AFF Championship

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AFF Championship
Founded 1996
Region AFF (Southeast Asia)
Number of teams 8 (Finals)
Current champions  Thailand
(4th title)
Most successful team(s)  Singapore
 Thailand
(4 titles)
2014 AFF Championship

The AFF Championship (ASEAN Football Championship), is a biennial international association football competition organised by the ASEAN Football Federation (AFF), contested by the national teams of Southeast Asia. It was founded as the Tiger Cup after Singapore-based Asia Pacific Breweries, makers of Tiger Beer, sponsored the competition from its inauguration in 1996 until the 2004 edition. After Asia Pacific Breweries withdrew as title sponsors, the competition was known as the AFF Championship for the 2007 edition. From 2008, Japanese auto-company Suzuki bought the naming rights for the competition, and the competition has therefore been named the AFF Suzuki Cup for sponsorship reasons.

Results[edit]

Summaries[edit]

From 2004, the knockout stage is played over two legs on a home-and-away format without the away goals rule. However, the away goals rule was put into effect from the 2010 edition.

Year Host Final Third Place Match
Champion Score Second Place Third Place Score Fourth Place
1996
Details
 Singapore
Thailand
1–0
Malaysia

Vietnam
3–2
Indonesia
1998
Details
 Vietnam
Singapore
1–0
Vietnam

Indonesia
3–3
after extra time
(5-4)
on penalties

Thailand
2000
Details
 Thailand
Thailand
4–1
Indonesia

Malaysia
3–0
Vietnam
2002
Details
 Indonesia
 Singapore

Thailand
2–2
after extra time
(4–2)
on penalties

Indonesia

Vietnam
2–1
Malaysia
2004
Details
 Malaysia
 Vietnam

Singapore
3–1
2–1

Indonesia

Malaysia
2–1
Myanmar
won 5–2 on aggregate

Since the 2007 edition, there was no official third place match. Hence, there were no official third place and fourth place being awarded. Semi-finalists are listed in alphabetical order.

Year Host Final Semi-Finals
Champion Score Second Place Semifinalist Semifinalist
2007
Details
 Singapore
 Thailand

Singapore
2–1
1–1

Thailand

Malaysia

Vietnam
won 3–2 on aggregate
2008
Details
 Indonesia
 Thailand

Vietnam
2–1
1–1

Thailand

Indonesia

Singapore
won 3–2 on aggregate
2010
Details
 Indonesia
 Vietnam

Malaysia
3–0
1–2

Indonesia

Philippines

Vietnam
won 4–2 on aggregate
2012
Details
 Malaysia
 Thailand

Singapore
3–1
0–1

Thailand

Malaysia

Philippines
won 3–2 on aggregate
2014
Details
 Singapore
 Vietnam

Thailand
2–0
2–3

Malaysia

Philippines

Vietnam
won 4–3 on aggregate
2016
Details
 Myanmar
 Philippines

Team performances[edit]

Team 1996 1998 2000 2002 2004 2007 2008 2010 2012 2014 2016
 Brunei GS DNQ DNP DNP DNP DNQ DNQ DNP DNQ DNQ
 Cambodia GS DNQ GS GS GS DNQ GS DNQ DNQ DNQ
 Indonesia 4th 3rd 2nd 2nd 2nd GS SF 2nd GS GS
 Laos GS GS GS GS GS GS GS GS GS GS
 Malaysia 2nd GS 3rd 4th 3rd SF GS 1st SF 2nd
 Myanmar GS GS GS GS 4th GS GS GS GS GS
 Philippines GS GS GS GS GS GS DNQ SF SF SF
 Singapore GS 1st GS GS 1st 1st SF GS 1st GS
 Thailand 1st 4th 1st 1st GS 2nd 2nd GS 2nd 1st
 Timor-Leste DNE DNE DNP DNP GS DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ
 Vietnam 3rd 2nd 4th 3rd GS SF 1st SF GS SF
DNP = Did Not Participate
DNQ = Did Not Qualify
DNE = Did Not Enter (was part of Indonesia)
GS = Group Stage
SF = Semi Final (since 2007 there is no official 3rd place match)

Medal table[edit]

Team Champions Runners-up Third place / Semi-Finals Fourth place
 Thailand 4 (1996, 2000, 2002, 2014) 3 (2007, 2008, 2012) - 1 (1998)
 Singapore 4 (1998, 2004, 2007, 2012) - 1 (2008) -
 Malaysia 1 (2010) 2 (1996, 2014) 4 (2000, 2004, 2007, 2012) 1 (2002)
 Vietnam 1 (2008) 1 (1998) 5 (1996, 2002, 2007, 2010, 2014) 1 (2000)
 Indonesia - 4 (2000, 2002, 2004, 2010) 2 (1998, 2008) 1 (1996)
 Philippines - - 3 (2010, 2012, 2014) -
 Myanmar - - - 1 (2004)
Total 10 10 15 5
* Semi Final (since 2007 there is no official 3rd place match)

Top scorers[edit]

Year Players Goals
1996 Thailand Netipong Srithong-in 7
1998 Burma Myo Hlaing Win 4
2000 Indonesia Gendut Doni Christiawan
Thailand Worrawoot Srimaka
5
2002 Indonesia Bambang Pamungkas 8
2004 Indonesia Ilham Jaya Kesuma 7
2007 Singapore Mohd Noh Alam Shah 10
2008 Indonesia Budi Sudarsono
Singapore Agu Casmir
Thailand Teerasil Dangda
4
2010 Malaysia Safee Sali 5
2012 Thailand Teerasil Dangda 5
2014 Malaysia Mohd Safiq Rahim 6

Overall top goalscorers[edit]

As of after 2014 AFF Championship, overall top goalscorer are

Players Goals
Singapore Noh Alam Shah 17
Thailand Worrawoot Srimaka 15
Vietnam Lê Huỳnh Đức 14
Indonesia Kurniawan Dwi Yulianto
Vietnam Lê Công Vinh
13
Indonesia Bambang Pamungkas
Thailand Kiatisuk Senamuang
12
Singapore Agu Casmir 11
Thailand Teerasil Dangda
Malaysia Safee Sali
Singapore Khairul Amri
9
  • Bold denotes players still playing international football.

Most valuable players[edit]

Year Player
1996 Malaysia Zainal Abidin Hassan
1998 Vietnam Nguyễn Hồng Sơn
2000 Thailand Kiatisuk Senamuang
2002 Thailand Therdsak Chaiman
2004 Singapore Lionel Lewis
2006/7 Singapore Noh Alam Shah
2008 Vietnam Dương Hồng Sơn
2010 Indonesia Firman Utina
2012 Singapore Shahril Ishak
2014 Thailand Chanathip Songkrasin

All-time ranking table[edit]

Note: Matches that ended in extra time or via penalty kicks are all treated as draws, no matter the result.
Note: This Table are updated from the first tournament to 2014 AFF Championship
Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts.
 Thailand 62 38 15 9 138 55 +83 129
 Vietnam 57 28 15 14 125 70 +55 99
 Singapore 51 27 12 12 101 54 +47 93
 Malaysia 60 27 12 21 110 72 +38 93
 Indonesia 52 26 12 14 140 77 +63 90
 Myanmar 39 10 10 19 60 83 −23 39
 Philippines 41 8 6 27 35 96 −61 30
 Laos 33 2 5 29 28 141 −113 11
 Cambodia 19 2 0 17 15 74 −59 6
 Brunei 4 1 0 3 1 15 −14 3
 Timor-Leste 4 0 0 4 2 18 −16 0

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