Sultan Azlan Shah Cup

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The Sultan Azlan Shah Cup
Most recent season or competition:
2019 Sultan Azlan Shah Cup
SportField hockey
Founded1983
AdministratorMalaysian Hockey Confederation
International Hockey Federation
No. of teams6
Most recent
champion(s)
 South Korea (3rd title)
Most titles Australia (10 titles)
Official websitewww.azlanshahcup.my

The Sultan Azlan Shah Cup is an annual international men's field hockey tournament held in Malaysia. It began in 1983 as a biennial contest. The tournament became an annual event after 1998, following its growth and popularity. The tournament is named after the ninth Yang di-Pertuan Agong (King) of Malaysia, Sultan Azlan Shah, an avid fan of field hockey.[citation needed]

Summaries[edit]

Year Host Teams Final Third place match
Winner Score Runner-up Third place Score Fourth place
1983
Details
Kuala Lumpur 5
Australia
1–0
Pakistan

India

Malaysia
1985
Details
Ipoh 4
India

Malaysia

Pakistan

Spain
1987
Details
6
West Germany

Pakistan

England

Malaysia
1991
Details
6
India
no play-off
Pakistan

Soviet Union
no play-off
New Zealand
1994
Details
Penang 5
England
2–2
(5–3 pen)

Pakistan

Australia
4–0
Malaysia
1995
Details
Kuala Lumpur 6
India
2–2
(5–4 pen)

Germany

New Zealand
3–1
Canada
1996
Details
Ipoh 6
South Korea
0–0
(4–2 pen)

Australia

Malaysia
2–2
(4–3 pen)

Great Britain
1998
Details
6
Australia
1–1
(10–9 pen)

Germany

South Korea
1–0
New Zealand
1999
Details
Kuala Lumpur 6
Pakistan
3–1
South Korea

Germany
3–2
Canada
2000
Details
7
Pakistan
1–0
South Korea

India
4–1
Malaysia
2001
Details
7
Germany
3–2
South Korea

Australia
4–3
Pakistan
2003
Details
5
Pakistan
1–0
Germany

New Zealand
3–2
South Korea
2004
Details
7
Australia
4–3
Pakistan

South Korea
6–5
Germany
2005
Details
7
Australia
4–3
South Korea

Pakistan
4–2
New Zealand
2006
Details
8
Netherlands
6–2
Australia

India
3–2
New Zealand
2007
Details
Ipoh 8
Australia
3–1
Malaysia

India
1–0
South Korea
2008
Details
7
Argentina
2–1
India

New Zealand
2–1
Pakistan
2009
Details
5
India
3–1
Malaysia

New Zealand
2–1
Pakistan
2010
Details
7
India

&

South Korea

shared*
0–0
(match abandoned)

Australia
5–3
Malaysia
2011
Details
7
Australia
3–2 (a.e.t)
Pakistan

Great Britain
4–2
New Zealand
2012
Details
7
New Zealand
1–0
Argentina

India
3–1
Great Britain
2013
Details
6
Australia
3–2
Malaysia

South Korea
2–1
New Zealand
2014
Details
6
Australia
8–3
Malaysia

South Korea
3–2
China
2015
Details
6
New Zealand
2–2
(3–1 pen)

Australia

India
2–2
(4–1 pen)

South Korea
2016
Details
7
Australia
4–0
India

New Zealand
3–3
(5–4 pen)

Malaysia
2017
Details
6
Great Britain
4–3
Australia

India
4–0
New Zealand
2018
Details
6
Australia
2–1
England

Argentina
3–2
Malaysia
2019
Details
6
South Korea
1–1
(4–2 pen)

India

Malaysia
4–2
Canada

Successful national teams[edit]

Below is a list of teams that have finished in the top four positions in the tournament:

Team Winners Runners-up Third place Fourth place
 Australia 10 (1983, 1998, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2016, 2018) 4 (1996, 2006, 2015, 2017) 3 (1994, 2001, 2010)
 India 4 (1985, 1991, 1995, 2009) + 1 shared (2010) 3 (2008, 2016, 2019) 7 (1983, 2000, 2006, 2007, 2012, 2015, 2017)
 Pakistan 3 (1999, 2000, 2003) 6 (1983, 1987, 1991, 1994, 2004, 2011) 2 (1985, 2005) 3 (2001, 2008, 2009)
 South Korea 2 (1996, 2019) + 1 shared (2010) 4 (1999, 2000, 2001, 2005) 4 (1998, 2004, 2013, 2014) 3 (2003, 2007, 2015)
 Germany[a] 2 (1987, 2001) 3 (1995,1998, 2003) 1 (1999) 1 (2004)
 New Zealand 2 (2012, 2015) 5 (1995, 2003, 2008, 2009, 2016) 7 (1997, 1998, 2005, 2006, 2011, 2013, 2017)
 Great Britain[b] 2 (1994*, 2017) 1 (2018*) 2 (1987*, 2011) 2 (1996, 2012)
 Argentina 1 (2008) 1 (2012) 1 (2018)
 Netherlands 1 (2006)
 Malaysia 5 (1985, 2007, 2009, 2013, 2014) 2 (1996, 2019) 7 (1983, 1987, 1994, 2000, 2010, 2016, 2018)
 Soviet Union 1 (1991)
 Canada 3 (1995, 1999, 2019)
 Spain 1 (1985)
 China 1 (2014)
* = Played as England in those tournaments

Team appearances[edit]

Team 83 85 87 91 94 95 96 98 99 00 01 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 Total
 Argentina 7th 5th 1st 2nd 3rd 5
 Australia 1st 3rd 2nd 1st 3rd 1st 1st 2nd 1st 3rd 1st 1st 1st 2nd 1st 2nd 1st 17
 Belgium 6th 1
 Canada 4th 4th 7th 8th 5th 5th 5th 6th 4th 9
 China 7th 6th 4th 3
 Egypt 5th 7th 2
 Germany[a] 1st 2nd 2nd 3rd 5th 1st 2nd 4th 8
 Great Britain[b] 3rd 1st 4th 5th 6th 3rd 4th 1st 2nd 9
 India 3rd 1st 1st 1st 5th 3rd 5th 7th 5th 3rd 3rd 2nd 1st 1st 6th 3rd 5th 3rd 2nd 3rd 5th 2nd 22
 Ireland 6th 1
 Japan 6th 7th 6th 5th 4
 Malaysia 4th 2nd 4th 5th 4th 6th 3rd 6th 5th 4th 7th 5th 6th 6th 8th 2nd 7th 2nd 4th 7th 6th 2nd 2nd 6th 4th 5th 4th 3rd 28
 Netherlands 6th 1st 2
 New Zealand 5th 4th 3rd 4th 6th 6th 3rd 4th 4th 3rd 3rd 4th 1st 4th 1st 3rd 4th 17
 Pakistan 2nd 3rd 2nd 2nd 2nd 1st 1st 4th 1st 2nd 3rd 5th 6th 4th 4th 5th 2nd 7th 6th 5th 20
 Poland 6th 1
 South Africa 7th 6th 2
 South Korea 5th 6th 5th 1st 3rd 2nd 2nd 2nd 4th 3rd 2nd 6th 4th 1st 5th 5th 3rd 3rd 4th 1st 20
 Soviet Union 3rd Defunct 1
 Spain 4th 5th 5th 3
Total 5 4 6 6 5 6 6 6 6 7 7 5 7 7 8 8 7 5 7 7 7 6 6 6 7 6 6 6

Performance by continental zones[edit]

Zone Best performance
Oceania 12 titles, won by Australia (10) and New Zealand (2)
Asia 10 titles, won by the India (4), Pakistan (3), South Korea (2) and (1) shared between India & South Korea
Europe 5 titles, won by Germany (2), Great Britain (2) and Netherlands (1)
Americas 1 title, won by Argentina
Africa Fifth place, achieved by Egypt

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b Includes results representing West Germany until 1990
  2. ^ a b Includes results representing England

External links[edit]