|Nickname(s)||Tebuan (The Hornets)|
|Association||Football Association of Brunei Darussalam|
|Sub-confederation||AFF (Southeast Asia)|
|Head coach||K. Rajagobal|
|Most caps||Azwan Saleh (26)|
|Top scorer||Shah Razen Said (8)|
|Home stadium||Hassanal Bolkiah National Stadium|
|Current||189 (27 May 2021)|
|Highest||140 (December 1992)|
|Lowest||203 (October 2012)|
| Malaysia 8–0 Brunei |
(Bangkok, Thailand; 22 May 1971)
| Brunei 4–0 Timor-Leste |
(Kuching, Malaysia; 2 November 2016)
| Brunei 0–12 United Arab Emirates |
(Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei; 14 April 2001)
|Appearances||1 (first in 1996 )|
|Best result||Group Stage (1996)|
|AFC Challenge Cup|
|Appearances||1 (first in 2006 )|
|Best result||Runner up (2006)|
|AFC Solidarity Cup|
|Appearances||1 (first in 2016 )|
|Best result||Fourth place (2016)|
The Brunei national football team (also known as the Brunei Darussalam national football team) nicknamed Tebuan (The Wasps), is the national team of Brunei, controlled by the Football Association of Brunei Darussalam. The team was founded in 1959 and joined FIFA in 1969. In the past, they have also frequently featured in the Malaysian league and cup competitions as one of the state representative sides.
The Brunei State Football Amateur Association was formed on 15 March 1956. In 1993, the word "Amateur" was dropped, and they were known as the Brunei Football Association. Brunei's experience of international football has been more or less restricted to regional Asian competitions, such as the Southeast Asian Games and the Tiger Cup. So far, Brunei has entered the World Cup qualifiers only three times, in 1986, 2002 and 2018. On these occasions, they did not qualify for the competition. They have made five appearances in the Asian Cup qualifiers, but they have never passed the first qualification round.
Their best achievement was the Malaysia Cup in 1999. Back then, Brunei entered a team to compete in the professional Malaysian league and despite competing against Malaysian clubs, Brunei had previously never made an impact. However, in 1999, they shocked everyone by lifting the Malaysia Cup.
Today there are approximately 2,500 footballers playing with Brunei's registered clubs. Footballers are mostly amateurs or semi professionals.
In September 2009, the Brunei Football Association (BAFA) was suspended due to governmental interference in its affairs, which started with a decision by the Brunei authorities to dissolve BAFA and to replace it with a new federation in December 2008.The suspension was applied with immediate effect and meant that the Brunei club DPMM were no longer permitted to play in the Singapore S-League until it was resolved.
On 19 March 2010, the FIFA Executive Committee agreed to submit to the next FIFA Congress the expulsion of the Football Association of Brunei Darussalam (BAFA) if the BAFA has not been reinstated by then, after noting that no major progress had been made since the BAFA was suspended in September 2009.
FIFA warned that unless BAFA came to FIFA's Congress on 9 June and 10 in South Africa having met the conditions for reinstatement it would be expelled.Brunei were re-instated on 31 May 2011.
|31 May 2019||Beijing Sport University||0–01|
|Report||Stadium: Olympic Sports Centre (Beijing)|
|26 March 2021||Brunei||4–01||Kasuka FC||Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei|
|20:00 UTC+08||Report||Stadium: Track & Field Sports Complex |
Referee: Amdillah Zainuddin (Brunei)
|30 March 2021||Brunei||1–11||Brunei Super League XI||Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei|
|20:00 UTC+08||Report||Stadium: Track & Field Sports Complex |
2022 FIFA World Cup qualification – AFC First Round
|6 June 2019||Mongolia||2–0||Brunei||Ulanbaatar, Mongolia|
|17:00 UTC+08||Report||Stadium: MFF Football Centre |
Referee: Pranjal Banerjee (India)
The following 26 players were called up by NFABD in March 2021.
|No.||Pos.||Player||Date of birth (age)||Caps||Goals||Club|
|GK||Wardun Yussof||14 September 1981||23||0||DPMM FC|
|GK||Haimie Anak Nyaring||31 May 1998||4||0||DPMM FC|
|GK||Mu'izzuddin Ismail||10 February 1987||1||0||MS PPDB|
|DF||Helmi Zambin||30 March 1987||17||1||DPMM FC|
|DF||Afi Aminuddin||9 October 1991||13||0||Kasuka FC|
|DF||Sairol Sahari||9 April 1983||11||0||Kasuka FC|
|DF||Yura Indera Putera Yunos||25 March 1996||8||0||DPMM FC|
|DF||Abdul Mu'iz Sisa||20 April 1991||6||1||DPMM FC|
|DF||Khairil Shahme Suhaimi||16 April 1993||5||0||Indera SC|
|DF||Wafi Aminuddin||20 September 2000||1||0||DPMM FC|
|DF||Hanif Farhan Azman||2 November 2000||0||0||DPMM FC|
|DF||Maziri Maidin||7 July 1991||0||0||Kasuka FC|
|MF||Azwan Saleh||6 January 1988||26||2||DPMM FC|
|MF||Azwan Ali Rahman||11 January 1992||13||4||DPMM FC|
|MF||Hendra Azam Idris||10 August 1988||10||0||DPMM FC|
|MF||Nur Ikhwan Othman||15 January 1993||6||0||DPMM FC|
|MF||Abdul Khair Basri||5 January 1996||3||0||Indera SC|
|MF||Asri Aspar||17 January 1996||1||0||Kasuka FC|
|FW||Najib Tarif||5 February 1988||18||1||DPMM FC|
|FW||Abdul Azizi Ali Rahman||17 January 1987||8||1||DPMM FC|
|FW||Hamizan Aziz Sulaiman||24 January 1989||7||0||Indera SC|
|FW||Razimie Ramlli||6 August 1990||5||3||DPMM FC|
|FW||Nur Asyraffahmi Norsamri||4 May 2000||2||0||DPMM FC|
|FW||Hakeme Yazid Said||8 February 2003||0||0||DPMM FC|
|FW||Hanif Aiman Adanan||4 March 2000||0||0||Kasuka FC|
|FW||Hariz Danial Khallidden||1 November 1996||0||0||MS ABDB|
The following players have also been called up to the Brunei squad from 2019.
|Pos.||Player||Date of birth (age)||Caps||Goals||Club||Latest call-up|
|GK||Ashraf Haledi||7 September 1994||0||0||Kasuka FC||Training camp, November 2020|
|GK||Azriel Arman||27 March 1995||0||0||MS ABDB||Training camp, November 2020|
|GK||Azman Ilham Noor||17 February 1984||9||0||Kota Ranger||Training camp, September 2020|
|GK||Lim Jin Yee||0||0||Kasuka FC||Training camp, September 2020|
|GK||Ishyra Asmin Jabidi||9 July 1998||0||0||MS ABDB||2022 FIFA World Cup qualification|
|DF||Suhaimi Anak Sulau||3 March 1996||3||0||Hoist FT||Training camp, November 2020|
|DF||Abdul Aziz Tamit||7 September 1989||1||0||DPMM FC||Training camp, November 2020|
|DF||Reduan Petara||25 May 1988||6||0||Kasuka FC||Training camp, September 2020|
|DF||Nazhan Zulkifle||17 January 2001||0||0||Kasuka FC||Training camp, September 2020|
|DF||Hanif Hamir||22 February 1997||8||0||DPMM FC||2022 FIFA World Cup qualification|
|DF||Abdul Syakir Basri||2 October 1997||0||0||Indera SC||2022 FIFA World Cup qualification|
|DF||Khalid Mahmud||21 September 1995||0||0||Unattached||2022 FIFA World Cup qualification|
|MF||Maududi Hilmi Kasmi||5 February 1989||14||0||Kasuka FC||Training camp, February 2021|
|MF||Nur Ikhmal Damit||5 March 1993||3||0||Kasuka FC||Training camp, February 2021|
|MF||Amin Sisa||2 January 1998||0||0||Indera SC||Training camp, February 2021|
|MF||Nazirrudin Ismail||27 December 1998||2||0||Indera SC||Training camp, November 2020|
|MF||Aminuddin Zakwan Tahir||24 October 1994||6||1||Indera SC||Training camp, September 2020|
|MF||Aisan Aizuddin Abdullah Aiman||2 February 2002||0||0||Unattached||Training camp, September 2020|
|MF||Norfariz Sayang||0||0||Wijaya FC||Training camp, September 2020|
|MF||Hafis Mahari||26 October 1991||0||0||Unattached||2022 FIFA World Cup qualification|
|FW||Shah Razen Said||14 December 1985||24||8||DPMM FC||Training camp, November 2020|
|FW||Adi Said||15 October 1990||21||7||Kota Ranger||Training camp, November 2020|
This section is missing information about matches before 1993.(April 2021)
Most capped players
|FIFA World Cup record||FIFA World Cup qualification record|
|1930 to 1958||Part of United Kingdom||Part of United Kingdom|
|1962||Not a FIFA member||Not a FIFA member|
|1974||Did not enter||Did not enter|
|1986||Did not qualify||6||0||0||6||2||29|
|1990||Did not enter||Did not enter|
|2002||Did not qualify||6||0||0||6||0||28|
|2006||Did not enter||Did not enter|
|2018||Did not qualify||2||1||0||1||1||2|
|2026||To be determined||To be determined|
|AFC Asian Cup record||AFC Asian Cup qualification record|
|1956 to 1968||Did not enter||Did not enter|
|1972||Did not qualify||3||0||0||3||0||27||−27|
|1988||Did not enter||Did not enter|
|2000||Did not qualify||3||0||0||3||0||11||−11|
|2007||Did not enter||Did not enter|
|2011||Did not qualify||AFC Challenge Cup|
|2019||Did not qualify||2||1||0||1||1||2||−1|
|Asian Games Record|
|2002–present||See Brunei national under-23 football team|
|AFC Challenge Cup|
|2008||Did not qualify|
|Total||Best: Group stage||3||1||1||1||2||2|
|AFC Solidarity Cup|
|Total||Best: Fourth place||4||1||1||2||7||7|
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