The MFF » History

Football was probably the first of the imported to reach Myanmar. When the British finally occupied Myanmar in 1885, the game of football was introduced. The game soon began to gain the interest of the local population.

The Football Federation was formed only in 1947. During the years between 1947 and 1950. The only leagues in the developed in regional. The first States and Divisions Football Tournament was held in 1952.

Myanmar is one of the fonder member countries of AFC which was founded in 1954. Myanmar Football Federation was affiliated to FIFA in 1952. Myanmar were champions for five consecutive times at South East Asian Games, between 1965 and 1973.During this period, Myanmar also triumphed twice in the football tournament of Asian Games in 1966 and 1970 and finished runners up at the Asian Cup in 1968. Regional competitions like Park’s Cup (Korea President’s Cup), Independent Cup (Indonesia) and Merdeka Tournament (Malaysia) were also dominated by Myanmar during 60’s and 70’s.

Sr. President Period Secretary Period
1 U Ba Shwe 1962-64 Mr. Zein Ali 1962-64
2 Colonel Win 1964-65 U Khin Pe Gyi 1964-79
3 Lt-Col Kyaw Sein Tun 1965-74 U Khin Pe Gyi 1964-79
4 U Hla Maung< 1974-77 U Khin Pe Gyi 1964-79
5 Colonel Khin Mg Gyi 1976-77 U Khin Pe Gyi 1964-79
6 Lt-Col Hla Htwe 1977-78 U Khin Pe Gyi 1964-79
7 U Myo Myint 1978-79 U Khin Pe Gyi 1964-79
8 U Tun Nyein 1979-80 U Saw Lwin 1979-87
9 Colonel Kyaw Sein Tun 1980-84 U Saw Lwin 1979-87
10 U Hla Maung 1984-85 U Saw Lwin 1979-87
11 U Phone Myint 1985-86 U Saw Lwin 1979-87
12 U Tun Lwin 1986-87 U Saw Lwin 1979-87
13 Colonel Aung Din 1987-89 U Than Lwin/
U Banny Tin Aung
14 Colonel Saw Shwe 1989-94 U Saw Lwin 1989-90
U Banny Tin Aung 1990-91
U Khin Maung Aye 1991-92
Captain Tin Aung
(Goal Keeper)
15 Lt-Col Myint Tun 1994 Lt. Col. Thein Aung 1994 – 97
16 Colonel Hla Myint Kyaw 1995-97 Lt. Col. Thein Aung 1994 – 97
17 Colonel Thaung Hteik 1997-23.1.04 Major Naw Taung 1997-2000
U Banny Tin Aung 2000
18 U Win Aung 23.1.04-7.2.05 U Banny Tin Aung 2016
19 U Zaw Zaw 7.2.05-Now U Ko Ko Thein