1982 Gulf Club Champions Cup

The Gulf Club Champions Cup (Arabic: كأس الأندية الخليجية‎), is a football league tournament for the Arabian Peninsula clubs. The 1982 edition was known as the Gulf Cooperation Council Club Tournament. This was the first edition of the competition and featured five nations from Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar and Saudi Arabia. Al-Wasl of the United Arab Emirates withdrew without playing any matches, as many players were selected for the Asian youth championship.

1982 Gulf Cooperation Council Club Tournament
Tournament details
DatesDecember 1982 – February 1983
Teams12 (from AFC/UAFA confederations)
Final positions
ChampionsKuwait Al-Arabi (1st title)
Runners-upBahrain Al-Riffa

The competition was played between December 1982 and February 1983 on a home and away league format. Al-Arabi of Kuwait were crowned the inaugural champions.


Al-Riffa  2–0  Al-Arabi