ASEAN Football Federation
AbbreviationAFF
Formation31 January 1984; 39 years ago (1984-01-31)[1]
Founded atJakarta, Indonesia
TypeFootball organisation
HeadquartersPutrajaya, Malaysia
Region served
Southeast Asia & Australia
Membership
12 associations
Official language
English
Cambodia Khiev Sameth
Parent organization
AFC
Websiteaseanfootball.org

The ASEAN Football Federation (AFF) is an organisation within the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) and is an international governing body of association football, futsal, and beach soccer in Southeast Asia. It consists of the federations of Australia, Brunei, Cambodia, East Timor, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam.[1]

The AFF was founded by member states of, and is officially associated with, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).[2]

History

The AFF was established in Jakarta on 31 January 1984 during an informal meeting of representatives of six member states of ASEAN; Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Philippines and Thailand. The idea of founding the federation came from the initial meeting of founding the sub-continental football association in Bangkok in 1982 that was attended by Hamzah Abu Samah, Peter Velappan, Hans Pandelaki, Fernando G. Alvarez, Pisit Ngampanich, Teo Chong Tee and Yap Boon Chuan.[3] Other nations that have joined the federation since have been Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam (all in 1996),[1] East Timor in 2004, and Australia in 2013.[4]

President

Year Name
1984–1994 Indonesia Haji Kardono
1994–1996 Thailand Vijit Ketkaew
1996–2007 Malaysia Tengku Ahmad Rithauddeen
2007–2019 Malaysia Sultan Ahmad Shah
2019–present Cambodia Khiev Sameth

Members

It has 12 member associations,[5] all of whom are members of the Asian Football Confederation.

Code Association Joined in National team National league
AUS Australia Australia 2013 (Men, Women)
BRU Brunei Brunei Darussalam* 1984
  • Men's
    • U23
    • U20
    • U17
    • U15
    • F
    • BS
  • Women's
    • W U20
    • W U17
    (Men)
    CAM Cambodia Cambodia 1996
    (Men, Women)
    IDN Indonesia Indonesia* 1984 (Men, Women)
    LAO Laos Laos 1996 (Men, Women)
    MAS Malaysia Malaysia* 1984 (Men, Women)
    MYA Myanmar Myanmar 1996 (Men, Women)
    PHI Philippines Philippines* 1984 (Men, Women)
    SGP Singapore Singapore* 1984 (Men, Women)
    THA Thailand Thailand* 1984 (Men, Women)
    TLS East Timor Timor-Leste 2004
    (Men, Women)
    VIE Vietnam Vietnam 1996 (Men, Women)

    (*) Founding member

    Tournaments

    See also: List of association football competitions and FIFA International Match Calendar

    The Mekong Club Championship started in the 2014 season and includes the champions from 5 of the 6 countries through which the Mekong river flows (Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam). The ASEAN Club Championship has stopped rolling since 2005.

    Current title holders

    See also: Portal:Current events/Sports, 2024 in association football, 2024 in sports, and FIFA International Match Calendar

    For events postponed or cancelled because of the COVID-19 pandemic, see Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on sports.

    Competition Year Champions Title Runners-up Next edition[6]
    Men's national teams
    AFF Championship 2022 (Final)  Thailand 7th  Vietnam 2024 (Final)
    U-23 Championship 2023  Vietnam 2nd  Indonesia TBD
    U-19 Championship 2022  Malaysia 2nd  Laos 2024
    U-16 Championship 2022  Indonesia 2nd  Vietnam 2024
    SEA Games Men's Football Tournament 2023 (Final)  Indonesia 3rd  Thailand 2025 (Final)
    AFF Futsal Championship 2022  Thailand 16th  Indonesia 2024
    SEA Games Men's Futsal Tournament 2021  Thailand 5th  Indonesia TBD
    Beach Soccer Championship 2022  Thailand 2nd  Malaysia 2024
    Women's national teams
    AFF Women's Championship 2022 (Final)  Philippines 1st  Thailand TBD (Final)
    U-19 Women's Championship 2023  Thailand 2nd  Vietnam TBD
    U-16 Women's Championship 2019  Thailand 3rd  Laos TBD
    SEA Games Women's Football Tournament 2023 (Final)  Vietnam 8th  Myanmar 2025 (Final)
    SEA Games Women's Futsal Tournament 2021  Thailand 5th  Vietnam TBD
    Men's club teams
    ASEAN Club Championship 2005 (Finals) Singapore Tampines Rovers 1st Malaysia Pahang FA TBD
    Futsal Club Championship 2023 (Final) Indonesia Black Steel Papua 1st Thailand Hongyen Thakam 2024
    Women's club teams
    Women's Futsal Club Championship 2016 (Final) Indonesia Jaya Kencana Angels 1st Thailand Khon Kaen TBD

    Titles by nation

    Nation National team National team (women) Club Total
    AFF U23 U19 U16 Futs BS AFF U19 U16 ACC FutsM FutsW
     Thailand 7 1 5 3 16 2 4 2 3 6 49
     Vietnam 2 2 1 3 2 3 2 15
     Australia 5 2 1 1 1 10
     Indonesia 1 1 2 1 3 1 9
     Malaysia 1 2 2 1 6
     Myanmar 2 2 2 6
     Singapore 4 1 5
     Japan* 1 1 1 3
     Philippines 1 1
     India* 1 1
     Iran* 1 1
     Brunei 0
     Cambodia 0
     Laos 0
     East Timor 0
    Total 14 4 18 15 17 5 12 3 5 2 7 2

    Note: (*) Champion as invitation teams.

    Tournament record

    FIFA World Cup

    Main article: National team appearances in the FIFA World Cup

    See also: Asian nations at the FIFA World Cup

    FIFA World Cup record
    Team 1930
    Uruguay
    (13)
    1934
    Kingdom of Italy
    (16)
    1938
    French Third Republic
    (15)
    1942 -0- 1946 -0- 1950
    Fourth Brazilian Republic
    (13)
    1954
    Switzerland
    (16)
    1958
    Sweden
    (16)
    1962
    Chile
    (16)
    1966
    England
    (16)
    1970
    Mexico
    (16)
    1974
    West Germany
    (16)
    1978
    Argentina
    (16)
    1982
    Spain
    (24)
    1986
    Mexico
    (24)
    1990
    Italy
    (24)
    1994
    United States
    (24)
    1998
    France
    (32)
    2002
    Japan
    South Korea
    (32)
    2006
    Germany
    (32)
    2010
    South Africa
    (32)
    2014
    Brazil
    (32)
    2018
    Russia
    (32)
    2022
    Qatar
    (32)
    2026
    Canada
    Mexico
    United States
    (48)
    2030
    Morocco
    Spain
    Portugal
    Argentina
    Uruguay
    Paraguay
    (48)
    2034
    Saudi Arabia
    (48)
    Years
     Indonesia[a] × × R1 × × × × × × 1
    1. ^ Indonesia competed as the Dutch East Indies in 1938.

    FIFA Women's World Cup

    Main article: FIFA Women's World Cup records and statistics

    FIFA Women's World Cup record
    Team 1991
    China
    (12)
    1995
    Sweden
    (12)
    1999
    United States
    (16)
    2003
    United States
    (16)
    2007
    China
    (16)
    2011
    Germany
    (16)
    2015
    Canada
    (24)
    2019
    France
    (24)
    2023
    Australia New Zealand
    (32)
    2027
    TBD
    (32)
    Years
     Thailand R1 R1 2
     Philippines R1 1
     Vietnam × × × R1 1

    Olympic Games men's football tournament

    See also: Football at the Summer Olympics § Participating nations

    Olympic Games (Men's tournament) record
    Team 1900
    France
    (3)
    1904
    United States
    (3)
    1908
    United Kingdom
    (6)
    1912
    Sweden
    (11)
    1920
    Belgium
    (14)
    1924
    France
    (22)
    1928
    Netherlands
    (17)
    1936
    Germany
    (16)
    1948
    United Kingdom
    (18)
    1952
    Finland
    (25)
    1956
    Australia
    (11)
    1960
    Italy
    (16)
    1964
    Japan
    (14)
    1968
    Mexico
    (16)
    1972
    West Germany
    (16)
    1976
    Canada
    (13)
    1980
    Soviet Union
    (16)
    1984
    United States
    (16)
    1988
    South Korea
    (16)
    1992
    Spain
    (16)
    1996
    United States
    (16)
    2000
    Australia
    (16)
    2004
    Greece
    (16)
    2008
    China
    (16)
    2012
    United Kingdom
    (16)
    2016
    Brazil
    (16)
    2021
    Japan
    (16)
    2024
    France
    (16)
    Years
     Thailand GS GS 2
     Malaysia GS 1
     Myanmar GS 1
     Indonesia QF 1

    AFC Asian Cup

    Main article: AFC Asian Cup records and statistics

    AFC Asian Cup record
    Team 1956
    Hong Kong
    (4)
    1960
    South Korea
    (4)
    1964
    Israel
    (4)
    1968
    Iran
    (5)
    1972
    Thailand
    (6)
    1976
    Iran
    (6)
    1980
    Kuwait
    (10)
    1984
    Singapore
    (10)
    1988
    Qatar
    (10)
    1992
    Japan
    (8)
    1996
    United Arab Emirates
    (12)
    2000
    Lebanon
    (12)
    2004
    China
    (16)
    2007
    Indonesia
    Malaysia
    Thailand
    Vietnam
    (16)
    2011
    Qatar
    (16)
    2015
    Australia
    (16)
    2019
    United Arab Emirates
    (24)
    2023
    Qatar
    (24)
    2027
    Saudi Arabia
    (24)
    2023

    (24)
    Years
     Thailand 3rd GS GS GS GS GS R16 Q 8
     Vietnam 4th 4th QF QF Q 5
     Indonesia GS GS GS GS Q 5
     Malaysia GS GS GS Q 4
     Cambodia 4th 1
     Myanmar 2nd 1
     Philippines GS 1
     Singapore GS 1

    AFC U-23 Asian Cup

    Teams
    2013

    2016

    2018

    2020

    2022

    2024

    2026
    Total
     Vietnam GS 2nd GS QF Q 5
     Thailand GS GS QF GS Q 4
     Malaysia QF GS Q 2
     Indonesia Q 1
     Myanmar GS 1

    Asian Games men's football tournament

    Football at the Asian Games was a senior tournament until 1998.
    Football at the Asian Games has been an under-23 tournament since 2002.
    Nation India
    1951
    (6)
    Philippines
    1954
    (12)
    Japan
    1958
    (14)
    Indonesia
    1962
    (8)
    Thailand
    1966
    (11)
    Thailand
    1970
    (10)
    Iran
    1974
    (15)
    Thailand
    1978
    (14)
    India
    1982
    (16)
    South Korea
    1986
    (18)
    China
    1990
    (14)
    Japan
    1994
    (19)
    Thailand
    1998
    (23)
    South Korea
    2002
    (24)
    Qatar
    2006
    (28)
    China
    2010
    (24)
    South Korea
    2014
    (29)
    Indonesia
    2018
    (25)
    China
    2022
    (23)
    Years
     Brunei DQ DQ 0
     Cambodia 7th 19th 2
     Indonesia 6th 4th 3rd 5th 5th 5th 4th DQ DQ 27th 11th 10th Q 10
     Laos 21st 27th 23rd 3
     Malaysia 13th 3rd 10th 10th 3rd 7th 14th 15th 12th 12th 17th 23rd 16th 19th 12th 15
     Myanmar ( Burma) 5th 3rd 11th DQ 1st 1st 7th 12th 13th 16th DQ 19th Q 10
     Philippines 11th 8th 8th 15th 4
     Singapore 9th 10th 4th 11th 26th 19th 17th 7
     Thailand 7th 6th 6th 12th 6th 10th 11th 4th 15th 4th 4th 7th 7th 4th 18th Q 15
     Timor-Leste 28th 24th 2
     Vietnam ( South Vietnam) 7th 7th 4th 7th 9th 17th 19th 15th 14th 12th 4th Q 11

    FIFA U-20 World Cup

    Main article: FIFA U-20 World Cup records and statistics

    FIFA U-20 World Cup record
    Team 1977
    Tunisia
    (16)
    1979
    Japan
    (16)
    1981
    Australia
    (16)
    1983
    Mexico
    (16)
    1985
    Soviet Union
    (16)
    1987
    Chile
    (16)
    1989
    Saudi Arabia
    (16)
    1991
    Portugal
    (16)
    1993
    Australia
    (16)
    1995
    Qatar
    (16)
    1997
    Malaysia
    (24)
    1999
    Nigeria
    (24)
    2001
    Argentina
    (24)
    2003
    United Arab Emirates
    (24)
    2005
    Netherlands
    (24)
    2007
    Canada
    (24)
    2009
    Egypt
    (24)
    2011
    Colombia
    (24)
    2013
    Turkey
    (24)
    2015
    New Zealand
    (24)
    2017
    South Korea
    (24)
    2019
    Poland
    (24)
    2023
    Argentina
    (24)
    Years
     Indonesia GS 1
     Vietnam GS 1
     Myanmar GS 1
     Malaysia GS 1

    FIFA U-17 World Cup

    Main article: FIFA U-17 World Cup records and statistics

    FIFA U-17 World Cup record
    Team 1985
    China
    (16)
    1987
    Canada
    (16)
    1989
    Scotland
    (16)
    1991
    Italy
    (16)
    1993
    Japan
    (16)
    1995
    Ecuador
    (16)
    1997
    Egypt
    (16)
    1999
    New Zealand
    (16)
    2001
    Trinidad and Tobago
    (16)
    2003
    Finland
    (16)
    2005
    Peru
    (16)
    2007
    South Korea
    (24)
    2009
    Nigeria
    (24)
    2011
    Mexico
    (24)
    2013
    United Arab Emirates
    (24)
    2015
    Chile
    (24)
    2017
    India
    (24)
    2019
    Brazil
    (24)
    2023
    Indonesia
    (24)
    Years
     Thailand GS GS 2
     Indonesia GS 1

    FIFA U-20 Womens World Cup

    FIFA U-17 Womans World Cup

    FIFA Futsal World Cup

    Main article: FIFA Futsal World Cup

    FIFA Futsal World Cup record
    Team Netherlands
    1989
    (16)
    Hong Kong
    1992
    (16)
    Spain
    1996
    (16)
    Guatemala
    2000
    (16)
    Chinese Taipei
    2004
    (16)
    Brazil
    2008
    (20)
    Thailand
    2012
    (24)
    Colombia
    2016
    (24)
    Lithuania
    2021
    (24)
    Uzbekistan
    2024
    (24)
    Years
     Thailand R1 R1 R1 R2 R2 R2 6
     Vietnam R2 R2 2
     Malaysia R1 1

    Rankings

    National football team

    AFF Men's National Football Team Ranking by FIFA
    Update: 26 October 2023

    Women's national football team

    AFF Women's National Football Team Ranking by FIFA
    Update: 25 August 2023

    National futsal team

    AFF Men's National Futsal Team Ranking by Futsal World Ranking
    Update: August 2023

    AFF FIFA Country Points
    1 25  Thailand 1244
    2 36  Australia 1121
    3 37  Indonesia 1112
    4 39  Vietnam 1107
    5 79  Malaysia 856
    6 84  Myanmar 842
    7 119  Singapore 614
    8 120  Laos 596
    9 122  Cambodia 576
    10 123  East Timor 571
    11 128  Philippines 540
    12 131  Brunei 524

    Women's national futsal team

    AFF Women's National Futsal Team Ranking by The Roon Ba
    Update: January 2022

    AFF AFC World Country Points
    1 3 11  Thailand 5598
    2 4 23  Vietnam 5300
    3 8 32  Indonesia 5154
    4 9 33  Australia 5152
    5 11 39  Malaysia 4988
    6 13 44  Myanmar 4883
    7 17 50  Philippines 4724
    8 20 61  Laos 4369
    * * *  Brunei -
    * * *  Cambodia -
    * * *  Singapore -
    * * *  East Timor -

    National beach soccer team

    AFF Men's National Beach Soccer Team Ranking by BSWW
    Update: 8 May 2023

    AFF Country Points
    1  Thailand 201
    2  Malaysia 67
    3  Indonesia 67
    *  Australia -
    *  Brunei -
    *  Cambodia -
    *  Laos -
    *  Myanmar -
    *  Philippines -
    *  Singapore -
    *  East Timor -
    *  Vietnam -

    Women's national beach soccer team

    AFF Women's National Beach Soccer Team Ranking by BSWW
    Update: 2 December 2022

    AFF Country Points
    *  Australia -
    *  Brunei -
    *  Cambodia -
    *  Indonesia -
    *  Laos -
    *  Malaysia -
    *  Myanmar -
    *  Philippines -
    *  Singapore -
    *  Thailand -
    *  East Timor -
    *  Vietnam -

    National football league

    Main article: AFC Club Competitions Ranking

    AFF Men's National Football League Ranking by AFC

    AFC Club Competitions Ranking 2024 footyrankings/

    Update: 15 December 2023

    AFF League Points
    1 Thailand Thai League 1 49.212
    2 Malaysia Malaysia Super League 31.118
    3 Australia A-League Men 30.888
    4 Vietnam V.League 1 28.524
    5 Singapore Singapore Premier League 17.310
    6 Philippines Philippines Football League 16.186
    7 Indonesia Liga 1 Indonesia 14.589
    8 Cambodia Cambodian Premier League 10.055
    9 Myanmar Myanmar National League 7.474
    10 Laos Lao Premier League 1.198
    11 Brunei Brunei Super League 0.100
    12 East Timor Liga Futebol Amadora Primeira Divisão 0.000

    Awards

    AFF President Sultan of Pahang, Sultan Haji Ahmad Shah said that:

    "In recent years, ASEAN football has cultivated some serious talent, and the region is growing as a football powerhouse. We are gaining traction at a global level, and the time is right to honour the men and women who have dedicated their lives to the evolution and honour of the world’s most popular sport."

    Sultan Haji Ahmad Shah, who is also chairman of the Awards Selection Committee, said that as football in the region continued to develop and mature, the commitment demonstrated by ASEAN’s finest needed to be acknowledged.

    The AFF Awards is held every 2 years, starting from 2013.[7][8]

    ASEAN Goodwill Award

    Year Recipient
    2013 Malaysia Sultan Haji Ahmad Shah
    2015 Malaysia Sultan Haji Ahmad Shah
    2017 Myanmar Zaw Zaw

    AFF Life Service Award

    Year Recipient
    2013 Malaysia Tengku Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Ahmad Rithauddeen
    2015 Malaysia Dato' Sri Paul Mony Samuel
    2017 Indonesia Haji Kardono

    AFF Association of the Year

    Year Association
    2013 Myanmar Myanmar
    2015 Myanmar Myanmar
    2017 Vietnam Vietnam
    2019 Indonesia Indonesia

    AFF National Team of the Year

    Year Men Women
    2013  Singapore  Vietnam
    2015  Thailand  Thailand
    2017  Thailand  Thailand
    2019  Vietnam  Thailand

    AFF Player of the Year (men's)

    Main article: AFF Player of the Year

    Year Name Club
    2013 Singapore Shahril Ishak Singapore LionsXII
    2015 Thailand Chanathip Songkrasin Thailand BEC Tero Sasana
    2017 Thailand Chanathip Songkrasin Thailand Muangthong United
    2019 Vietnam Nguyễn Quang Hải Vietnam Hà Nội

    AFF Player of the Year (women's)

    Main article: AFF Player of the Year

    Year Name Club
    2013 Vietnam Đặng Thị Kiều Trinh Vietnam Hồ Chí Minh City I
    2015 Thailand Nisa Romyen Thailand North Bangkok University
    2017 Thailand Waraporn Boonsing Thailand BG-Bandit Asia
    2019 Thailand Pitsamai Sornsai Thailand Chonburi Sports School

    AFF Youth Player of the Year (men's)

    Year Name Club
    2013 Laos Keoviengphet Liththideth Laos Ezra
    2015 Myanmar Aung Thu Myanmar Yadanarbon
    2017 Vietnam Đoàn Văn Hậu Vietnam Hà Nội
    2019 Thailand Suphanat Mueanta Thailand Buriram United

    AFF Futsal Team of the Year

    Year Men
    2013  Thailand
    2015  Thailand
    2017  Thailand
    2019  Thailand

    AFF Futsal Player of the Year (men's)

    Year Name Club
    2013 Thailand Suphawut Thueanklang Thailand Chonburi Bluewave
    2015 Thailand Jetsada Chudech Thailand Rajnavy
    2017 Thailand Jirawat Sornwichian Thailand Chonburi Bluewave
    2019 Vietnam Trần Văn Vũ Vietnam Thái Sơn Nam

    AFF Coach of the Year

    Year Men Name Women Name
    2013  Singapore Serbia Radojko Avramović  Myanmar Japan Kumada Yoshinori
    2015  Thailand Thailand Kiatisuk Senamuang  Thailand Thailand Nuengrutai Srathongvian
    2017  Thailand Thailand Kiatisuk Senamuang  Vietnam Vietnam Mai Đức Chung
    2019  Vietnam South Korea Park Hang-seo  Thailand Thailand Nuengrutai Srathongvian

    AFF Referee of the Year

    Year Men Women
    2013 Singapore Abdul Malik Abdul Bashir Singapore Abirami Apbai Naidu
    2015 Malaysia Mohd Amirul Izwan Yaacob Malaysia Rita Ghani
    2017 Singapore Muhammad Taqi Myanmar Thein Thein Aye
    2019 Thailand Sivakorn Pu-Udom Australia Jacewicz Katherine Margaret

    AFF Assistant Referee of the Year

    Year Men Women
    2013 Singapore Tang Yew Mun Malaysia Widiya Habibah Shamsuri
    2015 Malaysia Azman Ismail Singapore Rohaidah Mohd Nasir
    2017 Malaysia Mohd Yusri Muhamad Vietnam Truong Thi Le Trinh
    2019 Singapore Ronnie Koh Min Kiat Thailand Hinthong Supawan

    Best Goal in the AFF Suzuki Cup

    Year Name Club Match
    2012 Thailand Teerasil Dangda Thailand Muangthong United Semi Final (1st Leg) Malaysia vs Thailand, 9 December 2012.
    2014 Vietnam Lê Công Vinh Vietnam Becamex Binh Duong Group A Vietnam vs Indonesia, 22 November 2014.
    2016 Indonesia Andik Vermansah Malaysia Selangor Group A Singapore vs Indonesia, 25 November 2016.
    2018 Malaysia Syahmi Safari Malaysia Selangor Semi Final (2nd leg) Thailand vs Malaysia, 5 December 2018.

    AFF Best XI

    See also

    References

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