AFF Championship

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AFF Championship
Founded1996;24 years ago (1996)
Region AFF (Southeast Asia)
Number of teams10 (finals)
11 (eligible to enter qualification)
Current championsFlag of Vietnam.svg  Vietnam
(2nd title)
Most successful team(s)Flag of Thailand.svg  Thailand
(5 titles)
Website affsuzukicup.com
Soccerball current event.svg 2018 AFF Championship

The AFF Championship (known formally as the ASEAN Football Federation Championship) is a biennial international association football competition, contested by the men's national teams of the member of ASEAN Football Federation (AFF), determining the sub-continental champion of Southeast Asia.

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It was founded as the Tiger Cup after Singapore-based Asia Pacific Breweries, makers of Tiger Beer, sponsored the competition from its inauguration in 1996 until the 2004 edition. After Asia Pacific Breweries withdrew as title sponsors, the competition was known as the AFF Championship for the 2007 edition. From 2008, Japanese auto-company Suzuki bought the naming rights for the competition, and the competition has therefore been named the AFF Suzuki Cup for sponsorship reasons.

The winner of the AFF Championship qualifies for the AFF–EAFF Champions Trophy.

The 12 AFF Championship tournaments have been won by four national teams; Thailand have won five titles, Singapore has four titles, Vietnam has two titles and Malaysia with one title.

The most recent championship in 2018, was won by Vietnam, who beat Malaysia 3–2 on aggregate in the final.

History

The first ASEAN Championship took place in 1996 with the six founding members of ASEAN Federation competing with four nations being invited that came in that region. The final saw Thailand become the first champions of ASEAN as they defeated Malaysia 1-0 in Singapore. [1] The top four nations automatically qualified through to the finals in the following edition. This meant the other six nations had to compete in qualifying for the remaining four spots. Myanmar, Singapore, Laos and Philippines all made it through to the main tournament.

Organisation

Sports marketing, media and event management firm, Lagardère Sports has been involved in the tournament since the inaugural edition in 1996.

Between 1996 and 2006, Tiger Beer was the title sponsor. Suzuki Motors has been title sponsor of the tournament since 2008. [2]

Results

#YearHostFinalThird place play-off
ChampionsScoreRunners-up
1 1996 Flag of Singapore.svg  Singapore Flag of Thailand.svg
Thailand
1–0Flag of Malaysia.svg
Malaysia
Flag of Vietnam.svg
Vietnam
3–2Flag of Indonesia.svg
Indonesia
2 1998 Flag of Vietnam.svg  Vietnam Flag of Singapore.svg
Singapore
1–0Flag of Vietnam.svg
Vietnam
Flag of Indonesia.svg
Indonesia
3–3 aet
(5–4) pen
Flag of Thailand.svg
Thailand
3 2000 Flag of Thailand.svg  Thailand Flag of Thailand.svg
Thailand
4–1Flag of Indonesia.svg
Indonesia
Flag of Malaysia.svg
Malaysia
3–0Flag of Vietnam.svg
Vietnam
4 2002 Flag of Indonesia.svg  Indonesia
Flag of Singapore.svg  Singapore
Flag of Thailand.svg
Thailand
2–2 aet
(4–2) pen
Flag of Indonesia.svg
Indonesia
Flag of Vietnam.svg
Vietnam
2–1Flag of Malaysia.svg
Malaysia

From 2004, the knockout stage is played over two legs on a home-and-away format.

#YearGroup Stage HostFinalThird place play-off
ChampionsScoreRunners-up
5 2004/05 Flag of Malaysia.svg  Malaysia
Flag of Vietnam.svg  Vietnam
Flag of Singapore.svg
Singapore
3–1
2–1
Flag of Indonesia.svg
Indonesia
Flag of Malaysia.svg
Malaysia
2–1Flag of Myanmar (1974-2010).svg
Myanmar
won 5–2 on aggregate

Since the 2007 edition, there was no third place match. Hence, semi-finalists are listed in alphabetical order. Moreover, the away goals rule was initially not applied in the earlier tournaments, but only from the 2010 edition.

#YearGroup Stage HostFinalSemi-finalists
ChampionsScoreRunners-up
6 2007 Flag of Singapore.svg  Singapore
Flag of Thailand.svg  Thailand
Flag of Singapore.svg
Singapore
2–1
1–1
Flag of Thailand.svg
Thailand
Flag of Malaysia.svg  Malaysia and Flag of Vietnam.svg  Vietnam
won 3–2 on aggregate
7 2008 Flag of Indonesia.svg  Indonesia
Flag of Thailand.svg  Thailand
Flag of Vietnam.svg
Vietnam
2–1
1–1
Flag of Thailand.svg
Thailand
Flag of Indonesia.svg  Indonesia and Flag of Singapore.svg  Singapore
won 3–2 on aggregate
8 2010 Flag of Indonesia.svg  Indonesia
Flag of Vietnam.svg  Vietnam
Flag of Malaysia.svg
Malaysia
3–0
1–2
Flag of Indonesia.svg
Indonesia
Flag of the Philippines.svg  Philippines and Flag of Vietnam.svg  Vietnam
won 4–2 on aggregate
9 2012 Flag of Malaysia.svg  Malaysia
Flag of Thailand.svg  Thailand
Flag of Singapore.svg
Singapore
3–1
0–1
Flag of Thailand.svg
Thailand
Flag of Malaysia.svg  Malaysia and Flag of the Philippines.svg  Philippines
won 3–2 on aggregate
10 2014 Flag of Singapore.svg  Singapore
Flag of Vietnam.svg  Vietnam
Flag of Thailand.svg
Thailand
2–0
2–3
Flag of Malaysia.svg
Malaysia
Flag of the Philippines.svg  Philippines and Flag of Vietnam.svg  Vietnam
won 4–3 on aggregate
11 2016 Flag of Myanmar.svg  Myanmar
Flag of the Philippines.svg  Philippines
Flag of Thailand.svg
Thailand
1–2
2–0
Flag of Indonesia.svg
Indonesia
Flag of Myanmar.svg  Myanmar and Flag of Vietnam.svg  Vietnam
won 3–2 on aggregate

Starting with the 2018 edition, a new format was applied. The nine highest ranked teams would automatically qualify with the 10th and 11th ranked teams playing in a two-legged qualifier. The 10 teams were split in two groups of five and play a round robin system, with each team playing two home and two away fixtures. A draw was made to determine where the teams play while the format of the knockout round remained unchanged. [3]

#YearFinalSemi-finalists
ChampionsScoreRunners-up
12 2018 Flag of Vietnam.svg
Vietnam
2–2
1–0
Flag of Malaysia.svg
Malaysia
Flag of the Philippines.svg  Philippines and Flag of Thailand.svg  Thailand
won 3–2 on aggregate
13 2020

Performances by country

TeamChampionsRunners-upThird placeFourth placeSemi-finalistsTotal Top 4
Flag of Thailand.svg  Thailand 5 (1996, 2000, 2002, 2014, 2016)3 (2007, 2008, 2012)1 (1998)1 (2018)10
Flag of Singapore.svg  Singapore 4 (1998, 2004/05, 2007, 2012)1 (2008)5
Flag of Vietnam.svg  Vietnam 2 (2008, 2018)1 (1998)2 (1996, 2002)1 (2000)4 (2007, 2010, 2014, 2016)10
Flag of Malaysia.svg  Malaysia 1 (2010)3 (1996, 2014, 2018)2 (2000, 2004/05)1 (2002)2 (2007, 2012)9
Flag of Indonesia.svg  Indonesia 5 (2000, 2002, 2004/05, 2010, 2016)1 (1998)1 (1996)1 (2008)8
Flag of the Philippines.svg  Philippines 4 (2010, 2012, 2014, 2018)4
Flag of Myanmar.svg  Myanmar 1 (2004/05)1 (2016)2
Total1212551448

Participating nations

Team Flag of Singapore.svg
1996
(10)
Flag of Vietnam.svg
1998
(8)
Flag of Thailand.svg
2000
(9)
Flag of Indonesia.svg
Flag of Singapore.svg
2002
(9)
Flag of Malaysia.svg
Flag of Vietnam.svg
2004
(10)
Flag of Singapore.svg
Flag of Thailand.svg
2007
(8)
Flag of Indonesia.svg
Flag of Thailand.svg
2008
(8)
Flag of Indonesia.svg
Flag of Vietnam.svg
2010
(8)
Flag of Malaysia.svg
Flag of Thailand.svg
2012
(8)
Flag of Singapore.svg
Flag of Vietnam.svg
2014
(8)
Flag of Myanmar.svg
Flag of the Philippines.svg
2016
(8)
Infobox ASEAN flag.png
2018
(10)
Infobox ASEAN flag.png
2020
(10)
Total
Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia [note 1] Not an AFF member×××0
Flag of Brunei.svg  Brunei GS××××1
Flag of Cambodia.svg  Cambodia GSGSGSGSGSGSGS7
Flag of Indonesia.svg  Indonesia 4th3rd2nd2nd2ndGSSF2ndGSGS2ndGS12
Flag of Laos.svg  Laos GSGSGSGSGSGSGSGSGSGSGS11
Flag of Malaysia.svg  Malaysia 2ndGS3rd4th3rdSFGS1stSF2ndGS2nd12
Flag of Myanmar.svg  Myanmar GSGSGSGS4thGSGSGSGSGSSFGS12
Flag of the Philippines.svg  Philippines GSGSGSGSGSGSSFSFSFGSSF11
Flag of Singapore.svg  Singapore GS1stGSGS1st1stSFGS1stGSGSGS12
Flag of Thailand.svg  Thailand 1st4th1st1stGS2nd2ndGS2nd1st1stSF12
Flag of East Timor.svg  Timor-Leste Part of Indonesia×GSGS2
Flag of Vietnam.svg  Vietnam 3rd2nd4th3rdGSSF1stSFGSSFSF1st12
Legend

Notes

  1. Since joining the AFF in 2013, Australia has never competed in the AFF Championship. Australia has, however, competed in the EAFF Championship in 2013.

Awards

TournamentMost Valuable PlayerTop ScorerGoalsFair Play
1996 Flag of Malaysia.svg Zainal Abidin Hassan Flag of Thailand.svg Natipong Sritong-In 7Flag of Brunei.svg  Brunei
1998 Flag of Vietnam.svg Nguyễn Hồng Sơn Flag of Myanmar (1974-2010).svg Myo Hlaing Win 4Not Awarded
2000 Flag of Thailand.svg Kiatisuk Senamuang Flag of Indonesia.svg Gendut Doni Christiawan 5Flag of Malaysia.svg  Malaysia
Flag of Thailand.svg Worrawoot Srimaka
2002 Flag of Thailand.svg Therdsak Chaiman Flag of Indonesia.svg Bambang Pamungkas 8Not Awarded
2004 Flag of Singapore.svg Lionel Lewis Flag of Indonesia.svg Ilham Jaya Kesuma 7
2007 Flag of Singapore.svg Noh Alam Shah Flag of Singapore.svg Noh Alam Shah 10
2008 Flag of Vietnam.svg Dương Hồng Sơn Flag of Indonesia.svg Budi Sudarsono 4Flag of Thailand.svg  Thailand
Flag of Singapore.svg Agu Casmir
Flag of Thailand.svg Teerasil Dangda
2010 Flag of Indonesia.svg Firman Utina Flag of Malaysia.svg Safee Sali 5Flag of the Philippines.svg  Philippines
2012 Flag of Singapore.svg Shahril Ishak Flag of Thailand.svg Teerasil Dangda 5Flag of Malaysia.svg  Malaysia
2014 Flag of Thailand.svg Chanathip Songkrasin Flag of Malaysia.svg Safiq Rahim 6Flag of Vietnam.svg  Vietnam
2016 Flag of Thailand.svg Chanathip Songkrasin Flag of Thailand.svg Teerasil Dangda 6Flag of Thailand.svg  Thailand
2018 Flag of Vietnam.svg Nguyễn Quang Hải Flag of Thailand.svg Adisak Kraisorn 8Flag of Malaysia.svg  Malaysia

Overall top goalscorers

RankPlayerGoals
1 Flag of Singapore.svg Noh Alam Shah 17
2 Flag of Thailand.svg Teerasil Dangda 15
Flag of Thailand.svg Worrawoot Srimaka
Flag of Vietnam.svg Lê Công Vinh
5 Flag of Vietnam.svg Lê Huỳnh Đức 14
6 Flag of Indonesia.svg Kurniawan Dwi Yulianto 13
7 Flag of Indonesia.svg Bambang Pamungkas 12
Flag of Thailand.svg Kiatisuk Senamuang
9 Flag of Singapore.svg Agu Casmir 11
10 Flag of Singapore.svg Khairul Amri 10
Flag of Thailand.svg Adisak Kraisorn

All-time ranking table

As of 2018
RankTeamPartPldWDLFAGDPtsBest finish
1Flag of Thailand.svg  Thailand 127043161115188+63145Champions(1996, 2000, 2002, 2014, 2016)
2Flag of Vietnam.svg  Vietnam 126534171413672+64119Champions(2008, 2018)
3Flag of Indonesia.svg  Indonesia 1262311219157111+57105Runner-up(2000, 2002, 2004, 2010, 2016)
4Flag of Malaysia.svg  Malaysia 126528152211273+3999Champions(2010)
5Flag of Singapore.svg  Singapore 125628141410254+4898Champions(1998, 2004, 2007, 2012)
6Flag of Myanmar.svg  Myanmar 1242147215491-3749Semi-finalist (2004, 2016)
7Flag of the Philippines.svg  Philippines 114084283544–928Semi-finalist (2010, 2012, 2014, 2018)
8Flag of Laos.svg  Laos 1135253029141–12111Group stage (11 times)
9Flag of Cambodia.svg  Cambodia 72630232391–689Group stage (7 times)
10Flag of Brunei.svg  Brunei 14103115–143Group stage (1996)
11Flag of East Timor.svg  Timor-Leste 28008632–260Group stage (2004, 2018)

See also

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