GCC U-23 Championship

The GCC U-23 Championship is an annual international football competition organised by the Gulf Cooperation Council. The first edition of the tournament was held in 2008 and was played in a round-robin group of five nations.

GCC U-23 Championship
Founded2008
RegionMiddle East
(AFC)
Number of teams6 (2 groups)
4 (Finals)
Current champions Saudi Arabia
 (3rd title)
Most successful team(s) Saudi Arabia
 (3 titles)

RecordsEdit

Season Host Winner Score Runner-up
2008   Saudi Arabia   Saudi Arabia n/a   Bahrain
2010   Qatar   United Arab Emirates 1 – 0   Kuwait
2011   Qatar   Oman 0 – 0
4 – 2 pens
  United Arab Emirates
2012   Qatar   Saudi Arabia 2 – 0   Bahrain
2013   Bahrain   Bahrain 1 – 0   Saudi Arabia
2015   Bahrain   Saudi Arabia 5 – 2   Kuwait

^n/a A round-robin tournament determined the final standings.

PerformancesEdit

Team  
2008
 
2010
 
2011
 
2012
 
2013
 
2015
Years
  Bahrain 2nd GS GS 2nd 1st 5th 6
  Kuwait GS 2nd GS GS 3rd 2nd 6
  Oman GS 3rd 1st GS 4th 3rd 6
  Qatar 3rd 4th 4th 4th GS 6th 6
  Saudi Arabia 1st GS 3rd 1st 2nd 1st 6
  United Arab Emirates 1st 2nd 3rd GS 4th 5
Total 5 6 6 6 6 6 6
  • Red border: Host nation.
  • Blank: Did not enter.
  • GS: Group Stage.

See alsoEdit

External linksEdit