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

  • The inaugural Women’s Asian Champions Trophy was held at Busan, South Korea in 2010
  • Late MK Kaushik was the coach of the Indian team at the inaugural Women’s Asian Champions Trophy at Busan in 2011
  • India’s Surinder Kaur scored the first goal of the Women’s Asian Champions Trophy against Japan in the inaugural edition at Busan in 2010 – a match where India lost 2-3 despite scoring an early goal
  • India Beating Malaysia 5-1 in the 2013 edition is their biggest win in Women’s Asian Champions Trophy
  • China’s Wang Mengyu scored the fastest goal of the Women’s Asian Champions Trophy – 1st minute vs Japan in a 2-2 draw in the 2010 edition
  • South Korea have won the Women’s Asian Champions Trophy most times – 3 times in 2010, 2011 & 2018
  • Australian Neil Hawgood is the only one to coach India in two editions of Women’s Asian Champions Trophy (2013 & 2016)
  • Only instance of Malaysia making a podium finish – 3rd in the 2013 edition
  • India have had 6 different captains in all 6 editions of Women’s Asian Champions Trophy – Surinder Kaur (2010), Saba Anjum (2011), Ritu Rani (2013), Vandana Katariya (2016), Sunita Lakra (2018, Savita Punia (2021)
  • China have scored the most number of goals in the Women’s Asian Champions Trophy – 43 Goals
  • South Korea have hosted the Women’s Asian Champions Trophy on most occasions – 3 times (2010, 2018 & 2021)
  • 3 Players with the name ‘Rani’ played in the first 3 editions of Women’s Asian Champions Trophy – Rani Rampal, Ritu Rani & Poonam Rani in 2010, 2011, 2013
  • India, China and Japan have featured in all six editions of Women’s Asian Champions Trophy
  • Star captain Rani Rampal have never captained India in the Women’s Asian Champions Trophy
  • India’s Navneet Kaur scored the first and only hat-trick of the Women’s Asian Champions Trophy in India’s 4-1 win over Japan in the 2018 edition – first hat-trick happened in the 5th edition
  • CR Kumar was the coach of India in the 2011 Women’s Asian Champions Trophy
  • China holds the record for posting the biggest victory margin in the Women’s Asian Champions Trophy – 6-1 win over India in the 2010 edition
  • Four Teams have participated in the first 3 editions of the Women’s Asian Champions Trophy (2010, 2011 & 2013) before 5 teams took part for the first time in the 2016 edition at Singapore
  • At the 2011 edition India lost to Japan 2-3 in extra time in the bronze medal play-off tie – India had taken a 2-0 lead at half-time but Japan scored twice in second half to stretch the contest into extra time where they had the last laugh
  • South Korea missed the 2013 Women’s Asian Champions Trophy – the only occasion they gave the tourney a miss
  • India have won the Women’s Asian Champions Trophy once in 2016
  • Japan’s Mazuki Arai holds the feat for scoring most goals as top goal-scorer of Women’s Asian Champions Trophy – 5 Goals in 2013 edition
  • Most Runners-Up Teams: India 2 (2013 & 2018) & China 2 (2011 & 2016)
  • India’s moment of glory in the 2016 edition of Women’s Asian Champions Trophy was possible owing to a final minute goal by Deepika Thakur after both India and China were locked 1-1 in regulation time
  • Donghae is the only city to host the Women’s Asian Champions Trophy twice
  • South Korea Beating China 5-3 in the 2011 edition is the biggest winning margin in the final of Women’s Asian Champions Trophy
  • First Brace of the Women’s Asian Champions Trophy – Kaori Chiba (Japan) vs India
  • India have conceded most goals in the Women’s Asian Champions Trophy – they leaked 50 Goals in the first 5 editions
  • South Korea playing out a 2-2 draw against Japan in the 2010 edition is the first drawn game of the Women’s Asian Champions Trophy
  • Top Scorer of Women’s Asian Champions Trophy across all editions – 7 Goals – Vandana Katariya (India)
  • China is the only country to have top goal-scorers in 3 editions of the Women’s Asian Champions Trophy – Wang Mengyu 4 Goals (2010), Ma Yibo 4 Goals (2011), Song Xiaoming 3 Goals (2018)
  • India’s Deepika Thakur was the top goal-scorer of the 2016 Women’s Asian Champions Trophy with 4 Goals
  • Only instance of 3 Joint Top Goal-Scorers in Women’s Asian Champions Trophy – 2018 edition – Song Xiaoming (China), Vandana Katariya (India), Navneet Kaur (India) – 3 Goals
  • 3 Players have scored 5 goals across all editions of Women’s Asian Champions Trophy – Kim Jong-eun (South Korea), Poonam Rani (India) & Deepika Thakur (India)
  • Deepika Thakur has represented India in Women’s Asian Champions Trophy most times – 5 times (2010, 2011, 2013, 2016, 2018)
  • Rani Rampal has missed the Women’s Asian Champions Trophy for two consecutive times – 2018 & 2021

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