EAFF East Asian Championship

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EAFF East Asian Championship
Founded 2003; 13 years ago (2003)
Region East Asia (EAFF)
Number of teams Preliminary: 10
Finals: 4
Current champions M:  South Korea (3rd title)
W:  North Korea (2nd title)
Most successful team(s) M:  South Korea (3 titles)
W:  Japan
 North Korea (2 titles each)
Website eaff.com
2017 EAFF East Asian Cup
(Men, Women)

EAFF East Asian Championship, known as the East Asian Football Cup for the 2013 and 2015 editions, is an international football competition in East Asia for member nations of the East Asian Football Federation (EAFF). Before the EAFF was founded in 2002, the Dynasty Cup was held between the East Asian top four teams, and was regarded as the unofficial East Asian Championship. There is a separate competition for both men (first held in 2003) and women (first held in 2005). There was also a combined points competition in 2005, where the results of the men's and women's teams are added together (not including qualifiers).

History[edit]

The Dynasty Cup is a defunct international association football competition that is regarded as the predecessor to East Asian Football Championship. It was held four times from 1990 to 1998. The purpose of the competition was to improve the quality of football in the East Asia and the national teams in the area participated in the tournament. After the East Asian Football Federation was formed in 2002, the East Asian Football Championship replaced this tournament.

In the men's tournament China, South Korea and Japan have the right to automatically enter the competition, while other participants have to go through a qualifying round. Other participants that take part are Chinese Taipei, North Korea, Northern Mariana Islands, Guam, Hong Kong, Mongolia, and Macau. Australia, being a non-member, was invited to take part in the 2013 tournament.[1]

In April 2012, the competition was renamed to the "EAFF East Asian Cup".[2]

Men's tournaments[edit]

Year Host Winner Runners-Up Third Place Fourth Place
2003  Japan
South Korea

Japan

China PR

Hong Kong
2005  South Korea
China PR

Japan

North Korea

South Korea
2008  China
South Korea

Japan

China PR

North Korea
2010  Japan
China PR

South Korea

Japan

Hong Kong
2013  South Korea
Japan

China PR

South Korea

Australia
2015  China
South Korea

China PR

North Korea

Japan
2017  Japan

Men's tournament winners[edit]

Team Titles Runners-Up Third Place Fourth Place
 South Korea 3 (2003, 2008, 2015) 1 (2010) 1 (2013) 1 (2005)
 China PR 2 (2005, 2010) 2 (2013, 2015) 2 (2003, 2008)  –
 Japan 1 (2013) 3 (2003, 2005, 2008) 1 (2010) 1 (2015)
 North Korea  –  – 2 (2005, 2015) 1 (2008)
 Hong Kong  –  –  – 2 (2003, 2010)
 Australia  –  –  – 1 (2013)

Men's awards[edit]

Most valuable players[edit]

Year Player
2003 South Korea Yoo Sang-chul
2005 China Ji Mingyi
2008 South Korea Kim Nam-il
2010 China Du Wei
2013 Japan Hotaru Yamaguchi
2015 South Korea Jang Hyun-soo

Top scorers[edit]

Year Player Goals
2003 Japan Tatsuhiko Kubo 2
2005 No Award
2008 South Korea Yeom Ki-hun
South Korea Park Chu-young
Japan Koji Yamase
North Korea Jong Tae-se
2
2010 China Qu Bo
South Korea Lee Dong-gook
South Korea Lee Seung-ryul
Japan Keiji Tamada
2
2013 Japan Yoichiro Kakitani 3
2015 Japan Yuki Muto 2

Men's comprehensive team results by tournaments[edit]

Numbers refer to the final placing of each team at the respective Games.

Nation 2003 2005 2008 2010 2013 2015 2017 Years
 Australia - - - - 4 - - 1
 China PR 3 1 3 1 2 2 - 6
 Hong Kong 4 - - 4 - - - 2
 Japan 2 2 2 3 1 4 - 6
 North Korea - 3 4 - - 3 - 3
 South Korea 1 4 1 2 3 1 - 6
Total nations 4 4 4 4 4 4 4

Women's tournaments[edit]

Played in odd years. Next edition is planned 2017 in Japan. Japan and North Korea have each won the tournament two times.[3]

Year Host Winner Runners-Up Third Place Fourth Place
2005  South Korea
South Korea

North Korea

Japan

China PR
2008  China
Japan

North Korea

China PR

South Korea
2010  Japan
Japan

China PR

South Korea

Chinese Taipei
2013  South Korea
North Korea

Japan

South Korea

China PR
2015  China
North Korea

South Korea

Japan

China PR
2017  Japan

Women's tournament winners[edit]

Team Titles Runners-Up Third Place Fourth Place
 North Korea 2 (2013, 2015) 2 (2005, 2008)  –  –
 Japan 2 (2008, 2010) 1 (2013) 2 (2005, 2015)  –
 South Korea 1 (2005) 1 (2015) 2 (2010, 2013) 1 (2008)
 China PR  – 1 (2010) 1 (2008) 3 (2005, 2013, 2015)
 Chinese Taipei  –  –  – 1 (2010)

Women's awards[edit]

Most valuable players[edit]

Year Player
2005 North Korea Ho Sun-hui
2008 Japan Homare Sawa
2010 Japan Homare Sawa
2013 North Korea Kim Un-ju[disambiguation needed]
2015 North Korea Wi Jong-sim

Top scorers[edit]

In 2005 five players scored one goal each, no award was given.

Year Player Goals
2005 No Award[4]
2008 Japan Shinobu Ohno 3
2010 China Han Duan
Japan Mana Iwabuchi
South Korea Lee Jang-mi
South Korea Yoo Young-a
2
2013 North Korea Ho Un-byol 2
2015 North Korea Ra Un-sim 3

Women's comprehensive team results by tournament[edit]

Numbers refer to the final placing of each team at the respective Games.

Nation 2005 2008 2010 2013 2015 2017 Years
 China PR 4 3 2 4 4 - 5
 Japan 3 1 1 2 3 - 5
 North Korea 2 2 - 1 1 - 4
 Chinese Taipei - - 4 - - - 1
 South Korea 1 4 3 3 2 - 5
Total nations 4 4 4 4 4 4

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Japan wants Australia in East Asian Cup – Yahoo! Eurosport". UK.EuroSport.Yahoo.com. Retrieved 2012-05-11. 
  2. ^ "35th EAFF Executive Committee Meeting". EAFF.com. 20 April 2012. 
  3. ^ "East Asian Women's Championship". RSSSF.com. Retrieved 24 July 2014. 
  4. ^ EAFF Women's Cup 2005

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