Afro-Asian Club Championship

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Afro-Asian Club Championship
Organising body CAF AFC
Founded1986
Abolished2000
RegionAfrica
Asia
Number of teams2
Related competitions CAF Champions League
AFC Champions League
Last champions Flag of Morocco.svg Raja Casablanca
(1st title) [1]
Most successful club(s) Flag of Egypt.svg Zamalek
(2 titles) [2]

The Afro-Asian Club Championship, sometimes referred to as the Afro-Asian Cup, [2] was a football competition endorsed by the Confederation of African Football (CAF) and Asian Football Confederation (AFC), contested between the winners of the African Champions' Cup and the Asian Club Championship, the two continents' top club competitions. The championship was modelled on the Intercontinental Cup (organised by Europe's UEFA and South America's CONMEBOL football federations and now replaced by the FIFA Club World Cup) and ran from 1987 [3] to 1999.

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History

The first two competitions held in 1986 and 1987 were contested over a single match; from 1988 until 1998 the competition was held in a two-legged tie format. The last winners were Moroccan side Raja Casablanca, who defeated South Korean side Pohang Steelers in 1998.

The competition was officially discontinued following a CAF decision on 30 July 2000, after AFC representatives had supported Germany in the vote for hosting the 2006 FIFA World Cup rather than South Africa (who eventually won the bid for the 2010 FIFA World Cup).

In February 2018, CAF President Ahmad Ahmad stated that CAF would consider re-introducing the competition. [4]

Records and statistics

Finals

Key
Dagger-14-plain.pngMatch was won during extra time
#Match was won on away goals
*Match was won on a penalty shoot-out
List of Afro-Asian Club Championship finals
List of single match finals (1986–1987)
YearCountryTeam 1ScoreTeam 2CountryVenueAttendanceRef
1986 Flag of South Korea (1984-1997).svg  South Korea Daewoo Royals 20 FAR Rabat Flag of Morocco.svg  Morocco Prince Faisal bin Fahd Stadium, Riyadh 20 000 [5]
1987 Flag of Egypt.svg  Egypt Zamalek 20 Furukawa Electric Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg  Japan Cairo International Stadium, Cairo 40 000
List of two-legged finals (1988–1998)
YearCountryTeam 1ScoreTeam 2CountryVenueAttendanceRef
1988 Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg  Japan Yomiuri 13 Al Ahly Flag of Egypt.svg  Egypt Nishigaoka Stadium, Tokyo
Flag of Egypt.svg  Egypt Al-Ahly10YomiuriFlag of Japan (1870-1999).svg  Japan Cairo International Stadium, Cairo
Al Ahly won 41 on aggregate
1989 Flag of Algeria.svg  Algeria ES Sétif 20 Al-Sadd Flag of Qatar.svg  Qatar 17 June Stadium, Constantine
Flag of Qatar.svg  Qatar Al-Sadd13ES SétifFlag of Algeria.svg  Algeria Jassim bin Hamad Stadium, Doha
ES Sétif won 51 on aggregate
1990 Flag of Morocco.svg Raja Casablanca and Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg Liaoning FC not held
1991 Flag of Algeria.svg JS Kabylie and Flag of Iran.svg Esteghlal not held
1992 Flag of Tunisia (1959-1999).svg  Tunisia Club Africain 21 Al-Hilal Flag of Saudi Arabia.svg  Saudi Arabia Stade El Menzah, Tunis
Flag of Saudi Arabia.svg  Saudi Arabia Al-Hilal22Club AfricainFlag of Tunisia (1959-1999).svg  Tunisia King Fahd International Stadium, Riyadh
Club Africain won 43 on aggregate
1993 Flag of Iran.svg  Iran PAS Tehran 00 Wydad Casablanca Flag of Morocco.svg  Morocco Azadi Stadium, Tehran
Flag of Morocco.svg  Morocco Wydad Casablanca20PAS TehranFlag of Iran.svg  Iran Stade Mohammed V, Casablanca
Wydad Casablanca won 20 on aggregate
1994 Flag of Egypt.svg  Egypt Zamalek 21 Thai Farmers Bank Flag of Thailand.svg  Thailand El Mahalla Stadium, El-Mahalla El-Kubra
Flag of Thailand.svg  Thailand Thai Farmers Bank10ZamalekFlag of Egypt.svg  Egypt Kasikorn Bank Stadium, Bangkok
Thai Farmers Bank won on away goals after 22 on aggregate
1995 Flag of Thailand.svg  Thailand Thai Farmers Bank 11 Espérance Flag of Tunisia (1959-1999).svg  Tunisia Suphanburi
Flag of Tunisia (1959-1999).svg  Tunisia Espérance30Thai Farmers BankFlag of Thailand.svg  Thailand Stade El Menzah, Tunis
Espérance won 41 on aggregate
1996 Flag of South Africa.svg  South Africa Orlando Pirates 00 Cheonan Ilhwa Chunma Flag of South Korea (1984-1997).svg  South Korea FNB Stadium, Johannesburg
Flag of South Korea (1984-1997).svg  South Korea Cheonan Ilhwa Chunma50Orlando PiratesFlag of South Africa.svg  South Africa Seoul Olympic Stadium, Seoul
Cheonan Ilhwa Chunma won 50 on aggregate
1997 Flag of South Korea (1997-2011).svg  South Korea Pohang Steelers 21 Zamalek Flag of Egypt.svg  Egypt Pohang Steel Yard, Pohang [5] [6]
Flag of Egypt.svg  Egypt Zamalek10Pohang SteelersFlag of South Korea (1997-2011).svg  South Korea Cairo International Stadium, Cairo
Zamalek won on away goals after 22 on aggregate
1998 Flag of South Korea (1997-2011).svg  South Korea Pohang Steelers 22 Raja Casablanca Flag of Morocco.svg  Morocco Pohang Steel Yard, Pohang [1] [6]
Flag of Morocco.svg  Morocco Raja Casablanca10Pohang SteelersFlag of South Korea (1997-2011).svg  South Korea Stade Mohamed V, Casablanca
Raja Casablanca won 32 on aggregate
1999 Flag of Cote d'Ivoire.svg ASEC Mimosas and Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg Júbilo Iwata not held

Results by club

CountryClubWinnersRunners-upYears won [A] Years runner-up [A]
Flag of Egypt.svg  Egypt Zamalek 211987, 1997 [2] 1994
Flag of Thailand.svg  Thailand Thai Farmers Bank 1119941995
Flag of Tunisia.svg  Tunisia Espérance 101995
Flag of Tunisia.svg  Tunisia Club Africain 101992
Flag of South Korea.svg  South Korea Busan IPark [B] 101986
Flag of Egypt.svg  Egypt Al Ahly 101988 [7]
Flag of Algeria.svg  Algeria ES Sétif 101989
Flag of Morocco.svg  Morocco Wydad Casablanca 101993
Flag of South Korea.svg  South Korea Seongnam FC 101996 [8]
Flag of Morocco.svg  Morocco Raja Casablanca 101998
Flag of South Korea.svg  South Korea Pohang Steelers 021997, 1998 [6]
Flag of Morocco.svg  Morocco FAR Rabat 011986
Flag of Japan.svg  Japan JEF United [C] 011987
Flag of Japan.svg  Japan Tokyo Verdy [D] 011988
Flag of Qatar.svg  Qatar Al-Sadd 011989
Flag of Saudi Arabia.svg  Saudi Arabia Al-Hilal 011992
Flag of Iran.svg  Iran PAS Tehran 011993
Flag of South Africa.svg  South Africa Orlando Pirates 011996

Results by country

NationWinnersRunners-up
Flag of Egypt.svg  Egypt 31
Flag of South Korea.svg  South Korea 22
Flag of Morocco.svg  Morocco 21
Flag of Tunisia.svg  Tunisia 20
Flag of Thailand.svg  Thailand 11
Flag of Algeria.svg  Algeria 10
Flag of Japan.svg  Japan 02
Flag of Iran.svg  Iran 01
Flag of Qatar.svg  Qatar 01
Flag of Saudi Arabia.svg  Saudi Arabia 01
Flag of South Africa.svg  South Africa 01

Results by continent

CupWinnersRunners-up
African Champions' Cup / CAF Champions League 83
Asian Club Championship 38

Winning coaches

The following table lists the winning coaches of the Afro-Asian Club Championship.

YearWinning ClubCoach
1986 Flag of South Korea (1984-1997).svg Busan Daewoo Royals Flag of South Korea (1984-1997).svg Lee Cha-Man
1987 Flag of Egypt.svg Zamalek SC Flag of Egypt.svg Essam Baheeg
1988 Flag of Egypt.svg Al Ahly Flag of Germany.svg Dietrich Weise
1989 Flag of Algeria.svg ES Sétif Flag of Algeria.svg Bouzid Cheniti
1992 Flag of Tunisia (1959-1999).svg Club Africain Flag of Tunisia (1959-1999).svg Youssef Zouaoui
1993 Flag of Morocco.svg Wydad Casablanca Flag of Russia.svg Yuri Sebastianko
1994 Flag of Thailand.svg Thai Farmers Bank Flag of Thailand.svg Charnwit Polcheewin
1995 Flag of Tunisia (1959-1999).svg Esperance Tunis Flag of Brazil.svg Roberto di Baldos Amilton
1996 Flag of South Korea (1984-1997).svg Ilhwa Chunma Flag of South Korea (1984-1997).svg Lee Jang-soo
1997 Flag of Egypt.svg Zamalek SC Flag of the Netherlands.svg Ruud Krol
1998 Flag of Morocco.svg Raja Casablanca Flag of Argentina.svg Oscar Fullone

See also

Notes

A.  a b c d e For clarity, years given in the winners' list do not necessarily correspond to the years when matches were actually played. The finals were always held between the African Champions' Cup winners from the earlier calendar year (given year minus 1) and the Asian Champions' Cup winners who won the title in the previous season (given year minus 1/given year), e.g. the inaugural 1986 final was held between 1985 African Champions' Cup winners FAR Rabat and the 1985–86 Asian Club Championship winners Daewoo Royals. However, FIFA designates at least some of these titles according to the year when the final matches were held. [1] [2]
B.  ^ Korean club Busan IPark were known as Daewoo Royals until 2000.
C.  ^ Japanese club JEF United Ichihara Chiba were founded as Furukawa Electric Soccer Club until 1991.
D.  ^ Japanese club Tokyo Verdy were called Yomiuri FC from their foundation in 1969 until 1993.

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