AFC U-16 Championship

AFC U-16 Championship
Founded 1985
Region Asia (AFC)
Number of teams 16
Current champions  Iraq (1st title)
Most successful team(s)  China PR
 Japan
 North Korea
 Oman
 Saudi Arabia
 South Korea
(2 titles each)
2018 AFC U-16 Championship

The AFC U-16 Championship is a football competition, organised by the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) held once every two years for Asian under-16 teams that also serves as a qualification tournament for the FIFA U-17 World Cup. The top 4 countries qualify to participate in the FIFA U-17 World Cup. Until 2006 it was held as an under-17 tournament.

Results

Year Host Final Third Place Match
Winner Score Runner-up Third Place Score Fourth Place
1985
Details

Qatar

Saudi Arabia
0–0
(4–3 p)

Qatar

Iraq
1–0
Thailand
1986
Details

Qatar

South Korea
0–0
(5–4 p)

Qatar

Saudi Arabia
2–0
North Korea
1988
Details

Thailand

Saudi Arabia
2–0
Bahrain

China PR
1–1
(4–3 p)

Iraq
1990
Details

United Arab Emirates

Qatar
2–0
United Arab Emirates

China PR
5–0
Indonesia
1992
Details

Saudi Arabia

China PR
2–2
(8–7 p)

Qatar

Saudi Arabia
2–1
North Korea
1994
Details

Qatar

Japan
1–0 (a.e.t.)
Qatar

Oman
3–2
Bahrain
1996
Details

Thailand

Oman
1–0
Thailand

Bahrain
0–0
(4–1 p)

Japan
1998
Details

Qatar

Thailand
1–1
(3–2 p)

Qatar

Bahrain
5–1
South Korea
2000
Details

Vietnam

Oman
1–0
Iran

Japan
4–2
Vietnam
2002
Details

United Arab Emirates

South Korea
1–1
(5–3 p)

Yemen

China PR
1–0
Uzbekistan
2004
Details

Japan

China PR
1–0
North Korea

Qatar
2–1
Iran
2006
Details

Singapore

Japan
4–2 (a.e.t.)
North Korea

Tajikistan
3–3
(5–4 p)

Syria
Year Host Final Losing semi-finalists(1)
Winner Score Runner-up
2008
Details

Uzbekistan

Iran
2–1
South Korea
 United Arab Emirates and  Japan
2010
Details

Uzbekistan

North Korea
2–0
Uzbekistan
 Australia and  Japan
2012
Details

Iran

Uzbekistan
1–1
(3–1 p)

Japan
 Iran and  Iraq
2014
Details

Thailand

North Korea
2–1
South Korea
 Australia and  Syria
2016
Details

India

Iraq
0–0
(4–3 p)

Iran
 Japan and  North Korea
2018
Details

Malaysia

Notes:

  • a.e.t.: after extra time
  • p: after penalty shoot-out
  • 1 No third place match was played.

Successful national teams

As 2016

Team Champions Runners-up Third-place Fourth-place Semi-finalists Total (Top 4)
 North Korea 2 (2010, 2014) 2 (2004, 2006) - 2 (1986, 1992) 1 (2016) 7
 South Korea 2 (1986, 2002) 2 (2008, 2014) - 1 (1998) - 5
 Japan 2 (1994, 2006) 1 (2012) 1 (2000) 1 (1996) 3 (2008, 2010, 2016) 8
 China PR 2 (1992, 2004) - 3 (1988, 1990, 2002) - - 5
 Saudi Arabia 2 (1985, 1988) - 2 (1986, 1992*) - - 4
 Oman 2 (1996, 2000) - 1 (1994) - - 3
 Qatar 1 (1990) 5 (1985*, 1986*, 1992, 1994*, 1998*) 1 (2004) - - 7
 Iran 1 (2008) 2 (2000, 2016) - 1 (2004) 1 (2012*) 5
 Thailand 1 (1998) 1 (1996*) - 1 (1985) - 3
 Uzbekistan 1 (2012) 1 (2010*) - 1 (2002) - 3
 Iraq 1 (2016) - 1 (1985) 1 (1988) 1 (2012) 4
 Bahrain - 1 (1988) 2 (1996, 1998) 1 (1994) - 4
 United Arab Emirates - 1 (1990*) - - 1 (2008) 2
 Yemen - 1 (2002) - - - 1
 Tajikistan - - 1 (2006) - - 1
 Syria - - - 1 (2006) 1 (2014) 2
 Indonesia - - - 1 (1990) - 1
 Vietnam - - - 1 (2000*) - 1
 Australia - - - - 2 (2010, 2014) 2
Total (17 Edition)171712121068
* = As hosts

Medal Summary

As 2016

Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 North Korea2215
2 South Korea2204
3 Japan2147
4 China PR2035
5 Saudi Arabia2024
6 Oman2013
7 Qatar1517
8 Iran1214
9 Thailand1102
10 Uzbekistan1102
11 Iraq1023
12 Bahrain0123
13 United Arab Emirates0112
14 Yemen0101
15 Australia0022
16 Syria0011
17 Tajikistan0011
Total17172256

Participating nations

Legend:
  • 1st – Champions
  • 2nd – Runners-up
  • 3rd – Third place
  • 4th – Fourth place
  • SF – Semi-finalists
  • QF – Quarter finals
  • GS – Group stage
  • q – Qualified for upcoming tournament
  • DQ – Disqualified
  •  ••  – Qualified but withdrew
  •    – Did not qualify
  •  ×  – Did not enter
  •  ×  – Withdrew / Banned / Entry not accepted by FIFA
  • XX Country not affiliated to AFC at that time
  • XX Country did not exist or national team was inactive
  •      – Hosts
  •      – Not affiliated to FIFA
Nation
1985

1986

1988

1990

1992

1994

1996

1998

2000

2002

2004

2006

2008

2010

2012

2014

2016

2018
Total
 Afghanistan ××××××××××××DQq1
 Australia xQFSFQFSFGSq6
 Bahrain GS2ndGS4th3rd3rdGS7
 Bangladesh ×GSGSGSGS×GSGSDQ×6
 China PR GS3rd3rd1stGSGSGS3rd1stQFGSGSGSGS14
 Hong Kong ××GS1
 India GSGSQFGSGSGSGSq8
 Indonesia ×GSGS4thGSGS×q6
 Iran ×GSGS2nd×4thQF1stGSSFQF2ndq11
 Iraq 3rd4th××GS×GSQFGSDQQFSF1stq10
 Japan GSGS×1st4thGS3rdGSGS1stSFSF2ndQFSFq15
 Jordan ×GSQF×q3
 Kuwait ••GSQFGSQFGS××5
 Kyrgyzstan ××DQGS1
 Laos ××××××GSDQGS2
 Malaysia ××GSGSQFGSq5
 Myanmar ×GS×××××GSGSGS×4
   Nepal ×××GS×GSGS×3
 North Korea ×4thGS4thGS×2nd2ndDQ1stGS1stSFq11
 Oman ××3rd1stGS1st×QFGSGSGSQFq10
 Pakistan ××××××GS×××1
 Qatar 2nd2ndGS1st2nd2nd2ndQF3rdGS10
 Saudi Arabia 1st3rd1st••3rdGSQFQFGSGSGS10
 Singapore GSGS2
 South Korea 1stGSGSGSGS4th1stQFQF2ndQF2ndGSq14
 South Yemen GS1
 Syria ××××××××QF×4thQFQFQFSF6
 Tajikistan ×××3rdDQGSq3
 Thailand 4thGSGS2nd1stGS×GSGSGSGSq11
 Timor-Leste ×××GS×1
 Turkmenistan ××GS××1
 United Arab Emirates 2ndGSGSQFSFQFQF×7
 Uzbekistan GSGS4thGSQF2nd1stQFQF9
 Vietnam ××××××××4thGSGSGSGSQFq7
 Yemen ×××2ndGSDQGSGSq5

All Time Results

  • In Qatar 1985 Qatar vs. Japan was originally scheduled for February 3rd, but wasn't played.
  • As of India 2016.
Rank Team Part. Pld W D L GF GA Dif Pts
1  Japan 14643891715374+79123
2  South Korea 135831111612165+56104
3  China PR 145927161610572+3397
4  Qatar 1046271188039+4192
5  Iran 1047277149454+4088
6  North Korea 10492012177562+1372
7  Iraq 941189145445+963
8  Saudi Arabia 1040178156844+2459
9  Oman 939185166755+1259
10  Uzbekistan 941169166991-2257
11  Bahrain 733138125546+1147
12  Thailand 1040137205561-646
13  Australia 52112364430+1439
14  Syria 62710983933+639
15  United Arab Emirates 728108104747038
16  Vietnam 62263133055-2521
17  India 72354143057-2719
18  Yemen 5154561822-417
19  Kuwait 51943122541-1615
20  Tajikistan 294231423-914
21  Bangladesh 62033141659-4312
22  Malaysia 4133281125-1411
23  Myanmar 4122281236-248
24  Laos 26204819-116
25  Indonesia 51713131148-376
26  Jordan 27124314-115
27    Nepal 310127631-255
28  Kyrgyzstan 13102211-93
29  South Yemen 1302145-12
30  Singapore 26024318-152
31  Pakistan 1301226-41
32  Hong Kong 1300306-60
33  Timor-Leste 1300319-80
34  Turkmenistan 13003112-110

Men's U-17 World Cup Qualifiers

Legend
  • 1st – Champions
  • 2nd – Runners-up
  • 3rd – Third place
  • 4th – Fourth place
  • QF – Quarterfinals
  • R2 – Round 2
  • R1 – Round 1
  •      – Hosts
  •      – Not affiliated to AFC
  • q – Qualified for upcoming tournament
Team
1985

1987

1989

1991

1993

1995

1997

1999

2001

2003

2005

2007

2009

2011

2013

2015

2017
Total
 AustraliaOFC memberR2R22
 Bahrain4thR12
 China PRQFR1R1R1R1QF6
 IndiaR11
 IranR1R2R2QF4
 IraqR1R22
 JapanQFR1R1R1R1QFR2R28
 North KoreaQFR2R1R2R15
 Oman4thQFR13
 QatarR1QF4thR1R1QFR17
 Saudi ArabiaQFR11st3
 South KoreaQFR1R1QFR25
 SyriaR2R12
 TajikistanPart of Soviet UnionR21
 ThailandR1R12
 United Arab EmiratesR1R2R13
 UzbekistanPart of Soviet UnionQFR22
 YemenPart of South YemenR11

See also

References

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