AFC Club Competitions Ranking

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The AFC Club Competitions Ranking is a ranking system launched by the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) in 2014.[1] The ranking is based on the results of teams participating in the last four years of the AFC Champions League and the AFC Cup. The ranking is used for example to decide who plays who in the Champions League preliminary rounds. The AFC also publishes a club ranking, which currently only has informational value.

Format[edit]

Round Points
AFC Champions League AFC Cup
Play-off participation 0.3 0.1
Win in qualifying round 0.3 0.1
Draw in qualifying round 0.15 0.05
Win in group stage 3 1
Draw in group stage 1 0.33
Knockout Stage participation 3 1
Win in knockout stage 3 1.6 (All)
0.89 (ASEAN)
Draw in knockout stage 1 0.53 (All)
0.3 (ASEAN)

Calculation principle[edit]

The Club Competitions Ranking (former Member Association Ranking, or MA ranking) is used to rank associations and also used for seeding teams in the competitions. It is also used to allocate the number of entries and entry points to the competitions.[2] There are however many shifts each year with associations not meeting off field requirements. The ranking consists of average points the member association's clubs over the past four year. The leading team in each category is given 100 points. All other associations are adjusted proportionally to the leading team. So the theoretical maximum of the ranking is 100 points, when the association's team have won the most points in the four year ranking and also are the number one AFC team in the FIFA rankings. Until 2016, the weighting for the FIFA ranking part was 10%.[3] Associations earn points in the AFC Champions League and AFC Cup starting at the group stage.

Country Ranking[edit]

Map of AFC countries whose teams have reached the group stage of the AFC Champions League
Ranking Member Association Club Points Points
2019 2018 Mvmt 2016 2017 2018 2019 Total
1 1 0 China China 14.750 24.567 16.200 17.350 72.867 100.000
2 2 0 Qatar Qatar 22.000 13.400 19.850 15.900 71.150 97.644
3 5 2 +2 Japan Japan 10.500 21.850 13.850 21.800 68.000 93.321
4 6 2 +2 Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia 9.500 18.600 10.000 26.350 64.450 88.449
5 3 -2 -2 South Korea South Korea 20.750 9.950 18.350 13.600 62.650 85.430
6 4 -2 -2 Iran Iran 13.000 16.200 18.850 11.500 59.550 81.724
7 7 0 United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates 18.000 11.350 8.100 7.633 45.083 61.870
8 8 0 Thailand Thailand 1.000 15.050 16.200 5.050 37.300 51.189
9 9 0 Iraq Iraq 9.833 8.933 8.633 8.300 35.700 48.993
10 10 0 Uzbekistan Uzbekistan 9.750 5.050 9.400 9.000 33.200 45.562
11 11 0 Australia Australia 14.000 5.900 7.300 2.600 29.800 40.896
12 14 2 +2 Jordan Jordan 4.167 4.900 7.633 7.967 24.667 33.580
13 12 -1 -1 Philippines Philippines 4.667 8.120 5.843 4.782 23.412 32.130
14 21 7 +7 North Korea North Korea 0 3.433 7.433 11.067 21.933 30.100
15 13 -2 -2 India India 7.667 6.250 4.417 3.217 21.550 29.574
16 23 7 +7 Vietnam Vietnam 4.000 2.800 3.267 10.752 20.818 28.570
17 15 -2 -2 Tajikistan Tajikistan 0.333 12.900 4.433 3.000 20.667 28.363
18 17 -1 -1 Malaysia Malaysia 7.167 4.395 3.633 4.450 19.645 26.960
19 16 -3 -3 Singapore Singapore 4.500 5.138 5.617 4.133 19.338 26.539
20 18 -2 -2 Turkmenistan Turkmenistan 2.000 4.483 7.583 5.267 19.333 26.532
21 24 3 +3 Lebanon Lebanon 6.333 0.833 3.933 6.933 18.033 24.738
22 19 -3 -3 Syria Syria 5.333 5.933 2.000 3.133 16.400 22.507
23 22 -1 -1 Hong Kong Hong Kong 5.833 1.750 3.300 3.650 14.533 19.945
24 20 -4 -4 Bahrain Bahrain 5.333 3.467 1.633 2.500 12.933 17.749
25 30 5 +5 Bangladesh Bangladesh 1.000 1.333 1.433 6.933 10.700 14.684
26 25 -1 -1 Maldives Maldives 1.333 4.300 4.300 0 9.933 13.632
27 26 -1 -1 Myanmar Myanmar 2.333 1.300 4.062 1.600 9.295 12.756
28 27 -1 -1 Indonesia Indonesia 0 0 4.100 5.045 9.145 12.550
29 29 0 Oman Oman 1.000 2.200 1.583 1.433 6.217 8.532
30 32 2 +2 State of Palestine Palestine 2.000 0.200 0.150 2.967 5.317 7.297
31 28 -3 -3 Cambodia Cambodia 0 1.683 2.250 1.000 4.933 6.770
32 31 -1 -1 Macau Macau 0 0 4.000 0 4.000 5.489
33 33 0 Kyrgyzstan Kyrgyzstan 0 1.400 0.150 2.433 3.983 5.466
34 34 0 Kuwait Kuwait 0 0 0 3.433 3.433 4.711
35 35 0 Laos Laos 1.000 0.150 0.150 0.333 1.633 2.241
36 40 4 +4 Nepal Nepal 0 0 0 0.667 0.667 0.915
37 36 -1 -1 Sri Lanka Sri Lanka 0 0.100 0 0.350 0.450 0.618
38 37 -1 -1 Bhutan Bhutan 0 0.150 0.150 0.100 0.400 0.549
39 41 2 +2 Chinese Taipei Chinese Taipei 0 0 0 0.333 0.333 0.457
40 38 -2 -2 Mongolia Mongolia 0 0 0.100 0.100 0.200 0.306
41 39 -2 -2 Afghanistan Afghanistan 0 0.150 0 0 0.150 0.274
42 42 0 Yemen Yemen 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.000
42 42 0 Pakistan Pakistan 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.000
42 42 0 Brunei Brunei 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.000
42 42 0 East Timor Timor-Leste 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.000
42 42 0 Guam Guam 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.000

Club Ranking[edit]

A club ranking was introduced in 2014 by the AFC.[4] It was an informative ranking and not used to seed clubs in the club competitions.[5]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Al Hilal lead the way as AFC announces Club Ranking system". www.the-afc.com. Retrieved 2017-12-08.
  2. ^ "Entry Manual: AFC Club Competitions 2017-2020" (PDF). Asian Football Confederation.
  3. ^ "AFC MA Ranking Mechanics" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2017-08-31. Retrieved 2017-12-08.
  4. ^ http://www.the-afc.com/competitions/afc-champions-league/latest/news/al-hilal-lead-the-way-as-afc-announces-club-ranking-system-22414
  5. ^ "AFC Competitions Committee recommends new AFC Cup format". Retrieved 23 November 2018.

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