1971 Asian Champion Club Tournament

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1971 Asian Club Championship
Tournament details
Host country Thailand
Dates 21 March – 2 April 1971
Teams 8
Venue(s) Bangkok
Final positions
Champions Israel Maccabi Tel Aviv (2nd title)
Runners-up Iraq Aliyat Al-Shorta
Third place IranTaj Tehran
Fourth place South Korea ROK Army
Tournament statistics
Matches played 14
Goals scored 43 (3.07 per match)
1970
1985

The 1971 Asian Club Championship 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 21 March to 2 April. 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 Tehran
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 Tehran 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 Tehran 2–1 ROK Army
Match 3 ROK Army 3–0 Perak
Match 4 Taj Tehran 0–0 Al Arabi
Match 5 Taj Tehran 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 2–01 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]

Semi-finals[edit]


Third Place Match[edit]


Final[edit]


1 The final was scratched and Maccabi Tel Aviv were awarded the championship after Aliyat Al-Shorta players entered the field waving Iraqi and Palestinian flags around the pitch before refusing to play the Israeli side for political reasons.

Champions[edit]

1971 Asian Club Championship
Israel
Maccabi Tel Aviv
Second Title

References[edit]