Sultan Azlan Shah Cup


The Sultan Azlan Shah Cup is an annual invitational international men's field hockey tournament held in Malaysia. It began in 1983 as a biennial contest. The tournament became an annual event after 1998, following its growth and popularity. The tournament is named after the ninth Yang di-Pertuan Agong (King) of Malaysia, Sultan Azlan Shah, an avid fan of field hockey.[citation needed]

The Sultan Azlan Shah Cup
Most recent season or competition:
2020 Sultan Azlan Shah Cup
SportField hockey
Founded1983; 38 years ago (1983)
Inaugural season1983
No. of teams6
CountryMalaysia
Venue(s)Azlan Shah Stadium
Most recent
champion(s)
 South Korea (3rd title)
(2019)
Most titles Australia (10 titles)
Official websitewww.azlanshahcup.my

Since 2007 the tournament has been held at the Azlan Shah Stadium in Ipoh, Perak. Kuala Lumpur and Penang have also hosted the tournament.

Results


Year Host Teams Final Third place match
Winner Score Runner-up Third place Score Fourth place
1983
Details
Kuala Lumpur 5
Australia
1–0
Pakistan

India
round-robin
Malaysia
1985
Details
Ipoh 4
India
round-robin
Malaysia

Pakistan
round-robin
Spain
1987
Details
6
West Germany
round-robin
Pakistan

England
round-robin
Malaysia
1991
Details
6
India
round-robin
Pakistan

Soviet Union
round-robin
New Zealand
1994
Details
Penang 5
England
2–2 (a.e.t.)
(5–3 p.s.o.)

Pakistan

Australia
4–0
Malaysia
1995
Details
Kuala Lumpur 6
India
2–2 (a.e.t.)
(5–4 p.s.o.)

Germany

New Zealand
3–1
Canada
1996
Details
Ipoh 6
South Korea
0–0 (a.e.t.)
(4–2 p.s.o.)

Australia

Malaysia
2–2 (a.e.t.)
(4–3 p.s.o.)

Great Britain
1998
Details
6
Australia
1–1 (a.e.t.)
(10–9 p.s.o.)

Germany

South Korea
1–0
New Zealand
1999
Details
Kuala Lumpur 6
Pakistan
3–1
South Korea

Germany
3–2
Canada
2000
Details
7
Pakistan
1–0
South Korea

India
4–1
Malaysia
2001
Details
7
Germany
3–2
South Korea

Australia
4–3
Pakistan
2003
Details
5
Pakistan
1–0
Germany

New Zealand
3–2
South Korea
2004
Details
7
Australia
4–3
Pakistan

South Korea
6–5
Germany
2005
Details
7
Australia
4–3
South Korea

Pakistan
4–2
New Zealand
2006
Details
8
Netherlands
6–2
Australia

India
3–2
New Zealand
2007
Details
Ipoh 8
Australia
3–1
Malaysia

India
1–0
South Korea
2008
Details
7
Argentina
2–1
India

New Zealand
2–1
Pakistan
2009
Details
5
India
3–1
Malaysia

New Zealand
2–1
Pakistan
2010
Details
7  India &  South Korea
(Joint Winners)

Australia
5–3
Malaysia
2011
Details
7
Australia
3–2 (a.e.t)
Pakistan

Great Britain
4–2
New Zealand
2012
Details
7
New Zealand
1–0
Argentina

India
3–1
Great Britain
2013
Details
6
Australia
3–2
Malaysia

South Korea
2–1
New Zealand
2014
Details
6
Australia
8–3
Malaysia

South Korea
3–2
China
2015
Details
6
New Zealand
2–2
(3–1 p.s.o.)

Australia

India
2–2
(4–1 p.s.o.)

South Korea
2016
Details
7
Australia
4–0
India

New Zealand
3–3
(5–4 p.s.o.)

Malaysia
2017
Details
6
Great Britain
4–3
Australia

India
4–0
New Zealand
2018
Details
6
Australia
2–1
England

Argentina
3–2
Malaysia
2019
Details
6
South Korea
1–1
(4–2 p.s.o.)

India

Malaysia
4–2
Canada
2020
Details
6 Cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.[1] Cancelled
2021

Summary

Below is a list of teams that have finished in the top four positions in the tournament:

Team Winners Runners-up Third place Fourth place
 Australia 10 (1983, 1998, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2016, 2018) 4 (1996, 2006, 2015, 2017) 3 (1994, 2001, 2010)
 India 5 (1985, 1991, 1995, 2009, 2010^) 3 (2008, 2016, 2019) 7 (1983, 2000, 2006, 2007, 2012, 2015, 2017)
 Pakistan 3 (1999, 2000, 2003) 6 (1983, 1987, 1991, 1994, 2004, 2011) 2 (1985, 2005) 3 (2001, 2008, 2009)
 South Korea 3 (1996, 2010^, 2019) 4 (1999, 2000, 2001, 2005) 4 (1998, 2004, 2013, 2014) 3 (2003, 2007, 2015)
 Germany[lower-alpha 1] 2 (1987, 2001) 3 (1995,1998, 2003) 1 (1999) 1 (2004)
 New Zealand 2 (2012, 2015) 5 (1995, 2003, 2008, 2009, 2016) 7 (1997, 1998, 2005, 2006, 2011, 2013, 2017)
 Great Britain[lower-alpha 2] 2 (1994*, 2017) 1 (2018*) 2 (1987*, 2011) 2 (1996, 2012)
 Argentina 1 (2008) 1 (2012) 1 (2018)
 Netherlands 1 (2006)
 Malaysia 5 (1985, 2007, 2009, 2013, 2014) 2 (1996, 2019) 7 (1983, 1987, 1994, 2000, 2010, 2016, 2018)
 Soviet Union 1 (1991)
 Canada 3 (1995, 1999, 2019)
 Spain 1 (1985)
 China 1 (2014)
* = Played as England in those tournaments
^ = Title was shared between two teams

Team appearances

Team 83 85 87 91 94 95 96 98 99 00 01 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 Total
 Argentina 7th5th1st2nd3rd5
 Australia 1st3rd2nd1st3rd1st1st2nd1st3rd1st1st1st2nd1st2nd1st17
 Belgium 6th1
 Canada 4th4th7th8th5th5th5th6th4th9
 China 7th6th4th3
 Egypt 5th7th2
 Germany[lower-alpha 1] 1st2nd2nd3rd5th1st2nd4th8
 Great Britain[lower-alpha 2] 3rd1st4th5th6th3rd4th1st2nd9
 India 3rd1st1st1st5th3rd5th7th5th3rd3rd2nd1st1st6th3rd5th3rd2nd3rd5th2nd22
 Ireland 6th1
 Japan 6th7th6th5th4
 Malaysia 4th2nd4th5th4th6th3rd6th5th4th7th5th6th6th8th2nd7th2nd4th7th6th2nd2nd6th4th5th4th3rd28
 Netherlands 6th1st2
 New Zealand 5th4th3rd4th6th6th3rd4th4th3rd3rd4th1st4th1st3rd4th17
 Pakistan 2nd3rd2nd2nd2nd1st1st4th1st2nd3rd5th6th4th4th5th2nd7th6th5th20
 Poland 6th1
 South Africa 7th6th2
 South Korea 5th6th5th1st3rd2nd2nd2nd4th3rd2nd6th4th1st5th5th3rd3rd4th1st20
 Soviet Union 3rdDefunct1
 Spain 4th5th5th3
Total5466566667757788757776667666

Performance by continental zones

Zone Best performance
Oceania 12 titles, won by Australia (10) and New Zealand (2)
Asia 11 titles, won by the India (5), Pakistan (3), South Korea (3)
Europe 5 titles, won by Germany (2), Great Britain (2) and Netherlands (1)
Americas 1 title, won by Argentina
Africa Fifth place, achieved by Egypt

See also


Notes


  1. Includes results representing West Germany until 1990
  2. Includes results representing England

References


  1. "Barren year for hockey with Azlan Shah Cup off". thestar.com.my. The Star (Malaysia). 2 May 2020. Retrieved 2 May 2020.