East Asian Football Federation

The East Asian Football Federation (EAFF), founded on May 28, 2002, is an international governing body of association football in East Asia.

East Asian Football Federation (EAFF)
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Formation28 May 2002
TypeSports organization
HeadquartersTokyo, Japan
Membership
10 member associations
President
South Korea Chung Mong-Gyu
WebsiteEAFF.com

HistoryEdit

PresidentsEdit

President Years
  Shunichiro Okano 2002 – 2005
  Chung Mong-joon 2006
  Xie Yalong 2006 – 2007
  Junji Ogura 2008 – 2010
  Cho Chung-yun 2011 – 2012
  Chung Mong-gyu 2013
  Zhang Jian 2014 – 2015
  Kozo Tashima 2016 – 2017
  Chung Mong-gyu 2018 – present

Member associationsEdit

EAFF has 10 member associations.[1] All of them are members of the Asian Football Confederation except for the Northern Mariana Islands Football Association, which is an associate member of the AFC (previously an associated member of the Oceania Football Confederation). The Palau Football Association was being considered as a possible future member of the association in 2009.[2] Northern Mariana Islands national football team was a provisional member from December 2006[3] to September 2008[4].

Association EAFF affiliation National team League
  China PR 2002 (M, W) Chinese Super League
  Chinese Taipei 2002 (M, W) Taiwan Football Premier League
  Guam 2002 (M, W) Guam Soccer League
  Hong Kong 2002 (M, W) Hong Kong Premier League
  Japan 2002 (M, W) J1 League
  Korea DPR 2002 (M, W) DPR Korea League
  Korea Republic 2002 (M, W) K League 1
  Macau 2002 (M, W) Campeonato da 1ª Divisão do Futebol
  Mongolia 2002 (M, W) Mongolia Premier League
  Northern Mariana Islands 2008 (M, W) M*League Division 1

TriviaEdit

CompetitionsEdit

Current title holdersEdit

Competition Year Champions Title Runners-up Next edition
National teams (Men's)
E-1 Football Championship 2019   South Korea 5th   Japan 2021
Youth Games Men's tournament 2019 2023
Futsal Championship 2019   Japan 2nd   China 2021
National teams (Women's)
Women's Football Championship 2019   Japan 3rd   South Korea 2021
Youth Games Women's tournament 2019 2023

RankingEdit

Men's national teamsEdit

Rankings are calculated by FIFA.
Leading teams according to FIFA World Rankings.

EAFF and FIFA Rankings (as of 22 October 2020)[5]
EAFF* FIFA +/- National Team Points
1 27   1   Japan 1503
2 38   1   South Korea 1464
3 75   1   China PR 1323
4 115     North Korea 1170
5 136     Chinese Taipei 1078
6 141   2   Hong Kong 1072
7 183   1   Macau 922
8 190     Mongolia 906
9 199     Guam 873
*Local rankings based on FIFA ranking points
Japan national football teamSouth Korea national football teamJapan national football teamSouth Korea national football teamJapan national football teamSouth Korea national football teamJapan national football teamSouth Korea national football teamJapan national football teamSouth Korea national football teamJapan national football teamSouth Korea national football teamJapan national football teamSouth Korea national football teamJapan national football teamSouth Korea national football teamJapan national football teamSouth Korea national football teamJapan national football teamSouth Korea national football teamJapan national football teamSouth Korea national football teamJapan national football teamSouth Korea national football teamJapan national football teamSouth Korea national football team

World Football Elo Ratings (as of 3 February 2020)

EAFF Elo +/− Country Rating
1 27   4   South Korea 1771
2 30   6   Japan 1744
3 90   11   China PR 1460
4 113   13   North Korea 1375
5 166   10   Hong Kong 1170
6 195   1   Chinese Taipei 941
7 214   7   Guam 734
8 215   1   Mongolia 730
9 219   6   Macau 696
10 238     Northern Mariana Islands 409

Women's national teamsEdit

Rankings are calculated by FIFA.[6]
Source:Last updated 7 December 2019

AFC FIFA +/− Country Points
2 9   2   North Korea 1940
3 11   4   Japan 1937
4 16     China PR 1838
5 20   6   South Korea 1805
8 40     Chinese Taipei 1590
15 77   1   Hong Kong 1336
16 82   1   Guam 1282
23 120   2   Mongolia 1114
  Macau(1)(2)
  • 1 Provisionally listed due to not having played more than five matches against officially ranked teams
  • 2 Inactive for more than 18 months and therefore not ranked

See alsoEdit

NotesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ EAFF - East Asian Football Federation Official Website - 10 Football Associations
  2. ^ Regarding the agenda/ decisions of the 29th EAFF Executive Committee MeetingArchived 2012-02-07 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ Decisions taken at the 19th EAFF Executive Committee meeting
  4. ^ Regarding the agenda and decisions from the East Asian Football Federation 4th General Meeting and 25th and 26th Board of Director's meeting
  5. ^ a b c "The FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking". FIFA. 22 October 2020. Retrieved 22 October 2020.
  6. ^ "The FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking (Women)". FIFA. 7 December 2019.

External linksEdit