Asian Champions' Cup


Tournament for Asian champions; there was a long interruption between the first four tournaments (the Asian Club Championship), dominated by the Israeli teams, and the current series.

From 2002/03 the tournament merged with the Asian Cup Winners' Cup into an Asian Champions' League.

From 2004 on, only the 14 'mature' member associations of AFC were entitled to register clubs for the Champions' League; the so-called 'developing' members are relegated to the newly created AFC Cup, and the remaining, 'emerging' countries, to the Presidents Cup. There have been some movements in the composition of the associations involved in each tournament and some qualifying rounds were set up in later years, but in essence the decision on which countries may enter how many clubs in the major AFC club tournament remain based on political rather than sporting criteria; cf. also the discussion of the changes made before the 2009 tournament, and the fairly frivolous AFC Final Assessment Ranking on which these were (allegedly) based.


Palmares


1967 Hapoel Tel-Aviv
1969 Maccabi Tel-Aviv
1970 Taj Club
1971 Maccabi Tel-Aviv
1972   cancelled 
1973-85 not held
1986 Daewoo Royals 
1987 Furukawa
1988 Yomiuri 
1989 Al-Sadd
1990 Liaoning
1991 Esteghlal (new name of Taj Club)
1992 Al-Hilal (Riyadh) 
1993 Paas 
1994 Thai Farmers Bank
1995 Thai Farmers Bank
1996 Ilhwa Chunma
1997 Pohang Steelers
1998 Pohang Steelers
1999 Jubilo Iwata
2000 Al-Hilal (Riyadh) 
2001 Suwon Samsung Bluewings
2002 Suwon Samsung Bluewings
2003 Al-Ain
2004 Al-Ittihad (Jeddah)
2005 Al-Ittihad (Jeddah)
2006 Chonbuk Hyundai Motors
2007 Urawa Red Diamonds       
2008 Gamba Osaka
2009 Pohang Steelers
2010 Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma
2011 Al-Sadd
2012 Ulsan Hyundai Horang-i  
2013 Guangzhou Evergrande   
2014 Western Sydney Wanderers


Clubwise list of winners

Pohang Steelers           3

Esteghlal                 2 [includes Taj Club]
Al-Hilal                  2
Al-Ittihad                2
Maccabi Tel-Aviv          2
Al-Sadd                   2
Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma     2 [includes Ilhwa Chunma]
Suwon Samsung Bluewings   2
Thai Farmers Bank         2

Al-Ain                    1
Chonbuk Hyundai Motors    1 [now Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors]
Daewoo Royals             1
Furukawa                  1
Gamba Osaka               1
Guangzhou Evergrande      1
Hapoel Tel-Aviv           1
Jubilo Iwata              1
Liaoning                  1
Paas                      1
Ulsan Hyundai Horang-i    1
Urawa Red Diamonds        1
Western Sydney Wanderers  1
Yomiuri                   1


Countrywise list of winners


South Korea              10

Japan                     5

Saudi Arabia              4

Iran                      3
Israel                    3

China                     2
Qatar                     2
Thailand                  2

Australia                 1
UAE                       1


Finals


19-12-1967  Hapoel Tel-Aviv     2-1 Selangor                 [in Bangkok]

30- 1-1969  Maccabi Tel-Aviv    1-0 Yangzee                  [in Bangkok]

10- 4-1970  Taj Club            2-1 Hapoel Tel-Aviv          [in Tehran]

 2- 4-1971  Maccabi Tel-Aviv    w/o Al-Shorta (Bagdad)       [in Bangkok]

29- 1-1986  Daewoo Royals       3-1 Al-Ahly (Jeddah)         [in Jeddah]

   1986/87  Furukawa won final tournament in Riyadh, Dec 1986

   1987/88  Yomiuri (Kawasaki)  w/o Al-Hilal (Riyadh)

31- 3-1989  Al-Rasheed (Bagdad) 3-2 Al-Sadd
 6- 4-1989  Al-Sadd (Doha)      1-0 Al-Rasheed

22- 4-1990  Nissan (Yokohama)   1-2 Liaoning
29- 4-1990  Liaoning (Shenyang) 1-1 Nissan

29- 7-1991  Esteghlal           2-1 Liaoning                 [in Dhaka]

22-12-1991  Al-Hilal (Riyadh)   1-1 Esteghlal                [4-3 pen, in Doha]

22- 1-1993  Paas                1-0 Al-Shabab (Riyadh)       [in Bahrain]

 7- 2-1994  Thai Farmers Bank   2-1 Omani Club               [in Bangkok]

29- 1-1995  Thai Farmers Bank   1-0 Al-Arabi (Doha)          [in Bangkok]

31-12-1995  Ilhwa Chunma        1-0 Al-Nasr                  [aet, in Riyadh]

 9- 3-1997  Pohang Steelers     2-1 Ilhwa Chunma             [asdet, in Kuala Lumpur]

 4- 5-1998  Pohang Steelers     0-0 Dalian Wanda             [asdet, 6-5 pen, in Hongkong]

30- 4-1999  Jubilo Iwata        2-1 Esteghlal                [in Tehran]

22- 4-2000  Al-Hilal (Riyadh)   3-2 Jubilo Iwata             [asdet, in Riyadh] 

26- 5-2001  Suwon S. Bluewings  1-0 Jubilo Iwata             [in Suwon]

 5- 4-2002  Suwon S. Bluewings  0-0 Anyang LG Cheetahs       [asdet, 4-2 pen, in Tehran]

 3-10-2003  Al-Ain              2-0 BEC Tero Sasana
11-10-2003  BEC Tero Sasana     1-0 Al-Ain

24-11-2004  Al-Ittihad          1-3 Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma  
 1-12-2004  S. Ilhwa Chunma     0-5 Al-Ittihad

26-10-2005  Al-Ain              1-1 Al-Ittihad
 5-11-2005  Al-Ittihad          4-2 Al-Ain

 1-11-2006  Chonbuk H. Motors   2-0 Al-Karama
 8-11-2006  Al-Karama           2-1 Chonbuk Hyundai Motors

 7-11-2007  Sepahan (Isfahan)   1-1 Urawa Red Diamonds
14-11-2007  Urawa Red Diamonds  2-0 Sepahan (Isfahan) 

 5-11-2008  Gamba Osaka         3-0 Adelaide United
12-11-2008  Adelaide United     0-2 Gamba Osaka 

 7-11-2009  Pohang Steelers     2-1 Al-Ittihad               [in Tokyo]

13-11-2010  S. Ilhwa Chunma     3-1 Zob-Ahan                 [in Tokyo]

 5-11-2011  Jeonbuk H. Motors   2-2 Al-Sadd (Doha)           [aet, 2-4 pen, in Jeonju]

10-11-2012  Ulsan Hyundai       3-0 Al-Ahly (Jeddah)         [in Ulsan]

26-10-2013  FC Seoul            2-2 Guangzhou Evergrande 
 9-11-2013  Guangzhou Evergr.   1-1 FC Seoul 

25-10-2014  W. Sydney Wanderers 1-0 Al-Hilal (Riyadh)
 1-11-2014  Al-Hilal (Riyadh)   0-0 Western Sydney Wanderers

            win   fin
South Korea 10     16
Japan        5      8
Saudi Arabia 4     12
Iran         3      7
Israel       3      4
China        2      4
Qatar        2      3
Thailand     2      3
Australia    1      2
UAE          1      2
Iraq                2
Malaysia            1
Oman                1
Syria               1
            33     66


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