King's Cup


The King's Cup is an international football tournament organised in Thailand by the Football Association of Thailand. The host, Thailand, is a participant in every edition. The tournament was founded in 1968, and has been held every year since, with the exception of 1983, 1985, 2008, 2011, 2014 and 2020. In some years, the competition has featured club or invitational teams as well as international sides. Various prominent footballers have participated in this tournament, including Cha Bum-kun,Sunil Chhetri , Peter Schmeichel, Jesper Olsen, Brian Laudrup, Henrik Larsson, Robert Lewandowski, Martin Škrteľ, Milan Škriniar, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang as well as notably, the Brazil national team in 1999 which included 2002 World Cup winners Ronaldinho, Cafu, Roberto Carlos and Rivaldo.[1]

King's Cup
ฟุตบอลชิงถ้วยพระราชทานคิงส์คัพ
King's Cup trophy
Organising bodyFA Thailand
Founded1968; 53 years ago (1968)
RegionInternational
Number of teams4
Current champions Curaçao (1st title)
Most successful team(s) Thailand (15 titles)

Venues


Stadium Capacity Location Year(s)
Suphachalasai Stadium 19,793 Pathum Wan, Bangkok 2001–2004, 2006
Surakul Stadium 15,000 Mueang, Phuket 2005, 2009
700th Anniversary Stadium 25,000 Mueang, Chiang Mai 2013
80th Birthday Stadium 24,641 Mueang, Nakhon Ratchasima 2009, 2010, 2015
Rajamangala National Stadium 49,722 Bang Kapi, Bangkok 2000, 2007, 2012, 2016–2018
Chang Arena 32,600 Mueang, Buriram 2019

Tournaments


Year Final Third place match
Winner Score Runner-up Third place Score Fourth place
1968
(Details)

Indonesia
10
Burma

Thailand
60
Malaysia
1969
(Details)

South Korea
10
Indonesia

South Vietnam
70
Laos
1970
(Details)

South Korea
10
Thailand

Malaysia
31
Indonesia
1971
(Details)

South Korea
10
Thailand

South Vietnam
Unknown
Indonesia
Year Final Third place shared
Winner Score Runner-up Co-Third place Score Co-Third place
1972
(Details)

Malaysia
10
Thailand

South Korea
00
Singapore
Year Final Third place match
Winner Score Runner-up Third place Score Fourth place
1973
(Details)

South Korea
21
Malaysia

Thailand
10
Burma
1974
(Details)

South Korea
31
(aet)

Thailand

Malaysia
30
Khmer Republic
1975
(Details)

South Korea
10
Burma

Thailand
No playoffs
Malaysia
Year Final (Trophy shared) Third place match
Co-Winner Score Co-Winner Third place Score Fourth place
1976
(Details)

Thailand
11
Malaysia

South Korea
31
Thailand B
1977
(Details)

South Korea B
11
Malaysia

India
No playoffs
Thailand
Year Final Third place match
Winner Score Runner-up Third place Score Fourth place
1978
(Details)

Malaysia
32
Singapore

South Korea B
21
Thailand
Year Final Third place shared
Winner Score Runner-up Co-Third place Score Co-Third place
1979
(Details)

Thailand
10
South Korea B

Thailand B
22
Singapore
Year Final (Trophy shared) Third place shared
Co-Winner Score Co-Winner Co-Third place Score Co-Third place
1980
(Details)

Thailand
00
South Korea Army

China PR
22
Thailand B
Year Final Third place match
Winner Score Runner-up Third place Score Fourth place
1981
(Details)

Thailand
21
(aet)

North Korean Army

Polonia Warszawa
20
August 1
1982
(Details)

Thailand
43
(pens)

South Korea

Thailand B
Unknown
Singapore
1983 Not held
1984
(Details)

Thailand
30
Indonesia

Western Australia
10
Liverpool Amateur
1985 Not held
1986
(Details)

North Korea
21
AGF Aarhus

Thailand
10
August 1
1987
(Details)

North Korea
10
POSCO Atoms

Thailand
32
Indonesia
1988
(Details)

Denmark Olympics
10
FC Swarovski Tirol

Thailand
42
USSR XI
1989
(Details)

Thailand
31
SC Rotor Volgograd

Lucky-Goldstar FC
21
China PR
1990
(Details)

Thailand
21
(aet)

SC Rotor Volgograd

Yukong Elephants
54
(pens)

Shanghai
1991
(Details)

China PR Olympics
31
SC Rotor Volgograd

Thailand
54
(pens)

Thailand Olympics
1992
(Details)

Thailand
20
FC Berlin

Thailand B
10
Tianjin
1993
(Details)

China PR
40
Thailand

South Korea Semi-professional XI
65
(pens)

Thailand Olympics
1994
(Details)

Thailand B
40
Westfalia Amateurs

SC Rotor Volgograd
53
(pens)

Thailand
Year Final Third place shared
Winner Score Runner-up Co-Third place Score Co-Third place
1995
(Details)

SC Rotor Volgograd
30
Japan XI

Thailand
No playoffs
Thailand B
Year Final Third place match
Winner Score Runner-up Third place Score Fourth place
1996
(Details)

Romania
21
Denmark

Thailand
52
Finland
1997
(Details)

Sweden (Scandinavian leagues)
20
Thailand

Japan XI
31
Romania
1998
(Details)

South Korea
65
(pens)

Egypt

Denmark B
30
Thailand
1999
(Details)

Brazil U-20
71
North Korea

Thailand
31
Hungarian League XI
2000
(Details)

Thailand
51
Finland

Brazil U-17
10
Estonia
2001
(Details)

Sweden (Scandinavian leagues)
30
China PR

Thailand
20
Qatar
2002
(Details)

North Korea
43
(pens)

Thailand

Qatar
20
Singapore
2003
(Details)

Sweden (Scandinavian leagues)
40
North Korea

Thailand
31
Qatar
2004
(Details)

Slovakia
11
5–4 (pens)

Thailand

Hungary
50
Estonia
2005
(Details)

Latvia
21
North Korea

Thailand
No playoffs
Oman
2006
(Details)

Thailand
31
Vietnam

Kazakhstan
No playoffs
Singapore
2007
(Details)

Thailand
10
Iraq B[2]

North Korea
No playoffs
Uzbekistan
2008 Not held
2009
(Details)

Denmark League XI
22
5–3 (pens)

Thailand

Lebanon
10
North Korea
2010
(Details)

Denmark
No playoffs
Poland

Thailand
No playoffs
Singapore
2011 Not held
2012
(Details)

South Korea U-23
No playoffs
Denmark League XI

Norway
No playoffs
Thailand
Year Final Third place shared
Winner Score Runner-up Co-Third place Score Co-Third place
2013
(Details)

Sweden (Scandinavian leagues)
30
Finland (Scandinavian leagues)

Thailand
22
North Korea
Year Final Third place match
Winner Score Runner-up Third place Score Fourth place
2014 Not held
2015
(Details)

South Korea U-23
No playoffs
Thailand

Uzbekistan U-23
No playoffs
Honduras U-20
2016
(Details)

Thailand
20
Jordan B

Syria B
10
UAE B
2017
(Details)

Thailand
00
54
(pens)

Belarus League

Burkina Faso
33
76
(pens)

North Korea
2018
(Details)


Slovakia

32


Thailand


Gabon
10
United Arab Emirates
2019
(Details)


Curaçao

11
5−4 (pens)

Vietnam

India
10
Thailand
2020 Not held
2021
(Details)

Teams' achievements


Team Winners Runners-up Third-place Fourth-place
 Thailand 15 (1976*, 1979, 1980*, 1981, 1982, 1984, 1989, 1990, 1992, 1994, 2000, 2006, 2007, 2016, 2017) 12 (1970, 1971, 1972, 1974, 1993, 1997, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2009, 2015, 2018) 15 (1968, 1973, 1975, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1991, 1995**, 1996, 1999, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2010, 2013**) 6 (1977, 1978, 1994, 1998, 2012, 2019)
 South Korea 7 (1969, 1970, 1971, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1998) 1 (1982) 2 (1972**, 1976)
 Malaysia 4 (1972, 1976*, 1977*, 1978) 1 (1973) 1 (1974) 2 (1968, 1975)
 North Korea 3 (1986, 1987, 2002) 3 (1999, 2003, 2005) 2 (2007, 2013**) 2 (2012, 2017)
 Sweden1 4 (1997, 2001, 2003, 2013)
 South Korea U-23 2 (2012, 2015)
 Slovakia 2 (2004, 2018)
FC Rotor Volgograd 1 (1995) 3 (1989, 1990, 1991) 1 (1994)
 Indonesia 1 (1968) 2 (1969, 1984) 3 (1970, 1971, 1987)
 China PR 1 (1993) 1 (2001) 1 (1980**) 1 (1989)
South Korea B 1 (1977*) 1 (1979) 1 (1978)
Denmark League XI 1 (2009) 1 (2012)
 Denmark 1 (2010) 1 (1996)
 Thailand B 1 (1994) 5 (1979**, 1980**, 1982, 1992, 1995**) 1 (1976)
 Romania 1 (1996) 1 (1997)
South Korea Army 1 (1980)
 Denmark Olympics 1 (1988)
 China PR Olympics 1 (1991)
 Brazil U-20 1 (1999)
 Latvia 1 (2005)
 Curaçao 1 (2019)
 Burma 2 (1968, 1975) 1 (1973)
 Finland1 2 (2000, 2013) 1 (1996)
 Vietnam 2 (2006, 2019)
 Singapore 1 (1978) 2 (1972**, 1979**) 3 (1982, 2002, 2010)
 Japan XI 1 (1995) 1 (1997)
North Korean Army 1 (1981)
AGF Aarhus 1 (1986)
POSCO Atoms 1 (1987)
FC Swarovski Tirol 1 (1988)
FC Berlin 1 (1992)
Westfalia Amateurs 1 (1994)
 Egypt 1 (1998)
 Iraq B 1 (2007)
 Poland 1 (2010)
 Jordan 1 (2016)
Belarus League 1 (2017)
 South Vietnam 2 (1969, 1971)
 India 2 (1977, 2019)
 Qatar 1 (2002) 2 (2001, 2003)
Polonia Warszawa 1 (1981)
Western Australia 1 (1984)
Lucky-Goldstar FC 1 (1989)
Yukong Elephants 1 (1990)
South Korea Semi-professional XI 1 (1993)
 Brazil U-17 1 (2000)
 Hungary 1 (2004)
 Kazakhstan 1 (2006)
 Lebanon 1 (2009)
 Norway 1 (2012)
 Uzbekistan Olympics 1 (2015)
 Syria 1 (2016)
 Burkina Faso 1 (2017)
 Gabon 1 (2018)
August 1 2 (1981, 1986)
 Thailand Olympics 2 (1991, 1993)
 Estonia 2 (2000, 2004)
 United Arab Emirates 2 (2016, 2018)
 Laos 1 (1969)
 Khmer Republic 1 (1974)
Liverpool Amateur 1 (1984)
 USSR XI 1 (1988)
Shanghai 1 (1990)
Tianjin 1 (1992)
 Hungarian League XI 1 (1999)
 Oman 1 (2005)
 Uzbekistan 1 (2007)
 Honduras U-20 1 (2015)

*/** Trophy shared or place shared
1 Sweden and Finland represented players from Scandinavian leagues only

The map shows countries who have participated in King's Cup.

See also


Notes


  1. หน้า 12 ธ สถิตในดวงใจนิรันดร์, พระราชาแห่งฟุตบอลสยาม โดย ชาย ซีโฮ่. คมชัดลึกปีที่ 17 ฉบับที่ 5830: วันอังคารที่ 17 ตุลาคม พ.ศ. 2560 (in Thai)
  2. Arbil FC played as Iraq's B-Team