Asian Men's Volleyball Championship

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Asian Men's Volleyball Championship
Upcoming season or competition:
Current sports event 2021 Asian Men's Volleyball Championship
Sport Volleyball
Founded 1975; 45 years ago (1975)
Inaugural season 1975
No. of teams 16 (finals)
65 (eligible to enter qualification)
Continent Asia and Oceania (AVC)
Most recent
champion(s)
 Iran (3rd title)
Most titles  Japan (9 titles)
TV partner(s) SMMTV
Official website Asian Volleyball Confederation

The Asian Men's Volleyball Championship is an international volleyball competition in Asia and Oceania contested by the senior men's national teams of the members of Asian Volleyball Confederation (AVC), the sport's continent governing body. The initial gap between championships was four years, but since 1987 they have been awarded every two years. The current champion is Iran, which won its third title at the 2019 tournament.

The 20 Asian Championship tournaments have been won by five different national teams. Japan have won nine times. The other Asian Championship winners are South Korea, with four titles; China with three titles; Iran with three titles; and Australia, with one title.

The 2019 Asian Championship took place in Tehran, Iran.

Results summary[edit]

Year Host Final Third place match Teams
Champions Score Runners-up 3rd place Score 4th place
1975
Details
Australia
Melbourne

Japan
Round-robin
South Korea

China
Round-robin
Australia
7
1979
Details
Bahrain
Manama

China
Round-robin
South Korea

Japan
Round-robin
Australia
15
1983
Details
Japan
Tokyo

Japan
Round-robin
China

South Korea
Round-robin
Chinese Taipei
11
1987
Details
Kuwait
Kuwait City

Japan
3–0
China

South Korea
3–0
Kuwait
17
1989
Details
South Korea
Seoul

South Korea
3–0
Japan

China
3–2
Pakistan
19
1991
Details
Australia
Perth

Japan
Round-robin
South Korea

China
Round-robin
Australia
15
1993
Details
Thailand
Nakhon Ratchasima

South Korea
3–0
Kazakhstan

Japan
3–2
China
16
1995
Details
South Korea
Seoul

Japan
Round-robin
China

South Korea
Round-robin
Iran
14
1997
Details
Qatar
Doha

China
Round-robin
Japan

Australia
Round-robin
Chinese Taipei
17
1999
Details
Iran
Tehran

China
Round-robin
Australia

South Korea
Round-robin
Japan
14
2001
Details
South Korea
Changwon

South Korea
3–1
Australia

Japan
3–1
China
12
2003
Details
China
Tianjin

South Korea
Round-robin
China

Iran
Round-robin
Australia
15
2005
Details
Thailand
Suphan Buri

Japan
3–0
China

South Korea
3–1
India
18
2007
Details
Indonesia
Jakarta

Australia
Round-robin
Japan

South Korea
Round-robin
China
17
2009
Details
Philippines
Manila

Japan
3–1
Iran

South Korea
3–1
China
18
2011
Details
Iran
Tehran

Iran
3–1
China

South Korea
3–1
Australia
16
2013
Details
United Arab Emirates
Dubai

Iran
3–0
South Korea

China
3–1
Japan
21
2015
Details
Iran
Tehran

Japan
3–1
Iran

China
3–2
Qatar
16
2017
Details
Indonesia
Gresik

Japan
3–1
Kazakhstan

South Korea
3–0
Indonesia
16
2019
Details
Iran
Tehran

Iran
3–0
Australia

Japan
3–1
South Korea
16
2021
Details
Japan
TBA
16

Teams reaching the top four[edit]

Team Winners Runners-up Third Place Fourth Place
 Japan 9 (1975, 1983, 1987, 1991, 1995, 2005, 2009, 2015, 2017) 3 (1989, 1997, 2007) 4 (1979, 1993, 2001, 2019) 2 (1999, 2013)
 South Korea 4 (1989, 1993, 2001, 2003) 4 (1975, 1979, 1991, 2013) 9 (1983, 1987, 1995, 1999, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2017) 1 (2019)
 China 3 (1979, 1997, 1999) 6 (1983, 1987, 1995, 2003, 2005, 2011) 5 (1975, 1989, 1991, 2013, 2015) 4 (1993, 2001, 2007, 2009)
 Iran 3 (2011, 2013, 2019) 2 (2009, 2015) 1 (2003) 1 (1995)
 Australia 1 (2007) 3 (1999, 2001, 2019) 1 (1997) 5 (1975, 1979, 1991, 2003, 2011)
 Kazakhstan 2 (1993, 2017)
 Chinese Taipei 2 (1983, 1997)
 Kuwait 1 (1987)
 Pakistan 1 (1989)
 India 1 (2005)
 Qatar 1 (2015)
 Indonesia 1 (2017)

Champions by region[edit]

Federation (Region) Champion(s) Number
EAZVA (East Asia) Japan (9), South Korea (4), China (3) 16 titles
CAZVA (Central Asia) Iran (3) 3 titles
OZVA (Oceania) Australia (1) 1 title

Hosts[edit]

Times Hosted Nations Year(s)
4  Iran 1999, 2011, 2015, 2019
3  South Korea 1989, 1995, 2001
2  Australia 1975, 1991
 Japan 1983, 2021
 Thailand 1993, 2005
 Indonesia 2007, 2017
1  Bahrain 1979
 Kuwait 1987
 Qatar 1997
 China 2003
 Philippines 2009
 United Arab Emirates 2013

Medal summary[edit]

Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Japan 9 3 4 16
2  South Korea 4 4 9 17
3  China 3 6 5 14
4  Iran 3 2 1 6
5  Australia 1 3 1 5
6  Kazakhstan 0 2 0 2
Totals (6 nations) 20 20 20 60

Participating nations[edit]

Nation Australia
1975
Bahrain
1979
Japan
1983
Kuwait
1987
South Korea
1989
Australia
1991
Thailand
1993
South Korea
1995
Qatar
1997
Iran
1999
South Korea
2001
China
2003
Thailand
2005
Indonesia
2007
Philippines
2009
Iran
2011
United Arab Emirates
2013
Iran
2015
Indonesia
2017
Iran
2019
Years
 Afghanistan 15th 20th 2
 Australia 4th 4th 6th 11th 10th 4th 6th 5th 3rd 2nd 2nd 4th 8th 1st 7th 4th 5th 5th 8th 2nd 20
 Bahrain 14th 8th 16th 10th 10th 13th 10th 12th 12th 9
 Bangladesh 17th 16th 2
 China 3rd 1st 2nd 2nd 3rd 3rd 4th 2nd 1st 1st 4th 2nd 2nd 4th 4th 2nd 3rd 3rd 6th 6th 20
 Chinese Taipei 4th 6th 9th 5th 10th 6th 4th 7th 6th 9th 13th 8th 8th 13th 9th 6th 7th 5th 18
 Hong Kong 10th 14th 12th 18th 17th 16th 16th 7
 India 5th 5th 5th 6th 10th 9th 9th 9th 7th 5th 4th 9th 9th 6th 7th 11th 8th 17
 Indonesia 6th 9th 6th 6th 11th 7th 6th 11th 4th 12th 10
 Iran 6th 10th 8th 7th 5th 4th 6th 5th 5th 3rd 6th 5th 2nd 1st 1st 2nd 5th 1st 18
 Iraq 8th 9th 7th 13th 13th 5
 Japan 1st 3rd 1st 1st 2nd 1st 3rd 1st 2nd 4th 3rd 6th 1st 2nd 1st 5th 4th 1st 1st 3rd 20
 Jordan 17th 1
 Kazakhstan 2nd 14th 11th 9th 8th 10th 5th 9th 10th 9th 2nd 10th 12
 Kuwait 7th 7th 4th 5th 14th 13th 14th 17th 17th 14th 15th 11
 Lebanon 13th 11th 8th 3
 Macau 13th 1
 Maldives 16th 18th 2
 Myanmar 10th 18th 2
   Nepal 11th 18th 2
 New Zealand 7th 11th 8th 12th 12th 12th 11th 12th 14th 15th 10
 North Korea 11th 1
 Oman 19th 15th 13th 3
 Pakistan 7th 4th 8th 8th 8th 7th 8th 7th 9th 13th 7th 10th 12th 7th 14
 Philippines 5th 15th 11th 14th 14th 15th 6
 Qatar 19th 12th 10th 8th 13th 11th 11th 7th 11th 14th 12th 11th 4th 9th 9th 15
 Samoa 15th 1
 Saudi Arabia 9th 13th 13th 12th 8th 12th 12th 21st 15th 9
 Singapore 12th 1
 South Korea 2nd 2nd 3rd 3rd 1st 2nd 1st 3rd 5th 3rd 1st 1st 3rd 3rd 3rd 3rd 2nd 7th 3rd 4th 20
 South Yemen 15th 16th 2
 Sri Lanka 13th 13th 9th 15th 12th 14th 16th 8th 15th 13th 14th 14th 12
 Syria 10th 1
 Thailand 14th 15th 9th 7th 7th 11th 10th 5th 6th 13th 10th 6th 8th 11th 11th 15
 Turkmenistan 14th 16th 2
 United Arab Emirates 15th 11th 14th 17th 10th 15th 17th 14th 8
 Uzbekistan 16th 16th 16th 16th 4
 Vietnam 12th 15th 12th 10th 4
Total 7 15 11 17 19 15 16 14 17 14 12 15 18 17 18 16 21 16 16 16

Debut of teams[edit]

Awards[edit]

At the end of each Championship, awards are presented to the players and teams for accomplishments other than their final team positions in the tournament. There are currently six awards:

  • The Most Valuable Player for the best player, determined by a vote of organizing committees.
  • The Best Opposite spiker for the best opposite spiker, determined by their statistics and a vote of organizing committees.
  • The Best Outside spikers for the best outside spikers, determined by their statistics and a vote of organizing committees.
  • The Best Middle blocker for the best middle blockers, determined by their statistics and a vote of organizing committees.
  • The Best Setter for the best setter, determined by their statistics and a vote of organizing committees.
  • The Best Libero for the best libero, determined by their statistics and a vote of organizing committees.

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