AFF U-16 Youth Championship

The AFF U-16 Championship is an annual international football competition contested by the national teams of the members of the ASEAN Football Federation (AFF) and occasionally invited nations from the rest of Asia. The tournament used to be played at under-17 level, however, the AFF followed the lead of the Asian Football Confederation after they renamed its U-17 competition to fall in line with FIFA's naming conventions and also to reflect the age of the players at the competition.[1] The competition was first held in 2002[2] and resumed in 2005.

AFF U-16 Youth Championship
Founded2002
RegionSoutheast Asia (AFF)
Number of teams12
Current champions Malaysia (2nd title)
Most successful team(s) Thailand
 Vietnam
(3 titles)
2019 AFF U-16 Youth Championship

SummaryEdit

Year Host Final Third Place Match
Champions Score Runners-up Third Place Score Fourth Place
2002
Details
  Indonesia
  Malaysia
 
Myanmar
4 – 1  
Laos
 
Indonesia
1 – 0  
Malaysia
2005
Details
 
Thailand
 
Myanmar
1 – 1
4–3 (p)
 
Thailand
 
Laos
3 – 1  
Malaysia
2006
Details
 
Vietnam
 
Vietnam
RR  
Myanmar
 
Bangladesh
RR  
Laos
2007
Details
 
Cambodia
 
Thailand
3 – 2  
Laos
 
Vietnam
1 – 1
4–3 (p)
 
Indonesia
2008
Details
 
Indonesia
 
Australia
1 – 1
5–4 (p)
 
Bahrain
 
Malaysia
3 – 0  
Singapore
2009
Details
 
Thailand
Cancelled Cancelled
2010
Details
 
Indonesia
 
Vietnam
1 – 0  
China PR
 
Timor-Leste
2 – 0  
Indonesia
2011
Details
 
Laos
 
Thailand
1 – 0  
Laos
 
Myanmar
2 – 1  
Singapore
2012
Details
 
Laos
 
Japan
3 – 1  
Australia
 
Laos
3 – 0  
Thailand
2013
Details
 
Myanmar
 
Malaysia
1 – 1
3–2 (p)
 
Indonesia
 
Australia
0 – 0
7–6 (p)
 
Vietnam
2014
Details
 
Indonesia
Cancelled Cancelled
2015
Details
 
Cambodia
 
Thailand
3 – 0  
Myanmar
 
Australia
10 – 2  
Laos
2016
Details
 
Cambodia
 
Australia
3 – 3
5–3 (p)
 
Vietnam
 
Thailand
3 – 0  
Cambodia
2017
Details
 
Thailand
 
Vietnam
0 – 0
4–2 (p)
 
Thailand
 
Australia
3 – 2  
Malaysia
2018
Details
 
Indonesia
 
Indonesia
1 – 1
4–3 (p)
 
Thailand
 
Malaysia
1 – 0  
Myanmar
2019
Details
 
Thailand
 
Malaysia
2 – 1  
Thailand
 
Indonesia
0 – 0
3–2 (p)
 
Vietnam
20201
Details
 
Indonesia
Cancelled Cancelled
Notes
1 Cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Performance by countryEdit

Nation Champions Runners-up Third Place Fourth Place
  Thailand 3 (2007, 2011, 2015) 4 (2005, 2017, 2018, 2019) 1 (2016) 1 (2012)
  Vietnam 3 (2006, 2010, 2017) 1 (2016) 1 (2007) 2 (2013, 2019)
  Myanmar 2 (2002, 2005) 2 (2006, 2015) 1 (2011) 1 (2018)
  Australia 2 (2008, 2016) 1 (2012) 3 (2013, 2015, 2017)
  Malaysia 2 (2013, 2019) 2 (2008, 2018) 3 (2002, 2005, 2017)
  Indonesia 1 (2018) 1 (2013) 2 (2002, 2019) 2 (2007, 2010)
  Japan 1 (2012)
  Laos 3 (2002, 2007, 2011) 2 (2005, 2012) 2 (2006, 2015)
  China PR 1 (2010)
  Bahrain 1 (2008)
  Bangladesh 1 (2006)
  Timor-Leste 1 (2010)
  Singapore 2 (2008, 2011)
  Cambodia 1 (2016)

Participating nationsEdit

Team  
 
2002
(10)
 
2005
(7)
 
2006
(4)
 
2007
(9)
 
2008
(5)
 
2010
(4)
 
2011
(10)
 
2012
(4)
 
2013
(10)
 
2015
(11)
 
2016
(11)
 
2017
(12)
 
2018
(11)
 
2019
(12)
 
2020
Total
  Australia × × × × 1st × × 2nd 3rd 3rd 1st 3rd × GS 7
  Brunei GS × × GS × × × × GS GS GS GS GS GS 8
  Cambodia GS GS × GS × × GS × GS GS 4th GS GS GS 10
  Indonesia 3rd GS × 4th GS 4th GS × 2nd × × GS 1st 3rd q 11
  Laos 2nd 3rd 4th 2nd × × 2nd 3rd GS 4th GS GS GS GS 12
  Malaysia 4th 4th × GS 3rd × GS × 1st GS GS 4th 3rd 1st 11
  Myanmar 1st 1st 2nd GS × × 3rd × GS 2nd GS GS 4th GS 11
  Philippines GS × × × × × GS × GS GS GS GS GS GS 8
  Singapore GS × × GS 4th × 4th × GS GS GS GS GS GS 10
  Thailand GS 2nd × 1st × × 1st 4th × 1st 3rd 2nd 2nd 2nd 10
  Timor-Leste × × × × × 3rd GS × × GS GS GS GS GS 7
  Vietnam GS GS 1st 3rd × 1st GS × 4th GS 2nd 1st GS 4th 12
Invitees nations
  Bahrain × × × × 2nd × × × × × × × × × × 1
  Bangladesh × × 3rd × × × × × × × × × × × × 1
  China PR × × × × × 2nd × × × × × × × × × 1
  Japan × × × × × × × 1st × × × × × × × 1
Legend

All-time ranking tableEdit

As of 2019
Rank Team Part Pld W D L F A GD Pts Best finish
1   Thailand 10 57 38 10 9 131 55 +76 124 Champions (2007, 2011, 2015)
2   Vietnam 12 60 32 11 17 144 75 +69 107 Champions (2006, 2010, 2017)
3   Malaysia 11 55 29 12 14 113 68 +45 99 Champions (2013, 2019)
4   Myanmar 11 55 30 7 18 124 77 +47 97 Champions (2002, 2005)
5   Laos 12 59 26 11 22 93 85 +8 89 Runners-up (2002, 2007, 2011)
6   Australia 7 40 25 9 6 149 52 +97 84 Champions (2008, 2016)
7   Indonesia 10 51 19 15 17 82 72 +10 72 Champions (2018)
8   Cambodia 10 44 11 9 24 49 88 –39 42 Fourth place (2016)
9   Singapore 10 44 9 8 27 61 99 –38 35 Fourth place (2008, 2011)
10   Timor-Leste 7 30 7 6 17 45 60 –15 27 Third place (2010)
11   Japan 1 4 3 1 0 10 2 +8 10 Champions (2012)
12   Philippines 8 36 2 4 30 23 141 –118 10 Group stage (8 times)
13   Bahrain 1 5 2 2 1 6 4 +2 8 Runners-up (2008)
14   Brunei 8 35 1 4 30 11 163 –152 7 Group stage (8 times)
15   China PR 1 4 2 0 2 4 3 +1 6 Runners-up (2010)
16   Bangladesh 1 3 1 0 2 4 7 –3 3 Third place (2006)

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "AFC U-16 Championship 2008 Competition Information". the-afc.com. Asian Football Confederation. 18 September 2008. Archived from the original on 16 August 2009. Retrieved 22 April 2010.
  2. ^ "ASEAN U-17 Championship 2002". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. Archived from the original on 25 February 2011. Retrieved 22 April 2010.

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