GCC Champions League

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GCC Champions League
دوري أبطال الخليج للأندية
Gulf Club Champions Cup 2015 Official Image.jpg
Founded 1982
Region UAFA (Arab world)
Number of teams 12 teams (current format)
Current champions United Arab Emirates Al Shabab (3rd time)
Most successful club(s) Saudi Arabia Al-Ahli
Saudi Arabia Al-Ettifaq
United Arab Emirates Al Shabab
(3 times)
Television broadcasters Al-Kass, Al-Jazeera Sports
2015-16 GCC Champions League

The GCC Champions League (Arabic: دوري أبطال الخليج للأندية‎), formerly known as the Gulf Cup for Clubs (Arabic: كأس الخليج للأندية‎), is an annually organized football league tournament for clubs of the Arabian peninsula. The tournament was first organized in 1982 and is currently in its 30th edition.

Although having much popularity in its initial first decades, the tournament faced decline as the Asian Champions League and AFC Cup forced many Gulf clubs to be unable to participate in the competition

On June 5 2015 it was announced that the competition will be seasonal instead of yearly as of 2015-16 GCC Champions League

Logos[edit]


Winners of GCC Champions League[edit]

Season Winner Runner-up
Gulf Club Champions Cup
1982 Al-Arabi
 Kuwait
Riffa Club
 Bahrain
1983 Al-Ittifaq
 Saudi Arabia
Al-Arabi
 Kuwait
1985 Al-Ahli
 Saudi Arabia
Al-Arabi
 Kuwait
1986 Al-Hilal
 Saudi Arabia
Al-Arabi
 Qatar
1987 Al-Kazma
 Kuwait
Al-Hilal
 Saudi Arabia
1988 Al-Ittifaq
 Saudi Arabia
Al-Kazma
 Kuwait
1989 Fanja
 Oman
Al-Muharraq
 Bahrain
1991 Al-Sadd
 Qatar
Al-Sharjah
 United Arab Emirates
1992 Al-Shabab
 United Arab Emirates
Al-Hilal
 Saudi Arabia
1993 Al-Shabab
 Saudi Arabia
Al-Shabab
 United Arab Emirates
1994 Al-Shabab
 Saudi Arabia
Al-Arabi
 Kuwait
1995 Al-Kazma
 Kuwait
unknown
1996 Al-Nasr
 Saudi Arabia
Dhofar
 Oman
1997 Al-Nasr
 Saudi Arabia
Al-Kazma
 Kuwait
1998 Al-Hilal
 Saudi Arabia
Riffa Club
 Bahrain
1999 Al-Ittihad
 Saudi Arabia
Al-Salmiya
 Kuwait
2000 Al-Qadisiya
 Kuwait
Al-Hilal
 Saudi Arabia
2001 Al-Ain
 United Arab Emirates
Al-Ittihad
 Saudi Arabia
2002 Al-Ahli
 Saudi Arabia
Al-Muharraq
 Bahrain
2003 Al-Arabi
 Kuwait
Al-Muharraq
 Bahrain
2005 Al-Qadisiya
 Kuwait
Al-Wasl
 United Arab Emirates
2006 Al-Ittifaq
 Saudi Arabia
Al-Qadisiya
 Kuwait
2007 Al-Jazira
 United Arab Emirates
Al-Ittifaq
 Saudi Arabia
2008 Al-Ahli
 Saudi Arabia
Al-Nasr
 Saudi Arabia
2009–10 Al-Wasl
 United Arab Emirates|
Qatar SC
 Qatar
GCC Champions League
2011 Al-Shabab
 United Arab Emirates
Al-Ahli Dubai
 United Arab Emirates
2012 Al-Muharraq
 Bahrain
Al-Wasl
 United Arab Emirates
2012–13 Baniyas
 United Arab Emirates
Al-Khor
 Qatar
2014 Al-Nasr
 United Arab Emirates
Saham
 Oman
2015 Al Shabab
 United Arab Emirates
Al-Seeb
 Oman
2015-16

GCC Champions League records and statistics[edit]

By nation[edit]

The following table lists countries by number of winners and runner-ups in GCC Champions League.

Saudi Arabia is the current leader by nation with 13 titles.

# Nation Winners Runners-up
1  Saudi Arabia 13 6
2  United Arab Emirates 8 5
3  Kuwait 6 7
4  Bahrain 1 5
5  Qatar 1 3
6  Oman 1 3

By club[edit]

The following table lists clubs by number of winners and runner-ups in the Cup.

Team Winners Runners-Up Years Won Years Lost
United Arab Emirates Al-Shabab 3 1 (1992, 2011, 2015) (1993)
Saudi Arabia Al-Ittifaq 3 1 (2006, 1988, 1983) (2007)
Saudi Arabia Al-Ahli 3 0 (2008, 2002, 1985)
Saudi Arabia Al-Hilal 2 3 (1998,1986) (2000, 1992, 1987)
Kuwait Al-Arabi 2 3 (2003, 1982) (1994, 1985, 1994)
Kuwait Kazma 2 2 (1995, 1987) (1997, 1988)
Saudi Arabia Al-Nasr 2 1 (1997, 1996) (2008)
Kuwait Al-Qadisiya 2 1 (2005, 2000) (2006)
Saudi Arabia Al-Shabab 2 0 (1994, 1993)
Bahrain Al-Muharraq 1 3 (2012) (2003, 2002, 1989)
Saudi Arabia Al-Ittihad 1 1 (1999) (2001)
United Arab Emirates Al-Wasl 1 2 (2010) (2012, 2005)
United Arab Emirates Al-Nasr 1 0 (2014)
United Arab Emirates Baniyas 1 0 (2013)
United Arab Emirates Al-Jazira 1 0 (2007)
United Arab Emirates Al-Ain 1 0 (2001)
Qatar Al-Sadd 1 0 (1991)
Oman Fanja 1 0 (1989)
Bahrain Riffa Club 0 2 (1998, 1982)
Oman Saham 0 1 (2014)
Qatar Al-Khor 0 1 (2013)
Kuwait Al-Salmiya 0 1 (1999)
Oman Dhofar 0 1 (1996)
United Arab Emirates Al-Sharjah 0 1 (1991)
United Arab Emirates Al-Ahli 0 1 (2011)
Qatar Al-Arabi 0 1 (1986)
Qatar Qatar SC 0 1 (2010)
Oman Al-Seeb 0 1 (2015)

Participation[edit]

Appearances by team[edit]

As of 2015 season

Team
11 Bahrain Al-Muharraq Oman Dhofar SCSC
9 Bahrain Riffa
8 Saudi Arabia Al-Hilal
7 Kuwait Al-Arabi United Arab Emirates Al Shabab
6 Qatar Al-Arabi Kuwait Kazma
5 Saudi Arabia Al-Ittifaq
Kuwait Al-Salmiya Kuwait Qadsia
United Arab Emirates Al Sharjah United Arab Emirates Al Wasl
4 Oman Fanja SC
3 United Arab Emirates Al Nasr Saudi Arabia Al Nassr
Kuwait Kuwait SC Qatar Qatar SC
Oman Muscat Oman Sur Club
Qatar Al-Khor Qatar Al Rayyan
2 Qatar Al Kharitiyath Qatar Al-Gharafa
Kuwait Al Jahra SC Bahrain Al-Najma
QatarUmm Salal SC
Saudi Arabia Al-Ahli SC Saudi Arabia Ittihad
United Arab Emirates Al Ahli United Arab Emirates Al Jazira Club
Oman Al-Oruba Oman Al Nahda
Saudi Arabia Al Shabab
1 Bahrain East Riffa Oman Oman FC Oman Al-Suwaiq Club
BahrainBusaiteen Bahrain Al-Ahli
United Arab Emirates Al Ain United Arab Emirates Al Wahda
Kuwait Al Naser United Arab Emirates Al Dhafra
QatarAl-Wakrah Qatar Al Sadd
Oman Saham Club
Saudi Arabia Al-Taawon FC

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