Asian Football Confederation

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Asian Football Confederation
AbbreviationAFC
Formation7 May 1954;69 years ago (1954-05-07)
Founded at Manila, Philippines [1]
TypeSports organisation
Headquarters Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Region served
Asia [lower-alpha 1]
Membership
47 member associations
Official language
Arabic
English [2]
Salman bin Ibrahim Al Khalifa
Vice Presidents
See list
General Secretary
Windsor John [3] [4]
Parent organization
FIFA
Subsidiaries
  • AFF (Southeast Asia)
  • CAFA (Central Asia)
  • EAFF (East Asia)
  • SAFF (South Asia)
  • WAFF (Western Asia)
Website the-afc.com

The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) is the governing body of association football, beach soccer, and futsal in most countries/territories in Asia [lower-alpha 1] . The AFC was formed in 1954. It has 47 members. The Asian Ladies Football Confederation (ALFC) was the section of AFC that managed women's association football in Asia. The group was independently founded in April 1968 in a meeting involving Taiwan, Hong Kong, Malaysia and Singapore. In 1986, ALFC merged with AFC. [5]

Contents

NOTE - according to the Coaches Across Continents (CAC) annual report for 2021, [6] the AFC is a partner of CAC. CAC is a worldwide partnership of over 100 organsiations that seeks to create active citizens and achieve social impact through sport.

Executive Committee

AFC President and FIFA Senior Vice President [7]
FIFA Council Members [7]
AFC Vice Presidents [7]
AFC Executive Committee Members [7]
AFC Female Executive Committee Members [7]
General Secretary

Notes

  1. 1 2 Also including some countries/territories in Oceania such as Australia, Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands.
  2. also a FIFA Council Member

Member associations

AFC regional federations Asean Football Federation countries.PNG
AFC regional federations

The AFC has 47 member associations split into 5 regions (West, Central, South, East, and South-east (ASEAN nations)). Afghanistan, Burma (Myanmar), Republic of China, Hong Kong, India, Israel, Indonesia, Japan, South Korea, Pakistan, Philippines, Singapore and Vietnam were the founding members. [8] [9]

Some nations have proposed splitting the confederation, forming a separate South West Asian Federation. [10] [11] [12]

Code NameNational teamsFoundedFIFA
affiliation
AFC
affiliation
IOC
member
ASEAN Football Federation (AFF) (12)
AUSFlag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia [m 1] 196119632006Yes [m 2]
BRUFlag of Brunei.svg  Brunei 195219721969Yes
CAMFlag of Cambodia.svg  Cambodia 193319541954Yes
IDNFlag of Indonesia.svg  Indonesia 193019521954Yes
LAOFlag of Laos.svg  Laos 195119521968Yes
MASFlag of Malaysia.svg  Malaysia 193319541954Yes
MYAFlag of Myanmar.svg  Myanmar 194719481954Yes
PHIFlag of the Philippines.svg  Philippines 190719301954Yes
SGPFlag of Singapore.svg  Singapore 189219521954Yes
THAFlag of Thailand.svg  Thailand 191619251954Yes
TLSFlag of East Timor.svg  East Timor 200220052002Yes
VIEFlag of Vietnam.svg  Vietnam 196019521954Yes
Central Asian Football Association (CAFA) (6)
AFGFlag of Afghanistan (2013-2021).svg  Afghanistan 193319481954Yes
IRNFlag of Iran.svg  Islamic Republic of Iran 192019481958Yes
KGZFlag of Kyrgyzstan (2023).svg  Kyrgyz Republic 199219941993Yes
TJKFlag of Tajikistan.svg  Tajikistan 193619941993Yes
TKMFlag of Turkmenistan.svg  Turkmenistan 199219941993Yes
UZBFlag of Uzbekistan.svg  Uzbekistan 194619941993Yes
East Asian Football Federation (EAFF) (10)
CHNFlag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China 192419311974Yes
TPEFlag of Chinese Taipei (Olympics; 1986-2010).svg  Chinese Taipei [m 3] 193619541954Yes
PRKFlag of North Korea.svg  DPR Korea 194519581974Yes
GUMFlag of Guam.svg  Guam 197519961991Yes [m 2]
HKGFlag of Hong Kong.svg  Hong Kong, China 191419541954Yes
JPNFlag of Japan.svg  Japan 192119211954Yes
KORFlag of South Korea.svg  Korea Republic 192819481954Yes
MACFlag of Macau.svg  Macau 193919781978No [m 4]
MNGFlag of Mongolia.svg  Mongolia 195919981993Yes
NMIFlag of the Northern Mariana Islands.svg  Northern Mariana Islands 2005N/A2020No [m 5]
South Asian Football Federation (SAFF) (7)
BANFlag of Bangladesh.svg  Bangladesh 197219761974Yes
BHUFlag of Bhutan.svg  Bhutan 198320001993Yes
INDFlag of India.svg  India 193719481954Yes
MDVFlag of Maldives.svg  Maldives 198219861984Yes
NEPFlag of Nepal.svg    Nepal 195119721954Yes
PAKFlag of Pakistan.svg  Pakistan 194719481954Yes
SRIFlag of Sri Lanka.svg  Sri Lanka 193919521954Yes
West Asian Football Federation (WAFF) (12)
BHRFlag of Bahrain.svg  Bahrain 195719681969Yes
IRQFlag of Iraq.svg  Iraq 194819501970Yes
JORFlag of Jordan.svg  Jordan 194919561970Yes
KUWFlag of Kuwait.svg  Kuwait 195219641964Yes
LBNFlag of Lebanon.svg  Lebanon 193319361964Yes
OMAFlag of Oman.svg  Oman 197819801980Yes
PLEFlag of Palestine.svg  Palestine 199819981998Yes
QATFlag of Qatar.svg  Qatar 196019721974Yes
KSAFlag of Saudi Arabia.svg  Saudi Arabia 195619561972Yes
SYRFlag of Syria.svg  Syria 193619371970Yes
UAEFlag of the United Arab Emirates.svg  United Arab Emirates 197119741974Yes
YEMFlag of Yemen.svg  Yemen 196219801980Yes

Notes

  1. Former member of the Oceania Football Confederation (1966–1972, 1978–2006), joined AFC.
  2. 1 2 Oceania country or territory is a member of the Oceania National Olympic Committees rather than the Olympic Council of Asia.
  3. Former member of the Oceania Football Confederation (1976–1982), joined AFC.
  4. Macau's Olympic Committee is an OCA member and not an IOC member.
  5. Part of the United States Olympic Committee.

Former members

AssociationYearNote
Flag of Israel.svg  Israel 1954–1974Expelled from AFC competitions in 1974, as a result of a proposal by Kuwait (as other Muslim and Arab countries refused to play against Israel), that was adopted by a vote of 17 to 13 with 6 abstentions. [13] [14] Later became a full UEFA member in 1994.
Flag of New Zealand.svg  New Zealand 1964 [15] Founding member of OFC in 1966.
Flag of South Yemen.svg  South Yemen 1972–1990 [16] Joined North Yemen as Yemen.
Flag of Kazakhstan.svg  Kazakhstan 1993–2002Joined UEFA in 2002. [17] [18]

Competitions

AFC competitions

AFC runs the AFC Asian Cup and the AFC Women's Asian Cup, which are held every 4 years. AFC organises the AFC Futsal Asian Cup, AFC Women's Futsal Asian Cup, AFC Beach Soccer Asian Cup, various age-level international association football, youth futsal tournaments and the Asian qualifying tournament for the FIFA World Cup and for football at the Summer Olympics.

The top-ranked AFC tournament for association football clubs is the AFC Champions League which started in the 2002–03 season (an amalgamation of the Asian Club Championship and the Asian Cup Winners' Cup) and gathers the top 1–4 teams of each country (the number of teams depend on that country's ranking and can be upgraded or downgraded); this tournament only gathered teams from top country. And AFC Women's Club Championship for women's association football club competition. [21]

A second, lower-ranked tournament is the AFC Cup which was launched by AFC in 2004. A third tournament, the AFC President's Cup which had started in 2005 was absorbed into the AFC Cup in 2015. [22]

AFC runs an annual Asian futsal club tournament, the AFC Futsal Club Championship for futsal club competition. [23]

Current title holders

TournamentMost recentChampionsDetailsRunners-upNext [24] [25]
National teams
AFC Asian Cup (qualification) 2023 (qual.) Qatar  Flag of Qatar.svg Final Flag of Jordan.svg  Jordan 2027 (qual.)
AFC U-23 Asian Cup 2022 (qual.) Saudi Arabia  Flag of Saudi Arabia.svg Final Flag of Uzbekistan.svg  Uzbekistan 2024 (qual.)
AFC U-20 Asian Cup 2023 (qual.) Uzbekistan  Flag of Uzbekistan.svg Final Flag of Iraq.svg  Iraq 2025 (qual.)
AFC U-17 Asian Cup 2023 (qual.) Japan  Flag of Japan.svg Final Flag of South Korea.svg  South Korea 2025 (qual.)
Men's Asian Games Football Tournament (U-23) 2022 South Korea  Flag of South Korea.svg Final Flag of Japan.svg  Japan 2026
Boys' Asian Youth Games Football Tournament 2013 South Korea  Flag of South Korea.svgFinalFlag of Iran.svg  Iran 2025
AFC Futsal Asian Cup 2022 (qual.) Japan  Flag of Japan.svg Final Flag of Iran.svg  Iran 2024 (qual.)
AFC U-20 Futsal Asian Cup 2019 (qual.) Japan  Flag of Japan.svg Final Flag of Afghanistan (2013-2021).svg  Afghanistan 2023 (qual.)
Men's Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games
Futsal Tournament
2017 Iran  Flag of Iran.svgFinalFlag of Uzbekistan.svg  Uzbekistan 2023
AFC Beach Soccer Asian Cup 2023 Iran  Flag of Iran.svg Final Flag of Japan.svg  Japan 2025
Men's Asian Beach Games Beach Soccer
Tournament
2016 Japan  Flag of Japan.svgFinalFlag of Oman.svg  Oman 2023
Women's national teams
AFC Women's Asian Cup (qualification) 2022 (qual.) China  Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg Final Flag of South Korea.svg  South Korea 2026 (qual.)
AFC U-20 Women's Asian Cup 2024 (qual.) North Korea  Flag of North Korea.svg Final Flag of Japan.svg  Japan 2026 (qual.)
AFC U-17 Women's Asian Cup 2019 (qual.) Japan  Flag of Japan.svg Final Flag of North Korea.svg  North Korea 2024 (qual.)
Women's Asian Games Football Tournament 2022 Japan  Flag of Japan.svg Final Flag of North Korea.svg  North Korea 2026
AFC Women's Olympic Qualifying Tournament 2024 Australia  Flag of Australia (converted).svg
Japan  Flag of Japan.svg
Play-off Flag of Uzbekistan.svg  Uzbekistan
Flag of North Korea.svg  North Korea
2028
AFC Women's Futsal Asian Cup 2018 Iran  Flag of Iran.svg Final Flag of Japan.svg  Japan 2022
Women's Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games
Futsal Tournament
2017 Thailand  Flag of Thailand.svgFinalFlag of Japan.svg  Japan 2023
Club teams
AFC Champions League 2022 (qual.) Urawa Red Diamonds Flag of Japan.svg Final Flag of Saudi Arabia.svg Al-Hilal 2023–24 (qual.)
AFC Cup 2022 (qual.) Al-Seeb Flag of Oman.svg Final Flag of Malaysia.svg Kuala Lumpur City 2023–24 (qual.)
AFC Futsal Club Championship 2019 Nagoya Oceans Flag of Japan.svg Final Flag of Iran.svg Mes Sungun 2024
Women's club teams
AFC Women's Club Championship/
AFC Women's Champions League
2023 TBD Final TBD 2024–25

Esports

CompetitionCurrentWinner
(Player/Gamer ID)
DetailsRunner-up
(Player/Gamer ID)
Next
AFC eAsian Cup 2023 Indonesia Flag of Indonesia.svg Final Flag of Japan.svg Japan TBD

Defunct tournaments

CompetitionLast heldChampionsTitleRunners-up
National teams
Afro-Asian Cup of Nations 2007 Japan  Flag of Japan.svg2ndFlag of Egypt.svg  Egypt
AFC-OFC Challenge Cup 2003 Iran  Flag of Iran.svg1stFlag of New Zealand.svg  New Zealand
AFC Solidarity Cup 2016 Nepal    Flag of Nepal.svg1stFlag of Macau.svg  Macau
AFC Challenge Cup 2014 Palestine  Flag of Palestine.svg1stFlag of the Philippines.svg  Philippines
AFC U-14 Championship2014 Iraq Flag of Iraq.svg1stFlag of North Korea.svg  North Korea
Club teams
Afro-Asian Club Championship 1998 Raja Casablanca Flag of Morocco.svg 1st Flag of South Korea.svg Pohang Steelers
Asian Cup Winners' Cup 2001–02 Al-Hilal Flag of Saudi Arabia.svg 2nd Flag of South Korea.svg Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors
President's Cup 2014 HTTU Asgabat Flag of Turkmenistan.svg 1st Flag of North Korea.svg Rimyongsu
Asian Super Cup 2002 Suwon Samsung Bluewings Flag of South Korea.svg 2nd Flag of Saudi Arabia.svg Al-Hilal

Titles by nation

NationMenWomenFutsalBeach SoccerClubInter Conf.EsportsNationTotal
Asia Sol Cha Asiad U23 U20 U17 U14 AYG Asia Asiad U20 U17 Men AIMm U20 Wmn AIMw BS ABG ACL ACC APC AWC ASC WCC FCC AAN AO AAC eAsia
Flag of Japan.svg  Japan 411142364 413 31 85214 21Flag of Japan.svg  Japan 61
Flag of Iran.svg  Iran 34411251232 314 1Flag of Iran.svg  Iran 46
Flag of South Korea.svg  South Korea 2611222 21 12312 Flag of South Korea.svg  South Korea 46
Flag of Saudi Arabia.svg  Saudi Arabia 3132663Flag of Saudi Arabia.svg  Saudi Arabia 24
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China 129313Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China 19
Flag of North Korea.svg  North Korea 21323313 Flag of North Korea.svg  North Korea 18
Flag of Iraq.svg  Iraq 1115113Flag of Iraq.svg  Iraq 13
Flag of Israel.svg  Israel 163Flag of Israel.svg  Israel 10
Flag of Myanmar.svg  Myanmar 271Flag of Myanmar.svg  Myanmar 10
Flag of Thailand.svg  Thailand 2111 22 1 Flag of Thailand.svg  Thailand 10
Flag of Qatar.svg  Qatar 21112Flag of Qatar.svg  Qatar 7
Flag of Chinese Taipei (Olympics; 1986-2010).svg  Chinese Taipei 231Flag of Chinese Taipei (Olympics; 1986-2010).svg  Chinese Taipei 6
Flag of Kuwait.svg  Kuwait 14Flag of Kuwait.svg  Kuwait 5
Flag of Tajikistan.svg  Tajikistan 14Flag of Tajikistan.svg  Tajikistan 5
Flag of the United Arab Emirates.svg  United Arab Emirates 121 1Flag of the United Arab Emirates.svg  United Arab Emirates 5
Flag of Uzbekistan.svg  Uzbekistan 1111 1Flag of Uzbekistan.svg  Uzbekistan 5
Flag of India.svg  India 121Flag of India.svg  India 4
Flag of Jordan.svg  Jordan 31Flag of Jordan.svg  Jordan 4
Flag of Oman.svg  Oman 211 Flag of Oman.svg  Oman 4
Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia 111Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia 3
Flag of Bahrain.svg  Bahrain 12Flag of Bahrain.svg  Bahrain 3
Flag of Syria.svg  Syria 12Flag of Syria.svg  Syria 3
Flag of Indonesia.svg  Indonesia 11Flag of Indonesia.svg  Indonesia 2
Flag of Kyrgyzstan (2023).svg  Kyrgyzstan 2Flag of Kyrgyzstan (2023).svg  Kyrgyzstan 2
Flag of Turkmenistan.svg  Turkmenistan 2Flag of Turkmenistan.svg  Turkmenistan 2
Flag of Lebanon.svg  Lebanon 1Flag of Lebanon.svg  Lebanon 1
Flag of Malaysia.svg  Malaysia 1Flag of Malaysia.svg  Malaysia 1
Flag of Nepal.svg    Nepal 1Flag of Nepal.svg    Nepal 1
Flag of New Zealand.svg  New Zealand 1Flag of New Zealand.svg  New Zealand 1
Flag of Palestine.svg  Palestine 1Flag of Palestine.svg  Palestine 1

Rankings

FIFA World Rankings

FIFA Men's Rankings (as of 4 April 2024) [26]
AFC*FIFA+/-National TeamPoints
118Steady2.svgFlag of Japan.svg  Japan 1621.88
220Steady2.svgFlag of Iran.svg  Iran 1613.96
323Decrease2.svg 1Flag of South Korea.svg  South Korea 1563.99
424Decrease2.svg 1Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia 1563.93
534Increase2.svg 3Flag of Qatar.svg  Qatar 1507.94
653Steady2.svgFlag of Saudi Arabia.svg  Saudi Arabia 1443.53
758Increase2.svg 1Flag of Iraq.svg  Iraq 1420.47
864Increase2.svg 2Flag of Uzbekistan.svg  Uzbekistan 1386.58
967Increase2.svg 2Flag of the United Arab Emirates.svg  United Arab Emirates 1366.45
1071Decrease2.svg 1Flag of Jordan.svg  Jordan 1350.21
1177Increase2.svg 3Flag of Oman.svg  Oman 1323.23
1280Increase2.svg 2Flag of Bahrain.svg  Bahrain 1307.53
1388Steady2.svgFlag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China 1275.22
1489Steady2.svgFlag of Syria.svg  Syria 1266.52
1593Increase2.svg 4Flag of Palestine.svg  Palestine 1238.66
1699Steady2.svgFlag of Tajikistan.svg  Tajikistan 1216.76
17100Increase2.svg 4Flag of Kyrgyzstan (2023).svg  Kyrgyzstan 1213.6
18101Steady2.svgFlag of Thailand.svg  Thailand 1208.93
19115Decrease2.svg 10Flag of Vietnam.svg  Vietnam 1164.54
20118Decrease2.svg 4Flag of North Korea.svg  North Korea 1160.57
21120Decrease2.svg 5Flag of Lebanon.svg  Lebanon 1158.96
22121Decrease2.svg 4Flag of India.svg  India 1145.94
23134Increase2.svg 8Flag of Indonesia.svg  Indonesia 1102.7
24138Decrease2.svg 6Flag of Malaysia.svg  Malaysia 1094.54
25139Decrease2.svg 2Flag of Kuwait.svg  Kuwait 1085.46
26141Decrease2.svg 2Flag of the Philippines.svg  Philippines 1075.14
27143Decrease2.svg 2Flag of Turkmenistan.svg  Turkmenistan 1072.52
28151Increase2.svg 7Flag of Afghanistan (2004-2013).svg  Afghanistan 1036.92
29155Increase2.svg 1Flag of Singapore.svg  Singapore 1019.06
30156Decrease2.svg 5Flag of Yemen.svg  Yemen 1017.05
31157Decrease2.svg 3Flag of Hong Kong.svg  Hong Kong 1012.83
32159Decrease2.svg 6Flag of Chinese Taipei (Olympics; 1986-2010).svg  Chinese Taipei 1007.3
33161Steady2.svgFlag of Maldives.svg  Maldives 1003.48
34163Decrease2.svg 1Flag of Myanmar.svg  Myanmar 999.46
35178Decrease2.svg 3Flag of Nepal.svg    Nepal 937.84
36179Steady2.svgFlag of Cambodia.svg  Cambodia 925.4
37184Decrease2.svg 1Flag of Bangladesh.svg  Bangladesh 905.3
38185Decrease2.svg 1Flag of Bhutan.svg  Bhutan 904.1
39186Increase2.svg 1Flag of Macau.svg  Macau 896.62
40190Decrease2.svg 1Flag of Laos.svg  Laos 889.62
41191Decrease2.svg 1Flag of Mongolia.svg  Mongolia 884.04
42194Steady2.svgFlag of Brunei.svg  Brunei 872.65
43195Steady2.svgFlag of Pakistan.svg  Pakistan 849.94
44198Increase2.svg 2Flag of East Timor.svg  East Timor 843.4
45204Steady2.svgFlag of Sri Lanka.svg  Sri Lanka 829.41
46205Steady2.svgFlag of Guam.svg  Guam 821.91
*Local rankings based on FIFA ranking points
FIFA Women's Rankings (as of 15 March 2024) [27]
AFC*FIFA+/-National TeamPoints
17Increase2.svg 1Flag of Japan.svg  Japan 1982.52
211Decrease2.svg 2Flag of North Korea.svg  North Korea 1943.66
312Steady2.svgFlag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia 1888.93
419Steady2.svgFlag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China 1803.4
520Steady2.svgFlag of South Korea.svg  South Korea 1796.68
637Steady2.svgFlag of Vietnam.svg  Vietnam 1611.3
739Decrease2.svg 1Flag of the Philippines.svg  Philippines 1558.3
840Increase2.svg 2Flag of Chinese Taipei (Olympics; 1986-2010).svg  Chinese Taipei 1545.1
947Increase2.svg 1Flag of Thailand.svg  Thailand 1518.37
1048Decrease2.svg 1Flag of Uzbekistan.svg  Uzbekistan 1516.95
1154Steady2.svgFlag of Myanmar.svg  Myanmar 1481.44
1261Decrease2.svg 2Flag of Iran.svg  Iran 1412.45
1366Decrease2.svg 1Flag of India.svg  India 1389.02
1474Steady2.svgFlag of Jordan.svg  Jordan 1331.17
1579Steady2.svgFlag of Hong Kong.svg  Hong Kong 1275.27
1686Decrease2.svg 1Flag of Bahrain.svg  Bahrain 1254.12
1791Decrease2.svg 2Flag of Laos.svg  Laos 1217.34
1896Steady2.svgFlag of Malaysia.svg  Malaysia 1213.21
19100Increase2.svg 5Flag of Nepal.svg  Nepal 1208.42
20101Decrease2.svg 8Flag of Guam.svg  Guam 1206.27
21109Decrease2.svg 1Flag of Indonesia.svg  Indonesia 1179.93
22114Steady2.svgFlag of the United Arab Emirates.svg  United Arab Emirates 1158.26
23115Increase2.svg 1Flag of Cambodia.svg  Cambodia 1144.56
24128Steady2.svgFlag of Mongolia.svg  Mongolia 1103.77
25130Steady2.svgFlag of Kyrgyzstan (2023).svg  Kyrgyzstan 1099.57
26132Increase2.svg 2Flag of Lebanon.svg  Lebanon 1090.59
27136Steady2.svgFlag of Palestine.svg  Palestine 1080.47
28137Steady2.svgFlag of Singapore.svg  Singapore 1080.39
29139Steady2.svgFlag of Turkmenistan.svg  Turkmenistan 1075.41
30140Steady2.svgFlag of Bangladesh.svg  Bangladesh 1068.52
31154Steady2.svgFlag of Tajikistan.svg  Tajikistan 991.2
32157Steady2.svgFlag of Sri Lanka.svg  Sri Lanka 955.21
33158Steady2.svgFlag of Pakistan.svg  Pakistan 949.54
34159Steady2.svgFlag of East Timor.svg  East Timor 946.01
35161Increase2.svg 1Flag of Maldives.svg  Maldives 938.55
36162Decrease2.svg 2Flag of Syria.svg  Syria 931.42
37172New.pngFlag of Iraq.svg  Iraq 862.8
38173Decrease2.svg 1Flag of Bhutan.svg  Bhutan 853.48
39174Decrease2.svg 1Flag of Macau.svg  Macau 850.91
40175Steady2.svgFlag of Saudi Arabia.svg  Saudi Arabia 848.57
*Local rankings based on FIFA ranking points

Historical leaders

Men's
Japan national football teamIran national football teamJapan national football teamIran national football teamAustralia national association football teamIran national football teamJapan national football teamIran national football teamJapan national football teamIran national football teamJapan national football teamAustralia national association football teamJapan national football teamAustralia national association football teamJapan national football teamAustralia national association football teamJapan national football teamIran national football teamAustralia national association football teamJapan national football teamAsian Football Confederation
Iran national football teamJapan national football teamIran national football teamJapan national football teamKorea Republic national football teamIran national football teamKorea Republic national football teamJapan national football teamKorea Republic national football teamIran national football teamJapan national football teamSaudi Arabia national football teamIran national football teamKorea Republic national football teamJapan national football teamIran national football teamKorea Republic national football teamIran national football teamKorea Republic national football teamSaudi Arabia national football teamKorea Republic national football teamJapan national football teamKorea Republic national football teamJapan national football teamKorea Republic national football teamJapan national football teamSaudi Arabia national football teamKorea Republic national football teamAsian Football Confederation
Women's
Japan women's national football teamAustralia women's national football teamNorth Korea women's national football teamAustralia women's national football teamJapan women's national football teamAustralia women's national football teamJapan women's national football teamAustralia women's national football teamJapan women's national football teamNorth Korea women's national football teamChina women's national football teamAsian Football Confederation

Team of the Year

Men

FIFA Men's World Ranking

Teams ranking in the top four – Men's [26]
YearFirstSecondThirdFourth
2023 Flag of Japan.svg  Japan Flag of Iran.svg  Iran Flag of South Korea.svg  South Korea Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia
2022 Flag of Japan.svg  Japan Flag of Iran.svg  Iran Flag of South Korea.svg  South Korea Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia
2021 Flag of Iran.svg  Iran Flag of Japan.svg  Japan Flag of South Korea.svg  South Korea Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia
2020 Flag of Japan.svg  Japan Flag of Iran.svg  Iran Flag of South Korea.svg  South Korea Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia
2019 Flag of Japan.svg  Japan Flag of Iran.svg  Iran Flag of South Korea.svg  South Korea Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia
2018 Flag of Iran.svg  Iran Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia Flag of Japan.svg  Japan Flag of South Korea.svg  South Korea
2017 Flag of Iran.svg  Iran Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia Flag of Japan.svg  Japan Flag of South Korea.svg  South Korea
2016 Flag of Iran.svg  Iran Flag of South Korea.svg  South Korea Flag of Japan.svg  Japan Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia
2015 Flag of Iran.svg  Iran Flag of South Korea.svg  South Korea Flag of Japan.svg  Japan Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia
2014 Flag of Iran.svg  Iran Flag of Japan.svg  Japan Flag of South Korea.svg  South Korea Flag of Uzbekistan.svg  Uzbekistan
2013 Flag of Iran.svg  Iran Flag of Japan.svg  Japan Flag of South Korea.svg  South Korea Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia
2012 Flag of Japan.svg  Japan Flag of South Korea.svg  South Korea Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia Flag of Iran.svg  Iran
2011 Flag of Japan.svg  Japan Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia Flag of South Korea.svg  South Korea Flag of Iran.svg  Iran
2010 Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia Flag of Japan.svg  Japan Flag of South Korea (1997-2011).svg  South Korea Flag of Iran.svg  Iran
2009 Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia Flag of Japan.svg  Japan Flag of South Korea (1997-2011).svg  South Korea Flag of Bahrain.svg  Bahrain
2008 Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia Flag of Japan.svg  Japan Flag of South Korea (1997-2011).svg  South Korea Flag of Iran.svg  Iran
2007 Flag of Japan.svg  Japan Flag of Iran.svg  Iran Flag of South Korea (1997-2011).svg  South Korea Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia
2006 Flag of Iran.svg  Iran Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia Flag of Uzbekistan.svg  Uzbekistan Flag of Japan.svg  Japan
2005 Flag of Japan.svg  Japan Flag of Iran.svg  Iran Flag of South Korea (1997-2011).svg  South Korea Flag of Saudi Arabia.svg  Saudi Arabia
2004 Flag of Japan.svg  Japan Flag of Iran.svg  Iran Flag of South Korea (1997-2011).svg  South Korea Flag of Saudi Arabia.svg  Saudi Arabia
2003 Flag of South Korea (1997-2011).svg  South Korea Flag of Saudi Arabia.svg  Saudi Arabia Flag of Iran.svg  Iran Flag of Japan.svg  Japan
2002 Flag of South Korea (1997-2011).svg  South Korea Flag of Japan.svg  Japan Flag of Iran.svg  Iran Flag of Saudi Arabia.svg  Saudi Arabia
2001 Flag of Iran.svg  Iran Flag of Saudi Arabia.svg  Saudi Arabia Flag of Japan.svg  Japan Flag of South Korea (1997-2011).svg  South Korea
2000 Flag of Saudi Arabia.svg  Saudi Arabia Flag of Iran.svg  Iran Flag of Japan.svg  Japan Flag of South Korea (1997-2011).svg  South Korea
1999 Flag of Saudi Arabia.svg  Saudi Arabia Flag of Iran.svg  Iran Flag of South Korea (1997-2011).svg  South Korea Flag of the United Arab Emirates.svg  United Arab Emirates
1998 Flag of South Korea (1997-2011).svg  South Korea Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg  Japan Flag of Kuwait.svg  Kuwait Flag of Iran.svg  Iran
1997 Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg  Japan Flag of South Korea (1997-2011).svg  South Korea Flag of Saudi Arabia.svg  Saudi Arabia Flag of Kuwait.svg  Kuwait
1996 Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg  Japan Flag of Saudi Arabia.svg  Saudi Arabia Flag of South Korea (1984-1997).svg  South Korea Flag of Thailand.svg  Thailand
1995 Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg  Japan Flag of South Korea (1984-1997).svg  South Korea Flag of Saudi Arabia.svg  Saudi Arabia Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China
1994 Flag of Saudi Arabia.svg  Saudi Arabia Flag of South Korea (1984-1997).svg  South Korea Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg  Japan Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China
1993 Flag of Saudi Arabia.svg  Saudi Arabia Flag of South Korea (1984-1997).svg  South Korea Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg  Japan Flag of the United Arab Emirates.svg  United Arab Emirates
Performances by countries
TeamFirst placeSecond placeThird place
Flag of Japan.svg  Japan 12 (1995, 1996, 1997, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2011, 2012, 2019, 2020, 2022, 2023)8 (1998, 2002, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2013, 2014, 2021)8 (1993, 1994, 2000, 2001, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018)
Flag of Iran.svg  Iran 9 (2000, 2006, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2021)9 (1999, 2000, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2019, 2020, 2022, 2023)2 (2002, 2003)
Flag of Saudi Arabia.svg  Saudi Arabia 4 (1993, 1994, 1999, 2000)3 (1996, 2001, 2003)2 (1995, 1997)
Flag of South Korea.svg  South Korea 3 (1998, 2002, 2003)7 (1993, 1994, 1995, 1997, 2012, 2015, 2016)16 (1996, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023)
Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia 3 (2008, 2009, 2010)3 (2011, 2017, 2017)1 (2012)
Flag of Uzbekistan.svg  Uzbekistan 001 (2006)
Flag of Kuwait.svg  Kuwait 001 (1998)
Women

FIFA Women's World Ranking

Teams ranking in the top four – Women's [27]
YearFirstSecondThirdFourth
2023 Flag of Japan.svg  Japan Flag of North Korea.svg  North Korea Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China
2022 Flag of North Korea.svg  North Korea Flag of Japan.svg  Japan Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China
2021 Flag of North Korea.svg  North Korea Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia Flag of Japan.svg  Japan Flag of South Korea.svg  South Korea
2020 Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia Flag of Japan.svg  Japan Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China Flag of South Korea.svg  South Korea
2019 Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia Flag of Japan.svg  Japan Flag of North Korea.svg  North Korea Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China
2018 Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia Flag of Japan.svg  Japan Flag of North Korea.svg  North Korea Flag of South Korea.svg  South Korea
2017 Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia Flag of Japan.svg  Japan Flag of North Korea.svg  North Korea Flag of South Korea.svg  South Korea
2016 Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia Flag of Japan.svg  Japan Flag of North Korea.svg  North Korea Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China
2015 Flag of Japan.svg  Japan Flag of North Korea.svg  North Korea Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China
2014 Flag of Japan.svg  Japan Flag of North Korea.svg  North Korea Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China
2013 Flag of Japan.svg  Japan Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia Flag of North Korea.svg  North Korea Flag of South Korea.svg  South Korea
2012 Flag of Japan.svg  Japan Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia Flag of North Korea.svg  North Korea Flag of South Korea.svg  South Korea
2011 Flag of Japan.svg  Japan Flag of North Korea.svg  North Korea Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia Flag of South Korea.svg  South Korea
2010 Flag of Japan.svg  Japan Flag of North Korea.svg  North Korea Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China
2009 Flag of North Korea.svg  North Korea Flag of Japan.svg  Japan Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia
2008 Flag of North Korea.svg  North Korea Flag of Japan.svg  Japan Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia
2007 Flag of North Korea.svg  North Korea Flag of Japan.svg  Japan Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China
2006 Flag of North Korea.svg  North Korea Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China Flag of Japan.svg  Japan Flag of South Korea.svg  South Korea
2005 Flag of North Korea.svg  North Korea Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China Flag of Japan.svg  Japan Flag of South Korea.svg  South Korea
2004 Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China Flag of North Korea.svg  North Korea Flag of Japan.svg  Japan Flag of Chinese Taipei (Olympics; 1986-2010).svg  Chinese Taipei
2003 Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China Flag of North Korea.svg  North Korea Flag of Japan.svg  Japan Flag of Chinese Taipei (Olympics; 1986-2010).svg  Chinese Taipei
Performances by countries

Men's elo rankings

World Football Elo Ratings for AFC members: [28]

AFCElo RankingsCountryElo ratings1 year change
115Flag of Japan.svg  Japan 1,854Increase2.svg 16
227Flag of Iran.svg  Iran 1,801Decrease2.svg 2
329Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia 1,771Increase2.svg 14
432Flag of South Korea.svg  South Korea 1,760Decrease2.svg 6
557Flag of Iraq.svg  Iraq 1,616Increase2.svg 10
661Flag of Uzbekistan.svg  Uzbekistan 1,607Increase2.svg 9
762Flag of Jordan.svg  Jordan 1,598Increase2.svg 4
865Flag of Oman.svg  Oman 1,574Increase2.svg 4
967Flag of Saudi Arabia.svg  Saudi Arabia 1,572Decrease2.svg 8
1077Flag of Qatar.svg  Qatar 1,515Decrease2.svg 29
1179Flag of Bahrain.svg  Bahrain 1,501Decrease2.svg 1
1287Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China 1,478Increase2.svg 3
1391Flag of the United Arab Emirates.svg  United Arab Emirates 1,453Decrease2.svg 10
1498Flag of Palestine.svg  Palestine 1,433Decrease2.svg 5
15103Flag of Syria.svg  Syria 1,415Decrease2.svg 15
16107Flag of Vietnam.svg  Vietnam 1,400Increase2.svg 5
17109Flag of Kuwait.svg  Kuwait 1,391Increase2.svg 29
18113Flag of North Korea.svg  North Korea 1,375Decrease2.svg 3
18113Flag of Thailand.svg  Thailand 1,375Decrease2.svg 6
20127Flag of Tajikistan.svg  Tajikistan 1,325Increase2.svg 9
21135Flag of Lebanon.svg  Lebanon 1,303Decrease2.svg 16
22137Flag of Indonesia.svg  Indonesia 1,284Increase2.svg 13
23138Flag of Malaysia.svg  Malaysia 1,282Increase2.svg 23
24143Flag of India.svg  India 1,272Increase2.svg 10
25154Flag of Turkmenistan.svg  Turkmenistan 1,235Decrease2.svg 5
26155Flag of Kyrgyzstan (2023).svg  Kyrgyzstan 1,231Decrease2.svg 13
27169Flag of Singapore.svg  Singapore 1,134Increase2.svg 4
28170Flag of Hong Kong.svg  Hong Kong 1,121Decrease2.svg 1
29177Flag of Yemen.svg  Yemen 1,092Decrease2.svg 2
30178Flag of Afghanistan (2013-2021).svg  Afghanistan 1,085Decrease2.svg 2
31185Flag of the Philippines.svg  Philippines 1,031Decrease2.svg 8
32194Flag of Nepal.svg    Nepal 930Increase2.svg 2
33195Flag of Chinese Taipei (Olympics; 1986-2010).svg  Chinese Taipei 924Increase2.svg 2
34197Flag of Myanmar.svg  Myanmar 910Decrease2.svg 2
35198Flag of Bangladesh.svg  Bangladesh 903Increase2.svg 8
36201Flag of Maldives.svg  Maldives 898Decrease2.svg 4
37204Flag of Cambodia.svg  Cambodia 863Increase2.svg 1
38209Flag of Pakistan.svg  Pakistan 810Decrease2.svg 7
38209Flag of Mongolia.svg  Mongolia 810