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Asian Cup Winners, Runners-up List

AFC Asian Cup is one of the prestigious international football tournament that takes place in every four years span. Asia’s footballing nations compete in the competition to become champion of Asia. First Asian Cup was played in 1956 which was hosted at Hong Kong and won by South Korea.

AFC Asian Cup Winners trophy

AFC Asian Cup Winners trophy

Sixteen editions of Asian Cup have been concluded successfully and 17th is scheduled for United Arab Emirates in 2019. Japan is the most successful Asian team as they won four titles. Meanwhile Saudi Arabia and Iran also became Asian Cup champions thrice each.

Let’s have a look at the winners of AFC Asian Cup along with runners-up, final score and hosts.

Asian Cup Winners

YEAR HOST WINNER RUNNER-UP FINAL SCORE
1956 Hong Kong South Korea Israel Winner decided in round robin
1960 South Korea South Korea Israel Winner decided in round robin
1964 Israel Israel India Winner decided in round robin
1968 Iran Iran Burma Winner decided in round robin
1972 Thailand Iran South Korea 2-1
1976 Iran Iran Kuwait 1-0
1980 Kuwait Kuwait South Korea 3-0
1984 Singapore Saudi Arabia China PR 2-0
1988 Qatar Saudi Arabia South Korea 0-0 [4-3 in Penalties]
1992 Japan Japan Saudi Arabia 1-0
1996 UAE Saudi Arabia UAE 0-0 [4-2 in Penalties]
2000 Lebanon Japan Saudi Arabia 1-0
2004 China Japan China PR 3-1
2007 Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam Iraq Saudi Arabia 1-0
2011 Qatar Japan Australia 1-0
2015 Australia Australia South Korea 2-1
2019 UAE TBC TBC TBC

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