Asian Cup Winners' Cup

The Asian Cup Winners' Cup was an association football competition run by the Asian Football Confederation (AFC). The competition was started in 1991 as a tournament for all the domestic cup winners from countries affiliated to the AFC. The winners of the Cup Winners' Cup used to contest the Asian Super Cup against the winners of the Asian Club Championship. The most successful clubs in the competition are Al Hilal from Saudi Arabia and Nissan FC from Japan. In 2002, it merged with the Asian Club Championship to form the AFC Champions League.

Asian Cup Winners' Cup
Asian Cup Winners' Cup Logo.svg
Founded1990–91
Abolished2002
RegionAsia (AFC)
Most successful club(s)Saudi Arabia Al-Hilal
Japan Yokohama Marinos
(2 titles each)
Websitethe-afc.com

FinalsEdit

Season Winner Score Runner-up
1990–91   Persepolis 1 – 0
(aggregate)
  Muharraq
1991–92   Nissan FC 6 – 1
(aggregate)
  Al-Nassr
1992–93   Yokohama Marinos 2 – 1
(aggregate)
  Persepolis
1993–94   Al-Qadisiya 6 – 2
(aggregate)
  South China
1994–95   Yokohama Flügels
2 – 1
(aet)
  Al-Shaab
1995   Bellmare Hiratsuka 2 – 1   Al-Talaba
1996–97   Al Hilal 3 – 1   Nagoya Grampus Eight
1997–98   Al-Nassr 1 – 0   Suwon Samsung Bluewings
1998–99   Al-Ittihad 3 – 2
(aet)
  Chunnam Dragons
1999–2000   Shimizu S-Pulse 1 – 0   Al-Zawraa
2000–01   Al-Shabab 4 – 2   Dalian Shide
2001–02   Al Hilal 2 – 1
(aet)
  Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors

Records and statisticsEdit

The following table lists countries by number of winners and runner-up in Asian Cup Winners' Cup.

By nationEdit

# Nation Winners Runners-up
1   Saudi Arabia 6 1
2   Japan 5 1
3   Iran 1 1
4   South Korea 0 3
5   Iraq 0 2
6   Bahrain 0 1
7   China 0 1
8   Hong Kong 0 1
9   United Arab Emirates 0 1

By clubEdit

The following table lists clubs by number of times winners and runners-up in Asian Cup Winners' Cup.

Team Winners Runners-Up Years Won Years Lost
  Al-Hilal 2 0 (1996–97, 2001–02)
  Yokohama F. Marinos1 2 0 (1991–92, 1992–93)
  Persepolis 1 1 (1990–91) (1992–93)
  Al Nassr 1 1 (1997–98) (1991–92)
  Al-Qadisiyah 1 0 (1993–94)
  Yokohama Flügels2 1 0 (1994–95)
  Shonan Bellmare 1 0 (1995)
  Al-Ittihad 1 0 (1998–99)
  Shimizu S-Pulse 1 0 (1999-2000)
  Al Shabab 1 0 (2000–01)
  Muharraq 0 1 (1990–91)
  South China 0 1 (1993–94)
  Al-Shaab 0 1 (1994–95)
  Al-Talaba 0 1 (1995–96)
  Nagoya Grampus Eight 0 1 (1996–97)
  Suwon Samsung Bluewings 0 1 (1997–98)
  Chunnam Dragons 0 1 (1998–99)
  Al-Zawraa 0 1 (1999-2000)
  Dalian Shide 0 1 (2000–01)
  Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors 0 1 (2001–02)

1 including Nissan FC.
2 Yokohama Flügels was merged with Yokohama Marinos to Yokohama F. Marinos in 1999.

Winning coachesEdit

The following table lists the winning coaches of the Asian Cup Winners' Cup.

Year Club Coach
1990–91   Persepolis   Ali Parvin
1991–92   Nissan FC   Hidehiko Shimizu
1992–93   Yokohama Marinos   Hidehiko Shimizu
1993–94   Al-Qadisiyah   Ján Pivarník
1994–95   Yokohama Flugels   Antonio Carlos da Silva
1995–96   Bellmare Hiratsuka   Shigeharu Ueki
1996–97   Al Hilal   Mirko Jozić
1997–98   Al-Nassr   Jean Fernandez
1998–99   Al-Ittihad   Dimitri Davidovic
1999–2000   Shimizu S-Pulse   Steve Perryman
2000–01   Al-Shabab   Carlinhos
2001–02   Al Hilal   Artur Jorge

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