Macau
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s)Selecção do Lótus (The Lotus' Team)
Verdes (The Greens)
AssociationAssociação de Futebol de Macau
ConfederationAFC (Asia)
Sub-confederationEAFF (East Asia)
Head coachLázaro Oliveira
CaptainLa Ka Seng
Most capsCheang Cheng Ieong (58)
Top scorerChan Kin Seng (17)[1]
Home stadiumEstádio Campo Desportivo
FIFA codeMAC
First colours
Second colours
FIFA ranking
Current 182 Steady (31 March 2022)[2]
Highest156 (September 1997)
Lowest204 (July 2014)
First international
 Macau 4–2 Hong Kong 
(Macau; 29 March 1948)[3]
Biggest win
 Macau 6–1 Northern Mariana Islands 
(Yona, Guam; 11 March 2009)
Biggest defeat
 Macau 0–10 Japan 
(Muscat, Oman; 25 March 1997)
 Japan 10–0 Macau 
(Tokyo, Japan; 22 June 1997)
AFC Solidarity Cup
Appearances1 (first in 2016)
Best resultRunners-up, (2016)
AFC Challenge Cup
Appearances1 (first in 2006)
Best resultGroup stage, (2006)
Macau national football team
Traditional Chinese澳門足球代表隊
Simplified Chinese澳门足球代表队

The Macau national football team (Chinese: 澳門足球代表隊; Portuguese: Selecção Macaense de Futebol) represents the Chinese special administrative region of Macau in international association football. The team is supervised by the Macau Football Association (Chinese: 澳門足球總會; Portuguese: Associação de Futebol de Macau). The Macau football team has a ranking that is one of the lowest among the FIFA members. Although usually known as simply Macau, the EAFF refers to the team as Macau, China.

The national team has never qualified for the AFC Asian Cup or EAFF East Asian Championship. The team qualified for the 2006 AFC Challenge Cup, where they got one draw and two losses.

The team had been representing Macau in international football events before 1999 when Macau was a dependent territory of Portugal. It continues to represent Macau even after Macau was handed over to the People's Republic of China by Portugal and became a special administrative region of China in 1999. This team is separate from the China national football team, as the Basic Law and the principle of "one country, two systems" allows Macau to maintain its own representative teams in international sports competitions. In Macau, the Macau football team is colloquially referred to as the "Macau team" (澳門隊), while the Chinese national team is referred to as the "national team" (國家隊).

History

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FIFA suspension

In 2005 Macau was temporarily barred by the FIFA to enter any international matches because of alleged undue influence of the government in forming the committee of its football association. The suspension was subsequently lifted after rectification by Macau.[5][6]

Competition records

World Cup record

FIFA World Cup FIFA World Cup qualification
Year Result Position Pld W D* L GF GA Pld W D L GF GA
Uruguay 1930 to Italy 1990 Did not enter
United States 1994 Did not qualify 6 0 0 6 1 46
France 1998 6 1 1 4 3 28
South Korea Japan 2002 6 0 0 6 2 31
Germany 2006 2 0 0 2 1 6
South Africa 2010 2 0 0 2 2 13
Brazil 2014 2 0 0 2 1 13
Russia 2018 2 0 1 1 1 4
Qatar 2022 2 1 0 1 1 3
Canada Mexico United States 2026 To be determined To be determined
Total 0/22 28 2 2 24 12 144

AFC Asian Cup record

AFC Asian Cup AFC Asian Cup qualification
Year Result Position GP W D L GS GA GP W D L GS GA
Hong Kong 1956 Did not enter Did not enter
South Korea 1960
Israel 1964
Iran 1968
Thailand 1972
Iran 1976
Kuwait 1980 Did not qualify 3 1 0 2 4 7
Singapore 1984 Did not enter Did not enter
Qatar 1988
Japan 1992 Did not qualify 3 1 1 1 4 4
United Arab Emirates 1996 3 1 0 2 7 12
Lebanon 2000 3 1 0 2 1 4
China 2004 2 0 0 2 0 5
IndonesiaMalaysiaThailandVietnam 2007 Did not enter Did not enter
Qatar 2011 Did not qualify AFC Challenge Cup
Australia 2015
United Arab Emirates 2019 8 0 1 7 5 20
China 2023 2 1 0 1 1 3
Total - 0/18 24 5 2 17 22 55

Asian Games

Football at the Asian Games has been an under-23 tournament since 2002.

See also: Macau national under-23 football team

Asian Games Record
Year Result GP W D* L GS GA
India 1951 Did not enter
Philippines 1954
Japan 1958
Indonesia 1962
Thailand 1966
Thailand 1970
Iran 1974
Thailand 1978
India 1982
South Korea 1986
China 1990
Japan 1994
Thailand 1998
2002–present See Macau national under-23 football team
Total 0 0 0 0 0 0

East Asian Cup record

East Asian Football Championship Finals Preliminary competition
Year Result Position Pld W D* L GF GA Place Pld W D L GF GA
East Asian Football Championship
Japan 2003 Did not qualify 3rd 4 2 0 2 5 5
South Korea 2005 Did not enter Did not enter
China 2008 Did not qualify 4th 2 0 1 1 1 7
Japan 2010 3rd 3 1 1 1 9 5
EAFF East Asian Cup
South Korea 2013 Did not qualify 2nd 2 1 0 1 5 4
China 2015 2nd 3 1 1 1 4 4
EAFF E-1 Football Championship
Japan 2017 Did not qualify 3rd 3 1 1 1 7 6
South Korea 2019 2nd 3 1 1 1 4 5
Japan 2022 Did not participate Not held
Total 20 7 5 8 34 36

AFC Challenge Cup record

AFC Challenge Cup record AFC Challenge Cup qualification
Year Result Position Pld W D* L GF GA Pld W D L GF GA
Bangladesh 2006 Group stage 15th 3 0 1 2 2 8 No qualification
India 2008 Did not qualify 2 0 0 2 3 6
Sri Lanka 2010 5 1 0 4 4 12
Nepal 2012 2 1 0 1 4 5
Maldives 2014 3 0 0 3 0 6
Total Group stage 1/5 3 0 1 2 2 8 12 2 0 9 11 29

AFC Solidarity Cup record

AFC Solidarity Cup
Year Result Position Pld W D* L GF GA
Malaysia 2016 Runners-up 2nd 5 2 2 1 8 5
2020 Cancelled
2024 To be determined
Total Runners-up 1/1 5 2 2 1 8 5

Recent results and fixtures

Main article: Macau national football team results

  Win   Draw   Loss

2019

13 October 2019 Friendly Singapore U-23  4–0  Macau Singapore
19:45 Amiruldin Asraf 6'
Jordan Vestering 10'
Haiqal Pashia 13'
Daniel Goh 33'
Stadium: Bishan Stadium

2022

May 2022 Friendly Macau  v  Laos Macau
Stadium: Estádio Campo Desportivo

Coaching staff

Position Name
Technical Director
Head Coach Angola Lázaro Oliveira
Assistant Coach
Assistant Coach
Goalkeeper Coach Macau William Chu
Team Doctor

Coaching history

Players

Current squad

The following 23 players have been selected to the final squad for the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification matches against Sri Lanka on 6 June 2019 and 11 June 2019.[7]

Caps and goals correct as of 6 June 2019, after the match against Sri Lanka.

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Ho Man Fai (1993-04-24) 24 April 1993 (age 29) 33 0 Macau Monte Carlo
22 1GK Fong Chi Hang (1989-10-26) 26 October 1989 (age 32) 1 0 Macau Cheng Fung
23 1GK U Wai Chon (1999-03-19) 19 March 1999 (age 23) 0 0 Macau Development

2 2DF Lei Ka Him (1991-08-16) 16 August 1991 (age 30) 26 1 Macau Chao Pak Kei
4 2DF Kam Chi Hou (1995-04-04) 4 April 1995 (age 27) 10 0 Macau Chao Pak Kei
3 2DF Lei Chi Kin (1990-10-24) 24 October 1990 (age 31) 12 0 Macau Benfica de Macau
5 2DF Lam Ka Pou (1985-07-10) 10 July 1985 (age 36) 15 0 Macau Hang Sai
6 2DF Ng Wa Seng (1999-08-02) 2 August 1999 (age 22) 10 0 Hong Kong Central and Western
7 2DF Chan Man (1993-10-04) 4 October 1993 (age 28) 24 2 Macau Benfica de Macau
8 2DF Vernon Wong (1989-11-19) 19 November 1989 (age 32) 23 2 Macau Ka I
13 2DF Filipe Duarte (1985-03-30) 30 March 1985 (age 37) 9 3 Macau Benfica de Macau
16 2DF Lam Ngai Tong (1990-01-13) 13 January 1990 (age 32) 5 0 Hong Kong Happy Valley
19 2DF Lei Ka Hou (1989-07-23) 23 July 1989 (age 32) 8 0 Macau Benfica de Macau
20 2DF Herculano Monteiro (1983-11-05) 5 November 1983 (age 38) 8 0 Macau Polícia

11 3MF Lam Ka Seng (1994-05-28) 28 May 1994 (age 28) 21 3 Macau Chao Pak Kei
15 3MF Cheong Hoi San (1998-06-28) 28 June 1998 (age 23) 10 0 Macau Benfica de Macau
17 3MF Kong Cheng Hou (1986-08-02) 2 August 1986 (age 35) 39 0 Macau Ka I
18 3MF Ng Wa Keng (1999-08-02) 2 August 1999 (age 22) 3 0 Macau Benfica de Macau
21 3MF Pang Chi Hang (1993-11-03) 3 November 1993 (age 28) 22 0 Macau Chao Pak Kei

9 4FW Ho Ka Seng (1993-10-21) 21 October 1993 (age 28) 3 0 Macau Chao Pak Kei
10 4FW Niki Torrão (1987-11-18) 18 November 1987 (age 34) 16 8 Macau Chao Pak Kei
12 4FW Ho Man Hou (1988-11-05) 5 November 1988 (age 33) 19 5 Macau Chao Pak Kei
14 4FW Lee Keng Pan (1990-02-28) 28 February 1990 (age 32) 12 0 Macau Benfica de Macau

Recent call-ups

The following players have also been called up to the Macau squad recently.

Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club Latest call-up
GK Lo Weng Hou (1996-01-31) 31 January 1996 (age 26) 2 0 Macau Development EAFF E-1 Football Championship 2019

DF Chan Pak Chun (1985-12-05) 5 December 1985 (age 36) 11 1 Macau Sporting Clube de Macau EAFF E-1 Football Championship 2019

MF Ho Chi Fung (1994-09-30) 30 September 1994 (age 27) 16 0 Macau Monte Carlo EAFF E-1 Football Championship 2019

FW Leong Ka Hang (1992-11-22) 22 November 1992 (age 29) 32 12 Free agent EAFF E-1 Football Championship 2019
FW Carlos Leonel (1987-07-28) 28 July 1987 (age 34) 6 4 Macau Benfica de Macau EAFF E-1 Football Championship 2019

Records

As of 6 June 2019
Players in bold are still active with Macau.

References

  1. ^ Mamrud, Roberto; Stokkermans, Karel. "Players with 100+ Caps and 30+ International Goals". RSSSF. Archived from the original on 28 June 2011. Retrieved 4 February 2011.
  2. ^ "The FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking". FIFA. 31 March 2022. Retrieved 31 March 2022.
  3. ^ "Macao matches, ratings and points exchanged". World Football Elo Ratings: Macao. Retrieved 17 September 2017.
  4. ^ Elo rankings change compared to one year ago. "World Football Elo Ratings". eloratings.net. 6 June 2022. Retrieved 6 June 2022.
  5. ^ "Macau suspended by FIFA due to political interference". ESPN. 15 February 2005. Retrieved 21 July 2014.
  6. ^ "FIFA suspends the Macau Football Association". FIFA. 15 February 2005. Archived from the original on 17 July 2014. Retrieved 21 July 2014.
  7. ^ "2022年國際足聯卡塔爾世界盃預賽暨亞洲盃聯合預選賽第一圈事宜". Macau FA. Retrieved 3 June 2019. (in Chinese)