Al Hilal SFC

Al Hilal Saudi Football Club (Arabic: نادي الهلال السعودي), or simply Al Hilal, is a professional multi-sports club based in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. The football team competes in the Saudi Professional League.

Al Hilal S. FC
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Full nameAl Hilal Saudi Football Club
Nickname(s)Al-Za'eem (The Boss)
The Blue Waves
The Royal Club
The Century Club
Asia Galácticos
Founded16 October 1957; 64 years ago (1957-10-16) (as Olympic Club)
GroundKing Fahd International Stadium[1]
Capacity68,752
PresidentFahad Al Otaibi
Head coachLeonardo Jardim
LeagueSaudi Professional League
2020–21Saudi Professional League, 1st of 16 (champions)
WebsiteClub website
Current season

Founded on 16 October 1957, Al Hilal is one of four teams to have participated in all seasons of the Saudi Professional League since its establishment in 1976.

Overall, Al Hilal have won 64 official titles on the national and international stage, and 100 counting friendly trophies. In domestic competitions, they have won a record 17 Professional League titles, a record 13 Crown Prince Cup titles, a record seven Saudi Federation Cup titles, nine King Cup titles, a record three Super Cup titles, and also the Saudi Founder's Cup.

Internationally, Al Hilal has a record eight Asian Football Confederation trophies – the AFC Champions League in 1991, 2000, 2019 and 2021, the Asian Cup Winners Cup in 1997 and 2002, and the Asian Super Cup in 1997, 2000. In September 2009, Al Hilal was awarded Best Asian Club of the 20th Century by the IFFHS.[2]

HistoryEdit

 
Roberto Rivelino (left) and Najeeb Al Imam (right) playing for Al Hilal in 1979 meo

Al Hilal Club was originally known as the Olympic Club during its founding by Abdul Rahman bin Saad bin Saeed on 15 October 1957 in Riyadh. The club's name lasted for only one year before it was changed to its current name on 3 December 1958 by King Saud. He changed the name after he attended a tournament that was contested between the Olympic Club, Al Nassr, Al Riyadh and El Kawkab clubs. As soon as the club's establishment, Al Hilal enjoyed not only grassroots support but also royal attention.[3]

After spending their formative years building a squad, the club made their first mark by lifting the King's Cup trophy in 1961. That began a period in which the club won 50 official competitions. Al Hilal recaptured the King's Cup in 1964, with a penalty shootout victory over two-time Asian champions Al-Ittihad.

The club were the inaugural winners when the Saudi Premier League came into existence in the 1976–77 season. Al Hilal won the title another 14 times and finished runners-up on 12 occasions in the space of 32 years. Al Hilal also have nine King's Cup, twelve Crown Prince Cup and eight Saudi Federation Cup titles.[4]

With the success, a number of players and coaches from outside Saudi Arabia joined the club in the 1970s, including Brazilian legends Mario Zagallo and Roberto Rivelino.

In 1991, they won the first Asian title, Asian Club Championship, beating Iranian club Esteghlal F.C. in penalties in the final. They won it again in 1999–2000, when they scored an equaliser in the 89th minute and won the match against Júbilo Iwata in the extra-time. Lastly, they won again in 2019. In the final, they played against the Japanese club Urawa Red Diamonds, to whom they lost in the final 2 years before. They successfully took a revenge and won 3–0 in two legs.

Al Hilal were also the runners-up for four times. They were second after the round-robin in the final round in 1986. They reached the final in 1987, but Yomiuri FC were crown the champion automatically as Al-Hilal were unable to field a team for the final due to nine of the starting players being chosen for the Saudi team's preparation camp that clashed with the date fixed for the first leg. Al Hilal reached the final of AFC Champions League in 2014, 14 years after their last appearance in the final. This time they faced Western Sydney Wanderers. The Australian club won 1–0 on aggregate.[5] Al Hilal reached the final again in 2017 but they lost to the Japanese side Urawa Red Diamonds.

In 1997 they captured the Asian Cup Winners Cup and the Asian Super Cup of that year, which they lifted again in 2002.

StadiumsEdit

Al Hilal currently plays their home games at King Fahd International Stadium in Riyadh, stadium that was constructed in 1987 with a capacity of 67,000 supporters. The club's reserve team stadium, Prince Faisal bin Fahd Stadium, was used in 2011–12 when King Fahd Stadium was under renovation. When prince Abdulrahman bin Musa'ad became the President of the club in 2008, there was some serious idea of making Al-Hilal home avenue but it was shortly declined.

RivalriesEdit

Al Hilal has a long-standing rivalry with Ittihad. From the start of national competition the clubs were seen as representatives of the two biggest cities in Saudi Arabia: Riyadh and Jeddah. While Al Hilal have won four Asian Club Championship in years 1991, 1999–2000, 2019 and 2021, Ittihad has won AFC Champions League two times in a row, in 2004 and 2005. Al Hilal won the Saudi El Clasico 62 times, while Ittihad has won it 50 times and two sides have drawn 35 times. In 2019. The biggest win was when Al Hilal defeated Ittihad 5–0 in 2009–2010.[6]

Another rivalry is with their neighbors Al-Nassr, which is called Riyadh's Derby. They have met 148 times, Al Hilal has won 59 times, and lost 48 times, while 41 games have ended in a draw.[7] The biggest win is for Al Hilal when they defeated Al-Nassr 5–1 in 2016–17. The rivalry with Al-Nasser is violent between them more than the rivalry with Al-Ittihad. As an example, when Al Hilal reached the 2014 AFC Champions League Final, in 2nd leg Al-Nassr fans awaited Western Sydney Wanderers arrival at the airport to spur them on against Al Hilal and tried to sabotage Al Hilal's ticket plan.[8]

Al Hilal F.C.–Esteghlal F.C. rivalry or Asian El Clasico is a name of football rivalry for any match between Al Hilal and Esteghlal. This historic competition has been held twelve times in AFC Champions League, Asian Club Championship and Asian Cup Winners' Cup. Both teams have won the Champions League.[9][10]

Finance and sponsorshipEdit

SponsorshipEdit

Mobily was the main sponsor of Al Hilal, and as part of the sponsorship deal, their logo was displayed on the front of the club's shirts and a plethora of other merchandise. The Mobily deal was announced by the club's previous President Abdulrahman bin Musa'ad on 14 October 2008, and is worth a Saudi record SAR 517 million, to be paid over six years (SAR 69.1 million per year).

Also, the previous president Prince Abdulrahman bin Musa'ad made a contract with Omar Almady, CEO of Volkswagen Group in Saudi Arabia. the contract period is 6 years and was signed on 18 September 2014.[citation needed]

Period Kit manufacturer Shirt sponsor(s)
2004–2006 Adidas None
2006–2007 STC
2007–2013 Mobily
2013–2014 Nike
2014–2017 Mobily / Volkswagen / ABDUL SAMAD Al QURASHI / TASNEE / APSCO Mobil 1 / Bupa Arabia
2017–2019 Kingdom Holding Company / Volkswagen / ABDUL SAMAD Al QURASHI / Sun & Sand Sports / Jawwy from STC / APSCO Mobil 1
2019–2020 S Team Kingdom Holding Company / Emaar / Tawuniya / Flyin / Shawermer/ Jahez / Tamkeen Technologies / Sayyar Shemagh / National Medical Care

Television match broadcasting rightsEdit

Al Hilal receives SR 4.5 million per year (US$1.2 million/year) from the Saudi Arabia Football Federation as the federation sell the complete matches' right in one package and all the clubs in the Saudi Professional League share the revenue equally. The income may increase dramatically in near future as clubs will have the rights to sell their own matches' broadcasting rights.

Other income sourcesEdit

The club's president and other board members pay any extra money required to run the club as the total expenses of the club in recent seasons surpassed SR 140 million (US$38 million). This increase in expenses is due to the high level foreign and national players the club signed with such as André Carrillo, Bafétimbi Gomis, Gustavo Cuellar, Sebastian Giovinco and others.

Charity and philanthropyEdit

Special seats have been allocated for the disabled to watch the training. Twenty-five percent of the income of tickets sold goes to charities. Players and board members arrange and attend social activities for charities during Eid and other holidays.

Club facilitiesEdit

In 2009, the club opened a new camp in Riyadh. It contains 25 rooms, meeting rooms, smart room for lectures, library, eating room, living rooms, a big salon and a medical clinic. It also has entertainment corners for video games, table tennis, billiards, table football and many others. There are two training fields for the senior team.

PlayersEdit

No Position Player Nation
1 GK Abdullah Al-Mayouf   Saudi Arabia
2 DF Mohammed Al-Breik   Saudi Arabia
4 DF Khalifah Al-Dawsari   Saudi Arabia
5 DF Ali Al-Bulaihi   Saudi Arabia
6 MF Gustavo Cuéllar   Colombia
7 MF Salman Al-Faraj   Saudi Arabia
8 MF Abdullah Otayf   Saudi Arabia
10 MF Luciano Vietto   Argentina
11 FW Saleh Al-Shehri   Saudi Arabia
12 DF Yasser Al-Shahrani   Saudi Arabia
13 DF Abdulrahman Al-Obaid   Saudi Arabia
14 FW Abdullah Al-Hamdan   Saudi Arabia
15 MF Matheus Pereira   Brazil
16 MF Nasser Al-Dawsari   Saudi Arabia
17 FW Moussa Marega   Mali
19 MF André Carrillo   Peru
20 DF Jang Hyun-soo   South Korea
22 DF Amiri Kurdi   Saudi Arabia
28 MF Mohamed Kanno   Saudi Arabia
29 MF Salem Al-Dawsari   Saudi Arabia
30 GK Mohammed Al-Waked   Saudi Arabia
31 GK Habib Al-Wotayan   Saudi Arabia
32 DF Muteb Al-Mufarrij   Saudi Arabia
33 GK Abdullah Al-Jadaani   Saudi Arabia
39 MF Suhaib Al-Zaid   Saudi Arabia
43 MF Musab Al-Juwayr   Saudi Arabia
44 MF Saad Al-Nasser   Saudi Arabia
46 DF Abdulrahman Al-Dakheel   Saudi Arabia
49 FW Abdullah Radif   Saudi Arabia
56 MF Mohammed Al-Qahtani   Saudi Arabia
60 GK Ahmed Al-Jubaya   Saudi Arabia
66 DF Mohammed Al-Khaibari   Saudi Arabia
70 DF Mohammed Jahfali   Saudi Arabia
88 DF Hamad Al-Yami   Saudi Arabia
DF Saud Abdulhamid   Saudi Arabia
MF Abdulellah Al-Malki   Saudi Arabia

Unregistered playersEdit

No Position Player Nation
50 GK Abdullah Al-Bishi   Saudi Arabia

Out on loanEdit

No Position Player Nation
26 MF Fawaz Al-Torais (on loan to Al-Fayha)   Saudi Arabia
34 FW Turki Al-Mutairi (on loan to Al-Kholood)   Saudi Arabia
35 MF Mansor Al-Beshe (on loan to Al-Raed)   Saudi Arabia
40 GK Nawaf Al-Ghamdi (on loan to Al-Shoulla)   Saudi Arabia
55 MF Hamad Al-Abdan (on loan to Al-Hazem)   Saudi Arabia
DF Mohammed Al-Nasser (on loan to Al-Jabalain)   Saudi Arabia
DF Nawaf Al-Mufarrij (on loan to Jeddah)   Saudi Arabia

PersonnelEdit

Coaching staffEdit

Position Name
Head coach Leonardo Jardim
Assistant coach António Manuel Martins Vieira
Assistant coach José Barros Araújo
Fitness coach Nélson Cândido Andrade Caldeira
Assistant fitness coach Abdulaziz Aldosari
Senior performance analyst Miguel Ribeiro Moita
Performance analyst Diogo Guilherme
Goalkeeping coach Carlos Manuel Pires da Rosa
Doctor Juan David Peña Duque
Team B coach Rodolfo Miguens
Director of football Saud Kariri

ManagementEdit

President Fahad bin Nafil Alotaibi
Vice President Ahmed Al Khames
Secretary General Sami Abu Khudair
Treasurer Thamer Al-Tasan
Director of Fans Supplies Rashid Al-Anzan
Director of Legal Affairs Thamer Al-Jasser
Director of Facilities Development and Maintenance Badr Al-Mayouf
Director of Other Sports Ibraheem Al-Youssef
Director of Youth Football Abdullateef Al-Hosainy
Director of Investments Area Abdullah Al-Abduljabbar
board member Abdullah Al-Jarbou

This is a list of Al Hilal SFC presidents and chairmen from its foundation in 1957.[11]

Name From To Championships (official)
  Abdul Rahman bin Saeed 1957 1965 3
  Abdulrahman Al Hamdan 1965 1966 ×
  Abdul Rahman bin Saeed 1966 1970 ×
  Faisal Al Shehail 1970 1972 ×
  Abdullah bin Nasser 1972 1976 ×
  Hazloul bin Abdulaziz Al Saud 1976 1978 1
  Abdullah bin Nasser 1978 1982 2
  Hazloul bin Abdulaziz Al Saud 1982 1983 1
  Abdullah bin Saad 1983 1990 9
  Abdul Rahman bin Saeed 1990 1992 1
  Mohammed Mufti 1992 1993 1
  Abdullah bin Saeed 1993 1994 ×
  Khalid bin Mohammed 1994 1996 4
  Bandar bin Mohammad 1997 2000 9
  Saud bin Turki 2000 2003 6
  Abdullah bin Musa'ad 2003 2004 1
  Mohammed bin Faisal 2004 2008 7
  Abdulrahman bin Musa'ad 2008 2015 7
  Mohammad Al Homaidani (caretaker) 2015 2015 1
  Nawaf bin Sa'ad 2015 2018 4
  Sami Al-Jaber 2018 2018 1
  Mohammed bin Faisal 2018 2019 ×
  Abdullah Al-Jarbou (caretaker) 2019 2019 ×
  Fahad bin Nafil Alotaibi 2019 Present 3

HonoursEdit

The club holds 64 official titles.

DomesticEdit

  Saudi Arabian competitions Titles Runners-up
Professional League (17/15) 1976–77*, 1978–79, 1984–85, 1985–86, 1987–88, 1989–90, 1995–96, 1997–98, 2001–02, 2004–05, 2007–08, 2009–10, 2010–11, 2016–17, 2017–18, 2019–20, 2020–21 (Record) 1979–80, 1980–81, 1982–83, 1986–87, 1992–93, 1994–95, 1996–97, 2005–06, 2006–07, 2008–09, 2012–13, 2013–14, 2015–16, 2018–19
King Cup[12][13] (9/7) 1961, 1964, 1980, 1982, 1984, 1989, 2015, 2017, 2019–20 1963, 1968, 1977, 1981, 1985, 1987, 2010
Crown Prince Cup (13/4) 1963–64, 1994–95, 1999–00, 2003, 2004–05, 2005–06, 2007–08, 2008–09, 2009–10, 2010–11, 2011–12, 2012–13, 2015–16 (Record) 1956–57, 1998–99, 2013–14, 2014–15
Super Cup (3/2) 2015, 2018, 2021 (Record) 2016, 2020
Federation Cup (7/5) 1986–87, 1989–90, 1992–93, 1995–96, 1999–2000, 2004–05, 2005–06 (Record) 1985–86, 2001–02, 2003–04, 2007–08, 2009–2010
Saudi Founder's Cup (1/0) 2000 (Record)

ConfederationEdit

Asian competitions Titles Runners-up
  AFC Champions League (4/4) 1991, 2000, 2019, 2021 (Record) 1986, 1987, 2014, 2017 (Record)
Asian Cup Winners Cup (2/0) 1997, 2002 (Shared Record)
Asian Super Cup (2/1) 1997, 2000 (Shared Record) 2002

WorldwideEdit

  Intercontinental Competition Titles Runners-up Third Place Fourth Place
FIFA Club World Cup 0/1 2019
Afro-Asian Cup 0/1 1992

RegionalEdit

Arabian competitions Titles Runners-up
Arab Club Champions Cup (2/2) 1994, 1995 1989, 2018–19 (Record)
Arab Cup Winners' Cup (1/0) 2000
Arab Super Cup (1/2) 2001 1992, 1995 (Record)
Gulf Club Champions Cup (2/3) 1986, 1998 1987, 1992, 2000 (Record)

OthersEdit

    Interfederations competition Titles Runners-up
Saudi-Egyptian Super Cup (King of Saudi Arabia Cup) (1/0) 2001[14]
Saudi-Egyptian Super Cup (President of Egypt Cup) (0/1) 2018

Recent seasonsEdit

The table below chronicles the achievements of Al Hilal in various competitions since 1999.

KeyEdit

Champions Runners-up 3rd Place, 4th Place or Losing semi-finalists
Season Division Pld W D L GF GA Pts Pos King Cup Crown Prince Cup Competition Result Competition Result
League AFC Competitions Other
1999–2000 Premier League 22 11 6 5 39 19 39 5th Not held W Asian Club Championship
W


W

RU

W
2000–01 Premier League 22 14 5 3 36 16 44 4th SF
W

QF
Federation Cup


QS
W

W

W
2001–02 Premier League 22 14 7 1 54 17 49 1st R16 Asian Cup Winners Cup
W

RU

SF
2002–03 Premier League 22 11 8 3 28 18 41 5th W
RU

QF

QS
3rd
2003–04 Premier League 22 12 4 6 40 18 40 4th SF AFC Champions League QS
RU

4th
2004–05 Premier League 22 13 6 3 41 21 45 1st W
W

3rd
2005–06 Premier League 22 13 5 4 41 21 44 2nd W AFC Champions League QS Federation Cup
W
2006–07 Premier League 22 17 2 3 38 15 53 2nd SF AFC Champions League QF
QS
QS
2007–08 Premier League 22 14 6 2 36 13 48 1st SF W
RU

SF
2008–09 Pro League 22 15 5 2 41 9 50 2nd SF W AFC Champions League R16 Federation Cup
SF
2009–10 Pro League 22 18 2 2 56 18 56 1st RU W AFC Champions League
SF
Federation Cup
RU
2010–11 Pro League 26 19 7 0 52 18 64 1st SF W AFC Champions League R16
2011–12 Pro League 26 18 6 2 58 22 60 3rd SF W AFC Champions League QF
2012–13 Pro League 26 17 5 4 62 26 56 2nd QF W AFC Champions League R16
2013–14 Pro League 26 20 3 3 60 24 63 2nd QF RU AFC Champions League
RU
2014–15 Pro League 26 16 6 4 46 17 54 3rd W RU AFC Champions League
SF
2015–16 Pro League 26 17 4 5 52 23 55 2nd SF W AFC Champions League R16 Saudi Super Cup
W
2016–17 Pro League 26 21 3 2 63 16 66 1st W SF AFC Champions League
RU
Saudi Super Cup
RU
2017–18 Pro League 26 16 8 2 47 23 56 1st R16 Cancelled AFC Champions League GS
2018–19 Pro League 30 21 6 3 66 33 69 2nd SF Not held AFC Champions League
W
Saudi Super Cup

W

RU

4th
2019–20 Pro League 30 22 6 2 74 26 72 1st W Not held AFC Champions League GS

RecordsEdit

Asian RecordEdit

OverviewEdit

As of 24 April 2021
Competition Pld W D L GF GA
Asian Club Championship / AFC Champions League 179 91 48 40 290 177
Asian Cup Winners' Cup 17 12 3 2 42 9
Asian Super Cup 6 3 2 1 6 4
TOTAL 202 106 53 43 338 190

Record by countryEdit

Country Pld W D L GF GA GD Win%
  Australia 2 0 1 1 0 1 −1 000.00
  Bangladesh 2 2 0 0 9 1 +8 100.00
  China 1 1 0 0 2 1 +1 100.00
  Iraq 7 6 1 0 13 5 +8 085.71
  Iran 43 16 12 15 48 40 +8 037.21
  Japan 9 5 2 2 16 11 +5 055.56
  Kazakhstan 2 1 1 0 2 0 +2 050.00
  Kuwait 10 5 4 1 17 5 +12 050.00
  Lebanon 1 1 0 0 3 1 +2 100.00
  North Korea 1 1 0 0 2 0 +2 100.00
  Oman 1 1 0 0 5 0 +5 100.00
  Palestine 2 2 0 0 7 1 +6 100.00
  Qatar 35 19 10 6 66 40 +26 054.29
  Saudi Arabia 6 2 1 3 8 9 −1 033.33
  South Korea 9 4 1 4 6 9 −3 044.44
  South Yemen 2 2 0 0 7 0 +7 100.00
  Syria 4 2 2 0 6 4 +2 050.00
  Tajikistan 4 3 0 1 9 5 +4 075.00
  Thailand 1 1 0 0 4 0 +4 100.00
  Turkmenistan 1 1 0 0 4 2 +2 100.00
  United Arab Emirates 38 18 12 8 59 39 +20 047.37
  Uzbekistan 19 12 5 2 39 14 +25 063.16
  Yemen 2 1 1 0 6 2 +4 050.00

MatchesEdit

Season Competition Round Club Home Away Aggregate
1986 Asian Club Championship 2R   Al-Shorta 2–0 5–0 1st
Final Round   Furukawa Electric 3–4 2nd
  Liaoning 2–1
  Al-Talaba 2–1
1987 Asian Club Championship Group A   Al-Rasheed 2–1 1st
  Bangkok Bank 4–0
Final   Yomiuri Withdrew
1990–91 Asian Cup Winners' Cup 2R   Mohammedan 7−0 2–1 9–1
SF   Persepolis 0−0 0−1 0–1
1991 Asian Club Championship 1R   Al-Jahra 2–0 2–0 4–0
Group B   April 25 2–0 1st
  Esteghlal 1–0
SF   Al-Shabab 1–0 1–0
Final   Esteghlal
1–1 (4–3 p)
1–1 (4–3 p)
1996–97 Asian Cup Winners' Cup 1R   Al-Qadisiya w/o[A]
2R   Al-Arabi 6–0 0–1 6–1
QF   Al-Nasr 5–0 [B] w/o
SF   Esteghlal
0–0 (5–4 p)
0–0 (5–4 p)
Final   Nagoya Grampus Eight 3–1 3–1
1997 Asian Super Cup Final   Pohang Steelers 1–0 1–1 2−1
1997–98 Asian Club Championship 2R   Al-Rayyan 3–2 0–0 3–2
QF   Persepolis 0–1 2nd
  Navbahor Namangan 3–1
  Al-Ansar 3–1
SF   Pohang Steelers 0–1 0–1
Third place   Persepolis 4–1 4–1
1998–99 Asian Club Championship 1R   Al-Salmiya 3–2 0–0 3–2
2R   Al-Wehda 4–0 2–2 6–2
QF   Esteghlal 1–2 3rd
  Köpetdag Aşgabat 4–2
  Al-Ain 0–1
1999–2000 Asian Club Championship 2R   Al-Sadd 2–1 1–0 3–1
QF   Irtysh 2–0 1st
  Al-Shorta 1–0
  Persepolis 0–0
SF   Suwon Samsung Bluewings 1–0 1–0
Final   Júbilo Iwata
3–2 (asdet)
3–2 (asdet)
2000 Asian Super Cup Final   Shimizu S-Pulse 1–1 2–1 3−2
2000–01 Asian Club Championship 1R   Al-Karamah 2–1 0–0 2–1
2R   Al-Salmiya 3–1 0–0 3–1
QF   Irtysh 0–0 4th
  Al-Ittihad 0–2
  Persepolis 1–3
2001–02 Asian Cup Winners' Cup 1R   Tishreen 1–1 3–2 4–3
2R   Al-Aqsa 5–0 2–1 7–1
QF   Regar-TadAZ Tursunzoda 3–0 2–0 5–0
SF   Al-Sadd 1–0 1–0
Final   Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors
2–1 (asdet)
2–1 (asdet)
2002 Asian Super Cup Final   Suwon Samsung Bluewings 1–0 0–1 1–1 (2–4 p)
2002–03 AFC Champions League Group C   Al-Ain 0–1 4th
  Esteghlal 3–2
  Al-Al Sadd SC 1–3
2004 AFC Champions League Group C   Sharjah 0–0 2–5 2nd
  Al-Shorta 2−0 2−1
2006 AFC Champions League Group B   Al-Ain 2–1 0–2 2nd
  Al-Mina'a 3−1 1−1
  Mash'al 5−0 1−2
2007 AFC Champions League Group B   Kuwait 1–1 0–0 1st
  Pakhtakor 2−0 2−0
QF   Al-Wahda 1−1 0−0 1–1 (a)
2009 AFC Champions League Group A   Saba Qom 1–1 1–0 1st
  Pakhtakor 2−0 1−1
  Al-Ahli 2−1 3−1
R16   Umm Salal 0–0 (3–4 p) 0–0 (3–4 p)
2010 AFC Champions League Group D   Al-Sadd 0–0 3–0 1st
  Mes Kerman 3−1 1−3
  Al-Ahli 1−1 3−2
R16   Bunyodkor 3–0 3–0
QF   Al-Gharafa 3–0 2–4 5–4 (a.e.t.)
SF   Zob Ahan 0–1 0–1 0–2
2011 AFC Champions League Group A   Sepahan 1–2 1–1 2nd
  Al-Gharafa 2–0 1–0
  Al-Jazira 3−1 3–2
R16   Al-Ittihad 1–3 1–3
2012 AFC Champions League Group D   Persepolis 1–1 1–0 1st
  Al-Gharafa 2–1 3–3
  Al-Shabab 2−1 1–1
R16   Baniyas 7–1 7–1
QF   Ulsan Hyundai 0–4 0–1 0–5
2013 AFC Champions League Group D   Al-Ain 2–0 1–3 2nd
  Al-Rayyan 3–1 2–0
  Esteghlal 1–2 1–0
R16   Lekhwiya 0–1 2–2 2–3
2014 AFC Champions League Group D   Al-Ahli 2–2 0–0 1st
  Sepahan 1–0 2–3
  Al-Sadd 5–0 2–2
R16   Bunyodkor 3–0 1–0 4–0
QF   Al-Sadd 1–0 0–0 1–0
SF   Al-Ain 3–0 1–2 4–2
Final   Western Sydney Wanderers 0–0 0–1 0–1
2015 AFC Champions League Group C   Lokomotiv Tashkent 3–1 2–1 1st
  Al-Sadd 2–1 0–1
  Foolad 2–0 0–0
R16   Persepolis 3–0 0–1 3–1
QF   Lekhwiya 4–1 2–2 6–3
SF   Al-Ahli 1–1 2–3 3–4
2016 AFC Champions League Group C   Pakhtakor 4–1 2–2 2nd
  Al-Jazira 1−0 1–1
  Tractor Sazi 0−2 2–1
R16   Lokomotiv Tashkent 0–0 1–2 1–2
2017 AFC Champions League Group D   Persepolis 0–0 1–1 1st
  Al-Rayyan 2–1 4–3
  Al-Wahda 1–0 2–2
R16   Esteghlal Khuzestan 2–1 2–1 4–2
QF   Al-Ain 3–0 0–0 3–0
SF   Persepolis 4–0 2–2 6–2
Final   Urawa Red Diamonds 1–1 0–1 1–2
2018 AFC Champions League Group D   Al-Ain 0–0 1–2 4th
  Esteghlal 0–1 0–1
  Al-Rayyan 1–1 1–2
2019 AFC Champions League Group C   Al-Ain 2–0 1–0 1st
  Al-Duhail 3–1 2–2
  Esteghlal 1–0 1–2
R16   Al-Ahli 0–1 4–2 4–3
QF   Al-Ittihad 3–1 0–0 3–1
SF   Al-Sadd 2–4 4–1 6–5
Final   Urawa Red Diamonds 1–0 2–0 3–0
2020 AFC Champions League Group B   Shahr Khodro 2–0 0–0 Withdrew[C]
  Shabab Al-Ahli 2–1
  Pakhtakor 2–1 0–0
2021 AFC Champions League Group A   AGMK 2–2 3-0 2nd
  Shabab Al-Ahli 2-0 0-2
  Istiklol 3–1 1–4
R16   Esteghlal 2-0 2–0
QF   Persepolis 3-0 3–0
SF   Al Nassr SFC 2-1 2–1
Final   Pohang Steelers 2-0 2–0

Key: PO – Play-off round; 1R/2R – First/Second round; R16 – Round of 16; QF – Quarter-final; SF – Semi-final;

Notes
  • ^
    Al-Qadisiya withdrew.
  • ^
    Al-Nasr withdrew at the start of the second half of the 1st leg.
  • ^
    Al-Hilal failed to name the required 13 players and were unable to play their final match of the group stage against Shabab Al-Ahli due to them having only 11 players left with the remaining team members testing positive for COVID-19. They were considered to have withdrawn from the competition.
  • Top scorers in Asian competitionsEdit

    Player Country Goals
    1 Sami Al-Jaber   Saudi Arabia 23
    2 Yasser Al-Qahtani   Saudi Arabia 18
    3 Bafétimbi Gomis   France 16
    4 Mohammad Al-Shalhoub   Saudi Arabia 13
    Abdullah Al-Jamaan   Saudi Arabia
    6 Carlos Eduardo   Brazil 12
    7 Nasser Al-Shamrani   Saudi Arabia 11
    8 Yousuf Al-Thunayan   Saudi Arabia 10
    Omar Kharbin   Syria
    Salem Al-Dawsari   Saudi Arabia

    See alsoEdit

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