Asian Club Championship and AFC Champions League records and statistics

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This page details statistics of the Asian Club Championship and AFC Champions League.

General performances[edit]

By club[edit]

The following table lists clubs by number of winners and runners-up in the Asian Club Championship and AFC Champions League.

Performance in the Asian Club Championship/AFC Champions League finals by club
Club
Winners Runners-up Years won Years runner-up
South Korea Pohang Steelers 3 0 1997, 1998, 2009 &
Saudi Arabia Al-Hilal 2 3 1991, 2000 1986, 1987, 2014
Iran Esteghlal 2 2 1970, 1990–91 1991, 1999
South Korea Seongnam FC 2 2 1995, 2010 1997, 2004
Saudi Arabia Al-Ittihad 2 1 2004, 2005 2009
Israel Maccabi Tel Aviv2 2 0 1969, 1971 &
Thailand Thai Farmers Bank1 2 0 1994, 1994–95 &
South Korea Suwon Samsung Bluewings 2 0 2001, 2002 &
Qatar Al-Sadd 2 0 1989, 2011 &
China Guangzhou Evergrande 2 0 2013, 2015 &
Japan Jubilo Iwata 1 2 1999 2000, 2001
Israel Hapoel Tel Aviv2 1 1 1967 1970
China Liaoning Whowin 1 1 1990 1990–91
United Arab Emirates Al-Ain 1 1 2003 2005
South Korea Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors 1 1 2006 2011
South Korea Busan IPark 1 0 1985 &
Japan JEF United Chiba 1 0 1986 &
Japan Tokyo Verdy 1 0 1987 &
Iran PAS Tehran1 1 0 1993 &
Japan Urawa Red Diamonds 1 0 2007 &
Japan Gamba Osaka 1 0 2008 &
South Korea Ulsan Hyundai 1 0 2012 &
Australia Western Sydney Wanderers 1 0 2014 &
Saudi Arabia Al-Ahli 0 2 &
1985, 2012
South Korea FC Seoul 0 2 &
2002, 2013
Malaysia Selangor 0 1 &
1967
South Korea Yangzee1 0 1 &
1969
Iraq Al-Shorta 0 1 &
1971
Iraq Al-Rasheed 0 1 &
1989
Japan Yokohama F. Marinos 0 1 &
1990
Saudi Arabia Al-Shabab 0 1 &
1993
Oman Oman Club 0 1 &
1994
Qatar Al-Arabi 0 1 &
1994–95
Saudi Arabia Al-Nassr 0 1 &
1995
China Dalian Shide1 0 1 &
1998
Thailand BEC Tero Sasana 0 1 &
2003
Syria Al-Karamah 0 1 &
2006
Iran Sepahan 0 1 &
2007
Australia Adelaide United 0 1 &
2008
Iran Zob Ahan 0 1 &
2010
United Arab Emirates Al-Ahli 0 1 &
2015
Notes
1 Club no longer exists.
2 In 1974 the Israel FA was expelled from the AFC due to political pressure, and became a full UEFA member in 1994. As a result, Israeli clubs no longer participate in AFC tournaments but in their UEFA counterparts instead.


By nation[edit]

Country Winners Runners-up Winning clubs Runners-up
 South Korea 10 6 Pohang Steelers (3), Seongnam FC (2), Suwon Samsung Bluewings (2), Daewoo Royals (1), Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors (1), Ulsan Hyundai(1) Seongnam FC (2), FC Seoul (2), Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors (1), Yangzee (1)
 Japan 5 3 JEF United Ichihara Chiba (1), Tokyo Verdy (1), Gamba Osaka (1), Júbilo Iwata (1), Urawa Red Diamonds (1) Júbilo Iwata (2), Yokohama F. Marinos (1)
 Saudi Arabia 4 8 Al-Hilal (2), Al-Ittihad (2) Al-Hilal (3), Al-Ahli (2), Al-Ittihad (1), Al-Nassr (1), Al-Shabab (1)
 Iran 3 4 Esteghlal (2), PAS Tehran (1) Esteghlal (2), Sepahan (1),
Zob Ahan (1)
 China 3 2 Guangzhou Evergrande (2), Liaoning Whowin (1) Liaoning Whowin (1),
Dalian Wanda (1)
 Israel 3 1 Maccabi Tel Aviv (2), Hapoel Tel Aviv (1) Hapoel Tel Aviv (1)
 Qatar 2 1 Al-Sadd (2) Al-Arabi (1)
 Thailand 2 1 Thai Farmers Bank (2) BEC Tero Sasana (1)
 United Arab Emirates 1 2 Al-Ain (1) Al-Ain (1), Al-Ahli (1)
 Australia 1 1 Western Sydney Wanderers (1) Adelaide United (1)
 Iraq 0 2 &
Al-Shorta (1), Al-Rasheed (1)
 Malaysia 0 1 &
Selangor (1)
 Oman 0 1 &
Oman Club (1)
 Syria 0 1 &
Al-Karamah (1)

By city / area[edit]

City Winners Runners-up Winning clubs Runners-up
Iran Tehran
3
2
Esteghlal (2), PAS Tehran (1) Esteghlal (2)
Israel Tel Aviv
3
1
Maccabi Tel Aviv (2), Hapoel Tel Aviv (1) Hapoel Tel Aviv (1)
South Korea Pohang
3
0
Pohang Steelers (3) &
Saudi Arabia Riyadh
2
5
Al-Hilal (2) Al-Hilal (3), Al-Shabab (1), Al-Nassr (1)
Saudi Arabia Jeddah
2
3
Al-Ittihad (2) Al-Ahli (2), Al-Ittihad (1)
Thailand Bangkok
2
1
Thai Farmers Bank (2) BEC Tero Sasana (1)
Qatar Doha
2
1
Al-Sadd (2) Al-Arabi (1)
South Korea Suwon
2
0
Suwon Samsung Bluewings (2) &
China Guangzhou
2
0
Guangzhou Evergrande Taobao (2) &
Japan Iwata
1
2
Júbilo Iwata (1) Júbilo Iwata (2)
South Korea Seoul
1
2
Ilhwa Chunma (1) Yangzee (1), FC Seoul (1)
China Liaoning
1
1
Liaoning Whowin (1) Liaoning Whowin (1)
Japan Yokohama
1
1
Furukawa Electric (1) Yokohama F. Marinos (1)
United Arab Emirates Al Ain
1
1
Al-Ain (1) Al-Ain (1)
South Korea Seongnam
1
1
Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma (1) Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma (1)
South Korea Jeonbuk
1
1
Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors (1) Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors (1)
Australia Sydney
1
0
Western Sydney Wanderers FC (1) &
South Korea Busan
1
0
Daewoo Royals (1) &
Japan Tokyo
1
0
Yomiuri (1) &
Japan Saitama
1
0
Urawa Red Diamonds (1) &
Japan Osaka
1
0
Gamba Osaka (1) &
South Korea Ulsan
1
0
Ulsan Hyundai (1) &
Iraq Baghdad
0
2
&
Al-Shorta (1), Al-Rasheed (1)
Iran Isfahan
0
2
&
Sepahan (1), Zob Ahan (1)
Malaysia Selangor
0
1
&
Selangor (1)
Oman Muscat
0
1
&
Oman Club (1)
South Korea Cheonan
0
1
&
Cheonan Ilhwa Chunma (1)
China Dalian
0
1
&
Dalian Wanda (1)
South Korea Anyang
0
1
&
Anyang LG Cheetahs (1)
Syria Homs
0
1
&
Al-Karamah (1)
Australia Adelaide
0
1
&
Adelaide United (1)
United Arab Emirates Dubai
0
1
&
Al-Ahli (1)

All-time top ten Asian Club Championship and AFC Champions League[edit]

As of 5 November 2011
Rank Club Seasons Games W D L GF GA GD Pts W F SF QF
1 Saudi Arabia Al-Hilal 14 81 49 20 18 136 80 56 167 2 3 2 3
2 South Korea Seongnam FC 7 62 44 8 10 154 60 94 140 2 2 2
3 South Korea Suwon Samsung Bluewings 7 56 34 11 11 131 43 88 113 2 2 1
4 Saudi Arabia Al-Ittihad 9 62 33 14 15 127 65 62 113 2 1 1 2
5 South Korea Pohang Steelers 6 52 30 13 9 119 40 79 103 3 2
6 Uzbekistan Pakhtakor Tashkent 10 59 28 10 21 86 78 8 94 2 1
7 Japan Kashima Antlers 8 49 27 11 11 123 44 79 92 4
8 Iran Esteghlal 10 54 26 14 14 94 66 28 92 2 2 3
9 United Arab Emirates Al-Ain 9 60 26 14 20 100 75 25 92 1 1 1 2
10 South Korea Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors 5 45 28 3 14 101 50 51 87 1 1 1 2

AFC Champions League performance by League[edit]

This table includes results beyond group stage of the AFC Champions League through 2002/03 season; qualifying rounds are not included.

As of 21 November 2015 (After 2015 Final)
# League Teams
Apps
Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts W R SF QF 16 GS
1 South Korea K League Classic 41 338 172 78 88 599 376 223 594 4 3 6 8 7 13
2 Saudi Arabia Saudi Professional League 40 312 148 72 92 509 348 161 516 2 3 5 8 9 13
3 Japan J1 League 41 293 138 63 92 532 361 171 477 2 4 5 13 17
4 Iran Persian Gulf Pro League 37 256 106 65 85 362 310 52 383 2 1 6 7 21
5 China Chinese Super League 39 265 101 63 101 365 343 22 366 2 2 5 4 26
6 United Arab Emirates UAE Arabian Gulf League[A] 37 247 79 69 99 335 396 -61 306 1 2 2 4 5 23
7 Qatar Qatar Stars League 32 217 67 53 97 271 340 -69 254 1 1 5 3 22
8 Uzbekistan Uzbek League 27 183 67 40 76 220 251 -31 241 4 2 5 16
9 Australia A-League 19 135 45 35 55 155 179 -24 170 1 1 1 3 13
10 Thailand Thai Premier League 14 86 21 19 46 102 173 -71 82 1 1 12
11 Kuwait Kuwaiti Premier League[A] 10 58 19 14 25 67 84 -17 71 1 1 8
12 Syria Syrian Premier League 8 58 18 11 29 63 92 -29 65 1 2 5
13 Iraq Iraqi Premier League 11 59 15 14 30 57 88 -31 59 11
14 Indonesia Indonesia Super League 9 54 10 6 38 41 163 -122 36 9
15 Vietnam V.League 1 10 56 4 6 46 38 178 -140 18 10
16 Singapore S.League 2 12 1 2 9 10 35 -25 5 2
17 Turkmenistan Ýokary Liga 1 3 0 0 3 1 10 -9 0 1
18 Bahrain Bahraini Premier League[A] 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
  1. ^ a b c The AFC nulled the results that 4 teams had played, only counted the appearances. See {full table}

All-time AFC Champions League table[edit]

This table includes results beyond group stage of the AFC Champions League through 2002/03 season, therefore:

  • It includes quarterfinal appearance by the defending champions during 2004 to 2008 seasons (with + appearance)
  • It does not include the old Asian Club Championship
  • It does not include Qualifying rounds
As of 25 May 2016 (Round of 16 complete)
Best Finish Winner Runners-up Semifinals Quarterfinals
R
Club
S G W D L GF GA GD Pts W R SF QF 16 GS
1 Saudi Arabia Al-Hilal 12 95 44 27 24 151 100 +51 159 1 2 2 4 3
2 Saudi Arabia Al-Ittihad 8+2 82 44 18 20 156 83 +73 150 2 1 2 2 3
3 South Korea Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors 9+1 85 43 15 27 166 107 +59 144 1 1 1 4 2 1
4 United Arab Emirates Al-Ain 10+1 81 36 21 24 123 99 +24 129 1 1 1 3 1 4
5 Iran Sepahan 11 78 35 16 27 114 95 +19 121 1 2 8
6 Uzbekistan Pakhtakor 13 81 35 16 30 109 105 +4 121 2 1 1 9
7 Saudi Arabia Al-Shabab 9 67 33 12 22 90 76 +14 111 1 2 3 3
8 South Korea Seongnam FC 6 52 32 9 11 117 55 +62 105 1 1 1 2 1
9 Japan Gamba Osaka 8 63 30 13 20 125 77 +48 103 1 1 3 3
10 China Guangzhou Evergrande 5 53 28 12 13 95 55 +40 96 2 2 1
11 South Korea FC Seoul 6 60 25 21 14 97 66 +31 96 1 1 3 1
12 South Korea Suwon Samsung Bluewings 7 53 26 15 12 89 53 +36 93 1 1 2 3
13 Qatar Al-Sadd 10 69 24 21 24 90 90 0 93 1 2 1 6
14 Uzbekistan Bunyodkor 9 72 24 21 27 81 91 −10 93 2 1 4 2
15 Saudi Arabia Al-Ahli 7 56 25 14 17 99 66 +33 89 1 2 1 3
16 South Korea Pohang Steelers 7 55 23 18 14 68 48 +20 87 1 2 4
17 China Shandong Luneng 8 52 22 11 19 86 79 +7 77 2 6
18 Iran Esteghlal 7 47 18 14 15 68 57 +11 68 1 2 4
19 Japan Kashima Antlers 6 38 20 7 11 85 43 +42 67 1 3 2
20 Iran Zob Ahan 4 33 18 9 6 45 25 +20 63 1 1 1 1


Number of participating clubs in the Champions League era[edit]

The following table is a list of clubs that have participated in the AFC Champions League (Group stage & Playoff rounds).
(2016 season's participants are included)

Nation GS
#
PO
#
Clubs Group Stage Years Playoff Years
 Australia (7 clubs)
5
0
Melbourne Victory 2008, 2010, 2011, 2014, 2016
4
1
Central Coast Mariners 2009, 2012, 2013, 2014 2015
4
1
Adelaide United 2007, 2008, 2010, 2012 2016
3
0
Sydney FC 2007, 2011, 2016
2
1
Brisbane Roar 2012, 2015 2013
2
0
Western Sydney Wanderers 2014, 2015
1
0
Newcastle Jets 2009
 Bahrain (2 clubs)
0
1
Al-Hidd 2014
0
1
Al-Riffa 2015
 Brunei (1 club)
0
1
Brunei DPMM 2002–03
 China PR (14 clubs)
8
0
Shandong Luneng 2005, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2014, 2015, 2016
7
0
Beijing Guoan 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
6
0
Shanghai Shenhua 2002–03, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011
5
0
Guangzhou Evergrande 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
3
0
Dalian Shide 2002–03, 2004, 2006
3
0
Tianjin Teda 2009, 2011, 2012
2
0
Guizhou Renhe 2013, 2014
2
0
Changchun Yatai 2008, 2010
2
0
Jiangsu Suning 2013, 2016
1
0
Shenzhen Jianlibao 2005
1
0
Henan Construction 2010
1
0
Hangzhou Greentown 2011
1
0
Guangzhou R&F 2015
1
0
Shanghai SIPG 2016
 Hong Kong (2 clubs)
0
2
South China 2002–03, 2014
0
2
Kitchee 2015, 2016
 India (5 clubs)
0
2
Churchill Brothers 2002–03, 2010
0
2
Dempo 2009, 2011
0
2
Mohun Bagan 2002–03, 2016
0
1
Pune 2014
0
1
Bengaluru 2015
 Indonesia (10 clubs)
2
0
PSM Makassar 2004, 2005
2
0
Persik Kediri 2004, 2007
2
0
Arema 2007, 2011
1
2
Sriwijaya 2009 2010, 2011
1
1
Persipura Jayapura 2010 2012
1
0
Persebaya Surabaya 2005
0
1
Persegres Gresik United 2002–03
0
1
Persita Tangerang 2002–03
0
1
PSMS Medan 2009
0
1
Persib Bandung 2015
 Iran (11 clubs)
11
0
Sepahan 2004, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2016
7
0
Esteghlal 2002–03, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
5
0
Persepolis 2002–03, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2015
4
1
Zob Ahan 2004, 2010, 2011, 2016 2012
4
0
Tractor Sazi 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
3
0
Foolad 2006, 2014, 2015
2
1
Saba Qom 2006, 2009 2013
1
0
PAS Tehran 2005
1
0
Saipa 2008
1
0
Mes Kerman 2010
1
1
Naft Tehran 2015 2016
 Iraq (7 clubs)
3
0
Al-Quwa Al-Jawiya 2004, 2006, 2008
2
1
Al-Zawra'a 2005, 2007 2002–03
2
1
Al-Shorta 2004, 2005 2014
1
0
Al-Talaba 2002–03
1
0
Al-Minaa 2006
1
0
Najaf FC 2007
1
0
Arbil FC 2008
 Japan (14 clubs)
8
0
Gamba Osaka 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2015, 2016
6
0
Kashima Antlers 2002–03, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2015
5
0
Urawa Red Diamonds 2007, 2008, 2013, 2015, 2016
4
0
Kawasaki Frontale 2007, 2009, 2010, 2014
4
0
Sanfrecce Hiroshima 2010, 2013, 2014, 2016
3
0
Nagoya Grampus 2009, 2011, 2012
3
0
Yokohama F. Marinos 2004, 2005, 2014
3
0
Kashiwa Reysol 2012, 2013, 2015
2
0
Cerezo Osaka 2011, 2014
2
0
Júbilo Iwata 2004, 2005
2
0
FC Tokyo 2012, 2016
1
0
Shimizu S-Pulse 2002–03
1
0
Tokyo Verdy 2006
1
0
Vegalta Sendai 2013
 Jordan (3 clubs)
0
3
Al-Wehdat 2002–03, 2015, 2016
0
1
Al-Faisaly 2002–03
0
1
Shabab Al-Ordon 2014
 Kuwait (4 clubs)
3
2
Al-Kuwait 2005, 2007, 2008 2002–03, 2014
3
2
Al-Qadsia 2004, 2006, 2008 2014, 2015
3
1
Al-Arabi 2004, 2006, 2007 2002–03
1
0
Al-Salmiya 2005
 Kyrgyzstan (1 club)
0
1
Zhashtyk-Ak-Altyn 2002–03
 Lebanon (2 clubs)
0
1
Al-Ansar 2002–03
0
1
Al-Nejmeh 2002–03
 Macao (1 club)
0
1
Monte Carlo 2002–03
 Malaysia (1 club)
0
2
Johor Darul Ta'zim 2015, 2016
 Maldives (2 clubs)
0
1
Club Valencia 2002–03
0
1
New Radiant 2002–03
 Myanmar (2 clubs)
0
1
Yadanarbon 2015
0
1
Yangon United 2016
 Oman (2 clubs)
0
1
Al-Suwaiq 2014
0
1
Al-Nahda 2015
 Qatar (8 clubs)
10
1
Al-Sadd 2002–03, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2014, 2015 2016
7
1
Al-Gharafa 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 2002–03
6
0
Al-Rayyan 2005, 2007, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
5
0
Lekhwiya 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
3
1
El-Jaish 2013, 2014, 2016 2015
1
0
Qatar SC 2004
1
0
Umm Salal 2009
1
0
Al-Arabi 2012
 Saudi Arabia(7 clubs)
12
0
Al-Hilal 2002–03, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
10
0
Al-Ittihad 2004, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2016
9
0
Al-Shabab 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015
7
1
Al-Ahli 2005, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016 2002–03
3
0
Al-Nassr 2011, 2015, 2016
2
1
Al-Ettifaq 2009, 2013 2012
1
0
Al-Fateh 2014
 Singapore (4 clubs)
2
1
Warriors 2009, 2010 2015
0
2
Tampines Rovers 2014, 2016
0
1
Geylang United 2002–03
0
1
Home United 2002–03
 South Korea
(10 clubs)
10
0
Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors 2004, 2006, 2007, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
7
0
Pohang Steelers 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2016
7
0
Suwon Samsung Bluewings 2005, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2015, 2016
6
0
Seongnam FC 2002–03, 2004, 2007, 2010, 2012, 2015
6
0
FC Seoul 2009, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
4
0
Ulsan Hyundai 2006, 2009, 2012, 2014
2
0
Jeonnam Dragons 2007, 2008
1
0
Daejeon Citizen 2002–03
1
0
Busan IPark 2005
1
0
Jeju United 2011
 Sri Lanka (2 clubs)
0
1
Saunders 2002–03
0
1
Air Force 2002–03
 Syria (4 clubs)
3
2
Al-Ittihad 2006, 2007, 2008 2002–03, 2011
3
1
Al-Karamah 2006, 2007, 2008 2010
1
1
Al-Jaish 2005 2002–03
1
0
Al-Wahda 2005
 Thailand (7 clubs)
5
1
Buriram United 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 2009
3
1
Bangkok Glass 2004, 2005, 2008 2015
3
0
BEC Tero Sasana 2002–03, 2004, 2005
1
4
Muangthong United 2013 2010, 2011, 2014, 2016
1
4
Chonburi 2008 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016
1
0
Bangkok University 2007
1
0
Osotsapa FC 2002–03
 Turkmenistan(1 club)
1
0
Nisa Aşgabat 2002–03
 United Arab Emirates
(10 clubs)
11
0
Al-Ain 2002–03, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
7
1
Al-Jazira 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2016 2015
6
1
Al-Wahda 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011 2015
5
1
Al-Ahli 2005, 2009, 2010, 2014, 2015 2002–03
3
1
Al-Shabab 2009, 2012, 2013 2016
3
0
Al-Nasr 2012, 2013, 2016
2
0
Al-Sharjah 2004, 2009
1
1
Baniyas 2012 2014
1
0
Al-Wasl 2008
1
0
Emirates Club 2011
 Uzbekistan (6 clubs)
13
0
Pakhtakor 2002–03, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016
9
0
Bunyodkor 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
3
2
Neftchi Farg'ona 2004, 2005, 2007 2002–03, 2012
3
1
Nasaf Qarshi 2012, 2015, 2016 2014
2
2
Lokomotiv Tashkent 2015, 2016 2013, 2014
1
0
Mash'al Mubarek 2006
 Vietnam (8 clubs)
3
0
Becamex Binh Duong 2008, 2015, 2016
2
0
Binh Dinh 2004, 2005
2
0
Hoàng Anh Gia Lai 2004, 2005
2
0
Dong Tam Long An 2006, 2007
1
1
Da Nang 2006 2010
1
0
Nam Dinh 2008
0
3
Hà Nội T&T 2014, 2015, 2016
0
1
Ho Chi Minh City 2002–03
 Yemen (1 club)
0
1
Al-Ahli 2002–03

Year(s) in Bold : Team advanced to the knockout stage.

Attendance record[edit]

The following table lists 20 matches with the most attendances at AFC Champions League:

Date Home team Score Away team Venue Attendance
19 May 2015 Persepolis Iran 1–0 Saudi Arabia Al-Hilal Iran Azadi Stadium 100,000[1]
6 May 2015 Persepolis Iran 2–1 Uzbekistan Bunyodkor Iran Azadi Stadium 100,000[2]
8 April 2015 Persepolis Iran 1–0 Saudi Arabia Al-Nassr Iran Azadi Stadium 100,000[3]
17 April 2012 Persepolis Iran 1–1 Qatar Al-Gharafa Iran Azadi Stadium 96,200
21 August 2013 Esteghlal Iran 1–0 Thailand Buriram United Iran Azadi Stadium 95,300
27 May 2009 Persepolis Iran 0–1 Uzbekistan Bunyodkor Iran Azadi Stadium 95,225
2 October 2013 Esteghlal Iran 2–2 South Korea FC Seoul Iran Azadi Stadium 88,330
11 May 2011 Esteghlal Iran 2–1 Saudi Arabia Al-Nassr Iran Azadi Stadium 85,422
21 March 2012 Persepolis Iran 6–1 United Arab Emirates Al Shabab Iran Azadi Stadium 82,700
9 April 2013 Esteghlal Iran 0–1 Saudi Arabia Al-Hilal Iran Azadi Stadium 80,300
1 May 2012 Persepolis Iran 0–1 Saudi Arabia Al-Hilal Iran Azadi Stadium 73,154
26 February 2013 Tractor Sazi Iran 3–1 United Arab Emirates Al Jazira Iran Yadegar-e-Emam Stadium 69,839
20 October 2010 Al-Hilal Saudi Arabia 0–1 Iran Zob Ahan Saudi Arabia King Fahd International Stadium 68,752
14 April 2010 Esteghlal Iran 2–1 Saudi Arabia Al-Ahli Iran Azadi Stadium 64,840
1 November 2014 Al-Hilal Saudi Arabia 0–0 Australia Western Sydney Wanderers Saudi Arabia King Fahd International Stadium 63,763
19 August 2014 Al-Hilal Saudi Arabia 1–0 Qatar Al-Sadd Saudi Arabia King Fahd International Stadium 63,500
23 March 2010 Esteghlal Iran 3–0 Qatar Al-Gharafa Iran Azadi Stadium 60,000
14 November 2007 Urawa Red Diamonds Japan 2–0 Iran Sepahan Japan Saitama Stadium 59,034
9 February 2016 Al-Ittihad Saudi Arabia 2–1 Jordan Al-Wehdat Saudi Arabia King Abdullah Sports City 58,555
16 September 2014 Al-Hilal Saudi Arabia 3–0 United Arab Emirates Al-Ain Saudi Arabia King Fahd International Stadium 57,170

Clubs[edit]

By semifinal appearances[edit]

Excluding semifinalists from 1987 to 1989-90 seasons. In these seasons, there were no semifinalists.

Team No. of Appearances Years in Semifinals
Saudi Arabia Al-Hilal 8 1986, 1987, 1991, 1997–98, 1999–2000, 2010, 2014, 2015
Iran Esteghlal 7 1970, 1971, 1990–91, 1991, 1998–99, 2001–02, 2013
South Korea Seongnam FC 6 1994–95, 1995, 1996–97, 2004, 2007, 2010
Saudi Arabia Al-Ittihad 5 2004, 2005, 2009, 2011, 2012
China Liaoning FC 4 1986, 1989–90, 1990–91, 1993–94
Iran Persepolis 4 1996–97, 1997–98, 1999–2000, 2000–01
South Korea Suwon Samsung Bluewings 4 1999–2000, 2000–01, 2001–02, 2011
United Arab Emirates Al-Ain 4 1998–99, 2002–03, 2005, 2014
Japan Tokyo Verdy 3 1987, 1992–93, 1993–94
Thailand Thai Farmers Bank 3 1993–94, 1994–95, 1995
Japan Júbilo Iwata 3 1998–99, 1999–2000, 2000–01
China Dalian Shide 3 1997–98, 1998–99, 2002–03
South Korea Pohang Steelers 3 1996–97, 1997–98, 2009
South Korea Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors 3 2004, 2006, 2011
South Korea FC Seoul 3 2001–02, 2013, 2014
Israel Hapoel Tel Aviv 2 1967, 1970
Israel Maccabi Tel Aviv 2 1969, 1971
Uzbekistan Pakhtakor Tashkent 2 2002–03, 2004
South Korea Busan I'Park 2 1985, 2005
Japan Urawa Red Diamonds 2 2007, 2008
Saudi Arabia Al-Shabab 2 1992–93, 2010
Qatar Al-Sadd 2 1988–89, 2011
Saudi Arabia Al-Ahli 2 1985, 2012
South Korea Ulsan Hyundai 2 2006, 2012
Uzbekistan FC Bunyodkor 2 2008, 2012
Japan Gamba Osaka 2 2008, 2015
China Guangzhou Evergrande 2 2013, 2015
Malaysia Selangor 1 1967
South Korea Korea Tungsten FC 1 1967
South Korea Yangzee FC 1 1969
Japan Sanfrecce Hiroshima 1 1969
India Mysore State 1 1969
Indonesia PSMS Medan 1 1970
Lebanon Homenetmen Beirut 1 1970
Iraq Al-Shorta 1 1971
South Korea ROK Army 1 1971
Indonesia Tiga Berlian 1 1985
Syria Al-Ittihad 1 1985
Iraq Al-Talaba 1 1986
Japan JEF United Ichihara Chiba 1 1986
Iraq Al-Rasheed 1 1988–89
Japan Yokohama F. Marinos 1 1989–90
North Korea April 25 1 1990–91
Indonesia Pelita Jaya 1 1990–91
United Arab Emirates Al-Shabab 1 1991
Qatar Al-Rayyan 1 1991
United Arab Emirates Al-Wasl 1 1992–93
Iran PAS Tehran 1 1992–93
Oman Oman Club 1 1993–94
Qatar Al-Arabi 1 1994–95
Uzbekistan Neftchy Farg'ona 1 1994–95
Iran Saipa 1 1995
Saudi Arabia Al-Nassr 1 1995
Iraq Al-Zawra'a 1 1996–97
Kazakhstan FC Irtysh 1 2000–01
Uzbekistan FC Nasaf 1 2001–02
Thailand BEC Tero Sasana 1 2002–03
China Shenzhen Ruby 1 2005
Kuwait Al-Qadisiya 1 2006
Syria Al-Karamah 1 2006
United Arab Emirates Al-Wahda 1 2007
Iran Sepahan 1 2007
Australia Adelaide United 1 2008
Qatar Umm-Salal 1 2009
Japan Nagoya Grampus 1 2009
Iran Zob Ahan 1 2010
Japan Kashiwa Reysol 1 2013
Australia Western Sydney Wanderers 1 2014
United Arab Emirates Al-Ahli 1 2015

Year(s) in Bold : Team was FINALIST

Unbeaten sides[edit]

Fourteen clubs have won the Cup unbeaten, only three teams have done this twice:

Consecutive participations[edit]

Winning other trophies[edit]

Champions league and regional league

Champions league and domestic league

Champions league and domestic cup

Champions league and domestic league cup

Biggest wins[edit]

  • The following teams won a single match with goal difference of 6 or more in the AFC Champions League era:
Date Team win Score Team lose Venue
11 May 2004 Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma South Korea 15–0 Indonesia Persik Kediri South Korea Seongnam Stadium
22 March 2006 Gamba Osaka Japan 15–0 Vietnam Da Nang Japan Osaka Expo '70 Stadium
9 March 2010 Changchun Yatai China 9–0 Indonesia Persipura Jayapura China Changchun City Stadium
9 February 2016 FC Tokyo Japan 9–0 Thailand Chonburi Japan Ajinomoto Stadium
9 April 2008 Krung Thai Bank Thailand 9–1 Vietnam Nam Dinh Thailand Chulalongkorn University Sports Stadium
12 March 2008 Kashima Antlers Japan 9–1 Thailand Krung Thai Bank Thailand Chulalongkorn University Sports Stadium
9 March 2005 Busan I'Park South Korea 8–0 Vietnam Bình Ðịnh South Korea Busan Asiad Stadium
14 April 2010 Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors South Korea 8–0 Indonesia Persipura Jayapura South Korea Jeonju World Cup Stadium
7 May 2008 Kashima Antlers Japan 8–1 Thailand Krung Thai Bank Japan Kashima Soccer Stadium
15 March 2003 Shimizu S-Pulse Japan 7–0 Thailand Osotsapa FC China Dalian People's Stadium
19 May 2009 Al-Ittihad Saudi Arabia 7–0 Qatar Umm-Salal Saudi Arabia Prince Abdullah Al Faisal Stadium
12 March 2003 Dalian Shide China 7–1 Thailand Osotsapa FC China Dalian People's Stadium
23 May 2012 Al-Hilal Saudi Arabia 7–1 United Arab Emirates Baniyas Saudi Arabia Prince Faisal bin Fahd Stadium
9 March 2003 Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma South Korea 6–0 Thailand Osotsapa FC China Dalian People's Stadium
15 September 2004 Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma South Korea 6–0 United Arab Emirates Sharjah South Korea Seongnam Stadium
28 September 2005 Al-Ain United Arab Emirates 6–0 China Shenzhen Jianlibao United Arab Emirates Tahnoun bin Mohammed Stadium
8 March 2006 Foolad Iran 6–0 Kuwait Al-Qadisiya Iran Shahid Dastgerdi Stadium
13 September 2006 Ulsan Hyundai Horang-i South Korea 6–0 Saudi Arabia Al-Shabab South Korea Ulsan Munsu Football Stadium
23 May 2007 Shanghai Shenhua China 6–0 Indonesia Persik Kediri China Yuanshen Sports Centre Stadium
19 March 2008 Kashima Antlers Japan 6–0 Vietnam Nam Dinh Japan Kashima Soccer Stadium
24 June 2009 Pohang Steelers South Korea 6–0 Australia Newcastle Jets South Korea Steelyard Stadium
10 May 2011 Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors South Korea 6–0 Indonesia Arema South Korea Jeonju World Cup Stadium
2 February 2016 Shandong Luneng China 6–0 India Mohun Bagan China Jinan Olympic Sports Center Stadium
23 February 2016 FC Seoul South Korea 6–0 Thailand Buriram United Thailand New I-Mobile Stadium

Biggest two leg win[edit]

The following teams won two-legged matches by scoring seven goals or more in the AFC Champions League era:

Round Team win Score Team lose
2004 Quarterfinal Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma South Korea 11–2 United Arab Emirates Sharjah
2011 Quarterfinal Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors South Korea 9–5 Japan Cerezo Osaka
2013 Semifinal Guangzhou Evergrande China 8–1 Japan Kashiwa Reysol
2005 Quarterfinal Al-Ittihad Saudi Arabia 8–3 China Shandong Luneng Taishan
2009 Semifinal Al-Ittihad Saudi Arabia 8–3 Japan Nagoya Grampus
2005 Semifinal Al-Ittihad Saudi Arabia 7–0 South Korea Busan I'Park
2006 Quarterfinal Ulsan Hyundai Horang-i South Korea 7–0 Saudi Arabia Al Shabab
2008 Quarterfinal Bunyodkor Uzbekistan 7–3 Iran Saipa
2003 Semifinal Al-Ain United Arab Emirates 7–6 China Dalian Shide

Countries[edit]

Specific group stage records[edit]

6 wins[edit]

Three teams have won all their games in a group stage; these are:

Four teams have won all their games in a group stage (not 6 games); these are:

6 draws[edit]

No team

6 losses[edit]

Five teams have lost all their games in a group stage; these are:

Five teams have lost all their games in a group stage (not 6 games); these are:

Advancing past the group stage[edit]

Biggest disparity between group winner and runner-up[edit]

The biggest points difference between the first- and second-placed teams in a Champions League group phase is 9 points, achieved by only one team:

Most points achieved, yet knocked out[edit]

Fewest points achieved, yet advanced[edit]

Players[edit]

All-time appearances[edit]

Goalscoring[edit]

All-time top goalscorers[edit]

As of 13 September 2016[4]

From 2008 season and excluding qualifying games

Footballer Clubs Goals
South Korea Lee Dong-Gook South Korea Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors
32
Saudi Arabia Nasser Al-Shamrani Saudi Arabia Al-Shabab, Al-Hilal
26
Montenegro Dejan Damjanović South Korea FC Seoul, China Beijing Guoan
23
Brazil Leandro Japan Gamba Osaka, Kashiwa Reysol
Qatar Al-Sadd, Al-Rayyan
20
Brazil Muriqui China Guangzhou Evergrande, Qatar Al-Sadd
20
Brazil Eninho South Korea Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors
18
Ghana Asamoah Gyan United Arab Emirates Al Ain, China Shanghai SIPG
18
Brazil Elkeson China Guangzhou Evergrande, Shanghai SIPG
18
Iran Arash Borhani Iran Pas Tehran, Esteghlal
17
Saudi Arabia Naif Hazazi Saudi Arabia Al-Ittihad, Al-Shabab
17
Brazil Victor Simões South Korea Chunnam Dragons, Saudi Arabia Al Ahli
16
Saudi Arabia Yasser Al-Qahtani Saudi Arabia Al-Hilal
16
Iran Farhad Majidi United Arab Emirates Al-Ain, Iran Esteghlal
14
Argentina Darío Conca China Guangzhou Evergrande
14
Brazil Denilson South Korea Pohang Steelers, Uzbekistan Bunyodkor
14
Brazil Ricardo Oliveira United Arab Emirates Al-Jazira
14

Top scorer awards[edit]

The top scorer award is for the player who amassed the most goals in the tournament, excluding the qualifying rounds.

Hat-tricks[edit]

List of hat-tricks[edit]
Player For Against Result Date
South Korea Kim Do-Hoon South Korea Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma Thailand Osotsapa FC 6–0 2003-03-09
China Hao Haidong4 China Dalian Shide Thailand Osotsapa FC 7–1 2003-03-12
Cameroon Patrick Suffo Saudi Arabia Al-Hilal Iran Esteghlal 3–2 2003-03-12
Thailand Kiatisuk Senamuang Vietnam Hoàng Anh Gia Lai Indonesia PSM Makassar 5–1 2004-02-11
South Korea Kim Yeon-Gun South Korea Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors Thailand BEC Tero Sasana 4–0 2004-04-07
Brazil Edu Sales South Korea Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors Thailand BEC Tero Sasana 4–0 2004-04-20
Saudi Arabia Marzouk Al-Otaibi Saudi Arabia Al-Ittihad Iran Sepahan 4–0 2004-04-20
Croatia Jasenko Sabitović4 South Korea Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma Indonesia Persik Kediri 15–0 2004-05-11
Russia Denis Laktionov4 South Korea Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma Indonesia Persik Kediri 15–0 2004-05-11
South Korea Kim Do-Hoon South Korea Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma Indonesia Persik Kediri 15–0 2004-05-11
Syria Mohamed Al Zeno Syria Al-Jaish Iraq Al-Zawra'a 5–1 2005-04-05
Iran Mohsen Bayatinia Iran PAS Tehran Kuwait Al-Salmiya 5–1 2005-04-06
Iran Rasoul Khatibi Iran Sepahan Syria Al-Wahda 3–1 2005-04-06
China Zheng Zhi China Shandong Luneng Taishan Indonesia PSM Makassar 6–1 2005-04-20
Nigeria Onyekachi Nwoha United Arab Emirates Al-Ain China Shenzhen Jianlibao 6–0 2005-09-28
Brazil Fernandinho4 Japan Gamba Osaka Vietnam Da Nang 15–0 2006-03-22
Brazil Magno Alves5 Japan Gamba Osaka Vietnam Da Nang 15–0 2006-03-22
China Gao Lin China Shanghai Shenhua Vietnam Dong Tam Long An 4–2 2006-05-03
Bahrain A'ala Hubail Qatar Al-Gharrafa United Arab Emirates Al-Wahda 5–3 2006-05-17
Uruguay Diego Alonso China Shanghai Shenhua Indonesia Persik Kediri 6–0 2007-05-23
Australia Travis Dodd Australia Adelaide United Vietnam Dong Tam Long An 3–0 2007-05-23
Brazil Marquinhos Japan Kashima Antlers Thailand Krung Thai Bank 9–1 2008-03-12
Ivory Coast Koné Kassim4 Thailand Krung Thai Bank Vietnam Nam Dinh 9–1 2008-04-09
Thailand Nantawat Tansopa Thailand Krung Thai Bank Vietnam Nam Dinh 9–1 2008-04-09
Thailand Nantawat Tansopa4 Thailand Krung Thai Bank China Beijing Guoan 5–3 2008-05-21
Brazil Tiago China Beijing Guoan Thailand Krung Thai Bank 3–5 2008-05-21
Iraq Luay Salah Iraq Arbil FC Kuwait Al-Qadsia 4–2 2008-05-21
Chile José Luis Villanueva Uzbekistan FC Bunyodkor Iran Saipa 5–1 2008-09-24
Brazil Leandro Japan Gamba Osaka South Korea FC Seoul 4–2 2009-03-17
Brazil Araújo Qatar Al-Gharafa Iran Persepolis 5–1 2009-04-21
Ghana Prince Tagoe Saudi Arabia Al-Ettifaq United Arab Emirates Al-Shabab 4–1 2009-04-21
Montenegro Dejan Damjanović South Korea FC Seoul Indonesia Sriwijaya FC 5–1 2009-05-05
Brazil Denilson South Korea Pohang Steelers Australia Central Coast Mariners 3–2 2009-05-05
Saudi Arabia Naif Hazazi Saudi Arabia Al-Ittihad Qatar Umm Salal 7–0 2009-05-19
South Korea Choi Hyo-Jin South Korea Pohang Steelers Australia Newcastle United Jets 6–0 2009-06-24
Saudi Arabia Mohammed Noor Saudi Arabia Al-Ittihad Japan Nagoya Grampus 6–2 2009-10-21
Croatia Krunoslav Lovrek South Korea Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors Indonesia Persipura Jayapura 4–1 2010-02-23
China Gao Jian China Changchun Yatai Indonesia Persipura Jayapura 9–0 2010-03-09
Costa Rica Johnny Woodly Lambert China Changchun Yatai Indonesia Persipura Jayapura 9–0 2010-03-09
Brazil Leandro Qatar Al-Sadd United Arab Emirates Al-Ahli 5–0 2010-03-10
Japan Shoki Hirai Japan Gamba Osaka Indonesia Singapore Armed Force 4–2 2010-03-23
Uzbekistan Odil Ahmedov Uzbekistan FC Pakhtakor United Arab Emirates Al-Ain 3–2 2010-04-13
Brazil Araújo Qatar Al-Gharafa United Arab Emirates Al-Jazira 4–2 2010-04-14
South Korea Sim Woo-Yeon South Korea Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors Indonesia Persipura Jayapura 8–0 2010-04-14
South Korea Ha Tae-Gyun South Korea Suwon Samsung Bluewings China Shanghai Shenhua 4–0 2011-03-16
Iraq Younis Mahmoud Qatar Al-Gharafa United Arab Emirates Al-Jazira 5–2 2011-05-04
Croatia Krunoslav Lovrek South Korea Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors Indonesia Arema FC 6–0 2011-05-10
South Korea Lee Dong-Gook4 South Korea Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors Japan Cerezo Osaka 6–1 2011-09-27
Libya Éamon Zayed Iran Persepolis F.C. United Arab Emirates Al Shabab 6–1 2012-03-21
Brazil Ricardo Oliveira United Arab Emirates Al Jazira Uzbekistan Nasaf Qarshi 4–1 2012-05-02
Brazil Ricardo Oliveira4 United Arab Emirates Al Jazira Qatar Al Rayyan 4–3 2012-05-16
South Korea Yoo Byung-Soo4 Saudi Arabia Al-Hilal FC United Arab Emirates Baniyas 7–1 2012-05-23
Brazil Wagner Ribeiro Qatar El Jaish United Arab Emirates Al-Jazira 3–0 2013-04-24
Saudi Arabia Nasser Al-Shamrani Saudi Arabia Al-Hilal Qatar Al-Sadd 5–0 2014-04-01
Brazil Chimba Iran Foolad Saudi Arabia Al-Fateh 5–1 2014-04-23
Brazil Ricardo Goulart China Guangzhou Evergrande Australia Western Sydney Wanderers 3–2 2015-03-04
Brazil Diogo Thailand Buriram United China Guangzhou R&F 5–0 2015-05-06
Brazil Adriano4 South Korea FC Seoul Thailand Buriram United 6–0 2016-02-23
Brazil Adriano South Korea FC Seoul Japan Sanfrecce Hiroshima 4–1 2016-03-01
  • 4 Player scored 4 goals
  • 5 Player scored 5 goals

Other records[edit]

Most wins[edit]

Oldest and youngest[edit]

Disciplinary[edit]

Managers[edit]

Managers with AFC Champions League titles[edit]

Rank Nation Manager Won Runner-up Years won Years runner-up Clubs won
1 South Korea Choi Kang-Hee 1 1 2006 2011 Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors
2 France Bruno Metsu 1 0 2002-03 Al-Ain
Croatia Dragan Talajić 1 0 2004 Al-Ittihad
Romania Anghel Iordănescu 1 0 2005 Al-Ittihad
Germany Holger Osieck 1 0 2007 Urawa Red Diamonds
Japan Akira Nishino 1 0 2008 Gamba Osaka
Brazil Sérgio Farias 1 0 2009 Pohang Steelers
South Korea Shin Tae-Yong 1 0 2010 Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma
Uruguay Jorge Fossati 1 0 2011 Al-Sadd
South Korea Kim Ho-Gon 1 0 2012 Ulsan Hyundai
Italy Marcello Lippi 1 0 2013 Guangzhou Evergrande
Australia Tony Popovic 1 0 2014 Western Sydney Wanderers
Brazil Luiz Felipe Scolari 1 0 2015 Guangzhou Evergrande
3 Thailand Attaphol Buspakom 0 1 2002-03
South Korea Cha Kyung-Bok 0 1 2004
Czech Republic Milan Máčala 0 1 2005
Syria Mohamad Qwayed 0 1 2006
Croatia Luka Bonačić 0 1 2007
Australia Aurelio Vidmar 0 1 2008
Argentina Gabriel Calderón 0 1 2009
Iran Mansour Ebrahimzadeh 0 1 2010
Czech Republic Karel Jarolím 0 1 2012
South Korea Choi Yong-soo 0 1 2013
Romania Laurențiu Reghecampf 0 1 2014
Romania Cosmin Olăroiu 0 1 2015

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Persepolis 1–0 Al-Hilal - Report". AFC. 19 May 2015. Retrieved 27 September 2015. 
  2. ^ "Persepolis 2–1 Bunyodkor - Report". AFC. 6 May 2015. Retrieved 27 September 2015. 
  3. ^ "Persepolis set new AFC Champions League attendance record". AFC. 13 April 2015. Retrieved 27 September 2015. 
  4. ^ "AFC Champions League 2016 » Top Scorer". worldfootball.net. Retrieved 4 May 2016. 

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