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The 2000–01 Asian Club Championship was the 20th edition of the annual international club football competition held in the AFC region (Asia). It determined that year's club champion of association football in Asia.

2000–2001 Asian Club Championship
Tournament details
DatesAugust 2000 – May 2001
Teams24
Final positions
ChampionsSouth Korea Suwon Samsung Bluewings (1st title)
Runners-upJapan Júbilo Iwata
Third placeIran Persepolis
Fourth placeKazakhstan FC Irtysh
Tournament statistics
Matches played48
Goals scored160 (3.33 per match)

Suwon Samsung Bluewings of South Korea won the final and became Asian champions for the first time.

Contents

First roundEdit

West AsiaEdit

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Al-Hilal   2–1   Al-Karamah 2–1 0–0
Al Ramtha   2–3   Al-Salmiya 0–1 2–2
Al-Ahli   0–1   Al-Ahli 0–1 0–0
Al-Ansar   w/o1   Al-Ittihad Jeddah
Al-Zawraa   2–5   Al-Ain 2–1 0–4
Al-Wakra   3–9   Persepolis 2–4 1–5
FC Irtysh   5–2   Nisa Aşgabat 3–1 2–1
Varzob Dushanbe   w/o2   FC Dustlik

1 Al-Ansar withdrew.
2 FC Dustlik did not show up for the 1st leg in Dushanbe due to the civil war in Tajikistan; they were ejected from the competition and fined $10,000.

East AsiaEdit

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Polícia de Segurança Pública   0–11   Home United 0–5 0–6
PSM Makassar   4–1   Sông Lam Nghệ An 0–0 4–1

Second roundEdit

West AsiaEdit

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Al-Hilal   3–1   Al-Salmiya 3–1 0–0
Al-Ittihad Jeddah   8–2   Al-Ahli 2–0 6–2
Persepolis   4–2   Al-Ain 2–0 2–2(aet)
FC Irtysh   7–3   Varzob Dushanbe 4–1 3–2

East AsiaEdit

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
PSM Makassar   11–1   Royal Thai Air Force 6–1 5–0
South China   2–6   Júbilo Iwata 1–3 1–3
Shandong Luneng Taishan   6–1   Home United 3–0 3–1
Suwon Samsung Bluewings   2–1   Hurriyya 2–1 0–0

QuarterfinalsEdit

West AsiaEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Persepolis 3 1 2 0 3 1 +2 5
  FC Irtysh 3 1 2 0 2 1 +1 5
  Al-Ittihad Jeddah 3 1 1 1 3 2 +1 4
  Al-Hilal 3 0 1 2 1 5 −4 1
Al-Hilal  0–0  FC Irtysh


Persepolis  0–0  FC Irtysh



Persepolis  3–1  Al-Hilal
Ali Karimi   45'
Ali Ansarian   65' (pen.)
Hamed Kavianpour   69'
Yousuf Al-Thunayan   9'

East AsiaEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Júbilo Iwata 3 3 0 0 12 2 +10 9
  Suwon Samsung Bluewings 3 2 0 1 14 4 +10 6
  Shandong Luneng Taishan 3 1 0 2 5 13 −8 3
  PSM Makassar 3 0 0 3 2 14 −12 0


PSM Makassar  1–8  Suwon Samsung Bluewings
Kurniawan Dwi Yulianto   35' Seo Jung-Won   6'   23'   25'
Sandro Cardoso   11'   18'
Park Kun-Ha   37'
Ko Jong-Soo   45' (pen.)   79'

Júbilo Iwata  6–2  Shandong Luneng Taishan
Toshiya Fujita   29' (pen.)
Masashi Nakayama   42'   43'   56'
Aleksandar Živković   66' (pen.)
Daisuke Oku   78'
Casiano   34'
Li Xiaopeng   90'


SemifinalsEdit

Third place matchEdit

FinalEdit

ChampionsEdit

2000–01 Asian Club Championship
 
Suwon Samsung Bluewings
First Title

ReferencesEdit