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 Asian Leagues & Club Rankings, set for March 31, 2021.

AFC Champions League & AFC Cup – the KA Leagues Ranking

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🇸🇦66,333166,333Asian Greater Middle East (AFC)
4South KoreaKOR🇰🇷58,416458,416Asia-Pacific
5IranIRN🇮🇷57,333557,333Asian Greater Middle East (AFC)
7IraqIRQ🇮🇶45,074745,074Asian Greater Middle East (AFC)
8QatarQAT🇶🇦42,666842,666Asian Greater Middle East (AFC)
10JordaniaJOR🇯🇴39,9651039,965Asian Greater Middle East (AFC)
11UAEUAE🇦🇪39,2081139,208Asian Greater Middle East (AFC)
12SingaporeSIN🇸🇬 🇯🇵38,9461238,946Asia-Pacific
13Korea DPRPRK🇰🇵38,7031338,703Asia-Pacific
14SyriaSYR🇸🇾35,9611435,961Asian Greater Middle East (AFC)
15India / ISLIND🇮🇳34,2011534,201Asia-Pacific
16LebanonLIB🇱🇧33,5011633,501Asian Greater Middle East (AFC)
17TajikistanTJK🇹🇯31,7891731,789Asian Greater Middle East (AFC)
18TurkmenistanTKM🇹🇲31,7341831,734Asian Greater Middle East (AFC)
19AustraliaAUS🇦🇺 🇳🇿26,7781926,778Asia-Pacific
21BahrainBHR🇧🇭26,3622126,362Asian Greater Middle East (AFC)
22UzbekistanUZB🇺🇿26,2772226,277Asian Greater Middle East (AFC)
26OmanOMA🇴🇲21,0972621,097Asian Greater Middle East (AFC)
27KuwaitKUW🇰🇼19,3592719,359Asian Greater Middle East (AFC)
31Hong KongHKG🇭🇰14,4313114,431Asia-Pacific
33KyrgyzstanKGZ🇰🇬11,6353311,635Asian Greater Middle East (AFC)
34PalestinePLE🇵🇸8,662348,662Asian Greater Middle East (AFC)
36Sri LankaSRI🇱🇰2,404362,404Asia-Pacific
38Chinese TaipeiTPE🇹🇼2,380382,380Asia-Pacific
41AfghanistanAFG🇦🇫0,500410,500Asian Greater Middle East (AFC)
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.
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

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 🇸🇦KSA70,5681,5841AFC West Asian
2Shanghai SIPGCHN 🇨🇳CHN70,1331,5702AFC East Asian
3PersepolisIRN 🇮🇷IRN68,4151,5333AFC Central Asian
4Ulsan HyundaiKOR 🇰🇷KOR68,1631,5244AFC East Asian
5Lekhwiya/Al-DuhailQAT 🇶🇦QAT66,7531,5005AFC West Asian
6GuangzhouCHN 🇨🇳CHN66,1331,4826AFC East Asian
7EsteghlalIRN 🇮🇷IRN62,4151,3997AFC Central Asian
8Kashima AntlersJPN 🇯🇵JPN58,6651,3148AFC East Asian
9Al-Hilal Saudi FCKSA 🇸🇦KSA55,5681,2499AFC West Asian
10Al-SaddQAT 🇶🇦QAT55,2531,24810AFC West Asian
11Jeonbuk Hyundai MotorsKOR 🇰🇷KOR49,9481,11911AFC East Asian
12Al AinUAE 🇦🇪UAE49,6551,11512AFC West Asian
13Suwon Samsung BluewingsKOR 🇰🇷KOR47,4591,06113AFC East Asian
14United City F.C.PHI 🇵🇭PHI44,3650,99214AFC Southeast Asian
15IstiklolTJK 🇹🇯TJK43,8120,98015AFC Central Asian
16Urawa Red DiamondsJPN 🇯🇵JPN42,4400,95116AFC East Asian
17Zob AhanIRN 🇮🇷IRN42,0400,94017AFC Central Asian
18Al-Nassr Saudi FCKSA 🇸🇦KSA39,8630,89518AFC West Asian
19April 25PRK 🇰🇵PRK39,5240,88419AFC East Asian
20Kawasaki FrontaleJPN 🇯🇵JPN36,8400,82420AFC East Asian
21Altyn AsyrTKM 🇹🇲TKM36,3550,81321AFC Central Asian
22Al Wahda Abu DhabiUAE 🇦🇪UAE34,6550,77522AFC West Asian
23Shabab Al-Ahli DubaiUAE 🇦🇪UAE34,4950,77323AFC West Asian
24Al-Jaish DamascusSYR 🇸🇾SYR33,6200,75224AFC West Asian
25Beijing GuoanCHN 🇨🇳CHN33,2960,74825AFC East Asian
26Al-AhedLIB 🇱🇧LIB33,0660,73926AFC West Asian
27PakhtakorUZB 🇺🇿UZB32,7540,73227AFC Central Asian
28Al-Zawra'aIRQ 🇮🇶IRQ31,0740,69528AFC West Asian
29Home UnitedSIN 🇸🇬SIN29,7280,66529AFC Southeast Asian
30Al-Jazeera AmmanJOR 🇯🇴JOR29,2680,65630AFC West Asian
31Melbourne VictoryAUS 🇦🇺AUS28,7450,64331Australia and Oceania
32Al-Quwa Al-JawiyaIRQ 🇮🇶IRQ28,1630,63032AFC West Asian
33Tampines RoversSIN 🇸🇬SIN27,9570,62533AFC Southeast Asian
34Johor Darul Ta'zimMAS 🇲🇾MAS27,5340,61634AFC Southeast Asian
35Lokomotiv TashkentUZB 🇺🇿UZB26,8540,60235AFC Central Asian
36Yangon UnitedMYA 🇲🇲MYA26,4670,59236AFC Southeast Asian
37Al-RayyanQAT 🇶🇦QAT26,2530,58737AFC West Asian
38Al-TaawounKSA 🇸🇦KSA26,0790,58338AFC West Asian
39Bengaluru FCIND 🇮🇳IND24,1170,53939AFC South Asian
40Buriram UnitedTHA 🇹🇭THA23,8870,53440AFC Southeast Asian
41Jeju UnitedKOR 🇰🇷KOR23,8090,53241AFC East Asian
42Sydney FCAUS 🇦🇺AUS23,7450,53142Australia and Oceania
43Shanghai ShenhuaCHN 🇨🇳CHN22,7790,50943AFC East Asian
44Al-WehdatJOR 🇯🇴JOR22,3820,50144AFC West Asian
45Hà Nội F.C.VIE 🇻🇳VIE22,1460,49745AFC Southeast Asian
46Sanfrecce HiroshimaJPN 🇯🇵JPN22,0450,49546AFC East Asian
47Tianjin Tianhai F.C.CHN 🇨🇳CHN21,5740,48247AFC East Asian
48Al-IttihadKSA 🇸🇦KSA21,4130,48248AFC West Asian
49Yokohama F. MarinosJPN 🇯🇵JPN21,4070,47949AFC East Asian
50Jiangsu SuningCHN 🇨🇳CHN21,3970,47850AFC East Asian
51Al-JaziraUAE 🇦🇪UAE21,3930,48051AFC West Asian
52Vissel KobeJPN 🇯🇵JPN20,4070,46752AFC East Asian
53Al-QadsiaKUW 🇰🇼KUW20,2130,46753AFC West Asian
54DhofarOMA 🇴🇲OMA20,1960,46854AFC West Asian
55Shandong Luneng TaishanCHN 🇨🇳CHN19,9210,46755AFC East Asian
56PSM MakassarIDN 🇮🇩IDN19,8340,46756AFC Southeast Asian
57GlobalPHI 🇵🇭PHI19,8200,46757AFC Southeast Asian
58FC TokyoJPN 🇯🇵JPN19,4070,46758AFC East Asian
59Dhaka AbahaniBAN 🇧🇩BAN19,3850,46759AFC South Asian
60Al-KuwaitKUW 🇰🇼KUW19,2130,46760AFC West Asian
61FC SeoulKOR 🇰🇷KOR18,9470,46761AFC East Asian
62Muangthong UnitedTHA 🇹🇭THA18,5800,46762AFC Southeast Asian
63Esteghlal KhuzestanIRN 🇮🇷IRN18,0370,46763AFC Central Asian
64KayaPHI 🇵🇭PHI17,7280,46764AFC Southeast Asian
65Persija JakartaIDN 🇮🇩IDN17,3210,46765AFC Southeast Asian
66KitcheeHKG 🇭🇰HKG16,9860,46766AFC East Asian
67Al-Wahda DamascusSYR 🇸🇾SYR16,2500,46767AFC West Asian
68MaziyaMDV 🇲🇻MDV15,5200,46768AFC South Asian
69Al-Faisaly AmmanJOR 🇯🇴JOR15,0610,47069AFC West Asian
70Bashundhara KingsBAN 🇧🇩BAN14,3320,46770AFC South Asian
71Al-AnsarLIB 🇱🇧LIB13,9310,46771AFC West Asian
72Than Quảng NinhVIE 🇻🇳VIE13,6180,46772AFC Southeast Asian
73Al-GharafaQAT 🇶🇦QAT13,4830,47373AFC West Asian
74Nasaf QarshiUZB 🇺🇿UZB13,2200,46774AFC Central Asian
75ManamaBHR 🇧🇭BHR13,0280,46775AFC West Asian
76Becamex Bình DươngVIE 🇻🇳VIE13,0120,46776AFC Southeast Asian
77Ho Chi Minh City FCVIE 🇻🇳VIE12,9850,46777AFC Southeast Asian
78MalkiyaBHR 🇧🇭BHR12,9150,46778AFC West Asian
79Daegu FCKOR 🇰🇷KOR12,7860,46779AFC East Asian
80Gyeongnam FC KOR 🇰🇷KOR12,7860,46780AFC East Asian
81Cerezo OsakaJPN 🇯🇵JPN12,4820,46781AFC East Asian
82SepahanIRN 🇮🇷IRN12,0820,46782AFC Central Asian
83Al-Fateh Al-HasaKSA 🇸🇦KSA11,6290,46783AFC West Asian
84DordoiKGZ 🇰🇬KGZ11,4430,46984AFC Central Asian
85Chiangrai UnitedTHA 🇹🇭THA11,3870,46785AFC Southeast Asian
86Al-ShortaIRQ 🇮🇶IRQ10,9470,46786AFC West Asian
87Sharjah FCUAE 🇦🇪UAE10,7400,46787AFC West Asian
88Chennaiyin FCIND 🇮🇳IND10,7080,46788AFC South Asian
89Bali UnitedIDN 🇮🇩IDN10,5850,46789AFC Southeast Asian
90KigwanchaPRK 🇰🇵PRK10,4970,46790AFC East Asian
91Al-Wasl F.C.UAE 🇦🇪UAE10,4880,46791AFC West Asian
92Al-SuwaiqOMA 🇴🇲OMA10,0530,46792AFC West Asian
93KhujandTJK 🇹🇯TJK9,7950,46793AFC Central Asian
94Kashiwa ReysolJPN 🇯🇵JPN9,4820,46794AFC East Asian
95Gamba OsakaJPN 🇯🇵JPN9,4770,46995AFC East Asian
96Sông Lam Nghệ AnVIE 🇻🇳VIE9,3410,46796AFC Southeast Asian
97Hilal Al-QudsPLE 🇵🇸PLE9,1500,46797AFC West Asian
98Benfica de MacauMAC 🇲🇴MAC9,0350,46798AFC East Asian
99New RadiantMDV 🇲🇻MDV9,0340,46799AFC South Asian
100Al-WathbaSYR 🇸🇾SYR8,8360,467100AFC West Asian
101BunyodkorUZB 🇺🇿UZB8,8100,467101AFC Central Asian
102Brisbane RoarAUS 🇦🇺AUS8,7820,467102Australia and Oceania
103Al-MuharraqBHR 🇧🇭BHR8,6480,467103AFC West Asian
104Adelaide UnitedAUS 🇦🇺AUS8,6120,467104Australia and Oceania
105Western Sydney WanderersAUS 🇦🇺AUS8,6120,467105Australia and Oceania
106Tai PoCHN 🇨🇳HKG8,5910,467106AFC East Asian
107AhalTKM 🇹🇲TKM8,4860,467107AFC Central Asian
108Al-RiffaBHR 🇧🇭BHR8,4340,467108AFC West Asian
109Tractor SaziIRN 🇮🇷IRN8,2350,467109AFC Central Asian
110Boeung Ket AngkorCAM 🇰🇭CAM8,0860,467110AFC Southeast Asian
111Chennai CityIND 🇮🇳IND7,8250,467111AFC South Asian
112Al-HiddBHR 🇧🇭BHR7,6480,467112AFC West Asian
113Shan UnitedMYA 🇲🇲MYA7,4670,467113AFC Southeast Asian
114FLC Thanh HóaVIE 🇻🇳VIE7,3410,467114AFC Southeast Asian
115Shahr KhodroIRN 🇮🇷IRN7,0820,467115AFC Central Asian
116NejmehLIB 🇱🇧LIB6,9940,467116AFC West Asian
117Al-Najma Sports ClubBHR 🇧🇭BHR6,8210,467117AFC West Asian
118Minerva PunjabIND 🇮🇳IND6,7580,467118AFC South Asian
119Al-Ahli SC AmmanJOR 🇯🇴JOR6,6750,467119AFC West Asian
120ATK Mohun Bagan FCIND 🇮🇳IND6,6130,467120AFC South Asian
121Hougang UnitedSIN 🇸🇬SIN6,4580,467121AFC Southeast Asian
122Perth GloryAUS 🇦🇺AUS6,3860,467122Australia 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 🇰🇭CAM5,3860,467127AFC Southeast Asian
128Felda UnitedMAS 🇲🇾MAS4,9430,467128AFC Southeast Asian
129Saipa FCIRN 🇮🇷IRN4,6820,467129AFC Central Asian
130AizawlIND 🇮🇳IND4,6780,467130AFC South Asian
131Lao Toyota FCLAO 🇱🇦LAO4,6170,467131AFC Southeast Asian
132Alay OshKGZ 🇰🇬KGZ4,6010,467132AFC Central Asian
133Al.-SailiyaQAT 🇶🇦QAT4,0020,467133AFC West Asian
134TC SportsMDV 🇲🇻MDV3,8310,467134AFC South Asian
135Al-NasrUAE 🇦🇪UAE3,6780,467135AFC West Asian
136Al-Ittihad AleppoSYR 🇸🇾SYR3,6540,467136AFC West Asian
137SafaLIB 🇱🇧LIB3,3590,467137AFC West Asian
138MagweMYA 🇲🇲MYA3,3390,467138AFC Southeast Asian
139AGMKUZB 🇺🇿UZB3,2760,467139AFC Central Asian
140NagaworldCAM 🇰🇭CAM3,2150,467140AFC Southeast Asian
141Hang YuenTPE 🇹🇼TPE3,1980,467141AFC East Asian
142Newcastle JetsAUS 🇦🇺AUS3,1410,467142Australia and Oceania
143Bangkok UnitedTHA 🇹🇭THA3,0170,469143AFC Southeast Asian
144Sur SCOMA 🇴🇲OMA2,8090,467144AFC West Asian
145RyomyongPRK 🇰🇵PRK2,5580,467145AFC East Asian
146ErchimMNG 🇲🇳MNG2,5510,467146AFC East Asian
147Taiwan Power CompanyTPE 🇹🇼TPE2,5300,467147AFC East Asian
148Kedah FAMAS 🇲🇾MAS2,4950,467148AFC Southeast Asian
149KhosilotTJK 🇹🇯TJK2,4220,467149AFC Central Asian
150Perak TBGMAS 🇲🇾MAS2,4200,467150AFC Southeast Asian
151SukhothaiTHA 🇹🇭THA2,3830,467151AFC Southeast Asian
152TatungTPE 🇹🇼TPE2,2800,467152AFC East Asian
153Manang Marshyangdi ClubNEP 🇳🇵NEP2,1840,467153AFC South Asian
154Chao Pak KeiMAC 🇲🇴MAC2,0930,467154AFC East Asian
155Al-Nasr SalalahOMA 🇴🇲OMA2,0420,467155AFC West Asian
156BalkanTKM 🇹🇲TKM1,7970,467156AFC Central Asian
157Saif Sporting ClubBAN 🇧🇩BAN1,7500,467157AFC South Asian
158Sheikh RusselBAN 🇧🇩BAN1,7360,467158AFC South Asian
159Club Valencia MaléMDV 🇲🇻MDV1,7230,467159AFC South Asian
160FC NeftchiKGZ 🇰🇬KGZ1,6880,467160AFC Central Asian
161Phnom Penh CrownCAM 🇰🇭CAM1,6380,467161AFC Southeast Asian
162Lanexang UnitedLAO 🇱🇦LAO1,5630,467162AFC Southeast Asian
163Rovers GUM 🇬🇺GUM1,5000,467163Australia and Oceania
164ColomboSRI 🇱🇰SRI1,4900,467164AFC South Asian
165Shabab Al-DhahiriyaPLE 🇵🇸PLE1,2300,467165AFC West Asian
166Master 7LAO 🇱🇦LAO0,8080,467166AFC Southeast Asian
167Ulaanbaatar City FCMNG 🇲🇳MNG0,7920,467167AFC East Asian
168Indera SCBRU 🇧🇳BRU0,7500,467168AFC Southeast Asian
169Lalenok UnitedTLS 🇹🇱TLS0,7500,467169AFC Southeast Asian
170Paro FCBHU 🇧🇹BHU0,7140,467170AFC South Asian
171Thimphu CityBHU 🇧🇹BHU0,6440,467171AFC South Asian
172Transport UnitedBHU 🇧🇹BHU0,6390,467172AFC South Asian
173Shaheen AsmayeeAFG 🇦🇫AFG0,5200,467173AFC Central Asian
174DefendersSRI 🇱🇰SRI0,5050,467174AFC South Asian
175TertonsBHU 🇧🇹BHU0,3940,467175AFC South Asian
176Three Star ClubNEP 🇳🇵NEP0,3870,467176AFC South Asian


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

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