|Region||Arab world (UAFA)|
|Number of teams||12 (from 2 confederations)|
|Most successful team(s)|
The Pan Arab Games are a regional multi-sport event held between nations from the Arab world. A men's football tournament has been held at every session of the Games since 1953, except for 2004.
The Arab Games, also called the Pan Arab Games, are a regional multi-sport event held between nations from the Arab world. They are organized by the Union of Arab National Olympic Committees. The first Games took place in 1953 in Alexandria, Egypt. Intended to be held every four years since, political turmoil as well as financial difficulties have made the event an unstable one. Women were first allowed to compete in 1985.
A multi-sport event is an organized sporting event, often held over multiple days, featuring competition in many different sports among organized teams of athletes from (mostly) nation-states. The first major, modern, multi-sport event of international significance is the modern Olympic Games.
The Arab world, also known as the Arab nation, the Arabsphere or the Arab states, currently consists of the 22 Arab countries of the Arab League. These Arab states occupy North Africa and West Asia; an area stretching from the Atlantic Ocean in the west to the Arabian Sea in the east, and from the Mediterranean Sea in the north to the Horn of Africa and the Indian Ocean in the southeast. The contemporary Arab world has a combined population of around 422 million inhabitants, over half of whom are under 25 years of age.
The following table gives an overview of medal winners in football at the Pan Arab Games.
|Year||Host||Gold medal game||Bronze medal game|
|Gold medalist||Score||Silver medalist||Bronze medalist||Score||Fourth place|
| 1953 |
|4 – 0|
|3 – 2|
| 1957 |
|3 – 1|
| 1961 |
| 1965 |
|2 – 0|
|4 – 2|
| 1976 |
| 1985 |
|1 – 0|
| 1992* |
|3 – 2|
|2 – 1|
| 1997 |
|1 – 0|
|3 – 1|
| 1999 |
|4 – 4(a.e.t.)|
(3 – 1 p.)
No 3rd Place Match
|No football tournament||No football tournament|
| 2007 |
United Arab Emirates
| 2011 |
|1 – 0|
|3 – 0(a.e.t.)|
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|Totals (14 nations)||11||11||12||34|
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As end of 2011
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