Name of Coach : LO Chih Tsung
In the 1st East Asian Football Championship Preliminary Competition in 2003, Chinese Taipei finished second with a record of 3 wins and 1 loss, scoring 13 goals and ceding 3. Losing to Hong Kong-China, they were not able to qualify for the final competition, but their potential was clearly evident. Their powerful line-up and quick offensive moves to the front impressed the head coaches of the other teams who commented, "Chinese Taipei is very talented. They will some day influence the power balance in East Asian football." Then during qualifying for the 2008 Competiton, they unleashed 10 new players including 180cm control tower, CHEN Po Liang and twin FW LO Chih-An and FW LO Chih-En. This “new generation” were at the core of a new style of fast, attacking football which saw them score 18 goals in 3 matches. Key players such as CHEN Po Liang and GK LU Kun Chi trained with professional Japanese teams. The players aim to improve their individual fighting spirits. A lot is expected in the enar future both from them individually and as a team.
As of July 2009
Name of Coach : CHOU Tai Ying
The women's national team won three consecutive titles between 1977 and 1981 in the Asian Women's Football Championship and was the driving force behind Asian women's football. Chinese Taipei participated in the 1st FIFA Women's World Cup in 1991 held in China. Their 0-5 defeat to Italy and 0-3 loss to Germany exposed them to the world's top level, but they captured a 2-0 win from Nigeria. This marked the first victory on the international level for Chinese Taipei among all their age and gender categories. Following that they aimed to join China PR and Japan in the top 4 teams of Asia but with the rise of Korea Rep. starting from 2000, recently they have been in the shadows of the international stage. In qualifying for the Athens Olympics they targeted a semi-final place but ended up being knocked out at Stage 1 of the Asian Regional League. Before the Beijing Olympics they made it to the final qualifiers again before falling to DPR Korea and Australia. Many players stop competing after university whilst in their early 20’s due to a lack of playing options. The design of a continuation for these players is just one issue Chinese Taipei must face on the road to reclaiming past glory.
As of July 2009