1971 Asian Champion Club Tournament

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1971 Asian Club Championship
Tournament details
Host country Thailand
Dates 21 Mar – 02 Apr 1971
Teams 8
Venue(s) Bangkok
Final positions
Champions Israel Maccabi Tel Aviv (2nd title)
Runners-up Iraq Aliyat Al-Shorta
Third place IranTaj Club
Fourth place South Korea ROK Army
Tournament statistics
Matches played 14
Goals scored 43 (3.07 per match)
1970

The Asian Club Championship 1971 was the fourth edition of the annual Asian club football competition hosted by Asian Football Confederation. Eight clubs from eight countries competed in the tournament. The tournament was held in Bangkok, Thailand from March 21 to April 2. Eight clubs were split in two groups of four and the group winners and the runners-up advanced to semifinals.

Maccabi Tel Aviv F.C. (ISR) clinched their second Asian title after defeating Aliyat Al-Shorta (IRQ) by walkover in the final.

Result[edit]

Preliminary Round[edit]

These are the group allocation matches. Each group will consist of two winners and two losers from this round.

ROK Army South Korea 2–1 Thailand Bangkok Bank FC
Aliyat Al-Shorta Iraq 3–2 Iran Taj Club
Al Arabi Kuwait 8–1 India FC Punjab Police
Maccabi Tel Aviv Israel 1–0 Malaysia Perak FA

Group Stage[edit]

Group A[edit]

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
Iran Taj Club 5 3 2 1 0 5 1 4
South Korea ROK Army 4 3 2 0 1 5 2 3
Kuwait Al Arabi 3 3 1 1 1 3 1 2
Malaysia Perak FA 0 3 0 0 3 0 9 −9
Match 1 Al Arabi 3–0 Perak
Match 2 Taj Club 2–1 ROK Army
Match 3 ROK Army 3–0 Perak
Match 4 Taj Club 0–0 Al Arabi
Match 5 Taj Club 3–0 Perak
Match 6 ROK Army 1–0 Al Arabi

Group B[edit]

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
Israel Maccabi Tel Aviv 6 3 3 0 0 10 2 8
Iraq Aliyat Al-Shorta 4 3 2 0 1 8 3 5
Thailand Bangkok Bank FC 2 3 1 0 2 3 6 −3
India FC Punjab Police 0 3 0 0 3 2 12 −10
Match 1 Bangkok Bank 2–0 Punjab
Match 2 Maccabi Tel Aviv 2–0 1 Aliyat Al-Shorta
Match 3 Maccabi Tel Aviv 4–1 Punjab
Match 4 Aliyat Al-Shorta 2–0 Bangkok Bank
Match 5 Aliyat Al-Shorta 6–1 Punjab
Match 6 Maccabi Tel Aviv 4–1 Bangkok Bank

1: Aliyat Al-Shorta withdrew from this match, awarded to Maccabi.

Knockout Stage[edit]

Semifinal[edit]


Third Place Match[edit]


Final[edit]


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

Champions[edit]

Asian Club Championship 1971
Israel
Maccabi Tel Aviv
Second Title

References[edit]