The South Pacific Games were initially held irregularly; since 1971 they are held every four years; since 1981 another tournament, called South Pacific Mini Games, is also held every four years.
The New Hebrides changed name to Vanuatu upon independence. Tahiti played as French Polynesia in the first three tournaments. (Of course Tahiti is the main island of French Polynesia, and it is assumed that in all cases all players came from there.)
Tournament renamed Pacific Games from 2011 onwards.
Year Winners Venue 1963 New Caledonia Fiji 1966 French Polynesia New Caledonia 1969 New Caledonia Papua New Guinea 1971 New Caledonia Tahiti 1975 Tahiti Guam 1979 Tahiti Fiji 1983 Tahiti Western Samoa 1987 New Caledonia New Caledonia 1991 Fiji Papua New Guinea 1995 Tahiti Tahiti 1999 no football tournament Guam 2003 Fiji Fiji 2007 New Caledonia Samoa Number of Wins 5 New Caledonia Tahiti (includes French Polynesia) 2 Fiji
Year Winners Venue 1981 Tahiti Solomon Islands 1985 no football tournament Cook Islands 1989 no football tournament Tonga 1993 Tahiti Vanuatu 1997 no football tournament American Samoa 2001 no football tournament Norfolk Islands 2005 no football tournament Palau Number of Wins 2 Tahiti
Additional information thanks to Erik Garin
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