AFC U-19 Championship

The AFC U-19 Championship, formerly known as the AFC Youth Championship, is a biennial international association football competition organised by the sport's Asian governing body, the Asian Football Confederation (AFC). The competition has been held since 1959. Between 1959 and 1978 the tournament was held annually, since 1980 it has been held every two years.

AFC U-19 Championship
Founded1959 (1959)
RegionAFC (Asia)
Number of teams16
Current champions Saudi Arabia
(3rd title)
Most successful team(s) South Korea (12 titles)
2020 AFC U-19 Championship

The tournament has been played in a number of different formats during its existence. Currently it consists of two stages, similarly to AFC's other Asian Championship competitions. The qualifying stage is open to all AFC members, and the final stage is contested between sixteen teams. The most recent edition, the fortieth, was held in Indonesia. The AFC have proposed switching the tournament from under-19 to under-20 starting from 2023.[1]

Results

  • Coordinate is based on the capital of the country.
Year Host Final Third Place Match
Winner Score Runner-up Third Place Score Fourth Place
1959
Details

Malaya

South Korea
3
Malaya

Japan
3
Hong Kong
1960
Details

Malaya

South Korea
4–0
Malaya

Japan
3–2
Indonesia
1961
Details

Thailand

Indonesia


Myanmar
0–0
1

Thailand
2–1
South Korea
1962
Details

Thailand

Thailand
2–1
South Korea

Indonesia
3–0
Malaya
1963
Details

Malaya

South Korea


Myanmar
2–2
1

Thailand

Hong Kong
2–2
2
1964
Details

South Vietnam

Myanmar


Israel
0–0
1

Malaysia
5–1
South Korea
1965
Details

Japan

Israel
5–0
Myanmar

Malaysia
4–1
Hong Kong
1966
Details

Philippines

Israel


Myanmar
1–1
1

Republic of China[2]

Thailand
0–0
2
1967
Details

Thailand

Israel
3–0
Indonesia

Myanmar
4–0
Singapore
1968
Details

South Korea

Myanmar
4–0
Malaysia

South Korea

Israel
0–0
2
1969
Details

Thailand

Myanmar


Thailand
2–2
1

Iran
2–1
Israel
1970
Details

Philippines

Myanmar
3–0
Indonesia[3]

South Korea
5–0
Japan
1971
Details

Japan

Israel
1–0
South Korea

Myanmar
2–0
Japan
1972
Details

Thailand

Israel
1–0
South Korea

Iran
3–0
Thailand
1973
Details

Iran

Iran
2–0
Japan

South Korea
3–0
Saudi Arabia
1974
Details

Thailand

India


Iran
2–2
1

South Korea
2–1
Thailand
1975
Details

Kuwait

Iraq


Iran
0–0
1

Kuwait

North Korea
2–2
2
1976
Details

Thailand

Iran


North Korea
0–0
1

South Korea
2–1
Thailand
1977
Details

Iran

Iraq
4–3
Iran

Bahrain
3–1
Japan
1978
Details

Bangladesh

Iraq


South Korea
1–1
1

North Korea

Kuwait
1–1
2
1980
Details

Thailand

South Korea
3
Qatar

Japan
3
Thailand
1982
Details

Thailand

South Korea
3
China PR

Iraq
3
United Arab Emirates
1985
Details

United Arab Emirates

China PR
3
Saudi Arabia

United Arab Emirates
3
Thailand
1986
Details

Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia
2–0
Bahrain

North Korea
1–0
Qatar
1988
Details

Qatar

Iraq
1–1
(5–4 p)

Syria

Qatar
2–0
United Arab Emirates
1990
Details

Indonesia

South Korea
0–0
(4–3 p)

North Korea

Syria
1–0
Qatar
1992
Details

United Arab Emirates

Saudi Arabia
2–0
South Korea

Japan
3–0
United Arab Emirates
1994
Details

Indonesia

Syria
2–1
Japan

Thailand
1–1
(3–2 p)

Iraq
1996
Details

South Korea

South Korea
3–0
China PR

United Arab Emirates
2–2
(4–3 p)

Japan
1998
Details

Thailand

South Korea
2–1
Japan

Saudi Arabia
3–1
Kazakhstan
2000
Details

Iran

Iraq
2–1
Japan

China PR
2–2
(8–7 p)

Iran
2002
Details

Qatar

South Korea
1–0
Japan

Saudi Arabia
4–0
Uzbekistan
2004
Details

Malaysia

South Korea
2–0
China PR

Japan
1–1
(4–3 p)

Syria
2006
Details

India

North Korea
1–1
(5–3 p)

Japan

South Korea
2–0
Jordan
Year Host Final Losing semi-finalists 4
Winner Score Runner-up
2008
Details

Saudi Arabia

United Arab Emirates
2–1
Uzbekistan
 Australia and  South Korea
2010
Details

China

North Korea
3–2
Australia
 South Korea and  Saudi Arabia
2012
Details

United Arab Emirates

South Korea
1–1
(4–1 p)

Iraq
 Australia and  Uzbekistan
2014
Details

Myanmar

Qatar
1–0
North Korea
 Myanmar and  Uzbekistan
2016
Details

Bahrain

Japan
0–0 (a.e.t.)
(5–3 p)

Saudi Arabia
 Iran and  Vietnam
2018
Details

Indonesia

Saudi Arabia
2–1
South Korea
 Japan and  Qatar
2020
Details

Uzbekistan
TBD TBD TBD and TBD
Notes
1 Title shared.
2 Third place shared.
3 Final tournaments in round-robin format.
4 No third place match played since 2008; losing semi-finalists are listed in alphabetical order.

Successful national teams

Team Champions Runners-up Third-place Fourth-place Semi-finalists Total (Top 4)
 South Korea 12 (1959, 1960, 1963, 1978, 1980, 1982, 1990, 1996, 1998, 2002, 2004, 2012) 5 (1962, 1971, 1972, 1992, 2018) 6 (1968, 1970, 1973, 1974, 1976, 2006) 2 (1961, 1964) 2 (2008, 2010) 27
 Myanmar 7 (1961, 1963, 1964, 1966, 1968, 1969, 1970) 1 (1965) 2 (1967, 1971) 1 (2014) 11
 Israel 6 (1964, 1965, 1966, 1967, 1971, 1972) 1 (1968) 1 (1969) 8
 Iraq 5 (1975, 1977, 1978, 1988, 2000) 1 (2012) 1 (1982) 1 (1994) 8
 Iran 4 (1973, 1974, 1975, 1976) 1 (1977) 2 (1969, 1972) 1 (2000) 1 (2016) 9
 North Korea 3 (1976, 2006, 2010) 2 (1990, 2014) 3 (1975, 1978, 1986) 8
 Saudi Arabia 3 (1986, 1992, 2018) 2 (1985, 2016) 2 (1998, 2002) 1 (2010) 8
 Thailand 2 (1962, 1969) 4 (1961, 1963, 1966, 1994) 5 (1972, 1974, 1976, 1980, 1985) 9
 Japan 1 (2016) 6 (1973, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2002, 2006) 5 (1959, 1960, 1980, 1992, 2004) 4 (1970, 1971, 1977, 1996) 1 (2018) 17
 China PR 1 (1985) 3 (1982, 1996, 2004) 1 (2000) 5
 Indonesia 1 (1961) 2 (1967, 1970) 1 (1962) 2 (1960, 1964) 6
 Qatar 1 (2014) 1 (1980) 1 (1988) 2 (1986, 1990) 1 (2018) 6
 Syria 1 (1994) 1 (1988) 1 (1990) 1 (2004) 4
 United Arab Emirates 1 (2008) 2 (1985, 1996) 3 (1982, 1988, 1992) 6
 India 1 (1974) 1
 Malaysia 3 (1959, 1960, 1968) 2 (1964, 1965) 1 (1962) 6
 Bahrain 1 (1986) 1 (1977) 2
 Uzbekistan 1 (2008) 1 (2002) 2 (2012, 2014) 4
 Australia 1 (2010) 2 (2008, 2012) 3
 Kuwait 2 (1975, 1978) 2
 Hong Kong 1 (1963) 2 (1959, 1965) 3
 Chinese Taipei 1 (1966) 1
 Singapore 1 (1967) 1
 Kazakhstan 1 (1998) 1
 Jordan 1 (2006) 1
 Vietnam 1 (2016) 1
Total (as of 2018)4931392912160

Notes:

  • Bold Italic indicates hosts for that year.
  • Total (40 editions): 9 editions shared champions, 5 editions shared third place, and 6 editions with no third place match.

Medal summary

As of 2018 tournament
RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1 South Korea125825
2 Myanmar71311
3 Israel6017
4 Iraq5117
5 Iran4138
6 North Korea3238
 Saudi Arabia3238
8 Thailand2046
9 Japan16613
10 China PR1315
11 Indonesia1214
12 Qatar1124
13 Syria1113
14 United Arab Emirates1023
15 India1001
16 Malaysia0325
17 Australia0123
 Uzbekistan0123
19 Bahrain0112
20 Kuwait0022
21 Chinese Taipei0011
 Hong Kong0011
 Vietnam0011
Totals (23 nations)493151131

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
  • Country not affiliated to AFC at that time
  • Country did not exist or national team was inactive
  •      – Hosts
  •      – Not affiliated to FIFA
Nation
1959

1960

1961

1962

1963

1964

1965

1966

1967

1968

1969

1970

1971

1972

1973

1974

1975

1976

1977

1978
 Afghanistan ××××××××××××××××GS×QFGS
 Australia
 Bahrain ××××××××××××××GS×QF×3rdQF
 Bangladesh ××××××××××××××××GS×GSGS
 Bhutan ××××××××××××××××××××
 Brunei ×××××××××××GS×GS×GSGS×××
 Cambodia ××××GS××××××××GS×GS××××
 China PR ××××××××××××××××QFQF×GS
 Chinese Taipei ××GS××××3rdGSGSGSGSGSGS×GS××××
 Guam ××××××××××××××××××××
 Hong Kong 4th××GS3rd×4thQFGSGSGSQFGSGSGSQFQFGSGS×
 India ××××GSGSGSQFQFGS××QFGSGS1stGSGSQFGS
 Indonesia ×4th1st3rd××××2nd×GS2ndGSQFGS×GSQF×QF
 Iran ××××××××××3rdQFQF3rd1st1st1st1st2ndQF
 Iraq ××××××××××××××××1stQF1st1st
 Israel ×××××1st1st1st1st3rd4thQF1st1st××××××
 Japan 3rd3rdGSGSGSGSGSGSGSGSQF4th4thQF2ndQFGSGS4thGS
 Jordan ××××××××××××××××××GSGS
 Kazakhstan
 Kuwait ××××××××××××QF×××3rdGS×3rd
 Kyrgyzstan
 Laos ××××××××××GSQF×GS×GS××××
 Lebanon ××××××××××××××QF×××××
 Macau ××××××××××××××××××××
 Malaysia 2nd2ndGS4thGS3rd3rdQFGS2ndQFGSQFGSGSQFGSGSGSGS
 Maldives ××××××××××××××××××××
 Mongolia ××××××××××××××××××××
 Myanmar 6thGS1stGS1st1st2nd1st3rd1st1st1st3rdQFQFGSGSQF××
   Nepal ××××××××××××GSGS×GS××××
 North Korea ××××××××××××××××3rd1st×3rd
 Oman ××××××××××××××××××××
 Pakistan ×××GS××××××××××GS×××××
 Palestine ××××××××××××××××××××
 Philippines 9thGS××GS×GSGSGSR2GSGSGSGS×GSGS×××
 Qatar ××××××××××××××××××××
 Saudi Arabia ××××××××××××××4th×××QFQF
 Singapore 7thGSGSGSGS××GS4thGSGSGSGSQFQFQFGSGSGSGS
 South Korea 1st1st4th2nd1st4thGSQFGS3rdQF3rd2nd2nd3rd3rd×3rdQF1st
 South Yemen ××××××××××QF×××
 Sri Lanka 8th×GS×GS××GSQF×GSGS×××××GS×GS
 Syria ××××××××××××××××GS×××
 Tajikistan
 Thailand 5thGS3rd1st3rdGSGS3rdQFR21stGSGS4thQF4th×4th××
 Timor-Leste
 Turkmenistan
 United Arab Emirates ××××××××××××××××××××
 Uzbekistan
 Vietnam
 South Vietnam (before 1975)
××4thGSGSGSGS×QFGSQFGSGS××GS××××
 Yemen ×××××××××××××××××××GS
Nation
1980

1982

1985

1986

1988

1990

1992

1994

1996

1998

2000

2002

2004

2006

2008

2010

2012

2014

2016

2018

2020
Total
 Afghanistan ××××××××××××DQ××3
 Australia Part of OFCQFSF2ndSFGSGSQFq8
 Bahrain ×2ndGSGSGSQFq10
 Bangladesh 5th×××GSGS×6
 Bhutan ××××××××××××××0
 Brunei ××××××××××4
 Cambodia ×××××××××××××××q4
 China PR 2nd1stGS2ndGS3rdQF2ndQFQFQFGSQFGSGS18
 Chinese Taipei ××Part of OFCGS10
 Guam ××××××××××××0
 Hong Kong ×××××16
 India GS×GSGS×GSGSQFGSGS22
 Indonesia GS×GSGS×GSGS×QFq18
 Iran ×××××GS×GS4thGSGSGSGSQFGSSFq21
 Iraq ×3rd1st××4th×GS1stQFQFGSGS2ndGSQFGSq18
 Israel Part of OFC and later UEFA9
 Japan 3rdGSGS3rd2nd4th2nd2nd2nd3rd2ndQFQFQFQF1stSFq38
 Jordan ×××××××××4thGSGSQFGS7
 Kazakhstan ×GS4thPart of UEFA2
 Kuwait ××GSGSGSGS×8
 Kyrgyzstan ××GS×××1
 Laos ×××××××××GSq6
 Lebanon ××××××××GS×2
 Macau ××××0
 Malaysia ××QFGSGSq24
 Maldives ×××××0
 Mongolia ×××××××××××××0
 Myanmar ××××××××××SF19
   Nepal ×××GS×4
 New Zealand OFC memberGSOFC member1
 North Korea ×DQ×3rdGS2nd××××××1stQF1stGS2ndGSGS13
 Oman ××××GSGS2
 Pakistan ××GSDQ×××3
 Palestine ××××××××××××0
 Philippines ××××××××××13
 Qatar 2nd×4th3rd4thGSGSGSGSGSQFGS1stGSSFq15
 Saudi Arabia ×2nd1st××1st×3rd3rdQFQFSFGS2nd1stq15
 Singapore ××18
 South Korea 1st1stGSGS1st2ndGS1st1stGS1st1st3rdSFSF1stGSGS2ndq39
 South Yemen ×××1
 Sri Lanka ×××GS××××××10
 Syria ××2nd3rd1stGSQF4thGSGSQF×10
 Tajikistan ××GSGSQFQFq5
 Thailand 4th4thGS3rdGSGSGSGSGSGSGSGSGSQFGSQF33
 Timor-Leste ××DQ×××0
 Turkmenistan ×ו•×0
 United Arab Emirates ×4th3rd4th4th3rdGSQFGS1stQFGSQFGSGS14
 Uzbekistan ××4thQF2ndQFSFSFQFq8
 Vietnam ××××××××GSGSGSGSGSGSSFGSq20
 Yemen ×××××××GSGSGSGSGSq7

All-time results

As of 2018 tournament
Rank Team Part Pld W D L GF GA Dif Pts
1  South Korea 381791054232354145+209357
2  Japan 37168702969293232+61239
3  Myanmar 199460151924583+162195
4  Iran 208853171818369+114176
5  Thailand 33132512160218206+12174
6  Saudi Arabia 146942131414475+69139
7  Iraq 177036181613772+65126
8  Israel 949378413814+124119
9  Malaysia 2388351340152158–6118
10  North Korea 13653115199861+37108
11  China PR 187230182410489+15108
12  Qatar 1459289229687+993
13  Indonesia 1766251329104116–1288
14  India 2281251343104150–4688
15  Syria 1044227157046+2473
16  United Arab Emirates 14561815238380+369
17  Hong Kong 16602093196132–3669
18  Vietnam * 196617133671138–6764
19  Uzbekistan 73417985744+1360
20  Singapore 18671674479190–1155
21  Bahrain 9371410134744+352
22  Australia 73014974431+1351
23  Kuwait 836121594944+551
24  Tajikistan 4146351428–1421
25  Chinese Taipei 103556243098–6821
26  Jordan 72446142252–3018
27  Philippines 1345533732161–12918
28  Laos 5164482029–916
29  Yemen * 72443171945–2615
30  Syria 1036423034152–11814
31  Cambodia 3113171426–1210
32  Pakistan 3113081235–239
33  Kazakhstan 2102261525–108
34  Bangladesh 62115151154–438
35  Lebanon 27133513–86
36  Oman 27034315–123
37    Nepal 4121011647–413
38  Kyrgyzstan 1302118–72
39  Afghanistan 310028931–222
40  New Zealand ^ 14004213–110
41  Brunei 4130013394–910
  • Consist of South Vietnam from 1959 to 1974.
  • Consist of South Yemen in 1975 and North Yemen in 1978.
  • ^ Not an AFC member; Participated in tournament as part of intercontinental play-off to qualify for the 1993 FIFA World Youth Championship.

FIFA U-20 World Cup performances

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
1977

1979

1981

1983

1985

1987

1989

1991

1993

1995

1997

1999

2001

2003

2005

2007

2009

2011

2013

2015

2017

2019

2021
Total
 AustraliaOFC memberR1R1R13
 BahrainR11
 China PRR1QFR1R2R25
 IndonesiaR1Q2
 IranR1R1R13
 IraqR1QFR14th4
 JapanR1QFQF2ndR1QFR2R2R2R210
 JordanR11
 KazakhstanPart of Soviet UnionR1UEFA member1
 MalaysiaR11
 MyanmarR11
 North KoreaR1R1R13
 Qatar2ndR1R1R14
 Saudi ArabiaR1R1R1R1R1R1R2R2R19
 South KoreaR1R14thQFR1R1R1R2R1R1QFR2QFR22nd15
 SyriaR1QFR1R24
 United Arab EmiratesR2QFQF3
 UzbekistanPart of Soviet UnionR1R1QFQF4
 VietnamR11

See also

References

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