1998–99 Asian Club Championship

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1998-1999 Asian Club Championship
Tournament details
Dates Aug 1998 – Apr 1999
Teams 28
Final positions
Champions Japan Júbilo Iwata (1st title)
Runners-up Iran Esteghlal
Third place United Arab Emirates Al-Ain
Fourth place China Dalian Wanda
Tournament statistics
Matches played 54
Goals scored 184 (3.41 per match)

The Asian Club Championship 1998-99 was the 18th 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.

Jubilo Iwata of Japan won the final and became Asian champions for the first time, and becoming the third Japanese club to win the Asian championship.

First round[edit]

West Asia[edit]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Al-Quwa Al-Jawiya Iraq 9-01 State of Palestine Khidmat Rafah 7-0 2-0
Al-Ain United Arab Emirates 7-2 Oman Oman 5-2 2-0
Al-Ansar Lebanon 3-3 (a) Qatar Al-Arabi 1-0 2-3
West Riffa Bahrain 2-3 Yemen Al-Wahda 2-0 0-3(aet)
Al-Salmiya Kuwait 2-3 Saudi Arabia Al-Hilal 0-0 2-3
Köpetdag Aşgabat Turkmenistan 4-42 Kazakhstan FC Irtysh 4-1 0-3
Vakhsh Qurghonteppa Tajikistan w/o3 Uzbekistan FK Neftchy Farg'ona
Esteghlal Iran bye

1 Both legs were played in Baghdad, Iraq by mutual agreement.
2 FC Irtysh were ejected from the competition for using two ineligible players.
3 FK Neftchy Farg'ona withdrew.

East Asia[edit]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Pohang Steelers South Korea 6-0 Vietnam Cang Sai Gon 2-0 4-0
Singapore Armed Forces Singapore 2-4 Malaysia Selangor FA1 1-4 1-0
Instant-Dict FC Hong Kong 0-7 Japan Júbilo Iwata 0-3 0-4
BEC Tero Sasana2 Thailand 6-1 Nepal Three Star Club 6-1 n/p3
Dalian Wanda China 6-0 India East Bengal Club 6-0 0-0
Club Valencia Maldives 0-6 South Korea Busan Daewoo Royals 0-2 0-4
Allied Bank Pakistan w/o4 Sri Lanka Saunders SC
Finance and Revenue Burma bye5

1 Selangor FA were entered after Penang, who had withdrew due to economic trouble in the country.
2 BEC Tero Sasana were entered after Sinthana, who had beaten them for the championship, withdrew due to excessive travel costs.
3 The match was played over one leg by mutual agreement.
4 Allied Bank Limited FC withdrew.
5 Finance and Revenue had been drawn against the representatives of Indonesia, where the 1997/98 season was abandoned due to political and economic trouble in the country.

Second round[edit]

West Asia[edit]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Al-Quwa Al-Jawiya Iraq 1-3 Iran Esteghlal 1-1 0-2
Al-Ain United Arab Emirates 3-2 Lebanon Al-Ansar 3-1 0-1
Al-Wahda Yemen 2-6 Saudi Arabia Al-Hilal 2-2 0-4
Vakhsh Qurghonteppa Tajikistan 0-6 Turkmenistan Köpetdag Aşgabat 0-1 0-5

East Asia[edit]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Dalian Wanda China 3-1 Thailand BEC Tero Sasana 3-0 0-1
Júbilo Iwata Japan 4-0 Burma Finance and Revenue 4-0 n/p1
Saunders SC Sri Lanka 1-9 South Korea Busan Daewoo Royals 1-4 0-5
Pohang Steelers South Korea 10-1 Malaysia Selangor FA 6-0 4-1

1 The match was played over one leg by mutual agreement.

Quarterfinals[edit]

West Asia[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
United Arab Emirates Al-Ain 3 2 0 1 7 2 +5 6
Iran Esteghlal 3 2 0 1 3 2 +1 6
Saudi Arabia Al-Hilal 3 1 0 2 5 5 0 3
Turkmenistan Köpetdag Aşgabat 3 1 0 2 4 10 −6 3




March 1, 1999
Al-Ain United Arab Emirates 1–0 Saudi Arabia Al-Hilal
Garib Harib Goal 68'

East Asia[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
China Dalian Wanda 3 1 2 0 5 3 +2 5
Japan Júbilo Iwata 3 1 1 1 3 3 0 4
South Korea Pohang Steelers 3 0 3 0 3 3 0 3
South Korea Busan Daewoo Royals 3 0 2 1 3 5 −2 2





Semifinals[edit]

April 28, 1999
Al-Ain United Arab Emirates 2–2
(aet, 2-4 PK)
Japan Júbilo Iwata
Fahd Hasan Goal 35' Goal 66' Makoto Tanaka Goal 15'
Toshiya Fujita Goal 37'

April 28, 1999
Dalian Wanda China 3–4
(aet)
Iran Esteghlal
Yan Song Goal 60' Goal 63'
Li Ming Goal 77'
Mahmoud Fekri Goal 44'
Ali Mousavi Goal 51' Goal 108'
Alireza Akbarpour Goal 84'
Azadi Stadium, Tehran, Iran Attendance: 100,000

Third place match[edit]

Final[edit]

April 30, 1999
Júbilo Iwata Japan 2–1 Iran Esteghlal
Hideto Suzuki Goal 36'
Masashi Nakayama Goal 45'
Sirous Dinmohammadi Goal 66'
Azadi Stadium, Tehran, Iran Attendance: 125,000 (+30,000 behind the doors)

Champions[edit]

Asian Club Championship 1998-99
Japan
Júbilo Iwata
First Title

References[edit]