1985 Arab Club Champions Cup

The 1985 Arab Club Champions Cup took place in Baghdad, Iraq and featured three teams. Al-Rasheed took the championship back to Iraq.

1985 Arab Club Champions Cup
بطولة الأندية العربية لأبطال الدوري 1985
Tournament details
Host countryIraq
CityBaghdad
Dates5 - 9 december 1985
Teams3 (from 1 association)
Venue(s)1 (in 1 host city)
Final positions
ChampionsIraq Al-Rasheed SC (1st title)
Runners-upAlgeria USM El Harrach
Third placeLebanon Nejmeh
Tournament statistics
Matches played3
Goals scored13 (4.33 per match)
Top scorer(s)Algeria Abdelkader Meziani
(3 goals)
1984
1986

ParticipantsEdit

Participants
Zone Team Qualifying method
Zone 1   Al-Rasheed Iraqi League representative
  Al-Ahli 1983–84 Saudi Premier League winners
  Al-Ahli Sana'a 1983–84 Yemeni League winners
Zone 2   Nejmeh 1974–75 Lebanese Championship winners (no championship after 1975)
Zone 3   USM El Harrach 1983–84 Algerian Championship runners-up

Qualifying roundEdit

Zone 1Edit

Preliminary round tournament held in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Al-Rasheed 2 2 0 0 3 0 +3 4
  Al-Ahli 2 1 0 1 2 1 +1 2
  Al-Ahli Sana'a 2 0 0 2 0 4 −4 0
Al-Ahli  0 – 1  Al-Rasheed
Mohammed   64'
Al Ahli Club Stadium, Jeddah
Referee: Omar Al-Bashir (Sudan)
Al-Rasheed  2 – 01  Al-Ahli Sana'a
Abid   ' Jo'ra   '
Al Ahli Club Stadium, Jeddah
Referee: Neji Jouini (Tunisia)

1 The match originally finished 1-1, but Al-Rasheed were awarded a 2-0 win as Al-Ahli Sana'a played a Sudanese player who was not registered according to competition rules.

Al-Ahli  2 – 0  Al-Ahli Sana'a
Hussain   
Al Ahli Club Stadium, Jeddah
Referee: Mohammed Al-Mawlood (Bahrain)

Al-Rasheed advanced to the final tournament.

Zone 2Edit

Nejmeh advanced to the final tournament.

Zone 3Edit

USM El Harrach advanced to the final tournament.

Final tournamentEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Al-Rasheed 2 2 0 0 8 2 +6 4
  USM El Harrach 2 1 0 1 4 2 +2 2
  Nejmeh 2 0 0 2 1 9 −8 0
Al-Rasheed  6 – 1  Nejmeh
Dirjal   8'
Abid   35'71'
Saddam   38'
Hashim   76'
Allawi   89'
Chatila   79'
Nejmeh  0 – 3  USM El Harrach
Meziani   17'30'
Ould El-Hadj   66'
USM El Harrach  1 – 2  Al-Rasheed
Meziani   44' Allawi   26'
Radhi   85'

WinnerEdit

1985 Arab Club Champions Cup
Winners
 
Al-Rasheed
1st Title

External linksEdit