ASEAN Football Federation

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ASEAN Football Federation
ASEANFootballFederation logo.png
AFF logo
Formation 31 January 1984[1]
Type Sports organisation
Headquarters Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia
Region served
Southeast Asia and Australia
12 member associations
Malaysia DYMM Sultan Ahmad Shah

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.

Other nations to join have been Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam (all in 1996),[1] East Timor in 2004, and Australia in 2013,[2] although the latter had been considered an invited affiliate of the AFF since their move to the Asian Football Confederation in 2006,[3] since which time they have sent youth squads to the ASEAN Youth Tournaments.

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,[4] all of whom are members of the Asian Football Confederation.

Code Association Joined in National team National league
AUS Australia Australia 2013 (Men, Women) (Men, Women)
BRU Brunei Brunei (Founding Member) 1984 (Men) (Men)
CAM Cambodia Cambodia 1996 (Men, Women) (Men, Women)
IDN Indonesia Indonesia (Founding Member) 1984 (Men, Women) (Men, Women)
LAO Laos Laos 1996 (Men, Women) (Men, Women)
MAS Malaysia Malaysia (Founding Member) 1984 (Men, Women) (Men, Women)
MYA Myanmar Myanmar 1996 (Men, Women) (Men, Women)
PHI Philippines Philippines (Founding Member) 1984 (Men, Women) (Men, Women)
SIN Singapore Singapore (Founding Member) 1984 (Men, Women) (Men, Women)
THA Thailand Thailand (Founding Member) 1984 (Men, Women) (Men, Women)
TLS East Timor Timor-Leste 2004 (Men, Women) (Men, Women)
VIE Vietnam Vietnam 1996 (Men, Women) (Men, Women)



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 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.


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
Southeast Asian Games (U23 National Team)
AFF U-23 Youth Championship
AFF U-19 Youth Championship
AFF U-16 Championship
Mekong Club Championship Thailand
Muangthong United
1st Vietnam
Sanna Khánh Hòa
Women's Football Competitions
Competitions Champion Title Runner-Up Next Edition
AFF Women's Championship
4th  Australia U20 2020
Southeast Asian Games
AFF U-19 Women's Championship
AFF U-16 Women's Championship
Men's Futsal Competitions
Competitions Champion Title Runner-Up Next Edition
AFF Futsal Championship
Southeast Asian Games
AFF Futsal Club Championship Thailand
Bangkok BTS FC
4th Australia
East Coast Heat
Women's Futsal Competitions
Competitions Champion Title Runner-Up Next Edition
AFF Women's Futsal Championship 2018
Southeast Asian Games
AFF Women's Futsal Club Championship Indonesia
Jaya Kencana Angels
1st Thailand
Khon Kaen Futsal Club
Beach Soccer Competitions
Competitions Champion Title Runner-Up Next Edition
AFF Beach Soccer Championship
ASEAN Para Games Competitions
Competitions Champion Title Runner-Up Next Edition
Football 7-a-side at the ASEAN Para Games
Football 5-a-side at the ASEAN Para Games

Defunct competitions

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


Elo ratings

Ratings are calculated by FIFA.

AFF AFC Elo Country Ratings +/−
1 3 39  Australia 1713 Decrease 1
2 26 108  Thailand 1311 Decrease 3
3 29 135  Vietnam 1288 Increase 6
4 33 158  Indonesia 1362 Decrease 4
5 36 165  Philippines 1025 Decrease 9
6 40 178  Singapore 1237 Increase 7
7 41 181  Myanmar 1261 Decrease 4
8 42 182  Malaysia 1291 Increase 2
9 49 211  Cambodia 1080 Decrease 3
10 51 215  Laos 922 Decrease 3
11 55 226  Timor-Leste 620 Increase 2
12 57 229  Brunei 799 Decrease 2

Last updated 17 November 2018

Women's national teams


President Years
Indonesia H. Kardono 1984 – 1994
Thailand Vijit Ketkaew 1994 – 1996
Malaysia Tengku Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Ahmad Rithauddeen 1996 – 1998
Malaysia Sultan Haji Ahmad Shah 2007 – present

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."

HRH 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 : Indonesia H. Kardono

ASEAN Goodwill Award

Year Recipient
2013 Malaysia HRH Sultan Ahmad Shah
2016 Myanmar Zaw Zaw

AFF Association of the Year

Year Association
2013 Myanmar Myanmar
2015 Myanmar Myanmar
2017 Vietnam Vietnam

AFF National Team of the Year

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

AFF Player of the Year (Men's)

Year Name Club
2013 Singapore Shahril Ishak Singapore LionsXII
2015 Thailand Chanathip Songkrasin Thailand BEC Tero Sasana
2017 Thailand Chanathip Songkrasin Thailand Muangthong United

AFF Player of the Year (Women's)

Year Name Club
2013 Vietnam Đặng Thị Kiều Trinh Vietnam Hồ Chí Minh City I W.F.C.
2015 Thailand Nisa Romyen Thailand North Bangkok University
2017 Thailand Waraporn Boonsing Thailand BG-Bandit Asia

AFF Youth Player of the Year

Year Name Club
2013 Laos Keoviengphet Liththideth Laos Ezra
2015 Myanmar Aung Thu Myanmar Yadanarbon
2017 Vietnam Đoàn Văn Hậu Vietnam Hà Nội F.C.

AFF Futsal Team of the Year

Year National Futsal Team
2013  Thailand
2015  Thailand
2017  Thailand

AFF Futsal Player of the Year

Year Name Club
2013 Thailand Suphawut Thueanklang Thailand Chonburi Bluewave Futsal Club
2015 Thailand Jetsada Chudech Thailand Rajnavy Futsal Club
2017 Thailand Jirawat Sornwichian Thailand Chonburi Bluewave Futsal Club

AFF Coach of the Year

Year (Men’s Team) Name (Women’s Team) Name
2013  Singapore Serbia Radojko Avramovic  Myanmar Japan Kumada Yoshinori
2015  Thailand Thailand Kiatisuk Senamuang  Thailand Thailand Nuengruethai Sratongwean
2017  Thailand Thailand Kiatisuk Senamuang  Vietnam Vietnam Mai Đức Chung

AFF Referee of the Year

Year Name (Men’s) Name (Women’s)
2013 Singapore Abdul Malik Abdul Bashir Singapore Abirami Apbai Naidu
2015 Malaysia Mohd Amirul Izwan Yaacob Malaysia Rita Ghani
2017 Singapore Muhammad Taqi Aljaafari Bin Jahari Myanmar Thein Thein Aye

AFF Assistant Referee of the Year

Year Name (Men’s) Name (Women’s)
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

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 Vermansyah Malaysia Selangor FA Group A Singapore vs Indonesia, 25 November 2016.

See also


  1. ^ a b c "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. ^ "Reuters "Australia eye further East Asia Cups despite ASEAN move"". Khaleej Times. 9 April 2013. Retrieved 11 April 2013.
  4. ^ AFF - Southeast Asian Football Federation Official Website - 12 Football Associations
  5. ^ Bhas Kunju (3 April 2013). "Singapore win big at AFF Awards 2013". Retrieved 22 August 2015.

External links

  • ASEAN Football Federation Official site
  • AFF Suzuki Cup Official site
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