|Dates||27 July–9 August 2019|
|Teams||12 (from 1 sub-confederation)|
|Venue(s)||2 (in 1 host city)|
|Champions||Malaysia (2nd title)|
|Goals scored||109 (3.21 per match)|
|Attendance||7,022 (207 per match)|
|Top scorer(s)|| Paulo Domingos Freitas|
|Fair play award||Vietnam|
The 2019 AFF U-15 Championship is the fourteenth edition of the AFF U-16 Championship (second edition of the under-15 era), the annual international youth association football championship organised by the ASEAN Football Federation for men's under-15 national teams of Southeast Asia.
A total of 12 teams play in the tournament, with players born on or after 1 January 2004 eligible to participate. Each match is scheduled to have a duration of 80 minutes, consisting of two halves of 40 minutes.
There was no qualification, and all entrants advanced to the final tournament. The following 12 teams from member associations of the ASEAN Football Federation entered the tournament.
|Team||Association||Appearance||Previous best performance|
|Vietnam||Vietnam FF||11th||Winners (2006, 2010, 2017)|
|Thailand||FA Thailand||10th||Winners (2007, 2011, 2015)|
|Australia||FF Australia||7th||Winners (2008, 2016)|
|Myanmar||Myanmar FF||11th||Winners (2002, 2005)|
|Indonesia||FA Indonesia||10th||Winners (2018)|
|Malaysia||FA Malaysia||11th||Winners (2013)|
|Laos||Lao FF||10th||Runners-up (2002, 2007, 2011)|
|Timor-Leste||FF Timor-Leste||7th||Third place (2010)|
|Singapore||FA Singapore||10th||Fourth place (2008, 2011)|
|Cambodia||FF Cambodia||10th||Fourth place (2016)|
|Philippines||Philippine FF||8th||Group stage (2002, 2011, 2013, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018)|
|Brunei||FA Brunei DS||8th||Group stage (2002, 2007, 2013, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018)|
|Pot 1||Pot 2||Pot 3||Pot 4||Pot 5||Pot 6|
The top two teams of each group advance to the semi-finals.
The teams are ranked according to points (3 points for a win, 1 point for a draw, 0 points for a loss). If tied on points, tiebreakers are applied in the following order:
- Goal difference in all the group matches;
- Greater number of goals scored in all the group matches;
- Result of the direct match between the teams concerned;
- Kicks from the penalty mark if the teams concerned are still on the field of play.
- Lowest score using Fair Play Criteria;
- Drawing of lots.
|7 August – Chonburi|
|9 August – Chonburi|
|7 August – Chonburi|
|Third place match|
|9 August – Chonburi|
|Indonesia (p)||0 (3)|
Third place match
|2019 AFF U-15 Youth Championship Winners|
|Top Scorer Award||Fair Play Award|
|Paulo Domingos Freitas||Vietnam|
There were 109 goals scored in 34 matches, for an average of 3.21 goals per match.
- Adrian Segecic
- Alexander Menelaou
- Clayton Taylor
- Massimo D'Argenio
- Sebastian Gomez
- Heng Sovanpanha
- Alexandro Felix Kamuru
- Marcell Januar Putra
- Ruy Arianto
- Anantaza Siphongphan
- Damoth Thongkhamsavath
- Muhammad Daniel Edzuan Mohd Anuar
- Wan Muhammad Hakim Wan Mohd Nazril
- Lai Wai Phone
- Yan Naing Tun
- Domic Tom
- Harry James Nuñez
- Mark Dadivas
- Uriel Dalapo
- Amir Syafiz Abdul Rashid
- Ethan Henry Pinto
- Seng Hong Kai
- Anucha Somonwat
- Chonnaphat Buaphan
- Kongpop Soirak
- Pornsawan Saenkla
- Thanawat Saipet
- William Quintas Vong
- Zenivo Mota
- Lê Minh Toàn
- Nguyễn Phú Nhã
- Võ Anh Quân
1 own goal
Incidents and controversies
On 29 July 2019, the ASEAN Football Federation (AFF) received official protest from two participating teams regarding the eligibility of an East Timorese player in the ongoing tournament. The protest was subsequently admitted upon compliance of the procedural requirements set out in the 2019 Tournament Regulations with the AFF began to carrying out the necessary investigation and have requested the parties involved to collaborate to establish the facts. On 3 August, the AFF further state that the relevant documents requested from the player and his team have been delivered and acknowledged by the AFF secretariat. In accordance to the tournament regulations, the conclusion of the investigation will be decided by the AFF Disciplinary and Ethics Committee. On 4 August, the AFF announced their findings that the said player is deemed to be eligible to participate in the tournament in accordance with Article 5.1 as stated in the tournament regulations and ruled the protest lodged by two countries as unfounded and dismissed it accordingly.
On 9 August, the final match between Thailand and Malaysia was marred with ugly incident that resulting Thai player Kongpop Sroirak and Malaysian player Khairil Zain were both issued a red card.
- "Việt Nam nhận Giải thưởng Fair-play tại Giải U15 Đông Nam Á 2019" [Vietnam received the Fair-play Award at the 2019 Southeast Asia U15 Prize] (in Vietnamese). Vietnam Football Federation. 9 August 2019. Retrieved 10 August 2019.
Vietnam U15 has been awarded the Fair-play Award by the Southeast Asian Football Federation at the 2019 Southeast Asian U15 Championship. Head of delegation Lưu Quang Điện Biên and team captain Đỗ Văn Chí representing U15 Vietnam received the Fair-play Prize of the 2019 Southeast Asian U15 Championship.
- "Malaysia edge Thailand for title, Indonesia finish third". Asian Football Confederation. 9 August 2019. Retrieved 10 August 2019.
Malaysia came back from a goal down to beat Thailand 2-1 to clinch their second AFF U-15 Championship title, while Indonesia finished third after a thrilling penalty shootout win against Vietnam on 9 August. The Malay-Thai match heated up in the dying minutes, with Malaysia's Khairil Zain and Thailand's Kongpop Sroirak picking up a red card each.
- "AFF U15 Championship 2019: Malaysia emerge champions after 2-1 win over hosts Thailand". Fox Sports Asia. 10 August 2019. Retrieved 10 August 2019.
Malaysia have emerged champions of the AFF U15 Championship 2019 after they defeated hosts Thailand 2-1 at the Chonburi Campus Stadium on 9 August 2019. Timor-Leste's Paulo Freitas finished as the top scorer of the tournament with seven goals while Indonesia's Marselino and Malaysia's Nabil Qayyum shared the second position with five goals apiece.
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- "Protest against Timor Leste player dismissed". ASEAN Football Federation. 4 August 2019. Retrieved 4 August 2019.
- "AFF announce Timor-Leste U-15 player age fraud verdict". Fox Sports Asia. 4 August 2019. Retrieved 4 August 2019.
- "WATCH: Thailand and Malaysia players throw punches in mass brawl during AFF U15 Championship 2019 final". Fox Sports Asia. 10 August 2019. Retrieved 10 August 2019.
- AFF U16 Championship at ASEAN Football Federation official website.