AFC Futsal Championship

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AFC Futsal Championship
AFC Futsal Championship.png
Founded 1999
Region Asia (AFC)
Number of teams 16
Current champions  Japan (3rd title)
Most successful team(s)  Iran (10 titles)
2014 AFC Futsal Championship

The AFC Futsal Championship is the premier national futsal competition of the Asian Football Confederation nations. It was first held in 1999 and was played annually until 2008; since then it has been played biennially.

Iran and Japan are the dominant nations being the only two nations to have won the tournament and never finishing outside the top four. Iran, champions of 10 of the 13 editions of the competition, won 7 straight editions before their streak was broken by Japan. Japan have won the other 3 editions of the competition including the last 2 championships.

Summaries[edit]

Year Host Final Third Place Match
Winners Score Runners-Up 3rd Place Score 4th Place
1999
Details
Malaysia
Malaysia

Iran
9–1
South Korea

Kazakhstan
2–2 aet
(5–3) pen

Japan
2000
Details
Thailand
Thailand

Iran
4–1
Kazakhstan

Thailand
8–6
Japan
2001
Details
Iran
Iran

Iran
9–0
Uzbekistan

South Korea
2–1
Japan
2002
Details
Indonesia
Indonesia

Iran
6–0
Japan

Thailand
4–2
South Korea
2003
Details
Iran
Iran

Iran
6–4
Japan

Thailand
8–2
Kuwait
2004
Details
Macau
Macau

Iran
5–3
Japan

Thailand
3–1
Uzbekistan
2005
Details
Vietnam
Vietnam

Iran
2–0
Japan

Uzbekistan
and
Kyrgyzstan
2006
Details
Uzbekistan
Uzbekistan

Japan
5–1
Uzbekistan

Iran
5–3
Kyrgyzstan
2007
Details
Japan
Japan

Iran
4–1
Japan

Uzbekistan
5–3
Kyrgyzstan
2008
Details
Thailand
Thailand

Iran
4–0
Thailand

Japan
5–3
China
2010
Details
Uzbekistan
Uzbekistan

Iran
8–3
Uzbekistan

Japan
6–1
China
2012
Details
United Arab Emirates
United Arab Emirates

Japan
6–1
Thailand

Iran
4–0
Australia
2014
Details
Vietnam
Vietnam

Japan
2–2 aet
(3–0) pen

Iran

Uzbekistan
2–1
Kuwait

Performance by nations[edit]

Pos. Team Winners Runners-Up Third Fourth
1st  Iran 10 (1999, 2000, 2001*, 2002, 2003*, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2010) 1 (2014) 2 (2006, 2012)
2nd  Japan 3 (2006, 2012, 2014) 5 (2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2007*) 2 (2008, 2010) 3 (1999, 2000, 2001)
3rd  Uzbekistan 3 (2001, 2006*, 2010*) 3 (2005, 2007, 2014) 1 (2004)
4th  Thailand 2 (2008*, 2012) 4 (2000*, 2002, 2003, 2004)
5th  South Korea 1 (1999) 1 (2001) 1 (2002)
6th  Kazakhstan 1 (2000) 1 (1999)
7th  Kyrgyzstan 1 (2005) 2 (2006, 2007)
8th  China 2 (2008, 2010)
 Kuwait 2 (2003, 2014)
10th  Australia 1 (2012)
* as hosts

General Statistics[edit]

Team Part Pld W D L GF GA Dif Pts
 Iran 12 75 71 1 3 749 118 +631 214
 Japan 12 75 56 4 15 385 155 +230 172
 Thailand 12 61 42 3 16 379 176 +203 129
 Uzbekistan 12 61 40 3 18 273 163 +110 123
 Kyrgyzstan 12 54 23 8 23 179 204 -25 77
 South Korea 11 48 20 6 22 232 214 +18 66
 Lebanon 8 35 16 4 15 147 147 0 52
 Kuwait 10 42 14 4 24 166 190 -24 46
 China 9 38 14 2 22 166 163 +3 44
 Iraq 8 31 11 1 19 119 122 -3 34
 Australia 5 21 10 1 10 60 75 -15 31
 Tajikistan 7 26 10 1 15 92 152 -60 31
 Kazakhstan 3 15 8 4 3 77 42 +35 28
 Palestine 3 15 9 0 6 101 70 +31 27
 Chinese Taipei 9 32 8 0 24 98 164 -66 24
 Hong Kong 5 20 7 1 12 58 100 -42 22
 Malaysia 9 31 6 2 23 99 202 -103 20
 Indonesia 8 26 6 1 19 84 153 -69 19
 Turkmenistan 6 21 6 0 15 59 121 -62 18
 Vietnam 3 13 5 1 7 41 53 -12 16
 Qatar 2 9 2 0 7 39 62 -23 6
 Philippines 3 13 1 2 10 21 85 -64 5
 Bahrain 1 4 1 1 2 18 29 -11 4
 Macau 4 14 1 1 12 21 139 -118 4
 United Arab Emirates 1 3 1 0 2 6 8 -2 3
 Cambodia 1 4 1 0 3 12 46 -34 3
 Brunei 1 4 0 0 4 7 53 -46 0
 Bhutan 1 3 0 0 3 5 54 -49 0
 Maldives 2 9 0 0 9 10 128 -118 0
 Guam 2 9 0 0 9 8 142 -134 0
 Singapore 3 11 0 0 11 15 170 -155 0

Participating nations[edit]

Legend
  • 1st — Champions
  • 2nd — Runners-up
  • 3rd — Third place
  • 4th — Fourth place
  • SF — Semifinals
  • QF — Quarterfinals
  • R2 — Round 2
  • R1 — Round 1
  • q — Qualified for upcoming tournament
  •  •  — Did not qualify
  •    — Hosts
Team Malaysia
1999
Thailand
2000
Iran
2001
Indonesia
2002
Iran
2003
Macau
2004
Vietnam
2005
Uzbekistan
2006
Japan
2007
Thailand
2008
Uzbekistan
2010
United Arab Emirates
2012
Vietnam
2014
Years
 Afghanistan
 Australia R1 QF QF QF 4th QF 6
 Bahrain R1 1
 Bhutan R1 1
 Brunei R1 1
 Cambodia R1 1
 China R1 R1 QF R2 R1 R1 4th 4th R1 R1 10
 Chinese Taipei R1 R1 QF R1 R1 R1 R1 R1 R1 R1 10
 Guam R1 R1 2
 Hong Kong R1 R1 R1 R1 R1 5
 Indonesia R1 R1 R1 R1 R1 R1 R1 R1 R1 9
 Iran 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st 3rd 1st 1st 1st 3rd 2nd 13
 Iraq R1 QF R1 R1 R1 R1 R1 R1 R1 9
 Japan 4th 4th 4th 2nd 2nd 2nd 2nd 1st 2nd 3rd 3rd 1st 1st 13
 Jordan
 Kazakhstan 3rd 2nd QF 3
 Kuwait QF QF 4th QF R2 R1 R1 R1 R1 QF 4th 11
 Kyrgyzstan R1 R1 R1 QF QF R1 SF 4th 4th QF QF QF R1 13
 Laos
 Lebanon R1 QF R1 R1 QF QF QF QF QF 9
 Macau R1 R1 R1 R1 4
 Malaysia R1 R1 R1 R1 R1 R1 R1 R1 R1 R1 10
 Maldives R1 R1 2
 Mongolia
 Myanmar
 Palestine QF R1 R1 3
 Philippines R1 R1 R1 3
 Qatar R1 R1 2
 Saudi Arabia
 Singapore R1 R1 R1 3
 South Korea 2nd R1 3rd 4th QF QF R1 R1 R1 R1 R1 R1 12
 Syria
 Tajikistan R1 R2 R1 QF R1 R1 R1 R1 8
 Thailand R1 3rd QF 3rd 3rd 3rd R2 R1 QF 2nd QF 2nd QF 13
 Timor-Leste
 Turkmenistan R1 R1 R1 R1 R1 R1 6
 United Arab Emirates R1 1
 Uzbekistan R1 R1 2nd QF QF 4th SF 2nd 3rd QF 2nd QF 3rd 13
 Vietnam R1 R1 QF 3
Total 9 9 14 14 16 18 24 16 16 16 16 16 16

Awards[edit]

Most Valuable Players[edit]

Year Player
1999 No Award
2000 No Award
2001 No Award
2002 Thailand Anucha Munjarern
2003 Iran Vahid Shamsaei
2004 Iran Mohammad Reza Heidarian
2005 Japan Kenichiro Kogure
2006 Japan Kenichiro Kogure
2007 Iran Vahid Shamsaei
2008 Iran Vahid Shamsaei
2010 Iran Mohammad Taheri
2012 Japan Rafael Henmi
2014 Iran Ali Asghar Hassanzadeh

Top Scorers[edit]

Year Player Goals
1999 Iran Kazem Mohammadi
Iran Reza Rezaei Kamal
18
2000 Thailand Therdsak Chaiman 11
2001 Iran Vahid Shamsaei 31
2002 Iran Vahid Shamsaei 26
2003 Iran Vahid Shamsaei 24
2004 Iran Vahid Shamsaei 32
2005 Iran Vahid Shamsaei 23
2006 Iran Vahid Shamsaei 16
2007 Japan Kenichiro Kogure 12
2008 Iran Vahid Shamsaei 13
2010 Iran Mohammad Taheri 13
2012 Iran Vahid Shamsaei 7
2014 Iran Hossein Tayyebi 15

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