2014 AFC Champions League

Last updated
2014 AFC Champions League
Tournament details
Dates29 January – 1 November 2014
Teams47 (from 19 associations)
Final positions
Champions Flag of Australia (converted).svg Western Sydney Wanderers (1st title)
Runners-up Flag of Saudi Arabia.svg Al-Hilal
Tournament statistics
Matches played126
Goals scored325 (2.58 per match)
Attendance1,897,236 (15,057 per match)
Top scorer(s) Flag of Ghana.svg Asamoah Gyan
(12 goals)
Best player(s) Flag of Australia (converted).svg Ante Covic
2013
2015

The 2014 AFC Champions League was the 33rd edition of the top-level Asian club football tournament organized by the Asian Football Confederation (AFC), and the 12th under the current AFC Champions League title. Guangzhou Evergrande were the defending champions, but were eliminated by Western Sydney Wanderers in the quarter-finals. As in previous years, Nike provided the official ball for all matches with a new Nike Incyte model used throughout the season.

Asia Earths largest and most populous continent, located primarily in the Eastern and Northern Hemispheres

Asia is Earth's largest and most populous continent, located primarily in the Eastern and Northern Hemispheres. It shares the continental landmass of Eurasia with the continent of Europe and the continental landmass of Afro-Eurasia with both Europe and Africa. Asia covers an area of 44,579,000 square kilometres (17,212,000 sq mi), about 30% of Earth's total land area and 8.7% of the Earth's total surface area. The continent, which has long been home to the majority of the human population, was the site of many of the first civilizations. Asia is notable for not only its overall large size and population, but also dense and large settlements, as well as vast barely populated regions. Its 4.5 billion people constitute roughly 60% of the world's population.

Association football Team field sport

Association football, more commonly known as football or soccer, is a team sport played with a spherical ball between two teams of eleven players. It is played by 250 million players in over 200 countries and dependencies, making it the world's most popular sport. The game is played on a rectangular field called a pitch with a goal at each end. The object of the game is to score by moving the ball beyond the goal line into the opposing goal.

Asian Football Confederation governing body of association football in Asia

The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) is the governing body of association football in Asia and Australia. It has 47 member countries, mostly located on the Asian and Australian continent, but excludes the transcontinental countries with territory in both Europe and Asia – Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Russia, and Turkey – which are instead members of UEFA. Three other states located geographically along the western fringe of Asia – Cyprus, Armenia and Israel – are also UEFA members. On the other hand, Australia, formerly in the OFC, joined the Asian Football Confederation in 2006, and the Oceanian island of Guam, a territory of the United States, is also a member of AFC, in addition to Northern Mariana Islands, one of the Two Commonwealths of the United States. Hong Kong and Macau, although not independent countries, are also members of the AFC.

Contents

In the final, Western Sydney Wanderers of Australia defeated Al-Hilal of Saudi Arabia 1–0 on aggregate, to become the first Australian team to win the title, [1] and in doing so qualified for the 2014 FIFA Club World Cup. [2] The Australian club were making their debut in the competition, having won entry to the competition by winning the 2012–13 A-League Premiership in their first year of existence.

The 2014 AFC Champions League Final was the final of the 2014 AFC Champions League, the 33rd edition of the top-level Asian club football tournament organized by the Asian Football Confederation (AFC), and the 12th under the current AFC Champions League title.

Western Sydney Wanderers FC association football club

Western Sydney Wanderers Football Club is an Australian professional soccer club based in the Western Sydney region of Sydney, New South Wales. It competes in the country's premier soccer competition, the A-League, under licence from Football Federation Australia (FFA). The club has established itself as a major force in both Australia and Asia, having won one A-League Premiership and an AFC Champions League title in its short history.

Al-Hilal FC Saudi Arabian association football club based in Riyadh

Al-Hilal Saudi Football Club is a Saudi Arabian professional multi-sports club based in Riyadh. The football team plays in the Saudi Professional League.

Allocation of entries per association

The AFC laid out the procedure for deciding the participating associations and the allocation of slots, with inspection of the associations interested in participating in the AFC Champions League to be done in 2013, and the final decision to be made by the AFC on 26 November 2013. [3]

The AFC Competitions Committee proposed the following participating criteria for the 2014–2016 editions of the AFC Champions League on 12 March 2013: [4]

A-League Australian premier association football league

The A-League is a professional men's soccer league run by Football Federation Australia (FFA). At the top of the Australian league system, it is the country's primary competition for the sport. The A-League was established in 2004 as a successor to the National Soccer League (NSL) and competition commenced in August 2005. The league is currently contested by ten teams; nine based in Australia and one based in New Zealand. It is known as the Hyundai A-League (HAL) through a sponsorship arrangement with the Hyundai Motor Company.

AFC Cup Annual second tier asian club football competition

The AFC Cup is an annual International association football competition between domestic clubs run by the Asian Football Confederation (AFC). Qualification to the competition is available to clubs from AFC-affiliated countries that fall into the AFC's 'developing nations' category as laid out in their 'Vision Asia' document. Countries which are 'emerging' nations are eligible to participate in the AFC Cup, whereas countries which have better infrastructure and football prowess are entered into the AFC Champions League.

On 26 November 2013, the AFC Executive Committee approved the slots for the 2014 edition of the AFC Champions League. [7] [8]

Evaluation for 2014 AFC Champions League
Fulfills criteria (> 600 points)
Does not fulfill criteria, but allocated slots
Not assessed, but allocated slots
Notes
  1. ^ a b c The play-off entrant from India is moved to the East Asia Zone.
  2. ^ Kuwait got one play-off slot based on the AFC Champions League evaluation. Moreover, Al-Kuwait and Al-Qadsia were the 2013 AFC Cup winners and runners-up respectively, and were given play-off slots. However, since they were the only two Kuwaiti clubs which passed the club licensing requirements, Kuwait only had two teams entering the qualifying play-off. [8] [9]

Teams

The following teams entered the competition.

In the following table, the number of appearances and last appearance count only those since the 2002–03 season (including qualifying rounds), when the competition was rebranded as the AFC Champions League.

Notes
  1. ^ Bahrain (BHR): Al-Hidd were chosen to represent Bahrain in the AFC Champions League as they passed the club licensing requirements. [10]
  2. ^ India (IND): Pune were chosen to represent India in the AFC Champions League as they passed the club licensing requirements. [11]

Schedule

The schedule of the competition was as follows (all draws held at AFC headquarters in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia). [12]

PhaseRoundDraw dateFirst legSecond leg
Qualifying play-offRound 1N/A2 February 2014
Round 28 February 2014
Round 315 February 2014
Group stageMatchday 110 December 2013 [13] 25–26 February 2014
Matchday 211–12 March 2014
Matchday 318–19 March 2014
Matchday 41–2 April 2014
Matchday 515–16 April 2014
Matchday 622–23 April 2014
Knock-out stageRound of 166–7 May 201413–14 May 2014
Quarter-finals28 May 2014 [14] 19–20 August 201426–27 August 2014
Semi-finals16–17 September 201430 September–1 October 2014
Final25 October 20141 November 2014

On 25 November 2013, the AFC Competitions Committee proposed to continue to play the final over two legs on a home-and-away basis (instead of reverting to playing the final as a single match as original proposed), [4] [15] and to split the competition on zonal basis to guarantee an East vs West final for the next three years. [16]

Qualifying play-off

The bracket for the qualifying play-off was determined by the AFC based on the association ranking of each team, with teams from the higher-ranked associations entering at later rounds. [8] Teams from the same association may not play each other in the qualifying play-off. [17] Each tie was played as a single match, with the team from the higher-ranked association hosting the match. Extra time and penalty shoot-out were used to decide the winner if necessary. The winners of each tie in round 3 advanced to the group stage to join the 28 automatic qualifiers. All losers of each round from associations with only play-off slots entered the 2014 AFC Cup group stage. [2]

Round 1

Team 1 Score Team 2
West Asia Zone
Al-Suwaiq Flag of Oman.svg 0–1 Flag of Kuwait.svg Al-Qadsia
Shabab Al-Ordon Flag of Jordan.svg 1–3 (a.e.t.) Flag of Bahrain.svg Al-Hidd
Al-Kuwait Flag of Kuwait.svg 1–0 Flag of Iraq.svg Al-Shorta
East Asia Zone
Tampines Rovers Flag of Singapore.svg 1–2 (a.e.t.) Flag of Hong Kong.svg South China
Pune Flag of India.svg 0–3 Flag of Vietnam.svg Hà Nội T&T

Round 2

Team 1 Score Team 2
West Asia Zone
Baniyas Flag of the United Arab Emirates.svg 0–4 Flag of Kuwait.svg Al-Qadsia
El Jaish Flag of Qatar.svg 5–1 Flag of Uzbekistan.svg Nasaf Qarshi
Lekhwiya Flag of Qatar.svg 2–1 Flag of Bahrain.svg Al-Hidd
Lokomotiv Tashkent Flag of Uzbekistan.svg 1–3 Flag of Kuwait.svg Al-Kuwait
East Asia Zone
Chonburi Flag of Thailand.svg 3–0 Flag of Hong Kong.svg South China
Muangthong United Flag of Thailand.svg 2–0 Flag of Vietnam.svg Hà Nội T&T

Round 3

Team 1 Score Team 2
West Asia Zone
El Jaish Flag of Qatar.svg 3–0 Flag of Kuwait.svg Al-Qadsia
Lekhwiya Flag of Qatar.svg 4–1 Flag of Kuwait.svg Al-Kuwait
East Asia Zone
Beijing Guoan Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg 4–0 Flag of Thailand.svg Chonburi
Melbourne Victory Flag of Australia (converted).svg 2–1 Flag of Thailand.svg Muangthong United

Group stage

The draw for the group stage was held on 10 December 2013. [18] The 32 teams were drawn into eight groups of four. Teams from the same association could not be drawn into the same group. Each group was played on a home-and-away round-robin basis. The winners and runners-up of each group advanced to the round of 16.

Tiebreakers

The teams are ranked according to points (3 points for a win, 1 point for a draw, 0 points for a loss). If tied on points, tiebreakers are applied in the following order: [2]

  1. Greater number of points obtained in the group matches between the teams concerned
  2. Goal difference resulting from the group matches between the teams concerned
  3. Greater number of goals scored in the group matches between the teams concerned (away goals do not apply)
  4. Goal difference in all the group matches
  5. Greater number of goals scored in all the group matches
  6. Penalty shoot-out if only two teams are involved and they are both on the field of play
  7. Fewer score calculated according to the number of yellow and red cards received in the group matches (1 point for a single yellow card, 3 points for a red card as a consequence of two yellow cards, 3 points for a direct red card, 4 points for a yellow card followed by a direct red card)
  8. Drawing of lots

Group A

TeamPldWDLGFGAGDPts Flag of Saudi Arabia.svg SHB Flag of the United Arab Emirates.svg JAZ Flag of Iran.svg EST Flag of Qatar.svg RAY
Flag of Saudi Arabia.svg Al-Shabab 6501128+415 1–3 2–1 4–3
Flag of the United Arab Emirates.svg Al-Jazira 63121210+210 1–2 0–1 3–2
Flag of Iran.svg Esteghlal 62137707 0–1 2–2 3–1
Flag of Qatar.svg Al-Rayyan 610591563 0–2 2–3 1–0
Source: [ citation needed ]

Group B

TeamPldWDLGFGAGDPts Flag of Iran.svg FLD Flag of Uzbekistan.svg BUN Flag of Qatar.svg JSH Flag of Saudi Arabia.svg FAT
Flag of Iran.svg Foolad 6420113+814 1–0 3–1 1–0
Flag of Uzbekistan.svg Bunyodkor 62227708 1–1 1–2 3–2
Flag of Qatar.svg El Jaish 62226608 0–0 1–2 2–0
Flag of Saudi Arabia.svg Al-Fateh 602431182 1–5 0–0 0–0
Source: [ citation needed ]
Tiebreakers

Group C

TeamPldWDLGFGAGDPts Flag of the United Arab Emirates.svg AIN Flag of Saudi Arabia.svg ITT Flag of Qatar.svg LEK Flag of Iran.svg TRA
Flag of the United Arab Emirates.svg Al-Ain 6321147+711 1–1 2–1 3–1
Flag of Saudi Arabia.svg Al-Ittihad 631286+210 2–1 3–1 2–0
Flag of Qatar.svg Lekhwiya 621351057 0–5 2–0 0–0
Flag of Iran.svg Tractor Sazi 61234845 2–2 1–0 0–1
Source: [ citation needed ]

Group D

TeamPldWDLGFGAGDPts Flag of Saudi Arabia.svg HIL Flag of Qatar.svg SAD Flag of the United Arab Emirates.svg AHL Flag of Iran.svg SEP
Flag of Saudi Arabia.svg Al-Hilal 6231127+59 5–0 2–2 1–0
Flag of Qatar.svg Al-Sadd 622281468 2–2 2–1 3–1
Flag of the United Arab Emirates.svg Al-Ahli 61416607 0–0 1–1 0–0
Flag of Iran.svg Sepahan 621398+17 3–2 4–0 1–2
Source: [ citation needed ]
Tiebreakers

Group E

TeamPldWDLGFGAGDPts Flag of South Korea.svg POH Flag of Japan.svg CER Flag of Thailand.svg BUR Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg SHD
Flag of South Korea.svg Pohang Steelers 6330116+512 1–1 0–0 2–2
Flag of Japan.svg Cerezo Osaka 6222109+18 0–2 4–0 1–3
Flag of Thailand.svg Buriram United 61325946 1–2 2–2 1–0
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg Shandong Luneng Taishan 612391125 2–4 1–2 1–1
Source: [ citation needed ]

Group F

TeamPldWDLGFGAGDPts Flag of South Korea.svg SEO Flag of Japan.svg HIR Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg BEI Flag of Australia (converted).svg CCM
Flag of South Korea.svg FC Seoul 632196+311 2–2 2–1 2–0
Flag of Japan.svg Sanfrecce Hiroshima 623198+19 2–1 1–1 1–0
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg Beijing Guoan 61327816 1–1 2–2 2–1
Flag of Australia (converted).svg Central Coast Mariners 62044736 0–1 2–1 1–0
Source: [ citation needed ]
Tiebreakers

Group G

TeamPldWDLGFGAGDPts Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg GUA Flag of South Korea.svg JEO Flag of Australia (converted).svg MEL Flag of Japan.svg YFM
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg Guangzhou Evergrande 6312108+210 3–1 4–2 2–1
Flag of South Korea.svg Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors 622287+18 1–0 0–0 3–0
Flag of Australia (converted).svg Melbourne Victory 62229908 2–0 2–2 1–0
Flag of Japan.svg Yokohama F. Marinos 621371037 1–1 2–1 3–2
Source: [ citation needed ]
Tiebreakers

Group H

TeamPldWDLGFGAGDPts Flag of Australia (converted).svg WSW Flag of Japan.svg KAW Flag of South Korea.svg ULS Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg GUI
Flag of Australia (converted).svg Western Sydney Wanderers 6402115+612 1–0 1–3 5–0
Flag of Japan.svg Kawasaki Frontale 640275+212 2–1 3–1 1–0
Flag of South Korea.svg Ulsan Hyundai 621381027 0–2 2–0 1–1
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg Guizhou Renhe 611441064 0–1 0–1 3–1
Source: [ citation needed ]
Tiebreakers

Knockout stage

In the knock-out stage, the 16 teams played a single-elimination tournament, with the teams split between the two zones until the final. Each tie was played on a home-and-away two-legged basis. The away goals rule, extra time (away goals do not apply in extra time) and penalty shoot-out were used to decide the winner if necessary. [2]

Bracket

  Round of 16 Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
                       
Flag of South Korea.svg Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors 101 
Flag of South Korea.svg Pohang Steelers 213 
  Flag of South Korea.svg Pohang Steelers 000 (0) 
  Flag of South Korea.svg FC Seoul (p)000 (3) 
Flag of Japan.svg Kawasaki Frontale 224
Flag of South Korea.svg FC Seoul (a)314 
  Flag of South Korea.svg FC Seoul 000 
  Flag of Australia (converted).svg Western Sydney Wanderers 022 
Flag of Japan.svg Sanfrecce Hiroshima 303 
Flag of Australia (converted).svg Western Sydney Wanderers (a)123 
  Flag of Australia (converted).svg Western Sydney Wanderers (a)112
  Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg Guangzhou Evergrande 022 
Flag of Japan.svg Cerezo Osaka 112
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg Guangzhou Evergrande 505 
  Flag of Australia (converted).svg Western Sydney Wanderers 101
  Flag of Saudi Arabia.svg Al-Hilal 000
Flag of Uzbekistan.svg Bunyodkor 000 
Flag of Saudi Arabia.svg Al-Hilal 134 
  Flag of Saudi Arabia.svg Al-Hilal 101
  Flag of Qatar.svg Al-Sadd 000 
Flag of Qatar.svg Al-Sadd (a)022
Flag of Iran.svg Foolad 022 
  Flag of Saudi Arabia.svg Al-Hilal 314
  Flag of the United Arab Emirates.svg Al-Ain 022 
Flag of the United Arab Emirates.svg Al-Jazira 112 
Flag of the United Arab Emirates.svg Al-Ain 224 
  Flag of the United Arab Emirates.svg Al-Ain 235
  Flag of Saudi Arabia.svg Al-Ittihad 011 
Flag of Saudi Arabia.svg Al-Ittihad 134
Flag of Saudi Arabia.svg Al-Shabab 011 

Round of 16

In the round of 16, the winners of one group played the runners-up of another group in the same zone, with the group winners hosting the second leg. [2]

Team 1 Agg. Team 21st leg2nd leg
West Asia Zone
Al-Ittihad Flag of Saudi Arabia.svg 4–1 Flag of Saudi Arabia.svg Al-Shabab 1–0 3–1
Al-Jazira Flag of the United Arab Emirates.svg 2–4 Flag of the United Arab Emirates.svg Al-Ain 1–2 1–2
Al-Sadd Flag of Qatar.svg 2–2 (a) Flag of Iran.svg Foolad 0–0 2–2
Bunyodkor Flag of Uzbekistan.svg 0–4 Flag of Saudi Arabia.svg Al-Hilal 0–1 0–3
East Asia Zone
Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors Flag of South Korea.svg 1–3 Flag of South Korea.svg Pohang Steelers 1–2 0–1
Cerezo Osaka Flag of Japan.svg 2–5 Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg Guangzhou Evergrande 1–5 1–0
Kawasaki Frontale Flag of Japan.svg 4–4 (a) Flag of South Korea.svg FC Seoul 2–3 2–1
Sanfrecce Hiroshima Flag of Japan.svg 3–3 (a) Flag of Australia (converted).svg Western Sydney Wanderers 3–1 0–2

Quarter-finals

The draw for the quarter-finals was held on 28 May 2014. [19] The "country protection" rule was not applied, so teams from the same association could be drawn into the same tie. [20]

Team 1 Agg. Team 21st leg2nd leg
West Asia Zone
Al-Hilal Flag of Saudi Arabia.svg 1–0 Flag of Qatar.svg Al-Sadd 1–0 0–0
Al-Ain Flag of the United Arab Emirates.svg 5–1 Flag of Saudi Arabia.svg Al-Ittihad 2–0 3–1
East Asia Zone
Pohang Steelers Flag of South Korea.svg 0–0 (a.e.t.)
(0–3p)
Flag of South Korea.svg FC Seoul 0–0 0–0 (a.e.t.)
Western Sydney Wanderers Flag of Australia (converted).svg 2–2 (a) Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg Guangzhou Evergrande 1–0 1–2

Semi-finals

Team 1 Agg. Team 21st leg2nd leg
West Asia Zone
Al-Hilal Flag of Saudi Arabia.svg 4–2 Flag of the United Arab Emirates.svg Al-Ain 3–0 1–2
East Asia Zone
FC Seoul Flag of South Korea.svg 0–2 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Western Sydney Wanderers 0–0 0–2

Final

The draw to decide the order of two legs of the final was held after the quarter-final draw. [19]

Western Sydney Wanderers Flag of Australia (converted).svg 1–0 Flag of Saudi Arabia.svg Al-Hilal
Juric Soccerball shade.svg 64' Report
Parramatta Stadium, Sydney
Attendance: 20,053
Referee: Alireza Faghani (Iran)

Western Sydney Wanderers won 1–0 on aggregate.

Winners

AFC Champions League
2014 Winners
Flag of Australia (converted).svg
Western Sydney Wanderers
First Title

Awards

AwardPlayerTeam
Most Valuable Player [21] Flag of Australia (converted).svg Ante Covic Flag of Australia (converted).svg Western Sydney Wanderers
Top Goalscorer Flag of Ghana.svg Asamoah Gyan Flag of the United Arab Emirates.svg Al-Ain
Fair Play Award Flag of Saudi Arabia.svg Al-Hilal
AFC Champions League 2014 Dream Team [22]
Starting XI
Pos.PlayerTeam
GK Flag of Australia (converted).svg Ante Covic Flag of Australia (converted).svg Western Sydney Wanderers
DF Flag of Australia (converted).svg Shannon Cole Flag of Australia (converted).svg Western Sydney Wanderers
DF Flag of Australia (converted).svg Nikolai Topor-Stanley Flag of Australia (converted).svg Western Sydney Wanderers
DF Flag of South Korea.svg Kwak Tae-Hwi Flag of Saudi Arabia.svg Al-Hilal
DF Flag of Saudi Arabia.svg Abdullah Al-Zori Flag of Saudi Arabia.svg Al-Hilal
MF Flag of Algeria.svg Nadir Belhadj Flag of Qatar.svg Al-Sadd
MF Flag of the United Arab Emirates.svg Omar Abdulrahman Flag of the United Arab Emirates.svg Al-Ain
MF Flag of Brazil.svg Thiago Neves Flag of Saudi Arabia.svg Al-Hilal
MF Flag of Brazil.svg Elkeson Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg Guangzhou Evergrande
FW Flag of Ghana.svg Asamoah Gyan Flag of the United Arab Emirates.svg Al-Ain
FW Flag of Saudi Arabia.svg Nasser Al-Shamrani Flag of Saudi Arabia.svg Al-Hilal
Substitutes
GK Flag of Saudi Arabia.svg Abdullah Al-Sudairy Flag of Saudi Arabia.svg Al-Hilal
DF Flag of South Korea.svg Kim Ju-Young Flag of South Korea.svg FC Seoul
DF Flag of South Korea.svg Cha Du-Ri Flag of South Korea.svg FC Seoul
MF Flag of South Korea.svg Lee Myung-Joo Flag of the United Arab Emirates.svg Al-Ain
MF Flag of South Korea.svg Yun Il-Lok Flag of South Korea.svg FC Seoul
FW Flag of Australia (converted).svg Tomi Juric Flag of Australia (converted).svg Western Sydney Wanderers

Top scorers

RankPlayerTeamMD1MD2MD3MD4MD5MD62R12R2QF1QF2SF1SF2  F1    F2  Total
1 Flag of Ghana.svg Asamoah Gyan Flag of the United Arab Emirates.svg Al-Ain 11212121112
2 Flag of Saudi Arabia.svg Nasser Al-Shamrani Flag of Saudi Arabia.svg Al-Hilal 23112110
3 Flag of Brazil.svg Elkeson Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg Guangzhou Evergrande 12216
Flag of Saudi Arabia.svg Mokhtar Fallatah Flag of Saudi Arabia.svg Al-Ittihad 211116
Flag of Brazil.svg Luciano Flag of Iran.svg Foolad 1326
6 Flag of South Korea.svg Kim Seung-dae Flag of South Korea.svg Pohang Steelers 111115
Flag of Brazil.svg Vágner Love Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg Shandong Luneng Taishan 2215
8 Flag of Morocco.svg Abdelaziz Barrada Flag of the United Arab Emirates.svg Al-Jazira 1214
Flag of Algeria.svg Nadir Belhadj Flag of Qatar.svg Al-Sadd 11114
Flag of Australia (converted).svg Tomi Juric Flag of Australia (converted).svg Western Sydney Wanderers 11114
Flag of Japan.svg Yoichiro Kakitani Flag of Japan.svg Cerezo Osaka 11114
Flag of Brazil.svg Thiago Neves Flag of Saudi Arabia.svg Al-Hilal 1214
Flag of Brazil.svg Nilmar Flag of Qatar.svg El Jaish 2114
Flag of Iran.svg Mehdi Sharifi Flag of Iran.svg Sepahan 1124
Flag of Nigeria.svg Kalu Uche Flag of Qatar.svg Al-Rayyan 1124

Note: Goals scored in qualifying play-off not counted (see regulations, Article 74c). [23]

Source: [24] [25]

See also

Related Research Articles

The 2010 AFC Champions League was the 29th edition of the top-level Asian club football tournament organized by the Asian Football Confederation (AFC), and the 8th under the current AFC Champions League title. The Final was held at the Olympic Stadium, Tokyo on 13 November 2010. The winner, Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma, qualified for the 2010 FIFA Club World Cup in UAE. As in previous years, Nike provided the official ball for all matches with a new Nike Total 90 Ascente model used throughout the season.

The 2010 AFC Cup was the 7th edition of the AFC Cup, playing between clubs from nations who are members of the Asian Football Confederation. As in previous years, Nike provided the official ball for all matches with a new Nike Total 90 Ascente model used throughout the season.

The 2011 AFC Champions League was the 30th edition of the top-level Asian club football tournament organized by the Asian Football Confederation (AFC), and the 9th under the current AFC Champions League title. The winner, Al-Sadd qualified for the 2011 FIFA Club World Cup in Japan. As in previous years, Nike provided the official ball for all matches with a new Nike Total 90 Tracer model used throughout the season.

2012 AFC Champions League

The 2012 AFC Champions League was the 31st edition of the top-level Asian club football tournament organized by the Asian Football Confederation (AFC), and the 10th under the current AFC Champions League title. As in previous years, Nike provided the official ball for all matches with a new Nike Seitiro model used throughout the season.

The 2011 AFC Cup was the 8th edition of the AFC Cup, a football competition organized by the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) for clubs from "developing countries" in Asia. As in previous years, Nike provided the official ball for all matches with a new Nike Total 90 Tracer model used throughout the season.

The 2012 AFC Cup was the 9th edition of the AFC Cup, a football competition organized by the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) for clubs from "developing countries" in Asia. As in previous years, Nike provided the official ball for all matches with a new Nike Seitiro model used throughout the season.

The 2013 AFC Champions League was the 32nd edition of the top-level Asian club football tournament organized by the Asian Football Confederation (AFC), and the 11th under the current AFC Champions League title. The defending champions, Ulsan Hyundai, failed to qualify for the tournament. As in previous years, Nike provided the official ball for all matches with a new Nike Maxim model used throughout the season.

The 2013 AFC Cup was the 10th edition of the AFC Cup, a football competition organized by the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) for clubs from "developing countries" in Asia. As in previous years, Nike provided the official ball for all matches with a new Nike Maxim model used throughout the season.

The 2014 AFC Cup was the 11th edition of the AFC Cup, a football competition organized by the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) for clubs from "developing countries" in Asia. Al-Kuwait were the two-time defending champions, but were eliminated by Persipura Jayapura in the quarter-finals. As in previous years, Nike provided the official ball for all matches with a new Nike Incyte model used throughout the season.

The 2014 AFC President's Cup was the tenth, and the last edition of the AFC President's Cup, a football competition organized by the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) for clubs from "emerging countries" in Asia. Balkan were the defending champions, but failed to qualify for the tournament.

The 2015 AFC Champions League was the 34th edition of Asia's premier club football tournament organized by the Asian Football Confederation (AFC), and the 13th under the current AFC Champions League title.

The 2015 AFC Cup was the 12th edition of the AFC Cup, Asia's secondary club football tournament organized by the Asian Football Confederation (AFC).

The 2016 AFC Champions League was the 35th edition of Asia's premier club football tournament organized by the Asian Football Confederation (AFC), and the 14th under the current AFC Champions League title.

The 2016 AFC Cup was the 13th edition of the AFC Cup, Asia's secondary club football tournament organized by the Asian Football Confederation (AFC).

The 2017 AFC Cup was the 14th edition of the AFC Cup, Asia's secondary club football tournament organized by the Asian Football Confederation (AFC).

The 2017 AFC Champions League was the 36th edition of Asia's premier club football tournament organized by the Asian Football Confederation (AFC), and the 15th under the current AFC Champions League title.

The 2018 AFC Champions League was the 37th edition of Asia's premier club football tournament organized by the Asian Football Confederation (AFC), and the 16th under the current AFC Champions League title.

The 2018 AFC Cup was the 15th edition of the AFC Cup, Asia's secondary club football tournament organized by the Asian Football Confederation (AFC).

The 2019 AFC Champions League is the 38th edition of Asia's premier club football tournament organized by the Asian Football Confederation (AFC), and the 17th under the current AFC Champions League title.

The 2019 AFC Cup is the 16th edition of the AFC Cup, Asia's secondary club football tournament organized by the Asian Football Confederation (AFC).

References

  1. "Western Sydney Wanderers win AFC Champions League on aggregate". AFC. 2 November 2014.
  2. 1 2 3 4 5 "AFC Champions League 2014 Competition Regulations" (PDF). AFC.
  3. "ACL Slots Decisions By Exco pt. 2" (PDF). AFC.
  4. 1 2 "ACL base widened from 2014". AFC. 12 March 2013.
  5. "AFC MA Ranking by Technical Standard" (PDF). AFC.
  6. "Manual for points systems & decision method for AFC Champions League participation". AFC. 15 March 2013.
  7. "AFC ExCo okays ACL slots, format". AFC. 26 November 2013.
  8. 1 2 3 "AFC Champions League 2014 and AFC Cup 2014 Competition Format – AFC Champions League & AFC Cup Play-off" (PDF). Asian Football Confederation. Vietnam Professional Football. 28 November 2013. Archived from the original (PDF) on 13 December 2013. Retrieved 4 December 2013.
  9. "Archived copy" الفهد وعقلة يطالبان الجماهير بالوقوف مع "الأصفر" و"الأبيض" للظفر ببطاقتي التأهل إلى دوري الأبطال (in Arabic). Al Rai. 27 November 2013. Archived from the original on 2013-12-03. Retrieved 2013-12-01.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  10. "Bahrain get AFC Champions League qualifying slot". Gulf Daily News. 29 November 2013.
  11. "Pune FC to play AFC Champions League play-off". Goal.com. 26 November 2013.
  12. "AFC Calendar of Competitions 2014" (PDF). AFC.
  13. "Media accreditation open for Official Draws of 2014 AFC Champions League and AFC Cup". International Sports Press Association. 20 November 2013.
  14. "Dates set for AFC Champions League and AFC Cup 2014 Official Draw". International Sports Press Association. 26 April 2014.
  15. "Focus on ACL stability". AFC. 10 March 2013.
  16. "ACL: East vs West final proposed". AFC. 25 November 2013.
  17. "ACL Playoff Picture complete". AFC. 10 December 2013.
  18. "AFC Champions League 2014 Group Stage draw". AFC. 10 December 2013.
  19. 1 2 "Holders Guangzhou face Australian debutants". AFC. 28 May 2014.
  20. "ACL 2014 KO Stage Draw Mechanics" (PDF). AFC.
  21. "Custodian Covic named Most Valuable Player". AFC. 2 November 2014.
  22. John Greco (11 November 2014). "Four Wanderers in ACL Dream Team". Football Federation Australia . Retrieved 12 June 2016.
  23. "Top Goal Scorers (by Stage) – 2014 AFC Champions League Play-off". AFC.com.
  24. "Top Goal Scorers (by Stage) – 2014 AFC Champions League Group Stage". AFC.com.
  25. "Top Goal Scorers (by Stage) – 2014 AFC Champions League Knock-out Stage". AFC.com.