All You Want To Know About Men’s Asian Champions Trophy

  • Chinese city of Ordos hosted the inaugural Men’s Asian Champions Trophy in 2011
  • PR Sreejesh pulled off two crucial saves when India beat Pakistan 4-2 in shootout to win the inaugural 2011 edition
  • First Come-From-Behind Win of Men’s Asian Champions Trophy – Pakistan Beat Malaysia 3-2 after conceding a 4th minute goal in the 2011 edition
  • Malaysia’s Faizal Saari is the only player to be top goal-scorer of Men’s Asian Champions Trophy twice – 9 Goals in 2013 edition & 8 Goals in 2016 edition
  • Oman is the only winless team in the Men’s Asian Champions Trophy
  • Jang Jong-Hyun (South Korea) scored the first goal of Men’s Asian Champions Trophy vs Japan
  • Lee Jung-Jun (South Korea) scored the fastest goal of Men’s Asian Champions Trophy – 1st minute vs China in 2016 edition
  • India’s Rupinder Pal Singh was the top goal scorer (11 Goals) in the 2016 edition (only Indian to be the top goal-scorer so far)
  • Jang Jong-Hyun (South Korea) scored the first brace of Men’s Asian Champions Trophy vs Japan
  • India-Japan playing out a 1-1 draw was the first drawn game of Men’s Asian Champions Trophy in the 2011 edition
  • Only umpire to officiate in two finals of Men’s Asian Champions Trophy – Jang Jung Min (South Korea) in 2012 & 2013 editions
  • India have scored most goals in Men’s Asian Champions Trophy – 120 Goals
  • Pakistan’s Muhammad Waqas was the top goal-scorer in the 2012 edition – 11 Goals
  • India Beating Oman 11-0 twice in the 2012 & 2018 editions are the biggest winning margins in Men’s Asian Champions Trophy
  • Only Four Teams – India, Pakistan, Malaysia and Japan have featured in all editions of Men’s Asian Champions Trophy
  • South Korea missed Men’s Asian Champions Trophy twice – in 2012 & 2013
  • Five Indian umpires have officiated in Men’s Asian Champions Trophy – Javed Shaikh (2011), Pankaj Tyagi (2012), Ripudaman Sharma (2013), Raghu Prasad (2016) & Anand (2018)
  • Sohail Abbas (Pakistan) scored the first hat-trick of Men’s Asian Champions Trophy vs in 2012 edition
  • Oman team have conceded the most number of goals – 104 Goals
  • Three players – Kenta Tanaka (Japan), Amin Rahim (Malaysia) & Jang Jong-hyun (South Korea) were joint top goal-scorers in the 2011 edition (4 goals)
  • Only final of Men’s Asian Champions Trophy where winners were declared Joint Winners owing to bad weather – 2018 edition final between India & Pakistan
  • Rupinder Pal Singh (India) has scored the only double hat-trick of Men’s Asian Champions Trophy – vs Japan (Won 10-2) in 2016 edition
  • Oman scored most goals by any team in one edition of Men’s Asian Champions Trophy – 37 Goals in 2012 edition
  • Five Indians have scored hat-tricks in Men’s Asian Champions Trophy – Akashdeep Singh vs Oman (Won 6-1), Rupinder Pal Singh vs Japan (Won 10-2), Dilpreet Singh vs Oman (Won 11-0), Mandeep Singh vs Japan (Won 9-0), Harmanpreet Singh vs South Korea (Won 4-1)
  • Oman have finished last in the Men’s Asian Champions Trophy on three occasions – 2012, 2013 & 2018
  • Two instances of 3 players scoring a brace in Men’s Asian Champions Trophy – India vs Oman in 2012 edition – Dharamvir Singh, V Raghunath and Rupinder Pal Singh in 11-0 win & Akashdeep Singh, Affan Yousuf & Jasjit Singh Kular in 2016 edition vs China in 9-0 win
  • Rajpal Singh captained India in the inaugural edition in 2011
  • Pakistan Beating Japan 3-1 is the biggest winning margin in any final of Men’s Asian Champions Trophy
  • Malaysia have finished 3rd on all 5 editions of Men’s Asian Champions Trophy
  • India & Pakistan have won the Men’s Asian Champions Trophy on most occasions – 3 times each
  • China gave the 2018 edition a miss after playing in all first four editions
  • India fielded a junior side at the 2013 edition as it was preparing for the 2013 Junior World Cup – 13 members of the 18-member squad had played in the 2013 Sultan of Johor Cup
  • Faizal Saari (Malaysia) has scored most goals in Men’s Asian Champions Trophy – 24 Goals
  • Rupinder Pal Singh scored most goals for India in Men’s Asian Champions Trophy – 18 Goals
  • The 2011 edition India-Pakistan final was the only final to end in a shootout where India won 4-2
  • 2013 edition was the only final any other team besides India and Pakistan have reached the final ever – Japan
  • India missed key players owing to injuries for the inaugural 2011 edition – Arjun Halappa, Shivendra Singh, Tushar Khandekar, Bharat Chikara, Dharamvir Singh and Dhananjay Mahadik
  • First three editions (2011, 2012, 2013) of Men’s Asian Champions Trophy did not have any semifinals – semifinals were introduced from the 2016 edition
  • Indian skipper Manpreet Singh have featured in all 6 editions of Men’s Asian Champions Trophy
  • Manpreet Singh is the only one to captain India thrice in Men’s Asian Champions Trophy – 2013, 2018 & 2021 editions
  • Aussie Michael Nobbs was Indian coach in the inaugural edition in 2011

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