EAFF East Asian Cup

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EAFF East Asian Cup
Founded 2003 as East Asian Football Championship
Region East Asia (EAFF)
Number of teams 10 (Preliminary)
4 (Finals)
Current champions  Japan (1st title)
Most successful team(s)  South Korea
 China PR (2 titles each)
2015 EAFF East Asian Cup
(Men, Women)

The EAFF East Asian Cup, formerly known as the East Asian Football Championship, is an international football competition for member nations of the East Asian Football Federation (EAFF). Before the EAFF was founded in 2002, the Dynasty Cup was held between the East Asian top 4 teams, and was regarded as the unofficial East Asian Championship. There is a separate competition for both men (first held in 2003) and women (first held in 2005). There was also a combined points competition in 2005, where the results of the men's and women's teams are added together (not including qualifiers).

History[edit]

The Dynasty Cup is a defunct international association football competition that is regarded as the predecessor to East Asian Football Championship. It was held four times from 1990 to 1998. The purpose of the competition was to improve the quality of football in the East Asia and the national teams in the area participated in the tournament. After the East Asian Football Federation was formed in 2002, the East Asian Football Championship replaced this tournament.

In the men's tournament China, South Korea and Japan have the right to automatically enter the competition, while other participants have to go through a qualifying round. Other participants that take part are Chinese Taipei, North Korea, Northern Mariana Islands, Guam, Hong Kong, Mongolia, and Macau. Australia, being a non-member, was invited to take part in the 2013 tournament.[1]

Men's tournaments[edit]

Year Host Winner Runners-Up Third Place Fourth Place
2003
Details
 Japan
South Korea

Japan

China PR

Hong Kong
2005
Details
 South Korea
China PR

Japan

North Korea

South Korea
2008
Details
 China
South Korea

Japan

China PR

North Korea
2010
Details
 Japan
China PR

South Korea

Japan

Hong Kong
2013
Details
 South Korea
Japan

China PR

South Korea

Australia
2015
Details
 China

Men's tournament winners[edit]

Team Titles Runners-Up Third Place Fourth Place
 China PR 2 (2005, 2010) 1 (2013) 2 (2003, 2008)
 South Korea 2 (2003, 2008) 1 (2010) 1 (2013) 1 (2005)
 Japan 1 (2013) 3 (2003, 2005, 2008) 1 (2010)
 North Korea 1 (2005) 1 (2008)
 Hong Kong 2 (2003, 2010)
 Australia 1 (2013)

Men's awards[edit]

Most valuable players[edit]

Year Player
2003 South Korea Yoo Sang-Chul
2005 China Ji Mingyi
2008 South Korea Kim Nam-Il
2010 China Du Wei
2013 Japan Hotaru Yamaguchi

Top scorers[edit]

Year Player Goals
2003 Japan Tatsuhiko Kubo 2
2005 No Award
2008 South Korea Yeom Ki-Hun
South Korea Park Chu-Young
Japan Koji Yamase
North Korea Jong Tae-Se
2
2010 China Qu Bo
South Korea Lee Dong-Gook
South Korea Lee Seung-Ryul
Japan Keiji Tamada
2
2013 Japan Yoichiro Kakitani 3

Women's tournaments[edit]

Played in odd years. Next editions are planned 2015 in China and 2017 in Japan.[2]

Year Host Winner Runners-Up Third Place Fourth Place
2005
Details
 South Korea
South Korea

North Korea

Japan

China PR
2008
Details
 China
Japan

North Korea

China PR

South Korea
2010
Details
 Japan
Japan

China PR

South Korea

Chinese Taipei
2013
Details
 South Korea
North Korea

Japan

South Korea

China PR
2015
Details
 China

Women's tournament winners[edit]

Team Titles Runners-Up Third Place Fourth Place
 Japan 2 (2008, 2010) 1 (2013) 1 (2005)
 North Korea 1 (2013) 2 (2005, 2008)
 South Korea 1 (2005) 2 (2010, 2013) 1 (2008)
 China PR 1 (2010) 1 (2008) 2 (2005, 2013)
 Chinese Taipei 1 (2010)

Women's awards[edit]

Most valuable players[edit]

Year Player
2005 North Korea Ho Sun Hui
2008 Japan Homare Sawa
2010 Japan Homare Sawa

Top scorers[edit]

Year Player Goals
2005 No Award
2008 Japan Shinobu Ohno 3
2010 China Han Duan
Japan Mana Iwabuchi
South Korea Lee Jang-Mi
South Korea Yoo Young-A
2

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