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AFC Asian Cup Winners List Since 1956 to the Present

AFC Asian Cup Winners List: Check out the complete AFC Asian Cup winners list, spanning from 1956 to the present day. As we eagerly await of the 18th edition of AFC Asian Cup 2024 Qatar, let’s go through into the year-by-year breakdown of the AFC Asian Cup winners.

AFC Asian Cup

The AFC Asian Cup is held every four years, contested by the senior men’s national football teams from the Asian Football Confederation (AFC).

Throughout the years, Japan won the title four times, closely followed by Saudi Arabia and Iran with three victories each.

The tournament has seen the existence of two Asian Cup trophies since its inception in 1956 (68 years ago). The first trophy was used from 1956 to 2015, while the second one has been in use since 2019.

AFC Asian Cup 2024 Schedule: Check out the upcoming 18th edition of the AFC Asian Cup 2023! This time, the tournament will feature 24 national teams. However, the schedule has been modified due to the extremely hot summer weather and Qatar’s participation in the 2023 CONCACAF Gold Cup. As a result, the tournament has been rescheduled to occur between January 12th and February 10th, 2024.

Check out, AFC Asian Cup 2024 India’s Fixtures.

AFC Asian Cup Overview

Article NameAFC Asian Cup Winners List
TournamentAFC Asian Cup
OrganizerAsian Football Confederation (AFC)
AFC First Edition1956
AFC Latest Edition2023
RegionAsia and Oceania

AFC Asian Cup Winners List since 1956

AFC Asian Cup Winners List: Check out AFC Asian Cup Winners List from 1956 to the present in the table below:

32015AustraliaSouth KoreaUAEAustralia
42011JapanAustraliaSouth KoreaQatar
52007IraqSaudi ArabiaSouth KoreaIndonesia
72000JapanSaudi ArabiaSouth KoreaLebanon
81996Saudi ArabiaUAEIranUAE
91992JapanSaudi ArabiaChinaJapan
101988Saudi ArabiaSouth KoreaIranQatar
111984Saudi ArabiaChinaKuwaitSingapore
121980KuwaitSouth KoreaIranKuwait
141972IranSouth KoreaThailandThailand
161964IsraelIndiaSouth KoreaIsrael
171960South KoreaIsraelRepublic of ChinaSouth Korea
181956South KoreaIsraelHong KongHong Kong

AFC Asian Cup Highest Winning Title

2Saudi Arabia336
4South Korea24410
11United Arab Emirates123
14Chinese Taipei11
15Hong Kong11

AFC Asian Cup Awards

Currently, there are a total of 5 tournament awards and they are-

  1. Most Valuable Player
  2. Top Goalscorer
  3. Best Goalkeeper
  4. Team of the Tournament
  5. Fair Play Award

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AFC Asian Cup Winners List FAQs

1. Which nation won most AFC Asian Cup Winning Title?

Japan has the most AFC Asian Cup winning titles, with four win, followed by Saudi Arabia and Iran, with 3 titles each.

2. Who was first AFC Asian Cup Winner?

South Korea won the first AFC Asian Cup title defeating Hong Kong in 1956.

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