AFC Asian Cup records and statistics

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This is a list of records and statistics of the AFC Asian Cup.

General statistics by tournament[edit]

Year Host Champion [1] Winning coach Top scorer(s) [2] Best player[citation needed]
1956  Hong Kong  South Korea South Korea Lee Yoo-hyung Israel Nahum Stelmach (4) N/A
1960  South Korea  South Korea South Korea Wui Hye-deok & Kim Yong-sik South Korea Cho Yoon-ok (4)
1964  Israel  Israel Israel Yosef Merimovich India Inder Singh (2)
Israel Mordechai Spiegler (2)
1968  Iran  Iran Iran Mahmoud Bayati Iran Homayoun Behzadi (4)
Israel Moshe Romano (4)
Israel Giora Spiegel (4)
1972  Thailand  Iran Iran Mohammad Ranjbar Iran Hossein Kalani (5) Iran Ebrahim Ashtiani
1976  Iran  Iran Iran Heshmat Mohajerani Iran Gholam Hossein Mazloumi (3)
Iran Nasser Nouraei (3)
Kuwait Fathi Kamel (3)
Iran Ali Parvin
1980  Kuwait  Kuwait Brazil Carlos Alberto Parreira Iran Behtash Fariba (7)
South Korea Choi Soon-ho (7)
N/A
1984  Singapore  Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia Khalil Al-Zayani China Jia Xiuquan (3)
Iran Shahrokh Bayani (3)
Iran Nasser Mohammadkhani (3)
China Jia Xiuquan
1988  Qatar  Saudi Arabia Brazil Carlos Alberto Parreira South Korea Lee Tae-ho (3) South Korea Kim Joo-sung [3]
1992  Japan  Japan Netherlands Hans Ooft Saudi Arabia Fahad Al-Bishi (3) Japan Kazuyoshi Miura
1996  United Arab Emirates  Saudi Arabia Portugal Nelo Vingada Iran Ali Daei (8) Iran Khodadad Azizi
2000  Lebanon  Japan France Philippe Troussier South Korea Lee Dong-gook (6) Japan Hiroshi Nanami
2004  China  Japan Brazil Zico Bahrain A'ala Hubail (5)
Iran Ali Karimi (5)
Japan Shunsuke Nakamura
2007  Indonesia
 Malaysia
 Thailand
 Vietnam
 Iraq Brazil Jorvan Vieira Iraq Younis Mahmoud (4)
Japan Naohiro Takahara (4)
Saudi Arabia Yasser Al-Qahtani (4)
Iraq Younis Mahmoud [4]
2011  Qatar  Japan Italy Alberto Zaccheroni South Korea Koo Ja-cheol (5) Japan Keisuke Honda [5]
2015  Australia  Australia Australia Ange Postecoglou United Arab Emirates Ali Mabkhout (5) Australia Massimo Luongo [6]
2019  United Arab Emirates

Team: tournament position[edit]

All time[edit]

Most championships[edit]

# Team Championships
1  Japan (1992, 2000, 2004, 2011) 4
2  Iran (1968, 1972, 1976),  Saudi Arabia (1984, 1988, 1996) 3
3  South Korea (1956, 1960) 2
4  Israel (1964),  Kuwait (1980),  Iraq (2007),  Australia (2015) 1

Most finishes in the top two[edit]

# Team Finishes in the top two
1  Saudi Arabia (1984, 1988, 1992, 1996, 2000, 2007),  South Korea (1956, 1960, 1972, 1980, 1988, 2015) 6
2  Japan (1992, 2000, 2004, 2011) 4
3  Iran (1968, 1972, 1976),  Israel (1956, 1960, 1964) 3
4  Kuwait (1976, 1980),  China PR (1984, 2004),  Australia (2011, 2015) 2
5  India (1964),  Myanmar (1968),  United Arab Emirates (1996),  Iraq (2007) 1

Consecutive[edit]

Most consecutive championships
3,  Iran (1968-1976)
Most consecutive finishes in the top two
5,  Saudi Arabia (1984-2000)
Most consecutive finishes in the top four
6,  Iran (1968-1988)
Most consecutive finishes in the top eight
13  Iran (1968-2015)
Most consecutive finals tournaments
13,  Iran (1968-2015)

Gaps[edit]

Longest gap between successive titles
8 years,  Japan (1992-2000),  Saudi Arabia (1988-1996)
Longest gap between successive appearances in the top two
27 years,  South Korea (1988-2015)
Longest gap between successive appearances in the top four
31 years,  Iraq (1976-2007)
Longest gap between successive appearances in the top eight
11 years,  Qatar (2000-2011)
Longest gap between successive appearances in the Finals
27 years,  India (1984-2011)

Debuting teams[edit]

Best finish by a debuting team
champion,  South Korea (1956),  Iran (1968),  Saudi Arabia (1984) [7]

Results of host nations[edit]

Year Host nation Finish
1956  Hong Kong Third Place
1960  South Korea Champions
1964  Israel Champions
1968  Iran Champions
1972  Thailand Third Place
1976  Iran Champions
1980  Kuwait Champions
1984  Singapore Group Stage
1988  Qatar Group Stage
1992  Japan Champions
1996  United Arab Emirates Runners-up
2000  Lebanon Group Stage
2004  China PR Runners-up
2007  Vietnam Quarter-Final
 Indonesia Group Stage
 Thailand Group Stage
 Malaysia Group Stage
2011  Qatar Quarter-Final
2015  Australia Champions
2019  United Arab Emirates To be determined

Results of defending champions[edit]

Year Defending champions Finish
1960  South Korea Champions
1964  South Korea Third Place
1968  Israel Third Place
1972  Iran Champions
1976  Iran Champions
1980  Iran Third Place
1984  Kuwait Third Place
1988  Saudi Arabia Champions
1992  Saudi Arabia Runners-up
1996  Japan Quarter-Final
2000  Saudi Arabia Runners-up
2004  Japan Champions
2007  Japan Fourth Place
2011  Iraq Quarter-Final
2015  Japan Quarter-Final
2019  Australia To be determined

Fair Play Awards[edit]

Year Nations
1984  China PR
1996  Iran
2000  Saudi Arabia
2004  China PR
2007  Japan
2011  South Korea
2015  Australia

Other[edit]

Most finishes in the top two without ever being champion
2,  China PR (1984, 2004)
Most finishes in the top four without ever being champion
6,  China PR (1976, 1984, 1988, 1992, 2000, 2004)
Most finishes in the top eight without ever being champion
8,  China PR (1976, 1984, 1988, 1992, 1996, 2000, 2004, 2015)
Most appearances in Finals without ever being champion
11,  China PR (1976, 1980, 1984, 1988, 1992, 1996, 2000, 2004, 2007, 2011, 2015)
Most finishes in the top four without ever finishing in the top two
2,  Vietnam (1956, 1960)
Most finishes in the top eight without ever finishing in the top two
4  Uzbekistan (2004, 2007, 2011, 2015)
Most appearances in Finals without ever finishing in the top two
9  Qatar (1980, 1984, 1988, 1992, 2000, 2004, 2007, 2011, 2015)
Most finishes in the top eight without ever finishing in the top four
3  Qatar (1992, 2000, 2011)
Most appearances in Finals without ever finishing in the top four
9  Qatar (1980, 1984, 1988, 1992, 2000, 2004, 2007, 2011, 2015)

Teams: Overall[edit]

Participating nations[edit]

Team Hong Kong
1956
South Korea
1960
Israel
1964
Iran
1968
Thailand
1972
Iran
1976
Kuwait
1980
Singapore
1984
Qatar
1988
Japan
1992
United Arab Emirates
1996
Lebanon
2000
China
2004
Indonesia
Malaysia
Thailand
Vietnam
2007
Qatar
2011
Australia
2015
United Arab Emirates
2019
Years
 Australia QF 2nd 1st q 4
 Bahrain GS 4th GS GS GS q 6
 Bangladesh GS 1
 Cambodia 4th 1
 China PR 3rd GS 2nd 4th 3rd QF 4th 2nd GS GS QF q 12
 Chinese Taipei 3rd 4th 2
 Hong Kong 3rd 4th 5th 3
 India 2nd GS GS q 4
 Indonesia GS GS GS GS 4
 Iran 1st 1st 1st 3rd 4th 3rd GS 3rd QF 3rd QF QF QF q 14
 Iraq GS 4th QF QF QF 1st QF 4th q 9
 Israel 2nd 2nd 1st 3rd 4
 Japan GS 1st QF 1st 1st 4th 1st QF q 9
 Jordan QF QF GS q 4
 Kuwait GS 2nd 1st 3rd GS 4th QF GS GS GS 10
 Kyrgyzstan q 1
 Lebanon GS q 2
 Malaysia GS GS GS 3
 Myanmar 2nd 1
 North Korea 4th GS GS GS q 5
 Oman GS GS GS q 4
 Palestine GS q 2
 Philippines q 1
 Qatar GS GS GS GS QF GS GS QF GS q 10
 Saudi Arabia 1st 1st 2nd 1st 2nd GS 2nd GS GS q 10
 Singapore GS 1
 South Korea 1st 1st 3rd 2nd 2nd GS 2nd QF 3rd QF 3rd 3rd 2nd q 14
 South Yemen GS 1
 Syria GS GS GS GS GS q 6
 Thailand 3rd GS GS GS GS GS q 7
 Turkmenistan GS q 2
 United Arab Emirates GS GS GS 4th 2nd GS GS GS 3rd q 10
 Uzbekistan GS GS QF QF 4th QF q 7
 Vietnam 4th 4th QF q 4
 Yemen q 1
Total 4 4 4 5 6 6 10 10 10 8 12 12 16 16 16 16 24
Legend
  • 1st – Champions
  • 2nd – Runners-up
  • 3rd – Third place
  • 4th – Fourth place
  • QF – Quarter Finals
  • GS – Group stage
  • q – Qualified
  •     — Hosts
Map of best results

Debut of teams[edit]

Year Debutants Total
1956  South Korea,  Hong Kong,  South Vietnam,  Israel 4
1960  Republic of China 1
1964  India 1
1968  Iran,  Burma 2
1972  Khmer Republic,  Iraq,  Kuwait,  Thailand 4
1976  South Yemen,  China PR 2
1980  Bangladesh,  Malaysia,  North Korea,  Qatar,  Syria,  United Arab Emirates 6
1984  Saudi Arabia,  Singapore 2
1988  Bahrain,  Japan 2
1992 None 0
1996  Indonesia,  Uzbekistan 2
2000  Lebanon 1
2004  Jordan,  Oman,  Turkmenistan 3
2007  Australia 1
2011 None 0
2015  Palestine 1
2019  Kyrgyzstan,  Philippines [8],  Yemen 3

All-time table[edit]

The table is accurate as of the end of the 2015 AFC Asian Cup. Teams in bold are part of the 2019 AFC Asian Cup.

Rank Team Part Pld W D L GF GA Dif Pts PPG Best finish
1  Iran 14 62 37 18 7 119 45 74 129 2.08 Champion (1968, 1972, 1976)
2  South Korea 14 62 32 16 14 100 62 38 112 1.81 Champion (1956, 1960)
3  Japan 9 41 24 12 5 80 38 42 84 2.05 Champion (1992, 2000, 2004, 2007)
4  China PR 12 51 20 13 18 81 58 23 73 1.43 Runner-up (1984, 2004)
5  Saudi Arabia 10 44 19 13 12 63 45 18 70 1.59 Champion (1984, 1988, 1996)
6  Kuwait 10 42 15 10 17 47 51 -4 55 1.31 Champion (1980)
7  United Arab Emirates 10 36 12 8 16 32 48 -16 48 1.33 Runner-up (1996)
8  Iraq 9 35 13 7 15 38 42 -4 46 1.31 Champion (2007)
9  Uzbekistan 7 24 11 3 10 35 44 -9 36 1.5 Fourth place (2011)
10  Australia 4 16 10 3 3 34 10 24 33 2.06 Champion (2015)
11  Qatar 10 32 6 11 15 33 46 -13 29 0.91 Quarterfinals (2011)
12  Israel 4 13 9 0 4 28 15 13 27 2.08 Champion (1964)
13  Syria 6 18 7 2 9 15 23 -8 23 1.28 Group stage (5 times)
14  Bahrain 6 19 4 5 10 26 34 -8 17 0.89 Fourth place (2004)
15  Jordan 4 11 4 4 3 13 9 4 16 1.45 Quarterfinals (2004, 2011)
16  North Korea 5 15 3 2 10 14 26 -12 11 0.73 Fourth place (1980)
17  Thailand 7 20 1 8 11 15 45 -30 11 0.55 Third place (1972)
18  Oman 4 9 2 3 4 6 11 -5 9 1 Group stage (2004, 2007, 2015)
19  Indonesia 4 12 2 2 8 10 28 -18 8 0.67 Group stage (1996, 2000, 2004, 2007)
20  Myanmar 1 4 2 1 1 5 4 1 7 1.75 Runner-up (1968)
21  India 4 10 2 1 7 8 23 -15 7 0.7 Runner-up (1964)
22  Malaysia 3 9 1 3 5 7 20 -13 6 0.67 Group stage (1976, 1980, 2007)
23  Chinese Taipei 2 7 1 2 4 5 12 -7 5 0.71 Third place (1960)
24  Vietnam 4 10 1 2 7 12 28 -16 5 0.5 Fourth place (1956, 1960)
25  Singapore 1 4 1 1 2 3 4 -1 4 1 Group stage (1984)
26  Cambodia 1 5 1 1 3 8 10 -2 4 0.8 Fourth place (1972)
27  Hong Kong 3 10 0 3 7 9 23 -14 3 0.3 Third place (1956)
28  Lebanon 2 3 0 2 1 3 7 -4 2 0.67 Group stage (2000)
29  Turkmenistan 2 3 0 1 2 4 6 -2 1 0.33 Group stage (2004)
30  South Yemen 1 2 0 0 2 0 9 -9 0 0 Group stage (1976)
31  Palestine 2 3 0 0 3 1 11 -10 0 0 Group stage (2015)
32  Bangladesh 1 4 0 0 4 2 17 -15 0 0 Group stage (1980)
33  Kyrgyzstan 1 - - - - - - - - - TBD
33  Philippines 1 - - - - - - - - - TBD
33  Yemen 1 - - - - - - - - - TBD

Individual records[edit]

Overall top goalscorers[edit]

Goals Player Representing Ref.
14 Ali Daei Iran Iran [9]
10 Lee Dong-Gook South Korea South Korea [10]
9 Naohiro Takahara Japan Japan [11]
8 Jassem Al-Houwaidi Kuwait Kuwait [citation needed]
Younis Mahmoud Iraq Iraq [12]
7 Behtash Fariba Iran Iran [citation needed]
Hossein Kalani Iran Iran [citation needed]
Choi Soon-Ho South Korea South Korea [citation needed]
Faisal Al-Dakhil Kuwait Kuwait [citation needed]
6 Yasser Al-Qahtani Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia [citation needed]
Alexander Geynrikh Uzbekistan Uzbekistan [13]
Tim Cahill Australia Australia [14]

Hat-tricks[edit]

A hat-trick is achieved when the same player scores three or more goals in one match. Listed in chronological order.

Sequence
Player No. of
goals
Time of goals Representing Final
score
Opponent Tournament Round
1. Hossein Kalani 3 34', 70', 78'  Iran 3–0  Iraq 1972 Group stage
2. Ali Jabbari 3 80', 86', 88'  Iran 3–2  Thailand 1972 Group stage
3. Gholam Hossein Mazloumi 3 63', 74', 80'  Iran 8–0  South Yemen 1976 Group stage
4. Behtash Fariba 4 11', 34', 80', 82'  Iran 7–0  Bangladesh 1980 Group stage
5. Choi Soon-Ho 3 26', 53', 78'(P)  South Korea 4–1  United Arab Emirates 1980 Group stage
6. Shen Xiangfu 3 1', 5', 72'  China PR 6–0  Bangladesh 1980 Group stage
7. Xu Yonglai 3 16', 79', 89'  China PR 6–0  Bangladesh 1980 Group stage
8. Ali Daei 4 66', 76', 83', 89'(P)  Iran 6–2  South Korea 1996 Quarter-finals
9. Akinori Nishizawa 3 14', 25', 49'  Japan 8–1  Uzbekistan 2000 Group stage
10. Naohiro Takahara 3 18', 20', 57'  Japan 8–1  Uzbekistan 2000 Group stage
11. Lee Dong-Gook 3 30', 76', 90+1'  South Korea 3–0  Indonesia 2000 Group stage
12. Mohammad Al-Shalhoub 3 35', 78', 86'  Saudi Arabia 5–0  Uzbekistan 2000 Group stage
13. Ali Karimi 3 10', 20', 77'  Iran 4–3  South Korea 2004 Quarter-finals
14. Ismaeel Abdullatif 4 16', 19', 35', 77'  Bahrain 5–2  India 2011 Group stage
15. Shinji Okazaki 3 8', 13', 80'  Japan 5–0  Saudi Arabia 2011 Group stage
16. Hamza Al-Dardour 4 35', 45+2', 75', 80'  Jordan 5–1  Palestine 2015 Group stage

Most tournaments appeared in[edit]

The tabulated below is the players who had appeared at least four times in the history of the tournament. No player has appeared in the tournament at least five times in the history of the cup.

Played Name Tournaments
4 Japan Yasuhito Endō 2004, 2007, 2011, 2015
4 Uzbekistan Server Djeparov 2004, 2007, 2011, 2015
4 Uzbekistan Timur Kapadze 2004, 2007, 2011, 2015
4 Uzbekistan Ignatiy Nesterov 2004, 2007, 2011, 2015
4 Iraq Younis Mahmoud 2004, 2007, 2011, 2015
4 Saudi Arabia Saud Kariri 2004, 2007, 2011, 2015
4 Qatar Bilal Mohammed 2004, 2007, 2011, 2015
4 Iran Javad Nekounam 2004, 2007, 2011, 2015
4 Iran Mehdi Mahdavikia 1996, 2000, 2004, 2007
4 China Li Ming 1992, 1996, 2000, 2004
4 United Arab Emirates Adnan Al-Talyani 1984, 1988, 1992, 1996

†Younis Mahmoud is the only player in the history of the tournament to score a goal in four separate tournaments.

Source: [15]

Fastest goals scored from kick-off[edit]

Only three goals in the history of the tournament have been scored in the first minute of their respective games.

Source: [16]

Match records[edit]

Score[edit]

Attendance[edit]

Year Matches Attendance
Total Average Lowest Highest
1992 16 316,496 19,781  KSA QAT
 KSA THA
Group Stage 4,000  JPN KSA Final 60,000
1996 26 398,008 15,308  KOR IDN
 JPN CHN
 UZB SYR
 KUW JPN
Group Stage
Group Stage
Group Stage
Quarter Finals
2,000  IRN KUW
 UAE KSA
3rd place playoff
Final
60,000
2000 26 230,490 8,865  KOR IDN Group Stage 500  LEB IRN Group Stage 52,418
2004 32 1,020,050 31,877  QAT IDN Group Stage 5,000  CHN JPN Final 62,000
2007 32 724,222 22,632  OMA IRQ
 KSA BHR
Group Stage 500  KSA IDN
 IDN KOR
Group Stage 88,000
2011 32 405,361 12,668  KSA JPN Group Stage 2,022  QAT UZB Group Stage 47,413
2015 32 649,705 20,303  QAT BHR Group Stage 4,841  KOR AUS Final 76,385

References[edit]

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  3. ^ "Vote For Your Best Ever AFC Asian Cup Midfielder". 9 October 2018.
  4. ^ "Special AFC Awards for 2007 Asian Cup" (in Arabic). Kooora.com. 29 July 2007.
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  10. ^ "Vote for Your Best Ever AFC Asian Cup Forward". 10 October 2018.
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  12. ^ "Vote for Your Best Ever AFC Asian Cup Forward". 10 October 2018.
  13. ^ "Vote for Your Best Ever AFC Asian Cup Forward". 10 October 2018.
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  15. ^ "Asian Football Trivia: Round Three". 28 July 2018.
  16. ^ "Asian Football Trivia Returns". 12 July 2018.

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