Macau
Nickname(s)Selecção do Lótus (The Lotus' Team)
Verdes (The Greens)
AssociationMacau Football Association
ConfederationAFC (Asia)
Sub-confederationEAFF (East Asia)
Head coachIong Cho Ieng
CaptainLa Ka Seng
Most capsCheang Cheng Ieong (49)
Top scorerChan Kin Seng (17)[1]
Home stadiumEstádio Campo Desportivo
FIFA codeMAC
First colours
Second colours
FIFA ranking
Current 183 Decrease 1 (12 August 2021)[2]
Highest156 (September 1997)
Lowest204 (July 2014)
First international
Macau 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 Macau 0–10 Japan 
(Muscat, Oman; 25 March 1997)
 Japan 10–0 Macau 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).

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

See also: Macau national football team results

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 to Iran 1976 Did not enter
Kuwait 1980 Did not qualify 3 1 0 2 4 7
Singapore 1984 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 - 0 0 0 0 0 0
Philippines 1954 - 0 0 0 0 0 0
Japan 1958 - 0 0 0 0 0 0
Indonesia 1962 - 0 0 0 0 0 0
Thailand 1966 - 0 0 0 0 0 0
Thailand 1970 - 0 0 0 0 0 0
Iran 1974 - 0 0 0 0 0 0
Thailand 1978 - 0 0 0 0 0 0
India 1982 - 0 0 0 0 0 0
South Korea 1986 - 0 0 0 0 0 0
China 1990 - 0 0 0 0 0 0
Japan 1994 - 0 0 0 0 0 0
Thailand 1998 - 0 0 0 0 0 0
2002–present See Macau national under-23 football team
Total 0/0 0 0 0 0 0 0

East Asian Cup record