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]

Overall[edit]

Year Host(s) Winners[1][2] Winning coach Top scorer(s)[3][2] Best player[2] Fair Play Award[2]
1956  Hong Kong  South Korea South Korea Lee Yoo-hyung Israel Nahum Stelmach (4) N/A 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  China PR
1988  Qatar  Saudi Arabia Brazil Carlos Alberto Parreira South Korea Lee Tae-ho (3) South Korea Kim Joo-sung[4] N/A
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  Iran
2000  Lebanon  Japan France Philippe Troussier South Korea Lee Dong-gook (6) Japan Hiroshi Nanami  Saudi Arabia
2004  China  Japan Brazil Zico Bahrain A'ala Hubail (5)
Iran Ali Karimi (5)
Japan Shunsuke Nakamura  China PR
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[5]  Japan
2011  Qatar  Japan Italy Alberto Zaccheroni South Korea Koo Ja-cheol (5) Japan Keisuke Honda[6]  South Korea
2015  Australia  Australia Australia Ange Postecoglou United Arab Emirates Ali Mabkhout (5) Australia Massimo Luongo[7]  Australia[8]
2019  United Arab Emirates  Qatar Spain Félix Sánchez Qatar Almoez Ali (9) Qatar Almoez Ali  Japan
2023  China TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD

Total hosts[edit]

Time(s) Nation Year(s)
2  Iran 1968, 1976
 Thailand 1972, 2007*
 Qatar 1988, 2011
 United Arab Emirates 1996, 2019
 China 2004, 2023
1  Hong Kong 1956
 South Korea 1960
 Israel 1964
 Kuwait 1980
 Singapore 1984
 Japan 1992
 Lebanon 2000
 Indonesia 2007*
 Malaysia
 Vietnam
 Australia 2015

* co-hosts

All-time table[edit]

AFC Asian Cup[edit]

The table is accurate as of the end of the 2019 AFC Asian Cup.

Rank Team Part Pld W D L GF GA Dif Pts PPG Best finish
1  Iran 14 68 41 19 8 131 48 83 142 2.09 Champions (1968, 1972, 1976)[9]
2  South Korea 14 67 36 16 15 106 64 42 124 1.85 Champions (1956, 1960)[10]
3  Japan 9 48 30 12 6 92 44 48 102 2.13 Champions (1992, 2000, 2004, 2011)[11]
4  China PR 12 56 23 13 20 88 65 23 82 1.46 Runners-up (1984, 2004)[10]
5  Saudi Arabia 10 48 21 13 14 69 48 21 76 1.58 Champions (1984, 1988, 1996)[12]
6  Kuwait 10 42 15 10 17 47 51 –4 55 1.31 Champions (1980)
7  United Arab Emirates 10 42 15 10 17 40 56 –16 55 1.31 Runners-up (1996)[13]
8  Iraq 9 39 15 8 16 44 45 –1 53 1.36 Champions (2007)[9]
9  Qatar 10 39 13 11 15 52 47 5 50 1.28 Champions (2019)
10  Uzbekistan 7 28 13 4 11 42 47 –5 43 1.54 Fourth place (2011)[11]
11  Australia 4 21 12 4 5 40 14 26 40 1.90 Champions (2015)[14]
12  Israel 4 13 9 0 4 28 15 13 27 2.08 Champions (1964)
13  Jordan 4 15 6 6 3 17 10 7 24 1.60 Quarter-finals (2004, 2011)[14]
14  Syria 6 21 7 3 11 17 28 –11 24 1.14 Group stage (6 times)[14]
15  Bahrain 6 23 5 6 12 29 38 –9 21 0.91 Fourth place (2004)[13]
16  Thailand 7 24 2 9 13 19 52 –33 15 0.63 Third place (1972)[13]
17  Oman 4 13 3 3 7 10 17 –7 12 0.92 Round of 16 (2019)
18  North Korea 5 18 3 2 13 15 40 –25 11 0.57 Fourth place (1980)[12]
19  India 4 13 3 1 9 12 27 –15 10 0.77 Runners-up (1964)[13]
20  Vietnam 4 15 2 3 10 17 35 –18 9 0.60 Fourth place (1956, 1960)[9]
21  Indonesia 4 12 2 2 8 10 28 –18 8 0.67 Group stage (1996, 2000, 2004, 2007)
22  Myanmar 1 4 2 1 1 5 4 1 7 1.75 Runners-up (1968)
23  Malaysia 3 9 1 3 5 7 20 –13 6 0.67 Group stage (1976, 1980, 2007)
24  Lebanon 2 6 1 2 3 7 12 –5 5 0.83 Group stage (2000, 2019)[12]
25  Chinese Taipei 2 7 1 2 4 5 12 –7 5 0.71 Third place (1960)
26  Singapore 1 4 1 1 2 3 4 –1 4 1.00 Group stage (1984)
27  Cambodia 1 5 1 1 3 8 10 –2 4 0.80 Fourth place (1972)
28  Kyrgyzstan 1 4 1 0 3 6 7 –1 3 0.75 Round of 16 (2019)
29  Hong Kong 3 10 0 3 7 9 23 –14 3 0.30 Third place (1956)
30  Palestine 2 6 0 2 4 1 14 –13 2 0.33 Group stage (2015, 2019)[14]
31  Turkmenistan 2 6 0 1 5 7 16 –9 1 0.10 Group stage (2004, 2019)[11]
32  Philippines 1 3 0 0 3 1 7 –6 0 0.00 Group stage (2019)
33  South Yemen 1 2 0 0 2 0 9 –9 0 0.00 Group stage (1976)
34  Yemen 1 3 0 0 3 0 10 –10 0 0.00 Group stage (2019)
35  Bangladesh 1 4 0 0 4 2 17 –15 0 0.00 Group stage (1980)

AFC Asian Cup qualification[edit]

Team records[edit]

Championships[edit]

# Team Years
4  Japan 1992, 2000, 2004, 2011
3  Iran 1968, 1972, 1976
 Saudi Arabia 1984, 1988, 1996
2  South Korea 1956, 1960
1  Israel 1964
 Kuwait 1980
 Iraq 2007
 Australia 2015
 Qatar 2019

Source:[15]

Top two finishes[edit]

# Team Years
6  South Korea 1956, 1960, 1972, 1980, 1988, 2015
 Saudi Arabia 1984, 1988, 1992, 1996, 2000, 2007
5  Japan 1992, 2000, 2004, 2011, 2019
3  Iran 1968, 1972, 1976
 Israel 1956, 1960, 1964
2  Kuwait 1976, 1980
 China PR 1984, 2004
 Australia 2011, 2015
1  India 1964
 Myanmar 1968
 United Arab Emirates 1996
 Iraq 2007
 Qatar 2019

Source:[16]

Top four finishes[edit]

# Team Years
10  South Korea 1956, 1960, 1964, 1972, 1980, 1988, 2000, 2007, 2011, 2015
9  Iran 1968, 1972, 1976, 1980, 1984, 1988, 1996, 2004, 2019
6  China PR 1976, 1984, 1988, 1992, 2000, 2004
 Saudi Arabia 1984, 1988, 1992, 1996, 2000, 2007
 Japan 1992, 2000, 2004, 2007, 2011, 2019
4  Israel 1956, 1960, 1964, 1968
 Kuwait 1976, 1980, 1984, 1996
 United Arab Emirates 1992, 1996, 2015, 2019
3  Iraq 1976, 2007, 2015
2  Vietnam 1956, 1960
 Hong Kong 1956, 1964
 Chinese Taipei 1960, 1968
 Australia 2011, 2015
1  India 1964
 Myanmar 1968
 Thailand 1972
 Cambodia 1972
 North Korea 1980
 Bahrain 2004
 Uzbekistan 2011
 Qatar 2019

Source:[17]

Comprehensive team results by tournament[edit]

Team British Hong Kong
1956
(4)
South Korea
1960
(4)
Israel
1964
(4)
Iran
1968
(5)
Thailand
1972
(6)
Iran
1976
(6)
Kuwait
1980
(10)
Singapore
1984
(10)
Qatar
1988
(10)
Japan
1992
(8)
United Arab Emirates
1996
(12)
Lebanon
2000
(12)
China
2004
(16)
Indonesia
Malaysia
Thailand
Vietnam
2007
(16)
Qatar
2011
(16)
Australia
2015
(16)
United Arab Emirates
2019
(24)
China
2023
(24)
Years
West Asian Members
 Bahrain × •• × GS × 4th GS GS GS R16 6
 Iraq GS 4th × × × × QF QF QF 1st QF 4th R16 9
 Jordan × × × QF QF GS R16 4
 Kuwait × GS 2nd 1st 3rd GS 4th QF GS GS GS × 10
 Lebanon × × × × GS × GS 2
 Oman × GS GS GS R16 4
 Palestine GS GS 2
 Qatar GS GS GS GS QF GS GS QF GS 1st 10
 Saudi Arabia •• × 1st 1st 2nd 1st 2nd GS 2nd GS GS R16 10
 Syria × GS GS GS GS GS GS 6
 United Arab Emirates GS GS GS 4th 2nd GS GS GS 3rd SF 10
 Yemen × GS 1
Central Asian Members
 Iran × × 1st 1st 1st 3rd 4th 3rd GS 3rd QF 3rd QF QF QF SF 14
 Kyrgyzstan Part of the USSR × R16 1
 Turkmenistan Part of the USSR GS GS 2
 Uzbekistan Part of the USSR GS GS QF QF 4th QF R16 7
South Asian Members
 Bangladesh Part of Pakistan × GS × 1
 India × 2nd × GS GS GS 4
East Asian Members
 China PR 3rd GS 2nd 4th 3rd QF 4th 2nd GS GS QF QF Q 13
 Chinese Taipei 3rd × 4th × × × × × 2
 Hong Kong 3rd 4th 5th 3
 Japan × × × × × × GS 1st QF 1st 1st 4th 1st QF 2nd 9
 North Korea •• 4th × GS × × GS GS GS 5
 South Korea 1st 1st 3rd 2nd 2nd GS 2nd QF 3rd QF 3rd 3rd 2nd QF 14
Southeast Asian Members
 Australia OFC Member QF 2nd 1st QF 4
 Cambodia × × 4th × × × × × × × × 1
 Indonesia × × × GS GS GS GS × 4
 Malaysia Part of Malaya GS GS GS 3
 Myanmar × × × 2nd × × × × × × × 1
 Philippines × × × × × × × GS 1
 Singapore × × × GS × 1
 Thailand × × 3rd •• GS GS GS GS GS R16 7
 Vietnam 4th 4th × × × × QF QF 4
Former AFC Members
 Israel 2nd 2nd 1st 3rd •• Expelled from AFC UEFA Member 4
 South Yemen GS × × Part of Yemen 1
Legend
Map of best results

Debuting 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,  Malaysia 3
1980  Bangladesh,  North Korea,  Qatar,  Syria,  United Arab Emirates 5
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,  Yemen 3

Has never qualified[edit]

 Afghanistan,  Bhutan,  Brunei,  Guam,  Laos,  Macau,  Maldives,  Mongolia,    Nepal,  Pakistan,  Sri Lanka,  Tajikistan,  Timor-Leste


Longest active AFC Asian Cup droughts[edit]

This is a list of droughts associated with the participation of national teams in the AFC Asian Cup.
Does not include teams that have not yet made their first appearance, teams that no longer exist or teams that are no longer members of AFC.

Team Last appearance AC Missed
 Chinese Taipei 1968 13
 Hong Kong 1968 13
 Myanmar 1968 13
 Cambodia 1972 12
 Bangladesh 1980 10
 Singapore 1984 9
 Indonesia 2007 3
 Malaysia 2007 3
 Kuwait 2015 1


Other records[edit]

  • South Korea, Iran, and Saudi Arabia are the only teams to have won the tournament in their debut appearances.[18]
  • Iran hold the record for the most games played, with 68.[19]
  • Iran are the only team to have won three consecutive finals of the AFC Asian Cup.[19]

Individual records[edit]

Overall top goalscorers[edit]

Goals Player Representing Ref.
14 Ali Daei Iran Iran [20]
10 Lee Dong-Gook South Korea South Korea [20]
9 Naohiro Takahara Japan Japan [20]
Ali Mabkhout United Arab Emirates UAE [21]
Almoez Ali Qatar Qatar [22]
8 Jasem Al-Huwaidi Kuwait Kuwait [23]
Younis Mahmoud Iraq Iraq [20]
7 Behtash Fariba Iran Iran [24]
Hossein Kalani Iran Iran [25][26]
Choi Soon-ho South Korea South Korea [27]
Faisal Al-Dakhil Kuwait Kuwait [28]
6 Yasser Al-Qahtani Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia [29]
Alexander Geynrikh Uzbekistan Uzbekistan [20]
Tim Cahill Australia Australia [20]
Ahmed Khalil United Arab Emirates UAE [30]
Sardar Azmoun Iran Iran [31][32]

Top goalscorers in one tournament[edit]

Goals Player Representing Year Ref.
9 Almoez Ali  Qatar 2019 [22]
8 Ali Daei  Iran 1996 [20]
7 Behtash Fariba  Iran 1980 [33]
Choi Soon-ho  South Korea [33]
6 Lee Dong-gook  South Korea 2000 [34]
5 Hossein Kalani  Iran 1972 [35]
A'ala Hubail  Bahrain 2004 [36]
Ali Karimi  Iran [36]
Koo Ja-cheol  South Korea 2011 [37]
Ali Mabkhout  United Arab Emirates 2015 [38]

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. Ismail Abdul-Latif 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
17. Almoez Ali 4 9', 11', 55', 60'  Qatar 6–0  North Korea 2019 Group stage
18. Vitalij Lux 3 24', 51', 77'  Kyrgyzstan 3–1  Philippines 2019 Group stage

Most tournament wins[edit]

Times Player Representing Years
3 Parviz Ghelichkhani Iran Iran 1968, 1972, 1976

Most tournaments appeared in[edit]

The table below is the players who have appeared four or more times in the history of the tournament.

Times Name Tournaments
5 Uzbekistan Ignatiy Nesterov 2004, 2007, 2011, 2015, 2019
4 Iran Masoud Shojaei 2007, 2011, 2015, 2019
Saudi Arabia Waleed Abdullah 2007, 2011, 2015, 2019
Uzbekistan Anzur Ismailov 2007, 2011, 2015, 2019
Jordan Amer Shafi 2004, 2011, 2015, 2019
China Zheng Zhi 2004, 2007, 2015, 2019
Oman Ahmed Kano 2004, 2007, 2015, 2019
United Arab Emirates Ismail Matar 2004, 2007, 2011, 2019
Uzbekistan Marat Bikmaev 2004, 2007, 2011, 2019
Iran Javad Nekounam 2004, 2007, 2011, 2015
Iraq Younis Mahmoud 2004, 2007, 2011, 2015
Japan Yasuhito Endō 2004, 2007, 2011, 2015
Qatar Bilal Mohammed 2004, 2007, 2011, 2015
Saudi Arabia Saud Kariri 2004, 2007, 2011, 2015
Uzbekistan Server Djeparov 2004, 2007, 2011, 2015
Uzbekistan Timur Kapadze 2004, 2007, 2011, 2015
Iran Mehdi Mahdavikia 1996, 2000, 2004, 2007
China Li Ming 1992, 1996, 2000, 2004
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:[39]

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:[40]

Fans' All-time Best XI[edit]

In October and November 2018, ahead of the 2019 AFC Asian Cup, AFC created the Fans' Asian Cup XI with substitutes. The team was chosen through online voting on the website. This is the list of the XI and substitutes:

All-time AFC Asian Cup XI, as voted by the fans in 2018.
(coach:Iran Heshmat Mohajerani).

Goalkeepers

Defenders

Midfielders

Forwards

Manager

Source:The AFC

Match records[edit]

Attendance by year[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 26 448,000 17,231  KOR IDN
 JPN CHN
 UZB SYR
 KUW JPN
Group stage
Group stage
Group stage
Quarter-finals
2,000  IRN KUW
 UAE KSA
3rd place match
Final
60,000
2000 26 276,488 10,634  KOR IDN Group stage 500  LIB IRN Group stage 52,418
2004 32 937,650 29,302  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 20,304  QAT BHR Group stage 4,841  KOR AUS Final 76,385
2019 51 644,307 12,633  PRK QAT Group stage 452  UAE IND Group stage 43,206

Highest attendance[edit]

Lowest attendance[edit]

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