Football at the Southeast Asian Games
Organising bodySEAGF
AFF
Founded1959 (men)
1985 (women)
RegionSoutheast Asia
Number of teamsat most 11 (men)
at most 11 (women)
Current champions Vietnam (men; 3rd title)
 Vietnam
(women; 7th title)
Most successful team(s) Thailand (men; 16 titles)
 Vietnam
(women; 7 titles)
2021 Southeast Asian Games

Football has been part of the Southeast Asian Games sport since the 1959 edition. The women's football competition was held for the first time in 1985 in Thailand.

From the 2001 Southeast Asian Games to the 2015 Southeast Asian Games, the age limit for men's teams was under-23 plus up to three over-aged players for each squad.

Since the 2017 Southeast Asian Games, the age limit for men's teams is under-22. At the 2019 Southeast Asian Games, two over-aged players were allowed for each team.

Thailand and Vietnam are the only two nations have won both Gold medals of Men's and Women's tournament in a Southeast Asian Games.

Results

Men's tournament

Southeast Asian Peninsular Games

Year Host Gold medal match Bronze medal match
Gold Medal Score Silver Medal Bronze Medal Score Fourth Place
1959
Details
Thailand
Bangkok

South Vietnam
3–1
Thailand

Malaya
1
Myanmar
1961
Details
Myanmar
Rangoon

Malaya
2–0
Burma

South Vietnam

Thailand
1–1 2
1965
Details
Malaysia
Kuala Lumpur

Burma

Thailand
2–2 2 (shared gold)2
South Vietnam
2–0
Malaysia
1967
Details
Thailand
Bangkok

Burma
2–1
South Vietnam

Thailand
5–2
Laos
1969
Details
Myanmar
Rangoon

Burma
3–0
Thailand

Laos

Malaysia
3
1971
Details
Malaysia
Kuala Lumpur

Burma
2–1
Malaysia

Thailand

South Vietnam
0–0 2
1973
Details
Singapore
Singapore

Burma
3–2
South Vietnam

Malaysia
3–0
Singapore
1975
Details
Thailand
Bangkok

Thailand
2–1
Malaysia

Burma

Singapore
2–2 (a.e.t.)2

1 Decided by round-robin standings.
2 The title was shared.
3 There was no bronze medal game held.

Southeast Asian Games

Year Host Gold medal match Bronze medal match
Gold Medal Score Silver Medal Bronze Medal Score Fourth Place
National teams tournament (1977–1999)
1977
Details
Malaysia Kuala Lumpur
Malaysia
2–0
Thailand

Burma
Walkover4
Indonesia
1979
Details
Indonesia Jakarta
Malaysia
1–0
Indonesia

Thailand
(RR)5
Singapore
1981
Details
Philippines Manila
Thailand
2–1
Malaysia

Indonesia
2–0
Singapore
1983
Details
Singapore Singapore
Thailand
2–1
Singapore

Malaysia
5–0
Brunei
1985
Details
Thailand Bangkok
Thailand
2–0
Singapore

Malaysia
1–0
Indonesia
1987
Details
Indonesia Jakarta
Indonesia
1–0 (a.e.t.)
Malaysia

Thailand
4–0
Burma
1989
Details
Malaysia Kuala Lumpur
Malaysia
3–1
Singapore

Indonesia
1–1 (a.e.t.)
9–8 (p)

Thailand
1991
Details
Philippines Manila
Indonesia
0–0 (a.e.t.)
4–3 (p)

Thailand

Singapore
2–0
Philippines
1993
Details
Singapore Singapore
Thailand
4–3
Myanmar

Singapore
3–1
Indonesia
1995
Details
Thailand Chiang Mai
Thailand
4–0
Vietnam

Singapore
1–0
Myanmar
1997
Details
Indonesia Jakarta
Thailand
1–1 (a.e.t.)
4–2 (p)

Indonesia

Vietnam
1–0
Singapore
1999
Details
Brunei Bandar Seri Begawan
Thailand
2–0
Vietnam

Indonesia
0–0 (a.e.t.)
4–2 (p)

Singapore
Under-23 National teams tournament (2001–2015)
2001
Details
Malaysia Kuala Lumpur
Thailand
1–0
Malaysia

Myanmar
1–0
Indonesia
2003
Details
Vietnam Hanoi / Ho Chi Minh City
Thailand
2–1 (a.e.t.)
Vietnam

Malaysia
1–1 (a.e.t.)
4–2 (p)

Myanmar
2005
Details
Philippines Bacolod
Thailand
3–0
Vietnam

Malaysia
1–0
Indonesia
2007
Details
Thailand Nakhon Ratchasima
Thailand
2–0
Myanmar

Singapore
5–0
Vietnam
2009
Details
Laos Vientiane
Malaysia
1–0
Vietnam

Singapore
3–1
Laos
2011
Details
Indonesia Jakarta
Malaysia
1–1 (a.e.t.)
4–3 (p)

Indonesia

Myanmar
4–1
Vietnam
2013
Details
Myanmar Naypyidaw / Yangon
Thailand
1–0
Indonesia

Singapore
2–1
Malaysia
2015
Details
Singapore Singapore
Thailand
3–0
Myanmar

Vietnam
5–0
Indonesia
Under-22 National teams tournament (2017–present)
2017
Details
Malaysia Kuala Lumpur
Thailand
1–0
Malaysia

Indonesia
3–1
Myanmar
2019
Details
Philippines Manila / Biñan / Imus
Vietnam
3–0
Indonesia

Myanmar
2–2
5–4 (p)

Cambodia
2021
Details
Vietnam Hanoi / Nam Định / Việt Trì
Vietnam
1–0
Thailand

Indonesia
1–1
4–3 (p)

Malaysia

4 Indonesia did not turn up at the appointed time. After waiting for 15 minutes the referee called off the game and reported to the technical committee which awarded the bronze to Burma.
5 Decided by round-robin standings.

Women's tournament

Southeast Asian Games

Year Host Gold medal match Bronze medal match
Gold Medal Score Silver Medal Bronze Medal Score Fourth Place
1985
Details
Thailand
Bangkok

Thailand
(RR)1
Singapore

Philippines
1995
Details
Thailand
Chiang Mai

Thailand
1–0
Malaysia

Myanmar
No play-off
Philippines
1997
Details
Indonesia
Jakarta

Thailand
5–1
Myanmar

Vietnam
2–0
Indonesia
2001
Details
Malaysia
Kuala Lumpur

Vietnam
4–0
Thailand

Myanmar
3–0
Indonesia
2003
Details
Vietnam
Hải Phòng / Nam Định

Vietnam
2–1
Myanmar

Thailand
6–1
Malaysia
2005
Details
Philippines
Marikina

Vietnam
1–0
Myanmar

Thailand
No play-off
Philippines
2007
Details
Thailand
Nakhon Ratchasima

Thailand
2–0
Vietnam

Myanmar
5–0
Laos
2009
Details
Laos
Vientiane

Vietnam
0–0 (a.e.t.)
3–0 (p)

Thailand

Myanmar
No play-off
Laos
2013
Details
Myanmar
Mandalay

Thailand
2–1
Vietnam

Myanmar
6–0
Malaysia
2017
Details
Malaysia
Kuala Lumpur

Vietnam
(RR)1
Thailand

Myanmar
(RR)1
Philippines
2019
Details
Philippines
Manila / Biñan

Vietnam
1–0 (a.e.t.)
Thailand

Myanmar
2–1
Philippines
2021
Details
Vietnam
Quảng Ninh

Vietnam
1–0
Thailand

Philippines
2–1
Myanmar
1 Played as round-robin.

Medal tally

Men's tournament

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1 Thailand165526
2 Malaysia [1]66719
3 Myanmar [2]54514
4 Vietnam [3]37515
5 Indonesia25512
6 Singapore03710
7 Laos0011
Totals (7 entries)32303597

Women's tournament

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1 Vietnam72110
2 Thailand55212
3 Myanmar03710
4 Malaysia0101
 Singapore0101
6 Philippines0022
Totals (6 entries)12121236

All tournaments

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1 Thailand2110738
2 Vietnam109625
3 Malaysia67720
4 Myanmar571224
5 Indonesia25512
6 Singapore04711
7 Philippines0022
8 Laos0011
Totals (8 entries)444247133

Top goalscorer

Winning managers

See also

References