ASEAN Football Federation

The ASEAN Football Federation (AFF) is a smaller organisation within the greater Asian Football Confederation, and centres on Southeast Asia, founded in 1984 by the nations of Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore and Thailand.[1] ASEAN stands for Association of South East Asian Nations, although the AFF also includes East Timor and Australia, which are not members of ASEAN.

ASEAN Football Federation
(AFF)
AFF logo
Formation31 January 1984[1]
TypeSports organisation
HeadquartersPetaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia
Region served
Southeast Asia and Australia
Membership
12 member associations
Maj. Gen. Khiev Sameth
WebsiteASEANFootball.org

Other nations to join have been Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam (all in 1996),[1] East Timor in 2004, and Australia in 2013.[2]

In 1996, the federation ran the first AFF Championship (then known as the Tiger Cup for sponsorship reasons).

Member associations

AFF has 12 member associations,[3] all of whom are members of the Asian Football Confederation.

CodeAssociationJoined inNational teamNational league
AUS Australia2013(Men, Women)(Men, Women)
BRU Brunei (Founding Member)1984(Men)(Men)
CAM Cambodia1996(Men, Women)(Men, Women)
IDN Indonesia (Founding Member)1984(Men, Women)(Men, Women)
LAO Laos1996(Men, Women)(Men, Women)
MAS Malaysia (Founding Member)1984(Men, Women)(Men, Women)
MYA Myanmar1996(Men, Women)(Men, Women)
PHI Philippines (Founding Member)1984(Men, Women)(Men, Women)
SIN Singapore (Founding Member)1984(Men, Women)(Men, Women)
THA Thailand (Founding Member)1984(Men, Women)(Men, Women)
TLS Timor-Leste2004(Men, Women)(Men, Women)
VIE Vietnam1996(Men, Women)(Men, Women)

Competitions

International

The AFF runs the AFF Championship (since 2008 known as the Suzuki Cup for sponsorship reasons) and AFF Women's Championship - both competitions are held every two years and determine the Champions of Southeast Asia.

The AFF also organises the AFF–EAFF Champions Trophy (cooperate with EAFF), AFF Futsal Championship, AFF Beach Soccer Championship, various age-level international youth football tournaments, the AFF U-16 Championship, AFF U-19 Youth Championship, AFF U-16 Women's Championship and AFF U-19 Women's Championship.

Club

The only AFF club competition is the Mekong Club Championship, which 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 AFF also runs an annual Southeast Asian futsal club competition, the AFF Futsal Club Championship.

Current title holders

Men's Football Competitions
Competitions Champion Title Runner-Up Next Edition
AFF Championship
Vietnam
2nd
Malaysia
2020
Southeast Asian Games (U23 National Team)
Vietnam
2nd
Indonesia
2021
AFF U-22 Youth Championship
Indonesia
1st
Thailand
2020
AFF U-19 Youth Championship
Australia
5th
Malaysia
2020
AFF U-16 Championship
Malaysia
2nd
Thailand
2020
Mekong Club Championship
Muangthong United
1st
Sanna Khánh Hòa
TBC
Women's Football Competitions
Competitions Champion Title Runner-Up Next Edition
AFF Women's Championship
Vietnam
3rd
Thailand
2020
Southeast Asian Games
Vietnam
6th
Thailand
2021
AFF U-19 Women's Championship
Thailand
1st
Vietnam
2020
AFF U-16 Women's Championship
Thailand
3rd
Laos
2020
Men's Futsal Competitions
Competitions Champion Title Runner-Up Next Edition
AFF Futsal Championship
Thailand
15th
Indonesia
2020
Southeast Asian Games
Thailand
4th
Malaysia
TBC
AFF Futsal Club Championship
PTT Chonburi Bluewave
4th
Sanatech Khánh Hòa
2020
Women's Futsal Competitions
Competitions Champion Title Runner-Up Next Edition
AFF Women's Futsal Championship TBC
Southeast Asian Games
Thailand
4th
Vietnam
TBC
AFF Women's Futsal Club Championship
Jaya Kencana Angels
1st
Khon Kaen Futsal Club
2020
Beach Soccer Competitions
Competitions Champion Title Runner-Up Next Edition
AFF Beach Soccer Championship
Thailand
1st
Vietnam
2019

Defunct competitions

Men's football competitions
Competitions Last Edition Champion Title Runner-Up
ASEAN Club Championship 2005
Tampines Rovers FC
1st
Pahang FA


Men's football competitions
Competitions Last Edition Champion Title Runner-Up
ASEAN Champions Cup 1984
Bangkok Bank
1st
Yanita Utama
Women's futsal competitions
Competitions Last Edition Champion Title Runner-Up
Southeast Asian Women's Futsal Championship 2013
Vietnam
1st
Thailand

Rankings

Elo ratings

Ratings are calculated by Elo Ratings.

AFF AFC Elo Country Ratings +/−*
1 4 42  Australia 1698 4
2 16 108  Vietnam 1398 29
3 20 113  Thailand 1375 5
4 32 117  Malaysia 1143 13
4 24 172  Philippines 1142 6
5 33 175  Indonesia 1136 26
7 34 176  Singapore 1135 5
8 26 187  Myanmar 1008 1
9 36 205  Cambodia 847 2
10 41 221  Laos 690 7
11 44 226  Timor-Leste 638
12 43 228  Brunei 619 1

Last updated 26 October 2019
*Rank changes are based on 3-month rank changes from www.eloratings.net.

Women's national teams

Presidents

PresidentYears
H. Kardono 1984–1994
Vijit Ketkaew 1994–1996
Tengku Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Ahmad Rithauddeen 1996–1998
Sultan Haji Ahmad Shah 2007–2019
Maj. Gen. Khiev Sameth 2019–2023

AFF Awards

As of 23 September 2017.[5]

AFF President His Royal Highness Sultan of Pahang HE Sultan 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 two years.

AFF Life Service Award : H. Kardono

ASEAN Goodwill Award

YearRecipient
2013 Sultan Ahmad Shah
2016 Zaw Zaw

AFF Association of the Year

YearAssociation
2013 Myanmar
2015 Myanmar
2017 Vietnam
2019 Indonesia

AFF National Team of the Year

Year National Team (men's) National Team (women's)
2013  Singapore  Vietnam
2015  Thailand  Thailand
2017  Thailand  Thailand
2019  Vietnam  Thailand

AFF Player of the Year (Men's)

Year Name Club
2013 Shahril Ishak LionsXII
2015 Chanathip Songkrasin BEC Tero Sasana
2017 Chanathip Songkrasin Muangthong United
2019 Nguyễn Quang Hải Hà Nội F.C.

AFF Player of the Year (Women's)

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

AFF Youth Player of the Year

Year Name Club
2013 Keoviengphet Liththideth Ezra
2015 Aung Thu Yadanarbon
2017 Đoàn Văn Hậu Hà Nội F.C.
2019 Suphanat Mueanta Buriram United

AFF Futsal Team of the Year

Year National Futsal Team
2013  Thailand
2015  Thailand
2017  Thailand
2019  Thailand

AFF Futsal Player of the Year

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

AFF Coach of the Year

Year (Men's Team) Name (Women's Team) Name
2013  Singapore Radojko Avramovic  Myanmar Kumada Yoshinori
2015  Thailand Kiatisuk Senamuang  Thailand Nuengrutai Srathongvian
2017  Thailand Kiatisuk Senamuang  Vietnam Mai Đức Chung
2019  Vietnam Park Hang-seo  Thailand Nuengrutai Srathongvian

AFF Referee of the Year

Year Name (Men's) Name (Women's)
2013 Abdul Malik Abdul Bashir Abirami Apbai Naidu
2015 Mohd Amirul Izwan Yaacob Rita Ghani
2017 Muhammad Taqi Aljaafari Bin Jahari Thein Thein Aye
2019 Sivakorn Pu-Udom Jacewicz Katherine Margaret

AFF Assistant Referee of the Year

Year Name (Men's) Name (Women's)
2013 Tang Yew Mun Widiya Habibah Shamsuri
2015 Azman Ismail Rohaidah Mohd Nasir
2017 Mohd Yusri Muhamad Truong Thi Le Trinh
2019 Ronnie Koh Min Kiat Hinthong Supawan

Best Goal in the AFF Suzuki Cup

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

See also

References

  1. "AFF - The Official Website Of The ASEAN Football Federation". About AFF. 20 March 2015. Retrieved 20 March 2015.
  2. "Australia Officially in AFF". ASEAN Football Federation. 27 August 2013. Retrieved 27 August 2013.
  3. AFF - Southeast Asian Football Federation Official Website - 12 Football Associations
  4. "The FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking (Men)". FIFA. 25 July 2019.
  5. Bhas Kunju (3 April 2013). "Singapore win big at AFF Awards 2013". Goal.com. Retrieved 22 August 2015.
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