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The King's Cup is an international football tournament organised in Thailand by the Football Association of Thailand. The host, Thailand, is a participant in every edition. The tournament was founded in 1968, and has been held every year since then, with the exception of 1983, 1985, 2008, 2011 and 2014. In some years, the competition has featured club or invitational teams as well as international sides. Many famous footballers have participated in this tournament, including Cha Bum-kun, Peter Schmeichel, Jesper Olsen, Brian Laudrup, Henrik Larsson, Robert Lewandowski, Martin Škrteľ, Milan Škriniar as well as notably, the Brazil national team in 1999 which included 2002 World Cup winners Ronaldinho, Cafu, Roberto Carlos and Rivaldo.[1]

King's Cup
ฟุตบอลชิงถ้วยพระราชทานคิงส์คัพ
2016 King's Cup Thairath TV logo.jpg
King's Cup trophy
Organising bodyFootball Association of Thailand
Founded1968; 51 years ago (1968)
RegionInternational
Number of teams4
Current champions Curaçao (1st title)
Most successful team(s) Thailand (15 titles)
2019 King's Cup

Contents

VenuesEdit

Stadium Capacity Location Year(s)
Suphachalasai Stadium 19,793 Pathum Wan, Bangkok 2001–2004, 2006
Surakul Stadium 15,000 Mueang, Phuket 2005, 2009
700th Anniversary Stadium 25,000 Mueang, Chiang Mai 2013
80th Birthday Stadium 24,641 Mueang, Nakhon Ratchasima 2009, 2010, 2015
Rajamangala National Stadium 49,722 Bang Kapi, Bangkok 2000, 2007, 2012, 2016–2018
Chang Arena 32,600 Mueang, Buriram 2019

TournamentsEdit

Year Final Third place match
Winner Score Runner-up Third place Score Fourth place
1968
(Details)
 
Indonesia
1–0  
Burma
 
Thailand
6–0  
Malaysia
1969
(Details)
 
South Korea
1–0  
Indonesia
 
South Vietnam
7–0  
Laos
1970
(Details)
 
South Korea
1–0  
Thailand
 
Malaysia
3–1  
Indonesia
1971
(Details)
 
South Korea
1–0  
Thailand
 
South Vietnam
Unknown  
Indonesia
Year Final Third place shared
Winner Score Runner-up Co-Third place Score Co-Third place
1972
(Details)
 
Malaysia
1–0  
Thailand
 
South Korea
0–0  
Singapore
Year Final Third place match
Winner Score Runner-up Third place Score Fourth place
1973
(Details)
 
South Korea
2–1  
Malaysia
 
Thailand
1–0  
Burma
1974
(Details)
 
South Korea
3–1
(aet)
 
Thailand
 
Malaysia
3–0  
Khmer Republic
1975
(Details)
 
South Korea
1–0  
Burma
 
Thailand
No playoffs  
Malaysia
Year Final (Trophy shared) Third place match
Co-Winner Score Co-Winner Third place Score Fourth place
1976
(Details)
 
Thailand
1–1  
Malaysia
 
South Korea
3–1  
Thailand B
1977
(Details)
 
South Korea B
1–1  
Malaysia
 
India
No playoffs  
Thailand
Year Final Third place match
Winner Score Runner-up Third place Score Fourth place
1978
(Details)
 
Malaysia
3–2  
Singapore
 
South Korea B
2–1  
Thailand
Year Final Third place shared
Winner Score Runner-up Co-Third place Score Co-Third place
1979
(Details)
 
Thailand
1–0  
South Korea B
 
Thailand B
2–2  
Singapore
Year Final (Trophy shared) Third place shared
Co-Winner Score Co-Winner Co-Third place Score Co-Third place
1980
(Details)
 
Thailand
0–0  
South Korea Army
 
China PR
2–2  
Thailand B
Year Final Third place match
Winner Score Runner-up Third place Score Fourth place
1981
(Details)
 
Thailand
2–1
(aet)
 
North Korean Army
 
Polonia Warszawa
2–0  
August 1
1982
(Details)
 
Thailand
4–3
(pens)
 
South Korea
 
Thailand B
Unknown  
Singapore
1983 Not held
1984
(Details)
 
Thailand
3–0  
Indonesia
 
Western Australia
1–0  
Liverpool Amateur
1985 Not held
1986
(Details)
 
North Korea
2–1  
AGF Aarhus
 
Thailand
1–0  
August 1
1987
(Details)
 
North Korea
1–0  
POSCO Atoms
 
Thailand
3–2  
Indonesia
1988
(Details)
 
Denmark Olympics
1–0  
FC Swarovski Tirol
 
Thailand
4–2  
USSR XI
1989
(Details)
 
Thailand
3–1  
SC Rotor Volgograd
 
Lucky-Goldstar FC
2–1  
China PR
1990
(Details)
 
Thailand
2–1
(aet)
 
SC Rotor Volgograd
 
Yukong Elephants
5–4
(pens)
 
Shanghai
1991
(Details)
 
China PR Olympics
3–1  
SC Rotor Volgograd
 
Thailand
5–4
(pens)
 
Thailand Olympics
1992
(Details)
 
Thailand
2–0  
FC Berlin
 
Thailand B
1–0  
Tianjin
1993
(Details)
 
China PR
4–0  
Thailand
 
South Korea Semi-professional XI
6–5
(pens)
 
Thailand Olympics
1994
(Details)
 
Thailand B
4–0  
Westfalia Amateurs
 
SC Rotor Volgograd
5–3
(pens)
 
Thailand
Year Final Third place shared
Winner Score Runner-up Co-Third place Score Co-Third place
1995
(Details)
 
SC Rotor Volgograd
3–0  
Japan XI
 
Thailand
No playoffs  
Thailand B
Year Final Third place match
Winner Score Runner-up Third place Score Fourth place
1996
(Details)
 
Romania
2–1  
Denmark
 
Thailand
5–2  
Finland
1997
(Details)
 
Sweden (Scandinavian leagues)
2–0  
Thailand
 
Japan XI
3–1  
Romania
1998
(Details)
 
South Korea
6–5
(pens)
 
Egypt
 
Denmark B
3–0  
Thailand
1999
(Details)
 
Brazil U-20
7–1  
North Korea
 
Thailand
3–1  
Hungarian League XI
2000
(Details)
 
Thailand
5–1  
Finland
 
Brazil U-17
1–0  
Estonia
2001
(Details)
 
Sweden (Scandinavian leagues)
3–0  
China PR
 
Thailand
2–0  
Qatar
2002
(Details)
 
North Korea
4–3
(pens)
 
Thailand
 
Qatar
2–0  
Singapore
2003
(Details)
 
Sweden (Scandinavian leagues)
4–0  
North Korea
 
Thailand
3–1  
Qatar
2004
(Details)
 
Slovakia
1–1
5–4 (pens)
 
Thailand
 
Hungary
5–0  
Estonia
2005
(Details)
 
Latvia
2–1  
North Korea
 
Thailand
No playoffs  
Oman
2006
(Details)
 
Thailand
3–1  
Vietnam
 
Kazakhstan
No playoffs  
Singapore
2007
(Details)
 
Thailand
1–0  
Iraq B[2]
 
North Korea
No playoffs  
Uzbekistan
2008 Not held
2009
(Details)
 
Denmark League XI
2–2
5–3 (pens)
 
Thailand
 
Lebanon
1–0  
North Korea
2010
(Details)
 
Denmark
No playoffs  
Poland
 
Thailand
No playoffs  
Singapore
2011 Not held
2012
(Details)
 
South Korea U-23
No playoffs  
Denmark League XI
 
Norway
No playoffs  
Thailand
Year Final Third place shared
Winner Score Runner-up Co-Third place Score Co-Third place
2013
(Details)
 
Sweden (Scandinavian leagues)
3–0  
Finland (Scandinavian leagues)
 
Thailand
2–2  
North Korea
Year Final Third place match
Winner Score Runner-up Third place Score Fourth place
2014 Not held
2015
(Details)
 
South Korea U-23
No playoffs  
Thailand
 
Uzbekistan U-23
No playoffs  
Honduras U-20
2016
(Details)
 
Thailand
2–0  
Jordan B
 
Syria B
1–0  
UAE B
2017
(Details)
 
Thailand
0–0
5–4
(pens)
 
Belarus League
 
Burkina Faso
3–3
7–6
(pens)
 
North Korea
2018
(Details)

 
Slovakia

3–2

 
Thailand

 
Gabon
1–0  
United Arab Emirates
2019
(Details)

 
Curaçao

1–1
5−4 (pens)
 
Vietnam
 
India
1–0  
Thailand
2020
(Details)

Teams' achievementsEdit

Team Winners Runners-up Third-place Fourth-place
  Thailand 15 (1976*, 1979, 1980*, 1981, 1982, 1984, 1989, 1990, 1992, 1994, 2000, 2006, 2007, 2016, 2017) 12 (1970, 1971, 1972, 1974, 1993, 1997, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2009, 2015, 2018) 15 (1968, 1973, 1975, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1991, 1995**, 1996, 1999, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2010, 2013**) 6 (1977, 1978, 1994, 1998, 2012, 2019)
  South Korea 7 (1969, 1970, 1971, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1998) 1 (1982) 2 (1972**, 1976)
  Malaysia 4 (1972, 1976*, 1977*, 1978) 1 (1973) 1 (1974) 2 (1968, 1975)
  North Korea 3 (1986, 1987, 2002) 3 (1999, 2003, 2005) 2 (2007, 2013**) 2 (2012, 2017)
  Sweden1 4 (1997, 2001, 2003, 2013)
  South Korea U-23 2 (2012, 2015)
  Slovakia 2 (2004, 2018)
    FC Rotor Volgograd 1 (1995) 3 (1989, 1990, 1991) 1 (1994)
  Indonesia 1 (1968) 2 (1969, 1984) 3 (1970, 1971, 1987)
  China PR 1 (1993) 1 (2001) 1 (1980**) 1 (1989)
  South Korea B 1 (1977*) 1 (1979) 1 (1978)
  Denmark League XI 1 (2009) 1 (2012)
  Denmark 1 (2010) 1 (1996)
  Thailand B 1 (1994) 5 (1979**, 1980**, 1982, 1992, 1995**) 1 (1976)
  Romania 1 (1996) 1 (1997)
  South Korea Army 1 (1980)
  Denmark Olympics 1 (1988)
  China PR Olympics 1 (1991)
  Brazil U-20 1 (1999)
  Latvia 1 (2005)
  Curaçao 1 (2019)
  Burma 2 (1968, 1975) 1 (1973)
  Finland1 2 (2000, 2013) 1 (1996)
  Vietnam 2 (2006, 2019)
  Singapore 1 (1978) 2 (1972**, 1979**) 3 (1982, 2002, 2010)
  Japan XI 1 (1995) 1 (1997)
  North Korean Army 1 (1981)
  AGF Aarhus 1 (1986)
  POSCO Atoms 1 (1987)
  FC Swarovski Tirol 1 (1988)
  FC Berlin 1 (1992)
  Westfalia Amateurs 1 (1994)
  Egypt 1 (1998)
  Iraq B 1 (2007)
  Poland 1 (2010)
  Jordan 1 (2016)
  Belarus League 1 (2017)
  South Vietnam 2 (1969, 1971)
  India 2 (1977, 2019)
  Qatar 1 (2002) 2 (2001, 2003)
  Polonia Warszawa 1 (1981)
  Western Australia 1 (1984)
  Lucky-Goldstar FC 1 (1989)
  Yukong Elephants 1 (1990)
  South Korea Semi-professional XI 1 (1993)
  Brazil U-17 1 (2000)
  Hungary 1 (2004)
  Kazakhstan 1 (2006)
  Lebanon 1 (2009)
  Norway 1 (2012)
  Uzbekistan Olympics 1 (2015)
  Syria 1 (2016)
  Burkina Faso 1 (2017)
  Gabon 1 (2018)
  August 1 2 (1981, 1986)
  Thailand Olympics 2 (1991, 1993)
  Estonia 2 (2000, 2004)
  United Arab Emirates 2 (2016, 2018)
  Laos 1 (1969)
  Khmer Republic 1 (1974)
  Liverpool Amateur 1 (1984)
  USSR XI 1 (1988)
  Shanghai 1 (1990)
  Tianjin 1 (1992)
  Hungarian League XI 1 (1999)
  Oman 1 (2005)
  Uzbekistan 1 (2007)
  Honduras U-20 1 (2015)

*/** Trophy shared or place shared
1 Sweden and Finland represented players from Scandinavian leagues only

 
The map shows countries who participant in King's Cup.

See alsoEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ หน้า 12 ธ สถิตในดวงใจนิรันดร์, พระราชาแห่งฟุตบอลสยาม โดย ชาย ซีโฮ่. คมชัดลึกปีที่ 17 ฉบับที่ 5830: วันอังคารที่ 17 ตุลาคม พ.ศ. 2560 (in Thai)
  2. ^ Arbil FC played as Iraq's B-Team

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