2001–02 Asian Club Championship

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The Asian Club Championship 2001-02 was the 21st and last 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.

Suwon Samsung Bluewings of South Korea won their 2nd consecutive Asian Champions title, beating Anyang LG Cheetahs 4-2 on PSO

First round[edit]

West Asia[edit]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Esteghlal Iran w/o1 Lebanon Al-Hikma
Al-Ahli Jordan w/o2 Saudi Arabia Al-Ittihad
Al-Quds State of Palestine 2-1 Yemen Al-Ahli 0-0 2-1
Jableh Syria 0-2 Kuwait Al Kuwait Kaifan 0-0 0-2
Al-Zawraa Iraq 7-1 Qatar Al-Wakra 3-0 4-1
Köpetdag Aşgabat Turkmenistan 0-4 Uzbekistan Nasaf Qarshi 0-1 0-3

1 Al-Hikma withdrew.
2 Al-Ahli withdrew.

East Asia[edit]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Sông Lam Nghệ An Vietnam w/o1 Sri Lanka Saunders SC
Happy Valley Hong Kong 12-0 Macau GD Lam Pak 7-0 5-0
Selangor FA Malaysia 0-7 China Dalian Shide 0-2 0-5
New Radiant Maldives 1-3 Bangladesh Muktijoddha Sangsad 1-2 0-1
BEC Tero Sasana Thailand 8-1 Singapore Singapore Armed Forces 3-0 5-1
Kashima Antlers Japan 4-12 Indonesia Persija Jakarta 4-1 n/p

1 Sông Lam Nghệ An withdrew.
2 The match was played over one leg in Kashima on October 24 due to the political climate in Indonesia.

Second round[edit]

West Asia[edit]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Al-Ittihad Saudi Arabia 4-4(a) Iran Esteghlal 3-2 1-2
Al Kuwait Kaifan Kuwait 9-3 State of Palestine Al-Quds 3-2 6-1
Al-Wahda United Arab Emirates 3-3 (4-3p) Iraq Al-Zawraa 1-2 2-1
Nasaf Qarshi Uzbekistan 7-3 Tajikistan Umed Dushanbe 4-1 3-2

East Asia[edit]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Suwon Samsung Bluewings South Korea 21-0 Sri Lanka Saunders SC 18-0 3-01
Happy Valley Hong Kong 1-10 China Dalian Shide 0-2 1-8
Anyang LG Cheetahs South Korea 11-0 Bangladesh Muktijoddha Sangsad 8-0 3-0
Kashima Antlers Japan 3-1 Thailand BEC Tero Sasana 3-0 0-1

1 Saunders did not show up for the 2nd leg.

Quarterfinals[edit]

West Asia[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Iran Esteghlal 3 2 1 0 9 4 +5 7
Uzbekistan Nasaf Qarshi 3 1 2 0 4 3 +1 5
Kuwait Al Kuwait Kaifan 3 0 2 1 3 6 −3 2
United Arab Emirates Al-Wahda 3 0 1 2 6 9 −3 1



February 8, 2002
Al-Wahda United Arab Emirates 2–2 Kuwait Al Kuwait Kaifan
Goal, Goal Goal, Goal

February 10, 2002
Al Kuwait Kaifan Kuwait 0–3 Iran Esteghlal
Alireza Akbarpour Goal 76'
Faraz Fatemi Goal 80' Goal 85'

East Asia[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
South Korea Suwon Samsung Bluewings 3 2 1 0 4 0 +4 7
South Korea Anyang LG Cheetahs 3 0 3 0 2 2 0 3
China Dalian Shide 3 0 2 1 1 3 −2 2
Japan Kashima Antlers 3 0 2 1 1 3 −2 2





Semifinals[edit]


Third place match[edit]

Final[edit]

Champions[edit]

Asian Club Championship 2001-02

Suwon Samsung Bluewings
Second Title

References[edit]