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AFC Champions League
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Founded 1967 (2002 in its current format)
Region Asia (AFC)
Number of teams 32
Current champions Ulsan Hyundai (1st title)
Most successful club(s) Pohang Steelers (3 titles)
Website Official website
33px 2013 AFC Champions League

The AFC Champions League is the premier Asian club football competition hosted annually by Asian Football Confederation (AFC). The tournament is contested among the top thirty-two clubs from the top 10 Asian leagues, two of which must qualify through the playoffs. The champions receive about US$2.25 million in prize money (specific amount depends on record from the group stage) and a spot in the FIFA Club World Cup at the end of the year.

Starting 2009 season, the defending champion no longer receives an automatic berth, forcing them to qualify through their respective domestic league or cup competitions. However, the 2008 champions, Gamba Osaka, and the 2009 champions, Pohang Steelers, both managed to qualify for the following season. In the 2010 edition though, the defending champions, Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma became the first club to fail to secure a spot in the following year's Champions League.

The qualifying round starts in late February and the single-match final takes place in early November at a neutral venue. During the World Cup years, the qualifying rounds tends to start bit earlier.

Pohang Steelers is currently the most successful club in the competition's history, having won their third title in 2009. League-wise, the Korean K-League has 10 titles and is the most successful league competition followed by the Japanese J. League which has 5 previous winners. From 2006 to 2012, The East Asian sides experienced a period of dominance with K-League clubs winning 4 titles (2006, 2009, 2010, 2012) and J.League with 2 titles (2007, 2008).

HistoryEdit

Asian Champion Club Tournament Era (1967–1972)Edit

The competition started as the Asian Champion Club Tournament back in 1967. Eight domestic champions from eight Asian leagues competed in the inaugural season. With the exception of the 1968 season, the tournament was held annually until 1971. During the first four editions, two Israeli clubs, Hapoel Tel Aviv and Maccabi Tel Aviv won three championships. In 1972, the tournament was canceled due to a lack of interest which eventually resulted in the withdrawal of all participants except for two. The tournament was not held for the next fourteen years; this was also because professionalism in Asian club football did not start till the late 1990s and early 2000s.

Asian Club Championship Era (1985/86–2001/02)Edit

Using the old European Cup as a model, the tournament returned to Asia during the 1985/86 season with a new name, the Asian Club Championship. Entry was restricted to the domestic champions of certain Asian leagues. Even so, a few withdrawals were seen from year to year. From 1990, AFC introduced the Asian Cup Winners Cup which, as the name suggested, was also restricted to domestic cup winners.

AFC Champions League Era (2002/03–present)Edit

2002/03 season

From 2002/03 season the three major Asian club competitions, Asian Champions Cup, Asian Cup Winners Cup, and Asian Super Cup were merged into one larger tournament and re-branded as the AFC Champions League. In the previous years, the domestic champions and cup winners were sorted into two different continental tournaments, but now both domestic champions and cup winners enter into this larger competition. In the first edition, after several qualifying rounds, a total of sixteen clubs participated in group stage. One club from each group hosted the group stage which were conducted with the single round-robin format in a week. Four group winners then qualified to the semifinals, which were the four hosts of the group stage. The semifinal and the final were contested in two-legged aggregate series.

2003/04 season

The 2003/04 season was cancelled due to the SARS virus outbreak.

2004–2008 seasons

The tournament was re-launched in 2004 season with 28 clubs from fourteen countries. Unlike the previous year, the tournament schedule was changed from March to November. In the group stage, the 28 clubs were divided into seven groups of four on a regional basis, separating East Asian and West Asian clubs to reduce traveling costs, and played double round-robin on a home and away basis. Then, the seven group winners along with the defending champions qualified to the quarterfinals. The quarterfinals, semifinals, and finals were two-legged series, with away goals, extra time, and penalties used as tie-breakers. The 2005 season saw Syrian clubs join the competition, thus increasing the number of participating countries to 15, and two years later, following their transfer into the AFC in 2006, Australian clubs were also included in the tournament. With lack of professionalism in Asian football, many problems still existed in the tournament, such as on field violence and late submission of the player registration. Many blamed the lack of prize money and expensive travel cost as the some of the reasons. However, with the introduction of the FIFA World Club Championship in 2005 (now known as FIFA Club World Cup), inclusion of English media via the A-League, and two consecutive wins by Japanese sides, allowed to set up a more competitive and more professional format in 2009.

2009–present

The Champions League expanded to 32 clubs and direct entry is limited to the top ten Asian leagues. Each country will receive up to 4 slots, though no more than one third of the number of teams in that country's top division, rounded downwards, depending on the strength of their league, league structure (professionalism), marketability, financial status, and other criteria set out by the AFC Pro-League committee.[1] The assessment criteria and ranking for participating associations will be revised by AFC every two years, with the most recent ones being approved for 2011–2012 seasons.[2]

The prize money has been significantly increased since 2009 season and the clubs can earn some prize money even at the group stage depending on their performance. The group stage is conducted in the same manner as the previous four tournaments; this time, however, now eight group winners and eight runners-up qualify to the Round of 16, in which group-winners play host to the runners-up in a single match format, matched regionally. The regional restriction is lifted from the further stages, though since 2010 season clubs from the same country cannot face each other in the quarterfinals unless that country has three or more representatives in the quarterfinals. The quarterfinals and the semifinals are played in two-legged series, with away goal, extra time, and penalties used as tie-breakers. The final is played as a single match at a pre-determined neutral venue.

Future Plans (2013–)

The Round of 16 will be a two-legged affair starting 2013. Also, currently venue for the final is debated. During the 2009–2010 seasons, the final was held at a pre-determined neutral venue; Tokyo, Japan in both seasons. However, for the 2011–2012 seasons, the final will be held at one of the finalists home stadium determined by the draw of lots. After studying these two cases, the venue for the finals for 2013 season and onward will be determined. [3]

Current RegulationsEdit

QualificationEdit

AFC Final Assessment Ranking for 2009–2012 seasonsEdit

The qualifications are based on AFC Final Assessment Rankings (see below). The assessments was conducted by AFC Pro-League committee during 2006–2008, and is based on the football competitiveness, professionalism, marketability, and financial status of the league and its clubs. Leagues can have up to four spots, but no more than one third of the number of teams in that country's top division, rounded downwards. However, some leagues may have to enter their clubs through qualifying playoffs. The previous year AFC Cup finalists may also enter qualifying play-offs given that their league meets the AFC Champions League criteria.

The new assessment ranking was expected to be published in November 2010, with an intention to it being updated every two years.[4] However, after realizing that newly set criteria are hard to be implemented on time, AFC decided to maintain the existing allocation scheme for two more seasons and postpone the publishing of a new ranking for one year till November 2011. This ranking is expected to be applied for 2013 season onwards.[5]

AFC Final Assessment Ranking for 2012 season
West Asia
Pos Member
Association
Clubs Spots
Group stage Play-off AFC Cup AFC Cup Playoff
22x20px Qatar124000
22x20px UAE123100
22x20px Saudi Arabia143100
22x20px Uzbekistan143100
22x20px Iran182200
22x20px Syria140020
22x20px India140020
22x20px Kuwait80030
22x20px Iraq360020
22x20px Jordan120020
22x20px Oman120020
22x20px Lebanon120020
22x20px Maldives80011
22x20px Yemen140011
22x20px Bahrain100000
22x20px Tajikistan100000
22x20px Pakistan160000
22x20px Palestine220000
Meet the criteria
Do not meet the criteria
East Asia
Pos Member
Association
Clubs Spots
Group stage Play-off AFC Cup AFC Cup Playoff
22x20px Japan184000
22x20px Korea Republic144000
22x20px China PR164000
22x20px Australia9+1*1100
22x20px Thailand181100
22x20px Indonesia180110
22x20px Vietnam140020
22x20px Hong Kong100020
22x20px Singapore12**0020
22x20px Malaysia140011
22x20px Myanmar120011

* One of the A-League clubs, Wellington Phoenix, is based in New Zealand, an OFC member country. They are unable to qualify for the ACL.[6]

** Two of the S.League clubs, Etoile FC and Albirex Niigata (S), are based in Singapore, but are foreign clubs. One other clubs from the S. League, the Young Lions, consists of players of the Singapore under-23 national team and is under direct control of the FAS. They are unable to qualify for the ACL.

  • The finalists of the AFC Cup of preceding season will also participate in the play-off, provided that they meet the Champions League criteria.
  • The loser of AFC Champion's League Play-offs go to AFC Cup.

Tournament FormatEdit

Qualifying play-off

2 teams from Iran play semi-finals. The winner of semi-final joins 3 teams from west Asia and 4 teams from east Asia, knock-out round, each 1 leg, on a regional basis, 2 winners from west and 2 winners from east qualify for the group stage. 2 losers from west and 2 losers from east go to AFC Cup group stage.

Group Stage

A total of 32 clubs are divided into 8 groups of four, based on region i.e. East Asian and South-east Asian clubs are drawn in Group E to H, while the rest are grouped in Group A to D. Each group is a double round robin, for a total of 6 matches for each team. Clubs receive 3 points for a win, 1 point for a draw, and 0 points for a loss. The clubs are ranked according to points and tie breakers are in following order:

  • Points earned between the clubs in question
  • Goal Difference between the clubs in question
  • Goals For between the clubs in question
  • Goal Difference within the group
  • Goals For within the group

The eight group winners and eight runners-up qualify to the Knock-out Round.

Knock-out Round, Round-of-16

Group winners vs group runners-up, 1 leg, on a regional basis.

Knock-out Round, Quarterfinals & Semifinal

All 8 clubs are randomly matched; however, starting 2010 season,[7] the clubs from same country cannot face each other in the quarter-finals. The games are conducted in 2 legs -home and away- where the aggregate goals decides the match winner. If the aggregate goals cannot produce a winner the away goals rule is used. If still tied the clubs play extra time, where the away goals rule still applies. If still tied after extra time, the game goes to penalties.

Final

One 90-min game at a neutral venue. If tied after regulation, extra-time, penalty kick will be used to produce a winner.

SponsorsEdit

On 5 November 2008 it was announced that Qatar’s leading telecom company Qtel will sponsor the 2011 AFC Asian Cup and the AFC Champions League from 2009–2012.[8]

On 8 January 2009 it was confirmed that Emirates Airline signed a four-year extension to its sponsorship deal with AFC.[9]

In November 2009, the AFC signed a $1 billion 8-year deal with WSG starting 2013. Most of this money will be allocated to the AFC Champions League.[10]

Prize moneyEdit

The budget for the tournament has increased from US $4 million in 2008 ($4317774 million in 2012 US dollars[11]) to US $20 million in 2009 ($21665891 in 2012 US dollars[11]), with the total prize pool now equalling US $14 million. The winner receives US $1.5 million in prize money plus additional winnings collected from the earlier rounds.[12][13] Clubs receive a travel subsidy for each away match. Thus, for each round of 16 tie, only one club receives a travel subsidy.

Group stages
  • Win: $40,000
  • Draw: $20,000
  • Loss: $0
  • Travel subsidy: $30,000 x 3
Round of 16
  • Participation: $50,000
  • Travel subsidy: $40,000
Quarter-finals
  • Participation: $80,000
  • Travel subsidy: $50,000
Semi-finals
  • Participation: $120,000
  • Travel subsidy: $60,000
Final
  • Champions: $1.5 million
  • Runners-up: $750,000
  • Travel subsidy: $60,000

Participating AssociationsEdit

Associations Spots
2002/03 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
East Asia
22x20px Australia 2 2 2 2 2 3
22x20px China PR 2 2 2 2 2 2 4 4 4 3
22x20px Indonesia 0 2 2 0 2 0 1 1 1 0
22x20px Japan 2 2 2 2 2 3 4 4 4 4
22x20px Korea Republic 2 2 2 2 3 2 4 4 4 4
22x20px Singapore 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0
22x20px Thailand 2 2 2 0 1 2 0 0 0 1
22x20px Vietnam 0 2 2 2 1 2 0 0 0 0
Total 8 12 12 8 13 13 16 16 15 15
West Asia
22x20px Bahrain 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
22x20px India 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
22x20px Iran 2 2 2 2 1 2 4 4 4 3
22x20px Iraq 1 2 2 2 2 2 0 0 0 0
22x20px Kuwait 0 2 2 2 2 2 0 0 0 0
22x20px Qatar 1 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 3 4
22x20px Saudi Arabia 1 2 3 3 2 2 4 4 4 3
22x20px Syria 0 0 2 2 2 2 0 0 0 0
22x20px Turkmenistan 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
22x20px UAE 1 3 2 2 2 2 4 4 4 4
22x20px Uzbekistan 1 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 3
Total 8 17 17 17 15 16 16 16 17 17
Total
16 29 29 25 28 29 32 32 32 32

Asian Champions League FinalsEdit

Asian Champion Club Tournament (1967–1972)Edit

Season Winner Score Runner-up Venue
1967 Hapoel Tel Aviv
22x20px
2 – 1</small> Selangor FA
22x20px
22x20px Bangkok
1969 Maccabi Tel Aviv
22x20px
1 – 0 Yangzee FC
22x20px
22x20px Bangkok
1970 Taj (Esteghlal Tehran FC)
22x20px
2 – 1</small> Hapoel Tel Aviv
22x20px
22x20px Amjadieh Stadium, Tehran
1971 Maccabi Tel Aviv
22x20px
2 – 01 Al-Shorta Club
22x20px
22x20px Bangkok

1 The final was scratched and Maccabi were awarded the championship after Al-Shorta refused to play in the final for political reasons.

Asian Club Championship (1985–2002)Edit

Season Winner Score Runner-up Venue
1985–86 Daewoo Royals
22x20px
3 – 1</small> Al-Ahli SC
22x20px
22x20px Jeddah
1986–87 Furukawa Electric
22x20px
1 Al-Hilal FC
22x20px
22x20px Riyadh
1987–88 Yomiuri FC
22x20px
w/o2 Al-Hilal FC
22x20px
Two-leg finals
1988–89 Al-Sadd SC
22x20px
3 – 3
(aggregate, away goals win)
Al-Rasheed SC
22x20px
Two-leg finals
1989–90 Liaoning FC
22x20px
3 – 2
(aggregate)
Nissan FC
22x20px
Two-leg finals
1990–91 Esteghlal FC
22x20px
2 – 1 Liaoning FC
22x20px
22x20px Bangabandhu National Stadium, Dhaka
1991–92 Al-Hilal FC
22x20px
1 – 1
(4–3 PSO)
Esteghlal FC
22x20px
22x20px Doha
1992–93 PAS Tehran FC
22x20px
1 – 0 Al-Shabab Club
22x20px
22x20px Bahrain
1993–94 Thai Farmers Bank FC
22x20px
2 – 1 Oman Club
22x20px
22x20px Bangkok
1994–95 Thai Farmers Bank FC
22x20px
1 – 0 Al-Arabi SC
22x20px
22x20px Bangkok
1995–96 Ilhwa Chunma
22x20px
1 – 0 Al-Nassr FC
22x20px
22x20px King Fahd Stadium, Riyadh
1996–97 Pohang Steelers
22x20px
2 – 1 Cheonan Ilhwa Chunma
22x20px
22x20px Kuala Lumpur
1997–98 Pohang Steelers
22x20px
0 – 0
(6–5 PSO)
Dalian Wanda
22x20px
22x20px Hong Kong Stadium, Hong Kong
1998–99 Júbilo Iwata
22x20px
2 – 1 Esteghlal FC
22x20px
22x20px Azadi Stadium, Tehran
1999-00 Al-Hilal FC
22x20px
3 – 2 Júbilo Iwata
22x20px
22x20px King Fahd Stadium, Riyadh
2000–01 Suwon Samsung Bluewings
22x20px
1 – 0 Júbilo Iwata
22x20px
22x20px Suwon World Cup Stadium, Suwon
2001–02 Suwon Samsung Bluewings
22x20px
0 – 0
(4–2 PSO)
Anyang LG Cheetahs
22x20px
22x20px Azadi Stadium, Tehran

1 The championship was decided in a final pool of four teams.
2 The final was scratched and Yomiuri FC were awarded the championship after Al-Hilal objected to the match officials that were chosen for the first leg and refused to participate in the final.

AFC Champions League (2002/03-present)Edit

Two-leg finals (2002/03–2008)
Year Home team Score Away team Venue Attendance
2002/03 22x20px Al-Ain FC 2–0 22x20px BEC Tero Sasana Tahnoun Bin Mohamed Stadium
22x20px BEC Tero Sasana 1–0 22x20px Al-Ain FC Rajamangala Stadium
Al-Ain FC won 2 – 1 on aggregate
2004 22x20px Al-Ittihad FC 1–3 22x20px Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma Prince Abdullah al-Faisal stadium
22x20px Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma 0–5 22x20px Al-Ittihad FC Tancheon Sports Complex
Al-Ittihad FC won 6 – 3 on aggregate
2005 22x20px Al-Ain FC 1–1 22x20px Al-Ittihad FC Tahnoun Bin Mohamed Stadium
22x20px Al-Ittihad FC 4–2 22x20px Al-Ain FC Prince Abdullah al-Faisal stadium
Al-Ittihad FC won 5 – 3 on aggregate
2006 22x20px Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors 2–0 22x20px Al-Karamah SC Jeonju World Cup Stadium 25,830
22x20px Al-Karamah SC 2–1 22x20px Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors Khaled bin Walid Stadium 40,000
Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors won 3 – 2 on aggregate
2007 22x20px Sepahan FC 1–1 22x20px Urawa Red Diamonds Foolad Shahr Stadium 30,000
22x20px Urawa Red Diamonds 2–0 22x20px Sepahan FC Saitama Stadium 2002 59,034
Urawa Red Diamonds won 3 – 1 on aggregate
2008 22x20px Gamba Osaka 3–0 22x20px Adelaide United Osaka Expo '70 Stadium 20,639
22x20px Adelaide United 0–2 22x20px Gamba Osaka Hindmarsh Stadium 17,000
Gamba Osaka won 5 – 0 on aggregate
One leg finals (2009–present)
Season Winner Score Runner-up Venue Attendance
2009</small> 22x20px Pohang Steelers 2–1 22x20px Al-Ittihad FC 22x20px National Stadium, Tokyo 25,743
2010</small> 22x20px Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma 3–1 22x20px Zob Ahan FC 22x20px National Stadium, Tokyo 27,308
2011</small> 22x20px Al-Sadd SC 2–2
(4–2 PSO)
22x20px Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors 22x20px Jeonju World Cup Stadium, Jeonju 41,805
2012</small> 22x20px Ulsan Hyundai 3–0 22x20px Al-Ahli SC 22x20px Ulsan Munsu Football Stadium, Ulsan 42,315

Participating Associations by DebutEdit

Asian Club Championship (included qualifying round)Edit

Italics are withdrawn associations.

Year New Entry Team(s)
1967 22x20px Hong Kong, 22x20px Israel, 22x20px Malaysia, 22x20px South Korea, 22x20px South Vietnam, 22x20px Thailand
1969 22x20px India, 22x20px Iran, 22x20px Japan, 22x20px Philippines
1970 22x20px Indonesia, 22x20px Lebanon
1971 22x20px Iraq, 22x20px Kuwait
1986 22x20px Afghanistan, 22x20px Bahrain, 22x20px Bangladesh, 22x20px Brunei, 22x20px China, 22x20px Jordan, 22x20px Macau,
22x20px Maldives, 22x20px Myanmar, 15px Nepal, 22x20px North Korea, 22x20px North Yemen, 22x20px Oman, 22x20px Pakistan,
22x20px Qatar, 22x20px Saudi Arabia, 22x20px Singapore, 22x20px South Yemen, 22x20px Sri Lanka, 22x20px Syria, 22x20px United Arab Emirates,
1987 22x20px South Yemen
1988 None
1989 22x20px North Yemen
1990 22x20px Yemen
1991 None
1992 None
1993 22x20px Vietnam
1994 None
1995 22x20px Kazakhstan, 22x20px Kyrgyzstan, 22x20px Tajikistan, 22x20px Turkmenistan, 22x20px Uzbekistan
1996 22x20px Guam
1997 None
1998 None
1999 22x20px Palestinian territories
2000 22x20px Cambodia
2001 None
2002 None

AFC Champions LeagueEdit

Year New Entry Team(s)
2003 22x20px Brunei, 22x20px China, 22x20px Hong Kong, 22x20px India, 22x20px Indonesia,
22x20px Iran, 22x20px Iraq, 22x20px Japan, 22x20px Jordan, 22x20px Kuwait,
22x20px Kyrgyzstan, 22x20px Lebanon, 22x20px Macau, 22x20px Maldives, 22x20px Qatar,
22x20px Saudi Arabia, 22x20px South Korea, 22x20px Sri Lanka, 22x20px Syria, 22x20px Thailand,
22x20px Turkmenistan, 22x20px United Arab Emirates, 22x20px Uzbekistan, 22x20px Vietnam, 22x20px Yemen
2004 22x20px Bahrain
2005 None
2006 None
2007 22x20px Australia
2008 None
2009 22x20px Singapore
2010 None
2011 None
2012 None

Non Participating AssociationsEdit

AFC Champions League records and statisticsEdit

Main article: AFC Champions League records and statistics

By NationEdit

The following table lists countries by number of winners and runner-up in AFC Champions League (Asian Club Championship also included).

South Korea is the current leader with 10 titles.

Nation Winners Runners-up
22x20px South Korea105
22x20px Japan53
22x20px Saudi Arabia47
22x20px Iran34
22x20px Israel31
22x20px Thailand21
22x20px Qatar21
22x20px China12
22x20px United Arab Emirates11
22x20px Iraq02
22x20px Australia01
22x20px Malaysia01
22x20px Oman01
22x20px Syria01

By ClubEdit

The following table lists Clubs by number of winners and runner-up in AFC Champions League (Asian Club Championship also included).

Team Winners Runners-Up Years Won Years Lost
22x20px Pohang Steelers301996–97, 1997–98, 2009-
22x20px Esteghlal FC221970, 1990–911991–92, 1998–99
22x20px Al-Hilal FC221991–92, 1999–20001986–87, 1987–88
22x20px Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma221995–96, 20101996–97, 2004
22x20px Al-Ittihad FC212004, 20052009
22x20px Al-Sadd SC201988–89, 2011-
22x20px Suwon Samsung Bluewings202000–01, 2001–02-
22x20px Thai Farmers Bank FC201993–94, 1994–95-
22x20px Maccabi Tel Aviv201969, 1971-
22x20px Jubilo Iwata121998–991999–2000, 2000–2001
22x20px Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors1120062011
22x20px Al-Ain FC112002–032005
22x20px Liaoning FC111989–901990–91
22x20px Hapoel Tel Aviv1119671970
22x20px Ulsan Hyundai102012-
22x20px Gamba Osaka102008-
22x20px Urawa Red Diamonds102007-
22x20px PAS Tehran FC101992–93-
22x20px Tokyo Verdy101987–88-
22x20px JEF United Chiba101986–87-
22x20px Busan IPark101985–86-
22x20px Al-Ahli SC02-1985–86, 2012
22x20px Zob Ahan Isfahan FC01-2010
22x20px Adelaide United01-2008
22x20px Sepahan FC01-2007
22x20px Al-Karamah SC01-2006
22x20px BEC Tero Sasana01-2002–03
22x20px FC Seoul01-2001–02
22x20px Dalian Wanda01-1997–98
22x20px Al-Nassr FC01-1995–96
22x20px Al-Arabi SC01-1994–95
22x20px Oman Club01-1993–94
22x20px Al-Shabab FC01-1992–93
22x20px Yokohama F. Marinos01-1989–90
22x20px Al-Rasheed SC01-1988–89
22x20px Al-Shorta Club01-1972
22x20px Yangzee FC01-1969
22x20px Selangor FA01-1967

All-time Top 20 AFC Champions League ClubsEdit

This table includes results beyond group stage of AFC Champions League through 2002/03 season, therefore

  • it includes quarterfinal appearance by the defending champions during 2004 to 2008 seasons (with + appearance).
  • it does not include the old Asian Club Championship
  • it does not include Qualifying rounds
As of Nov 12, 2012 (After Final)
Best Finish Winner Runners-up Semifinals Quarterfinals
Rank
Club
Seasons Games W D L GF GA GD Pts W R SF QF 16 G
1 22x20px Ittihad FC 6+2 66 37 14 15 134 67 67 125 2 1 2 1 2
2 22x20px Sepahan FC 8 60 29 15 16 91 63 28 102 1 2 5
3 22x20px FC Pakhtakor Tashkent 10 63 29 11 23 87 79 8 98 2 1 1 6
4 22x20px Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors 5+1 51 31 3 17 111 65 46 96 1 1 1 2 1
5 22x20px Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma 5 44 28 8 8 108 47 61 92 1 1 1 1 1
6 22x20px Al-Hilal FC 8 53 25 15 13 86 60 26 90 1 2 2 3
7 22x20px Gamba Osaka 6 45 24 8 13 101 54 47 80 1 3 2
8 22x20px Sadd Sports Club 8 51 19 14 18 68 60 8 71 1 1 6
9 22x20px Al-Shabab Riyadh 6 43 21 7 15 57 47 10 70 1 1 2 2
10 22x20px FC Bunyodkor 5 44 20 10 14 60 57 3 70 2 1 2
11 22x20px Al Ain FC 6+1 47 19 12 16 71 64 7 69 1 1 2 3
12 22x20px Suwon Samsung Bluewings 4 33 20 6 7 63 28 35 66 1 1 1 1
13 22x20px Kashima Antlers 5 32 18 7 7 75 30 45 61 1 3 1
14 22x20px Adelaide United FC 4 34 16 8 10 43 29 14 56 1 1 1 1
15 22x20px Pohang Steelers 4 33 16 7 10 47 30 17 55 1 1 2
16 22x20px Ulsan Hyundai 3 24 17 2 5 45 26 19 53 1 1 1
17 22x20px Shandong Luneng Taishan F.C. 5 32 16 4 12 54 43 11 52 1 4
18 22x20px Zob Ahan Isfahan FC 3 25 14 6 5 32 20 12 48 1 1 1
19 22x20px Al Wahda S.C.C. 6 40 11 15 14 48 58 -10 48 1 1 4
20 22x20px Al-Ahli Jeddah 4 32 13 7 12 56 39 17 46 1 1 2



By Club StatisticsEdit

Top scorersEdit

YearFootballerClubGoals
2002–0322x20px Hao Haidong22x20px Dalian Shide9
200422x20px Kim Do-Hoon22x20px Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma9
200522x20px Mohamed Kallon22x20px Al-Ittihad6
200622x20px Magno Alves22x20px Gamba Osaka9
200722x20px Mota22x20px Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma7
200822x20px Nantawat Thansopa22x20px Krung Thai Bank9
200922x20px Leandro22x20px Gamba Osaka10
201022x20px Jose Mota22x20px Suwon Samsung Bluewings9
201122x20px Lee Dong-Gook22x20px Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors9
201222x20px Ricardo Oliveira22x20px Al Jazira12

Fair Play AwardEdit

YearClub
200822x20px Gamba Osaka
200922x20px Pohang Steelers
201022x20px Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma
201122x20px Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors
201222x20px Ulsan Hyundai

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

External linksEdit


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