BEIRUT (Lebanon) – The FIBA Asia Cup has a long and lengthy history dating back to 1960. There have been 29 editions of the premier competition of the region and with the 30th edition set to be played later this year, let’s take a look and see where each team stands in the rankings of these All-Time categories.

Appearances

There are only 8 national teams that have played in over 20 Asia Cups, led by Korea who have never missed a single edition of the competition. Japan are just behind with 28 appearances, missing only Asia Cup 1963. 

Rank National Team Asia Cup Appearances
1  Korea 29
2  Japan 28
3  Hong Kong 27
4  Philippines 27
5  India 25
6  Chinese Taipei 24
7  Malaysia 24
8  China 22
9  Thailand 19
10  Iran 17
11  Singapore 17
12  Indonesia 16
13  Jordan 15
14  Kuwait 12
15  Pakistan 10
16  Qatar 10
17  Kazakhstan 9
18  Lebanon 9
19  Bahrain 8
20  Saudi Arabia 8
21  United Arab Emirates 8
22  Sri Lanka 7
23  Uzbekistan 7
24  Syria 6
25  Bangladesh 4
26  Iraq 4
27  Macau 2
28  DPR Korea 2
29  Vietnam 2
30  Australia 1
31  Kyrgyzstan 1
32  New Zealand 1
33  Palestine 1

Titles won

Every team that plays in this prestigious event competes for the grand prize… the Asia Cup trophy! So far, only five national teams have been able to claim an Asia Cup title multiple times. China leads the pack with a whopping amount of 16 titles followed by the Philippines who have 5.

Rank National Team Titles won
1  China 16
2  Philippines 5
3  Iran 3
4  Korea 2
5  Japan 2
6  Australia 1

Medals won

There can only be one winner inn each Asia Cup, but there’s also no shame in finishing as one of the top three teams of the competition either. Any team that can make their way through to a spot on the podium and get a medal around their necks at the end of the days all deserve a round of applause.

Korea are once again leaders in this category, as the only team so far to surpass 20 medals won. China, however, are right behind them and should surpass the 20-medal milestone soon.

Rank National Team Medals won
1 Korea 25
2  China 19
3  Japan 14
4  Philippines 10
5  Iran 5
6  Chinese Taipei 4
7  Lebanon 3
8  Jordan 2
9  Qatar 2
10  Australia 1
11 DPR Korea 1
12  Saudi Arabia 1

Games Won

To win Asia Cups, the teams have to win games. Only five teams have been able to collect more than 100 Asia Cup wins so far in the history of the competition, though Iran is closing in on breaking through into that Elite group soon.

Rank Team Games Won
1 Korea 182
2  China 160
3  Japan 143
4  Philippines 140
5  Chinese Taipei 114
6  Iran 87
7  India 71
8  Jordan 59
9  Malaysia 59
10  Thailand 57
11  Hong Kong 53
12  Lebanon 44
13  Qatar 36
14  Singapore 36
15  Indonesia 32
16  Saudi Arabia 29
17  Kuwait 29
18  Kazakhstan 28
19  United Arab Emirates 22
20  Pakistan 21
21  Bahrain 20
22  Uzbekistan 17
23  Syria 16
24  Iraq 14
25  DPR Korea 10
26  Australia 6
27  Palestine 4
28  New Zealand 3
29  Kyrgyzstan 3
30  Vietnam 1

Win Percentage

If we take an even closer look and see how efficient each team is in winning the Asia Cup games they play in, the out look looks slightly a bit different. Only the top 10 teams in the ranking have won more than half of the games they’ve played in.

Rank Team Win%
1  Australia 100.0%
2  China 92.0%
3  Korea 77.1%
4 DPR Korea 71.4%
5  Iran 66.9%
6  Philippines 66.4%
7  Japan 66.2%
8  Chinese Taipei 60.6%
9  Lebanon 60.3%
10  Jordan 52.7%
11  Saudi Arabia 50.9%
12  Qatar 50.0%
13  Palestine 50.0%
14  New Zealand 50.0%
15  Iraq 48.3%
16  Kazakhstan 43.8%
17  Syria 41.0%
18  India 40.6%
19  Thailand 39.3%
20  United Arab Emirates 39.3%
21  Uzbekistan 37.8%
22  Kyrgyzstan 37.5%
23  Kuwait 34.5%
24  Bahrain 33.9%
25  Malaysia 33.7%
26  Pakistan 28.8%
27  Singapore 28.1%
28  Indonesia 27.6%
29  Hong Kong 27.3%
30  Vietnam 5.9%

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