Afro-Asian Club Championship
|Number of teams|
|Number of editions|
|Most successful club|
|Zamalek (2 titles)|
|Last champions (1998)[A]|
The Afro-Asian Club Championship, sometimes referred to as the Afro-Asian Cup, was a football competition endorsed by the Confederation of African Football (CAF) and Asian Football Confederation (AFC), contested between the winners of the African Champions' Cup and the Asian Club Championship, the two continents' top club competitions. The championship was modelled on the Intercontinental Cup (organised by Europe's UEFA and South America's CONMEBOL football federations) and ran from 1987 to 1999.
The first two competitions held in 1986 and 1987 were contested over a single match; from 1988 until 1998 the competition was held in a two-legged tie format. The last winners were Moroccan side Raja Casablanca, who defeated South Korean side Pohang Steelers in 1998.
The competition was officially discontinued following a CAF decision on 30 July 2000, after AFC representatives had supported Germany in the vote for hosting the 2006 FIFA World Cup rather than South Africa (who eventually won the bid for the 2010 FIFA World Cup).
List of winners
|#||Winner of African Champions' Cup / CAF Champions League|
|†||Winner of Asian Club Championship|
Single match finals
|KOR||Daewoo Royals †||2–0||FAR Rabat #||MAR||16 January 1987||Riyadh, Saudi Arabia|
|EGY||Zamalek #||2–0||Furukawa Electric †||JPN||5 February 1988||Cairo, Egypt|||
|Year[A]||Country||Home team||Score||Away team||Country||Date||Location||Notes|
|JPN||Yomiuri †||1–3||Al-Ahly #||EGY||2 September 1989||Tokyo, Japan|
|EGY||Al-Ahly #||1–0||Yomiuri †||JPN||22 September 1989||Cairo, Egypt|
|Al-Ahly won 4–1 on aggregate|
|1989||ALG||ES Sétif #||2–0||Al-Sadd †||QAT||12 January 1990||Sétif, Algeria|
|QAT||Al-Sadd †||1–3||ES Sétif #||ALG||19 January 1990||Doha, Qatar|
|ES Sétif won 5–1 on aggregate|
|1990||Was not held
Raja Casablanca # and Liaoning FC †
|1991||Was not held
JS Kabylie # and Esteghlal †
|1992||TUN||Club Africain #||2–1||Al-Hilal †||KSA||26 December 1992||Tunis, Tunisia|
|KSA||Al-Hilal †||2–2||Club Africain #||TUN||6 January 1993||Riyadh, Saudi Arabia|
|Club Africain won 4–3 on aggregate|
|1993||IRN||PAS Tehran †||0–0||Wydad Casablanca #||MAR||31 December 1993||Tehran, Iran|
|MAR||Wydad Casablanca #||2–0||PAS Tehran †||IRN||16 January 1994||Casablanca, Morocco|
|Wydad Casablanca won 2–0 on aggregate|
|EGY||Zamalek #||2–1||Thai Farmers Bank †||THA||11 September 1994||El-Mahalla El-Kubra, Egypt|
|THA||Thai Farmers Bank †||1–0||Zamalek #||EGY||21 September 1994||Bangkok, Thailand|
|Aggregate 2–2, Thai Farmers Bank won on away goals|
|1995||THA||Thai Farmers Bank †||1–1||Espérance #||TUN||29 August 1995||Suphanburi, Thailand|
|TUN||Espérance #||3–0||Thai Farmers Bank †||THA||7 October 1995||Tunis, Tunisia|
|Espérance won 4–1 on aggregate|
|1996||RSA||Orlando Pirates #||0–0||Cheonan Ilhwa Chunma †||KOR||4 May 1996||Johannesburg, South Africa|
|KOR||Cheonan Ilhwa Chunma †||5–0||Orlando Pirates #||RSA||18 May 1996||Seoul, South Korea|
|Ilhwa Chunma won 5–0 on aggregate|
|KOR||Pohang Steelers †||2–1||Zamalek #||EGY||16 November 1997||Pohang, South Korea|||
|EGY||Zamalek #||1–0||Pohang Steelers †||KOR||5 December 1997||Cairo, Egypt|
|Aggregate 2–2, Zamalek won on away goals|
|1998||KOR||Pohang Steelers †||2–2||Raja Casablanca #||MAR||11 April 1999||Pohang, South Korea|||
|MAR||Raja Casablanca #||1–0||Pohang Steelers †||KOR||25 April 1999||Casablanca, Morocco|
|Raja Casablanca won 3–2 on aggregate|
|1999||Was not held
ASEC Mimosas # and Júbilo Iwata †
Results by club
|Country||Club||Winners||Runners-up||Years won[A]||Years runner-up[A]|
|Thailand||Thai Farmers Bank||1||1||1994||1995|
|South Korea||Busan IPark[B]||1||0||1986|
|South Korea||Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma||1||0||1996|
|South Korea||Pohang Steelers||0||2||1997, 1998|
|South Africa||Orlando Pirates||0||1||1996|
Results by country
Results by method of qualification
|African Champions' Cup / CAF Champions League||8||3|
|Asian Club Championship||3||8|
- Afro-Asian Cup of Nations
- CAF Champions League
- AFC Champions League
- Intercontinental Cup
- FIFA Club World Cup
- A. a b c d e For clarity, years given in the winners' list do not necessarily correspond to the years when matches were actually played. The finals were always held between the African Champions' Cup winners from the earlier calendar year (given year minus 1) and the Asian Champions' Cup winners who won the title in the previous season (given year minus 1/given year), e.g. the inaugural 1986 final was held between 1985 African Champions' Cup winners FAR Rabat and the 1985–86 Asian Club Championship winners Daewoo Royals. However, FIFA designates at least some of these titles according to the year when the final matches were held.
- B. ^ Korean club Busan I'Park were known as Daewoo Royals until 2000.
- C. ^ Japanese club JEF United Ichihara Chiba were founded as Furukawa Electric Soccer Club until 1991.
- D. ^ Japanese club Tokyo Verdy were called Yomiuri FC from their foundation in 1969 until 1993.
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