|Founded||2012 (as AFC U-22 Championship)|
|Number of teams||16|
|Most successful team(s)|
(1 title each)
The AFC U-23 Championship (also known as the AFC U-23 Asian Cup)is an international football tournament held by the Asian Football Confederation (AFC). The first edition was initially set to be held in 2013 and its qualification matches in 2012, but the finals tournament was postponed to be played in January 2014 due to the 2013 EAFF East Asian Cup.
The tournament is held every two years. The Olympic year tournaments, such in 2016 and 2020, are doubled as the Olympic's AFC qualifiers, from which the top 3 teams qualified to its football tournament.The 2016 edition took place in January 2016. The tournament was also renamed from the "AFC U-22 Championship" to the "AFC U-23 Championship".
The overview of the competition format in the 2016 tournament was as follows:
In addition, players would be ineligible for participating in the AFC U-16 Championship if they participated in a higher age group competition (this tournament or the AFC U-19 Championship), though in reality it is rarely enforced.
|Edition||Year||Hosts||Final||Third place match|
|Champions||Score||Runners-up||Third place||Score||Fourth place|
|0–0( a.e.t. )|
3–2( p )
| 2–1 |
| 1–0 |
|Team||Champions||Runners-up||Third place||Fourth place||Total (Top 4)|
|1 (2020)||1 (2016)||–||2 (2013, 2018)||4|
|1 (2013)||–||1 (2016)||–||2|
|1 (2018)||–||–||1 (2020)||2|
|–||2 (2013, 2020)||–||–||2|
|–||–||1 (2018)||1 (2016)*||2|
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