Afro-Asian Club Championship

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Afro-Asian Club Championship
Founded 1986
Abolished 2000
Region Africa (CAF)
Asia (AFC)
Number of teams 2
Last champions Morocco Raja Casablanca
(1st title)[1]
Most successful club(s) Egypt Zamalek
(2 titles)[2]

The Afro-Asian Club Championship, sometimes referred to as the Afro-Asian Cup,[2] 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[edit]

Key[edit]

#    Winner of African Champions' Cup / CAF Champions League
Winner of Asian Club Championship

Single match finals[edit]

Year[A] Country Winner Score Runners-up Country Date Location Notes
1986
Details
 KOR Daewoo Royals 2–0 FAR Rabat #  MAR 16 January 1987 Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
1987
Details
 EGY Zamalek # 2–0 Furukawa Electric  JPN 5 February 1988 Cairo, Egypt [3]

Two-legged finals[edit]

Year[A] Country Home team Score Away team Country Date Location Notes
1988
Details
 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
Qualified teams:
Morocco Raja Casablanca # and China Liaoning FC
1991 Was not held
Qualified teams:
Algeria JS Kabylie # and Iran 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
1994
Details
 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
1997
Details
 KOR Pohang Steelers 2–1 Zamalek #  EGY 16 November 1997 Pohang, South Korea [3][4]
 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 [1][4]
 MAR Raja Casablanca # 1–0 Pohang Steelers †  KOR 25 April 1999 Casablanca, Morocco
Raja Casablanca won 3–2 on aggregate
1999 Was not held
Qualified teams:
Ivory Coast ASEC Mimosas # and Japan Júbilo Iwata

Results by club[edit]

Country Club Winners Runners-up Years won[A] Years runner-up[A]
 Egypt Zamalek 2 1 1987, 1997[2] 1994
 Thailand Thai Farmers Bank 1 1 1994 1995
 South Korea Busan IPark[B] 1 0 1986
 Egypt Al-Ahly 1 0 1988[5]
 Algeria ES Sétif 1 0 1989
 Tunisia Club Africain 1 0 1992
 Morocco Wydad Casablanca 1 0 1993
 Tunisia Espérance 1 0 1995
 South Korea Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma 1 0 1996[6]
 Morocco Raja Casablanca 1 0 1998
 South Korea Pohang Steelers 0 2 1997, 1998[4]
 Morocco FAR Rabat 0 1 1986
 Japan JEF United[C] 0 1 1987
 Japan Tokyo Verdy[D] 0 1 1988
 Qatar Al-Sadd 0 1 1989
 Saudi Arabia Al-Hilal 0 1 1992
 Iran PAS Tehran 0 1 1993
 South Africa Orlando Pirates 0 1 1996

Results by country[edit]

Nation Winners Runners-up
 Egypt 3 1
 South Korea 2 2
 Morocco 2 1
 Tunisia 2 0
 Thailand 1 1
 Algeria 1 0
 Japan 0 2
 Iran 0 1
 Qatar 0 1
 Saudi Arabia 0 1
 South Africa 0 1

Results by method of qualification[edit]

Cup Winners Runners-up
African Champions' Cup / CAF Champions League 8 3
Asian Club Championship 3 8

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

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.[2][1]
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.

References[edit]

General
Specific
  1. ^ a b c "Classic Clubs: Raja Casablanca". FIFA. Retrieved 16 January 2010. 
  2. ^ a b c d "Classic Clubs: Zamalek". FIFA. Retrieved 16 January 2010. 
  3. ^ a b "Zamalek in Afro-Asian Cups". EgyptianFootball.net. Retrieved 16 January 2010. 
  4. ^ a b c "TP Mazembe-Pohang Steelers preview". FIFA. Archived from the original on 13 December 2009. Retrieved 16 January 2010. [dead link]
  5. ^ "Classic Clubs: Al Ahly Sporting Club". FIFA. Retrieved 16 January 2010. 
  6. ^ "Classic Clubs: Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma". FIFA. Retrieved 16 January 2010.