Football at the Asian Games

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Men's Association football is an Asian Games sport since the 1951 edition. Women's football competition began in 1990.

Since the 2002 Asian Games, age limit for men teams is under-23 plus up to three over aged players for each squad,[1] same as the age limit in football competitions at the Summer Olympics.

Men's tournaments[edit]

Summaries[edit]

Year Host Final Third Place
Gold Medal Score Silver Medal Bronze Medal Score Fourth Place
1951
details
India
New Delhi, India

India
1–0
Iran

Japan
2–0
Afghanistan
1954
details
Philippines
Manila, Philippines

Republic of China
5–2
South Korea

Burma
5–4
Indonesia
1958
details
Japan
Tokyo, Japan

Republic of China
3–2
South Korea

Indonesia
4–1
India
1962
details
Indonesia
Jakarta, Indonesia

India
2–1
South Korea

Malaya
4–1
South Vietnam
1966
details
Thailand
Bangkok, Thailand

Burma
1–0
Iran

Japan
2–0
Singapore
1970
details
Thailand
Bangkok, Thailand

Burma


South Korea
0–0 aet1
India
1–0
Japan
1974
details
Iran
Tehran, Iran

Iran
1–0
Israel

Malaysia
2–1
North Korea
1978
details
Thailand
Bangkok, Thailand

North Korea


South Korea
0–0 aet1
China PR
1–0
Iraq
1982
details
India
New Delhi, India

Iraq
1–0
Kuwait

Saudi Arabia
2 - 02
North Korea
1986
details
South Korea
Seoul, South Korea

South Korea
2–0
Saudi Arabia

Kuwait
5–0
Indonesia
1990
details
China
Beijing, China

Iran
0–0 aet
(4–1) pen

North Korea

South Korea
1–0
Thailand
1994
details
Japan
Hiroshima, Japan

Uzbekistan
4–2
China PR

Kuwait
2–1
South Korea
1998
details
Thailand
Bangkok, Thailand

Iran
2–0
Kuwait

China PR
3–0
Thailand
2002
details
South Korea
Busan, South Korea

Iran
2–1
Japan

South Korea
3–0
Thailand
2006
details
Qatar
Doha, Qatar

Qatar
1–0
Iraq

Iran
1–0 aet
South Korea
2010
details
China
Guangzhou, China

Japan
1-0
United Arab Emirates

South Korea
4-3
Iran
2014
details
South Korea
Incheon, South Korea
2019
details
Vietnam
Hanoi, Vietnam

1 The title was shared.
2 Saudi Arabia were awarded the third-place playoff by default after the Korea DPR team were handed a two-year suspension for assaulting officials at the end of their semi-final.

Medal table[edit]

Team Gold Silver Bronze
 Iran 4 (1974*, 1990, 1998, 2002) 2 (1951, 1966) 1 (2006)
 South Korea 3 (1970, 1978, 1986*) 3 (1954, 1958, 1962) 3 (1990, 2002*, 2010)
 India 2 (1951*, 1962) 1 (1970)
 Myanmar (Burma) 2 (1966, 1970) 1 (1954)
 Chinese Taipei# 2 (1954, 1958)
 Japan 1 (2010) 1 (2002) 2 (1951, 1966)
 Iraq 1 (1982) 1 (2006)
 North Korea 1 (1978) 1 (1990)
 Qatar 1 (2006*)
 Uzbekistan 1 (1994)
 Kuwait 2 (1982, 1998) 2 (1986, 1994)
 China PR 1 (1994) 2 (1978, 1998)
 Saudi Arabia 1 (1986) 1 (1982)
 Israel 1 (1974)
 United Arab Emirates 1 (2010)
 Malaysia 2 (1962, 1974)
 Indonesia 1 (1958)
* = host
# = Chinese Taipei also known as Taiwan, the recognised name after 1979, and the Republic of China, the prior recognised name

Women's tournaments[edit]

Summaries[edit]

Year Host Final Third Place
Gold Medal Score Silver Medal Bronze Medal Score Fourth Place
1990
details
China
Beijing, China

China PR
3
Japan

North Korea
3
Chinese Taipei
1994
details
Japan
Hiroshima, Japan

China PR
2–0
Japan

Chinese Taipei
4
South Korea
1998
details
Thailand
Bangkok, Thailand

China PR
1–0
North Korea

Japan
2–1
Chinese Taipei
2002
details
South Korea
Busan, South Korea

North Korea
3
China PR

Japan
3
South Korea
2006
details
Qatar
Doha, Qatar

North Korea
0–0 aet
(4–2) pen

Japan

China PR
2–0
South Korea
2010
details
China
Guangzhou, China

Japan
1–0
North Korea

South Korea
2–0
China PR
2014
details
South Korea
Incheon, South Korea
2019
details
Vietnam
Hanoi, Vietnam

^3 Round-robin tournament
^4 Decided by round-robin standings

Medal table[edit]

Team Gold Silver Bronze
 China PR 3 (1990*, 1994, 1998) 1 (2002) 1 (2006)
 North Korea 2 (2002, 2006) 2 (1998, 2010) 1 (1990)
 Japan 1 (2010) 3 (1990*, 1994, 2006) 2 (1998, 2002)
 Chinese Taipei 1 (1994)
 South Korea 1 (2010)
* = host

References[edit]

  1. ^ "PFF chief names Akhtar as head coach of Asian Games team". The Nation. August 29, 2010. Retrieved September 26, 2011. "Faisal Saleh Hayat have confirmed that since 2002, football at the Asian Games changed to age-limit and now it is a "U-23 + 3 overage" tournament."