1Q March 2021 AFC Ranking

AFC Champions League & AFC Cup – the KA Leagues & Club Rankings, set for March 31, 2021

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AFC Champions League & AFC Cup – the KA Leagues & Club Rankings, set for March 31, 2021.

AFC Champions League & AFC Cup – the KA Leagues Ranking

1Q 2021

  • Season 2020
  • Season 2019
  • Season 2018
  • Season 2016/17 (AChL 2017; AC 2016/17)
March 31, 2021
 League (s) ClubsClubsPtsprev. pos.prev. ptsdiff.Zone/Region
1Saudi ArabiaKSA🇸🇦world leagues ranking66,333166,333Asian Greater Middle East (AFC)
2JapanJPN🇯🇵world leagues ranking65,583265,583Asia-Pacific
3ChinaCHN🇨🇳world leagues ranking64,250364,250Asia-Pacific
4South KoreaKOR🇰🇷world leagues ranking58,416458,416Asia-Pacific
5IranIRN🇮🇷world leagues ranking57,333557,333Asian Greater Middle East (AFC)
6PhilippinesPHI🇵🇭world leagues ranking46,296646,296Asia-Pacific
7IraqIRQ🇮🇶world leagues ranking45,074745,074Asian Greater Middle East (AFC)
8QatarQAT🇶🇦world leagues ranking42,666842,666Asian Greater Middle East (AFC)
9VietnamVIE🇻🇳world leagues ranking40,673940,673Asia-Pacific
10JordaniaJOR🇯🇴world leagues ranking39,9651039,965Asian Greater Middle East (AFC)
11UAEUAE🇦🇪world leagues ranking39,2081139,208Asian Greater Middle East (AFC)
12SingaporeSIN🇸🇬 🇯🇵38,9461238,946Asia-Pacific
13Korea DPRPRK🇰🇵world leagues ranking38,7031338,703Asia-Pacific
14SyriaSYR🇸🇾world leagues ranking35,9611435,961Asian Greater Middle East (AFC)
15India / ISLIND🇮🇳world leagues ranking34,2011534,201Asia-Pacific
16LebanonLIB🇱🇧world leagues ranking33,5011633,501Asian Greater Middle East (AFC)
17TajikistanTJK🇹🇯world leagues ranking31,7891731,789Asian Greater Middle East (AFC)
18TurkmenistanTKM🇹🇲world leagues ranking31,7341831,734Asian Greater Middle East (AFC)
19AustraliaAUS🇦🇺 🇳🇿26,7781926,778Asia-Pacific
20IndonesiaIDN🇮🇩world leagues ranking26,6992026,699Asia-Pacific
21BahrainBHR🇧🇭world leagues ranking26,3622126,362Asian Greater Middle East (AFC)
22UzbekistanUZB🇺🇿world leagues ranking26,2772226,277Asian Greater Middle East (AFC)
23MyanmarMYA🇲🇲world leagues ranking22,7752322,775Asia-Pacific
24BangladeshBAN🇧🇩world leagues ranking22,0212422,021Asia-Pacific
25MalaysiaMAS🇲🇾world leagues ranking21,1342521,134Asia-Pacific
26OmanOMA🇴🇲world leagues ranking21,0972621,097Asian Greater Middle East (AFC)
27KuwaitKUW🇰🇼world leagues ranking19,3592719,359Asian Greater Middle East (AFC)
28ThailandTHA🇹🇭world leagues ranking18,5562818,556Asia-Pacific
29MaldivesMDV🇲🇻world leagues ranking17,6542917,654Asia-Pacific
30CambodiaCAM🇰🇭world leagues ranking15,4323015,432Asia-Pacific
31Hong KongHKG🇭🇰world leagues ranking14,4313114,431Asia-Pacific
32MacauMAC🇲🇴world leagues ranking12,5233212,523Asia-Pacific
33KyrgyzstanKGZ🇰🇬world leagues ranking11,6353311,635Asian Greater Middle East (AFC)
34PalestinePLE🇵🇸world leagues ranking8,662348,662Asian Greater Middle East (AFC)
35NepalNEP🇳🇵world leagues ranking3,038353,038Asia-Pacific
36Sri LankaSRI🇱🇰world leagues ranking2,404362,404Asia-Pacific
37BhutanBHU🇧🇹world leagues ranking2,394372,394Asia-Pacific
38Chinese TaipeiTPE🇹🇼world leagues ranking2,380382,380Asia-Pacific
39LaosLAO🇱🇦world leagues ranking1,519391,519Asia-Pacific
40MongoliaMNG🇲🇳world leagues ranking1,112401,112Asia-Pacific
41AfghanistanAFG🇦🇫world leagues ranking0,500410,500Asian Greater Middle East (AFC)
Notes
Multinational Leagues
Some countries have more than one flag displayed (on desktop screens: the small one in the corner of the bigger) . 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.
India
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

1Q 2021

  • Season 2020
  • Season 2019
  • Season 2018
  • Season 2016/17 (AChL 2017; AC 2016/17)
March 31, 2021
 ClubCountryCountryLeaguePtsIC3prev. pos.diff.Zone/Region
1Al-Ahli Saudi FCKSA 🇸🇦world leagues rankingKSA70,5681,5841AFC West Asian
2Shanghai SIPGCHN 🇨🇳world leagues rankingCHN70,1331,5702AFC East Asian
3PersepolisIRN 🇮🇷world leagues rankingIRN68,4151,5333AFC Central Asian
4Ulsan HyundaiKOR 🇰🇷world leagues rankingKOR68,1631,5244AFC East Asian
5Lekhwiya/Al-DuhailQAT 🇶🇦world leagues rankingQAT66,7531,5005AFC West Asian
6GuangzhouCHN 🇨🇳world leagues rankingCHN66,1331,4826AFC East Asian
7EsteghlalIRN 🇮🇷world leagues rankingIRN62,4151,3997AFC Central Asian
8Kashima AntlersJPN 🇯🇵world leagues rankingJPN58,6651,3148AFC East Asian
9Al-Hilal Saudi FCKSA 🇸🇦world leagues rankingKSA55,5681,2499AFC West Asian
10Al-SaddQAT 🇶🇦world leagues rankingQAT55,2531,24810AFC West Asian
11Jeonbuk Hyundai MotorsKOR 🇰🇷world leagues rankingKOR49,9481,11911AFC East Asian
12Al AinUAE 🇦🇪world leagues rankingUAE49,6551,11512AFC West Asian
13Suwon Samsung BluewingsKOR 🇰🇷world leagues rankingKOR47,4591,06113AFC East Asian
14United City F.C.PHI 🇵🇭world leagues rankingPHI44,3650,99214AFC Southeast Asian
15IstiklolTJK 🇹🇯world leagues rankingTJK43,8120,98015AFC Central Asian
16Urawa Red DiamondsJPN 🇯🇵world leagues rankingJPN42,4400,95116AFC East Asian
17Zob AhanIRN 🇮🇷world leagues rankingIRN42,0400,94017AFC Central Asian
18Al-Nassr Saudi FCKSA 🇸🇦world leagues rankingKSA39,8630,89518AFC West Asian
19April 25PRK 🇰🇵world leagues rankingPRK39,5240,88419AFC East Asian
20Kawasaki FrontaleJPN 🇯🇵world leagues rankingJPN36,8400,82420AFC East Asian
21Altyn AsyrTKM 🇹🇲world leagues rankingTKM36,3550,81321AFC Central Asian
22Al Wahda Abu DhabiUAE 🇦🇪world leagues rankingUAE34,6550,77522AFC West Asian
23Shabab Al-Ahli DubaiUAE 🇦🇪world leagues rankingUAE34,4950,77323AFC West Asian
24Al-Jaish DamascusSYR 🇸🇾world leagues rankingSYR33,6200,75224AFC West Asian
25Beijing GuoanCHN 🇨🇳world leagues rankingCHN33,2960,74825AFC East Asian
26Al-AhedLIB 🇱🇧world leagues rankingLIB33,0660,73926AFC West Asian
27PakhtakorUZB 🇺🇿world leagues rankingUZB32,7540,73227AFC Central Asian
28Al-Zawra'aIRQ 🇮🇶world leagues rankingIRQ31,0740,69528AFC West Asian
29Home UnitedSIN 🇸🇬world leagues rankingSIN29,7280,66529AFC Southeast Asian
30Al-Jazeera AmmanJOR 🇯🇴world leagues rankingJOR29,2680,65630AFC West Asian
31Melbourne VictoryAUS 🇦🇺world leagues rankingAUS28,7450,64331Australia and Oceania
32Al-Quwa Al-JawiyaIRQ 🇮🇶world leagues rankingIRQ28,1630,63032AFC West Asian
33Tampines RoversSIN 🇸🇬world leagues rankingSIN27,9570,62533AFC Southeast Asian
34Johor Darul Ta'zimMAS 🇲🇾world leagues rankingMAS27,5340,61634AFC Southeast Asian
35Lokomotiv TashkentUZB 🇺🇿world leagues rankingUZB26,8540,60235AFC Central Asian
36Yangon UnitedMYA 🇲🇲world leagues rankingMYA26,4670,59236AFC Southeast Asian
37Al-RayyanQAT 🇶🇦world leagues rankingQAT26,2530,58737AFC West Asian
38Al-TaawounKSA 🇸🇦world leagues rankingKSA26,0790,58338AFC West Asian
39Bengaluru FCIND 🇮🇳world leagues rankingIND24,1170,53939AFC South Asian
40Buriram UnitedTHA 🇹🇭world leagues rankingTHA23,8870,53440AFC Southeast Asian
41Jeju UnitedKOR 🇰🇷world leagues rankingKOR23,8090,53241AFC East Asian
42Sydney FCAUS 🇦🇺world leagues rankingAUS23,7450,53142Australia and Oceania
43Shanghai ShenhuaCHN 🇨🇳world leagues rankingCHN22,7790,50943AFC East Asian
44Al-WehdatJOR 🇯🇴world leagues rankingJOR22,3820,50144AFC West Asian
45Hà Nội F.C.VIE 🇻🇳world leagues rankingVIE22,1460,49745AFC Southeast Asian
46Sanfrecce HiroshimaJPN 🇯🇵world leagues rankingJPN22,0450,49546AFC East Asian
47Tianjin Tianhai F.C.CHN 🇨🇳world leagues rankingCHN21,5740,48247AFC East Asian
48Al-IttihadKSA 🇸🇦world leagues rankingKSA21,4130,48248AFC West Asian
49Yokohama F. MarinosJPN 🇯🇵world leagues rankingJPN21,4070,47949AFC East Asian
50Jiangsu SuningCHN 🇨🇳world leagues rankingCHN21,3970,47850AFC East Asian
51Al-JaziraUAE 🇦🇪world leagues rankingUAE21,3930,48051AFC West Asian
52Vissel KobeJPN 🇯🇵world leagues rankingJPN20,4070,46752AFC East Asian
53Al-QadsiaKUW 🇰🇼world leagues rankingKUW20,2130,46753AFC West Asian
54DhofarOMA 🇴🇲world leagues rankingOMA20,1960,46854AFC West Asian
55Shandong Luneng TaishanCHN 🇨🇳world leagues rankingCHN19,9210,46755AFC East Asian
56PSM MakassarIDN 🇮🇩world leagues rankingIDN19,8340,46756AFC Southeast Asian
57GlobalPHI 🇵🇭world leagues rankingPHI19,8200,46757AFC Southeast Asian
58FC TokyoJPN 🇯🇵world leagues rankingJPN19,4070,46758AFC East Asian
59Dhaka AbahaniBAN 🇧🇩world leagues rankingBAN19,3850,46759AFC South Asian
60Al-KuwaitKUW 🇰🇼world leagues rankingKUW19,2130,46760AFC West Asian
61FC SeoulKOR 🇰🇷world leagues rankingKOR18,9470,46761AFC East Asian
62Muangthong UnitedTHA 🇹🇭world leagues rankingTHA18,5800,46762AFC Southeast Asian
63Esteghlal KhuzestanIRN 🇮🇷world leagues rankingIRN18,0370,46763AFC Central Asian
64KayaPHI 🇵🇭world leagues rankingPHI17,7280,46764AFC Southeast Asian
65Persija JakartaIDN 🇮🇩world leagues rankingIDN17,3210,46765AFC Southeast Asian
66KitcheeHKG 🇭🇰world leagues rankingHKG16,9860,46766AFC East Asian
67Al-Wahda DamascusSYR 🇸🇾world leagues rankingSYR16,2500,46767AFC West Asian
68MaziyaMDV 🇲🇻world leagues rankingMDV15,5200,46768AFC South Asian
69Al-Faisaly AmmanJOR 🇯🇴world leagues rankingJOR15,0610,47069AFC West Asian
70Bashundhara KingsBAN 🇧🇩world leagues rankingBAN14,3320,46770AFC South Asian
71Al-AnsarLIB 🇱🇧world leagues rankingLIB13,9310,46771AFC West Asian
72Than Quảng NinhVIE 🇻🇳world leagues rankingVIE13,6180,46772AFC Southeast Asian
73Al-GharafaQAT 🇶🇦world leagues rankingQAT13,4830,47373AFC West Asian
74Nasaf QarshiUZB 🇺🇿world leagues rankingUZB13,2200,46774AFC Central Asian
75ManamaBHR 🇧🇭world leagues rankingBHR13,0280,46775AFC West Asian
76Becamex Bình DươngVIE 🇻🇳world leagues rankingVIE13,0120,46776AFC Southeast Asian
77Ho Chi Minh City FCVIE 🇻🇳world leagues rankingVIE12,9850,46777AFC Southeast Asian
78MalkiyaBHR 🇧🇭world leagues rankingBHR12,9150,46778AFC West Asian
79Daegu FCKOR 🇰🇷world leagues rankingKOR12,7860,46779AFC East Asian
80Gyeongnam FC KOR 🇰🇷world leagues rankingKOR12,7860,46780AFC East Asian
81Cerezo OsakaJPN 🇯🇵world leagues rankingJPN12,4820,46781AFC East Asian
82SepahanIRN 🇮🇷world leagues rankingIRN12,0820,46782AFC Central Asian
83Al-Fateh Al-HasaKSA 🇸🇦world leagues rankingKSA11,6290,46783AFC West Asian
84DordoiKGZ 🇰🇬world leagues rankingKGZ11,4430,46984AFC Central Asian
85Chiangrai UnitedTHA 🇹🇭world leagues rankingTHA11,3870,46785AFC Southeast Asian
86Al-ShortaIRQ 🇮🇶world leagues rankingIRQ10,9470,46786AFC West Asian
87Sharjah FCUAE 🇦🇪world leagues rankingUAE10,7400,46787AFC West Asian
88Chennaiyin FCIND 🇮🇳world leagues rankingIND10,7080,46788AFC South Asian
89Bali UnitedIDN 🇮🇩world leagues rankingIDN10,5850,46789AFC Southeast Asian
90KigwanchaPRK 🇰🇵world leagues rankingPRK10,4970,46790AFC East Asian
91Al-Wasl F.C.UAE 🇦🇪world leagues rankingUAE10,4880,46791AFC West Asian
92Al-SuwaiqOMA 🇴🇲world leagues rankingOMA10,0530,46792AFC West Asian
93KhujandTJK 🇹🇯world leagues rankingTJK9,7950,46793AFC Central Asian
94Kashiwa ReysolJPN 🇯🇵world leagues rankingJPN9,4820,46794AFC East Asian
95Gamba OsakaJPN 🇯🇵world leagues rankingJPN9,4770,46995AFC East Asian
96Sông Lam Nghệ AnVIE 🇻🇳world leagues rankingVIE9,3410,46796AFC Southeast Asian
97Hilal Al-QudsPLE 🇵🇸world leagues rankingPLE9,1500,46797AFC West Asian
98Benfica de MacauMAC 🇲🇴world leagues rankingMAC9,0350,46798AFC East Asian
99New RadiantMDV 🇲🇻world leagues rankingMDV9,0340,46799AFC South Asian
100Al-WathbaSYR 🇸🇾world leagues rankingSYR8,8360,467100AFC West Asian
101BunyodkorUZB 🇺🇿world leagues rankingUZB8,8100,467101AFC Central Asian
102Brisbane RoarAUS 🇦🇺world leagues rankingAUS8,7820,467102Australia and Oceania
103Al-MuharraqBHR 🇧🇭world leagues rankingBHR8,6480,467103AFC West Asian
104Adelaide UnitedAUS 🇦🇺world leagues rankingAUS8,6120,467104Australia and Oceania
105Western Sydney WanderersAUS 🇦🇺world leagues rankingAUS8,6120,467105Australia and Oceania
106Tai PoCHN 🇨🇳world leagues rankingHKG8,5910,467106AFC East Asian
107AhalTKM 🇹🇲world leagues rankingTKM8,4860,467107AFC Central Asian
108Al-RiffaBHR 🇧🇭world leagues rankingBHR8,4340,467108AFC West Asian
109Tractor SaziIRN 🇮🇷