Arab Club Champions Cup(Redirected from Arab Champions League)
The Arab Club Champions Cup (Arabic: كأس العرب للأندية الأبطال) is an annual regional club football competition organised by the Union of Arab Football Associations (UAFA) and contested by elite clubs from the Arab world. The tournament is contested by a total of 40 teams – 20 from the Asian Football Confederation and 20 from the Confederation of African Football.
|Region||Arab world (UAFA)|
|Number of teams||40|
|Current champions||Espérance ST (3rd title)|
|Most successful club(s)|| Al-Rasheed
(3 titles each)
|2018–19 Arab Club Champions Cup|
Founded in 1980, the tournament was held alongside the Arab Cup Winners' Cup and the Arab Super Cup throughout the 1990s and early 2000s, until the Cup Winners' Cup was merged with the Champions Cup in 2002 with the Super Cup therefore being discontinued. The tournament's first ever champions were Iraqi giants Al-Shorta, who defeated Lebanese side Al-Nejmeh in the final over two legs in 1982.
Saudi Arabian clubs have accumulated the most victories, with eight wins. The title has been won by 18 different clubs, seven of which have the title more than once. Since the tournament was merged with the Cup Winners' Cup, only ES Sétif of Algeria have managed consecutive wins, successfully defending their title in 2008. The reigning champions are Espérance de Tunis of Tunisia, who won the 2017 edition to became the joint-most successful club in the tournament's history alongside now-dissolved Iraqi club Al-Rasheed.
Records and statisticsEdit
|Num||Club||Winners||Runners-up||Years won||Years lost|
|1||Espérance de Tunis||3||2||1993, 2009, 2017||1986, 1995|
|2||Al-Rasheed||3||0||1985, 1986, 1987||
|CS Sfaxien||2000, 2004||2005|
|6||ES Sétif||2||0||2007, 2008||
|Wydad Casablanca||1989||2008, 2009|
|Club Africain||1997||1988, 2002|