Macau national football team

Macau
Nickname(s)Selecção do Lótus (The Lotus' Team)
Verdes (The Greens)
AssociationMacau Football Association
ConfederationAFC (Asia)
Sub-confederationEAFF (East Asia)
Head coachIong Cho Ieng
CaptainLa Ka Seng
Most capsCheang Cheng Ieong (49)
Top scorerChan Kin Seng (17)[1]
Home stadiumEstádio Campo Desportivo
FIFA codeMAC
First colours
Second colours
FIFA ranking
Current 182 1 (16 September 2021)[2]
Highest156 (September 1997)
Lowest204 (July 2014)
First international
Macau 4–2 Hong Kong 
(Macau; 29 March 1948)[3]
Biggest win
 Macau 6–1 Northern Mariana Islands 
(Yona, Guam; 11 March 2009)
Biggest defeat
Macau 0–10 Japan 
(Muscat, Oman; 25 March 1997)
 Japan 10–0 Macau
(Tokyo, Japan; 22 June 1997)
AFC Solidarity Cup
Appearances1 (first in 2016)
Best resultRunners-up, (2016)
AFC Challenge Cup
Appearances1 (first in 2006)
Best resultGroup stage, (2006)
Macau national football team
Traditional Chinese澳門足球代表隊
Simplified Chinese澳门足球代表队

The Macau national football team (Chinese: 澳門足球代表隊; Portuguese: Selecção Macaense de Futebol) represents the Chinese special administrative region of Macau in international association football. The team is supervised by the Macau Football Association (Chinese: 澳門足球總會; Portuguese: Associação de Futebol de Macau). The Macau football team has a ranking that is one of the lowest among the FIFA members. Although usually known as simply Macau, the EAFF refers to the team as Macau, China.

The national team has never qualified for the AFC Asian Cup or EAFF East Asian Championship. The team qualified for the 2006 AFC Challenge Cup, where they got one draw and two losses.

The team had been representing Macau in international football events before 1999 when Macau was a dependent territory of Portugal. It continues to represent Macau even after Macau was handed over to the People's Republic of China by Portugal and became a special administrative region of China in 1999. This team is separate from the China national football team, as the Basic Law and the principle of "one country, two systems" allows Macau to maintain its own representative teams in international sports competitions. In Macau, the Macau football team is colloquially referred to as the "Macau team" (澳門隊), while the Chinese national team is referred to as the "national team" (國家隊).