1956 AFC Asian Cup
|Asian Cup Hong Kong 1956|
|Host country||Hong Kong|
|Venue(s)||1 (in 1 host city)|
|Champions||South Korea (1st title)|
|Third place||Hong Kong|
|Fourth place||South Vietnam|
|Goals scored||27 (4.5 per match)|
|Attendance||136,000 (22,667 per match)|
|Top scorer(s)|| Nahum Stelmach|
The 1956 AFC Asian Cup was the first AFC Asian Cup, held every four years and organised by the Asian Football Confederation (AFC). The final tournament was held in Hong Kong from 1 September to 15 September 1956. It was won by South Korea.
- Hong Kong (hosts)
- South Vietnam (winners of Central zone)
- South Korea (winners of Eastern zone)
- Israel (winners of Western zone)
|South Korea (C)||3||2||1||0||9||6||+3||5|
|Hong Kong||2 – 3||Israel|
|Au Chi Yin 12', 66'||Glazer 37', 76'
|South Korea||2 – 2||Hong Kong|
|Kim Ji-sung 45'
Choi Kwang-seok 62'
|Tang Yee Kit 10'
Ko Po Keung 39'
|Israel||1 – 2||South Korea|
|Stelmach 71'||Woo Sang-kwon 52'
Sung Nak-woon 64'
|South Vietnam||2 – 2||Hong Kong|
|Trần Văn Tổng 30'
Lê Hữu Đức 64'
|Chu Wing Wah 59' (pen.)
Lau Chi Lam 79'
|Israel||2 – 1||South Vietnam|
|Stelmach 14', 27'||Trần Văn Tổng 58'|
|South Korea||5 – 3||South Vietnam|
|Sung Nak-woon 5'
Woo Sang-kwon 41' (pen.), 58'
Choi Chung-min 57', 66'
|Trải Văn Đào 20'
Lê Hữu Đức 51', 63'
|AFC Asian Cup 1956 Winners|
With four goals, Nahum Stelmach is the top scorer in the tournament. In total, 27 goals were scored by 15 different players, with none of them credited as own goal.
- Jovanovic, Bojan; Panahi, Majeed; Veroeveren, Pieter. "Asian Nations Cup 1956". RSSSF.