AFC Champions League
FIFA Region
AFC
Season
2020
Location
Asia/Australia
Abbreviation
AFCCL

Summary

The 2020 AFC Champions League (AFCCL) is Asia's premier club football tournament where 52 top premier league/1st division club teams from 23 eligible AFC F/As (football associations) are represented. The 2020 winner will play in the 2020 FIFA Club World Cup.

The 2020 AFC Cup Team Allocation table details club team slots earned by each F/A for the 2020 AFCCUP. Overall F/A rankings are based on the 2017 AFC Rankings.

Al-Hilal FC (Riyadh) (KSA1) is the defending AFCCL champion.

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2020 AFCCL Team Allocation
 AFCAFCCL Stage
F/ARankGroupPlayoffPre 2Pre 1
United Arab Emirates13100
Korea Republic23100
China PR33100
Saudi Arabia43100
Japan52200
Qatar62200
Iran72020
Australia82010
Uzbekistan91020
Thailand101020
Iraq111010
Tajikistan120010
Malaysia131010
Hong Kong140010
India150001
Syria160000
Vietnam170010
Jordan180001
Kuwait190001
Bahrain200001
Philippines210001
Lebanon220000
Turkmenistan230000
Singapore230001
Maldives240000
Indonesia240001
Myanmar250001
Oman260000
Korea DPR280000
Palestine300000
Kyrgyzstan310000
Cambodia320000
Macau330000
Bangladesh340000
Laos350000
Chinese Taipei360000
Yemen370000
Afghanistan380000
Nepal390000
Bhutan400000
Mongolia410000
Guam420000
Timor-Leste430000
Brunei Darussalam440000
Sri Lanka450000
Pakistan460000

Competition Structure

Stage# TeamsNew Teams Entering This RoundTeams From Previous RoundFormat
Preliminary Round 161 team each from Bahrain, India, Indonesia, Jordan, Kuwait, Myanmar, the Philipines, and Singapore Knockout match, most goals advance
Preliminary Round 2162 teams from Iran, Thailand and Uzbekistan, 1 team each from Australia, Hong Kong, Iraq, Malaysia, Tajikistan, and Vietnam, 4 winners from Preliminary Round 1Knockout match, most goals advance
Playoff162 teams each from Japan and Qatar, 1 team each from China PR, Korea Republic, Saudia Arabia, and UAE8 winners from Preliminary Round 2Knockout match, most goals advance
Group323 teams each from China PR, Korea Republic, Saudi Arabia and UAE, 2 teams each from Australia, Iran, Japan and Qatar, 1 team each from Iraq, Malaysia, Thailand, and Uzbekistan8 winners from Playoff stage8 groups of 4 with Home/Away matches against each team in group, top 2 teams with most points (win = 3 pts, draw = 1 pt) in each group advance
Round of 1616None8 group winners, 8 group runners-up8 sets of Home/Away matches, highest aggregate goals advances
Quarterfinals8None8 winners from Round of 164 sets of Home/Away matches, highest aggregate goals advances
Semifinals4None4 winners from Quarterfinals2 sets of Home/Away matches, highest aggregate goals advances
Final2None2 winners from Semifinals1 match played at a neutral site

Final

DateHome Status RoadVenue
Sat - 19 Dec 2020
 Persepolis FC (IRN1) 12 Ulsan Hyundai FC (KOR1)Al Janoub Stadium

Semifinals

DateHome Status RoadVenue
Sat - 3 Oct 2020
 Al-Nassr FC (KSA1) 11 Persepolis FC (IRN1)Jassim Bin Hamad Stadium
 Persepolis FC advances on PKs (5-3) 
Sun - 13 Dec 2020
 Ulsan Hyundai FC (KOR1) 21 Vissel Kobe (JPN1)Jassim Bin Hamad Stadium

Quarterfinals

DateHome Status RoadVenue
Wed - 30 Sep 2020
 Al-Nassr FC (KSA1) 20 Al-Ahli Saudi SFC (KSA1)Jassim Bin Hamad Stadium
 Persepolis FC (IRN1) 20 Pakhtakor Tashkent FK (UZB1)Jassim Bin Hamad Stadium
Thu - 10 Dec 2020
 Ulsan Hyundai FC (KOR1) 20 Beijing Guoan FC (CHN1)Al Janoub Stadium
 Vissel Kobe (JPN1) 11 Suwon Bluewings (KOR1)Al Janoub Stadium
 Vissel Kobe advances on PKs (7-6) 

Round of 16

DateHome Status RoadVenue
Sat - 26 Sep 2020
 Pakhtakor Tashkent FK (UZB1) 21 Esteghlal FC (IRN1)Al Janoub Stadium
 Al-Ahli Saudi SFC (KSA1) 11 Shabab Al Ahli Club (UAE1)Al Janoub Stadium
 Al-Ahli Saudi SFC advances on PKs (4-3) 
Sun - 27 Sep 2020
 Persepolis FC (IRN1) 10 Al-Sadd SC (QAT1)Education City Stadium
 Al-Nassr FC (KSA1) 10 Al Taawon FC (KSA1)Education City Stadium
Sun - 6 Dec 2020
 Beijing Guoan FC (CHN1) 10 FC Tokyo (JPN1)Education City Stadium
 Ulsan Hyundai FC (KOR1) 30 Melbourne Victory FC (AUS1)Education City Stadium
Mon - 7 Dec 2020
 Vissel Kobe (JPN1) 20 Shanghai SIPG FC (CHN1)Khalifa International Stadium
 Yokohama F Marinos (JPN1) 23 Suwon Bluewings (KOR1)Khalifa International Stadium

Group Stage

 Group ALeagueHomeRoad
POSMPW - D - LPTSCPTSGFGAGDMPW - D - LPTSGFGAGDMPW - D - LPTSGFGAGD
1Al-Ahli Saudi SFC 42 -0-26-46-222 -0-0631220 -0-2015-4
2Esteghlal FC 41 -2-15-64221 -1-0441320 -1-1123-1
3Al-Shorta SC 41 -2-15-44021 -1-0432120 -1-1112-1
4Al-Wahda FC 00 -0-00-00000 -0-0000000 -0-00000
Round of 16
DateHome Status RoadVenue
10.02.20Al-Shorta SC (IRQ1) 11 Esteghlal FC (IRN1)Karbala International Stadium
 Al-Wahda FC (UAE1) CANC Al-Ahli Saudi SFC (KSA1)Al-Nahyan Stadium
17.02.20Al-Shorta SC (IRQ1) CANC Al-Wahda FC (UAE1)Al-Shaab Stadium
 Al-Ahli Saudi SFC (KSA1) 21 Esteghlal FC (IRN1)Jaber Al-Ahmad International Stadium
14.09.20Al-Ahli Saudi SFC (KSA1) 10 Al-Shorta SC (IRQ1)Khalifa International Stadium
 Al-Wahda FC (UAE1) CANC Esteghlal FC (IRN1)Khalifa International Stadium
17.09.20Al-Shorta SC (IRQ1) 21 Al-Ahli Saudi SFC (KSA1)Khalifa International Stadium
 Esteghlal FC (IRN1) CANC Al-Wahda FC (UAE1)Khalifa International Stadium
20.09.20Al-Ahli Saudi SFC (KSA1) CANC Al-Wahda FC (UAE1)Khalifa International Stadium
 Esteghlal FC (IRN1) 11 Al-Shorta SC (IRQ1)Khalifa International Stadium
23.09.20Esteghlal FC (IRN1) 30 Al-Ahli Saudi SFC (KSA1)Al Janoub Stadium
 Al-Wahda FC (UAE1) CANC Al-Shorta SC (IRQ1)Khalifa International Stadium
 Group BLeagueHomeRoad
POSMPW - D - LPTSCPTSGFGAGDMPW - D - LPTSGFGAGDMPW - D - LPTSGFGAGD
1Pakhtakor Tashkent FK 43 -1-010-61522 -0-0651421 -1-04101
2Al-Ahli FC Dubai 42 -1-17-32121 -1-0410121 -0-13220
3Padideh Khorasan FC 40 -0-40-06-620 -0-2002-220 -0-2004-4
4Al-Hilal FC (Riyadh) 00 -0-00-00000 -0-0000000 -0-00000
Round of 16
DateHome Status RoadVenue
10.02.20Pakhtakor Tashkent FK (UZB1) 21 Al-Ahli FC Dubai (UAE1)Pakhtakor Markaziy Stadium
 Al-Hilal FC (Riyadh) (KSA1) CANC Padideh Khorasan FC (IRN1)King Saud University Stadium
17.02.20Pakhtakor Tashkent FK (UZB1) 30 Padideh Khorasan FC (IRN1)Pakhtakor Markaziy Stadium
 Al-Ahli FC Dubai (UAE1) CANC Al-Hilal FC (Riyadh) (KSA1)Al-Rashid Stadium
14.09.20Al-Ahli FC Dubai (UAE1) 10 Padideh Khorasan FC (IRN1)Al Janoub Stadium
 Al-Hilal FC (Riyadh) (KSA1) CANC Pakhtakor Tashkent FK (UZB1)Al Janoub Stadium
17.09.20Padideh Khorasan FC (IRN1) 01 Al-Ahli FC Dubai (UAE1)Al Janoub Stadium
 Pakhtakor Tashkent FK (UZB1) CANC Al-Hilal FC (Riyadh) (KSA1)Al Janoub Stadium
20.09.20Padideh Khorasan FC (IRN1) CANC Al-Hilal FC (Riyadh) (KSA1)Al Janoub Stadium
 Al-Ahli FC Dubai (UAE1) 00 Pakhtakor Tashkent FK (UZB1)Al Janoub Stadium
23.09.20Padideh Khorasan FC (IRN1) 01 Pakhtakor Tashkent FK (UZB1)Samen Al-Aeme Stadium
 Al-Hilal FC (Riyadh) (KSA1) CANC Al-Ahli FC Dubai (UAE1)Khalifa International Stadium
 Group CLeagueHomeRoad
POSMPW - D - LPTSCPTSGFGAGDMPW - D - LPTSGFGAGDMPW - D - LPTSGFGAGD
1Persepolis FC 63 -1-210-85332 -0-1651431 -1-1434-1
2Al Taawon FC 63 -0-39-48-431 -0-2327-532 -0-16211
3Al-Duhail SC 63 -0-39-78-132 -0-1642231 -0-2336-3
4Sharjah FC 62 -1-37-1311231 -1-1465131 -0-23761
Round of 16
DateHome Status RoadVenue
11.02.20Sharjah FC (UAE1) 01 Al Taawon FC (KSA1)Sharjah Stadium
 Al-Duhail SC (QAT1) 20 Persepolis FC (IRN1)Abdullah bin Khalifa Stadium
18.02.20Al Taawon FC (KSA1) 20 Al-Duhail SC (QAT1)King Abdullah Sports City (Buraidah)
 Sharjah FC (UAE1) 22 Persepolis FC (IRN1)Sharjah Stadium
15.09.20Al-Duhail SC (QAT1) 21 Sharjah FC (UAE1)Education City Stadium
 Persepolis FC (IRN1) 10 Al Taawon FC (KSA1)Education City Stadium
18.09.20Sharjah FC (UAE1) 42 Al-Duhail SC (QAT1)Education City Stadium
 Al Taawon FC (KSA1) 01 Persepolis FC (IRN1)Education City Stadium
21.09.20Persepolis FC (IRN1) 01 Al-Duhail SC (QAT1)Education City Stadium
 Al Taawon FC (KSA1) 06 Sharjah FC (UAE1)Education City Stadium
24.09.20Persepolis FC (IRN1) 40 Sharjah FC (UAE1)Jassim Bin Hamad Stadium
 Al-Duhail SC (QAT1) 01 Al Taawon FC (KSA1)Education City Stadium
 Group DLeagueHomeRoad
POSMPW - D - LPTSCPTSGFGAGDMPW - D - LPTSGFGAGDMPW - D - LPTSGFGAGD
1Al-Nassr FC 63 -2-111-95431 -1-1443132 -1-07523
2Al-Sadd SC 62 -3-19-148632 -1-0781730 -2-1267-1
3Foolad Mobarakeh Sepahan 62 -1-37-68-231 -1-1423-131 -0-2345-1
4Al-Ain FC 61 -2-35-513-830 -1-2149-531 -1-1414-3
Round of 16
DateHome Status RoadVenue
11.02.20Al-Ain FC (UAE1) 04 Foolad Mobarakeh Sepahan (IRN1)Hazza Bin Zayed Stadium
 Al-Nassr FC (KSA1) 22 Al-Sadd SC (QAT1)King Fahd International Stadium
18.02.20Al-Ain FC (UAE1) 12 Al-Nassr FC (KSA1)Hazza Bin Zayed Stadium
 Al-Sadd SC (QAT1) 30 Foolad Mobarakeh Sepahan (IRN1)Jassim Bin Hamad Stadium
15.09.20Al-Ain FC (UAE1) 33 Al-Sadd SC (QAT1)Jassim Bin Hamad Stadium
 Foolad Mobarakeh Sepahan (IRN1) 02 Al-Nassr FC (KSA1)Jassim Bin Hamad Stadium
18.09.20Al-Sadd SC (QAT1) 40 Al-Ain FC (UAE1)Jassim Bin Hamad Stadium
 Al-Nassr FC (KSA1) 20 Foolad Mobarakeh Sepahan (IRN1)Jassim Bin Hamad Stadium
21.09.20Al-Sadd SC (QAT1) 11 Al-Nassr FC (KSA1)Jassim Bin Hamad Stadium
 Foolad Mobarakeh Sepahan (IRN1) 00 Al-Ain FC (UAE1)Jassim Bin Hamad Stadium
24.09.20Al-Nassr FC (KSA1) 01 Al-Ain FC (UAE1)King Fahd International Stadium
 Foolad Mobarakeh Sepahan (IRN1) 21 Al-Sadd SC (QAT1)Folād Shar Stadium
 Group ELeagueHomeRoad
POSMPW - D - LPTSCPTSGFGAGDMPW - D - LPTSGFGAGDMPW - D - LPTSGFGAGD
1Beijing Guoan FC 65 -1-016-124832 -1-0773433 -0-09514
2Melbourne Victory FC 62 -1-37-69-332 -0-1633030 -1-2136-3
3FC Seoul 62 -0-46-109132 -0-1672530 -0-3037-4
4Chiangrai United FC 61 -2-35-511-631 -1-1444030 -1-2117-6
Round of 16
DateHome Status RoadVenue
11.02.20Melbourne Victory FC (AUS1) 10 Chiangrai United FC (THA1)AAMI Park
18.02.20FC Seoul (KOR1) 10 Melbourne Victory FC (AUS1)Sangam Stadium
 Chiangrai United FC (THA1) 01 Beijing Guoan FC (CHN1)Chiang Rai Stadium
21.11.20FC Seoul (KOR1) 12 Beijing Guoan FC (CHN1)Education City Stadium
24.11.20Beijing Guoan FC (CHN1) 31 Melbourne Victory FC (AUS1)Jassim Bin Hamad Stadium
 FC Seoul (KOR1) 50 Chiangrai United FC (THA1)Jassim Bin Hamad Stadium
27.11.20Melbourne Victory FC (AUS1) 02 Beijing Guoan FC (CHN1)Jassim Bin Hamad Stadium
 Chiangrai United FC (THA1) 21 FC Seoul (KOR1)Jassim Bin Hamad Stadium
30.11.20Beijing Guoan FC (CHN1) 31 FC Seoul (KOR1)Workers Stadium
 Chiangrai United FC (THA1) 22 Melbourne Victory FC (AUS1)Jassim Bin Hamad Stadium
03.12.20Melbourne Victory FC (AUS1) 21 FC Seoul (KOR1)Education City Stadium
 Beijing Guoan FC (CHN1) 11 Chiangrai United FC (THA1)Jassim Bin Hamad Stadium
 Group FLeagueHomeRoad
POSMPW - D - LPTSCPTSGFGAGDMPW - D - LPTSGFGAGDMPW - D - LPTSGFGAGD
1Ulsan Hyundai FC 65 -1-016-145932 -1-0762433 -0-09835
2FC Tokyo 63 -1-210-65131 -0-2323-132 -1-07422
3Shanghai Shenhua FC 62 -1-37-913-430 -1-2159-432 -0-16440
4Perth Glory FC 60 -1-51-511-630 -0-3025-330 -1-2136-3
Round of 16
DateHome Status RoadVenue
11.02.20Ulsan Hyundai FC (KOR1) 11 FC Tokyo (JPN1)Ulsan Munsu Football Stadium
18.02.20FC Tokyo (JPN1) 10 Perth Glory FC (AUS1)Ajinomoto Stadium
18.11.20Perth Glory FC (AUS1) 12 Shanghai Shenhua FC (CHN1)Education City Stadium
21.11.20Ulsan Hyundai FC (KOR1) 31 Shanghai Shenhua FC (CHN1)Education City Stadium
24.11.20FC Tokyo (JPN1) 01 Shanghai Shenhua FC (CHN1)Education City Stadium
 Perth Glory FC (AUS1) 12 Ulsan Hyundai FC (KOR1)Education City Stadium
27.11.20Ulsan Hyundai FC (KOR1) 20 Perth Glory FC (AUS1)Education City Stadium
 Shanghai Shenhua FC (CHN1) 12 FC Tokyo (JPN1)Education City Stadium
30.11.20FC Tokyo (JPN1) 12 Ulsan Hyundai FC (KOR1)Education City Stadium
 Shanghai Shenhua FC (CHN1) 33 Perth Glory FC (AUS1)Education City Stadium
03.12.20Perth Glory FC (AUS1) 01 FC Tokyo (JPN1)Education City Stadium
 Shanghai Shenhua FC (CHN1) 14 Ulsan Hyundai FC (KOR1)Jassim Bin Hamad Stadium
 Group GLeagueHomeRoad
POSMPW - D - LPTSCPTSGFGAGDMPW - D - LPTSGFGAGDMPW - D - LPTSGFGAGD
1Vissel Kobe 42 -0-26-45-120 -0-2004-422 -0-06413
2Suwon Bluewings 41 -2-15-32130 -2-1212-111 -0-03202
3Guangzhou Evergrande 41 -2-15-44010 -0-1013-231 -2-05312
4Johor Darul Takzim 00 -0-00-00000 -0-0000000 -0-00000
Round of 16
DateHome Status RoadVenue
12.02.20Vissel Kobe (JPN1) CANC Johor Darul Takzim (MAS1)Noevir Stadium Kobe
19.02.20Suwon Bluewings (KOR1) 01 Vissel Kobe (JPN1)Suwon World Cup Stadium
03.03.20Johor Darul Takzim (MAS1) CANC Suwon Bluewings (KOR1)Sultan Ibrahim Stadium (Muar)
19.11.20Johor Darul Takzim (MAS1) CANC Guangzhou Evergrande (CHN1)Khalifa International Stadium
22.11.20Suwon Bluewings (KOR1) 00 Guangzhou Evergrande (CHN1)Khalifa International Stadium
25.11.20Guangzhou Evergrande (CHN1) 13 Vissel Kobe (JPN1)Khalifa International Stadium
 Suwon Bluewings (KOR1) CANC Johor Darul Takzim (MAS1)Khalifa International Stadium
28.11.20Vissel Kobe (JPN1) 02 Guangzhou Evergrande (CHN1)Al Janoub Stadium
01.12.20Suwon Bluewings (KOR1) 11 Guangzhou Evergrande (CHN1)Suwon World Cup Stadium
 Johor Darul Takzim (MAS1) CANC Vissel Kobe (JPN1)Khalifa International Stadium
04.12.20Vissel Kobe (JPN1) 02 Suwon Bluewings (KOR1)Khalifa International Stadium
 Guangzhou Evergrande (CHN1) CANC Johor Darul Takzim (MAS1)Al Janoub Stadium
 Group HLeagueHomeRoad
POSMPW - D - LPTSCPTSGFGAGDMPW - D - LPTSGFGAGDMPW - D - LPTSGFGAGD
1Yokohama F Marinos 64 -1-113-135832 -0-1693632 -1-07422
2Shanghai SIPG FC 63 -0-39-610-430 -0-3007-733 -0-09633
3Jeonbuk Motors 62 -1-37-810-231 -0-2334-131 -1-1456-1
4Sydney FC 61 -2-35-810-230 -2-1245-131 -0-2345-1
Round of 16
DateHome Status RoadVenue
12.02.20Jeonbuk Motors (KOR1) 12 Yokohama F Marinos (JPN1)Jeonju World Cup Stadium
19.02.20Yokohama F Marinos (JPN1) 40 Sydney FC (AUS1)Nissan Stadium
04.03.20Sydney FC (AUS1) 22 Jeonbuk Motors (KOR1)Netstrata Jubilee Stadium
19.11.20Sydney FC (AUS1) 12 Shanghai SIPG FC (CHN1)Khalifa International Stadium
22.11.20Jeonbuk Motors (KOR1) 12 Shanghai SIPG FC (CHN1)Khalifa International Stadium
25.11.20Jeonbuk Motors (KOR1) 10 Sydney FC (AUS1)Al Janoub Stadium
 Shanghai SIPG FC (CHN1) 01 Yokohama F Marinos (JPN1)Al Janoub Stadium
28.11.20Yokohama F Marinos (JPN1) 12 Shanghai SIPG FC (CHN1)Al Janoub Stadium
01.12.20Yokohama F Marinos (JPN1) 41 Jeonbuk Motors (KOR1)Nissan Stadium
 Shanghai SIPG FC (CHN1) 04 Sydney FC (AUS1)Shanghai Stadium
04.12.20Sydney FC (AUS1) 11 Yokohama F Marinos (JPN1)Al Janoub Stadium
 Shanghai SIPG FC (CHN1) 02 Jeonbuk Motors (KOR1)Khalifa International Stadium

Playoffs

DateHome Status RoadVenue
Tue - 28 Jan 2020
 Shanghai SIPG FC (CHN1) 30 Buriram United FC (THA1)Yuanshen Sports Centre Stadium
 FC Seoul (KOR1) 41 Kedah FA (MAS1)Sangam Stadium
 FC Tokyo (JPN1) 20 Ceres–Negros FC (PHI1)Ajinomoto Stadium
 Kashima Antlers FC (JPN1) 01 Melbourne Victory FC (AUS1)Kashima Soccer Stadium
 Al-Ain FC (UAE1) 10 Bunyodkor PFK (UZB1)Hazza Bin Zayed Stadium
 Al-Sailiya SC (QAT1) 00 Padideh Khorasan FC (IRN1)Hamad bin Khalifa Stadium
 Padideh Khorasan FC advances on PKs (5-4) 
 Al-Rayyan SC (QAT1) 05 Esteghlal FC (IRN1)Jassim Bin Hamad Stadium
 Al-Ahli Saudi SFC (KSA1) 10 FK Istiqlol (TJK1)King Abdullah Sports City Stadium (Jeddah)

Preliminary Round 2

DateHome Status RoadVenue
Tue - 21 Jan 2020
 Melbourne Victory FC (AUS1) 50 Bali United FC (IDN1)AAMI Park
 PFC Lokomotiv Tashkent (UZB1) 01 FK Istiqlol (TJK1)Stadion Lokomotiv (Toshkent)
 Buriram United FC (THA1) 21 Ho Chi Minh City FC (VIE1)Chang Arena
 Port FC (THA1) 01 Ceres–Negros FC (PHI1)PAT Stadium
 Kedah FA (MAS1) 51 Wofoo Tai Po FC (HKG1)Darul Aman Stadium
Wed - 22 Jan 2020
 Bunyodkor PFK (UZB1) 41 Al Zawra'a SC (IRQ1)Milliy Stadion
Sat - 25 Jan 2020
 Padideh Khorasan FC (IRN1) 21 Al-Riffa SC (BHR1)Imam Reza Stadium
 Esteghlal FC (IRN1) 30 Kuwait SC (KUW1)Shabab Al Ahli Stadium

Preliminary Round 1

DateHome Status RoadVenue
Tue - 14 Jan 2020
 Tampines Rovers FC (SIN1) 53 Bali United FC (IDN1)Jalan Besar Stadium
 Ceres–Negros FC (PHI1) 32 Shan United FC (MYA1)Rizal Memorial Track & Football Stadium
 Chennai City FC (IND1) 01 Al-Riffa SC (BHR1)Nehru Stadium Coimbatore
 Al-Faisaly FC (JOR1) 12 Kuwait SC (KUW1)Amman International Stadium