1970 Asian Champion Club Tournament

The 1970 Asian Champion Club Tournament was the 3rd edition of the annual Asian club football competition hosted by Asian Football Confederation.[1] Seven clubs from seven countries competed in the tournament. The tournament was held in Tehran, Iran in April.[2] The clubs were split in two groups and the group winners and runners-up advanced to semifinals.

1970 Asian Champion Club Tournament
Taj 1970 Championship.jpg
Taj (Esteghlal) Club lifting the trophy in 1970
Tournament details
Host countryIran
Dates1 – 10 April 1970
Teams8
Venue(s)Tehran
Final positions
ChampionsIran Taj (Esteghlal) (1st title)
Runners-upIsrael Hapoel Tel Aviv
Third placeLebanon Homenetmen
Fourth placeIndonesia PSMS Medan
Tournament statistics
Matches played13
Goals scored41 (3.15 per match)
Top scorer(s)Iran Gholam Hossein Mazloumi
(5 goals)
Best player(s)Iran Gholam Hossein Mazloumi
1969
1971

The home club Taj (Esteghlal) became the first Iranian club to win the competition.

VenuesEdit

All matches were played in Amjadieh Stadium, Tehran.

Tehran
Amjadieh Stadium
 
Capacity: 30,000

Group stageEdit

Group AEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Taj 2 2 0 0 6 0 +6 4 Advance to knockout stage
2   Homenetmen 2 1 0 1 4 5 −1 2
3   Selangor FA 2 0 0 2 2 7 −5 0
4   Saunders SC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Withdraw
1 April 1970 Taj 3–0 Homenetmen
3 April 1970 Taj 3–0 Selangor
5 April 1970 Homenetmen 4–2 Selangor

Group BEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Hapoel Tel Aviv 3 3 0 0 11 2 +9 6 Advance to knockout stage
2   PSMS Medan 3 2 0 1 6 3 +3 4
3   West Bengal 3 1 0 2 3 5 −2 2
4   Royal Thai Police FC 3 0 0 3 1 11 −10 0
2 April 1970 Hapoel Tel Aviv 5–0 Police FC
2 April 1970 PSMS Medan 1–0 West Bengal
4 April 1970 Hapoel Tel Aviv 3–1 West Bengal
4 April 1970 PSMS Medan 4–0 Police FC
6 April 1970 Hapoel Tel Aviv 3–1 PSMS Medan
6 April 1970 West Bengal 2–1 Police FC

Knockout stageEdit

Semi-finalsEdit

Hapoel Tel Aviv  w/o 1  Homenetmen
Taj  2–0  PSMS Medan
Ghorab   47'
Mazloumi   64'

1 The match was scratched and Hapoel advanced to the final after Homenetmen refused to play Hapoel for political reasons.

Third Place MatchEdit

Homenetmen  1–0  PSMS Medan

FinalEdit

Taj  2–1 (AET)  Hapoel Tel Aviv
Vafakhah   83'
Moeini   92'
Chazom   69'

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "History of the Asian Club Championship". Asian Football. 9 April 1997. Archived from the original on 9 April 1997.
  2. ^ Mukherjee, Soham (1 April 2020). "How have Indian clubs fared in AFC Champions League and AFC Cup?". Goal.com. Archived from the original on 15 April 2021. Retrieved 23 March 2021.

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