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Nickname(s) Harimau Bintang (The Leopards)
Association Football Association
of Brunei Darussalam
Confederation AFC (Asia)
Head coach Brunei Vjeran Simunic
Captain Rahim Daud Bashir
Home stadium Sultan Hassal Bolkiah Stadium
FIFA ranking 191
Highest FIFA ranking 145 (August 1993)
Lowest FIFA ranking 199 (December 2004)
Elo ranking 215
Home colours
Away colours
First international
Malaysia Malaysia 8 - 0 Brunei Brunei
(Bangkok, Thailand; May 22, 1971)
Biggest win
Brunei Brunei 4 - 1 Philippines Philippines
(Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei; March 24, 1985)
Brunei Brunei 4 - 1 East Timor East Timor
(Phnom Penh, Cambodia; 21 October 2008)
Biggest defeat
Brunei Brunei 0 - 12 UAE United Arab Emirates
(Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei; April 14, 2001)

The Brunei national football team (also known as Brunei Darussalam national football team) nicknamed Harimau Bintang (The Leopards),is the national team of the Brunei and is controlled by the Football Association of Brunei Darussalam. They are one of the weakest teams in the world and did not even attempt qualifying for the 2010 World Cup. The team was founded in 1959 and joined FIFA in 1969.Their main regional rivalries are against Malaysia (which are nicknamed the Tigers) and Philippines.

The national football team has also frequently featured in the Malaysian Premier League as one of the state sides.



Brunei Football Association was formed in 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 qualifying competition only once, in 1986 World Cup and has also made only one appearance in the 1976 Asian Cup . On both occasions, they were eliminated in the first round. Their best achievement was perhaps being Champion of the Malaysia Cup in 1999. Back then, Brunei competed 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's there are approximately 2,500 footballers playing with Brunei's 22 registered clubs. Footballers are mostly amateurs or semi professionals.In recent years, Brunei has included several naturalised citizens in its team. The current national team also consists of foreign-born citizens such as Hammid Alan Virkov from Ukraine; Darul Yuriry from Russia; Boris Nafal from Serbia.



The Football Association of Brunei Darussalam (BAFA) 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[1]. The suspension applies with immediate effect and means that Brunei club DPMM will no longer be permitted to play in the Singapore S-League. The suspension will run until BAFA is reinstalled by the government[2].

World Cup record

1930 to 1982: Did not enter

1986: Did not qualify

1990 to 1998: Did not enter

2002: Did not qualify

2006 to 2010: Did not enter

Asian Cup record

Asian Cup Qualification records

1956 to 1968: Did not enter

1972: Did not qualify

1976: Did not qualify

1980 to 1996: Did not enter

2004: Did not qualify

2007: Did not enter

2011: Did not qualify

AFC Challenge Cup record

AFC Challenge Cup Records

AFC Challenge Cup
Year Round GP W D L GF GA
2006 Group Stage 3 1 1 1 2 2
2008 Did not qualify - - - - - -
2010 Did not qualify - - - - - -
Total Best: Group Stage 3 1 1 1 2 2

ASEAN Competitions History

ASEAN Football Championship record

  • Finals Records Only

This competition was formerly known as the Tiger Cup

ASEAN Football Championship
Year Round GP W D L GF GA
Group Stage
Did not qualify
2002 to 2004
Did not enter
2007 to 2008
Did not qualify
Best: Group Stage


Name Nat Period Matches Wins Draws Losses Honours
David Booth England ?  ?

Current squad

The following players were called up for the 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification.

No. Pos. Player DoB (Age) Caps Goals Club
1 GK Mohd Sahan Mumtazali 05 March 1986 12 0 Brunei QAF FC
2 GK Azman Ilham Noor 05 February 1984 12 0 Australia Macarthur Rams
3 DF Mohd Kamarul Ariffin Ramlee No Date 3 0 Not Club
4 DF Micky Anak Gindi 30 November 1988 2 0 Brunei QAF FC
5 DF Mohd Zulkhairi Salleh No Date 2 0 Not Club
6 DF Naasiruddeen Abdul Wahab No Date 2 0 Brunei QAF FC
7 DF Philip Anak Ahar No Date 2 0 Brunei QAF FC
8 MF Mohd Hendra Azam Idris No Date 2 0 Brunei Majra FC
9 MF Ratano Tuah 9 February 1976 2 0 Brunei QAF FC
10 MF Mardi Anak Bujang No Date 12 4 Brunei QAF FC
11 MF Mohd Hardiman Abdul Lamit 19 June 1986 2 0 Not Club
12 MF Nurul Aleshahnezan Vincent Nordin No Date 2 0 Brunei Sengkurong FC
13 FW Riwandi Wahit 06 March 1981 2 0 Brunei QAF FC
14 FW Aqmal Hakeem Abdul Hamid 14 November 1990 2 0 Not Club
15 FW Adie Arsham Salleh No Date 2 0 Brunei QAF FC
16 FW Hamizan Aziz Sulaiman No Date 3 0 Brunei QAF FC


Brunei 's kit is a yellow jersey with black beams with black shorts and yellow socks. Their away kit is with a green jersey with red line-S with white shorts and white socks with red top . The kits are currently manufactured by Lotto Sport Italia.


See also

Simple English

Association Football Association of Brunei Darussalam
Confederation AFC
Coach Vjeran Simunic
World Cup
Appearances 0

Brunei national football team is the national football team of Brunei.


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