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1956 AFC Asian Cup

Football tournament

1956 AFC Asian Cup
Asian Cup Hong Kong 1956
1956年亞洲盃足球賽
Tournament details
Host countryHong Kong
Dates1–15 September
Teams4
Venue(s)1 (in 1 host city)
Final positions
Champions  South Korea (1st title)
Runners-up  Israel
Third place  Hong Kong
Fourth place  South Vietnam
Tournament statistics
Matches played6
Goals scored27 (4.5 per match)
Attendance136,000 (22,667 per match)
Top scorer(s) Nahum Stelmach
(4 goals)
1960

The 1956 AFC Asian Cup was the first AFC Asian Cup, held every four years and organised by the Asian Football Confederation (AFC). The final tournament was held in Hong Kong from 1 September to 15 September 1956. It was won by South Korea.[1]

1956 AFC Asian Cup Intro articles: 4

Venues

Hong Kong
Government Stadium
Capacity: 28,000

Qualification

Qualifiers

Squads

Results

All times are Hong Kong Time (UTC+8)

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Final result
1  South Korea 3 2 1 0 9 6 +3 5 Champions
2  Israel 3 2 0 1 6 5 +1 4
3  Hong Kong (H) 3 0 2 1 6 7 −1 2
4  South Vietnam 3 0 1 2 6 9 −3 1
Source:
(H) Host.
Hong Kong  2 – 3  Israel
Au Chi Yin  12'66' Glazer  37'76'
Stelmach  69'
Attendance: 30,000
Referee: H.A. Sheppard (England)

South Korea  2 – 2  Hong Kong
Kim Ji-sung  45'
Choi Kwang-seok  62'
Tang Yee Kit  10'
Ko Po Keung  39'
Attendance: 25,000

Israel  1 – 2  South Korea
Stelmach  71' Woo Sang-kwon  52'
Sung Nak-woon  64'
Attendance: 25,000
Referee: Trương Văn Ky (South Vietnam)

South Vietnam  2 – 2  Hong Kong
Trần Văn Tổng  30'
Lê Hữu Đức  64'
Chu Wing Wah  59' (pen.)
Lau Chi Lam  79'
Attendance: 20,000

Israel  2 – 1  South Vietnam
Stelmach  14'27' Trần Văn Tổng  58'
Attendance: 10,000
Referee: Tommy Tucker (England)

South Korea  5 – 3  South Vietnam
Sung Nak-woon  5'
Woo Sang-kwon  41' (pen.)58'
Choi Chung-min  57'66'
Trải Văn Đào  20'
Lê Hữu Đức  51'63'
Attendance: 13,000

1956 AFC Asian Cup Venues articles: 16

Winners

 AFC Asian Cup 1956 Winners 

South Korea
First title

Goalscorers

With four goals, Nahum Stelmach is the top scorer in the tournament. In total, 27 goals were scored by 15 different players, with none of them credited as own goal.

4 goals

3 goals

2 goals

1 goal

  • Chu Wing Wah
  • Ko Po Keung
  • Lau Chi Lam
  • Tang Yee Kit
  • Choi Kwang-seok
  • Kim Ji-sung
  • Trải Văn Đào

1956 AFC Asian Cup Winners articles: 3

References