1995 King Fahd Cup

1995 King Fahd Cup
كأس الملك فهد 1995
Tournament details
Host country Saudi Arabia
Dates 6 January – 13 January
Teams 6 (from 5 confederations)
Venue(s) 1 (in 1 host city)
Final positions
Champions  Denmark (1st title)
Runners-up  Argentina
Third place  Mexico
Fourth place  Nigeria
Tournament statistics
Matches played 8
Goals scored 19 (2.38 per match)
Attendance 165,000 (20,625 per match)
Top scorer(s) Luis García (3 goals)
Best player Brian Laudrup[1]

The 1995 King Fahd Cup (Arabic: كأس الملك فهد) was the second and last tournament held under the King Fahd Cup name before the competition was retroactively sanctioned by FIFA and renamed the FIFA Confederations Cup. It was hosted by Saudi Arabia in January 1995. It was won by Denmark, who beat defending champions Argentina 2–0 in the final.[2]

Qualified teams

Team Confederation Qualification method Date qualification secured Participation no.
 Saudi Arabia AFC Hosts n/a 2nd
 Denmark UEFA UEFA Euro 1992 winners 26 June 1992 1st
 Japan AFC 1992 AFC Asian Cup winners 8 November 1992 1st
 Argentina CONMEBOL 1993 Copa América winners 4 July 1993 2nd
 Mexico CONCACAF 1993 CONCACAF Gold Cup winners 25 July 1993 1st
 Nigeria CAF 1994 African Cup of Nations winners 10 April 1994 1st


All matches were played at the 67,000-capacity King Fahd II Stadium in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Match referees


Group stage

Group A

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Denmark 211031+24
 Mexico 211031+24
 Saudi Arabia 20020440
Saudi Arabia  0–2  Mexico
Report L. García  65', 82'
Attendance: 25,000

Saudi Arabia  0–2  Denmark
Report B. Laudrup  43'
Wieghorst  90'
Attendance: 10,000

Group B

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Argentina 211051+44
 Nigeria 211030+34
 Japan 20021870
Japan  0–3  Nigeria
Report Amunike  4'
Adepoju  55'
Amokachi  65'
Attendance: 25,000

Japan  1–5  Argentina
Miura  57' Report Rambert  31'
Ortega  45'
Batistuta  47', 86' (pen.)
Chamot  54'
Attendance: 10,000

Nigeria  0–0  Argentina

Final stages

Third place play-off


Denmark  2–0  Argentina
M. Laudrup  8' (pen.)
Rasmussen  75'


With three goals, Luis García is the top scorer in the tournament. In total, 19 goals were scored by 14 different players, with none of them credited as own goal.

3 goals
2 goals
1 goal


  1. Archived 2016-01-12 at the Wayback Machine.; at RSSSF
  2. "FIFA Confederations Cup-Part 1995 King Fahd Cup". Soccer Nostalgia. Retrieved 25 July 2017.
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