AFF Championship

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AFF Championship
Founded1996;23 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.

Association football team field sport

Association football, more commonly known as football or soccer, is a team sport played with a spherical ball between two teams of eleven players. It is played by 250 million players in over 200 countries and dependencies, making it the world's most popular sport. The game is played on a rectangular field called a pitch with a goal at each end. The object of the game is to score by moving the ball beyond the goal line into the opposing goal.

ASEAN Football Federation

The ASEAN Football Federation (AFF) is a smaller organisation within the greater Asian Football Confederation, and centres on Southeast Asia, founded in 1984 by the nations of Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore and Thailand. ASEAN stands for Association of South East Asian Nations, although the AFF also includes East Timor and Australia, which are not members of ASEAN.

Southeast Asia Subregion of Asia

Southeast Asia or Southeastern Asia is a subregion of Asia, consisting of the countries that are geographically south of Japan, Korea and China, east of India, west of Papua New Guinea, and north of Australia. Southeast Asia is bordered to the north by East Asia, to the west by South Asia and the Bay of Bengal, to the east by Oceania and the Pacific Ocean, and to the south by Australia and the Indian Ocean. The region is the only part of Asia that lies partly within the Southern Hemisphere, although the majority of it is in the Northern Hemisphere. In contemporary definition, Southeast Asia consists of two geographic regions:

  1. Mainland Southeast Asia, also known historically as Indochina, comprising parts of Northeast India, Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Thailand, Myanmar, and West Malaysia.
  2. Maritime Southeast Asia, also known historically as Nusantara, the East Indies and Malay Archipelago, comprises the Andaman and Nicobar Islands of India, Indonesia, East Malaysia, Singapore, Philippines, East Timor, Brunei, Christmas Island, and the Cocos (Keeling) Islands. Taiwan is also included in this grouping by many anthropologists.

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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.

Singapore Republic in Southeast Asia

Singapore, officially the Republic of Singapore, is an island city-state in Southeast Asia. It lies one degree north of the equator, at the southern tip of the Malay Peninsula, with Indonesia's Riau Islands to the south and Peninsular Malaysia to the north. Singapore's territory consists of one main island along with 62 other islets. Since independence, extensive land reclamation has increased its total size by 23%. The country is known for its transition from a developing to a developed one in a single generation under the leadership of its founder Lee Kuan Yew.

1996 AFF Championship Piala Tiger 1996

The 1996 AFF Championship, sponsored by Asia Pacific Breweries and officially known as the 1996 Tiger Cup, was the inaugural edition of the AFF Championship. It was hosted by Singapore from 1 to 15 September 1996 with all 10 nations of Southeast Asia taking part, four of which were invitees.

The 2004/2005 AFF Championship, officially known as the 2004/2005 Tiger Cup, was the 5th edition of the AFF Championship, was jointly hosted by Vietnam and Malaysia from 7 December to 16 January 2005 and participated by the national football teams of Southeast Asia.

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

The AFF–EAFF Champions Trophy is a biennial football match organised by ASEAN Football Federation (AFF) and East Asian Football Federation (EAFF) and contested by the reigning champions of the two main Asian international football competitions, the AFF Championship and the EAFF E-1 Football Championship. It takes place during the FIFA international match window.

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.

Thailand national football team mens national association football team representing Thailand

The Thailand national football team represents Thailand in international men's association football. Officially nicknamed the War Elephants, the team is controlled by the governing body for football in Thailand, Football Association of Thailand, which is a member of the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) and the regional ASEAN Football Federation (AFF).

Singapore national football team national association football team

The Singapore national football team is the association football national team of the city-state of Singapore. It is organised by the Football Association of Singapore (FAS).

Vietnam national football team National association football team

The Vietnam national football team is the national football team representing Vietnam in international football competitions and is managed by the Vietnam Football Federation (VFF).

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

2018 AFF Championship

The 2018 AFF Championship was the 12th edition of the AFF Championship, the football championship of nations affiliated to the ASEAN Football Federation (AFF), and the 6th under the name AFF Suzuki Cup.

Malaysia national football team national team of Malaysia

The Malaysia national football team is the national association football team of Malaysia and is controlled by the Football Association of Malaysia (FAM). The national team was founded in 1963 Merdeka Tournament one month before the establishment of the Malaysian Federation. Malaysia national football team is recognised by FIFA as the successor of the defunct Malaya national football team. The Malaysian team is nicknamed Harimau Malaya in reference of the Malayan tiger.

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. [1]

Results

#YearHostFinalThird Place Match
ChampionsScoreRunners-upThird PlaceScoreFourth Place
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.

#YearHostFinalThird Place Match
ChampionsScoreRunners-upThird PlaceScoreFourth Place
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.

#YearHostFinalSemi-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 would be 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 would be split in two groups of five and play a round robin system with each team playing two home and two away fixtures. A draw will be made to determine where the teams play while the format of the knockout round would remain unchanged. [2]

#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

Performances by country

Team19961998200020022004/052007200820102012201420162018Total
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 ××GSGS2
Flag of Vietnam.svg  Vietnam 3rd2nd4th3rdGSSF1stSFGSSFSF1st12
Legend
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

Awards

Top scorers

YearPlayerGoals
1996 Flag of Thailand.svg Natipong Sritong-In 7
1998 Flag of Myanmar (1974-2010).svg Myo Hlaing Win 4
2000 Flag of Indonesia.svg Gendut Doni Christiawan 5
Flag of Thailand.svg Worrawoot Srimaka
2002 Flag of Indonesia.svg Bambang Pamungkas 8
2004/05 Flag of Indonesia.svg Ilham Jaya Kesuma 7
2007 Flag of Singapore.svg Noh Alam Shah 10
2008 Flag of Indonesia.svg Budi Sudarsono 4
Flag of Singapore.svg Agu Casmir
Flag of Thailand.svg Teerasil Dangda
2010 Flag of Malaysia.svg Safee Sali 5
2012 Flag of Thailand.svg Teerasil Dangda 5
2014 Flag of Malaysia.svg Safiq Rahim 6
2016 Flag of Thailand.svg Teerasil Dangda 6
2018 Flag of Thailand.svg Adisak Kraisorn 8

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

Most valuable players

YearPlayer
1996 Flag of Malaysia.svg Zainal Abidin Hassan
1998 Flag of Vietnam.svg Nguyễn Hồng Sơn
2000 Flag of Thailand.svg Kiatisuk Senamuang
2002 Flag of Thailand.svg Therdsak Chaiman
2004/05 Flag of Singapore.svg Lionel Lewis
2007 Flag of Singapore.svg Noh Alam Shah
2008 Flag of Vietnam.svg Dương Hồng Sơn
2010 Flag of Indonesia.svg Firman Utina
2012 Flag of Singapore.svg Shahril Ishak
2014 Flag of Thailand.svg Chanathip Songkrasin
2016 Flag of Thailand.svg Chanathip Songkrasin
2018 Flag of Vietnam.svg Nguyễn Quang Hải

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