Myanmar national football team

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Myanmar
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Nickname(s) Chinthe
Association Myanmar Football Federation
Confederation AFC (Asia)
Sub-confederation AFF (Southeast Asia)
Head coach Michael Feichtenbeiner
Captain Maung Maung Lwin
Most caps David Htan (77)
Top scorer Myo Hlaing Win (36)
Home stadium Thuwunna Stadium
FIFA code MYA
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First colours
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Second colours
FIFA ranking
Current 162 Steady2.svg (15 February 2024) [1]
Highest96 (April 1996)
Lowest182 (August 2012, October 2012)
First international
Flag of Hong Kong 1959.svg  Hong Kong 5–2 Burma  Flag of Burma (1948-1974).svg
(Hong Kong; 17 February 1950) [2]
Biggest win
Flag of Burma (1948-1974).svg  Burma 9–0 Singapore  Flag of Singapore.svg
(Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; 9 November 1969)
Biggest defeat
Flag of Japan.svg  Japan 10–0 Myanmar  Flag of Myanmar.svg
(Chiba, Japan; 28 May 2021)
Asian Cup
Appearances1 (first in 1968 )
Best resultRunners-up (1968)
AFC Challenge Cup
Appearances3 (first in 2008 )
Best resultFourth place (2008, 2010)
AFF Championship
Appearances13 (first in 1996 )
Best resultFourth place (2004)
Semi-finals (2016)

The Myanmar national football team (Burmese : မြန်မာ့လက်ရွေးစင်အမျိုးသားအသင်း) represents Myanmar in men's international association football and is governed by the Myanmar Football Federation. [3]

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It was known as the Burma national football team until 1989, when Burma was renamed Myanmar. During their heydays, the team finished second in the 1968 Asian Cup, participated in the Summer Olympics in 1972 and in the Asian Games and having won the Asian Games twice; in 1966 and 1970, and the football event of the Southeast Asian Games on five successive occasions; in 1965, 1967, 1969, 1971 and 1973. They did not participate in any World Cup qualification for the rest of the 20th century, contributing to the downfall of the national side.

Since being renamed, Myanmar's highest achievement has been the silver medal at 1993 Southeast Asian Games. Myanmar played its first World Cup qualifiers in 2007 in the 2010 World Cup qualifiers, losing 0–7 and 0–4 to China.

History

The golden eras (1948–1970s)

Burma participated in 1954 Asian Games and won a bronze medal, standing behind Taiwan (gold) and South Korea (silver); this was the beginning of the golden era. On the other hand, the nation was not expected to contend for a medal in the Olympic-type Asian Games. In the meantime, this delegation became the first male Burmese team to win a continental medal. Against all odds, the Burma team bettered their 1954 effort by winning the gold medal in the Asian Games, which was held at Bangkok in the mid-1960s. In that tournament, Burma beat Iran in the gold-medal game. [4]

The 1966 Asian Games gold medal-winning squad established itself as one of the two best teams in the region as it finished as runner-up to Iran at the 1968 Asian Cup. Having won a silver medal in 1968, the men's soccer team had a strong performance in the early 1970s as it qualified to compete in the 1972 Summer Olympics, which was held at Munich (West Germany), upon being one of the three finalists in the Asian tournament. Despite only winning against Sudan with 2–0, the Burmese players won the Fair Play Award. The following year, the nation earned its fifth consecutive Southeast Asian Games gold medal at Singapore City (Kuala Lumpur 1965, Bangkok 1967, Rangoon 1969, and Kuala Lumpur 1971). [5]

Three years before that, the national team wrote perhaps their most important chapter: they captured the continental title for the second time in a row, after the Burmese Olympic Committee sent footballers to Thailand for the 1970 Asian Games. Burma thus became the third football squad to win the Asian tournament twice. They were declared national heroes in Rangoon, the then capital of Burma, with their second consecutive gold medal in men's soccer. [4]

During this golden era, Burma produced many talented footballers. One among them is Suk Bahadur who is now considered as the greatest Burmese footballer of all time for his outstanding contribution to Burmese football. [4]

Over the following years, mainly due to political problems within the country, the national side's ability to defend its Asian title slowly faded away.

Decline and struggle (1970s–2010s)

In the later years, Burma were unable to achieve similar results like in the golden era, due to many factors. The collapse of whole Burmese football system during the rule of Ne Win and later, the junta, had a negative impact on Burmese football team. Lack of funding and poor infrastructure prevented many Burmese players to play abroad, thus leading to retirement. At the same time, the rise of Malaysia, Indonesia, Vietnam and Thailand made Myanmar's golden era fade away.

Despite this, Myanmar managed to win silver medal in 1993 Southeast Asian Games, after losing to Thailand in the final, or the 2004 Tiger Cup when Myanmar won bronze.

Resurgence (2010–2019)

Myanmar's 2011 reforms had been a major point of turning Myanmar's football, which had declined since 1970s. During this era, a new wave of Burmese football had arrived with the change of Myanmar's political climate, after many years under junta's rule.

The arrival of Gerd Zeise, a German manager, had been the crucial point. Under Gerd, Myanmar's football since reforms has witnessed a significant progress. The U-20 Myanmar team qualified to Myanmar's first ever FIFA tournament, the 2015 FIFA U-20 World Cup after going to the semi-finals in the 2014 AFC U-19 Championship as host. In 2016 AFF Suzuki Cup, Myanmar, as host, once again went to semi-finals, only losing to eventual champions, Thailand.

Between these successes, a lot of problems remain. Myanmar's football capability has been questioned after their disastrous 2018 World Cup qualification; while on the same time, a lot of teams in Asia have also risen up after many years under shadows. Once again, Myanmar failed to qualify for 2019 AFC Asian Cup, when they suffered a tremendous 1–5 defeat at the hand of Kyrgyzstan. In an efforts to prepared the team for the 2018 AFF Championship, on 13 October 2018, Myanmar played a friendly match against Bolivia at the Thuwunna Stadium losing 3–0 in the process.Under Antoine Hey, Myanmar also had an unsuccessful 2018 AFF Championship, with the team was knocked out from the group stage, and Hey resigned after the tournament.

Myanmar began their 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification grouping with old rival Kyrgyzstan, as well as Tajikistan, Mongolia and especially powerhouse Japan. Under the guidance of the new manager Miodrag Radulović, Myanmar had a disastrous beginning when the team fell 0–1 to Mongolia away, 0–2 to Japan at home and especially a 0–7 away defeat to the Kyrgyz, causing the Montenegrin to be fired. After the defeat to Kyrgyzstan, old coach Antoine Hey returned, where he helped Myanmar to gain a shock home win 4–3 over Tajikistan before beating Mongolia 1–0 also at home to boost morale. [6]

The dramatic fall (2020–2022)

The COVID-19 pandemic in Myanmar and subsequent Myanmar protests depleted greatly the national team when many key players refused to represent Myanmar in international football citing the junta's involvement. [7] As for the result, Myanmar brought to Japan with half of its squad members weren't regular starters, and suffered its worst defeat in modern era to the host 0–10, forcing Antoine Hey's men to win their 2 remaining matches against Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan while hoping for defeats from their 2 main opponents in the same time against Japan (and even a draw or a defeat against Mongolia for Kyrgyzstan) to be among the 4 best runners-up. [8] Having lost to Kyrgyzstan 1–8 the next match, Myanmar were officially eliminated from the World Cup and the top 2 spots in the group. Eventually, Myanmar confirmed its bottom place in the group, losing 0–4 to Tajikistan, and have to play the 2023 AFC Asian Cup qualification.

During the 2020 AFF Suzuki Cup, Singapore defeated Myanmar 3–0, with Ikhsan Fandi scoring a brace. However in the next match, Myanmar bounced back from that defeat with Than Paing and Maung Maung Lwin both scoring a goal to earn a 2–0 victory over Timor-Leste which give the team the hope of qualifying to the semi-finals. However, those hopes were made impossible after Thailand won 4–0 against Myanmar which ended a disastrous tournament after failing to defeat the Philippines in the final matchday.

Myanmar were also drawn in the group of death in the 2023 AFC Asian Cup qualification, being drawn with Kyrgyzstan,Tajikistan and also Singapore. The team failed to secure a points in the 2023 AFC Asian Cup qualification being humiliated by Singapore 6–2, Tajikistan 4–0 and Kyrgyzstan 2–0.

The 2022 AFF Championship took place with Myanmar having friendly matches in Thailand as preparation fixtures. They won two matches against club teams, Chonburi and Samut Prakan. Despite this, they lost 6–0 to old rivals Thailand, although the opponents fielded a weaker squad. Myanmar then played their opening match against Malaysia, but although counter-attacking play was good, they lost 1–0 due to Faisal Halim's goal and a late penalty from Win Naing Tun being saved from Malaysia's Syihan Hazmi. In the next match, Myanmar played Singapore at the Jalan Besar Stadium, an artificial grass which cost them in addition to poor performances as the final result was 3–2 in Singapore's favour conceding the last goal from a goalkeeper punt kick which assisted Shawal Anuar to secured the 3 points for Singapore. However, Maung Maung Lwin did score two goals in this match: one being a composed right top corner finish while the other was a first-time volley. The team's chances of qualifying had been ruined, as they played Laos on home soil, going down 1–0 early on through Soukaphone Vongchiengkham but Kyaw Min Oo, who was having an excellent tournament scored a header, completely unmarked. Laos scored back to take the lead up to 2–1 however in the 90+6 minutes, Myanmar captain Maung Maung Lwin secured a point for Myanmar as the match ended at 2–2 which also mean that this draw confirmed the team's elimination from the tournament. They lost 3–0 against Vietnam in their final match and they failed to registered a single win in the AFF Championship for the first time since the 2014 edition. On 31 January 2023, Antoine Hey resigned from his position as head coach. Despite the poor results, the team can take positives away from this tournament as the playing style was praised by many fans.

Glimpses of hope (2023–present)

In March 2023, Germany head coach Michael Feichtenbeiner was task to take Myanmar with a positive results. With the domestic league being more active compared to last year's competition, Myanmar fans had no reason not to be optimistic when they participated in the 2023 Tri-Nation Series tournament hosted by India. This tournament saw the big returns of Aung Thu and Nyein Chan Aung after boycotting call-ups over the coup earlier, which was seen as a surprise. Players such as Lwin Moe Aung, Hein Htet Aung and Win Naing Tun were also called up to the national squad. In the first match, the finishing cost Myanmar against a tough India side, losing 1–0 with a goal in first half stoppage time by Anirudh Thapa. In the second match against Kyrgyzstan, Myanmar midfielder Kyaw Min Oo blew a big leading chance with a penalty miss in the first half. Despite this miss, Myanmar continued to press and trouble the Kyrgyzstan defence and were eventually rewarded with a goal from Aung Thu in the 82' minute. However, they gave away a goal in the 90+6' minute from a corner kick. Despite it being a draw, this result showed the return of the winning spirit that Myanmar desperately needed during the last year. The Myanmar team had shown a significant improvement throughout the last 6 months, and it showed in the match against Kyrgyzstan.

In June 2023, Myanmar travelled to Dalian to face China and Macau in the international friendly window in which Myanmar played their first match against China but came out with a 4–0 defeat despite a strong showing in the first half. On 19 June 2023, Macau was Myanmar's next opponent and goals from Lwin Moe Aung and Maung Maung Lwin secured a 2–0 win which secured Myanmar's first win in over two years since their last win over Timor-Leste on 8 December 2021. In September 2023, Myanmar played both of their friendly match at home against Nepal which the first match resulted in a disappointing 0–0 draw, with Myanmar goalkeeper Kyaw Zin Phyo saving Anjan Bista's penalty. In the second match, the performance significantly improved and Myanmar won 1–0 to an 86' minute goal by striker Win Naing Tun. In October 2023, Myanmar played against Macau in the 2026 FIFA World Cup qualification first round match at home which see them thrashing Macau 5–1 at home on 12 October 2023. Myanmar failed to produce the same performance in the second leg however, as Macau put up a strong resistance to end the game in a disappointing goalless draw; still, due to having won 5–1 in the first leg, Myanmar advanced to the second round of the qualification, where Myanmar will have to face sterner oppositions in group B, which are Syria, North Korea and notably Asian hegemon Japan, which had impressed greatly in the 2022 FIFA World Cup.

Amidst the backdrop at ongoing security crisis at home soil, notably with the kickstarting of the Operation 1027 that led to war and destruction in the country's borderlands and glimpse of war closer to Yangon, where Myanmar team chose to base themselves, the Burmese started their campaign with a predictable 5–0 thumping to the hand of Japan, the highest-ranked team in Asia at the time, before suffering an agonising 6–1 loss to North Korea at home soil, in which Win Naing Tun scored Myanmar's solitary goal. On 21 March 2024, Myanmar shockingly held Syria to a 1–1 draw after Soe Moe Kyaw scored the only goal for the team during the 2026 FIFA World Cup qualification match, which was a surprise after Syria's decent performance in the 2023 AFC Asian Cup earlier. Unfortunately, Myanmar could not keep up with the tempo in the returning leg, losing 7–0 to Syria in a match where the Burmese were reduced to ten due to a red card by Hein Phyo Win.

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Kits

The Myanmar national team used to play with a kit made by FBT. This contract lasted until 2018.

In November 2018, the Myanmar national team signed a six-year contract with Warrix Sports. The sports kit sponsorship contract is valued at US$5.67 million and it will run from 1 November 2018 to 31 December 2024. [9]

On 6 November 2018, Warrix introduced a new Myanmar home and away kit. Myanmar's home kit is a red shirt with red shorts and red socks while the away kit is a white shirt with white shorts and white socks.

Myanmar national football team kits
Kit ProviderPeriod
Flag of Germany.svg Adidas 2011–2013
Flag of Italy.svg Lotto 2013–2015
Flag of Thailand.svg FBT 2015–2018
Flag of Thailand.svg Warrix 2018–present

Stadium

Myanmar plays most of its home matches in Thuwunna Stadium in Yangon, Myanmar. The stadium is larger and more up-to-date than the outdated Bogyoke Aung San Stadium. In 2013, the stadium was upgraded to a seating capacity of 50,000 spectators from the previous capacity of 32,000. [10] It also hosted the 2016 AFF Championship Group B matches .

Myanmar national football team home stadiums
ImageStadiumCapacityLocationLast match
Thuwunna Stadium.JPG Thuwunna Stadium 50,000 Yangon v  Flag of Macau.svg  Macau (12 October 2023; 2026 FIFA World Cup qualification)
Mandalarthiri Stadium.JPG Mandalar Thiri Stadium 31,270 Mandalay v  Flag of Nepal.svg    Nepal (7 November 2019; Friendly)

Results and fixtures

The following is a list of match results in the last 12 months, as well as any future matches that have been scheduled.

  Win  Draw  Loss  Fixture

2023

16 June Friendly China  Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg4–0Flag of Myanmar.svg  Myanmar Dalian, China
18:30  UTC+8
Stadium: Dalian Barracuda Bay Football Stadium
Attendance: 27,651
Referee: Tanimoto Ryo (Japan)
19 June Friendly Myanmar  Flag of Myanmar.svg2–0Flag of Macau.svg  Macau Dalian, China
17:00  UTC+8 Report Stadium: Dalian Pro Soccer Academy Base
Referee: Fu Ming (China)
8 September Friendly Myanmar  Flag of Myanmar.svg0–0Flag of Nepal.svg    Nepal Yangon, Myanmar
16:30  UTC+6:30 Stadium: Thuwunna Stadium
11 September Friendly Myanmar  Flag of Myanmar.svg1–0Flag of Nepal.svg    Nepal Yangon, Myanmar
16:30  UTC+6:30 Win Naing Tun Soccerball shade.svg86'Stadium: Thuwunna Stadium
12 October 2026 World Cup qualification Myanmar  Flag of Myanmar.svg5–1Flag of Macau.svg  Macau Yangon, Myanmar
16:00  UTC+6:30
Report
Stadium: Thuwunna Stadium
Attendance: 6,213
Referee: Pranjal Banerjee (India)
17 October 2026 World Cup qualification Macau  Flag of Macau.svg0–0
(1–5 agg.)
Flag of Myanmar.svg  Myanmar Taipa, Macau
Stadium: Estádio Campo Desportivo
Attendance: 2,187
Referee: Salim Al-Majarafi (Oman)
16 November 2026 World Cup qualification Japan  Flag of Japan.svg5–0Flag of Myanmar.svg  Myanmar Suita, Japan
16:30  UTC+6:30
Report Stadium: Panasonic Stadium Suita
Attendance: 34,484
Referee: Muhammad Taqi (Singapore)
21 November 2026 World Cup qualification Myanmar  Flag of Myanmar.svg1–6Flag of North Korea.svg  North Korea Yangon, Myanmar
16:00  UTC+6:30 Win Naing Tun Soccerball shade.svg77' Report
Stadium: Thuwunna Stadium
Referee: Ilgiz Tantashev (Uzbekistan)

2024

16 JanuaryTraining match Myanmar  Flag of Myanmar.svg4–2 Flag of Myanmar.svg Thitsar arman Yangon, Myanmar
Maung Maung Lwin Soccerball shade.svg,Soccerball shade.svg
Thet Hein Soe Soccerball shade.svg
Nyein Chan Soccerball shade.svg
Pyae Sone Aung Soccerball shade.svg,Soccerball shade.svgStadium: Thuwana Training Stadium
20 JanuaryTraining match Myanmar  Flag of Myanmar.svg4–2 Flag of Myanmar.svg Myawady Yangon, Myanmar
Myat Kaung Khant Soccerball shade.svg,Soccerball shade.svg
Maung Maung Lwin Soccerball shade.svg
Wai Linn Aung Soccerball shade.svg
Htet Lin AungSoccerball shade.svg
Kaung Si Thu Soccerball shade.svg
Stadium: Thuwana Training Stadium
31 JanuaryTraining match Myanmar  Flag of Myanmar.svg1–1 Flag of Myanmar.svg ISPE Yangon, Myanmar
Hein Htet Aung Soccerball shade.svgThein Zaw Thiha Soccerball shade.svgStadium: Thuwana Training Stadium
21 March 2026 World Cup qualification Myanmar  Flag of Myanmar.svg1–1Flag of Syria.svg  Syria Yangon, Myanmar
15:30 Soe Moe Kyaw Soccerball shade.svg35' Alaa Al Dali Soccerball shade.svg71'Stadium: Thuwunna Stadium
Referee: Hassan Akrami (Iran)
26 March 2026 World Cup qualification Syria  Flag of Syria.svg7–0Flag of Myanmar.svg  Myanmar Dammam, Saudi Arabia
Stadium: Prince Mohamed bin Fahd Stadium
Referee: Pranjal Banerjee (India)
6 June 2026 World Cup qualification Myanmar  Flag of Myanmar.svgvFlag of Japan.svg  Japan Yangon, Myanmar
15:30Stadium: Thuwunna Stadium

Coaching staff

Source [11]
PositionName
Manager Flag of Myanmar.svg Ye Myo Tun
Head Coach Flag of Germany.svg Michael Feichtenbeiner
Assistant Coach Flag of Myanmar.svg Zin Lwin Latt
Flag of Myanmar.svg Myo Hlaing Win
Flag of Myanmar.svg Zaw Win Tun
Goalkeeping Coach Flag of England.svg Mike Andre Kost
Flag of Myanmar.svg Ko Ko Aung
Fitness Coach Flag of Myanmar.svg Thein Wai Oo
Team Doctor Flag of Myanmar.svg Phyo Thet Hlaing Win
Media Officer Flag of Myanmar.svg Zaw Minn Htike
Videographer Flag of Myanmar.svg Zarni Ohn Khin
Physiotheropist Flag of Myanmar.svg Thura Toe
Kit Manager Flag of Myanmar.svg Aung Kyaw Lin

Coaching history

*As caretaker

Players

Current squad

The following players were called up to the 2026 FIFA World Cup qualification against Flag of Syria.svg  Syria . [11]

Caps and goals updated as of 21 March 2024, against Flag of Syria.svg  Syria .

No.Pos.PlayerDate of birth (age)CapsGoalsClub
11 GK Pyae Phyo Aung (1991-07-08) 8 July 1991 (age 32)00 Flag of Myanmar.svg Yangon United
181 GK Kyaw Zin Phyo (1993-02-01) 1 February 1993 (age 31)400 Flag of Myanmar.svg Shan United
231 GK Sann Satt Naing (1997-11-04) 4 November 1997 (age 26)100 Flag of Myanmar.svg Yangon United

22 DF Hein Phyo Win (1998-09-19) 19 September 1998 (age 25)320 Flag of Thailand.svg Ratchaburi
32 DF Nyein Chan (1994-06-02) 2 June 1994 (age 29)180 Flag of Myanmar.svg Dagon Port
42 DF Soe Moe Kyaw (1999-03-23) 23 March 1999 (age 25)212 Flag of Cambodia.svg Phnom Penh Crown
52 DF Thet Hein Soe (2001-09-29) 29 September 2001 (age 22)70 Flag of Myanmar.svg Shan United
122 DF David Htan (1990-05-13) 13 May 1990 (age 33)784 Flag of Myanmar.svg Yangon United
142 DF Hein Zeyar Lin (2000-08-12) 12 August 2000 (age 23)130 Flag of Myanmar.svg Yangon United
192 DF Khun Kyaw Zin Hein (2002-07-15) 15 July 2002 (age 21)20 Flag of Myanmar.svg Shan United
202 DF Kaung Htet Paing (2004-05-27) 27 May 2004 (age 19)40 Flag of Myanmar.svg Dagon Port
222 DF Zwe Khant Min (2000-06-20) 20 June 2000 (age 23)30 Flag of Myanmar.svg Shan United

63 MF Kyaw Min Oo (1996-06-16) 16 June 1996 (age 27)291 Flag of Malaysia.svg PDRM
73 MF Lwin Moe Aung (1999-12-10) 10 December 1999 (age 24)463 Flag of Thailand.svg Rayong
83 MF Hein Htet Aung (2001-10-05) 5 October 2001 (age 22)250 Flag of Malaysia.svg Negeri Sembilan
103 MF Zaw Win Thein (2003-03-01) 1 March 2003 (age 21)110 Flag of Myanmar.svg Yangon United
113 MF Maung Maung Lwin (1996-06-18) 18 June 1996 (age 27)6810 Flag of Thailand.svg Lamphun Warriors
133 MF Nay Moe Naing (1997-12-13) 13 December 1997 (age 26)71 Flag of Myanmar.svg Hanthawady United
213 MF Yan Naing Oo (1996-03-31) 31 March 1996 (age 27)441 Flag of Myanmar.svg Yangon United

94 FW Aung Thu (1996-05-22) 22 May 1996 (age 27)4911 Flag of Thailand.svg Uthai Thani
154 FW Oakkar Naing (2003-11-08) 8 November 2003 (age 20)20 Flag of Myanmar.svg Yangon United
164 FW Aung Kaung Mann (1998-02-18) 18 February 1998 (age 26)292 Flag of Thailand.svg Nakhon Ratchasima

Recent call-ups

The following players have also been called up to the Myanmar squad within the last twelve months.

Pos.PlayerDate of birth (age)CapsGoalsClubLatest call-up
GK Zin Nyi Nyi Aung (2000-06-06) 6 June 2000 (age 23)00 Flag of Myanmar.svg Dagon Star United v. Flag of Syria.svg  Syria , 21 March 2024PRE

DF Zaw Ye Tun (1994-06-28) 28 June 1994 (age 29)60 Flag of Myanmar.svg Yangon United v. Flag of Nepal.svg    Nepal , 11 September 2023
DF Kyaw Zin Lwin (1993-05-04) 4 May 1993 (age 30)300 Flag of Myanmar.svg Dagon Star v. Flag of Macau.svg  Macau , 12 October 2023PRE
DF Thiha Htet Aung (1996-03-13) 13 March 1996 (age 28)180 Flag of Myanmar.svg Rakhine United v. Flag of Syria.svg  Syria , 21 March 2024
DF Lat Wai Bhone (2005-05-04) 4 May 2005 (age 18)00 Flag of Myanmar.svg Hantharwady United v. Flag of Syria.svg  Syria , 21 March 2024PRE

MF Suan Lam Mang (1994-07-28) 28 July 1994 (age 29)496 Flag of Thailand.svg Pattaya v. Flag of North Korea.svg  North Korea , 21 November 2023
MF Wai Linn Aung (1999-07-30) 30 July 1999 (age 24)130 Flag of Myanmar.svg Yangon United v. Flag of Syria.svg  Syria , 21 March 2024
MF Myat Kaung Khant (2000-07-15) 15 July 2000 (age 23)141 Flag of Indonesia.svg Persikabo 1973 v. Flag of Syria.svg  Syria , 21 March 2024INJ

FW Aung Myat Thu (1994-04-25) 25 April 1994 (age 29)00 Flag of Myanmar.svg Hantharwaddy v. Flag of Japan.svg  Japan , 16 November 2023 PRE
FW Kyaw Ko Ko (1992-12-20) 20 December 1992 (age 31)5416 Flag of Myanmar.svg Rakhine United v. Flag of Syria.svg  Syria , 21 March 2024
FW Win Naing Tun (2000-05-22) 22 May 2000 (age 23)223 Flag of Indonesia.svg Borneo FC v. Flag of Syria.svg  Syria , 21 March 2024INJ

INJ Withdrew due to injury
PRE Preliminary squad
RET Retired from the national team
SUS Serving suspension
WD Player withdrew from the squad due to non-injury issue.

Player records

As of 21 November 2023 [17]

Players in bold are still active with Myanmar.

Most appearances

RankPlayerCapsGoalsCareer
1 David Htan 7742011–
2 Zaw Min Tun 7552011–2022
3 Khin Maung Lwin 6742006–2017
Yan Paing 67132002–2014
5 Maung Maung Lwin 66102015–
Yan Aung Kyaw 6402011–2019
7 Myo Hlaing Win 63361992–2005
8 Aung Kyaw Moe 5571999–2010
Min Thu 5511998–2008
10 Aung Aung Oo 5401999–2010
Soe Myat Min 54191998–2008

Top goalscorers

RankPlayerGoalsCapsRatioCareer
1 Myo Hlaing Win 36630.571992–2005
2 Soe Myat Min 19540.351998–2008
3 Kyaw Ko Ko 16530.32010–
4 Yan Paing 13670.192002–2014
5 Aung Thu 11470.232015–
6 Tin Myint Aung 10350.291988–1999
Maung Maung Lwin 10660.152015–
8 Than Toe Aung 9140.641987–2000
Ya Zar Win Thein 9340.262007–2014
10 Aung Kyaw Moe 8550.151999–2010

Competitive record

FIFA World Cup

FIFA World Cup Qualification
YearRoundPldWDLFAPldWDLFA
1930 to 1938 Part of Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom Part of Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom
as Flag of Burma (1948-1974).svg  Burma
Flag of Brazil (1889-1960).svg 1950 WithdrewWithdrew from qualification
1954 to 1986 Did not enterDid not enter
as Flag of Myanmar (1974-2010).svg / Flag of Myanmar.svg  Myanmar
Flag of Italy.svg 1990 Did not enterDid not enter
Flag of the United States.svg 1994 WithdrewWithdrew from qualification
Flag of France (lighter variant).svg 1998 Did not enterDid not enter
Flag of South Korea (1997-2011).svg Flag of Japan.svg 2002 WithdrewWithdrew from qualification
Flag of Germany.svg 2006 BannedBanned
Flag of South Africa.svg 2010 Did not qualify2002011
Flag of Brazil.svg 2014 410326
Flag of Russia.svg 2018 8224921
Flag of Qatar.svg 2022 8206635
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Flag of Mexico.svg Flag of the United States.svg 2026 To be determined6123720
Flag of Morocco.svg Flag of Portugal.svg Flag of Spain.svg 2030 To be determined
Flag of Saudi Arabia.svg 2034
Total0/192864182493

Olympic Games

Olympic Games record
YearResultPositionPldWDLGFGASquad
Flag of France (1794-1815, 1830-1958).svg 1900 to Flag of Finland.svg 1952 did not participate
Flag of Australia (converted).svg 1956 to Flag of Mexico.svg 1968 did not qualify
Flag of Germany.svg 1972 Round 19/16310222 Squad
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg 1976 to Flag of South Korea.svg 1988 did not qualify
Flag of Spain.svg 1992  – presentSee Myanmar national under-23 team
TotalRound 1310222

AFC Asian Cup

AFC Asian Cup record Qualification record
YearRoundPldWDLGFGAPldWDLGFGA
Flag of Hong Kong 1955.svg 1956 WithdrewWithdrew
Flag of South Korea (1949-1984).svg 1960
Flag of Israel.svg 1964
State Flag of Iran (1964).svg 1968 Runners-up421154330050
Flag of Thailand.svg 1972 WithdrewWithdrew
State Flag of Iran (1964).svg 1976
Flag of Kuwait.svg 1980
Flag of Singapore.svg 1984
Flag of Qatar.svg 1988
Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg 1992 Did not enterDid not enter
Flag of the United Arab Emirates.svg 1996 Did not qualify62131120
Flag of Lebanon.svg 2000 320164
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg 2004 83051118
Flag of Indonesia.svg Flag of Malaysia.svg Flag of Thailand.svg Flag of Vietnam.svg 2007 BannedBanned
Flag of Qatar.svg 2011 Did not enter AFC Challenge Cup
Flag of Australia (converted).svg 2015
Flag of the United Arab Emirates.svg 2019 Did not qualify144461931
Flag of Qatar.svg 2023 8206635
Flag of Saudi Arabia.svg 2027 To be determined5122713
TotalRunners-up421154471772365121

Asian Games

Asian Games record
YearRoundPldWDLGFGA
Flag of India.svg 1951 Quarter-finals100102
Flag of the Philippines (navy blue).svg 1954 Third place4201108
Flag of Japan.svg 1958 Group stage200236
Flag of Indonesia.svg 1962 Withdrew
Flag of Thailand.svg 1966 Champions642083
Flag of Thailand.svg 1970 742195
State Flag of Iran (1964).svg 1974 Second round62131414
Flag of Thailand.svg 1978 Group stage200215
Flag of India.svg 1982 310238
Flag of South Korea.svg 1986 did not qualify
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg 1990
Flag of Japan.svg 1994 Group stage301229
Flag of Thailand.svg 1998 Withdrew
2002–presentSee Myanmar under-23 football team
TotalChampions34136144960

AFC Challenge Cup

AFC Challenge Cup recordAFC Challenge Cup qualification record
YearRoundPldWDLGFGAPldWDLGFGA
Flag of Bangladesh.svg 2006 BannedBanned
Flag of India.svg 2008 Fourth place520366
Flag of Sri Lanka.svg 2010 5203610330071
Flag of Nepal.svg 2012 did not qualify301226
Flag of Maldives.svg 2014 Group stage310235321071
TotalBest: Fourth place1350815219522168

AFF Championship

AFF Championship recordQualification record
YearRoundPosPldWDLGFGASquadPldWDLGFGA
Flag of Singapore.svg 1996 Group stage6th42021112 Squad No qualification
Flag of Vietnam.svg 1998 5th311189 Squad 220071
Flag of Thailand.svg 2000 6th310248 Squad No qualification
Flag of Indonesia.svg Flag of Singapore.svg 2002 5th4211135 Squad
Flag of Malaysia.svg Flag of Vietnam.svg 2004 Fourth place4th73131212 Squad
Flag of Singapore.svg Flag of Thailand.svg 2007 Group stage6th303011 Squad Qualified automatically
Flag of Indonesia.svg Flag of Thailand.svg 2008 6th310248 Squad
Flag of Indonesia.svg Flag of Vietnam.svg 2010 7th301229 Squad
Flag of Malaysia.svg Flag of Thailand.svg 2012 8th301217 Squad 431061
Flag of Singapore.svg Flag of Vietnam.svg 2014 7th301226 Squad 431062
Flag of Myanmar.svg Flag of the Philippines.svg 2016 Semi-finals4th420259 Squad Qualified automatically
Infobox ASEAN flag.svg 2018 Group stage5th421175 Squad
Flag of Singapore.svg 2020 8th4103410 Squad
Infobox ASEAN flag.svg 2022 8th401349 Squad
TotalFourth place14/14521511267811010820194

Southeast Asian Games

Southeast Asian Games record
YearRoundPldWDLGFGA
Flag of Thailand.svg 1959 Group stage3003310
Flag of Burma (1948-1974).svg 1961 Runners-up420275
Flag of Cambodia.svg 1963 Cancelled
Flag of Malaysia.svg 1965 Champions321052
Flag of Thailand.svg 1967 440072
Flag of Burma (1948-1974).svg 1969 330081
Flag of Malaysia.svg 1971 4310133
Flag of Singapore.svg 1973 4400154
Flag of Thailand.svg 1975 Third place311133
Flag of Malaysia.svg 1977 4301129
Flag of Indonesia.svg 1979 Group stage401325
Flag of the Philippines (navy blue).svg 1981 201134
Flag of Singapore.svg 1983 310234
Flag of Thailand.svg 1985 did not enter
Flag of Indonesia.svg 1987 Fourth place4022314
Flag of Malaysia.svg 1989 Group stage200207
Flag of the Philippines (navy blue).svg 1991 200216
Flag of Singapore.svg 1993 Runners-up64022111
Flag of Thailand.svg 1995 Fourth place6303108
Flag of Indonesia.svg 1997 Group stage4112108
Flag of Brunei.svg 1999 4112410
2001–presentSee Myanmar national under-23 team
Total5 tiles6432928130126

Honours

International

  • Fair Play Award: 1972

Continental

  • Med 2.png Runners-up (1): 1968

Regional

Fourth place /Semifinalist(2) : 2004, 2016

Other awards

  • Med 1.png Winners (4): 1971, 1973, 1974, 1975
  • Med 2.png Runners-up (1) 1976
  • Med 2.png Runners-up (1): 1995
  • Med 3.png Third Place (1): 2016
  • Med 2.png Runners-up (1):2023 *
*trophy shared

See also

Notes

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    Preceded by Asian Games Champions
    1966 (first title)
    1970 (second title)
    Succeeded by