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1956 AFC Asian Cup

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Host country  Hong Kong
Runners-up  Israel
Matches played  6
Top scorer  Nahum Stelmach
Attendance  136,000
Venue(s)  1 (in 1 host city)
Fourth place  South Vietnam
Dates  1 Sep 1956 – 15 Sep 1956
Teams  4
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Champions  South Korea (1st title)
Champion  South Korea national football team
Third place  Hong Kong national football team
Similar  2014 AFC Challenge Cup, 2015 AFC Asian Cup Final, 2011 AFC Asian Cup Final, 2001 FIFA Confederations Cup, 1970 FIFA World Cup

The 1956 AFC Asian Cup was the inaugural tournament of the AFC Asian Cup. The final tournament was held in Hong Kong from 1 September to 15 September 1956. It was won by South Korea.



  •  Hong Kong (as hosts)
  •  South Vietnam (winner central zone)
  •  South Korea (winner eastern zone)
  •  Israel (winner western zone)
  • Results

    All times are Hong Kong Time (UTC+8)


    With four goals, Nahum Stelmach is the top scorer in the tournament. In total, 27 goals were scored by 15 different players, with none of them credited as own goal.


    1956 AFC Asian Cup Wikipedia

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