Brunei national football team

The Brunei national football team nicknamed Tebuan, is the national team of the Brunei and is controlled by the National Football Association of Brunei Darussalam. The team was founded in 1959 and joined FIFA in 1969. In the past, they have also frequently featured in the Malaysian league and cup competitions as one of the state representative sides.


Brunei Football Association was formed on 15 March 1956 and at that time was known as the Brunei State Football Amateur Association. In 1993, the word "Amateur" was dropped, and since then, the FA has been known as the Football Association of Brunei Darussalam. Brunei's experience of international football has been more or less restricted to regional Asian competitions, such as the Southeast Asian Games and the Tiger Cup. So far, Brunei has entered the World Cup qualifiers only three times, in 1986, 2002 and 2018. On these occasions, they did not qualify for the competition. They have made five appearances in the Asian Cup qualifiers, but they have never passed the first qualification round.
Their best achievement was perhaps being Champion of the Malaysia Cup in 1999. Back then, Brunei entered a team to compete in the professional Malaysian league and despite competing against Malaysian clubs, Brunei had previously never made an impact. However, in 1999, they shocked everyone by lifting the Malaysia Cup.
Today there are approximately 2,500 footballers playing with Brunei's 22 registered clubs. Footballers are mostly amateurs or semi professionals.


In September 2009, the Football Association of Brunei Darussalam was suspended due to governmental interference in its affairs, which started with a decision by the Brunei authorities to dissolve BAFA and to replace it with a new federation in December 2008. The suspension was applied with immediate effect and meant that the Brunei club DPMM were no longer permitted to play in the Singapore S-League until it was resolved.
On 19 March 2010, the FIFA Executive Committee agreed to submit to the next FIFA Congress the expulsion of the Football Association of Brunei Darussalam if the BAFA has not been reinstated by then, after noting that no major progress had been made since the BAFA was suspended in September 2009.
FIFA warned that unless BAFA came to FIFA's Congress on 9 June and to drop The Box V5
. Brunei were re-instated on 31 May 2011.

Competition records

World Cup record

Asian Cup record

Asian Games

AFC Challenge Cup record

AFC Solidarity Cup record

ASEAN Championship

This competition was formerly known as the Tiger Cup

Fixture and results

2018 AFF Suzuki Cup qualification
2022 FIFA World Cup qualification – AFC First Round

Current squad

The following 23-man squad was announced for the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification matches in June 2019.

Recent call-ups

The following players have also been called up to the Brunei squad from 2018.