1981–82 Arab Club Champions Cup

The 1981–82 Arab Club Champions Cup was the first edition of what was later to be known more internationally as the Arab Champions League.

1981–82 Arab Club Champions Cup
بطولة الأندية العربية 1981–82
Tournament details
Dates19 June 1981 – 7 February 1982
Teams3 (from 1 association)
Final positions
ChampionsIraq Al-Shorta (1st title)
Runners-upLebanon Al-Nejmeh
Third placeJordan Al-Ahli
Tournament statistics
Matches played4
Goals scored9 (2.25 per match)
Top scorer(s)Iraq Ali Hussein Mahmoud (2 goals)

The first edition featured three teams and Iraqi club Al-Shorta were crowned champions after a playoff victory against Lebanese champions Al-Nejmeh, whom in fact were crowned Lebanese Premier League champions back in 1975 but no championship had been played since due to the Lebanese Civil War. Al-Ahli of Jordan were the other team to take part.

Both legs of the semi-final were held in Amman, Jordan and both legs of the final were held in Baghdad, Iraq as the Lebanese Civil War meant that games could not be held in Lebanon.


Team Qualifying method
  Al-Shorta 1979–80 Iraqi National League champions
  Al-Ahli 1979 Jordan League champions
  Al-Nejmeh 1974–75 Lebanese Premier League champions (most recent Lebanese championship)


Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Al-Nejmeh   2–1   Al-Ahli 2–1 0–0
Al-Shorta   bye
Al-Nejmeh  2 – 1  Al-Ahli
Al-Khatib   8'
Chatila   37'
  24' Salamah
Al-Ahli  0 – 0  Al-Nejmeh


Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Al-Shorta   4–2   Al-Nejmeh 2–0 2–2
Al-Shorta  2 – 0  Al-Nejmeh
Mahmoud   40'83',  
Al-Nejmeh  2 – 2  Al-Shorta
Kader   11'
Mahid   78'
  40' Radhi
  61' Nouri


1981–82 Arab Club Champions Cup
1st Title

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