2009 FIFA Club World Cup
FIFA Club World Cup United Arab Emirates 2009
2009 FIFA Club World Cup Logo
Tournament details
Host country 22x20px United Arab Emirates
Dates 9 December – 19 December
Teams (from 6 confederations)
Venue(s) (in 1 host city)
Final positions
Champions 22x20px Barcelona (1st title)
Runners-up 22x20px Estudiantes
Third place 22x20px Pohang Steelers
Fourth place 22x20px Atlante
Tournament statistics
Matches played 8
Goals scored 25 (3.13 per match)
Attendance 156,350 (19,544 per match)
Top scorer(s) 22x20px Denilson (4 goals)
Best player 22x20px Lionel Messi

The 2009 FIFA Club World Cup was a football tournament played from 9 December to 19 December 2009. It was the sixth FIFA Club World Cup and was played in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.[1] Australia, Japan and Portugal also placed bids to host the tournament, but Portugal later withdrew from the process.[2]

The final was played on 19 December 2009 and was won by European champions Barcelona, who came from behind to defeat the South American entrants, Estudiantes, 2–1 after extra time.[3] Mauro Boselli put Estudiantes ahead in the 37th minute, but Pedro equalised with one minute left in normal time before Lionel Messi scored the winning goal five minutes into the second half of extra time. This made Barcelona the first Spanish side to win the FIFA Club World Cup, and it also meant that they had won a total of six competitions in the 2009 calendar year, beating Liverpool's record five trophies won in 2001.

Qualified teamsEdit

Team Confederation Qualification
Entered in the semi-finals
22x20px Barcelona UEFA Winners of the 2008–09 UEFA Champions League
22x20px Estudiantes CONMEBOL Winners of the 2009 Copa Libertadores
Entered in the quarter-finals
22x20px Atlante CONCACAF Winners of the 2008–09 CONCACAF Champions League
22x20px Pohang Steelers AFC Winners of the 2009 AFC Champions League
22x20px TP Mazembe CAF Winners of the 2009 CAF Champions League
Entered in the play-off round
22x20px Al-Ahli AFC (Host) Winners of the 2008–09 UAE Pro-League
22x20px Auckland City OFC Winners of the 2008–09 OFC Champions League


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File:Closing ceremony of 2009 CWC.JPG

Abu Dhabi was the only city to serve as a venue for the 2009 FIFA Club World Cup.[4]

Abu Dhabi
Mohammed Bin Zayed Stadium Zayed Sports City
24°27′09.95″N 54°23′31.27″E / 24.4527639°N 54.3920194°E / 24.4527639; 54.3920194 (Mohammed Bin Zayed Stadium)

24°24′57.92″N 54°27′12.93″E / 24.4160889°N 54.4535917°E / 24.4160889; 54.4535917 (Sheikh Zayed Stadium)

Capacity: 42,056 Capacity: 50,000

Match ballEdit

The Adidas Jabulani, the official match ball of the 2010 FIFA World Cup, served as the match ball of the 2009 FIFA Club World Cup.


Confederation Referee Assistant referees
AFC 22x20px Matthew Breeze 22x20px Jason Power
22x20px Ben Wilson
22x20px Ravshan Irmatov 22x20px Rafael Ilyasov
22x20px Abdukhamidullo Rasulov
CAF 22x20px Coffi Codjia 22x20px Alexis Fassinou
22x20px Desire Gahungu
CONCACAF 22x20px Benito Archundia 22x20px Marvin Torrentera
22x20px Hector Vergara
CONMEBOL 22x20px Carlos Vera 22x20px Christian Lescano
22x20px Byron Romero
OFC 22x20px Peter O'Leary 22x20px Brent Best
22x20px Matthew Taro
UEFA 22x20px Roberto Rosetti 22x20px Stefano Ayroldi
22x20px Cristiano Copelli


Main article: 2009 FIFA Club World Cup squads


The official draw was held in Abu Dhabi on 12 November 2009 to decide the opposition to be faced by the three teams that begin the tournament at the quarter-final stage.[1]

Play-off Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
 9 December – Abu Dhabi (MBZ)                          
 22x20px Al-Ahli  0   12 December – Abu Dhabi (ZSC)        
 22x20px Auckland City  2      22x20px Auckland City  0
16 December – Abu Dhabi (ZSC)
   22x20px Atlante  3    
 22x20px Atlante  1
     22x20px Barcelona  3  
19 December – Abu Dhabi (ZSC)
 22x20px Estudiantes  1
11 December – Abu Dhabi (MBZ)
   22x20px Barcelona (a.e.t.)  2
 22x20px TP Mazembe  1
15 December – Abu Dhabi (MBZ)
 22x20px Pohang Steelers  2    
 22x20px Pohang Steelers  1
Fifth place Third place
     22x20px Estudiantes  2  
 22x20px TP Mazembe  2  22x20px Pohang Steelers (p)  1 (4)
 22x20px Auckland City  3  22x20px Atlante  1 (3)
16 December – Abu Dhabi (ZSC) 19 December – Abu Dhabi (ZSC)

All times are UAE Time (UTC+4)

Play-off for Quarter-finalsEdit

9 December 2009
Al-Ahli 22x20px 0–2 22x20px Auckland City Mohammed Bin Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi
Attendance: 14,856
Referee: Carlos Simon (Brazil)
Report Dickinson Goal 45'
Coombes Goal 67'


11 December 2009
TP Mazembe 22x20px 1–2 22x20px Pohang Steelers Mohammed Bin Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi
Attendance: 9,627
Referee: Peter O'Leary (New Zealand)
Bedi Goal 28' Report Denilson Goal 50'78'

12 December 2009
Auckland City 22x20px 0–3 22x20px Atlante Zayed Sports City, Abu Dhabi
Attendance: 7,222
Referee: Coffi Codjia (Benin)
Report Arreola Goal 36'
Bermúdez Goal 69'
Lucas Silva Goal 90+1'


15 December 2009
Pohang Steelers 22x20px 1–2 22x20px Estudiantes Mohammed Bin Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi
Attendance: 22,626
Referee: Roberto Rosetti (Italy)
Denilson Goal 71' Report Benítez Goal 45+2'53'

16 December 2009
Atlante 22x20px 1–3 22x20px Barcelona Zayed Sports City, Abu Dhabi
Attendance: 40,955
Referee: Carlos Simon (Brazil)
Rojas Goal 5' Report Busquets Goal 35'
Messi Goal 55'
Pedro Goal 67'

Match for fifth placeEdit

16 December 2009
TP Mazembe 22x20px 2–3 22x20px Auckland City Zayed Sports City, Abu Dhabi
Attendance: 4,200
Referee: Benito Archundia (Mexico)
Kasongo Goal 60'
Kasusula Goal 67'
Report Hayne Goal 29'72'
Van Steeden Goal 90+4'

Match for third placeEdit

19 December 2009
Pohang Steelers 22x20px 1–1 22x20px Atlante Zayed Sports City, Abu Dhabi
Attendance: 13,814
Referee: Matthew Breeze (Australia)
Denilson Goal 42' Report Márquez Goal 46'
No Byung-Jun Penalty scored
Denilson Penalty scored
Shin Hyung-Min Penalty scored
Park Hee-Chul Penalty missed
Kim Hyung-Il Penalty scored
4–3 Penalty scored Solari
Penalty missed Márquez
Penalty missed Peralta
Penalty scored Lucas Silva
Penalty scored Vilar


Main article: 2009 FIFA Club World Cup Final
19 December 2009
Estudiantes 22x20px 1–2 (a.e.t.) 22x20px Barcelona Zayed Sports City, Abu Dhabi
Attendance: 43,050
Referee: Benito Archundia (Mexico)
Boselli Goal 37' Report Pedro Goal 89'
Messi Goal 110'


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4 goals
2 goals
1 goal

Prize moneyEdit

  • Winners: $5 million
  • Runners-up: $4 million
  • Third place: $2.5 million
  • Fourth place: $2 million
  • Fifth place: $1.5 million
  • Sixth place: $1 million
  • Seventh place: $0.5 million
  • Total: $16.5 million

Tournament round-upEdit

Final standingsEdit

Pos Team Confederation Pld W D L GF GA GD
1 22x20px Barcelona UEFA 220052+3
2 22x20px Estudiantes CONMEBOL 2101330
3 22x20px Pohang Steelers AFC 3111440
4 22x20px Atlante CONCACAF 311154+1
5 22x20px Auckland City OFC 3201550
6 22x20px TP Mazembe CAF 200235−2
7 22x20px Al-Ahli AFC (Host) 100102−2


Golden Ball Silver Ball Bronze Ball
22x20px Lionel Messi
22x20px Juan Sebastián Verón
22x20px Xavi
Fair play 22x20px Atlante


  1. "Match schedule finalised". Fédération Internationale de Football Association. 12 November 2009. Archived from the original on 15 November 2009. Retrieved 12 November 2009.

External linksEdit

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