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Arab Club Championship

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The Arab Club Championship (Arabic: البطولة العربية للأندية‎‎), often referred to by its former name of Arab Champions League (Arabic: دوري أبطال العرب‎‎),[1] 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 20 teams, 10 from the Asian Football Confederation and 10 from the Confederation of African Football, all 20 of which are either winners or runners-up of their country's league or cup competition.

Arab Club Championship
Arab Club Championship logo.png
Founded 1980; 37 years ago (1980)
Region Arab world (UAFA)
Number of teams 12 (group stage)
20 (total)
Current champions Tunisia Espérance ST (3rd title)
Most successful club(s) Iraq Al-Rasheed
Tunisia Espérance ST
(3 titles each)
Website uafaonline.com
2017 Arab Club Championship

Founded in 1980 as the Arab Club Champions Cup, 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.[2] 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.

Contents

Previous logosEdit

Records and statisticsEdit

FinalsEdit

Arab Club Champions Cup
Year Home team Score Away team Venue Attendance
1980–82
Details
  Al-Nejmeh 0 – 2   Al-Shorta Al-Shaab Stadium, Baghdad (note)
  Al-Shorta 2 – 2   Al-Nejmeh
Al-Shorta won 4 – 2 on aggregate
Year Winner Score Runner-up Venue Attendance
1984
Details
  Al-Ettifaq n/a   KAC Kenitra Prince Mohamed bin Fahd Stadium, Dammam
1985
Details
  Al-Rasheed n/a   USM El-Harrach Al-Shaab Stadium, Baghdad
1986
Details
  Al-Rasheed n/a   Espérance de Tunis Stade El Menzah, Tunis
1987
Details
  Al-Rasheed 2 – 1
(a.e.t.)
  Al-Ittihad Prince Faisal bin Fahd Stadium, Riyadh
1988
Details
  Al-Ettifaq 1 – 1
(4 – 2 pen.)
  Club Africain Sharjah Stadium, Sharjah 27,500
1989
Details
  Wydad Casablanca 3 – 1   Al-Hilal Stade El-Harti, Marrakech
1990
Details
Cancelled during preliminary round
1992
Details
  Al-Shabab 2 – 0
(a.e.t.)
  Al-Arabi Khalifa International Stadium, Doha
1993
Details
  Espérance de Tunis 3 – 0   Al-Muharraq Stade El Menzah, Tunis
1994
Details
  Al-Hilal 0 – 0
(4 – 3 pen.)
  Al-Ittihad King Fahd International Stadium, Riyadh
1995
Details
  Al-Hilal 1 – 0   Espérance de Tunis King Fahd International Stadium, Riyadh
1996
Details
  Al-Ahly 3 – 1   Raja Casablanca Cairo International Stadium, Cairo
1997
Details
  Club Africain 2 – 1
(a.e.t.)
  Al-Ahly Stade El Menzah, Tunis 45.000
1998
Details
  WA Tlemcen 3 – 1   Al-Shabab Prince Abdullah al-Faisal Stadium, Jeddah
1999
Details
  Al-Shabab 2 – 0   Al-Jaish Cairo International Stadium, Cairo 5,000
2000
Details
  CS Sfaxien 2 – 1
(a.e.t.)
  Al-Jaish Prince Abdullah al-Faisal Stadium, Jeddah
2001
Details
  Al-Sadd 3 – 1   MC Oran Khalifa International Stadium, Doha 20,000
Prince Faisal bin Fahd Tournament for Arab Clubs
2002
Details
  Al-Ahli 1 – 0   Club Africain Prince Abdullah al-Faisal Stadium, Jeddah
2003
Details
  Zamalek 2 – 1   Al-Kuwait Cairo International Stadium, Cairo
Arab Champions League
2003–04
Details
  CS Sfaxien 0 – 0
(4 – 3 pen.)
  Ismaily Camille Chamoun Stadium, Beirut
Year Home team Score Away team Venue Attendance
2004–05
Details
  CS Sfaxien 1 – 2   Al-Ittihad Stade Taïeb Mhiri, Sfax
  Al-Ittihad 2 – 0   CS Sfaxien Prince Abdullah al-Faisal Stadium, Jeddah 26,000
Al-Ittihad won 4 – 1 on aggregate
2005–06
Details
  ENPPI 1 – 2   Raja Casablanca Plastic Stadium, Cairo 20,000
  Raja Casablanca 1 – 0   ENPPI Stade Mohamed V, Casablanca 85,000
Raja Casablanca won 3 – 1 on aggregate
2006–07
Details
  ES Sétif 1 – 1   Al-Faisaly Stade 8 Mai 1945, Setif 30,000
  Al-Faisaly 0 – 1   ES Sétif King Abdullah Stadium, Amman 20,000
ES Sétif won 2 – 1 on aggregate
2007–08
Details
  Wydad Casablanca 0 – 1   ES Sétif Stade Mohamed V, Casablanca 90,000
  ES Sétif 1 – 0   Wydad Casablanca Stade 8 Mai 1945, Sétif 30,000
ES Sétif won 2 – 0 on aggregate
2008–09
Details
  Wydad Casablanca 0 – 1   Espérance de Tunis Stade Mohamed V, Casablanca 90,000
  Espérance de Tunis 1 – 1   Wydad Casablanca Stade Olympique de Radès, Radès
Espérance de Tunis won 2 – 1 on aggregate
UAFA Club Cup
2012–13
Details
  Al-Arabi 0 – 0   USM Alger Sabah Al-Salem Stadium, Kuwait City 20,000
  USM Alger 3 – 2   Al-Arabi Stade 5 Juillet 1962, Algiers 50,000
USM Alger won 3 – 2 on aggregate.
Arab Club Championship
Year Winner Score Runner-up Venue Attendance
2017
Details
  Espérance de Tunis 3 – 2
(a.e.t.)
  Al-Faisaly Alexandria Stadium, Alexandria 7,500
2018
Details
Morocco
Notes

^note Both games were played in Baghdad as it was not safe to play in Lebanon due to the Lebanese Civil War.
^n/a A round-robin tournament determined the final standings.

PerformancesEdit

By teamEdit

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
3   Al-Shabab 2 1 1992, 1999 1998
  Al-Hilal 1994, 1995 1989
  CS Sfaxien 2000, 2004 2005
6   ES Sétif 2 0 2007, 2008
  Al-Ettifaq 1984, 1988
8   Al-Ittihad 1 2 2005 1987, 1994
  Wydad Casablanca 1989 2008, 2009
  Club Africain 1997 1988, 2002
11   Al-Ahly 1 1 1996 1997
  Raja Casablanca 2006 1996
13   USM Alger 1 0 2013
  WA Tlemcen 1998
  Zamalek 2003
  Al-Shorta 1982
  Al-Ahli 2002
  Al-Sadd 2001
19   Al-Faisaly 0 2
2007, 2017
  Al-Jaish 1999, 2000
21   MC Oran 0 1
2001
  USM El-Harrach 1985
  Al-Muharraq 1993
  ENPPI Club 2006
  Al-Ismaily 2004
  Al-Arabi 2013
  Al-Kuwait 2003
  Al-Nejmeh 1982
  KAC Kénitra 1984
  Al-Arabi 1992

By countryEdit

Num Nation Winners Runners-up
1   Saudi Arabia 8 4
2   Tunisia 6 5
3   Algeria 4 2
4   Iraq 4 0
5   Morocco 2 4
6   Egypt 2 3
7   Qatar 1 1
8   Jordan 0 2
  Kuwait
  Syria
11   Bahrain 0 1
  Lebanon

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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