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The 1956 AFC Asian Cup was the first AFC Asian Cup, held every four years and organised by the Asian Football Confederation (AFC). The final tournament was held in Hong Kong from 1 September to 15 September 1956. It was won by South Korea.[1]

1956 AFC Asian Cup
Asian Cup Hong Kong 1956
1956年亞洲盃足球賽
Tournament details
Host country Hong Kong
Dates1–15 September
Teams4
Venue(s)1 (in 1 host city)
Final positions
Champions South Korea (1st title)
Runners-up Israel
Third place Hong Kong
Fourth place South Vietnam
Tournament statistics
Matches played6
Goals scored27 (4.5 per match)
Attendance136,000 (22,667 per match)
Top scorer(s)Israel Nahum Stelmach
(4 goals)
1960

VenuesEdit

QualificationEdit

Qualifiers

SquadsEdit

ResultsEdit

All times are Hong Kong Time (UTC+8)

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  South Korea 3 2 1 0 9 6 +3 5
  Israel 3 2 0 1 6 5 +1 4
  Hong Kong 3 0 2 1 6 7 −1 2
  South Vietnam 3 0 1 2 6 9 −3 1
Hong Kong  2 – 3  Israel
Au Chi Yin   12'66' Glazer   37'76'
Stelmach   69'
Attendance: 30,000
Referee: H.A. Sheppard (England)

South Korea  2 – 2  Hong Kong
Kim Ji-sung   45'
Choi Kwang-seok   62'
Tang Yee Kit   10'
Ko Po Keung   39'
Attendance: 25,000

Israel  1 – 2  South Korea
Stelmach   71' Woo Sang-kwon   52'
Sung Nak-woon   64'
Attendance: 25,000
Referee: Trương Văn Ky (South Vietnam)

South Vietnam  2 – 2  Hong Kong
Trần Văn Tổng   30'
Lê Hữu Đức   64'
Chu Wing Wah   59' (pen.)
Lau Chi Lam   79'
Attendance: 20,000

Israel  2 – 1  South Vietnam
Stelmach   14'27' Trần Văn Tổng   58'
Attendance: 10,000
Referee: Tommy Tucker (England)

South Korea  5 – 3  South Vietnam
Sung Nak-woon   5'
Woo Sang-kwon   41' (pen.)58'
Choi Chung-min   57'66'
Trải Văn Đào   20'
Lê Hữu Đức   51'63'
Attendance: 13,000

WinnersEdit

 AFC Asian Cup 1956 Winners 
 
South Korea
First title

GoalscorersEdit

With four goals, Nahum Stelmach is the top scorer in the tournament. In total, 27 goals were scored by 15 different players, with none of them credited as own goal.

ReferencesEdit