1959 AFC Youth Championship

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1959 AFC Youth Championship
Tournament details
Host country Federation of Malaya
Dates 18 April - 26 April
Teams 9
Final positions
Champions  South Korea (1st title)
Runners-up  Malaya
Third place  Japan
Fourth place  Hong Kong
1960

The AFC Youth Championship 1959 was held in Kuala Lumpur, Federation of Malaya. It was the first time the tournament was organised.

Teams[edit]

The following teams entered the tournament:

Group Allocations[edit]

Four winners moved to group A and played for the championship. Five other teams moved to consolation group B. Philippines and Thailand had to play in a preliminary round.

Preliminary Match

Team 1  Score  Team 2
Philippines  2–3  Thailand

Main allocation matches

Team 1  Score  Team 2
Malaya  12–0  Ceylon
Hong Kong  2–1  Burma
Japan  4–0  Singapore
South Korea  2–0  Thailand

Consolation Group B[edit]

Teams Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Thailand 4 3 1 0 14 4 +10 7
 Burma 4 3 1 0 24 11 +13 7
 Singapore 4 1 1 2 15 14 +1 3
 Ceylon 4 1 0 3 10 21 –11 2
 Philippines 4 0 1 3 4 17 –13 1


20 April Thailand  2–2  Philippines
Ceylon  4–6  Burma
21 April Burma  1–1  Thailand
22 April Thailand  4–0  Singapore
Ceylon  2–1  Philippines
23 April Burma  7–5  Singapore
24 April Philippines  1–10  Burma
Ceylon  3–6  Thailand
25 April Ceylon  1–8  Singapore
Philippines  0–3  Thailand

Championship Group A[edit]

Teams Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 South Korea 3 3 0 0 6 3 +3 6
 Malaya 3 2 0 1 14 2 +12 4
 Japan 3 1 0 2 8 11 –3 2
 Hong Kong 3 0 0 3 2 14 –12 0


20 April Malaya  7–0  Hong Kong
21 April South Korea  3–2  Japan
22 April Malaya  6–0  Japan
23 April South Korea  1–0  Hong Kong
24 April Japan  6–0  Hong Kong
25 April Malaya  1–2  South Korea

A closing match was played which South Korea won 3-2. It is not clear against what team they played, possibly a team composed of players from all other teams.


 1959 AFC Youth Championship 

South Korea
First title

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