Football at the Asian Games

Men's football tournament has been a regular Asian Games sporting event since the 1951 edition, while women's tournament began in 1990.

Football at the Asian Games
FoundedMen: 1951
Women: 1990
RegionAFC (Asia)
Current championsM:  South Korea
W:  Japan
(2018)
Most successful team(s)M:  South Korea
(5 titles)
W:  China PR &  North Korea
(3 titles each)
2018 (M), 2018 (W)

Since the 2002 Asian Games, age limit for men teams is under-23 plus up to three over aged players for each squad,[1] same as the age limit in football competitions at the Summer Olympics. Although Kazakhstan is a member of the Olympic Council of Asia, the football team has been a member of the UEFA since 2002. The same rule applies to the Guam and Australia who are members of the AFC, but they are members of Oceania National Olympic Committees.

Japan is the only nation have won both Gold medals of Men's and Women's tournament in an Asian Games (2010).

HistoryEdit

Men's tournamentsEdit

SummariesEdit

Year Host Final Third Place
Gold Medal Score Silver Medal Bronze Medal Score Fourth Place
National teams tournament (1951–1998)
1951
details
 
New Delhi, India
 
India
1–0  
Iran
 
Japan
2–0  
Afghanistan
1954
details
 
Manila, Philippines
 
Republic of China
5–2  
South Korea
 
Burma
5–4  
Indonesia
1958
details
 
Tokyo, Japan
 
Republic of China
3–2  
South Korea
 
Indonesia
4–1  
India
1962
details
 
Jakarta, Indonesia
 
India
2–1  
South Korea
 
Malaya
4–1  
South Vietnam
1966
details
 
Bangkok, Thailand
 
Burma
1–0  
Iran
 
Japan
2–0  
Singapore
1970
details
 
Bangkok, Thailand
 
Burma

 
South Korea
0–0 aet1  
India
1–0  
Japan
1974
details
 
Tehran, Iran
 
Iran
1–0  
Israel
 
Malaysia
2–1  
North Korea
1978
details
 
Bangkok, Thailand
 
North Korea

 
South Korea
0–0 aet1  
China PR
1–0  
Iraq
1982
details
 
New Delhi, India
 
Iraq
1–0  
Kuwait
 
Saudi Arabia
2–02  
North Korea
1986
details
 
Seoul, South Korea
 
South Korea
2–0  
Saudi Arabia
 
Kuwait
5–0  
Indonesia
1990
details
 
Beijing, China
 
Iran
0–0 aet
(4–1) pen
 
North Korea
 
South Korea
1–0  
Thailand
1994
details
 
Hiroshima, Japan
 
Uzbekistan
4–2  
China PR
 
Kuwait
2–1  
South Korea
1998
details
 
Bangkok, Thailand
 
Iran
2–0  
Kuwait
 
China PR
3–0  
Thailand
Under-23 National teams tournament (2002–present)
2002
details
 
Busan, South Korea
 
Iran
2–1  
Japan
 
South Korea
3–0  
Thailand
2006
details
 
Doha, Qatar
 
Qatar
1–0  
Iraq
 
Iran
1–0 aet  
South Korea
2010
details
 
Guangzhou, China
 
Japan
1–0  
United Arab Emirates
 
South Korea
4–3  
Iran
2014
details
 
Incheon, South Korea
 
South Korea
1–0 aet  
North Korea
 
Iraq
1–0  
Thailand
2018
details
 
JakartaPalembang, Indonesia
 
South Korea
2–1 aet  
Japan
 
United Arab Emirates
1–1
(4–3 pen.)
 
Vietnam
2022
details
 
HangzhouZhejiang, China

*Under-23 tournament since 2002.
1 The title was shared.
2 Saudi Arabia were awarded the third-place playoff by default after the Korea DPR team were handed a two-year suspension for assaulting officials at the end of their semi-final.
3 2022 Asian Games men's qualifying has been postponed due to COVID-19 pandemic

Medal tableEdit

Team Gold Silver Bronze
  South Korea 5 (1970, 1978, 1986*, 2014*, 2018) 3 (1954, 1958, 1962) 3 (1990, 2002*, 2010)
  Iran 4 (1974*, 1990, 1998, 2002) 2 (1951, 1966) 1 (2006)
  India 2 (1951*, 1962) 1 (1970)
  Myanmar 2 (1966, 1970) 1 (1954)
  Chinese Taipei 2 (1954, 1958)
  Japan 1 (2010) 2 (2002, 2018) 2 (1951, 1966)
  North Korea 1 (1978) 2 (1990, 2014)
  Iraq 1 (1982) 1 (2006) 1 (2014)
  Qatar 1 (2006*)
  Uzbekistan 1 (1994)
  Kuwait 2 (1982, 1998) 2 (1986, 1994)
  China PR 1 (1994) 2 (1978, 1998)
  Saudi Arabia 1 (1986) 1 (1982)
  United Arab Emirates 1 (2010) 1 (2018)
  Israel 1 (1974)
  Malaysia 2 (1962, 1974)
  Indonesia 1 (1958)
* = host

Participating nationsEdit

Football at the Asian Games was a senior tournament until 1998.
Football at the Asian Games has been an under-23 tournament since 2002.
Nation  
1951
(6)
 
1954
(12)
 
1958
(14)
 
1962
(8)
 
1966
(11)
 
1970
(10)
 
1974
(15)
 
1978
(14)
 
1982
(16)
 
1986
(18)
 
1990
(14)
 
1994
(19)
 
1998
(23)
 
2002
(24)
 
2006
(28)
 
2010
(24)
 
2014
(29)
 
2018
(25)
 
2022
TBD
  Afghanistan 4th 12th 24th 25th
  Bahrain 14th 14th 12th 10th 7th 9th 18th 16th
  Bangladesh 13th 12th 14th 13th DQ 20th 24th 24th 20th 15th
  Bhutan
  Brunei DQ DQ
  Cambodia 7th 19th
  China PR 10th 3rd 7th 8th 6th 2nd 3rd 5th 5th 12th 15th 9th
  Hong Kong 5th 6th 9th 14th 22nd 14th 13th 10th 10th 14th
  India 1st 8th 4th 1st 8th 3rd 13th 8th 6th 16th DQ DQ 16th 10th 14th 14th 26th
  Indonesia 6th 4th 3rd 5th 5th 5th 4th DQ DQ 27th 11th 10th
  Iran 2nd 14th 2nd 8th 1st 8th 6th 1st 9th 1st 1st 3rd 4th 23rd 13th
  Iraq 5th 4th 1st 7th DQ 2nd DQ 3rd DQ
  Israel 5th DQ 2nd
  Japan 3rd 10th 12th 6th 3rd 4th 9th 9th 5th 9th 8th 7th 9th 2nd 11th 1st 5th 2nd
  Jordan DQ 19th 21st 7th
  Kazakhstan DQ 10th
  North Korea 4th 1st 4th 2nd 13th 8th 8th 5th 2nd 7th
  South Korea 2nd 2nd 2nd 11th 1st 8th 1st 9th 1st 3rd 4th 6th 3rd 4th 3rd 1st 1st
  Kuwait 6th 5th 2nd 3rd 7th 3rd 2nd 5th 10th 11th 18th
  Kyrgyzstan 17th 23rd 16th 20th
  Laos 21st 27th 23rd
  Lebanon 12th 12th
  Macau 28th
  Malaysia 13th 3rd 10th 10th 3rd 7th 14th 15th 12th 12th 17th 23rd 16th 19th 12th
  Maldives 20th 22nd 20th 17th 21st
  Mongolia DQ 23rd DQ
  Myanmar (  Burma) 5th 3rd 11th DQ 1st 1st 7th 12th 13th 16th DQ 19th
    Nepal 16th 18th 18th 17th 29th 22nd
  Oman DQ 10th 10th 11th 9th 16th 6th 22nd
  Pakistan 6th 9th 11th 17th 14th 23rd 21st 22nd 24th 17th
  Palestine DQ 21st 22nd 20th 14th 11th
  Philippines 11th 8th 8th 15th
  Qatar 11th 13th DQ 13th 5th 11th 1st 9th 21st
  Saudi Arabia 10th 3rd 2nd 5th 5th 6th 8th
  Singapore 9th 10th 4th 11th 26th 19th 17th
  Sri Lanka
  Syria 10th 12th 6th
  Chinese Taipei 1st 1st DQ 9th 25th
  Tajikistan 14th DQ 25th 13th
  Thailand 7th 6th 6th 12th 6th 10th 11th 4th 15th 4th 4th 7th 7th 4th 18th
  Timor-Leste 28th 24th
  Turkmenistan 7th 8th 18th DQ 13th
  United Arab Emirates 5th 8th 15th 13th 18th 2nd 8th 3rd
  Uzbekistan 1st 7th 16th 6th 8th 9th 5th
  Vietnam (  South Vietnam) 7th 7th 4th 7th 9th 17th 19th 15th 14th 12th 4th
  Yemen (  North Yemen) DQ 10th 17th 15th DQ
  South Yemen 15th

Women's tournamentsEdit

SummariesEdit

The first women's tournament was held in the 1990 Asian Games.[2]

Edition Year Host Final Third place match Number of teams
Winner Score Runner-up 3rd place Score 4th place
1 1990
details
 
Beijing
 
China
No playoffs  
Japan
 
North Korea
No playoffs  
Chinese Taipei
2 1994
details
 
Hiroshima
 
China
2–0  
Japan
 
Chinese Taipei
No playoffs  
South Korea
3 1998
details
 
Bangkok
 
China
1–0 aet  
North Korea
 
Japan
2–1  
Chinese Taipei
4 2002
details
 
Busan
 
North Korea
No playoffs  
China
 
Japan
No playoffs  
South Korea
5 2006
details
 
Doha
 
North Korea
0–0 aet
(4–2) pen
 
Japan
 
China
2–0  
South Korea
6 2010
details
 
Guangzhou
 
Japan
1–0  
North Korea
 
South Korea
2–0  
China
7 2014
details
 
Incheon
 
North Korea
3–1  
Japan
 
South Korea
3–0  
Vietnam
8 2018
details
 
JakartaPalembang
 
Japan
1–0  
China
 
South Korea
4–0  
Chinese Taipei
9 2022
details
 
HangzhouZhejiang