AFC Asian Cup Past Winners

AFC Asian Cup Past Champions

Past Winners of the Asian Cup
Year Hosts Winners
2015    
2011 Qatar Japan 1–0 aet (Champion), Australia (Runnerup)
2007 Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam Iraq 1 - 0 Saudi Arabia
2004 China Japan 3 - 1 China
2000 Lebanon Japan 1 - 0 Saudi Arabia
1996 UAE Saudi Arabia 0 - 0 UAE (4-2 Pens)
1992 Japan Japan 1 - 0 Saudi Arabia
1988 Qatar Saudi Arabia 0 - 0 South Korea(4-3 Pens)
1984 Singapore Saudi Arabia 2 - 0 China
1980 Kuwait Kuwait 3 - 0 South Korea
1976 Iran Iran 1 - 0 Kuwait
1972 Thailand Iran 2 - 1 South Korea
1968 Iran Iran (League Format)
1964 Israel Israel (League Format)
1960 South Korea South_Korea (League Format)
1956 Hong Kong South_Korea (League Format)

AFC Asian Cup Most Successful National Teams

Team Champions Runners-Up Third-Place Fourth-Place
Japan 4 (1992*, 2000, 2004, 2011) - - 1 (2007)
Saudi Arabia 3 (1984, 1988, 1996) 3 (1992, 2000, 2007) - -
Iran 3 (1968*, 1972, 1976*) - 4 (1980, 1988, 1996, 2004) 1 (1984)
South Korea 2 (1956, 1960*) 3 (1972, 1980, 1988) 4 (1964, 2000, 2007, 2011) -
Israel 1 (1964*) 2 (1956, 1960) 1 (1968) -
Kuwait 1 (1980*) 1 (1976) 1 (1984) 1 (1996)
Iraq 1 (2007) - - 1 (1976)
China PR - 2 (1984, 2004*) 2 (1992, 1976) 2 (1988, 2000)
United Arab Emirates - 1 (1996*) - 1 (1992)
India - 1 (1964) - -
Myanmar ^ - 1 (1968) - -
Australia - 1 (2011) - -
Hong Kong - - 1 (1956*) 1 (1964)
Chinese Taipei - - 1 (1960) 1 (1968)
Thailand - - 1 (1972*) -
South Vietnam - - - 2 (1956, 1960)
Cambodia ^^ - - - 1 (1972)
North Korea - - - 1 (1980)
Bahrain - - - 1 (2004)
Uzbekistan - - - 1 (2011)

Notes

  • * as hosts
  • # Israel was expelled from the AFC in the early 1970s and eventually became a member of UEFA.
  • ^ Formerly Burma.
  • ^^ Formerly Khmer Republic.

AFC Asian Cup Results of Host Nations

Year Host nation Finish
1956 Hong Kong Third Place
1960 South Korea Champions
1964 Israel Champions
1968 Iran Champions
1972 Thailand Third Place
1976 Iran Champions
1980 Kuwait Champions
1984 Singapore Group Stage
1988 Qatar Group Stage
1992 Japan Champions
1996 United Arab Emirates Runners-up
2000 Lebanon Group Stage
2004 China PR Runners-up
2007 Vietnam Quarter-Final
Indonesia Group Stage
Thailand Group Stage
Malaysia Group Stage
2011 Qatar Quarter-Final
2015 Australia To be decided

AFC Asian Cup Results of Defending Champions

Year Defending Champions Finish
1956
1960 South Korea Champions
1964 South Korea Third Place
1968 Israel Third Place
1972 Iran Champions
1976 Iran Champions
1980 Iran Third Place
1984 Kuwait Third Place
1988 Saudi Arabia Champions
1992 Saudi Arabia Runners-up
1996 Japan Quarter-Final
2000 Saudi Arabia Runners-up
2004 Japan Champions
2007 Japan Fourth Place
2011 Iraq Quarter-Final
2015 Japan  

Best Performances by Region in AFC Asian Cup

Federation (Region) Best Performance
WAFF (West Asia) 9 titles, won by Saudi Arabia (3), Iran (3), Kuwait (1), Iraq (1), Israel (1)
EAFF (East Asia) 6 titles, won by Japan (4), Korea Republic (2)
AFF (Southeast Asia) Runner-up (Myanmar, 1968), Runner-up (Australia, 2011)
SAFF (Central and South Asia) Runner-up (India, 1964)