4Q December 2020 AFC Ranking

AFC Champions League & AFC Cup – the KA Leagues & Club Rankings, set for End of 2020.

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AFC Champions League & AFC Cup – the KA Leagues & Club Rankings, set for December 20, 2020.

AFC Champions League & AFC Cup – the KA Leagues Ranking

4Q 2020

  • Season 2020 (AChL 2020; AC 2020)
  • Season 2019 (AChL 2019; AC 2019)
  • Season 2018 (AChL 2018; AC 2018)
  • Season 2016/17 (AChL 2017; AC 2016/17)
December 20, 2020
League (s)ClubsPtsprev. pos.prev. ptsdiff.Zone/Region
1Saudi ArabiaKSA🇸🇦66,333168,483Asian Greater Middle East (AFC)
4South KoreaKOR🇰🇷58,416553,816+1Asia-Pacific
5IranIRN🇮🇷57,333459,533-1Asian Greater Middle East (AFC)
7IraqIRQ🇮🇶45,074652,788-1Asian Greater Middle East (AFC)
8QatarQAT🇶🇦42,666848,396Asian Greater Middle East (AFC)
10JordaniaJOR🇯🇴39,9651043,716Asian Greater Middle East (AFC)
11UAEUAE🇦🇪39,208943,758-2Asian Greater Middle East (AFC)
12SingaporeSIN🇸🇬 🇯🇵 🇧🇳38,9461142,313-1Asia-Pacific
13Korea DPRPRK🇰🇵38,7031538,703+2Asia-Pacific
14SyriaSYR🇸🇾35,9611340,095-1Asian Greater Middle East (AFC)
15India / ISLIND🇮🇳34,2011439,951-1Asia-Pacific
16LebanonLIB🇱🇧33,5011638,668Asian Greater Middle East (AFC)
17TajikistanTJK🇹🇯31,7891832,022+1Asian Greater Middle East (AFC)
18TurkmenistanTKM🇹🇲31,7341733,015-1Asian Greater Middle East (AFC)
19AustraliaAUS🇦🇺 🇳🇿26,7782227,178+3Asia-Pacific
21BahrainBHR🇧🇭26,3621930,962-2Asian Greater Middle East (AFC)
22UzbekistanUZB🇺🇿26,2772029,861-2Asian Greater Middle East (AFC)
26OmanOMA🇴🇲21,0972622,264Asian Greater Middle East (AFC)
27KuwaitKUW🇰🇼19,3592819,359+1Asian Greater Middle East (AFC)
31Hong KongHKG🇭🇰 🇨🇳14,4312919,215-2Asia-Pacific
33KyrgyzstanKGZ🇰🇬11,6353312,035Asian Greater Middle East (AFC)
34PalestinePLE🇵🇸8,6623410,962Asian Greater Middle East (AFC)
36Sri LankaSRI🇱🇰2,404392,404+3Asia-Pacific
38Chinese TaipeiTPE🇹🇼2,380382,409Asia-Pacific
41AfghanistanAFG🇦🇫0,500420,500+1Asian Greater Middle East (AFC)
Multinational Leagues
Some countries have more than one flag displayed. This means that clubs from other countries can participate in the league systems of these countries, although only those countries where foreign clubs are usually present in the first or second division are marked in this way.
Hong Hong / China
R&F based in Guangzhou, China, a reserve team of Guangzhou City, a top-level professional club in China’s Super League, competed in the Hong Kong Premier League. R&F withdrew from the Hong Kong league system after the end of the season 2020.
Australia / New Zealand
New Zealand club Wellington Phoenix competes in the Australian A-League.
Singapore / Japan / Brunei
Albirex Niigata Singapore FC is a football club which compete in Singapore Premier League. The club is a satellite team of Albirex Niigata of Japan. Duli Pengiran Muda Mahkota FC is a club based in Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei and competed in Singapore Premier League until the end of the 2019 season. In 2020 they did not participate in the SPL, and from 2021 they return to the Brunei Super League.
I-League shares the top spot in the Indian football system with the Indian Super League (ISL) – franchise-based league. The ISL has been granted official recognition by the AFC, meaning there are two collateral top divisions in India from 2017/18.

AFC Champions League & AFC Cup – the KA Club Ranking

4Q 2020

  • Season 2020 (AChL 2020; AC 2020)
  • Season 2019 (AChL 2019; AC 2019)
  • Season 2018 (AChL 2018; AC 2018)
  • Season 2016/17 (AChL 2017; AC 2016/17)
December 20, 2020
ClubCountryLeaguePtsIC3prev. pos.diff.Zone/Region
1Al-Ahli Saudi FCKSA 🇸🇦KSA70,5681,5842+1AFC West Asian
2Shanghai SIPGCHN 🇨🇳CHN70,1331,5704+2AFC East Asian
3PersepolisIRN 🇮🇷IRN68,4151,5333AFC Central Asian
4Ulsan Hyundai FCKOR 🇰🇷KOR68,1631,52415+11AFC East Asian
5Lekhwiya/Al-DuhailQAT 🇶🇦QAT66,7531,5011-4AFC West Asian
6Guangzhou EvergrandeCHN 🇨🇳CHN66,1331,4836AFC East Asian
7EsteghlalIRN 🇮🇷IRN62,4151,4005-2AFC Central Asian
8Kashima AntlersJPN 🇯🇵JPN58,6651,3158AFC East Asian
9Al-Hilal Saudi FCKSA 🇸🇦KSA55,5681,2497-2AFC West Asian
10Al-SaddQAT 🇶🇦QAT55,2531,25010AFC West Asian
11Jeonbuk Hyundai MotorsKOR 🇰🇷KOR49,9481,11911AFC East Asian
12Al AinUAE 🇦🇪UAE49,6551,1169-3AFC West Asian
13Suwon Samsung BluewingsKOR 🇰🇷KOR47,4591,06121+8AFC East Asian
14United City F.C.PHI 🇵🇭PHI44,3650,99213-1AFC Southeast Asian
15IstiklolTJK 🇹🇯TJK43,8120,98016+1AFC Central Asian
16Urawa Red DiamondsJPN 🇯🇵JPN42,4400,95214-2AFC East Asian
17Zob AhanIRN 🇮🇷IRN42,0400,94012-5AFC Central Asian
18Al-Nassr Saudi FCKSA 🇸🇦KSA39,8630,89517-1AFC West Asian
19April 25PRK 🇰🇵PRK39,5240,88418-1AFC East Asian
20Kawasaki FrontaleJPN 🇯🇵JPN36,8400,82423+3AFC East Asian
21Altyn AsyrTKM 🇹🇲TKM36,3550,81319-2AFC Central Asian
22Al Wahda Abu DhabiUAE 🇦🇪UAE34,6550,77526+4AFC West Asian
23Shabab Al-Ahli DubaiUAE 🇦🇪UAE34,4950,77328+5AFC West Asian
24Al-Jaish DamascusSYR 🇸🇾SYR33,6200,75222-2AFC West Asian
25Beijing GuoanCHN 🇨🇳CHN33,2960,74965+40AFC East Asian
26Al-AhedLIB 🇱🇧LIB33,0660,74120-6AFC West Asian
27PakhtakorUZB 🇺🇿UZB32,7540,73424-3AFC Central Asian
28Al-Zawra'aIRQ 🇮🇶IRQ31,0740,69631+3AFC West Asian
29Home UnitedSIN 🇸🇬SIN29,7280,66532+3AFC Southeast Asian
30Al-Jazeera AmmanJOR 🇯🇴JOR29,2680,65633+3AFC West Asian
31Melbourne VictoryAUS 🇦🇺AUS28,7450,64338+7Australia and Oceania
32Al-Quwa Al-JawiyaIRQ 🇮🇶IRQ28,1630,63129-3AFC West Asian
33Tampines RoversSIN 🇸🇬SIN27,9570,62530-3AFC Southeast Asian
34Johor Darul Ta'zimMAS 🇲🇾MAS27,5340,61625-9AFC Southeast Asian
35Lokomotiv TashkentUZB 🇺🇿UZB26,8540,60227-8AFC Central Asian
36Yangon UnitedMYA 🇲🇲MYA26,4670,59234-2AFC Southeast Asian
37Al-RayyanQAT 🇶🇦QAT26,2530,58736-1AFC West Asian
38Al-TaawounKSA 🇸🇦KSA26,0790,58340+2AFC West Asian
39Bengaluru FCIND 🇮🇳IND24,1170,53935-4AFC South Asian
40Buriram UnitedTHA 🇹🇭THA23,8870,53641+1AFC Southeast Asian
41Jeju UnitedKOR 🇰🇷KOR23,8090,53248+7AFC East Asian
42Sydney FCAUS 🇦🇺AUS23,7450,53137-5Australia and Oceania
43Shanghai ShenhuaCHN 🇨🇳CHN22,7790,50967+24AFC East Asian
44Al-WehdatJOR 🇯🇴JOR22,3820,50244AFC West Asian
45Hà Nội F.C.VIE 🇻🇳VIE22,1460,49747+2AFC Southeast Asian
46Sanfrecce HiroshimaJPN 🇯🇵JPN22,0450,49543-3AFC East Asian
47Tianjin Tianhai F.C.CHN 🇨🇳CHN21,5740,48751+4AFC East Asian
48Al-IttihadKSA 🇸🇦KSA21,4130,48242-6AFC West Asian
49Yokohama F. MarinosJPN 🇯🇵JPN21,4070,47997+48AFC East Asian
50Jiangsu SuningCHN 🇨🇳CHN21,3970,47845-5AFC East Asian
51Al-JaziraUAE 🇦🇪UAE21,3930,48146-5AFC West Asian
52Vissel KobeJPN 🇯🇵JPN20,4070,46798+46AFC East Asian
53Al-QadsiaKUW 🇰🇼KUW20,2130,46753AFC West Asian
54DhofarOMA 🇴🇲OMA20,1960,46954AFC West Asian
55Shandong Luneng TaishanCHN 🇨🇳CHN19,9210,46939-16AFC East Asian
56PSM MakassarIDN 🇮🇩IDN19,8340,46755-1AFC Southeast Asian
57GlobalPHI 🇵🇭PHI19,8200,46756-1AFC Southeast Asian
58FC TokyoJPN 🇯🇵JPN19,4070,46769+11AFC East Asian
59Dhaka AbahaniBAN 🇧🇩BAN19,3850,46757-2AFC South Asian
60Al-KuwaitKUW 🇰🇼KUW19,2130,46758-2AFC West Asian
61FC SeoulKOR 🇰🇷KOR18,9470,46749-12AFC East Asian
62Muangthong UnitedTHA 🇹🇭THA18,5800,46759-3AFC Southeast Asian
63Esteghlal KhuzestanIRN 🇮🇷IRN18,0370,46762-1AFC Central Asian
64KayaPHI 🇵🇭PHI17,7280,46752-12AFC Southeast Asian
65Persija JakartaIDN 🇮🇩IDN17,3210,46763-2AFC Southeast Asian
66KitcheeHKG 🇭🇰HKG16,9860,46750-16AFC East Asian
67Al-Wahda DamascusSYR 🇸🇾SYR16,2500,46760-7AFC West Asian
68MaziyaMDV 🇲🇻MDV15,5200,46764-4AFC South Asian
69Al-Faisaly AmmanJOR 🇯🇴JOR15,0610,47161-8AFC West Asian
70Bashundhara KingsBAN 🇧🇩BAN14,3320,46771+1AFC South Asian
71Al-AnsarLIB 🇱🇧LIB13,9310,46772+1AFC West Asian
72Than Quảng NinhVIE 🇻🇳VIE13,6180,46774+2AFC Southeast Asian
73Al-GharafaQAT 🇶🇦QAT13,4830,47475+2AFC West Asian
74Nasaf QarshiUZB 🇺🇿UZB13,2200,46766-8AFC Central Asian
75ManamaBHR 🇧🇭BHR13,0280,46777+2AFC West Asian
76Becamex Bình DươngVIE 🇻🇳VIE13,0120,46768-8AFC Southeast Asian
77Ho Chi Minh City FCVIE 🇻🇳VIE12,9850,46778+1AFC Southeast Asian
78MalkiyaBHR 🇧🇭BHR12,9150,46779+1AFC West Asian
79Daegu FCKOR 🇰🇷KOR12,7860,46781+2AFC East Asian
80Gyeongnam FCKOR 🇰🇷KOR12,7860,46782+2AFC East Asian
81Cerezo OsakaJPN 🇯🇵JPN12,4820,46780-1AFC East Asian
82SepahanIRN 🇮🇷IRN12,0820,46773-9AFC Central Asian
83Al-Fateh Al-HasaKSA 🇸🇦KSA11,6290,46784+1AFC West Asian
84DordoiKGZ 🇰🇬KGZ11,4430,47083-1AFC Central Asian
85Chiangrai UnitedTHA 🇹🇭THA11,3870,467116+31AFC Southeast Asian
86Al-ShortaIRQ 🇮🇶IRQ10,9470,46986AFC West Asian
87Sharjah FCUAE 🇦🇪UAE10,7400,46789+2AFC West Asian
88Chennaiyin FCIND 🇮🇳IND10,7080,46787-1AFC South Asian
89Bali UnitedIDN 🇮🇩IDN10,5850,46790+1AFC Southeast Asian
90KigwanchaPRK 🇰🇵PRK10,4970,46791+1AFC East Asian
91Al-Wasl F.C.UAE 🇦🇪UAE10,4880,46792+1AFC West Asian
92Al-SuwaiqOMA 🇴🇲OMA10,0530,46794+2AFC West Asian
93KhujandTJK 🇹🇯TJK9,7950,46796+3AFC Central Asian
94Kashiwa ReysolJPN 🇯🇵JPN9,4820,467107+13AFC East Asian
95Gamba OsakaJPN 🇯🇵JPN9,4770,47088-7AFC East Asian
96Sông Lam Nghệ AnVIE 🇻🇳VIE9,3410,467101+5AFC Southeast Asian
97Hilal Al-QudsPLE 🇵🇸PLE9,1500,467102+5AFC West Asian
98Benfica de MacauMAC 🇲🇴MAC9,0350,467103+5AFC East Asian
99New RadiantMDV 🇲🇻MDV9,0340,46793-6AFC South Asian
100Al-WathbaSYR 🇸🇾SYR8,8360,467104+4AFC West Asian
101BunyodkorUZB 🇺🇿UZB8,8100,46785-16AFC Central Asian
102Brisbane RoarAUS 🇦🇺AUS8,7820,467110+8Australia and Oceania
103Al-MuharraqBHR 🇧🇭BHR8,6480,46776-27AFC West Asian
104Western Sydney WanderersAUS 🇦🇺AUS8,6120,467111+7Australia and Oceania
105Adelaide UnitedAUS 🇦🇺AUS8,6120,467105Australia and Oceania
106Tai PoCHN 🇨🇳HKG8,5910,467106AFC East Asian
107AhalTKM 🇹🇲TKM8,4860,467108+1AFC Central Asian
108Al-RiffaBHR 🇧🇭BHR8,4340,469109+1AFC West Asian
109Tractor SaziIRN 🇮🇷IRN8,2350,46770-39AFC Central Asian
110Boeung Ket AngkorCAM 🇰🇭CAM8,0860,467112+2AFC Southeast Asian
111Chennai CityIND 🇮🇳IND7,8250,467113+2AFC South Asian
112Al-HiddBHR 🇧🇭BHR7,6480,467100-12AFC West Asian
113Shan UnitedMYA 🇲🇲MYA7,4670,467114+1AFC Southeast Asian
114FLC Thanh HóaVIE 🇻🇳VIE7,3410,467115+1AFC Southeast Asian
115Shahr KhodroIRN 🇮🇷IRN7,0820,467121+6AFC Central Asian
116NejmehLIB 🇱🇧LIB6,9940,467117+1AFC West Asian
117Al-Najma Sports ClubBHR 🇧🇭BHR6,8210,467118+1AFC West Asian
118Minerva PunjabIND 🇮🇳IND6,7580,467119+1AFC South Asian
119Al-Ahli SC AmmanJOR 🇯🇴JOR6,6750,467120+1AFC West Asian
120Mohun BaganIND 🇮🇳IND6,6130,46799-21AFC South Asian
121Hougang UnitedSIN 🇸🇬SIN6,4580,467122+1AFC Southeast Asian
122Perth GloryAUS 🇦🇺AUS6,3860,467134+12Australia and Oceania
123SahamOMA 🇴🇲OMA6,3290,467123AFC West Asian
124YadanarbonMYA 🇲🇲MYA5,8390,467124AFC Southeast Asian
125EasternHKG 🇭🇰HKG5,7630,467125AFC East Asian
126HwaebulPRK 🇰🇵PRK5,7420,467126AFC East Asian
127Svay RiengCAM 🇰🇭CAM5,3860,467129+2AFC Southeast Asian
128Felda UnitedMAS 🇲🇾MAS4,9430,467130+2AFC Southeast Asian
129Saipa FCIRN 🇮🇷IRN4,6820,467135+6AFC Central Asian
130AizawlIND 🇮🇳IND4,6780,467132+2AFC South Asian
131Lao Toyota FCLAO 🇱🇦LAO4,6170,467127-4AFC Southeast Asian
132Alay OshKGZ 🇰🇬KGZ4,6010,467131-1AFC Central Asian
133Al.-SailiyaQAT 🇶🇦QAT4,0020,468136+3AFC West Asian
134TC SportsMDV 🇲🇻MDV3,8310,467137+3AFC South Asian
135Al-NasrUAE 🇦🇪UAE3,6780,46795-40AFC West Asian
136Al-Ittihad AleppoSYR 🇸🇾SYR3,6540,467140+4AFC West Asian
137SafaLIB 🇱🇧LIB3,3590,467143+6AFC West Asian
138MagweMYA 🇲🇲MYA3,3390,467142+4AFC Southeast Asian
139AGMKUZB 🇺🇿UZB3,2760,467148+9AFC Central Asian
140NagaworldCAM 🇰🇭CAM3,2150,467146+6AFC Southeast Asian
141Hang YuenTPE 🇹🇼TPE3,1980,467147+6AFC East Asian
142Newcastle JetsAUS 🇦🇺AUS3,1410,467153+11Australia and Oceania
143Bangkok UnitedTHA 🇹🇭THA3,0170,469151+8AFC Southeast Asian
144Sur SCOMA 🇴🇲OMA2,8090,467152+8AFC West Asian
145RyomyongPRK 🇰🇵PRK2,5580,467155+10AFC East Asian
146ErchimMNG 🇲🇳MNG2,5510,467156+10AFC East Asian
147Taiwan Power CompanyTPE 🇹🇼TPE2,5300,467157+10AFC East Asian
148Kedah FAMAS 🇲🇾MAS2,4950,467154+6AFC Southeast Asian
149KhosilotTJK 🇹🇯TJK2,4220,467159+10AFC Central Asian
150Perak TBGMAS 🇲🇾MAS2,4200,467158+8AFC Southeast Asian
151SukhothaiTHA 🇹🇭THA2,3830,467162+11AFC Southeast Asian
152TatungTPE 🇹🇼TPE2,2800,467161+9AFC East Asian
153Manang Marshyangdi ClubNEP 🇳🇵NEP2,1840,467164+11AFC South Asian
154Chao Pak KeiMAC 🇲🇴MAC2,0930,467165+11AFC East Asian
155Al-Nasr SalalahOMA 🇴🇲OMA2,0420,467167+12AFC West Asian
156BalkanTKM 🇹🇲TKM1,7970,467168+12AFC Central Asian
157Saif Sporting ClubBAN 🇧🇩BAN1,7500,467171+14AFC South Asian
158Sheikh RusselBAN 🇧🇩BAN1,7360,467172+14AFC South Asian
159Club Valencia MaléMDV 🇲🇻MDV1,7230,467170+11AFC South Asian
160FC NeftchiKGZ 🇰🇬KGZ1,6880,467173+13AFC Central Asian
161Phnom Penh CrownCAM 🇰🇭CAM1,6380,467175+14AFC Southeast Asian
162Lanexang UnitedLAO 🇱🇦LAO1,5630,467174+12AFC Southeast Asian
163RoversGUM 🇬🇺GUM1,5000,467176+13Australia and Oceania
164ColomboSRI 🇱🇰SRI1,4900,467177+13AFC South Asian
165Shabab Al-DhahiriyaPLE 🇵🇸PLE1,2300,467145-20AFC West Asian
166Master 7LAO 🇱🇦LAO0,8080,467179+13AFC Southeast Asian
167Ulaanbaatar City FCMNG 🇲🇳MNG0,7920,467180+13AFC East Asian
168Indera SCBRU 🇧🇳BRU0,7500,467181+13AFC Southeast Asian
169Lalenok UnitedTLS 🇹🇱TLS0,7500,467182+13AFC Southeast Asian
170Paro FCBHU 🇧🇹BHU0,7140,467183+13AFC South Asian
171Thimphu CityBHU 🇧🇹BHU0,6440,467185+14AFC South Asian
172Transport UnitedBHU 🇧🇹BHU0,6390,467186+14AFC South Asian
173Shaheen AsmayeeAFG 🇦🇫AFG0,5200,467187+14AFC Central Asian
174DefendersSRI 🇱🇰SRI0,5050,467188+14AFC South Asian
175TertonsBHU 🇧🇹BHU0,3940,467189+14AFC South Asian
176Three Star ClubNEP 🇳🇵NEP0,3870,467190+14AFC South Asian


IC3 (Inter-Continental Club Coefficient) – indicator based on continental ranking points, taking into account the index of the continent (Power Index Federation). IC3 is 50 % of weight of the club coefficient within the KA Football Club Global Rating.