1997–98 Asian Club Championship

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The Asian Club Championship 1997-98 was the 17th edition of the annual international club football competition held in the AFC region (Asia). It determined that year's club champion of association football in Asia.

Pohang Steelers of South Korea won their 2nd consecutive Asian Champions title, beating Dalian Wanda 6-5 on penalties.

First round[edit]

West Asia[edit]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Sur Oman 0-9 Iraq Al-Zawraa 0-5 0-4
Al-Ansar Lebanon 3-1 Kuwait Al-Arabi 2-1 1-0
Al-Wahda Yemen w/o1 United Arab Emirates Al-Nasr
Riffa Bahrain w/o2 Qatar Al-Rayyan
Metallurg Kadamjay Kyrgyzstan 2-4 Tajikistan Dynamo Dushanbe 2-13 0-3
Al-Hilal Saudi Arabia bye
Navbahor Namangan Uzbekistan bye
Nisa Aşgabat Turkmenistan bye
Persepolis FC Iran bye
Taraz Zhambyl Kazakhstan bye

1 Al-Nasr withdrew.
2 Riffa withdrew.
3 First leg also reported 1-2.

East Asia[edit]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Pohang Steelers South Korea 13-0 Bangladesh Mohammedan SC 11-0 2-0
Victory SC Maldives 4-3 Nepal Mahendra Police 3-2 1-1
Finance and Revenue Burma 4-0 Sri Lanka Saunders SC 1-0 3-0
Churchill Brothers India 1-2 Vietnam Đồng Tháp F.C. 0-1 1-1
Persebaya Surabaya Indonesia 2-6 South Korea Ulsan Hyundai Horang-i 1-2 1-4
Kashima Antlers Japan 8-2 Singapore Geylang United 6-1 2-1
Selangor FA Malaysia 0-2 Hong Kong South China 0-0 0-2
Dalian Wanda China 4-2 Thailand Bangkok Bank 4-2 0-0

Intermediate Round[edit]

Central Asia[edit]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Navbahor Namangan Uzbekistan 4-2 Tajikistan Dynamo Dushanbe 3-0 1-2
Taraz Zhambyl Kazakhstan 2-4 Turkmenistan Nisa Aşgabat 2-2 0-2

Second round[edit]

West Asia[edit]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Al-Ansar Lebanon 4-0 Yemen Al-Wahda 2-0 2-0
Al-Zawraa Iraq 0-2 Iran Persepolis FC 0-0 0-2
Al-Hilal Saudi Arabia 3-2 Qatar Al-Rayyan 3-2 0-0
Navbahor Namangan Uzbekistan 8-3 Turkmenistan Nisa Aşgabat 6-1 2-2

East Asia[edit]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Pohang Steelers South Korea 15-0 Maldives Victory SC 3-0 12-0
Finance and Revenue Burma (a)4-4 Vietnam Đồng Tháp F.C. 0-1 4-3
Ulsan Hyundai Horang-i South Korea 2-6 Japan Kashima Antlers 1-5 1-1
South China Hong Kong 1-6 China Dalian Wanda 0-4 1-2

Quarterfinals[edit]

West Asia[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Iran Persepolis FC 3 2 1 0 3 1 +2 7
Saudi Arabia Al-Hilal 3 2 0 1 6 3 +3 6
Uzbekistan Navbahor Namangan 3 0 2 1 2 4 −2 2
Lebanon Al-Ansar 3 0 1 2 1 4 −3 1





February 26, 1998
Al-Ansar Lebanon 1–3 Saudi Arabia Al-Hilal

East Asia[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
South Korea Pohang Steelers 3 2 0 1 8 4 +4 6
China Dalian Wanda 3 2 0 1 7 4 +3 6
Japan Kashima Antlers 3 2 0 1 6 3 +3 6
Burma Finance and Revenue 3 0 0 3 2 12 −10 0

February 11, 1998
Dalian Wanda China 4–1 Burma Finance and Revenue
Wang Tao Goal 20'
Hao Haidong Goal 26' Goal 36'
Li Ming Goal 46'
Win Aung Goal 1'
Ningbo, Zhejiang, China PR
Attendance: 8,000



February 13, 1998
Pohang Steelers South Korea 1–2 China Dalian Wanda
Serhiy Konovalov Goal 66' Wu Chengying Goal 74'
Wei Yimin Goal 79'
Ningbo, Zhejiang, China PR
Attendance: 12,000


February 15, 1998
Dalian Wanda China 1–2 Japan Kashima Antlers
Li Ming Goal 70' Yasuo Manaka Goal 47' Goal 75'
Ningbo, Zhejiang, China PR
Attendance: 24,000

Semifinals[edit]


Third place match[edit]

Final[edit]

Champions[edit]

Asian Club Championship 1997-98
South Korea
Pohang Steelers
Second Title

References[edit]