2019 OFC Champions League
|Host countries||Qualifying stage:|
26 January – 1 February 2019
February – May 2019
|Teams||Competition proper: 16 |
Total: 18 (from 11 associations)
The 2019 OFC Champions League will be the 18th edition of the Oceanian Club Championship, Oceania's premier club football tournament organized by the Oceania Football Confederation (OFC), and the 13th season under the current OFC Champions League name.
A total of 18 teams from all 11 OFC member associations enter the competition.
- The seven developed associations (Fiji, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Tahiti, Vanuatu) are awarded two berths each in the group stage.
- The four developing associations (American Samoa, Cook Islands, Samoa, Tonga) are awarded one berth each in the qualifying stage, with the winners and runners-up advancing to the group stage.
|American Samoa||Pago Youth||2017 FFAS Senior League champions|
|Cook Islands||Tupapa Maraerenga||2018 Cook Islands Round Cup champions|
|Samoa||Kiwi||2018 Samoa National League champions|
|Tonga||Lotohaʻapai United||2018 Tonga Major League champions|
The schedule of the competition is as follows. For this season, the quarter-finals will be played on a home-and-away two-legged basis, while the final will be played as a single match.
|Stage||Draw date||Match dates|
|Qualifying stage||13 November 2018||26 January – 1 February 2019|
|Group stage||February – March 2019|
The draw for the qualifying stage was held on 13 November 2018 at the OFC Headquarters in Auckland, New Zealand. For the qualifying stage, the champions of the host association were allocated to Position 1, and the champions of the three remaining developing associations were drawn to determine the fixtures (first team drawn allocated to Position 2, second team drawn allocated to Position 3, third team drawn allocated to Position 4).
Qualifying stage matches will be played between 26 January – 1 February 2019 in the Cook Islands.
|1||Tupapa Maraerenga (H)||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||Group stage||—||1 Feb||29 Jan||26 Jan|
|2||Pago Youth||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||—||—||26 Jan||—|
|3||Lotohaʻapai United||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||—||—||—||1 Feb|
The draw for the group stage was held on 13 November 2018 at the OFC Headquarters in Auckland, New Zealand. For the group stage, the 16 teams (14 teams entering the group stage and two teams advancing from the qualifying stage) were drawn into four groups of four, with the following mechanism:
- The champions of the four host associations were drawn into Position 1 of Groups A–D.
- The champions of the three remaining developed associations, and the runners-up of New Zealand, by virtue of having the best second team in the 2018 OFC Champions League, were drawn into Position 2 of Groups A–D.
- The runners-up of the six developed associations apart from New Zealand were drawn into Position 3 of Groups A–D and Position 4 of Groups A–B (first team drawn to Groups A–B allocated to Position 3, second team drawn to Groups A–B allocated to Position 4). Teams from the same association could not be drawn into the same group.
- The winners and runners-up of the qualifying stage were drawn into Position 4 of Groups C–D.
The four teams in each group play each other on a round-robin basis at a centralised venue. The winners and runners-up of each group advance to the quarter-finals of the knockout stage.
|1||Hienghène Sport (H)||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||Quarter-finals|
|1||Erakor Golden Star (H)||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||Quarter-finals|
|1||Solomon Warriors (H)||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||Quarter-finals|
In the knockout stage, the eight teams play on a single-elimination basis. In the quarter-finals and semi-finals, each tie is played on a home-and-away two-legged basis, while the final is played as a single match.