1956 AFC Asian Cup

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1956 AFC Asian Cup
Asian Cup Hong Kong 1956
1956年亞洲盃足球賽
Tournament details
Host country Hong Kong
Dates 1 – 15 September
Teams 4
Venue(s) (in 1 host city)
Final positions
Champions  South Korea (1st title)
Runners-up  Israel
Third place  Hong Kong
Fourth place  South Vietnam
Tournament statistics
Matches played 6
Goals scored 27 (4.5 per match)
Attendance 136,000 (22,667 per match)
Top scorer(s) Israel Nahum Stelmach
(4 goals)
1960

The 1956 AFC Asian Cup was the inaugural tournament of the AFC Asian Cup. The final tournament was held in Hong Kong from 1 September to 15 September 1956. It was won by South Korea.

Venues[edit]

Hong Kong
Government Stadium
Capacity: 28,000
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Qualification[edit]

Qualifiers

Squads[edit]

Results[edit]

All times are Hong Kong Time (UTC+8)

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 South Korea 3 2 1 0 9 6 +3 5
 Israel 3 2 0 1 6 5 +1 4
 Hong Kong 3 0 2 1 6 7 −1 2
 South Vietnam 3 0 1 2 6 9 −3 1
1 September 1956
19:00
Hong Kong  2 – 3  Israel
Au Chi Yin Goal 12'66' Glazer Goal 37'76'
Stelmach Goal 69'
Government Stadium, Hong Kong
Attendance: 30,000
Referee: H.A. Sheppard (England)

6 September 1956
19:00
South Korea  2 – 2  Hong Kong
Kim Ji-sung Goal 45'
Choi Kwang-seok Goal 62'
Tang Yee Kit Goal 10'
Ko Po Keung Goal 39'
Government Stadium, Hong Kong
Attendance: 30,000

8 September 1956
19:00
Israel  1 – 2  South Korea
Stelmach Goal 71' Woo Sang-kwon Goal 52'
Sung Nak-woon Goal 64'
Government Stadium, Hong Kong
Attendance: 20,000
Referee: Trương Văn Ky (South Vietnam)

9 September 1956
19:00
South Vietnam  2 – 2  Hong Kong
Trần Văn Tổng Goal 30'
Lê Hữu Đức Goal 64'
Chu Wing Wah Goal 59' (pen.)
Lau Chi Lam Goal 79'
Government Stadium, Hong Kong
Attendance: 30,000

12 September 1956
19:00
Israel  2 – 1  South Vietnam
Stelmach Goal 14'27' Trần Văn Tổng Goal 58'
Government Stadium, Hong Kong
Attendance: 15,000
Referee: Tommy Tucker (England)

15 September 1956
19:00
South Korea  5 – 3  South Vietnam
Sung Nak-woon Goal 5'
Woo Sang-kwon Goal 41' (pen.)58'
Choi Chung-min Goal 57'66'
Trải Văn Đào Goal 20'
Lê Hữu Đức Goal 51'63'
Government Stadium, Hong Kong
Attendance: 11,000

Winners[edit]

 AFC Asian Cup 1956 Winners 

South Korea
First title

Goalscorers[edit]

With four goals, Nahum Stelmach is the top scorer in the tournament. In total, 27 goals were scored by 15 different players, with none of them credited as own goal.

Final positions[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1  South Korea 3 2 1 0 9 6 +3 5
2  Israel 3 2 0 1 6 5 +1 4
3  Hong Kong 3 0 2 1 6 7 −1 2
4  South Vietnam 3 0 1 2 6 9 −3 1


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