|Association|| Chinese Taipei Football Association (CTFA) |
|Sub-confederation||EAFF (East Asia)|
|Head coach||Vom Ca-nhum|
|Most caps||Chen Po-Liang (79)|
|Top scorer||Chen Po-Liang (25)|
|Home stadium|| Taipei Municipal Stadium |
Kaohsiung National Stadium
|Current|| 136 |
|Highest||121 (April–May 2018)|
|Lowest||191 (June 2016)|
|Current|| 195 |
|Highest||60 (September 1965)|
|Lowest||213 (12 March 2015)|
(Manila, Philippines; 1 February 1913)
(Manila, Philippines; 1 May 1954)
(Macau, China; 17 June 2007)
(Al Ain, United Arab Emirates; 9 November 2006)
|Appearances||2 (first in 1960 )|
|Best result||Third place (1960)|
|AFC Challenge Cup|
|Appearances||1 (first in 2006 )|
|Best result||Quarter-finals (2006)|
|Chinese Taipei national football team|
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.
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.
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 halfway 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.
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.
Runners-up Third place Fourth placeChampions
|FIFA World Cup record||FIFA World Cup qualification record|
|Territory: Part of Japan / Government: Ruled mainland China only, which did not enter||Did not exist|
|Did not enter||Did not enter|
|Did not enter||Did not enter|
|Did not qualify||4||0||0||4||1||17|
|To be determined|
|To be determined||To be determimed|
|1900 to 1936||Territory: Part of Japan / Government: Ruled mainland China only, which did not enter|
|1952 to 1956||Did not enter|
|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|
|Did not qualify|
|Did not enter|
|Did not qualify|
|Did not qualify|
|EAFF East Asian Cup record||Preliminary round|
|Did not qualify||4||3||0||1||13||3|
In 2002, the age is limited under 23 years old.
Here are Taiwan's football results and fixtures' record since 1949.
Win Draw Lose
|15 October 2019 2022 WCQ R2|| Chinese Taipei ||1–7||Kaohsiung, Taiwan|
|19:10 UTC+8||Report||Stadium: National Stadium |
Referee: Mongkolchai Pechsri (Thailand)
|14 November 2019 2022 WCQ R2|| Kuwait ||9–0||Kuwait City, Kuwait|
|19:00 UTC+3||Report||Stadium: Jaber Al-Ahmad International Stadium |
Referee: Mohd Amirul Izwan Yaacob (Malaysia)
|AFC Asian Cup||AFC Asian Cup qualification|
|Did not qualify||4||0||0||4||2||18|
|Did not enter|
|Did not qualify||4||1||0||3||2||8|
|Asian Games Record|
|2002–present||See Chinese Taipei national under-23 football team|
The following players were selected for the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification – AFC Second Round matches against
Caps and goals updated as of 19 November after the match against
|No.||Pos.||Player||Date of birth (age)||Caps||Goals||Club|
|1||GK||Pan Wen-chieh||29 June 1992||32||0|
|18||GK||Chiu Yu-hung||31 August 1994||18||0|
|23||GK||Shih Shin-an||10 October 1992||0||0|
|2||DF||Wang Ruei||10 August 1993||22||1|
|3||DF||Chen Ting-yang||28 September 1992||46||3|
|4||DF||Hung Tzu-kuei||1 June 1993||24||0|
|5||DF||Lin Cheng-yi||30 September 1987||27||2|
|6||DF||Chen Wei-chuan||29 August 1992||28||0|
|8||DF||Cheng Hao||13 January 1997||2||0|
|21||DF||Hsieh Po-an||3 November 1994||5||0|
|7||MF||Will Donkin||26 December 2000||18||0|
|11||MF||Wu Chun-ching||18 December 1988||50||8|
|12||MF||Wen Chih-hao||25 March 1993||45||4|
|13||MF||Lin Chang-lun||28 June 1991||31||2|
|14||MF||Chen Chao-an||22 June 1995||27||2|
|15||MF||Yen Ho-shen||31 December 1990||16||2|
|16||MF||Emilio Estevez||10 August 1998||3||0|
|17||MF||Chen Po-liang||11 August 1988||79||25|
|9||FW||Ko Yu-ting||18 January 1994||10||0|
|10||FW||Chen Hao-wei||30 April 1992||49||8|
|19||FW||Lee Hsiang-wei||15 April 1996||7||0|
|20||FW||Onur Dogan||8 September 1987||27||6|
|22||FW||Chen Jui-chieh||15 July 1995||8||0|
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||18 June 1997||0||0||v. |
|GK||Tuan Hsuan||27 October 1997||0||0||v. |
|MF||Chen Yi-wei||27 March 1987||60||2||v. |
|MF||Wu Yen-shu||21 October 1999||3||0||v. |
|FW||Li Mao||2 November 1992||27||5||v. |
|FW||Yu Chia-huang||23 April 1998||7||0||v. |
The official kit supplier is currently produced by ANGO since 2019, a local sports brand in Taiwan.
|1966, 1968, 1971|
|November 2016–August 2017|
|September 2017 - September 2018|
|September 2018–January 2019|
|January 2019–December 2019|
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