ECO Cup

The ECO Cup was a football competition for members of Economic Cooperation Organization. Previously it was known as RCD Cup, RCD abbreviates Regional Corporation for Development and was an economic cooperation between Iran, Pakistan and Turkey from 1964 to 1979. A new organisation, ECO, was set up in 1985. In 1992, Afghanistan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Azerbaijan joined ECO.

ECO Cup
RCD Cup(formerly)
Organising bodyRCD
(1965–1974)
ECO
(1993)
Founded1965
Abolished1993
RegionAFC/UEFA
Number of teams7 (1993)
Last championsIran
Most successful club(s)Iran
Turkey
(3 titles each)

The countries that competed in one or more tournaments are Iran, Turkey, Pakistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Turkmenistan. Afghanistan and Uzbekistan never participated. Also Turkey did not participate in 1993 Tournament. 1993 was the last time this tournament was held.

Tournament Format

RCD Cup from 1964 to 1974 was a three nation tournament and it had a league format structure. ECO Cup 1993 was a seven nation tournament with two groups for a group stage, followed by semi-finals and final. There was no 3rd place match.

YearHostWinnerRunner-up3rd Place
1965
Details
Tehran, Iran
Iran

Turkey

Pakistan
1967
Details
Dhaka, East Pakistan
Turkey

Iran

Pakistan
1969
Details
Ankara, Turkey
Turkey

Iran

Pakistan
1970
Details
Tehran, Iran
Iran

Turkey

Pakistan
1974
Details
Karachi, Pakistan
Turkey

Malavan F.C.

Pakistan
1993
Details
Tehran, Iran
Iran

Turkmenistan
 Tajikistan and
 Azerbaijan

Medal summary

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1 Iran3306
2 Turkey3205
3 Turkmenistan0101
4 Pakistan0055
5 Azerbaijan0011
 Tajikistan0011
Totals (6 nations)66719

General statistics

As 1993

Rank Team Part Pld W D L GF GA Dif Pts
1  Iran 6149233013+1729
2  Turkey 5107302611+1524
3  Azerbaijan 142118807
4  Turkmenistan 1420294+56
5  Tajikistan 141124404
6  Kyrgyzstan 1302134-12
7  Kazakhstan 1302136-32
8  Pakistan 61201111447-331

Participants

NationTotalYears
 Iran 6 1965, 1967, 1969, 1970, 1993 and including Malavan F.C. in 1974
 Pakistan 6 1965, 1967, 1969, 1970, 1974, 1993
 Turkey 5 1965, 1967, 1969, 1970, 1974
 Tajikistan 1 1993
 Turkmenistan 1 1993
 Azerbaijan 1 1993
 Kyrgyzstan 1 1993
Kazakhstan U21 1 1993

Comprehensive team results by tournament

Legend
  • 1st Champions
  • 2nd Runners-up
  • 3rd Third place
  • SF Semifinals (1993)
  • R1 Round 1
  •     Did not enter / Withdrew
  •    Hosts

For each tournament, the number of teams in each finals tournament (in brackets) are shown.

Team
1965
(3)

1967
(3)

1969
(3)

1970
(3)

1974
(3)

1993
(7)
 Azerbaijan SF
3rd
 Iran 1st2nd2nd1st2nd1st
Kazakhstan U21 R1
 Kyrgyzstan R1
 Pakistan 3rd3rd3rd3rd3rdR1
 Tajikistan SF
3rd
 Turkey 2nd1st1st2nd1st
 Turkmenistan 2nd

See also

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