Name
AFC Champions League

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Established
1967 (54 years old)

First Recorded Event
2020-01-14

Current Season
2021

API Football ID
3179

Sport
Soccer

Location
Worldwide

Gender
Male

Alternate Names
ACL

TV Rights
US - CBS Sports [2021-2024]

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Latest Results
15 Sep 21 Jeonbuk Hyundai 1 - 1  BG Pathum Unite
15 Sep 21 Cerezo Osaka 0 - 1  Pohang Steelers
14 Sep 21 Istiklol 0 - 1  Persepolis
14 Sep 21 Al Sharjah 1 - 1  Al Wahda
14 Sep 21 Al Nassr FC 1 - 0  Tractor Sazi
14 Sep 21 Ulsan Hyundai F 0 - 0  Kawasaki Fronta
14 Sep 21 Nagoya Grampus 4 - 2  Daegu FC
13 Sep 21 Esteghlal 0 - 2  Al Hilal
11 Jul 21 Ceres–Negros 0 - 4  Daegu FC
11 Jul 21 Kawasaki Fronta 4 - 0  Beijing Guoan

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The AFC Champions League (abbreviated as ACL), commonly known as the Asian Champions League, is an annual continental club football competition organised by the Asian Football Confederation (AFC). Introduced in 2002, the competition is a continuation of the Asian Club Championship which had started in 1967. It is the premier club tournament in Asia, equivalent to the CONMEBOL Copa Libertadores, and the UEFA, CAF, CONCACAF and OFC Champions League competitions.

A total of 32 clubs compete in the round robin group stage of the competition. Clubs from Asia's strongest national leagues receive automatic berths, with clubs from lower-ranked nations eligible to qualify via the qualifying playoffs, and they are also eligible to participate in the AFC Cup. Since 2009, the champions do not qualify automatically for the following year's competition. The winner of the AFC Champions League qualifies for the FIFA Club World Cup.

The most successful clubs in the competition are Al-Hilal and the Pohang Steelers with a total of three titles each. The reigning champions of the competition are Al-Hilal, who won the competition for the third time in 2019.

Seasons

2020

2021

Teams

Al Ain
-8

Al Wahda
-9

Al-Quwa Al-Jawi
-11

Al-Wehdat
-11

Brisbane Roar FC

Ceres–Negros
-11

Chiangrai Unite
-11

Daegu FC
-11

Foolad FC
-11

Istiklol
-11

Kitchee
-11

Melbourne City FC

Olmaliq
-11

Pohang Steelers
-10

Ratchaburi
-11

Viettel
-11

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