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The 1996 AFF Championship, sponsored by Asia Pacific Breweries and officially known as the 1996 Tiger Cup, was the inaugural edition of the AFF Championship. It was hosted by Singapore from 1 to 15 September 1996 with all 10 nations of Southeast Asia taking part, four of which were invitees.

1996 AFF Championship
1996 東盟足球錦標賽
1996 Kejohanan Bola Sepak ASEAN
Tiger Cup 1996.jpg
Tournament details
Host country Singapore
Dates 1–15 September
Teams 10
Venue(s) 2 (in 2 host cities)
Final positions
Champions  Thailand (1st title)
Runners-up  Malaysia
Third place  Vietnam
Fourth place  Indonesia
Tournament statistics
Matches played 24
Goals scored 93 (3.88 per match)
Attendance 245,500 (10,229 per match)
Top scorer(s) Thailand Netipong Srithong-in
(7 goals)
Best player Malaysia Zainal Abidin Hassan
1998

The 1996 AFF Championship, sponsored by Asia Pacific Breweries and officially known as the 1996 Tiger Cup, was the inaugural edition of the AFF Championship. It was hosted by Singapore from 1 to 15 September 1996 with all 10 nations of Southeast Asia taking part, four of which were invitees.