Hockey Asian Champions Trophy winner list: The Hockey Asian Champions Trophy debuted in 2011 and was held annually from that year till 2013. After a brief break in 2014 and 2015. The tournament resumed in 2016 and has since been held in 2021 and 2023.
Since only three of the eight teams that have competed have won the championship, this year’s tournament will be the seventh edition overall.
Asian Champions Trophy’s most successful sides
India and Pakistan have each won the championship three times, making them the two most successful teams to date. It’s interesting to note that the nations once split the prize when the final was postponed due to weather. South Korea, which won the ACT championship in 2021, is behind them. Pakistan and Japan, who both lost in the ACT final, now hold the record for the most runners-up finishes. India has previously placed second once as well.
The majority of third-place finishes by ACT teams
The competition’s record for third-place finishes presently belongs to Malaysia. On five occasions, they came in third place after defeating South Korea once and twice each of Japan and China. The only other team is India, which defeated Pakistan to win the third-place playoff.
Complete list of champions, runners-up, third- and fourth-place teams from the Asian Champions Trophy
The complete list of former Asian Champions Trophy winners, runners-up, third-place teams, and fourth-place teams is shown below:
|Year||Host||City||Champion||Runner Up||Third-placed team||Fourth Placed team|
|2018||Muscat||Oman||India and Pakistan (joint winners)||–||Malaysia||Japan|
If Hockey India’s team wins the competition, each player will get a maximum of USD 60,000 in compensation. Although the actual prize money for the competition hasn’t been disclosed. The Chinese Hockey Association has chosen to offer USD 50,000 to each member of the Chinese hockey team should they win.
Upon winning the competition, each player is reportedly eligible to collect the following sums from their respective associations: US$25,000 for the Japanese players. US$15,000 for the Malaysian players, US$5,000 for the South Korean players, and US$3,500 for the Pakistani players.
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