Here are the winners of each year the Asian Cup has been held since the first in 1956. In the first four years that the event was held the winner was decided by a round-robin format.
Japan has been the most successful nation with four wins (1992, 2000, 2004, 2011).
|2015||Australia||South Korea||2-1 aet|
|1996||Saudi Arabia||United Arab Emirates||0–0 aet, (4–2) pen|
|1988||Saudi Arabia||South Korea||0–0 aet, (4–3) pen|
|1972||Iran||South Korea||2–1 aet|