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Chinese Taipei Football Association (Taiwan)

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[Chinese Taipei Deaflimpics flag]
image by Juan Manuel Gabino Villascán, 07 March 2014

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Chinese Taipei Football Association

Chinese Taipei Football Association has an own flag flag with white background, and CTFA logo is placed in the middle of the flag. It consists of a blue shield depicting a flying crane over the green island and a red and white football.
Zoltan Horvath, 02 March 2014

The current flag of the Chinese Taipei Football Association is white with the emblem in the middle. The current emblem is found here and a sample of the flag is found here.
Juan Manuel Gabino Villascán, 03 March 2014

The shield in our image of the Chinese Taipei Football (Soccer?) Association would seem slightly smaller, but that's about it.
Peter Hans van den Muijzenberg, 04 May 2014

Previous flag used up to 2006

[Soccer Association flag]
image by Juan Manuel Gabino Villascán, 07 March 2014

This illustration is of a flag that I saw the Taiwan National Soccer Team bring to New Zealand during the 1990 World Cup Oceania Qualification Series. It has a similar emblem that is used on their Olympic Flag, but the Olympic Rings are replaced with a ying-yang device in black-white. Within each section is a rendition of a soccer ball.

The background color was yellow. It is a safe assumption that the reason the Chinese-Taipei National Soccer Federation uses this flag is because of FIFA's recognition of the People's Republic of China. I was informed by the chairman of the New Zealand Football Association that when they used the ROC flag and the Nationalist Chinese Anthem for a NZ vs ROC match in the early '80's, they caught a lot of flak from the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs because the Chinese Embassy made a very nasty complaint about it.
Dean Thomas, 23 September 2000

The variant shown here was used in New Zealand during the 1986 FIFA World Cup qualifiers (it was the habit in those days to lump politically sensitive countries into the Oceania Confederation. Taiwan and Israel were there at the time.
Dean Thomas, 05 March 2014

I saw the Chinese-Taipei Football Association flag with my own eyes in 1986, and since I'm the person who had the flag made at the request of the New Zealand Football Association (which had been warned by the NZ Government not to use the flag of the Republic of China), I can certify that as airtight gospel.
The Taiwan delegation sent an official note of thanks for the flag after they saw it flown at the match venue. They had brought with them a smaller flag, but the background color was an orange-yellow with red Chinese text written vertically on the hoist end. The flag was used at two venues in NZ in 1986: Auckland's Mt. Smart Stadium, and Christchurch's QE2 Park.
Dean Thomas, 06 March 2014

So then it has been used at least once, even if it is perhaps not the flag usually used...
Elias Granqvist, 06 March 2014

This flag is displayed at Chinese Wikipedia page, it reads that this flag was used up to 2006.
Zoltan Horvath, 06 March 2014

The yellow flag is not a football team flag nor a national flag, but the flag (at least the former one), as I stated before, of the Chinese Taipei Football Association, e.g. it is an organizationís flag. The yellow flag which has at least two variants: one with the bodyís name in red traditional Chinese lettering along the hoist, was replaced ca. 2006 by a new one consisting of a white cloth featuring the new football associationís emblem. In addition to that - I repeat - FIFA uses a blue flag to identify the Chinese Taipei Football Association.
Juan Manuel Gabino Villascán, 07 March 2014

As what displayed on Chinese Wikipedia page, the background this image should be changed to yellow.
The flag should show not only in traditional Chinese but also "the name of the team," for example "Chinese Taipei Women Soccer Team," not "the name of the association"- Chinese Taipei Soccer Association.
Akira Oyo, 07 March 2014