SEA Games Facts: 54 years and counting

Did you know Singapore and Malaysia last met for a Bronze medal match 40 years ago, and that Indonesia and Thailand have met twice in the final before? Read on to find out more!
5 The number of nations that have won the Gold medal since the start of the tournament in 1959 - Thailand, Indonesia, Myanmar (as Burma), Malaysia and Vietnam (as South Vietnam).
4 The number of participants at the first games - Thailand, Burma, Malaya and South Vietnam.
8 Record number of Gold medals won in a row by Thailand (1993-2007). No other nation has come close in any international competition. Thailand have won a record 13 Gold medals in total.
7 Most number of Bronze medals won. Malaysia hold the dubious record with Singapore a close second with 6 third place finishes. Victory on Saturday means Singapore will share the record with their neighbours.
7 Most number of Silver medal finishes, a record held by Vietnam (Two as South Vietnam).
1987 The last time a new team won the Gold. Indonesia accomplished the feat as hosts. 1991 was the last time the Garudas won the Gold. It was also the last time a country other than Thailand were champions before Malaysia ended the run in 2009.
3 Number of times a host country did not finish in the top 4 (1981-Philippines; 1999-Brunei; 2005-Philippines) before 2013.
1965 Singapore's first SEA Games (then known as Southeast Asian Peninsular Games) participation. It came just four months after attaining independence. The Lions lost 1-0 to eventual champions Burma, and 5-1 to South Vietnam in their only two matches and failed to advance to the semi-finals.
1973 Singapore registered its first win at SEA Games. The host nation upset Thailand 1-0 courtesy of an own goal from Thinakorn Patcharoen. Singapore eventually finished fourth after losing 3-0 to Malaysia with Reduan Abdullah, Mokhtar Dahari and R.Visvanathan on target. This was also the only time both nations met for a Bronze medal match before 2013.
1975 Singapore's first medal. A third-place finish shared with Burma after both teams were tied 2-2 following Extra-Time.
1989 The last time Singapore met Malaysia for a medals match. Malaysia, who were the hosts, won 3-1 with Lim Teong Kim and Dollah Salleh adding on to Borhan Abu Samah's own goal. Fandi Ahmad was on target for Singapore. This was also the last time Singapore reached the final, incidentally it was the Lions' third final in four tournaments.
10 The number of years that Malaysia scored in consecutive matches before being shut out by Singapore on November 7, 2011 in the opening group stage match at the Jakarta Games. The last time Malaysia had failed to score in a SEA Games match was September 15, 2001 when they lost 1-0 to Thailand in the final. The streak stretches 19 matches and four tournaments.
5 The number of times Indonesia has made the final before 2013. The Garudas have also reached the Gold medal play-off each of the four times they have hosted, but only won once, in 1987 beating Malaysia 1-0 in extra-time thanks to Ribut Waidi's effort.
2 The number of times Indonesia and Thailand have met in the final before 2013. Both matches were decided on a penalty shootout with Indonesia triumphing in 1991 in Manila, and Thailand in 1997 at the Jakarta Games. Current Thai U-23 coach Kiatisuk Senamuang converted the first penalty in the 1997 shootout.