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East Asian Football Federation

East Asian Football Federation
EAFF members
Formation 28 May 2002
Type Sports organization
Headquarters Tokyo, Japan
Membership 10 member associations
President Zhang Jian (China)

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


  • Member Associations 1
    • Men's National Teams 1.1
  • Presidents 2
  • Competitions 3
    • Defunct Competitions 3.1
  • See also 4
  • References 5
  • External links 6

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 currently 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 China Chinese Super League
Guam 2002 Guam Guam Guam League
Hong Kong 2002 Hong Kong Hong Kong Hong Kong First Division League
Japan 2002 Japan Japan J. League
Korea DPR 2002 Korea DPR Korea DPR DPR Korea League
Korea Republic 2002 Korea Republic Korea Republic K-League
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
Chinese Taipei 2002 Chinese Taipei Chinese Taipei Intercity Football League

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

Men's National Teams

Rankings are calculated by FIFA.[5]

Last updated 5 June 2014


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-


EAFF runs several competitions which cover men's, women's, youth and futsal.
Competition Holders Current event
East Asian Football Championship  Japan 2013
EAFF Women's Football Championship  North Korea 2013
EAFF Futsal Championship  China 2009
EAFF U-18 Youth Tournament  Hong Kong 2013
EAFF U-14 Youth Festival  South Korea 2010

Defunct Competitions

Competition Years
A3 Champions Cup 2002–2008

See also


  1. ^ EAFF - East Asian Football Federation Official Website - 10 Football Associations
  2. ^ Regarding the agenda/ decisions of the 29th EAFF Executive Committee Meeting
  3. ^ Decisions taken at the 19th EAFF Executive Committee meeting
  4. ^ Regarding the agenda and decisions from the East Asian Football Federation 4th General Meeting and 25th and 26th Board of Director's meeting
  5. ^ "The FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking (Men)". FIFA. 18 January 2012. 

External links

  • East Asian Football Federation Official website (English) (Chinese) (Japanese) (Korean)
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