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Men's football has been a part of the Asian Games sporting events since the 1951 edition. Women's football competition began in 1990.

Football at the Asian Games - Men's tournament
Founded1951
RegionAFC (Asia)
Current champions South Korea (2018)
Most successful team(s) South Korea (5 titles)
Men's Football at the 2018 Asian Games

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.

Men's tournamentsEdit

SummariesEdit

Year Host Final Third Place
Gold Medal Score Silver Medal Bronze Medal Score Fourth Place
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
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Seoul, South Korea
 
South Korea
2–0  
Saudi Arabia
 
Kuwait
5–0  
Indonesia
1990
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Beijing, China
 
Iran
0–0 aet
(4–1) pen
 
North Korea
 
South Korea
1–0  
Thailand
1994
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Hiroshima, Japan
 
Uzbekistan
4–2  
China PR
 
Kuwait
2–1  
South Korea
1998
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Bangkok, Thailand
 
Iran
2–0  
Kuwait
 
China PR
3–0  
Thailand
2002
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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
 
Indonesia
 
South Korea
2–1 aet  
Japan
 
United Arab Emirates
1–1
(4–3 pen.)
 
Vietnam

*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.

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

Women's tournamentsEdit

SummariesEdit

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

Year Host Final Third place match
Winner Score Runner-up 3rd place Score 4th place
1990
details
 
Beijing
 
China
No playoffs  
Japan
 
North Korea
No playoffs  
Chinese Taipei
1994
details
 
Hiroshima
 
China
2–0  
Japan
 
Chinese Taipei
No playoffs  
South Korea
1998
details
 
Bangkok
 
China
1–0 aet  
North Korea
 
Japan
2–1  
Chinese Taipei
2002
details
 
Busan
 
North Korea
No playoffs  
China
 
Japan
No playoffs  
South Korea
2006
details
 
Doha
 
North Korea
0–0 aet
(4–2) pen
 
Japan
 
China
2–0  
South Korea
2010
details
 
Guangzhou
 
Japan
1–0  
North Korea
 
South Korea
2–0  
China
2014
details
 
Incheon
 
North Korea
3–1  
Japan
 
South Korea
3–0  
Vietnam
2018
details
 
Palembang
 
Japan
1–0  
China
 
South Korea
4–0  
Chinese Taipei

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "PFF chief names Akhtar as head coach of Asian Games team". The Nation. August 29, 2010. Retrieved September 26, 2011. Faisal Saleh Hayat have confirmed that since 2002, football at the Asian Games changed to age-limit and now it is a "U-23 + 3 overage" tournament.
  2. ^ "Asian Games (Women's Tournament)". RSSSF. Retrieved 21 November 2014.