ECO Cup

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The ECO Cup was a football competition for members of Economic Cooperation Organisation. Previously it was known as RCD Cup, RCD abbreviates Regional Corporation for Development and was an economic cooperation between Iran, Pakistan and Turkey from 1964 to 1979. A new organisation, ECO, was set up in 1985. In 1992, Afghanistan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Azerbaijan joined ECO.

The countries that competed in one or more tournaments are Iran, Turkey, Pakistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Turkmenistan. Afghanistan and Uzbekistan never participated. Also Turkey did not participate in 1993 Tournament. 1993 was the last time this tournament was held.

Tournament Format[edit]

RCD Cup from 1964 to 1974 was a three nation tournament and it had a league format structure. ECO Cup 1993 was a seven nation tournament with two groups for a group stage, followed by semi-finals and final. There was no 3rd place match.


Year Host Winner Runner-up 3rd Place
1965
Details
Tehran, Iran
Iran

Turkey

Pakistan
1967
Details
Dhaka, East Pakistan
Turkey

Iran

Pakistan
1969
Details
Ankara, Turkey
Turkey

Iran

Pakistan
1970
Details
Tehran, Iran
Iran

Turkey

Pakistan
1974
Details
Karachi, Pakistan
Turkey
Iran
Malavan F.C.

Pakistan
1993
Details
Tehran, Iran
Iran

Turkmenistan
 Tajikistan and
 Azerbaijan

Total wins[edit]

Wins Nations Year
3 times  Iran 1965,1970,1993
3 times  Turkey 1967,1969,1974

Participants[edit]

Nation Total Years
 Iran 6 1965,1967,1969,1970,1993 and including Malavan F.C. in 1974
 Pakistan 6 1965,1967,1969,1970,1974,1993
 Turkey 5 1965,1967,1969,1970,1974
 Tajikistan 1 1993
 Turkmenistan 1 1993
 Azerbaijan 1 1993
 Kyrgyzstan 1 1993
Kazakhstan Kazakhstan U21 1 1993

Comprehensive team results by tournament[edit]

Legend
  • 1st — Champions
  • 2nd — Runners-up
  • 3rd — Third place
  • SF — Semifinals (1993)
  • R1 — Round 1
  •     — Did not enter / Withdrew
  •    — Hosts

For each tournament, the number of teams in each finals tournament (in brackets) are shown.

Team Iran
1965
(3)
Bangladesh
1967
(3)
Turkey
1969
(3)
Iran
1970
(3)
Pakistan
1974
(3)
Iran
1993
(7)
 Azerbaijan SF
3rd
 Iran 1st 2nd 2nd 1st 2nd 1st
Kazakhstan Kazakhstan U21 R1
 Kyrgyzstan R1
 Pakistan 3rd 3rd 3rd 3rd 3rd R1
 Tajikistan SF
3rd
 Turkey 2nd 1st 1st 2nd 1st
 Turkmenistan 2nd

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