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AFC Asian Cup records and statistics

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AFC Asian Cup records and statistics

This is a list of records and statistics of the AFC Asian Cup and its qualification matches.

Contents

Most championships

4,  Japan (1992, 2000, 2004, 2011)

Most finishes in the top two

6,  Saudi Arabia (1984, 1988, 1992, 1996, 2000, 2007),  South Korea (1956, 1960, 1972, 1980, 1988, 2015)

Consecutive

Most consecutive championships
3,  Iran (1968-1976)
Most consecutive finishes in the top two
5,  Saudi Arabia (1984-2000)
Most consecutive finishes in the top four
6,  Iran (1968-1988)
Most consecutive finishes in the top eight
13  Iran (1968-2015)
Most consecutive finals tournaments
13,  Iran (1968-2015)

Gaps

Longest gap between successive titles
8 years,  Japan (1992-2000),  Saudi Arabia (1988-1996)
Longest gap between successive appearances in the top two
27 years,  South Korea (1988-2015)
Longest gap between successive appearances in the top four
31 years,  Iraq (1976-2007)
Longest gap between successive appearances in the top eight
11 years,  Qatar (2000-2011)
Longest gap between successive appearances in the Finals
27 years,  India (1984-2011)

Host team

Best finish by host team
Champion,  South Korea (1960),  Israel (1964),  Iran (1968, 1976),  Kuwait (1980),  Japan (1992),  Australia (2015)
Worst finish by host team
9th-16th position,  Indonesia (2007),  Malaysia (2007),  Thailand (2007)

Defending champion

Best finish by defending champion
Winners,  South Korea (1960),  Iran (1972, 1976),  Saudi Arabia (1988),  Japan (2004)
Worst finish by defending champion
Quarterfinalist,  Japan (1996, 2015),  Iraq (2011)

Debuting teams

Best finish by a debuting team
champion,  South Korea (1956),  Iran (1968),  Saudi Arabia (1984)

Other

Most finishes in the top two without ever being champion
2,  China PR (1984, 2004)
Most finishes in the top four without ever being champion
6,  China PR (1976, 1984, 1988, 1992, 2000, 2004)
Most finishes in the top eight without ever being champion
8,  China PR (1976, 1984, 1988, 1992, 1996, 2000, 2004, 2015)
Most appearances in Finals without ever being champion
11,  China PR (1976, 1980, 1984, 1988, 1992, 1996, 2000, 2004, 2007, 2011, 2015)
Most appearances in Finals without being champion
11,  China PR (1976, 1980, 1984, 1988, 1992, 1996, 2000, 2004, 2007, 2011, 2015),  South Korea (1964, 1972, 1980, 1984, 1988, 1996, 2000, 2004, 2007, 2011, 2015)
Most finishes in the top four without ever finishing in the top two
2,  South Vietnam (1956, 1960)
Most finishes in the top eight without ever finishing in the top two
4  Uzbekistan (2004, 2007, 2011, 2015)
Most appearances in Finals without ever finishing in the top two
9  Qatar (1980, 1984, 1988, 1992, 2000, 2004, 2007, 2011, 2015)
Most finishes in the top eight without ever finishing in the top four
3  Qatar (1992, 2000, 2011)
Most appearances in Finals without ever finishing in the top four
9  Qatar (1980, 1984, 1988, 1992, 2000, 2004, 2007, 2011, 2015)

All time

Most matches played
62,  Iran,  South Korea
Most wins
37,  Iran
Most losses
18,  China PR
Most draws
18,  Iran
Most goals scored
119,  Iran
Most goals conceded
62,  South Korea
Fewest goals scored
1,  Palestine
Fewest goals conceded
4,  Singapore,  Myanmar

Participating nations

Legend
  • 1st – Champions
  • 2nd – Runners-up
  • 3rd – Third place
  • 4th – Fourth place
  • QF – Quarter Finals
  • GS – Group stage
  • q – Qualified
  •     — Hosts
  • All-time table

    (as of 2015 competition)

    Hat-tricks

    A hat-trick is achieved when the same player scores three or more goals in one match. Listed in chronological order.

    Most tournaments appeared in

    The tabulated below is the players who had appeared more than three times in the history of tournament:

    Most tournaments scored in

    Most tournaments scored in
    4, Younis Mahmoud,  Iraq (2004, 2007, 2011, 2015)
    Most consecutive tournaments scored in
    4, Younis Mahmoud,  Iraq (2004, 2007, 2011, 2015)

    Penalty shoot-outs

    For teams played two or more

  •  Saudi Arabia 4–0 (100%)
  •  Iraq 3–0 (100%)
  •  China PR 2–1 (67%)
  •  Japan 3–2 (60%)
  •  Kuwait 1–1 (50%)
  •  Thailand 1–1 (50%)
  •  South Korea 3–4 (43%)
  •  United Arab Emirates 1–2 (33%)
  •  Iran 2–6 (25%)
  • For teams played one

  •  Bahrain 1–0 (100%)
  •  Australia 0–1 (0%)
  •  Cambodia 0–1 (0%)
  •  Jordan 0–1 (0%)
  •  Uzbekistan 0–1 (0%)
  • Score

  • Most goals scored in one match, one team: Iran 8–0 South Yemen in 1976
  • Most goals scored in one match, both teams: Japan 8–1 Uzbekistan in 2000
  • References

    AFC Asian Cup records and statistics Wikipedia


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