2011 GCC Champions League

The GCC Champions League (Arabic: دوري أبطال الخليج للأندية‎), was an annually organized football league tournament for club of the Arabian peninsula.

2011 GCC Champions League
دوري أبطال الخليج للأندية
Tournament details
Dates28 February - 3 November
Teams12 (from AFC/UAFA confederations)
Final positions
ChampionsUnited Arab Emirates Al-Shabab (2nd title)
Runners-upUnited Arab Emirates Al-Ahli
Tournament statistics
Matches played30
Goals scored81 (2.7 per match)
2012

The 2011 edition was the 26th time that it has been organized.

The tournament has changed other the years, especially with the Asian Champions League taking up to four clubs from certain leagues meaning that this tournament generally no longer witnesses league winners participating but clubs invited to enter.

In this edition no clubs represent Saudi Arabia.

The GroupsEdit

Four groups of three teams.

Winners and runners up qualify for the quarter-finals.

Group A Group B Group C Group D

  Al-Riffa
  Al-Salmiya
  Al-Shabab

  Al-Arabi Doha
  Saham
  Al-Dhafra

  Dhofar
  Al-Kharitiyat
  Kazma

  Al-Ahli Manama
  Al-Ahli Dubai
  Al-Arabi Kuwait

Group stageEdit

  • Group stage games are played on a home and away basis between March and May
  • Group winners enter a two legged semi-final stage