EAFF E-1 Football Championship

EAFF E-1 Football Championship, known as the East Asian Football Championship from 2003 to 2010, and the EAFF East Asian Cup for the 2013 and 2015 editions, is a men's international football competition in East Asia for member nations of the East Asian Football Federation (EAFF). Before the EAFF was founded in 2002, the Dynasty Cup was held between the East Asian top four teams, and was regarded as the East Asian Championship. There is a separate competition for men (first held in 2003) and women (first held in 2005).

EAFF E-1 Football Championship
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Founded2003; 19 years ago (2003)
RegionEast Asia (EAFF)
Number of teamsPreliminary: 10
Finals: 4
Current champions South Korea (5th title)
Most successful team(s) South Korea (5 titles)
WebsiteEAFF.com
2022 EAFF E-1 Football Championship

The winner of the EAFF E-1 Football Championship qualifies for the AFF–EAFF Champions Trophy.

The most recent edition was held in 2019 in South Korea.

HistoryEdit

The Dynasty Cup is a defunct international association football competition that is regarded as the predecessor to East Asian Football Championship. It was held four times from 1990 to 1998. The purpose of the competition was to improve the quality of football in the East Asia and the national teams in the area participated in the tournament. After the East Asian Football Federation was formed in 2002, the East Asian Football Championship replaced this tournament.

In the tournament China, South Korea and Japan have the right to automatically enter the competition, while other participants have to go through a qualifying round. Other participants that take part are Taiwan, North Korea, Northern Mariana Islands, Guam, Hong Kong, Mongolia, and Macau. Australia, being a non-member, was invited to take part in the 2013 tournament.[1]

In 2005 there was also a combined points competition in 2005, where the results of the men's and women's teams were added together (not including qualifiers). In April 2012, the competition was renamed to the "EAFF East Asian Cup".[2] In December 2015, the new competition name "EAFF East Asian Championship" was approved,[3] but later changed to "EAFF E-1 Football Championship".[4]

ResultsEdit

Edition Year Hosts Champions Runners-up Third place Fourth place
East Asian Football Championship
1 2003   Japan  
South Korea
 
Japan
 
China PR
 
Hong Kong
2 2005   South Korea  
China PR
 
Japan
 
North Korea
 
South Korea
3 2008   China  
South Korea
 
Japan
 
China PR
 
North Korea
4 2010   Japan  
China PR
 
South Korea
 
Japan
 
Hong Kong
EAFF East Asian Cup
5 2013   South Korea  
Japan
 
China PR
 
South Korea
 
Australia
6 2015   China  
South Korea
 
China PR
 
North Korea
 
Japan
EAFF E-1 Football Championship
7 2017   Japan  
South Korea
 
Japan
 
China PR
 
North Korea
8 2019   South Korea  
South Korea
 
Japan
 
China PR
 
Hong Kong
9 2022   Japan

Tournament winnersEdit

Team Titles Runners-up Third place Fourth place Total Top Four
  South Korea 5 (2003, 2008, 2015, 2017, 2019) 1 (2010) 1 (2013) 1 (2005) 8
  China PR 2 (2005, 2010) 2 (2013, 2015) 4 (2003, 2008, 2017, 2019)  – 8
  Japan 1 (2013) 5 (2003, 2005, 2008, 2017, 2019) 1 (2010) 1 (2015) 8
  North Korea  –  – 2 (2005, 2015) 2 (2008, 2017) 4
  Hong Kong  –  –  – 3 (2003, 2010, 2019) 3
  Australia  –  –  – 1 (2013) 1

General statisticsEdit

Final Round (2003–2019)Edit

Rank Team Part Pld W D L GF GA Dif Pts
1   South Korea 8 24 11 10 3 33 17 +16 43
2   Japan 8 24 11 8 5 35 25 +10 41
3   China PR 8 24 8 8 8 35 29 +6 32
4   North Korea 4 12 2 5 5 7 13 –6 10
5   Australia 1 3 0 1 2 5 7 –2 1
6   Hong Kong 3 9 0 0 9 2 26 –24 0

Preliminary Round (2003–2019)Edit

Rank Team Part Pld W D L GF GA Dif Pts
1   North Korea 7 23 19 4 0 91 9 +82 61
2   Hong Kong 8 27 17 4 6 104 20 +84 55
3   Chinese Taipei 8 30 12 4 14 68 55 +13 40
4   Guam 8 35 8 5 22 38 163 –125 29
5   Mongolia 7 25 8 4 13 45 61 –16 28
6   Macau 7 21 7 5 9 37 43 –6 26
7   Australia 1 4 3 1 0 19 1 +18 10
8   Northern Mariana Islands 6 16 1 1 14 12 75 –63 4

AwardsEdit

Year Most valuable player Top goalscorer(s) Goals Best Goalkeeper Best Defender Fair play Award
2003   Yoo Sang-chul   Tatsuhiko Kubo 2 No award No award No award
2005   Ji Mingyi No award   Lee Woon-jae   Zhang Yaokun   Japan
2008   Kim Nam-il   Yeom Ki-hun
  Park Chu-young
  Koji Yamase
  Jong Tae-se
2   Ri Myong-guk   Yuji Nakazawa   South Korea
2010   Du Wei   Qu Bo
  Lee Dong-gook
  Lee Seung-ryul
  Keiji Tamada
2   Yang Zhi   Cho Yong-hyung   Hong Kong
2013   Hotaru Yamaguchi   Yoichiro Kakitani 3 No award No award No award
2015   Jang Hyun-soo   Yuki Muto 2   Ri Myong-guk   Kim Young-gwon
2017   Lee Jae-sung   Kim Shin-wook 3   Jo Hyeon-woo   Jang Hyun-soo
2019   Hwang In-beom   Koki Ogawa 3   Kim Seung-gyu   Kim Min-jae
2022

Winning coachesEdit

Year Team Coach
2003   South Korea   Humberto Coelho
2005   China PR   Zhu Guanghu
2008   South Korea   Huh Jung-moo
2010   China PR   Gao Hongbo
2013   Japan   Alberto Zaccheroni
2015   South Korea   Uli Stielike
2017   South Korea   Shin Tae-yong
2019   South Korea   Paulo Bento

Comprehensive team results by tournamentsEdit

Numbers refer to the final placing of each team at the respective Games.

Nation 2003 2005 2008 2010 2013 2015 2017 2019 2022 Years
  China PR 3 1 3 1 2 2 3 3 Q 9
  Japan 2 2 2 3 1 4 2 2 Q 9
  South Korea 1 4 1 2 3 1 1 1 Q 9
  North Korea 3 4 3 4 4
  Hong Kong 4 4 4 Q 4
  Australia 4 1
Total nations 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Japan wants Australia in East Asian Cup – Yahoo! Eurosport". UK.EuroSport.Yahoo.com. Retrieved 2012-05-11.
  2. ^ "35th EAFF Executive Committee Meeting". EAFF.com. 20 April 2012.
  3. ^ "47th EAFF Executive Committee Meeting". EAFF.com. 28 December 2015.
  4. ^ "50th EAFF Executive Committee Meeting". EAFF.com. 1 September 2016.

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