Football at the South Asian Games
FoundedMen: 1985
Women: 2010
RegionSAFF (South Asia)
Current championsM:    Nepal
W:  India
(2019)
Most successful team(s)M:    Nepal &  Pakistan
(4 titles each)
W:  India (3 titles)
2019 (M), 2019 (W)

Football has been a sport at the South Asian Games since it commenced in 1984. Since the 2004 South Asian Games, the age limit for men's teams is under 23, plus up to three overaged players for each squad, which is the same as the age limit in football competitions at the Summer Olympics and Asian Games. Nepal and Pakistan are currently the most successful countries in the Men's event with 4 Gold Medals each while India is the most successful in Women's event with 3 Gold Medals.

Women's football tournaments were introduced in 2010.

Results

Men's tournament

Accurate as of 10 December 2019.[1]

Year Host Final Third Place Match
1st place, gold medalist(s) Gold Score 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Silver 3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Bronze Score Fourth Place
1984
details
Kathmandu, Nepal
Nepal
4−2
Bangladesh

Maldives
unclear whether a match for third place was held; Maldives were awarded bronze, possibly because of the group record
1985
details
Dhaka, Bangladesh
India
1−1
(4–1 p)

Bangladesh

Nepal
2–2
(3–2 p)

Pakistan
1987
details
Culcutta, India
India
1−0
Nepal

Pakistan
1–0
Bangladesh
1989
details
Islamabad, Pakistan
Pakistan
1−0
Bangladesh

India
2–1
Nepal
1991
details
Colombo, Sri Lanka
Pakistan
2−0
Maldives

Bangladesh
2–0
Nepal
1993
details
Dhaka, Bangladesh
Nepal
2−2
(4–3 p)

India

Sri Lanka
3–1
Maldives
1995
details
Madras, India
India
1−0
Bangladesh

Sri Lanka
0–0
(5–3 p)

Nepal
1999
details
Kathmandu, Nepal
Bangladesh
1−0
Nepal

India
3–1
Maldives

Since 2004 the tournament is for Under-23 teams.

Year Host Final Third Place Match
1st place, gold medalist(s) Gold Score 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Silver 3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Bronze Score Fourth Place
2004
details
Islamabad, Pakistan
Pakistan
1−0
India U-20

Sri Lanka
0–0
(3–2 p)

Bhutan
2006
details
Colombo, Sri Lanka
Pakistan
1−0
Sri Lanka

Nepal
2–0
India U-20
2010
details
Dhaka & Chittagong, Bangladesh
Bangladesh
4−0
Afghanistan

Maldives
0–0
(3–1 p)

India U-19
2016
details
Guwahati & Shillong, India
Nepal
2−1
India

Bangladesh
2–2
(5–4 p)

Maldives
2019
details
Kathmandu & Pokhara, Nepal
Nepal
2-1
Bhutan


Bangladesh

As a result of Round-robin
Maldives

Women's tournament

Accurate as of 9 December 2019.[1]

Year Host Final Third Place Match
1st place, gold medalist(s) Gold Score 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Silver 3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Bronze Score Fourth Place
2010
details
Dhaka, Bangladesh
India
3−1
Nepal

Bangladesh
As a result of Round-robin
Pakistan
2016
details
Guwahati & Shillong, India
India
2−1
Nepal

Bangladesh
As a result of Round-robin
Maldives
2019
details
Kathmandu & Pokhara, Nepal
India
2−0
Nepal

Maldives
As a result of Round-robin
Sri Lanka

Medal table

Men's medal table

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1   Nepal/
   Nepal U-23
4228
2 Pakistan/
 Pakistan U-23
4015
3 India/
 India U-23/
 India U-20
3328
4 Bangladesh/
 Bangladesh U-23
2439
5 Sri Lanka/
 Sri Lanka U-23
0134
6 Maldives/
 Maldives U-23
0123
7 Afghanistan U-230101
 Bhutan/
 Bhutan U-23
0101
Totals (8 entries)13131339

Women's medal table

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1 India3003
2   Nepal0303
3 Bangladesh0022
4 Maldives0011
Totals (4 entries)3339

See also

References

  1. ^ a b "South Asian Federation Games". RSSSF. 2019-12-12. Retrieved 2022-05-05.