AFC Futsal Championship

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AFC Futsal Championship
AFC Futsal Championship.png
Founded 1999; 17 years ago (1999)
Region Asia (AFC)
Number of teams 16
Current champions  Iran (11th title)
Most successful team(s)  Iran (11 titles)
2016 AFC Futsal Championship

The AFC Futsal Championship is the premier national futsal competition of the Asian Football Confederation nations. It was first held in 1999 and was played annually until 2008; since then it has been played biennially.

Iran and Japan are the dominant nations being the only two nations to have won the tournament and Iran is the only nation never finishing outside the top four. Iran, champions of 11 of the 14 editions of the competition, won 7 straight editions before their streak was broken by Japan. Japan have won the other 3 editions of the competition.

Summaries[edit]

Year Host Final Third Place Match
Winners Score Runners-Up 3rd Place Score 4th Place
1999
Details
Malaysia
Malaysia

Iran
9–1
South Korea

Kazakhstan
2–2 aet
(5–3) pen

Japan
2000
Details
Thailand
Thailand

Iran
4–1
Kazakhstan

Thailand
8–6
Japan
2001
Details
Iran
Iran

Iran
9–0
Uzbekistan

South Korea
2–1
Japan
2002
Details
Indonesia
Indonesia

Iran
6–0
Japan

Thailand
4–2
South Korea
2003
Details
Iran
Iran

Iran
6–4
Japan

Thailand
8–2
Kuwait
2004
Details
Macau
Macau

Iran
5–3
Japan

Thailand
3–1
Uzbekistan
2005
Details
Vietnam
Vietnam

Iran
2–0
Japan

Uzbekistan
and
Kyrgyzstan
2006
Details
Uzbekistan
Uzbekistan

Japan
5–1
Uzbekistan

Iran
5–3
Kyrgyzstan
2007
Details
Japan
Japan

Iran
4–1
Japan

Uzbekistan
5–3
Kyrgyzstan
2008
Details
Thailand
Thailand

Iran
4–0
Thailand

Japan
5–3
China
2010
Details
Uzbekistan
Uzbekistan

Iran
8–3
Uzbekistan

Japan
6–1
China
2012
Details
United Arab Emirates
United Arab Emirates

Japan
6–1
Thailand

Iran
4–0
Australia
2014
Details
Vietnam
Vietnam

Japan
2–2 aet
(3–0) pen

Iran

Uzbekistan
2–1
Kuwait
2016
Details
Uzbekistan
Uzbekistan

Iran
2–1
Uzbekistan

Thailand
8–0
Vietnam
2018
Details

Performance by nations[edit]

Pos. Team Winners Runners-Up Third Fourth Top 4
1st  Iran 11 (1999, 2000, 2001*, 2002, 2003*, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2016) 1 (2014) 2 (2006, 2012) 14
2nd  Japan 3 (2006, 2012, 2014) 5 (2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2007*) 2 (2008, 2010) 3 (1999, 2000, 2001) 13
3rd  Uzbekistan 4 (2001, 2006*, 2010*, 2016*) 3 (2005, 2007, 2014) 1 (2004) 8
4th  Thailand 2 (2008*, 2012) 5 (2000*, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2016) 7
5th  South Korea 1 (1999) 1 (2001) 1 (2002) 3
6th  Kazakhstan 1 (2000) 1 (1999) 2
7th  Kyrgyzstan 1 (2005) 2 (2006, 2007) 3
8th  China 2 (2008, 2010) 2
 Kuwait 2 (2003, 2014) 2
10th  Australia 1 (2012) 1
 Vietnam 1 (2016) 1
* as hosts

General Statistics[edit]

Team Part Pld W D L GF GA Dif Pts
 Iran 14 87 82 2 3 849 130 +719 248
 Japan 14 86 63 6 17 434 174 +260 195
 Thailand 14 71 49 5 17 427 195 +222 152
 Uzbekistan 14 73 48 5 20 303 186 +117 149
 Kyrgyzstan 14 62 26 10 26 199 228 -29 88
 South Korea 12 51 20 6 25 233 233 0 66
 Lebanon 10 42 17 7 18 169 175 -6 58
 Kuwait 11 48 17 4 27 184 203 -19 55
 Australia 7 31 16 1 14 87 105 -18 49
 China 11 44 15 2 27 176 195 -19 47
 Iraq 10 39 15 1 23 145 154 -9 40
 Tajikistan 9 32 10 2 20 105 189 -84 32
 Kazakhstan 3 15 8 4 3 77 42 +35 28
 Chinese Taipei 11 36 9 1 28 117 194 -77 28
 Palestine 3 15 9 0 6 101 70 +31 27
 Indonesia 9 32 8 2 22 105 176 -71 26
 Vietnam 4 19 7 2 10 60 86 -26 23
 Hong Kong 5 20 7 1 12 58 100 -42 22
 Malaysia 11 30 7 1 22 83 176 -93 22
 Turkmenistan 6 21 6 0 15 59 121 -62 18
 Qatar 3 12 3 0 9 48 70 -22 9
 Philippines 3 13 1 2 10 21 85 -64 5
 Bahrain 1 4 1 1 2 18 29 -11 4
 Macau 4 17 1 1 15 23 167 -144 4
 United Arab Emirates 1 3 1 0 2 6 8 -2 3
 Cambodia 1 4 1 0 3 12 46 -34 3
 Saudi Arabia 1 3 0 1 2 7 11 -4 1
 Jordan 1 3 0 0 3 4 15 -11 0
 Brunei 1 4 0 0 4 7 53 -46 0
 Bhutan 1 6 0 0 6 13 73 -60 0
 Maldives 2 9 0 0 9 10 128 -118 0
 Guam 2 9 0 0 9 8 142 -134 0
 Singapore 3 11 0 0 11 15 170 -155 0

Participating nations[edit]

Legend
  • 1st – Champions
  • 2nd – Runners-up
  • 3rd – Third place
  • 4th – Fourth place
  • SF – Semifinals
  • QF – Quarterfinals
  • R2 – Round 2
  • R1 – Round 1
  • q – Qualified for upcoming tournament
  •   ••   – Qualified but withdrew
  •   •   – Did not qualify
  •      – Did not enter / Withdrew / Banned / Entry not accepted by FIFA
  •      – Hosts
Team Malaysia
1999
Thailand
2000
Iran
2001
Indonesia
2002
Iran
2003
Macau
2004
Vietnam
2005
Uzbekistan
2006
Japan
2007
Thailand
2008
Uzbekistan
2010
United Arab Emirates
2012
Vietnam
2014
Uzbekistan
2016

2018
Years
 Afghanistan
 Australia R1 QF QF QF 4th QF QF 7
 Bahrain R1 1
 Bhutan R1 1
 Brunei R1 1
 Cambodia R1 1
 China R1 R1 QF R2 R1 R1 4th 4th R1 R1 R1 11
 Chinese Taipei R1 R1 QF R1 R1 R1 R1 R1 R1 R1 R1 11
 Guam R1 R1 2
 Hong Kong R1 R1 R1 R1 R1 5
 Indonesia R1 R1 R1 R1 R1 R1 R1 R1 R1 9
 Iran 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st 3rd 1st 1st 1st 3rd 2nd 1st 14
 Iraq R1 QF R1 R1 R1 R1 R1 R1 R1 QF 10
 Japan 4th 4th 4th 2nd 2nd 2nd 2nd 1st 2nd 3rd 3rd 1st 1st QF 14
 Jordan R1 1
 Kazakhstan 3rd 2nd QF 3
 Kuwait QF QF 4th QF R2 R1 R1 R1 R1 QF 4th 11
 Kyrgyzstan R1 R1 R1 QF QF R1 SF 4th 4th QF QF QF R1 QF 14
 Laos
 Lebanon R1 QF R1 R1 QF QF QF QF QF R1 10
 Macau R1 R1 R1 R1 4
 Malaysia R1 R1 R1 R1 R1 R1 R1 R1 R1 R1 R1 11
 Maldives R1 R1 2
 Mongolia
 Myanmar
 Palestine QF R1 R1 3
 Philippines R1 R1 R1 3
 Qatar R1 R1 R1 3
 Saudi Arabia R1 1
 Singapore R1 R1 R1 3
 South Korea 2nd R1 3rd 4th QF QF R1 R1 R1 R1 R1 R1 12
 Syria
 Tajikistan R1 R2 R1 QF R1 R1 R1 R1 R1 9
 Thailand R1 3rd QF 3rd 3rd 3rd R2 R1 QF 2nd QF 2nd QF 3rd 14
 Timor-Leste
 Turkmenistan R1 R1 R1 R1 R1 R1 6
 United Arab Emirates R1 1
 Uzbekistan R1 R1 2nd QF QF 4th SF 2nd 3rd QF 2nd QF 3rd 2nd 14
 Vietnam R1 R1 QF 4th 4
Total 9 9 14 14 16 18 24 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16

Awards[edit]

Most Valuable Players[edit]

Year Player
1999 No Award
2000 No Award
2001 No Award
2002 Thailand Anucha Munjarern
2003 Iran Vahid Shamsaei
2004 Iran Mohammad Reza Heidarian
2005 Japan Kenichiro Kogure
2006 Japan Kenichiro Kogure
2007 Iran Vahid Shamsaei
2008 Iran Vahid Shamsaei
2010 Iran Mohammad Taheri
2012 Japan Rafael Henmi
2014 Iran Ali Asghar Hassanzadeh
2016 Iran Ali Asghar Hassanzadeh

Top Scorers[edit]

Year Player Goals
1999 Iran Kazem Mohammadi
Iran Reza Rezaei Kamal
18
2000 Thailand Therdsak Chaiman 11
2001 Iran Vahid Shamsaei 31
2002 Iran Vahid Shamsaei 26
2003 Iran Vahid Shamsaei 24
2004 Iran Vahid Shamsaei 32
2005 Iran Vahid Shamsaei 23
2006 Iran Vahid Shamsaei 16
2007 Japan Kenichiro Kogure 12
2008 Iran Vahid Shamsaei 13
2010 Iran Mohammad Taheri 13
2012 Iran Vahid Shamsaei 7
2014 Iran Hossein Tayyebi 15
2016 Thailand Suphawut Thueanklang 14

See also[edit]

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