King's Cup

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King's Cup
ฟุตบอลชิงถ้วยพระราชทานคิงส์คัพ
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King's Cup trophy
Organising body Football Association of Thailand
Founded 1968; 50 years ago (1968)
Region International
Number of teams 4
Current champions  Thailand (15th title)
Most successful team(s)  Thailand (15 titles)

The King's Cup is an international football tournament organised in Thailand by the Football Association of Thailand. The host, Thailand, is a participant in every edition. The tournament was founded in 1968, and has been held every year since then, with the exception of 1983, 1985, 2008, 2011 and 2014. In some years, the competition has featured club or invitational teams as well as international sides. There are many famous footballers or world players who have participated in this tournament, such as Cha Bum-kun, Peter Schmeichel, Jesper Olsen, Brian Laudrup, Henrik Larsson, Robert Lewandowski including Brazil national team in 1999, for example Ronaldinho, Cafu, Roberto Carlos, Rivaldo etc.[1]

Venues[edit]

Stadium Capacity Location Year(s)
Suphachalasai Stadium 19,793 Pathum Wan, Bangkok 2001–2004, 2006
Surakul Stadium 15,000 Mueang, Phuket 2005, 2009
700th Anniversary Stadium 25,000 Mueang, Chiang Mai 2013
80th Birthday Stadium 24,641 Mueang, Nakhon Ratchasima 2009, 2010, 2015
Rajamangala National Stadium 49,722 Bang Kapi, Bangkok 2000, 2007, 2012, 2016–Present


Tournaments[edit]

Year Final Third place match
Winner Score Runner-up Third place Score Fourth place
1968
(Details)

Indonesia
1–0
Burma

Thailand
6–0
Malaysia
1969
(Details)

South Korea
1–0
Indonesia

South Vietnam
7–0
Laos
1970
(Details)

South Korea
1–0
Thailand

Malaysia
3–1
Indonesia
1971
(Details)

South Korea
1–0
Thailand

South Vietnam
Unknown
Indonesia
Year Final Third place shared
Winner Score Runner-up Co-Third place Score Co-Third place
1972
(Details)

Malaysia
1–0
Thailand

South Korea
0–0
Singapore
Year Final Third place match
Winner Score Runner-up Third place Score Fourth place
1973
(Details)

South Korea
2–1
Malaysia

Thailand
1–0
Burma
1974
(Details)

South Korea
3–1
(aet)

Thailand

Malaysia
3–0
Khmer Republic
1975
(Details)

South Korea
1–0
Burma

Thailand
No playoffs
Malaysia
Year Final (Trophy shared) Third place match
Co-Winner Score Co-Winner Third place Score Fourth place
1976
(Details)

Thailand
1–1
Malaysia

South Korea
3–1
Thailand B
1977
(Details)

South Korea B
1–1
Malaysia

India
No playoffs
Thailand
Year Final Third place match
Winner Score Runner-up Third place Score Fourth place
1978
(Details)

Malaysia
3–2
Singapore

South Korea B
2–1
Thailand
Year Final Third place shared
Winner Score Runner-up Co-Third place Score Co-Third place
1979
(Details)

Thailand
1–0
South Korea B

Thailand B
Unknown
Singapore
Year Final (Trophy shared) Third place shared
Co-Winner Score Co-Winner Co-Third place Score Co-Third place
1980
(Details)

Thailand
0–0 South Korea
South Korea Army

China PR
2–2
Thailand B
Year Final Third place match
Winner Score Runner-up Third place Score Fourth place
1981
(Details)

Thailand
2–1
(aet)
North Korea
North Korean Army
Poland
Polonia Warszawa
2–0 China
August 1
1982
(Details)

Thailand
4–3
(pens)

South Korea

Thailand B
Unknown
Singapore
1983 Not held
1984
(Details)

Thailand
3–0
Indonesia
Australia
Western Australia
1–0 England
Liverpool Amateur
1985 Not held
1986
(Details)

North Korea
2–1 Denmark
AGF Aarhus

Thailand
1–0 China
August 1
1987
(Details)

North Korea
1–0 South Korea
POSCO Atoms

Thailand
3–2
Indonesia
1988
(Details)

Denmark Olympics
1–0 Austria
FC Swarovski Tirol

Thailand
4–2
USSR XI
1989
(Details)

Thailand
3–1 Soviet Union
SC Rotor Volgograd
South Korea
Lucky-Goldstar FC
2–1
China PR
1990
(Details)

Thailand
2–1
(aet)
Soviet Union
SC Rotor Volgograd
South Korea
Yukong Elephants
5–4
(pens)
China
Shanghai
1991
(Details)

China PR Olympics
3–1 Soviet Union
SC Rotor Volgograd

Thailand
5–4
(pens)

Thailand Olympics
1992
(Details)

Thailand
2–0 Germany
FC Berlin

Thailand B
1–0 China
Tianjin
1993
(Details)

China PR
4–0
Thailand
South Korea
South Korea Semi-professional XI
6–5
(pens)

Thailand Olympics
1994
(Details)

Thailand B
4–0 Germany
Westfalia Amateurs
Russia
SC Rotor Volgograd
5–3
(pens)

Thailand
Year Final Third place shared
Winner Score Runner-up Co-Third place Score Co-Third place
1995
(Details)
Russia
SC Rotor Volgograd
3–0
Japan XI

Thailand
No playoffs
Thailand B
Year Final Third place match
Winner Score Runner-up Third place Score Fourth place
1996
(Details)

Romania
2–1
Denmark

Thailand
5–2
Finland
1997
(Details)

Sweden (Scandinavian leagues)
2–0
Thailand

Japan XI
3–1
Romania
1998
(Details)

South Korea
6–5
(pens)

Egypt

Denmark B
3–0
Thailand
1999
(Details)

Brazil U-20
7–1
North Korea

Thailand
3–1
Hungarian League XI
2000
(Details)

Thailand
5–1
Finland

Brazil U-17
1–0
Estonia
2001
(Details)

Sweden (Scandinavian leagues)
3–0
China PR

Thailand
2–0
Qatar
2002
(Details)

North Korea
4–3
(pens)

Thailand

Qatar
2–0
Singapore
2003
(Details)

Sweden (Scandinavian leagues)
4–0
North Korea

Thailand
3–1
Qatar
2004
(Details)

Slovakia
1–1
5-4 (pens)

Thailand

Hungary
5–0
Estonia
2005
(Details)

Latvia
2–1
North Korea

Thailand
No playoffs
Oman
2006
(Details)

Thailand
3–1
Vietnam

Kazakhstan
No playoffs
Singapore
2007
(Details)

Thailand
1–0
Iraq B[2]

North Korea
No playoffs
Uzbekistan
2008 Not held
2009
(Details)

Denmark League XI
2–2
5–3 (pens)

Thailand

Lebanon
1–0
North Korea
2010
(Details)

Denmark
No playoffs
Poland

Thailand
No playoffs
Singapore
2011 Not held
2012
(Details)

South Korea U-23
No playoffs Denmark
Denmark League XI

Norway
No playoffs
Thailand
Year Final Third place shared
Winner Score Runner-up Co-Third place Score Co-Third place
2013
(Details)

Sweden (Scandinavian leagues)
3–0
Finland (Scandinavian leagues)

Thailand
2–2
North Korea
Year Final Third place match
Winner Score Runner-up Third place Score Fourth place
2014 Not held
2015
(Details)

South Korea U-23
No playoffs
Thailand

Uzbekistan U-23
No playoffs
Honduras U-20
2016
(Details)

Thailand
2–0
Jordan

Syria
1–0
United Arab Emirates
2017
(Details)

Thailand
5–4
(pens)
Belarus
Belarus League

Burkina Faso
7–6
(pens)

North Korea
2018
(Details)

Teams' achievements[edit]

Team Winners Runners-up Third-place Fourth-place
 Thailand 15 (1976*, 1979, 1980*, 1981, 1982, 1984, 1989, 1990, 1992, 1994, 2000, 2006, 2007, 2016, 2017) 11 (1970, 1971, 1972, 1974, 1993, 1997, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2009, 2015) 15 (1968, 1973, 1975, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1991, 1995**, 1996, 1999, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2010, 2013**) 5 (1977, 1978, 1994, 1998, 2012)
 South Korea 7 (1969, 1970, 1971, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1998) 1 (1982) 2 (1972**, 1976)
 Malaysia 4 (1972, 1976*, 1977*, 1978) 1 (1973) 1 (1974) 2 (1968, 1975)
 North Korea 3 (1986, 1987, 2002) 3 (1999, 2003, 2005) 2 (2007, 2013**) 2 (2012, 2017)
 Sweden1 3 (2001, 2003, 2013)
 South Korea U-23 2 (2012, 2015)
Soviet Union Russia FC Rotor Volgograd 1 (1995) 3 (1989, 1990, 1991) 1 (1994)
 Indonesia 1 (1968) 2 (1969, 1984) 3 (1970, 1971, 1987)
 China PR 1 (1993) 1 (2001) 1 (1980**) 1 (1989)
South Korea South Korea B 1 (1977*) 1 (1979) 1 (1978)
Denmark Denmark League XI 1 (2009) 1 (2012)
 Denmark 1 (2010) 1 (1996)
 Thailand B 1 (1994) 5 (1979**, 1980**, 1982, 1992, 1995**) 1 (1976)
 Romania 1 (1996) 1 (1997)
South Korea South Korea Army 1 (1980)
 Denmark Olympics 1 (1988)
 China PR Olympics 1 (1991)
 Brazil U-20 1 (1999)
 Slovakia 1 (2004)
 Latvia 1 (2005)
 Burma 2 (1968, 1975) 1 (1973)
 Finland1 2 (2000, 2013) 1 (1996)
 Singapore 1 (1978) 2 (1972**, 1979**) 3 (1982, 2002, 2010)
 Japan XI 1 (1995) 1 (1997)
North Korea North Korean Army 1 (1981)
Denmark AGF Aarhus 1 (1986)
South Korea POSCO Atoms 1 (1987)
Austria FC Swarovski Tirol 1 (1988)
Germany FC Berlin 1 (1992)
Germany Westfalia Amateurs 1 (1994)
 Egypt 1 (1998)
 Vietnam 1 (2006)
 Iraq B 1 (2007)
 Poland 1 (2010)
 Jordan 1 (2016)
Belarus Belarus League 1 (2017)
 South Vietnam 2 (1969, 1971)
 Qatar 1 (2002) 2 (2001, 2003)
 India 1 (1977)
Poland Polonia Warszawa 1 (1981)
Australia Western Australia 1 (1984)
South Korea Lucky-Goldstar FC 1 (1989)
South Korea Yukong Elephants 1 (1990)
South Korea South Korea Semi-professional XI 1 (1993)
 Brazil U-17 1 (2000)
 Hungary 1 (2004)
 Kazakhstan 1 (2006)
 Lebanon 1 (2009)
 Norway 1 (2012)
 Uzbekistan Olympics 1 (2015)
 Syria 1 (2016)
 Burkina Faso 1 (2017)
China August 1 2 (1981, 1986)
 Thailand Olympics 2 (1991, 1993)
 Estonia 2 (2000, 2004)
 Laos 1 (1969)
 Khmer Republic 1 (1974)
England Liverpool Amateur 1 (1984)
 USSR XI 1 (1988)
China Shanghai 1 (1990)
China Tianjin 1 (1992)
 Hungarian League XI 1 (1999)
 Oman 1 (2005)
 Uzbekistan 1 (2007)
 Honduras U-20 1 (2015)
 United Arab Emirates 1 (2016)

*/** Trophy shared or place shared
1 Sweden and Finland represented players from Scandinavian leagues only

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ หน้า 12 ธ สถิตในดวงใจนิรันดร์, พระราชาแห่งฟุตบอลสยาม โดย ชาย ซีโฮ่. คมชัดลึกปีที่ 17 ฉบับที่ 5830: วันอังคารที่ 17 ตุลาคม พ.ศ. 2560 (in Thai)
  2. ^ Arbil FC played as Iraq's B-Team

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