ASEAN Football Federation
|Formation||31 January 1984|
|Headquarters||Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia|
|Southeast Asia and Australia|
|12 member associations|
|Maj. Gen. Khiev Sameth|
The ASEAN Football Federation (AFF) is a smaller organisation within the greater Asian Football Confederation (AFC), and centres on Southeast Asia, founded in 1984 by the nations of Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore and Thailand. ASEAN stands for Association of Southeast Asian Nations, although the AFF also includes East Timor (not a member of ASEAN) and Australia (not a member of Southeast Asia or ASEAN).
In 1996, the federation ran the first AFF Championship (then known as the Tiger Cup for sponsorship reasons).
ASEAN Football Federation was founded on 31 January 1984 by the meeting in Jakarta of six founding member are Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Philippines and Thailand. The idea of founding the federation came from the initial meeting of founding the sub-continential football association in Bangkok in 1982 that was attended by Hamzah Abu Samah, Peter Velappan, Hans Pandelaki, Fernando G. Alvarez, Pisit Ngampanich, Teo Chong Tee and Yap Boon Chuan. The ASEAN Football Federation headquarter was located on Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia.
List of presidents
|3||Tengku Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Ahmad Rithauddeen||1996–1998|
|4||Sultan Haji Ahmad Shah||2007–2019|
|5||Maj. Gen. Khiev Sameth||2019–2023|
|Code||Association||Joined in||National team||National league|
|AUS||Australia||2013||(Men, Women)||(Men, Women)|
|BRU||Brunei (Founding member)||1984||(Men)||(Men)|
|CAM||Cambodia||1996||(Men, Women)||(Men, Women)|
|IDN||Indonesia (Founding member)||1984||(Men, Women)||(Men, Women)|
|LAO||Laos||1996||(Men, Women)||(Men, Women)|
|MAS||Malaysia (Founding member)||1984||(Men, Women)||(Men, Women)|
|MYA||Myanmar||1996||(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-Leste||2004||(Men, Women)||(Men, Women)|
|VIE||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–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.
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 national football teams
Top Ranked Men's National Football Teams
Men's elo rankings
Last updated 22 December 2019
*Rank changes are based on 3-month rank changes from www.eloratings.net.
Women's national teams
* Provisionally listed due to not having played more than five matches against officially ranked teams.
Top Ranked Women's National Football Teams
AFC Club Competitions ranking
The AFC Club Competitions Ranking ranks its member associations by results in the AFC competitions. Rankings are calculated by the AFC.
- As of 23 September 2017.
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.
ASEAN Goodwill Award
|2013||Sultan Ahmad Shah|
AFF Association of the Year
AFF National Team of the Year
|Year||National Team (men's)||National Team (women's)|
AFF Player of the Year (Men's)
|2015||Chanathip Songkrasin||BEC Tero Sasana|
|2017||Chanathip Songkrasin||Muangthong United|
|2019||Nguyễn Quang Hải||Hà Nội|
AFF Player of the Year (Women's)
|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
|2017||Đoàn Văn Hậu||Hà Nội|
|2019||Suphanat Mueanta||Buriram United|
AFF Futsal Team of the Year
|Year||National Futsal Team|
AFF Futsal Player of the Year
|2013||Suphawut Thueanklang||Chonburi Bluewave|
|2017||Jirawat Sornwichian||Chonburi Bluewave|
|2019||Trần Văn Vũ||Thái Sơn Nam|
AFF Coach of the Year
|Year||(Men's Team)||Name||(Women's Team)||Name|
|2013||Singapore||Radojko Avramović||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
|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.|
- AFF Player of the Year
- Central Asian Football Association (CAFA)
- East Asian Football Federation (EAFF)
- South Asian Football Federation (SAFF)
- West Asian Football Federation (WAFF)
- Union of European Football Associations (UEFA)
- "AFF - The Official Website Of The ASEAN Football Federation". About AFF. 20 March 2015. Retrieved 20 March 2015.
- "Australia Officially in AFF". ASEAN Football Federation. 27 August 2013. Retrieved 27 August 2013.
- AFF - Southeast Asian Football Federation Official Website - 12 Football Associations
- "The FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking (Men)". FIFA. 16 July 2020.
- Bhas Kunju (3 April 2013). "Singapore win big at AFF Awards 2013". Goal.com. Retrieved 22 August 2015.