Chinese Taipei national football team

The Chinese Taipei national football team represents the Republic of China (Taiwan) in international football and is controlled by the Chinese Taipei Football Association (CTFA, Traditional Chinese: 中華民國足球協會), the governing body for football in Taiwan.

Chinese Taipei
Shirt badge/Association crest
AssociationChinese Taipei Football Association (CTFA)
中華民國足球協會
ConfederationAFC (Asia)
Sub-confederationEAFF (East Asia)
Head coachWang Jia Zhong[1]
CaptainChen Po-Liang
Most capsChen Po-Liang (79)
Top scorerChen Po-Liang (25)
Home stadiumTaipei Municipal Stadium
Kaohsiung National Stadium
FIFA codeTPE
First colours
Second colours
FIFA ranking
Current 138 Decrease 2 (27 November 2020)[2]
Highest121 (April–May 2018)
Lowest191 (June 2016)
Elo ranking
Current 195 Steady (19 November 2020)[3]
Highest60 (September 1965)
Lowest213 (12 March 2015)
First international
Unofficial
 Philippines 2–1 Republic of China Republic of China (1912–1949)
(Manila, Philippines; 1 February 1913)[4][Note 1]
Official
Taiwan Republic of China 3–2 South Vietnam 
(Manila, Philippines; 1 May 1954)[6]
Biggest win
 Chinese Taipei 10–0 Guam 
(Macau, China; 17 June 2007)
Biggest defeat
 Kuwait 10–0 Chinese Taipei 
(Al Ain, United Arab Emirates; 9 November 2006)
Asian Cup
Appearances2 (first in 1960)
Best resultThird place (1960)
AFC Challenge Cup
Appearances1 (first in 2006)
Best resultQuarter-finals (2006)
Chinese Taipei national football team
Traditional Chinese中華台北男子足球代表隊
Simplified Chinese中华台北男子足球代表队
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 8 October 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.

HistoryEdit

The Chinese Taipei Football Association (CTFA) was founded in 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.[7]

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 halfway 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.[8]

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 To be determimed
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 Refused 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 CupEdit

EAFF East Asian Cup record Preliminary round
Year Result Position GP W D L GF GA GP W D L GF GA
  2003 Did not qualify 4 3 0 1 13 3
  2005 4 1 1 2 9 7
  2008 2 1 1 0 11 1
  2010 3 1 0 2 5 8
  2013 4 0 1 3 2 17
  2015 3 0 1 2 1 3
  2017 6 4 0 2 17 9
  2019 3 1 0 2 3 5
Total Best: – 0/8 29 11 4 14 61 53

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.

ResultsEdit

All time resultsEdit

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

Recent and forthcoming fixturesEdit

  Win   Draw   Lose

2019Edit

15 October 2019 (2019-10-15) 2022 WCQ R2Chinese Taipei  1–7  AustraliaKaohsiung, Taiwan
19:10 UTC+8
Report
Stadium: National Stadium
Attendance: 3,251
Referee: Mongkolchai Pechsri (Thailand)
14 November 2019 (2019-11-14) 2022 WCQ R2Kuwait  9–0  Chinese TaipeiKuwait City, Kuwait
19:00 UTC+3
Report Stadium: Jaber Al-Ahmad International Stadium
Attendance: 8,400
Referee: Mohd Amirul Izwan Yaacob (Malaysia)
19 November 2019 (2019-11-19) 2022 WCQ R2Jordan  5–0  Chinese TaipeiAmman, Jordan
18:00 UTC+2
Report Stadium: King Abdullah II Stadium
Attendance: 2,289
Referee: Mohammed Abdulla Hassan Mohamed (United Arab Emirates)

2020Edit

8 October 2020 (2020-10-08) 2022 WCQ R2Nepal    v  Chinese TaipeiTBD, Nepal
--:-- UTC+5:45
12 November 2020 (2020-11-12) 2022 WCQ R2Australia  v  Chinese TaipeiTBD, Australia
--:-- 
17 November 2020 (2020-11-17) 2022 WCQ R2Chinese Taipei  v  KuwaitTBD, Taiwan
--:-- UTC+8

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 Champions 4 4 0 0 16 6
  1958 Champions 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 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification – AFC Second Round matches against   Jordan on 19 November 2019.
Caps and goals updated as of 19 November after the match against   Jordan.

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Pan Wen-chieh (1992-06-29) 29 June 1992 (age 28) 32 0   Taiwan Steel
18 1GK Chiu Yu-hung (1994-08-31) 31 August 1994 (age 26) 18 0   Taipower
23 1GK Shih Shin-an (1992-10-10) 10 October 1992 (age 28) 0 0   Tatung

2 2DF Wang Ruei (1993-08-10) 10 August 1993 (age 27) 22 1   Taichung FUTURO
3 2DF Chen Ting-yang (1992-09-28) 28 September 1992 (age 28) 46 3   Taichung FUTURO
4 2DF Hung Tzu-kuei (1993-06-01) 1 June 1993 (age 27) 24 0   Taichung FUTURO
5 2DF Lin Cheng-yi (1987-09-30) 30 September 1987 (age 33) 27 2   Taipower
6 2DF Chen Wei-chuan (1992-08-29) 29 August 1992 (age 28) 28 0   Taiwan Steel
8 2DF Cheng Hao (1997-01-13) 13 January 1997 (age 23) 2 0   Taiwan Steel
21 2DF Hsieh Po-an (1994-11-03) 3 November 1994 (age 26) 5 0   Taipower

7 3MF Will Donkin (2000-12-26) 26 December 2000 (age 19) 18 0   Balzan
11 3MF Wu Chun-ching (1988-12-18) 18 December 1988 (age 31) 50 8   Taiwan Steel
12 3MF Wen Chih-hao (1993-03-25) 25 March 1993 (age 27) 45 4   Beijing BSU
13 3MF Lin Chang-lun (1991-06-28) 28 June 1991 (age 29) 31 2   Taipower
14 3MF Chen Chao-an (1995-06-22) 22 June 1995 (age 25) 27 2   Taipower
15 3MF Yen Ho-shen (1990-12-31) 31 December 1990 (age 29) 16 2   Taipower
16 3MF Emilio Estevez (1998-08-10) 10 August 1998 (age 22) 3 0   ADO Den Haag
17 3MF Chen Po-liang (1988-08-11) 11 August 1988 (age 32) 79 25   Changchun Yatai

9 4FW Ko Yu-ting (1994-01-18) 18 January 1994 (age 26) 10 0   Taipower
10 4FW Chen Hao-wei (1992-04-30) 30 April 1992 (age 28) 49 8   Eastern
19 4FW Lee Hsiang-wei (1996-04-15) 15 April 1996 (age 24) 7 0   Taipower
20 4FW Onur Dogan (1987-09-08) 8 September 1987 (age 33) 27 6   Tatung
22 4FW Chen Jui-chieh (1995-07-15) 15 July 1995 (age 25) 8 0   Tatung

Recent call-upsEdit

The following footballers were part of a national selection in the past twelve months.

Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club Latest call-up
MF Chen Yi-wei (1987-03-27) 27 March 1987 (age 33) 60 2   Taipower v.   Kuwait, 14 November 2019

KitsEdit

Kit suppliersEdit

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

ManagersEdit

Years Manager
1936     Ngan Shing-kwan (顏成坤)
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–May 2016   Chen Kuei-Jen (陳貴人)
May–October 2016   Toshiaki Imai (今井敏明)
November 2016–August 2017   Kazuo Kuroda (黑田和生)
August–September 2017   Reiji Hirata (平田礼次) (caretaker)
September 2017 - September 2018   Gary White (蓋瑞·懷特)
September 2018–January 2019   Vom Ca-nhum (王家中) (caretaker)
January 2019–December 2019   Louis Lancaster (路易斯·蘭卡斯特)
February 2020–   Vom Ca-nhum (王家中)

Coaching staffEdit

Position Name
Head Coach   Vom Ca-nhum
Assistant Coach   Shih Tzu-kei
Goalkeeping Coach   Wang Ka-chun

See alsoEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ China were represented by club side South China; this match is not considered an official match for China.[5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ FIFA.com. "Member Association - Chinese Taipei - FIFA.com". www.fifa.com. Retrieved 2020-03-12.
  2. ^ "The FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking". FIFA. 27 November 2020. Retrieved 27 November 2020.
  3. ^ Elo rankings change compared to one year ago. "World Football Elo Ratings". eloratings.net. 19 November 2020. Retrieved 19 November 2020.
  4. ^ "China matches, ratings and points exchanged". World Football Elo Ratings: China. Retrieved 24 November 2016.
  5. ^ Bojan, Jovanovic (15 October 1999). "First Far Eastern Games 1913 (Manila)". RSSSF. Retrieved 6 November 2010.
  6. ^ "Taiwan matches, ratings and points exchanged". World Football Elo Ratings: Taiwan. Retrieved 24 November 2016.
  7. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2017-08-10. Retrieved 2014-01-07.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  8. ^ 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.

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