|Number of teams||16|
|Most successful team(s)|
The AFC U-16 Championship is a football competition, organised by the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) held once every two years for Asian under-16 teams that also serves as a qualification tournament for the FIFA U-17 World Cup. The top 4 countries qualify to participate in the FIFA U-17 World Cup. Until 2006 it was held as an under-17 tournament. The AFC have proposed switching back to an under-17 tournament starting from 2023.
The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) is the governing body of association football in Asia and Australia. It has 47 member countries, mostly located on the Asian and Australian continent, but excludes the transcontinental countries with territory in both Europe and Asia – Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Russia, and Turkey – which are instead members of UEFA. Three other states located geographically along the western fringe of Asia – Cyprus, Armenia and Israel – are also UEFA members. On the other hand, Australia, formerly in the OFC, joined the Asian Football Confederation in 2006, and the Oceanian island of Guam, a territory of the United States, is also a member of AFC, in addition to Northern Mariana Islands, one of the Two Commonwealths of the United States. Hong Kong and Macau, although not independent countries, are also members of the AFC.
The FIFA U-17 World Cup, founded as the FIFA U-16 World Championship, later changed to its current name in 2007, is the world championship of association football for male players under the age of 17 organized by Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA).
|Year||Host||Final||Third Place Match|
|Champions||Score||Runners-up||Third place||Score||Fourth place|
(4–3 p )
(5–4 p )
(4–3 p )
United Arab Emirates
United Arab Emirates
(8–7 p )
|1–0 ( a.e.t. )|
(4–1 p )
(3–2 p )
United Arab Emirates
(5–3 p )
|4–2 ( a.e.t. )|
(5–4 p )
|Year||Host||Final||Losing semi-finalists( 1 )|
(3–1 p )
(4–3 p )
|Team||Champions||Runners-up||Third place||Fourth place||Semi-finalists||Total (Top 4)|
|3 (1994, 2006, 2018)||1 (2012)||1 (2000)||1 (1996)||3 (2008, 2010, 2016)||9|
|2 (2010, 2014)||2 (2004, 2006)||-||2 (1986, 1992)||1 (2016)||7|
|2 (1986, 2002)||2 (2008, 2014)||-||1 (1998)||1 (2018)||6|
|2 (1992, 2004)||-||3 (1988, 1990, 2002)||-||-||5|
|2 (1985, 1988)||-||2 (1986, 1992)||-||-||4|
|2 (1996, 2000)||-||1 (1994)||-||-||3|
|1 (1990)||5 (1985, 1986, 1992, 1994, 1998)||1 (2004)||-||-||7|
|1 (2008)||2 (2000, 2016)||-||1 (2004)||1 (2012)||5|
|1 (1998)||1 (1996)||-||1 (1985)||-||3|
|1 (2012)||1 (2010)||-||1 (2002)||-||3|
|1 (2016)||-||1 (1985)||1 (1988)||1 (2012)||4|
|-||1 (1988)||2 (1996, 1998)||1 (1994)||-||4|
|-||1 (2018)||1 (2006)||-||-||2|
|-||1 (1990)||-||-||1 (2008)||2|
|-||-||-||1 (2006)||1 (2014)||2|
|-||-||-||-||3 (2010, 2014, 2018)||3|
|Total (18 editions)||18||18||12||12||12||72|
|Part of Soviet Union||R2||q||2|
|Part of Soviet Union||QF||R2||2|
|Part of South Yemen||R1||1|
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