, 1994 (age 25) 0   Taipower F.C.

Recent callupsEdit

The following players have been called up for the team within the last twelve months.

Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club Latest call-up
GK Huang Chiu-lin (1997-06-18) June 18, 1997 (age 21) 0 0   Hang Yuen v.   Malaysia, 7 September 2018
GK Shih Shin-an (1992-10-10) October 10, 1992 (age 26) 0 0   Hasus TSU v.   Malaysia, 7 September 2018PRE
GK Li Guan-pei (2000-05-07) May 7, 2000 (age 19) 0 0   Hui-Wen High School v.   Singapore, 27 March 2018PRE

DF Chen Ting-yang (1992-09-28) September 28, 1992 (age 26) 39 3   Lee Man v.   Myanmar, 19 March 2019
DF Hsu Hung-chih (1996-03-18) March 18, 1996 (age 23) 0 0   Hang Yuen v.   Malaysia, 7 September 2018
DF Tsou Yu-chieh (1998-08-24) August 24, 1998 (age 20) 0 0   Hang Yuen v.   Malaysia, 7 September 2018PRE
DF Cheng Hao (1997-01-13) January 13, 1997 (age 22) 2 0   Hasus TSU 2018 Intercontinental Cup
DF Wei Pei-lun (1990-02-20) February 20, 1990 (age 29) 8 0   Tatung 2019 EAFF E-1 Football Championship
DF Yaki Yen (1989-04-21) April 21, 1989 (age 30) 14 1   Qingdao Huanghai v.   Singapore, 27 March 2018
DF Pai Shao-yu (1998-01-20) January 20, 1998 (age 21) 0 0   Ming Chuan University 2019 EAFF E-1 Football Championship
DF Hsieh Po-an (1994-12-01) December 1, 1994 (age 24) 4 0   Taipower v.   Singapore, 27 March 2018
DF Huang Hsiang-che (1999-05-02) May 2, 1999 (age 20) 0 0   Tokogakuenchugakko HS v.   Singapore, 27 March 2018PRE

MF Chen Po-liang (captain) (1988-02-11) February 11, 1988 (age 31) 72 25   Hangzhou Greentown v.   Myanmar, 19 March 2019
MF Tu Shao-chieh (1999-01-02) January 2, 1999 (age 20) 3 0   Ming Chuan University v.   Malaysia, 7 September 2018
MF Wu Yen-shu (1999-10-21) October 21, 1999 (age 19) 1 0   Hualien High School FC v.   Malaysia, 7 September 2018PRE
MF Chen Hung-wei (1997-10-19) October 19, 1997 (age 21) 3 0   Hasus TSU 2018 Intercontinental Cup
MF Chao Ming-Hsiu (1997-07-09) July 9, 1997 (age 21) 3 0   Hasus TSU 2018 Intercontinental Cup
MF Jiang Sin-long (1997-02-04) February 4, 1997 (age 22) 4 1   Hasus TSU v.   Singapore, 27 March 2018PRE
MF Lai Chih-Hsuan (1995-07-29) July 29, 1995 (age 23) 2 0   Taipower v.   Singapore, 27 March 2018PRE
MF Tim Chow (1994-01-18) January 18, 1994 (age 25) 1 0   Henan Jianye v.   Singapore, 27 March 2018PRE
MF Emilio Estevez (1998-08-10) August 10, 1998 (age 20) 0 0   York 9 FC v.   Singapore, 27 March 2018PRE
MF Wang Sheng-han (1999-03-09) March 9, 1999 (age 20) 0 0   Ming Chuan University v.   Singapore, 27 March 2018PRE

FW Yu Chia-huang (1998-04-23) April 23, 1998 (age 21) 6 0   Hang Yuen v.   Malaysia, 7 September 2018
FW Ko Yu-ting (1993-01-01) January 1, 1993 (age 26) 8 0   Taipower 2019 EAFF E-1 Football Championship
FW Wei Mao-ting (1996-01-15) January 15, 1996 (age 23) 0 0   Hang Yuen 2018 Intercontinental Cup
FW Jhou Cheng (1996-11-12) November 12, 1996 (age 22) 1 0   Hasus TSU v.   Singapore, 27 March 2018PRE

KitsEdit

Kit suppliersEdit

The official kit supplier is currently produced by ANGO since 2019, a local sports brand in Taiwan.

ManagersEdit

Years Manager
1954 - 1958     Lee Wai Tong (李惠堂)
1966     Ho Ying Fun (何應芬)
1966, 1968, 1971     Pau King Yin (鮑景賢)
1967     Hsu King Shing (許竟成)
1977 - 1981     Law Pak (羅北)
1981 - 1985   Chiang Chia (江洽)
1985 - 1988   Lo Chih-Tsung (羅智聰)
1988 - 1993   Huang Jen-Cheng (黃仁成)
1994 - 2000   Chiang Mu-Tsai (強木在)
2000 – 2001   Huang Jen-Cheng (黃仁成)
2001 – 2005   Lee Po-Houng (李博洪)
2005   Edson Silva (埃德森席爾瓦)
2005 – 2007   Toshiaki Imai (今井敏明)
2008 - 2009   Chen Sing-An (陳信安)
2009 - 2011   Lo Chih-Tsung (羅智聰)
2011   Lee Tae-Ho (李泰昊)
2012   Chen Kuei-Jen (陳貴人) (caretaker)
2012   Chiang Mu-Tsai (強木在)
2013 March - 2016 March   Chen Kuei-Jen (陳貴人)
2016 May – 2016 October 12   Toshiaki Imai (今井敏明)
2016 November 2 - 2017 August   Kazuo Kuroda (黑田和生)
2017 August - September 6   Reiji Hirata (平田礼次) (caretaker)
2017 September 15 - 2018 September 7   Gary White (蓋瑞·懷特)
2018 September 8 - 2019 January 17   Vom Ca Nhum (王家中) (caretaker)
2019 January 17 -   Louis Lancaster (路易斯·蘭卡斯特)

Coaching staffEdit

Position Name
Head Coach   Louis Lancaster
Assistant Coach   Pakiso Molaoa
Goalkeeping Coach   Jamie Brassington

See alsoEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ China were represented by club side South China; this match is not considered an official match for China.[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "The FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking". FIFA. 4 April 2019. Retrieved 4 April 2019.
  2. ^ Elo rankings change compared to one year ago. "World Football Elo Ratings". eloratings.net. 27 March 2019. Retrieved 27 March 2019.
  3. ^ "China matches, ratings and points exchanged". World Football Elo Ratings: China. Retrieved 24 November 2016.
  4. ^ Bojan, Jovanovic (15 October 1999). "First Far Eastern Games 1913 (Manila)". RSSSF. Retrieved 6 November 2010.
  5. ^ "Taiwan matches, ratings and points exchanged". World Football Elo Ratings: Taiwan. Retrieved 24 November 2016.
  6. ^ http://www.isu.edu.tw/upload/26/4/HS_journals/Vol1-9/11.pdf
  7. ^ Chan, Kin-wa. "Gary White lands Hong Kong job as Football Association finally confirm new head coach after months of speculation". South China Morning Post. Retrieved 10 September 2018.
  8. ^ Ooi Kin Fai (10 June 2018). "Malaysia line up 6 friendlies in lead up to AFF Championship". Sporting News. Retrieved 10 June 2018.

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