Sultan Azlan Shah Cup

The Sultan Azlan Shah Cup is an annual invitational international men's field hockey tournament held in Malaysia. It began in 1983 as a biennial contest. The tournament became an annual event after 1998, following its growth and popularity. The tournament is named after the ninth Yang di-Pertuan Agong (King) of Malaysia, Sultan Azlan Shah, an avid fan of field hockey.[citation needed]

The Sultan Azlan Shah Cup
Most recent season or competition:
2022 Sultan Azlan Shah Cup
SportField hockey
Founded1983; 39 years ago (1983)
Inaugural season1983
No. of teams6
CountryMalaysia
Venue(s)Azlan Shah Stadium
Most recent
champion(s)
 South Korea (3rd title)
(2019)
Most titles Australia (10 titles)
Official websitewww.azlanshahcup.my

Since 2007 the tournament has been held at the Azlan Shah Stadium in Ipoh, Perak. Kuala Lumpur and Penang have also hosted the tournament.

ResultsEdit

Year Host Teams Final Third place match
Winner Score Runner-up Third place Score Fourth place
1983
Details
Kuala Lumpur 5  
Australia
1–0  
Pakistan
 
India
round-robin  
Malaysia
1985
Details
Ipoh 4  
India
round-robin  
Malaysia
 
Pakistan
round-robin  
Spain
1987
Details
6  
West Germany
round-robin  
Pakistan
 
England
round-robin  
Malaysia
1991
Details
6  
India
round-robin  
Pakistan
 
Soviet Union
round-robin  
New Zealand
1994
Details
Penang 5  
England
2–2 (a.e.t.)
(5–3 p.s.o.)
 
Pakistan
 
Australia
4–0  
Malaysia
1995
Details
Kuala Lumpur 6  
India
2–2 (a.e.t.)
(5–4 p.s.o.)
 
Germany
 
New Zealand
3–1  
Canada
1996
Details
Ipoh 6  
South Korea
0–0 (a.e.t.)
(4–2 p.s.o.)
 
Australia
 
Malaysia
2–2 (a.e.t.)
(4–3 p.s.o.)
 
Great Britain
1998
Details
6  
Australia
1–1 (a.e.t.)
(10–9 p.s.o.)
 
Germany
 
South Korea
1–0  
New Zealand
1999
Details
Kuala Lumpur 6  
Pakistan
3–1  
South Korea
 
Germany
3–2  
Canada
2000
Details
7  
Pakistan
1–0  
South Korea
 
India
4–1  
Malaysia
2001
Details
7  
Germany
3–2  
South Korea
 
Australia
4–3  
Pakistan
2003
Details
5  
Pakistan
1–0  
Germany
 
New Zealand
3–2  
South Korea
2004
Details
7  
Australia
4–3  
Pakistan
 
South Korea
6–5  
Germany
2005
Details
7  
Australia
4–3  
South Korea
 
Pakistan
4–2  
New Zealand
2006
Details
8  
Netherlands
6–2  
Australia
 
India
3–2  
New Zealand
2007
Details
Ipoh 8  
Australia
3–1  
Malaysia
 
India
1–0  
South Korea
2008
Details
7  
Argentina
2–1  
India
 
New Zealand
2–1  
Pakistan
2009
Details
5  
India
3–1  
Malaysia
 
New Zealand
2–1  
Pakistan
2010
Details
7   India &   South Korea
(Joint Winners)
 
Australia
5–3  
Malaysia
2011
Details
7  
Australia
3–2 (a.e.t)  
Pakistan
 
Great Britain
4–2  
New Zealand
2012
Details
7  
New Zealand
1–0  
Argentina
 
India
3–1  
Great Britain
2013
Details
6  
Australia
3–2  
Malaysia
 
South Korea
2–1  
New Zealand
2014
Details
6  
Australia
8–3  
Malaysia
 
South Korea
3–2  
China
2015
Details
6  
New Zealand
2–2
(3–1 p.s.o.)
 
Australia
 
India
2–2
(4–1 p.s.o.)
 
South Korea
2016
Details
7  
Australia
4–0  
India
 
New Zealand
3–3
(5–4 p.s.o.)
 
Malaysia
2017
Details
6  
Great Britain
4–3  
Australia
 
India
4–0  
New Zealand
2018
Details
6  
Australia
2–1  
England
 
Argentina
3–2  
Malaysia
2019
Details
6  
South Korea
1–1
(4–2 p.s.o.)
 
India
 
Malaysia
4–2  
Canada
2020
Details
6 Cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.[1] Cancelled
2021

SummaryEdit

Below is a list of teams that have finished in the top four positions in the tournament:

Team Winners Runners-up Third place Fourth place
  Australia 10 (1983, 1998, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2016, 2018) 4 (1996, 2006, 2015, 2017) 3 (1994, 2001, 2010)
  India 5 (1985, 1991, 1995, 2009, 2010^) 3 (2008, 2016, 2019) 7 (1983, 2000, 2006, 2007, 2012, 2015, 2017)
  Pakistan 3 (1999, 2000, 2003) 6 (1983, 1987, 1991, 1994, 2004, 2011) 2 (1985, 2005) 3 (2001, 2008, 2009)
  South Korea 3 (1996, 2010^, 2019) 4 (1999, 2000, 2001, 2005) 4 (1998, 2004, 2013, 2014) 3 (2003, 2007, 2015)
  Germany[a] 2 (1987, 2001) 3 (1995,1998, 2003) 1 (1999) 1 (2004)
  New Zealand 2 (2012, 2015) 5 (1995, 2003, 2008, 2009, 2016) 7 (1997, 1998, 2005, 2006, 2011, 2013, 2017)
  Great Britain[b] 2 (1994*, 2017) 1 (2018*) 2 (1987*, 2011) 2 (1996, 2012)
  Argentina 1 (2008) 1 (2012) 1 (2018)
  Netherlands 1 (2006)
  Malaysia 5 (1985, 2007, 2009, 2013, 2014) 2 (1996, 2019) 7 (1983, 1987, 1994, 2000, 2010, 2016, 2018)
  Soviet Union 1 (1991)
  Canada 3 (1995, 1999, 2019)
  Spain 1 (1985)
  China 1 (2014)
* = Played as England in those tournaments
^ = Title was shared between two teams

Team appearancesEdit

Team 83 85 87 91 94 95 96 98 99 00 01 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 Total
  Argentina 7th 5th 1st 2nd 3rd 5
  Australia 1st 3rd 2nd 1st 3rd 1st 1st 2nd 1st 3rd 1st 1st 1st 2nd 1st 2nd 1st 17
  Belgium 6th 1
  Canada 4th 4th 7th 8th 5th 5th 5th 6th 4th 9
  China 7th 6th 4th 3
  Egypt 5th 7th 2
  Germany[a] 1st 2nd 2nd 3rd 5th 1st 2nd 4th 8
  Great Britain[b] 3rd 1st 4th 5th 6th 3rd 4th 1st 2nd 9
  India 3rd 1st 1st 1st 5th 3rd 5th 7th 5th 3rd 3rd 2nd 1st 1st 6th 3rd 5th 3rd 2nd 3rd 5th 2nd 22
  Ireland 6th 1
  Japan 6th 7th 6th 5th 4
  Malaysia 4th 2nd 4th 5th 4th 6th 3rd 6th 5th 4th 7th 5th 6th 6th 8th 2nd 7th 2nd 4th 7th 6th 2nd 2nd 6th 4th 5th 4th 3rd 28
  Netherlands 6th 1st 2
  New Zealand 5th 4th 3rd 4th 6th 6th 3rd 4th 4th 3rd 3rd 4th 1st 4th 1st 3rd 4th 17
  Pakistan 2nd 3rd 2nd 2nd 2nd 1st 1st 4th 1st 2nd 3rd 5th 6th 4th 4th 5th 2nd 7th 6th 5th 20
  Poland 6th 1
  South Africa 7th 6th 2
  South Korea 5th 6th 5th 1st 3rd 2nd 2nd 2nd 4th 3rd 2nd 6th 4th 1st 5th 5th 3rd 3rd 4th 1st 20
  Soviet Union 3rd Defunct 1
  Spain 4th 5th 5th 3
Total 5 4 6 6 5 6 6 6 6 7 7 5 7 7 8 8 7 5 7 7 7 6 6 6 7 6 6 6

Performance by continental zonesEdit

Zone Best performance
Oceania 12 titles, won by Australia (10) and New Zealand (2)
Asia 11 titles, won by the India (5), Pakistan (3), South Korea (3)
Europe 5 titles, won by Germany (2), Great Britain (2) and Netherlands (1)
Americas 1 title, won by Argentina
Africa Fifth place, achieved by Egypt

See alsoEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ a b Includes results representing West Germany until 1990
  2. ^ a b Includes results representing England

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Barren year for hockey with Azlan Shah Cup off". thestar.com.my. The Star (Malaysia). 2 May 2020. Retrieved 2 May 2020.

External linksEdit