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 AFC Champions League.

Team Winners Runners-up Years won Years runners-up
South Korea Pohang Steelers 3 0 1996–97, 1997–98, 2009 -
Saudi Arabia Al-Hilal FC 2 3 1991, 1999–2000 1986, 1987, 2014
Iran Esteghlal FC 2 2 1970, 1990-91 1991, 1998-99
South Korea Seongnam FC 2 2 1995, 2010 1996–97, 2004
Saudi Arabia Al-Ittihad Jeddah 2 1 2004, 2005 2009
Qatar Al Sadd SC 2 0 1988–89, 2011 -
South Korea Suwon Samsung Bluewings 2 0 2000–01, 2001–02 -
Thailand Thai Farmers Bank1 2 0 1993–94, 1994–95 -
Israel Maccabi Tel Aviv2 2 0 1969, 1971 -
Japan Jubilo Iwata 1 2 1998–99 1999–2000, 2000–01
South Korea Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors 1 1 2006 2011
United Arab Emirates Al-Ain FC 1 1 2002–03 2005
China Liaoning Whowin 1 1 1989–90 1990–91
Israel Hapoel Tel Aviv2 1 1 1967 1970
Australia Western Sydney Wanderers 1 0 2014
China Guangzhou Evergrande 1 0 2013 -
South Korea Ulsan Hyundai 1 0 2012 -
Japan Gamba Osaka 1 0 2008 -
Japan Urawa Red Diamonds 1 0 2007 -
Iran PAS Tehran1 1 0 1992–93 -
Japan Tokyo Verdy 1 0 1987 -
Japan JEF United Chiba 1 0 1986 -
South Korea Busan IPark 1 0 1985–86 -
South Korea FC Seoul 0 2 - 2001–02, 2013
Saudi Arabia Al-Ahli SC 0 2 - 1985–86, 2012
Iran Zob Ahan Isfahan FC 0 1 - 2010
Australia Adelaide United FC 0 1 - 2008
Iran Sepahan FC 0 1 - 2007
Syria Al-Karamah SC 0 1 - 2006
Thailand BEC Tero Sasana 0 1 - 2002–03
China Dalian Shide FC1 0 1 - 1997–98
Saudi Arabia Al-Nassr FC 0 1 - 1995
Qatar Al-Arabi SC 0 1 - 1994–95
Oman Oman Club 0 1 - 1993–94
Saudi Arabia Al-Shabab FC 0 1 - 1992–93
Japan Yokohama F. Marinos 0 1 - 1989–90
Iraq Al-Karkh SC 0 1 - 1988–89
Iraq Al-Shorta SC 0 1 - 1971
South Korea Yangzee FC1 0 1 - 1969
Malaysia Selangor FA 0 1 - 1967
1 Club no longer in existence
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 Ilhwa Chunma (2), Suwon Samsung Bluewings (2), Daewoo Royals (1), Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors (1), Ulsan Hyundai (1) Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma (2), FC Seoul (2), Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors (1), Yangzee (1)
 Japan 5 3 Furukawa Electric (1), Yomiuri (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-Shabab (1),
Al-Nassr (1), Al-Ittihad (1)
 Iran 3 4 Esteghlal (2), PAS Tehran (1) Esteghlal (2), Sepahan (1), Zob Ahan (1)
 Israel 3 1 Maccabi Tel Aviv (2), Hapoel Tel Aviv (1) Hapoel Tel Aviv (1)
 China 2 2 Liaoning Whowin (1), Guangzhou Evergrande (1) Liaoning Whowin (1), Dalian Wanda (1)
 Qatar 2 1 Al-Sadd (2) Al-Arabi (1)
 Thailand 2 1 Thai Farmers Bank (2) BEC Tero Sasana (1)
 Australia 1 1 Western Sydney Wanderers (1) Adelaide United (1)
 United Arab Emirates 1 1 Al-Ain (1) Al-Ain (1)
 Iraq 0 2 &
Al-Shorta (1), Al-Rasheed (1)
 Syria 0 1 &
Al-Karamah (1)
 Oman 0 1 &
Oman Club (1)
 Malaysia 0 1 &
Selangor FA (1)

By city[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)
South Korea Seongnam
2
2
Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma (2) Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma (2)
Qatar Doha
2
1
Al-Sadd (2) Al-Arabi (1)
Thailand Bangkok
2
1
Thai Farmers Bank (2) BEC Tero Sasana (1)
South Korea Suwon
2
0
Suwon Samsung Bluewings (2) &
Japan Iwata
1
2
Júbilo Iwata (1) Júbilo Iwata (2)
China Tiexi
1
1
Liaoning Whowin (1) Liaoning Whowin (1)
United Arab Emirates Al Ain
1
1
Al-Ain (1) Al-Ain (1)
South Korea Jeonju
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 Chiba
1
0
Furukawa Electric (1) &
Japan Tokyo
1
0
Yomiuri (1) &
Japan Saitama
1
0
Urawa Red Diamonds (1) &
Japan Suita
1
0
Gamba Osaka (1) &
South Korea Ulsan
1
0
Ulsan Hyundai (1) &
China Guangzhou
1
0
Guangzhou Evergrande (1) &
Iraq Baghdad
0
2
&
Al-Shorta (1), Al-Rasheed (1)
Iran Isfahan
0
2
&
Sepahan (1), Zob Ahan (1)
South Korea Seoul
0
2
&
Yangzee (1), FC Seoul (1)
Malaysia Shah Alam
0
1
&
Selangor FA (1)
Japan Kōhoku-ku
0
1
&
Yokohama F. Marinos (1)
Oman Muscat
0
1
&
Oman Club (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)

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 Ilhwa Chunma 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 Dec.14, 2014 (After 2014 Final)
# League Teams
Apps
Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts W R SF QF 16 GS
1 South Korea K League Classic 37 304 158 68 78 549 336 213 542 4 3 6 7 4 13
2 Saudi Arabia Saudi Professional League 36 280 135 62 83 463 313 150 467 2 3 4 8 8 11
3 Japan J. League Division 1 37 259 125 56 78 477 308 169 431 2 3 4 13 15
4 Iran Persian Gulf Pro League 33 226 96 59 71 334 272 62 347 2 1 5 6 19
5 China Chinese Super League 35 231 88 54 89 323 294 29 318 1 2 5 3 24
6 United Arab Emirates UAE Arabian Gulf League[A] 35 225 71 58 96 307 375 -68 271 1 1 2 4 4 23
7 Qatar Qatar Stars League 30 199 59 48 92 243 313 -70 225 1 1 4 2 22
8 Uzbekistan Uzbek League 23 159 63 33 63 197 218 -21 222 4 2 5 12
9 Australia A-League 17 123 41 32 50 139 163 -24 155 1 1 1 3 11
10 Thailand Thai Premier League 13 80 18 18 44 90 166 -76 72 1 1 11
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 9 50 3 5 42 32 163 -131 14 9
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 Dec.14, 2014 (After 2014 Final)
Best Finish Winner Runners-up Semifinals Quarterfinals
Rank
Club
Seasons Games W D L GF GA GD Pts W R SF QF 16 GS
1 Saudi Arabia Al-Ittihad Jeddah 7+2 76 42 15 19 147 79 68 141 2 1 2 2 2
2 Saudi Arabia Al-Hilal FC 10 75 35 21 19 119 79 40 126 1 1 2 3 3
3 Iran Sepahan FC 10 72 34 16 22 112 84 28 118 1 2 7
4 South Korea Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors 7+1 67 35 9 23 132 86 46 114 1 1 1 2 2 1
5 Saudi Arabia Al-Shabab Riyadh 8 61 32 10 19 85 68 17 106 1 2 3 2
6 Uzbekistan Pakhtakor Tashkent FK 11 69 31 12 26 93 88 5 105 2 1 1 7
7 United Arab Emirates Al Ain FC 8+1 65 29 14 22 102 87 15 101 1 1 1 2 4
8 South Korea Seongnam FC 5 44 28 8 8 108 47 61 92 1 1 1 1 1
9 Uzbekistan FC Bunyodkor 7 60 24 17 19 74 73 1 89 2 1 4
10 South Korea Pohang Steelers 6 49 22 16 11 66 43 23 82 1 2 3
11 Qatar Al Sadd SC 9 61 21 19 21 78 77 1 82 1 2 6
12 Japan Gamba Osaka 6 45 24 8 13 101 54 47 80 1 3 2
13 South Korea FC Seoul 4 44 18 17 9 69 48 21 71 1 1 2
14 South Korea Suwon Samsung Bluewings 5 39 20 10 9 67 37 30 70 1 1 1 2
15 Iran Esteghlal Tehran FC 7 47 18 14 15 68 57 11 68 1 2 4
16 Saudi Arabia Al-Ahli Jeddah 5 42 18 11 13 76 50 26 65 1 2 2
17 China Guangzhou Evergrande F.C. 3 33 19 6 8 70 36 34 63 1 2
18 Japan Kashima Antlers 5 32 18 7 7 75 30 45 61 1 3 1
19 South Korea Ulsan Hyundai FC 4 30 19 3 8 53 36 17 60 1 1 2
20 China Shandong Luneng Taishan F.C. 6 38 17 6 15 63 54 9 57 1 5


Number of participating clubs of 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).
(2014 season's participants are included)

Nation GS
#
PO
#
Clubs Group Stage Years Playoff Years
 Australia
(7 clubs)
4
0
Adelaide United 2007, 2008, 2010, 2012
4
0
Melbourne Victory 2008, 2010, 2011, 2014
4
0
Central Coast Mariners 2009, 2012, 2013, 2014
2
0
Sydney FC 2007, 2011
1
1
Brisbane Roar 2012 2013
1
0
Newcastle Jets 2009
1
0
Western Sydney Wanderers 2014
 Bahrain (1 club)
0
1
Al-Hidd 2014
 Brunei (1 club)
0
1
Brunei DPMM 2002–03
 China PR
(12 clubs)
6
0
Shanghai Shenhua 2002–03, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011
6
0
Shandong Luneng Taishan 2005, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2014
6
0
Beijing Guoan 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014
3
0
Dalian Shide 2002–03, 2004, 2006
3
0
Tianjin Teda 2009, 2011, 2012
3
0
Guangzhou Evergrande 2012, 2013, 2014
2
0
Guizhou Renhe 2013, 2014
2
0
Changchun Yatai 2008, 2010
1
0
Shenzhen Jianlibao 2005
1
0
Henan Construction 2010
1
0
Hangzhou Greentown 2011
1
0
Jiangsu Sainty 2013
 Hong Kong (1 club)
0
2
South China 2002–03, 2014
 India
(4 clubs)
0
2
Churchill Brothers 2002–03, 2010
0
2
Dempo 2009, 2011
0
1
Pune 2014
0
1
Mohun Bagan 2002–03
 Indonesia
(9 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
 Iran
(10 clubs)
10
0
Sepahan 2004, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
7
0
Esteghlal 2002–03, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
4
0
Persepolis 2002–03, 2009, 2011, 2012
3
1
Zob Ahan 2004, 2010, 2011 2012
2
1
Saba Qom 2006, 2009 2013
2
0
Tractor Sazi 2013, 2014
2
0
Foolad 2006, 2014
1
0
Saipa 2008
1
0
Mes Kerman 2010
1
0
PAS Tehran 2005
 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)
6
0
Gamba Osaka 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012
5
0
Kashima Antlers 2002–03, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011
4
0
Kawasaki Frontale 2007, 2009, 2010, 2014
3
0
Nagoya Grampus 2009, 2011, 2012
3
0
Urawa Red Diamonds 2007, 2008, 2013
3
0
Yokohama F. Marinos 2004, 2005, 2014
3
0
Sanfrecce Hiroshima 2010, 2013, 2014
2
0
Kashiwa Reysol 2012, 2013
2
0
Cerezo Osaka 2011, 2014
2
0
Júbilo Iwata 2004, 2005
1
0
Shimizu S-Pulse 2002–03
1
0
Tokyo Verdy 2006
1
0
FC Tokyo 2012
1
0
Vegalta Sendai 2013
 Jordan
(3 clubs)
0
1
Al-Faisaly 2002–03
0
1
Al-Wehdat 2002–03
0
1
Shabab Al-Ordon 2014
 Korea Republic
(10 clubs)
8
0
Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors 2004, 2006, 2007, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
6
0
Pohang Steelers 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014
5
0
Seongnam FC 2002–03, 2004, 2007, 2010, 2012
5
0
Suwon Samsung Bluewings 2005, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013
4
0
Ulsan Hyundai 2006, 2009, 2012, 2014
4
0
FC Seoul 2009, 2011, 2013, 2014
2
0
Chunnam Dragons 2007, 2008
1
0
Daejeon Citizen 2002–03
1
0
Busan IPark 2005
1
0
Jeju United 2011
 Kuwait
(4 clubs)
3
2
Al-Kuwait 2005, 2007, 2008 2002–03, 2014
3
1
Al-Arabi 2004, 2006, 2007 2002–03
3
1
Al-Qadsia 2004, 2006, 2008 2014
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
 Maldives
(2 clubs)
0
1
Club Valencia 2002–03
0
1
New Radiant 2002–03
 Macao (1 club)
0
1
Monte Carlo 2002–03
 Oman (1 club)
0
1
Al-Suwaiq 2014
 Qatar
(8 clubs)
9
0
Al-Sadd 2002–03, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2014
7
1
Al-Gharafa 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 2002–03
6
0
Al-Rayyan 2005, 2007, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
3
0
Lekhwiya 2012, 2013, 2014
2
0
El-Jaish 2013, 2014
1
0
Qatar SC 2004
1
0
Umm Salal 2009
1
0
Al-Arabi 2012
 Saudi Arabia
(7 clubs)
10
0
Al-Hilal 2002–03, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
9
0
Al-Ittihad 2004, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014
8
0
Al-Shabab 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2014
5
1
Al-Ahli 2005, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2013 2002–03
2
1
Al-Ettifaq 2009, 2013 2012
1
0
Al-Nassr 2011
1
0
Al-Fateh 2014
 Singapore
(4 clubs)
2
0
Singapore Armed Forces 2009, 2010
0
1
Tampines Rovers 2014
0
1
Geylang United 2002–03
0
1
Home United 2002–03
 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)
3
1
Buriram United 2012, 2013, 2014 2009
3
0
Krung Thai Bank 2004, 2005, 2008
3
0
BEC Tero Sasana 2002–03, 2004, 2005
1
3
Muangthong United 2013 2010, 2011, 2014
1
2
Chonburi 2008 2012, 2014
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)
9
0
Al-Ain 2002–03, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2014
6
0
Al-Jazira 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
6
0
Al-Wahda 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011
4
1
Al-Ahli 2005, 2009, 2010, 2014 2002–03
3
0
Al-Shabab 2009, 2012, 2013
2
0
Al-Sharjah 2004, 2009
2
0
Al-Nasr 2012, 2013
1
1
Baniyas 2012 2014
1
0
Al-Wasl 2008
1
0
Emirates Club 2011
 Uzbekistan
(6 clubs)
11
0
Pakhtakor Tashkent 2002–03, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013
7
0
Bunyodkor 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
3
2
Neftchi Farg'ona 2004, 2005, 2007 2002–03, 2012
1
1
Nasaf Qarshi 2012 2014
1
0
Mash'al Mubarek 2006
0
2
Lokomotiv Tashkent 2013, 2014
 Vietnam
(8 clubs)
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
Binh Duong 2008
1
0
Nam Dinh 2008
0
1
Hà Nội T&T 2014
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]

Date Team A Score Team B 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

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
Iran Esteghlal 7 1970, 1971, 1990–91, 1991, 1998–99, 2001–02, 2013
Saudi Arabia Al-Hilal 7 1986, 1987, 1991, 1997–98, 1999–2000, 2010, 2014
South Korea Seongnam FC 6 1994–95, 1995, 1996–97, 2004, 2007, 2010
Saudi Arabia Al-Ittihad 5 2004, 2005, 2009, 2011, 2012
South Korea Suwon Samsung Bluewings 4 1999–2000, 2000–01, 2001–02, 2011
Iran Persepolis 4 1996–97, 1997–98, 1999–2000, 2000–01
China Liaoning FC 4 1986, 1989–90, 1990–91, 1993–94
United Arab Emirates Al-Ain 4 1998–99, 2002–03, 2005, 2014
South Korea Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors 3 2004, 2006, 2011
China Dalian Shide 3 1997–98, 1998–99, 2002–03
South Korea Pohang Steelers 3 1996–97, 1997–98, 2009
Japan Júbilo Iwata 3 1998–99, 1999–2000, 2000–01
Thailand Thai Farmers Bank 3 1993–94, 1994–95, 1995
Japan Tokyo Verdy 3 1987, 1992–93, 1993–94
South Korea FC Seoul 3 2001–02, 2013, 2014
Uzbekistan FC Bunyodkor 2 2008, 2012
South Korea Ulsan Hyundai 2 2006, 2012
Saudi Arabia Al-Ahli 2 1985–86, 2012
Japan Urawa Red Diamonds 2 2007, 2008
Uzbekistan Pakhtakor Tashkent 2 2002–03, 2004
Qatar Al-Sadd 2 1988–89, 2011
Saudi Arabia Al-Shabab 2 1992–93, 2010
Israel Maccabi Tel Aviv 2 1969, 1971
Israel Hapoel Tel Aviv 2 1967, 1970
Australia Western Sydney Wanderers 1 2014
China Guangzhou Evergrande 1 2013
Japan Kashiwa Reysol 1 2013
Iran Zob Ahan 1 2010
Japan Nagoya Grampus 1 2009
Qatar Umm-Salal 1 2009
Australia Adelaide United 1 2008
Japan Gamba Osaka 1 2008
Iran Sepahan 1 2007
United Arab Emirates Al-Wahda 1 2007
Syria Al-Karamah 1 2006
Kuwait Al Qadisiya 1 2006
China Shenzhen Ruby F.C. 1 2005
South Korea Busan I'Park 1 2005
Thailand BEC Tero Sasana FC 1 2002–03
Uzbekistan FC Nasaf 1 2001–02
Kazakhstan FC Irtysh 1 2000–01
Iraq Al-Zawra'a 1 1996–97
Saudi Arabia Al-Nassr 1 1995
Iran Saipa 1 1995
Uzbekistan Neftchy Farg'ona 1 1994–95
Qatar Al-Arabi 1 1994–95
Oman Oman Club 1 1993–94
Iran PAS Tehran 1 1992–93
United Arab Emirates Al-Wasl 1 1992–93
Qatar Al-Rayyan 1 1991
United Arab Emirates Al-Shabab 1 1991
Indonesia Pelita Jaya 1 1990–91
North Korea April 25 1 1990–91
Japan Yokohama F. Marinos 1 1989–90
Iraq Al-Karkh SC 1 1988–89
Japan JEF United Ichihara Chiba 1 1986
Iraq Al-Talaba 1 1986
South Korea Busan I'Park 1 1985–86
Syria Al-Ittihad 1 1985–86
Indonesia Tiga Berlian 1 1985–86
Iraq Al-Shorta 1 1971
South Korea ROK Army 1 1971
Lebanon Homenetmen Beirut 1 1970
Indonesia PSMS Medan 1 1970
South Korea Yangzee FC 1 1969
Japan Sanfrecce Hiroshima 1 1969
India Mysore State 1 1969
Malaysia Selangor FA 1 1967
South Korea Korea Tungsten FC 1 1967

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 by six goals or more in the Champions League era:
Date Team win Score Team lose Venue Location
May 11, 2004 Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma South Korea 15-0 Indonesia Persik Kediri South Korea Seongnam Stadium Seongnam
March 22, 2006 Gamba Osaka Japan 15-0 Vietnam Da Nang Japan Osaka Expo '70 Stadium Osaka
March 9, 2010 Changchun Yatai China 9-0 Indonesia Persipura Jayapura China Changchun City Stadium Changchun
April 9, 2008 Krung Thai Bank Thailand 9-1 Vietnam Nam Dinh Thailand Chulalongkorn University Sports Stadium Bangkok
March 12, 2008 Kashima Antlers Japan 9-1 Thailand Krung Thai Bank Thailand Chulalongkorn University Sports Stadium Bangkok
March 9, 2005 Busan I'Park South Korea 8-0 Vietnam Bình Ðịnh South Korea Busan Asiad Stadium Busan
May 7, 2008 Kashima Antlers Japan 8-1 Thailand Krung Thai Bank Japan Kashima Soccer Stadium Kashima
February 17, 2015 FC Seoul South Korea 7-0 Vietnam Hà Nội T&T South Korea Seoul World Cup Stadium Seoul
March 15, 2003 Shimizu S-Pulse Japan 7-0 Thailand Osotsapa FC China Dalian People's Stadium Dalian
May 19, 2009 Al-Ittihad Saudi Arabia 7-0 Qatar Umm-Salal Sports Club Saudi Arabia Prince Abdullah al-Faisal Stadium Jeddah
March 12, 2003 Dalian Shide F.C. China 7-1 Thailand Osotsapa FC China Dalian People's Stadium Dalian
May 23, 2012 Al-Hilal Saudi Arabia 7-1 United Arab Emirates Baniyas Saudi Arabia Prince Faisal bin Fahd Stadium Riyadh
March 9, 2003 Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma South Korea 6-0 Thailand Osotsapa FC China Dalian People's Stadium Dalian
September 15, 2004 Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma South Korea 6-0 United Arab Emirates Sharjah South Korea Seongnam Stadium Seongnam
September 28, 2005 Al Ain FC United Arab Emirates 6-0 China Shenzhen Jianlibao United Arab Emirates Tahnoun bin Mohammed Stadium Al Ain
March 8, 2006 Foolad Iran 6-0 Kuwait Al Qadisiya Kuwait Iran Shahid Dastgerdi Stadium Tehran
March 28, 2012 Perspolis F.C. Iran 6-1 United Arab Emirates Al-Shabab Iran Azadi Stadium Tehran
September 13, 2006 Ulsan Hyundai Horang-i South Korea 6-0 Saudi Arabia Al Shabab South Korea Ulsan Munsu Football Stadium Ulsan
May 23, 2007 Shanghai Shenhua China 6-0 Indonesia Persik Kediri China Yuanshen Sports Centre Stadium Shanghai
March 19, 2008 Kashima Antlers Japan 6-0 Vietnam Nam Dinh Japan Kashima Soccer Stadium Kashima
June 24, 2009 Pohang Steelers South Korea 6-0 Australia Newcastle Jets South Korea Steelyard Stadium Pohang
May 10, 2011 Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors South Korea 6-0 Indonesia Arema South Korea Jeonju World Cup Stadium Jeonju
April 14, 2010 Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors South Korea 8-0 Indonesia Persipura Jayapura South Korea Jeonju World Cup Stadium Jeonju

Biggest two leg win[edit]

Round Team win Score Team lose
2004 Quarterfinal Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma South Korea 11–2 United Arab Emirates Sharjah
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
2013 Semifinal Guangzhou Evergrande China 8–1 Japan Kashiwa Reysol
2005 Semifinal Al Ain United Arab Emirates 6–0 China Shenzhen Jianlibao
2005 Quarterfinal Al-Ittihad Saudi Arabia 8–3 China Shandong Luneng Taishan
2008 Final Gamba Osaka Japan 5–0 Australia Adelaide United
2009 Semifinal Al-Ittihad Saudi Arabia 8–3 Japan Nagoya Grampus
2012 Quarterfinal Ulsan Hyundai South Korea 5–0 Saudi Arabia Al-Hilal
2013 Quarterfinal Guangzhou Evergrande China 6–1 Qatar Lekhwiya

Countries[edit]

Specific group stage records[edit]

  • Lowest goal difference in a group stage: –26

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:

Players[edit]

All-time appearances[edit]

Goalscoring[edit]

All-time top goalscorers[edit]

As of 19 May 2015

From 2008 season and excluding qualifying games

Footballer Clubs Goals
South Korea Lee Dong-Gook South Korea Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors
27
Saudi Arabia Nasser Al-Shamrani Saudi Arabia Al-Shabab, Al-Hilal
26
Brazil Leandro Japan Gamba Osaka, Kashiwa Reysol, Qatar Al-Sadd, Al-Rayyan
20
Brazil Muriqui China Guangzhou Evergrande, Qatar Al-Sadd
19
Montenegro Dejan Damjanović South Korea FC Seoul, China Beijing Guoan
19
Brazil Eninho South Korea Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors
18
Iran Arash Borhani Iran Pas Tehran, Esteghlal
17
Saudi Arabia Naif Hazazi Saudi Arabia Al-Ittihad, Al-Shabab
17
Ghana Asamoah Gyan United Arab Emirates Al Ain
16
Brazil Victor Simões South Korea Chunnam Dragons, Saudi Arabia Al Ahli
16
Saudi Arabia Yasser Al-Qahtani Saudi Arabia Al-Hilal
15
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
Brazil Elkeson China Guangzhou Evergrande
14
Japan Shinzo Koroki Japan Urawa Red Diamonds, Kashima Antlers
12
Brazil Clemerson de Araújo Soares Qatar Al-Gharafa
12

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
  • 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 FC
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

Winning other trophies[edit]

Other records[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]