2001–02 Asian Club Championship

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2001–2002 Asian Club Championship
Tournament details
Dates September 2001 – April 2002
Teams 25
Final positions
Champions South Korea Suwon Samsung Bluewings (2nd title)
Runners-up South Korea Anyang LG Cheetahs
Third place Iran Esteghlal
Fourth place Uzbekistan Nasaf Qarshi
Tournament statistics
Matches played 48
Goals scored 177 (3.69 per match)

The 2001–02 Asian Club Championship 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 in an all-Korean final 4–2 on penalties.

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 Jeddah
Al-Quds State of Palestine 2–1 Yemen Al-Ahli 0–0 2–1
Jableh Syria 0–2 Kuwait Al-Kuwait 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 FA2 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 4–13 Indonesia Persija Jakarta 4–1 n/p

1 Sông Lam Nghệ An withdrew.
2 Selangor FA were entered after Penang withdrew due to the club's financial problems.
3 The match was played over one leg in Kashima on 24 October due to the political climate in Indonesia.

Second round[edit]

West Asia[edit]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Al-Ittihad Jeddah Saudi Arabia 4–4 (a) Iran Esteghlal 3–2 1–2
Al-Kuwait 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 w/o
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

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 3 0 2 1 3 6 −3 2
United Arab Emirates Al-Wahda 3 0 1 2 6 9 −3 1
Al-Kuwait Kuwait 1–1 Uzbekistan Nasaf Qarshi
Faraj Laheeb Goal 74' Bahromjon Haydarov Goal

Al-Wahda United Arab Emirates 3–5 Iran Esteghlal
Faouzi Rouissi Goal 12'
Abdulrahim Jumaa Goal 49'72'
Sirous Dinmohammadi Goal 40'
Alireza Akbarpour Goal 64'
Faraz Fatemi Goal 80'83'
Mehdi Hasheminasab Goal 87'

Nasaf Qarshi Uzbekistan 1–1 Iran Esteghlal
Goal Alireza Vahedi Nikbakht Goal

Al-Wahda United Arab Emirates 2–2 Kuwait Al-Kuwait
Goal, Goal Goal, Goal

Al-Kuwait Kuwait 0–3 Iran Esteghlal
Alireza Akbarpour Goal 76'
Faraz Fatemi Goal 80' Goal 85'

Al-Wahda United Arab Emirates 1–2 Uzbekistan Nasaf Qarshi
Mohammed Salem Al Enazi Goal 1' Abdul Aziz Mohammed Goal 41' (o.g.)
Numon Khasanov Goal 45'

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
Dalian Shide China 0–0 Japan Kashima Antlers

Suwon Samsung Bluewings South Korea 0–0 South Korea Anyang LG Cheetahs

Kashima Antlers Japan 0–2 South Korea Suwon Samsung Bluewings
Seo Jung-Won Goal 55'
Son Dae-Ho Goal 82'

Anyang LG Cheetahs South Korea 1–1 China Dalian Shide
Wang Jung-Hyun Goal 85' Yan Song Goal 12'

Suwon Samsung Bluewings South Korea 2–0 China Dalian Shide
Sandro Cardoso Goal 8' Goal 18'

Anyang LG Cheetahs South Korea 1–1 Japan Kashima Antlers
Andre Luiz Alves Santos Goal 90' Masashi Motoyama Goal 54'

Semifinals[edit]

Suwon Samsung Bluewings South Korea 3–0 Uzbekistan Nasaf Qarshi
Alen Avdić Goal 49'
Seo Jung-Won Goal 72'
Lee Sun-Woo Goal 90'

Esteghlal Iran 1–2 South Korea Anyang LG Cheetahs
Yadollah Akbari Goal 62' Marco Aurélio Martins Ivo Goal 55'
Andre Luiz Alves Santos Goal 72'

Third place match[edit]

Esteghlal Iran 5–2 Uzbekistan Nasaf Qarshi
Mohammad Navazi Goal Goal
Bottir Karaev Goal(og)
Faraz Fatemi Goal
Mehdi Pashazadeh Goal
Oybek Usmankhojaev Goal
Zafar Kholmurodov Goal

Final[edit]

Suwon Samsung Bluewings South Korea 0–0
(AET, 4–2 PK)
South Korea Anyang LG Cheetahs

Champions[edit]

2001–02 Asian Club Championship
South Korea
Suwon Samsung Bluewings
Second Title

References[edit]