- Chinese Taipei national football team
Chinese Taipei Association Chinese Taipei Football Association Sub-confederation EAFF (East Asia) Confederation AFC (Asia) Head coach Lee Tae-Ho Captain Chen Yu-lin Home stadium Taipei Municipal Stadium (20,000 capacity)
Kaohsiung National Stadium (40,000 capacity)
FIFA code TPE FIFA ranking 166 Highest FIFA ranking 144 (August 2006) Lowest FIFA ranking 180 (May 1996, April 2009) Elo ranking 191 Highest Elo ranking 60 (September 1965) Lowest Elo ranking 195 (1 July 2011)Home coloursAway colours First international Philippines 0–1 China
(Manila, Philippines; February 1, 1913)
Rep. of China 3–2 South Vietnam
(Manila, Philippines; May 1, 1954)
Biggest win Chinese Taipei 10–0 Guam
(Macau, China; June 17, 2007)
Biggest defeat Kuwait 10–0 Chinese Taipei
(Al Ain City, UAE; November 9, 2006)
Asian Cup Appearances 2 (First in 1960) Best result Third Place, 1960
It is a member of the Asian Football Confederation's East Asian Football Federation. Despite never qualifying for the FIFA World Cup, it 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.
The Chinese Taipei Football Association (CTFA) was founded in mainland China as the China Football Association 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, then Republic of China, and later Chinese Taipei.
The team's greatest success came when, playing as Taiwan, they finished third in the Asian Cup in 1960. However, the players in the team originally came from Hong Kong since the reputation of the Hong Kong national football team was not as good as the Republic of China's.[clarification needed]
Due to a political conflict with China PR, Chinese Taipei was an OFC member from 1975 to 1989.
The team's home matches are normally played in the Chungshan Soccer Stadium, located in Taipei. The stadium's capacity is slightly above 20,000 and is a football specific stadium. However, the stadium is currently being used to stage the Taipei International Flora Exposition; during this period the team will play at the World Games Stadium in Kaohsiung.
World Cup record
- 1930 to 1950 - Did not enter
- 1954 - Withdrew
- 1958 - Withdrew
- 1962 to 1974 - Did not enter
- 1978 to 2014 - Did not qualify
AFC Asian Cup record
- 1956 - Did not qualify
- 1960 - Third Place
- 1964 - Did not enter
- 1968 - Fourth Place
- 1972 to 1988 - Did not enter
- 1992 to 2011 - Did not qualify
AFC Challenge Cup record
East Asian Cup record
- 2003 - Did not qualify (2nd place in qualifiers)
- 2005 - Did not qualify (3rd place in qualifiers)
- 2008 - Did not qualify (3rd place in qualifiers)
- 2010 - Did not qualify (3rd place in qualifiers)
Asian Games record
- 1951 - Did not enter
- 1954 - Champion
- 1958 - Champion
- 1962 - Did not enter
- 1966 - Preliminary round
- 1970 to 2010 - Did not enter
The following 23 players were called up for the 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification against Malaysia.
- As of 3 July, 2011
# Pos. Player Date of Birth (Age) Caps Goals Club 1 GK Lin Po-cheng (林柏辰) October 18, 1985 10 0 Taipei PE College "Asics" 18 GK Wei Sheng-hsin (韋聖心) April 21, 1989 2 0 Taipei PE College "Asics" 23 GK Pan Wen-chie (潘文傑) June 29, 1992 0 0 Tatung F.C. 2 DF Chang Wu-yeh (張武業) December 19, 1978 Taipei PE College "Asics" 3 DF Chang Yung-hsien (張永憲) November 10, 1982 6 0 Tatung F.C. 4 DF Lin Cheng-yi (林正益) September 30, 1987 2 0 Tatung F.C. 6 DF Chen Yu-lin (陳俞霖) (c) July 1, 1979 6 0 Taiwan Power Company F.C. 8 DF Xavier Chen (陳昌源) October 5, 1983 1 1 K.V. Mechelen 13 DF Victor Zi-hsuan Chou (周子軒) February 5, 1992 0 0 Salamanca 15 DF Chen Yi-Wei (陳毅維) March 27, 1987 9 0 Taiwan Power Company F.C. 19 DF Yang Chao-hsun (楊朝勛) October 18, 1987 National Sports Training Center football team 21 DF Wang Chih-sheng (王志聖) August 20, 1982 Tatung F.C. 5 MF Tsai Hsien-tang (蔡憲棠) April 29, 1977 Tatung F.C. 9 MF Lo Chih-an (羅志安) December 28, 1988 14 2 Tatung F.C. 12 MF Chan Che-Yuan (詹哲淵) October 23, 1989 9 0 "Hasus" Taiwan PE College 17 MF Chen Po-liang (陳柏良) August 11, 1988 18 8 Taiwan Power Company F.C. 20 MF Lin Kuei-pin (林貴彬) October 21, 1978 Tatung F.C. 7 FW Chang Han (張涵) December 25, 1985 21 8 Tatung F.C. 10 FW Lo Chih-en (羅志恩) December 28, 1988 12 7 Tatung F.C. 11 FW Wu Chun-ching (吳俊青) December 18, 1988 "Hasus" Taiwan PE College 14 FW Liu Chi-chao (劉計超) October 4, 1988 Taipei PE College "Asics" 16 FW Chen Po-hao (陳柏豪) February 10, 1989 Tatung F.C.
Years Manager Years Manager 1954–1958 Lee Wai Tong (李惠堂) 2000–2001 Huang Jen-cheng 1977–1981 Law Pak (羅北) 2001–2005 Lee Po-houng (李博洪) 1981–1985 Chiang Chia (江洽) 2005 Dido 1985–88 Lo Chih-tsung (羅智聰) 2005–07 Toshiaki Imai 1988–1993 Huang Jen-cheng (黃仁成) 2008–2009 Chen Sing-an (陳信安) 1994–2000 Chiang Mu-tsai (強木在) 2009–2011 Lo Chih-tsung 2011– Lee Tae-Ho
- Chinese Taipei national under-23 football team
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- Chinese Taipei national futsal team
- List of Taiwanese footballers
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- 1 ^ China were represented by club side South China A.A.; this match is not considered an official match for China.
- Chinese Taipei Football Association (Chinese)
- Chinese Taipei national team squad at CTFA official site (Chinese)
- Chinese Taipei at 2006 FIFA World Cup official site
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