AFC U-16 Championship

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AFC U-16 Championship
AFC U16 logo.svg
Founded 1985
Region Asia (AFC)
Number of teams 16
Current champions  Iraq (1st title)
Most successful team(s)  China PR
 Japan
 North Korea
 Oman
 Saudi Arabia
 South Korea
(2 titles each)
2018 AFC U-16 Championship

The AFC U-16 Championship is a football competition, organised by the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) held once every two years for Asian under-16 teams that also serves as a qualification tournament for the FIFA U-17 World Cup. The top 4 countries qualify to participate in the FIFA U-17 World Cup. Until 2006 it was held as an under-17 tournament.

Results[edit]

  • Coordinate is based on the capital of the nation.
Year Host Final Third Place Match
Winner Score Runner-up Third Place Score Fourth Place
1985
Details

Qatar

Saudi Arabia
0–0
(4–3 p)

Qatar

Iraq
1–0
Thailand
1986
Details

Qatar

South Korea
0–0
(5–4 p)

Qatar

Saudi Arabia
2–0
North Korea
1988
Details

Thailand

Saudi Arabia
2–0
Bahrain

China PR
1–1
(4–3 p)

Iraq
1990
Details

United Arab Emirates

Qatar
2–0
United Arab Emirates

China PR
5–0
Indonesia
1992
Details

Saudi Arabia

China PR
2–2
(8–7 p)

Qatar

Saudi Arabia
2–1
North Korea
1994
Details

Qatar

Japan
1–0 (a.e.t.)
Qatar

Oman
3–2
Bahrain
1996
Details

Thailand

Oman
1–0
Thailand

Bahrain
0–0
(4–1 p)

Japan
1998
Details

Qatar

Thailand
1–1
(3–2 p)

Qatar

Bahrain
5–1
South Korea
2000
Details

Vietnam

Oman
1–0
Iran

Japan
4–2
Vietnam
2002
Details

United Arab Emirates

South Korea
1–1
(5–3 p)

Yemen

China PR
1–0
Uzbekistan
2004
Details

Japan

China PR
1–0
North Korea

Qatar
2–1
Iran
2006
Details

Singapore

Japan
4–2 (a.e.t.)
North Korea

Tajikistan
3–3
(5–4 p)

Syria
Year Host Final Losing semi-finalists(1)
Winner Score Runner-up
2008
Details

Uzbekistan

Iran
2–1
South Korea
 United Arab Emirates and  Japan
2010
Details

Uzbekistan

North Korea
2–0
Uzbekistan
 Australia and  Japan
2012
Details

Iran

Uzbekistan
1–1
(3–1 p)

Japan
 Iran and  Iraq
2014
Details

Thailand

North Korea
2–1
South Korea
 Australia and  Syria
2016
Details

India

Iraq
0–0
(4–3 p)

Iran
 Japan and  North Korea
2018
Details

Malaysia

Notes:

  • a.e.t.: after extra time
  • p: after penalty shoot-out
  • 1 No third place match was played.

Successful national teams[edit]

As 2016

Team Champions Runners-up Third-place Fourth-place Semi-finalists Total (Top 4)
 North Korea 2 (2010, 2014) 2 (2004, 2006) - 2 (1986, 1992) 1 (2016) 7
 South Korea 2 (1986, 2002) 2 (2008, 2014) - 1 (1998) - 5
 Japan 2 (1994, 2006) 1 (2012) 1 (2000) 1 (1996) 3 (2008, 2010, 2016) 8
 China PR 2 (1992, 2004) - 3 (1988, 1990, 2002) - - 5
 Saudi Arabia 2 (1985, 1988) - 2 (1986, 1992*) - - 4
 Oman 2 (1996, 2000) - 1 (1994) - - 3
 Qatar 1 (1990) 5 (1985*, 1986*, 1992, 1994*, 1998*) 1 (2004) - - 7
 Iran 1 (2008) 2 (2000, 2016) - 1 (2004) 1 (2012*) 5
 Thailand 1 (1998) 1 (1996*) - 1 (1985) - 3
 Uzbekistan 1 (2012) 1 (2010*) - 1 (2002) - 3
 Iraq 1 (2016) - 1 (1985) 1 (1988) 1 (2012) 4
 Bahrain - 1 (1988) 2 (1996, 1998) 1 (1994) - 4
 United Arab Emirates - 1 (1990*) - - 1 (2008) 2
 Yemen - 1 (2002) - - - 1
 Tajikistan - - 1 (2006) - - 1
 Syria - - - 1 (2006) 1 (2014) 2
 Indonesia - - - 1 (1990) - 1
 Vietnam - - - 1 (2000*) - 1
 Australia - - - - 2 (2010, 2014) 2
Total (17 Edition) 17 17 12 12 10 68
* = As hosts

Medal Summary[edit]

As 2016

Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  North Korea 2 2 1 5
2  South Korea 2 2 0 4
3  Japan 2 1 4 7
4  China PR 2 0 3 5
5  Saudi Arabia 2 0 2 4
6  Oman 2 0 1 3
7  Qatar 1 5 1 7
8  Iran 1 2 1 4
9  Thailand 1 1 0 2
10  Uzbekistan 1 1 0 2
11  Iraq 1 0 2 3
12  Bahrain 0 1 2 3
13  United Arab Emirates 0 1 1 2
14  Yemen 0 1 0 1
15  Australia 0 0 2 2
16  Syria 0 0 1 1
17  Tajikistan 0 0 1 1
Total 17 17 22 56

Participating nations[edit]

Legend:
  • 1st – Champions
  • 2nd – Runners-up
  • 3rd – Third place
  • 4th – Fourth place
  • SF – Semi-finalists
  • QF – Quarter finals
  • GS – Group stage
  • q – Qualified for upcoming tournament
  • DQ – Disqualified
  •  ••  – Qualified but withdrew
  •  •  – Did not qualify
  •  ×  – Did not enter
  •  ×  – Withdrew / Banned / Entry not accepted by FIFA
  • XX — Country not affiliated to AFC at that time
  • XX — Country did not exist or national team was inactive
  •      – Hosts
  •      – Not affiliated to FIFA
Nation
1985

1986

1988

1990

1992

1994

1996

1998

2000

2002

2004

2006

2008

2010

2012

2014

2016

2018
Total
 Australia QF SF QF SF GS 5
 Bahrain GS 2nd GS 4th 3rd 3rd GS 7
 Bangladesh × GS GS GS GS × GS GS DQ × 6
 China PR GS 3rd 3rd 1st GS GS GS 3rd 1st QF GS GS GS GS 14
 Hong Kong × × GS 1
 India GS GS QF GS GS GS GS 7
 Indonesia × GS GS 4th GS GS × 5
 Iran × GS GS 2nd × 4th QF 1st GS SF QF 2nd 10
 Iraq 3rd 4th × × GS × GS QF GS DQ QF SF 1st 9
 Japan GS GS × 1st 4th GS 3rd GS GS 1st SF SF 2nd QF SF 13
 Jordan × GS QF × 2
 Kuwait •• GS QF GS QF GS × × 5
 Kyrgyzstan × × DQ GS 1
 Laos × × × × × × GS DQ GS 2
 Malaysia × × GS GS QF GS q 5
 Myanmar × GS × × × × × GS GS GS × 4
   Nepal × × × GS × GS GS × 3
 North Korea × 4th GS 4th GS × 2nd 2nd DQ 1st GS 1st SF 10
 Oman × × 3rd 1st GS 1st × QF GS GS GS QF 9
 Pakistan × × × × × × GS × × × 1
 Qatar 2nd 2nd GS 1st 2nd 2nd 2nd QF 3rd GS 10
 Saudi Arabia 1st 3rd 1st •• 3rd GS QF QF GS GS GS 10
 Singapore GS GS 2
 South Korea 1st GS GS GS 4th 1st QF QF 2nd QF 2nd GS 12
 South Yemen GS 1
 Syria × × × × × × × × QF × 4th QF QF QF SF 6
 Tajikistan × × × 3rd DQ GS 2
 Thailand 4th GS GS 2nd 1st GS × GS GS GS GS 10
 Timor-Leste × × × GS × 1
 Turkmenistan × × GS × 1
 United Arab Emirates 2nd GS GS QF SF QF QF 7
 Uzbekistan GS GS 4th GS QF 2nd 1st QF QF 9
 Vietnam × × × × × × × × 4th GS GS GS GS QF 6
 Yemen × × × 2nd GS DQ GS GS 5

All Time Results[edit]

  • In Qatar 1985 Qatar vs. Japan was originally scheduled for February 3rd, but wasn't played.
  • As of India 2016.
Rank Team Part. Pld W D L GF GA Dif Pts
1  Japan 14 64 38 9 17 153 74 +79 123
2  South Korea 13 58 31 11 16 121 65 +56 104
3  China PR 14 59 27 16 16 105 72 +33 97
4  Qatar 10 46 27 11 8 80 39 +41 92
5  Iran 10 47 27 7 14 94 54 +40 88
6  North Korea 10 49 20 12 17 75 62 +13 72
7  Iraq 9 41 18 9 14 54 45 +9 63
8  Saudi Arabia 10 40 17 8 15 68 44 +24 59
9  Oman 9 39 18 5 16 67 55 +12 59
10  Uzbekistan 9 41 16 9 16 69 91 -22 57
11  Bahrain 7 33 13 8 12 55 46 +79 47
12  Thailand 10 40 13 7 20 55 61 -6 46
13  Australia 5 21 12 3 6 44 30 +14 39
14  Syria 6 27 10 9 8 39 33 +79 39
15  United Arab Emirates 7 28 10 8 10 47 47 0 38
16  Vietnam 6 22 6 3 13 30 55 -25 21
17  India 7 23 5 4 14 30 57 -27 19
18  Yemen 5 15 4 5 6 18 22 -4 17
19  Kuwait 5 19 4 3 12 25 41 -16 15
20  Tajikistan 2 9 4 2 3 14 23 -9 14
21  Bangladesh 6 20 3 3 14 16 59 -43 12
22  Malaysia 4 13 3 2 8 11 25 -14 11
23  Myanmar 4 12 2 2 8 12 36 -24 8
24  Laos 2 6 2 0 4 8 19 -11 6
25  Indonesia 5 17 1 3 13 11 48 -37 6
26  Jordan 2 7 1 2 4 3 14 -11 5
27    Nepal 3 10 1 2 7 6 31 -25 5
28  Kyrgyzstan 1 3 1 0 2 2 11 -9 3
29  South Yemen 1 3 0 2 1 4 5 -1 2
30  Singapore 2 6 0 2 4 3 18 -15 2
31  Pakistan 1 3 0 1 2 2 6 -4 1
32  Hong Kong 1 3 0 0 3 0 6 -6 0
33  Timor-Leste 1 3 0 0 3 1 9 -8 0
34  Turkmenistan 1 3 0 0 3 1 12 -11 0

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