East Asian Football Federation

The East Asian Football Federation (EAFF), founded on May 28, 2002, is an international governing body of association football in East Asia.

East Asian Football Federation (EAFF)
EAFF members
Formation28 May 2002
TypeSports organization
HeadquartersTokyo, Japan
Membership
10 member associations
President
Chung Mong-Gyu (Korea)
WebsiteEAFF.com

Member associations

EAFF has 10 member associations.[1] All of them are members of the Asian Football Confederation except for the Northern Mariana Islands Football Association, which is an associate member of the AFC (previously an associated member of the Oceania Football Confederation). The Palau football federation was being considered as a possible future member of the association in 2009.[2]

Association Joining year Men's team Women's team League
China PR 2002 China PR China PR Chinese Super League
Chinese Taipei 2002 Chinese Taipei Chinese Taipei Taiwan Football Premier League
Guam 2002 Guam Guam Guam Soccer League
Hong Kong 2002 Hong Kong Hong Kong Hong Kong Premier League
Japan 2002 Japan Japan J1 League
Korea DPR 2002 Korea DPR Korea DPR DPR Korea League
Korea Republic 2002 Korea Republic Korea Republic K League 1
Macau 2002 Macau Macau Campeonato da 1ª Divisão do Futebol
Mongolia 2002 Mongolia Mongolia Mongolia Premier League
Northern Mariana Islands 2008 1 Northern Mariana Islands Northern Mariana Islands Northern Mariana Championship

1 Provisional member from December 2006[3] to September 2008[4]

Men's national teams

Rankings are calculated by FIFA.

EAFF and FIFA Rankings (as of 28 November 2019)[5]
EAFF* FIFA +/- National Team Points
1 28  Japan1500
2 41 2  South Korea1459
3 75 6  China PR1325
4 116 1  North Korea1170
5 138 8  Chinese Taipei1078
6 139 6  Hong Kong1075
7 182 1  Macau922
8 190 4  Mongolia906
9 199 3  Guam873
*Local rankings based on FIFA ranking points

Leading Men's team according to FIFA World Rankings:


World Football Elo Ratings (as of 26 February 2018)

EAFF Elo Country Rating
1 25  South Korea 1760
2 41  Japan 1707
3 70  China PR 1464
4 96  North Korea 1450
5 165  Hong Kong 1190
6 193  Chinese Taipei 976
7 201  Guam 833
8 222  Macau 678
9 224  Mongolia 654
10 237  Northern Mariana Islands 411

Women's national teams

Rankings are calculated by FIFA.[6] |

AFC FIFA Country Points +/
2 9  North Korea 1940 2
3 11  Japan 1937 4
4 16  China PR 1838
5 20  South Korea 1805 6
8 40  Chinese Taipei 1590
15 77  Hong Kong 1336 1
16 82  Guam 1282 1
23 120  Mongolia 1114 2
*** ***  Macau *** ***
  • * Provisionally listed due to not having played more than five matches against officially ranked teams
  • ** Inactive for more than 18 months and therefore not ranked

Source:Last updated 7 December 2019

Presidents

President Years
Shunichiro Okano 2004 – 2006
Chung Mong-joon 2006
Xie Yalong 2006 – 2008
Junji Ogura 2008 – 2010
Cho Chung-yun 2011 – March 2013
Chung Mong-gyu March 2013 – March 2014
Zhang Jian April 2014 – March 2016
Kozo Tashima April 2016 – March 2018
Chung Mong-gyu April 2018 – present

Competitions

EAFF runs several competitions which cover men's, women's, youth and futsal.

CompetitionHoldersCurrent event
EAFF E-1 Football Championship South Korea2019
EAFF U-18 Youth Tournament Hong Kong2013
EAFF U-15 Youth FestivalThere is no champion(1)2018
EAFF U-14 Youth Festival South Korea2010
EAFF U-13 Youth FestivalThere is no champion(1)2015
EAFF Futsal Championship Japan2017
East Asian Games Men North Korea2013
EAFF Womens East Asian Cup North Korea2019
EAFF U-15 Girls FestivalThere is no champion(1)2019
East Asian Games Women North Korea2013

1There will not be any outright winner or champion emerging from this Competition as it is not a competitive Championship.


Defunct Competitions

CompetitionYears
A3 Champions Cup2002–2008

See also

References

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