There are overall 8 teams that typically compete in a period between January and January. The current holder of the title is Iraq and the team that holds the most titles is Kuwait. Sofascore tracks live football scores and Gulf Cup table, results, statistics and top scorers. In the 2023 season, among the most popular teams in Gulf Cup for online searches are Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Iraq. To follow today’s games and other active tournaments, please visit the main page for all competitions in Asia.
Competition format of Gulf Cup
The first edition of the Gulf Cup took place in 1970 when the first tournament winner was Kuwait. The best 4 teams qualify to the main competition. The main competition consists of 8 teams divided into 2 groups. The preliminary phase includes 3 rounds that work as a knockout stage. The best teams qualify for the second phase of the competition. The final stage of the competition consists of a playoff round where the most successful 4 teams compete for the title of the Gulf Cup competition.
Top scorers and goals
The top scorer in the Gulf Cup 2019 season was Ali Mabkhout with 5 goals. The average number of goals in the tournament for season 2023 is 2.60 per game.The top three scorers of all time in Gulf Cup are Jasem Yaqoub, Majed Abdullah, Hussein Saeed.
TV partners and official organization
The organization that is in charge of the tournament is AGCFF.
Top 9 important questions about Gulf Cup
#1 Which team in Gulf Cup has the most titles?The team with the most titles in Gulf Cup is Kuwait.
#2 Which team is the current titleholder in Gulf Cup?The current titleholder in Gulf Cup is Iraq.
#3 Which player is the all-time top scorer in the Gulf Cup?The top scorer in the history of Gulf Cup is Jasem Yaqoub with 18 goals.
#4 How many rounds are played each season in Gulf Cup?Overall 5 rounds are played in Gulf Cup each season.
#5 How many goals are scored on average in Gulf Cup in 2023?
The average number of goals in Gulf Cup is 2.60 per game in 2023.
#6 When does the Gulf Cup start and when does it finish?
The Gulf Cup usually takes place between January and January every 2 years.