The South East Asian Games are a biannual tournament for the nations in South East Asia. Since 1996 it is alternated with the Tiger Cup, in essence for the same group of nations. The first eight editions (up to and including 1975) went under the name of South East Asian Peninsula Games; since 1977 also countries from outside the peninsula (Indonesia, Brunei, Philippines) were admitted, and later also the (formerly) socialist countries (Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam) were (re-)admitted.
The SEA Games currently are an age-restricted (U-23) tournament (unlike the Tiger Cup).
Note that the SEA Games include other sports disciplines as well, among which women's football in some years.
year winner 1956 Japan (unofficial) 1959 South Vietnam 1961 Malaysia 1965 Burma and Thailand (title shared) 1967 Burma 1969 Burma 1971 Burma 1973 Burma 1975 Thailand 1977 Malaysia 1979 Malaysia 1981 Thailand 1983 Thailand 1985 Thailand 1987 Indonesia 1989 Malaysia 1991 Indonesia 1993 Thailand 1995 Thailand 1997 Thailand 1999 Thailand 2001 Thailand 2003 Thailand 2005 Thailand 2007 Thailand 2009 Malaysia 2011 Malaysia 2013 Thailand 2015 Thailand 2017 Thailand 2019 Vietnam Number of Titles (30, one shared) 16 Thailand (1 shared) 6 Malaysia 5 Burma (1 shared) 2 Indonesia 1 South Vietnam Vietnam
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