Chinese Taipei national football team

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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 coachVom Ca-nhum[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 Steady (16 July 2020)[2]
Highest121 (April–May 2018)
Lowest191 (June 2016)
First international
Unofficial
 Philippines 2–1 Republic of China Republic of China (1912–1949)
(Manila, Philippines; 1 February 1913)[3][Note 1]
Official
Taiwan Republic of China 3–2 South Vietnam 
(Manila, Philippines; 1 May 1954)[5]
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

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.

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.

History[edit]

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 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.[8]

Stadium[edit]

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 history[edit]

     Champions       Runners-up       Third place        Fourth place  

World Cup record[edit]

FIFA World Cup record FIFA World Cup qualification record
Year Round Position Pld W D L GF GA Pld W D L GF GA
Uruguay 1930 to
France 1938
Territory: Part of Japan / Government: Ruled mainland China only, which did not enter Did not exist
Brazil 1950 Did not enter Did not enter
Switzerland 1954 Withdrew Withdrew
Sweden 1958
Chile 1962 to
West Germany 1974
Did not enter Did not enter
Argentina 1978 Did not qualify 4 0 0 4 1 17
Spain 1982 8 1 3 4 5 8
Mexico 1986 6 0 0 6 1 36
Italy 1990 2 0 0 2 1 8
United States 1994 6 0 0 6 3 31
France 1998 6 1 1 4 4 13
South Korea Japan 2002 6 0 0 6 0 25
Germany 2006 8 2 0 6 9 27
South Africa 2010 2 0 0 2 0 11
Brazil 2014 2 1 0 1 4 4
Russia 2018 8 1 0 7 7 20
Qatar 2022 To be determined
Canada United States Mexico 2026 To be determined To be determimed
Total 0/22 0 0 0 0 0 0 58 6 4 48 35 200

Olympic Games record[edit]

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
United Kingdom 1948 First round 14 1 0 0 1 0 4
1952 to 1956 Did not enter
Italy 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 record[edit]

AFC Asian Cup Record
Year Result Position GP W D L GS GA
Hong Kong 1956 Did not qualify
South Korea 1960 Third place 3rd 3 1 0 2 2 2
Flag of Israel.svg 1964 Withdrew
Iran 1968 Fourth place 4th 4 0 2 2 3 10
Flag of Thailand.svg 1972 Withdrew
Iran 1976 Expelled
Flag of Kuwait.svg 1980 to
Flag of Qatar.svg 1988
Did not enter
Japan 1992 to
Flag of the United Arab Emirates.svg 2019
Did not qualify
Total 3rd Place 2/17 7 1 2 4 5 12

AFC Challenge Cup record[edit]

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

East Asian Cup[edit]

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

Asian Games record[edit]

  • 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.

Results[edit]

All time results[edit]

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

Recent and forthcoming fixtures[edit]

  Win   Draw   Lose

2019[edit]

10 September 2019 (2019-09-10) 2022 WCQ R2Chinese Taipei 0–2   NepalTaipei, Taiwan
19:10 UTC+8 Report
Stadium: Taipei Municipal Stadium
Attendance: 4,780
Referee: Yaqoob Abdul Baki (Oman)
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)

2020[edit]

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 records[edit]

AFC Asian Cup record[edit]

All qualifications[edit]

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

Asian Games[edit]

Football at the Asian Games has been an under-23 tournament since 2002.
Asian Games Record
Year Result GP W D* L GS GA
India 1951 - 0 0 0 0 0 0
Philippines 1954 Champions 4 4 0 0 16 6
Japan 1958 Champions 5 5 0 0 11 4
Indonesia 1962 - 0 0 0 0 0 0
Thailand 1966 Group Stage 3 0 1 2 5 8
Thailand 1970 - 0 0 0 0 0 0
Iran 1974 - 0 0 0 0 0 0
Thailand 1978 - 0 0 0 0 0 0
India 1982 - 0 0 0 0 0 0
South Korea 1986 - 0 0 0 0 0 0
China 1990 - 0 0 0 0 0 0
Japan 1994 - 0 0 0 0 0 0
Thailand 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 squad[edit]

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 Chinese Taipei Taiwan Steel
18 1GK Chiu Yu-hung (1994-08-31) 31 August 1994 (age 25) 18 0 Chinese Taipei Taipower
23 1GK Shih Shin-an (1992-10-10) 10 October 1992 (age 27) 0 0 Chinese Taipei Tatung

2 2DF Wang Ruei (1993-08-10) 10 August 1993 (age 26) 22 1 Hong Kong Yuen Long
3 2DF Chen Ting-yang (1992-09-28) 28 September 1992 (age 27) 46 3 Chinese Taipei Taichung FUTURO
4 2DF Hung Tzu-kuei (1993-06-01) 1 June 1993 (age 27) 24 0 Chinese Taipei Taichung FUTURO
5 2DF Lin Cheng-yi (1987-09-30) 30 September 1987 (age 32) 27 2 Chinese Taipei Taipower
6 2DF Chen Wei-chuan (1992-08-29) 29 August 1992 (age 27) 28 0 Chinese Taipei Taiwan Steel
8 2DF Cheng Hao (1997-01-13) 13 January 1997 (age 23) 2 0 Chinese Taipei Taiwan Steel
21 2DF Hsieh Po-an (1994-11-03) 3 November 1994 (age 25) 5 0 Chinese Taipei Taipower

7 3MF Will Donkin (2000-12-26) 26 December 2000 (age 19) 18 0 Norway Stabæk
11 3MF Wu Chun-ching (1988-12-18) 18 December 1988 (age 31) 50 8 Chinese Taipei Taiwan Steel
12 3MF Wen Chih-hao (1993-03-25) 25 March 1993 (age 27) 45 4 China Beijing BSU
13 3MF Lin Chang-lun (1991-06-28) 28 June 1991 (age 29) 31 2 Chinese Taipei Taipower
14 3MF Chen Chao-an (1995-06-22) 22 June 1995 (age 25) 27 2 Chinese Taipei Taipower
15 3MF Yen Ho-shen (1990-12-31) 31 December 1990 (age 29) 16 2 Chinese Taipei Taipower
16 3MF Emilio Estevez (1998-08-10) 10 August 1998 (age 21) 3 0 Netherlands ADO Den Haag
17 3MF Chen Po-liang (1988-08-11) 11 August 1988 (age 31) 79 25 China Changchun Yatai

9 4FW Ko Yu-ting (1994-01-18) 18 January 1994 (age 26) 10 0 Chinese Taipei Taipower
10 4FW Chen Hao-wei (1992-04-30) 30 April 1992 (age 28) 49 8 Hong Kong Eastern
19 4FW Lee Hsiang-wei (1996-04-15) 15 April 1996 (age 24) 7 0 Chinese Taipei Taipower
20 4FW Onur Dogan (1987-09-08) 8 September 1987 (age 32) 27 6 Chinese Taipei Tatung
22 4FW Chen Jui-chieh (1995-07-15) 15 July 1995 (age 25) 8 0 Chinese Taipei Tatung

Recent call-ups[edit]

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
GK Huang Chiu-lin (1997-06-18) 18 June 1997 (age 23) 0 0 Chinese Taipei Hang Yuen v.  Australia, 15 October 2019
GK Tuan Hsuan (1997-10-27) 27 October 1997 (age 22) 0 0 Chinese Taipei Taiwan Steel v.  Australia, 15 October 2019
GK Lai Po-lun (1999-06-25) 25 June 1999 (age 21) 0 0 Chinese Taipei Hang Yuen v.    Nepal, 6 June 2019 PRE
GK Li Guan-pei (2000-05-07) 7 May 2000 (age 20) 0 0 Chinese Taipei Taiwan Steel v.    Nepal, 6 June 2019 PRE
GK Tsai Shuo-che (1996-01-14) 14 January 1996 (age 24) 0 0 Chinese Taipei Tatung v.  Solomon Islands, 24 March 2019

DF Chen Sheng-wei (1995-09-13) 13 September 1995 (age 24) 2 0 Chinese Taipei Taichung FUTURO v.    Nepal, 10 September 2019
DF Hsu Hung-chih (1996-03-18) 18 March 1996 (age 24) 0 0 Chinese Taipei Hang Yuen v.    Nepal, 10 September 2019 PRE
DF Huang Chu-hsuan (1990-02-23) 23 February 1990 (age 30) 2 0 Chinese Taipei Tatung v.    Nepal, 10 September 2019 PRE
DF Lin Shih-kai (1994-11-17) 17 November 1994 (age 25) 1 0 Chinese Taipei Hang Yuen v.  Jordan, 5 September 2019 PRE
DF Wang Chien-ming (1993-07-04) 4 July 1993 (age 27) 11 0 Unattached v.  Jordan, 5 September 2019 PRE
DF Yaki Yen (1989-04-21) 21 April 1989 (age 31) 14 1 China Qingdao Huanghai v.  Jordan, 5 September 2019 PRE
DF Li Kai-jie (1996-07-22) 22 July 1996 (age 24) 5 0 Chinese Taipei Taichung FUTURO v.    Nepal, 6 June 2019 PRE
DF Lin Yueh-han (1993-02-16) 16 February 1993 (age 27) 7 0 Chinese Taipei Taipower v.    Nepal, 6 June 2019 PRE
DF Weng Wei-pin (1991-11-23) 23 November 1991 (age 28) 12 0 Chinese Taipei Tatung v.    Nepal, 6 June 2019 PRE

MF Chen Yi-wei (1987-03-27) 27 March 1987 (age 33) 60 2 Chinese Taipei Taipower v.  Kuwait, 14 November 2019
MF Wu Yen-shu (1999-10-21) 21 October 1999 (age 20) 3 0 Chinese Taipei Hang Yuen v.  Australia, 15 October 2019
MF Chan Che-yuan (1989-10-23) 23 October 1989 (age 30) 30 0 Chinese Taipei Taipower v.  Hong Kong, 11 June 2019
MF Chen Kai-wen (1996-11-05) 5 November 1996 (age 23) 0 0 Chinese Taipei National Taiwan University of Sport v.    Nepal, 6 June 2019 PRE
MF Hung Kai-chun (1987-03-04) 4 March 1987 (age 33) 19 1 Chinese Taipei Taipower v.  Myanmar, 19 March 2019 PRE

FW Li Mao (1992-11-02) 2 November 1992 (age 27) 27 5 Chinese Taipei Taichung FUTURO v.  Australia, 15 October 2019
FW Yu Chia-huang (1998-04-23) 23 April 1998 (age 22) 7 0 Chinese Taipei Taiwan Steel v.  Australia, 15 October 2019
FW Chen Ching-hsuan (1990-09-12) 12 September 1990 (age 29) 4 0 Chinese Taipei Hang Yuen v.  Solomon Islands, 24 March 2019

Kits[edit]

Kit suppliers[edit]

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

Managers[edit]

Years Manager
1936 Taiwan Hong Kong Ngan Shing-kwan (顏成坤)
1954–1958 Taiwan Hong Kong Lee Wai Tong (李惠堂)
1966 Taiwan Hong Kong Ho Ying Fun (何應芬)
1966, 1968, 1971 Taiwan Hong Kong Pau King Yin (鮑景賢)
1967 Taiwan Hong Kong Hsu King Shing (許竟成)
1977–1981 Taiwan Hong Kong Law Pak (羅 北)
1981–1985 Taiwan Chiang Chia (江 洽)
1985–1988 Taiwan Lo Chih-Tsung (羅智聰)
1988–1993 Taiwan Huang Jen- Cheng (黃仁成)
1994–2000 Taiwan Chiang Mu-Tsai (強木在)
2000–2001 Taiwan Huang Jen-Cheng (黃仁成)
2001–2005 Taiwan Lee Po-Houng (李博洪)
2005 Brazil Edson Silva (埃德森席爾瓦)
2005–2007 Japan Toshiaki Imai (今井敏明)
2008–2009 Taiwan Chen Sing-An (陳信安)
2009–2011 Taiwan Lo Chih-Tsung (羅智聰)
2011 South Korea Lee Tae-ho (李泰昊)
2012 Taiwan Chen Kuei-Jen (陳貴人) (caretaker)
2012 Taiwan Chiang Mu-Tsai (強木在)
2013–May 2016 Taiwan Chen Kuei-Jen (陳貴人)
May–October 2016 Japan Toshiaki Imai (今井敏明)
November 2016–August 2017 Japan Kazuo Kuroda (黑田和生)
August–September 2017 Japan Reiji Hirata (平田礼次) (caretaker)
September 2017 - September 2018 England Gary White (蓋瑞·懷特)
September 2018–January 2019 Taiwan Vom Ca-nhum (王家中) (caretaker)
January 2019–December 2019 England Louis Lancaster (路易斯·蘭卡斯特)
February 2020– Taiwan Vom Ca-nhum (王家中)

Coaching staff[edit]

Position Name
Head Coach Taiwan Vom Ca-nhum
Assistant Coach
Goalkeeping Coach

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ FIFA.com. "Member Association - Chinese Taipei - FIFA.com". www.fifa.com. Retrieved 2020-03-12.
  2. ^ "The FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking". FIFA. 16 July 2020. Retrieved 16 July 2020.
  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. ^ Elo rankings change compared to one year ago. "World Football Elo Ratings". eloratings.net. 1 August 2020. Retrieved 1 August 2020.
  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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