4Q December 2021 AFC Ranking

AFC Asia – the KA Leagues & Club Rankings – End of 2021

AFC Ranking Other Periods ➞

AFC Champions League & AFC Cup

the KA Leagues & Club Rankings, set for December 28, 2021

the KA Leagues Ranking

4Q 2021 Performance ranking of Asian leagues in international matches – derived ELO method

December 28, 2021
League (s)ClubsClubsRPSex RPSex pos.diff.Zone/Region
1South KoreaKOR🇰🇷

2Saudi ArabiaKSA🇸🇦

905,62713,603+1AFC Middle East

641,40599,514+1AFC Middle East



573,75552,486AFC Middle East

497,80466,877AFC Middle East

364,22355,169+1AFC Middle East



309,23300,5811AFC Middle East

300,45297,5012AFC Middle East

287,41280,1613AFC Middle East

282,27275,7615+1AFC Middle East

282,08278,6714-1AFC Middle East

259,88258,4216AFC Middle East
17Hong KongHKG🇭🇰


192,34164,7922+4AFC Middle East



22SingaporeSIN🇸🇬 🇯🇵


157,73160,1224+1AFC Middle East
24Korea DPRPRK🇰🇵



27India / ISLIND🇮🇳



97,42100,6029AFC Middle East

72,0075,4831+1AFC Middle East


52,9156,9632AFC Middle East



36Chinese TaipeiTPE🇹🇼




40Sri LankaSRI🇱🇰

41Brunei DarussalamBRU🇧🇳



Club Ranking

Meaning of the continental ranking versus global ranking
The continental ranking has a technical nature because it shows a position of a league or club only from the perspective of international cups like Champions League. This is not a real power classification. If you want to find more accurate ranking with relation to actual football strength and quality you must look at the KA Football Leagues Global Rating or the KA Football Club Global Rating. The global leagues ranking consider also world-wide attraction and reputability of the league, as well as of the country of league. In the case of the global club ranking we can see difference to an even greater extent. The global club ranking refers since also to a position of a club in the domestic games, as well as takes into consideration a position of the league in the word. It means that clubs playing games in high rated leagues, but rarely participate in the continental competitions they also appear in that global ranking, sometimes on decent spots.
ELO AFC – International Matches Leagues & Clubs Performance Rankings
So far, in the field of continental rankings, matrix-structural rankings with averaged historical result have been used. Due to the introduction of the third tier of games in Europe, as well as the widespread confusion that is commonly taking place in the competitions around the world due to the COVID epidemic (canceled competitions, phases or matches), it was more and more difficult to apply out the matrix-structural rankings. The answer to this problem is the ELO method, which has been evolutionarily introduced into the KA system at the level of continental rankings (rankings relating to continental competitions). Each of the continental rankings covers international matches arranged or recognized by FIFA or the continental federation. For Asia, this includes the Champions League, AFC Cup as well as the FIFA Club World Cup, and possibly also the Arab Club Champions Cup, SAFF Club Championship and J.League Cup / Copa Sudamericana Championship, if they will back to the calendar.
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.
Australia / New Zealand
New Zealand club Wellington Phoenix competes in the Australian A-League.
Singapore / Japan
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.
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. Currently India clubs agreed to work together on league roadmap, according to it, among others, since season 2019-20, the ISL will attain the status of premiere league competition in Indian football and not later then season 2024-25, it will be implemented of a fully promotion and relegation system into the top league, and there will be an abolition of two parallel leagues.
Palestine is a member of FIFA & AFC. Due to political reason the football division system is parted into two: the West Bank league system, with the West Bank Premier League, as the top division, and the Gaza Strip system, with the Gaza Strip Premier League as of the highest level division on this territory.

Leagues Ranking ➝

the KA Club Ranking

4Q 2021 Performance ranking of Asian clubs in international matches – ELO method

December 28, 2021
OKClubCountryCountryLeagueRPSIC3prev. pos.diff.Zone/Region
1Ulsan HyundaiKOR 🇰🇷

KOR343,2071,5741AFC East Asian
2Jeonbuk Hyundai MotorsKOR 🇰🇷

KOR301,4841,3832AFC East Asian
3PersepolisIRN 🇮🇷

IRN284,8971,3073AFC Central Asian
4Al-Hilal Saudi FCKSA 🇸🇦

KSA252,0241,1599+5AFC West Asian
5Al-Nassr Saudi FCKSA 🇸🇦

KSA236,3691,0857+2AFC West Asian
6EsteghlalIRN 🇮🇷

IRN233,7521,0734-2AFC Central Asian
7Al-SaddQAT 🇶🇦

QAT224,5401,0365-2AFC West Asian
8Al-Ahli Saudi FCKSA 🇸🇦

KSA220,0711,0106-2AFC West Asian
9Al-DuhailQAT 🇶🇦

QAT205,3950,9458-1AFC West Asian
10Al Wahda Abu DhabiUAE 🇦🇪

UAE188,5760,86512+2AFC West Asian
11Kawasaki FrontaleJPN 🇯🇵

JPN186,6310,85610-1AFC East Asian
12Shanghai PortCHN 🇨🇳

CHN178,3980,81911-1AFC East Asian
13IstiklolTJK 🇹🇯

TJK171,7850,78813AFC Central Asian
14GuangzhouCHN 🇨🇳

CHN163,1050,74914AFC East Asian
15PakhtakorUZB 🇺🇿

UZB145,5720,66815AFC Central Asian
16Al-AhedLIB 🇱🇧

LIB144,6700,66316AFC West Asian
17Daegu FCKOR 🇰🇷

KOR142,1360,65217AFC East Asian
18Kashima AntlersJPN 🇯🇵

JPN141,8940,65118AFC East Asian
19United City F.C.PHI 🇵🇭

PHI141,3760,64819AFC Southeast Asian
20Pohang SteelersKOR 🇰🇷

KOR138,8130,63726+6AFC East Asian
21Cerezo OsakaJPN 🇯🇵

JPN136,1030,62420-1AFC East Asian
22Suwon Samsung BluewingsKOR 🇰🇷

KOR124,7390,57221-1AFC East Asian
23KitcheeHKG 🇭🇰

HKG113,8300,52222-1AFC East Asian
24Zob AhanIRN 🇮🇷

IRN113,2000,51923-1AFC Central Asian
25Al AinUAE 🇦🇪

UAE113,3040,52124-1AFC West Asian
26Beijing GuoanCHN 🇨🇳

CHN109,5630,50425-1AFC East Asian
27Nagoya GrampusJPN 🇯🇵

JPN106,9000,49027AFC East Asian
28Sharjah FCUAE 🇦🇪

UAE101,8150,46728AFC West Asian
29Altyn AsyrTKM 🇹🇲

TKM101,3440,46529AFC Central Asian
30Al-KuwaitKUW 🇰🇼

KUW100,8630,46330AFC West Asian
31Tractor SaziIRN 🇮🇷

IRN96,0370,45431AFC Central Asian
32Al-Jazeera AmmanJOR 🇯🇴

JOR95,6070,45432AFC West Asian
33April 25PRK 🇰🇵

PRK94,2130,45433AFC East Asian
34Bangkok GlassTHA 🇹🇭

THA91,1450,45434AFC Southeast Asian
35Melbourne VictoryAUS 🇦🇺

AUS91,1070,45435Australia and Oceania
36Nasaf QarshiUZB 🇺🇿

UZB90,9520,45439+3AFC Central Asian
37Shabab Al-Ahli DubaiUAE 🇦🇪

UAE89,2450,45436-1AFC West Asian
38Chiangrai UnitedTHA 🇹🇭

THA88,0180,45437-1AFC Southeast Asian
39Al-Jaish DamascusSYR 🇸🇾

SYR85,5790,45438-1AFC West Asian
40Yangon UnitedMYA 🇲🇲

MYA83,1370,45440AFC Southeast Asian
41Tampines RoversSIN 🇸🇬

SIN82,3020,45441AFC Southeast Asian
42Buriram UnitedTHA 🇹🇭

THA79,1290,45442AFC Southeast Asian
43Johor Darul Ta'zimMAS 🇲🇾

MAS75,8230,45443AFC Southeast Asian
44Al-RayyanQAT 🇶🇦

QAT73,8070,45444AFC West Asian
45KayaPHI 🇵🇭

PHI72,7250,45445AFC Southeast Asian
46Sydney FCAUS 🇦🇺

AUS72,6540,45446Australia and Oceania
47Sanfrecce HiroshimaJPN 🇯🇵

JPN70,3370,45448+1AFC East Asian
48Urawa Red DiamondsJPN 🇯🇵

JPN70,2910,45447-1AFC East Asian
49Al-Zawra'aIRQ 🇮🇶

IRQ69,8070,45449AFC West Asian
50Gamba OsakaJPN 🇯🇵

JPN69,7320,45450AFC East Asian
51Port F.C.THA 🇹🇭

THA69,1060,45451AFC Southeast Asian
52Yokohama F. MarinosJPN 🇯🇵

JPN67,4400,45452AFC East Asian
53Al-WehdatJOR 🇯🇴

JOR65,9240,45454+1AFC West Asian
54Al-IttihadKSA 🇸🇦

KSA66,0990,45655+1AFC West Asian
55Al-Quwa Al-JawiyaIRQ 🇮🇶

IRQ65,8870,45453-2AFC West Asian
56Tianjin Tianhai F.C.CHN 🇨🇳

CHN65,3100,45656AFC East Asian
57AhalTKM 🇹🇲

TKM64,4630,45457AFC Central Asian
58Vissel KobeJPN 🇯🇵

JPN64,7380,45758AFC East Asian
59Al-Faisaly AmmanJOR 🇯🇴

JOR62,8140,45660+1AFC West Asian
60Lokomotiv TashkentUZB 🇺🇿

UZB62,5890,45459-1AFC Central Asian
61DhofarOMA 🇴🇲

OMA61,8750,45461AFC West Asian
62Al-QadsiaKUW 🇰🇼

KUW61,8710,45462AFC West Asian
63FC TokyoJPN 🇯🇵

JPN61,2320,45463AFC East Asian
64Shanghai ShenhuaCHN 🇨🇳

CHN61,0230,45464AFC East Asian
65PSM MakassarIDN 🇮🇩

IDN60,6810,45465AFC Southeast Asian
66Home UnitedSIN 🇸🇬

SIN60,1210,45466AFC Southeast Asian
67Shandong Luneng TaishanCHN 🇨🇳

CHN59,3910,45467AFC East Asian
68Al-TaawounKSA 🇸🇦

KSA56,3310,45468AFC West Asian
69Bashundhara KingsBAN 🇧🇩

BAN55,5710,45469AFC South Asian
70Persija JakartaIDN 🇮🇩

IDN53,0990,45470AFC Southeast Asian
71Al-JaziraUAE 🇦🇪

UAE51,9640,45471AFC West Asian
72Bengaluru FCIND 🇮🇳

IND50,3650,45472AFC South Asian
73Dhaka AbahaniBAN 🇧🇩

BAN50,2980,45473AFC South Asian
74Al-ShortaIRQ 🇮🇶

IRQ50,2360,45474AFC West Asian
75Al-MuharraqBHR 🇧🇭

BHR49,8390,45492+17AFC West Asian
76Al-AnsarLIB 🇱🇧

LIB49,1000,45475-1AFC West Asian
77Al-GharafaQAT 🇶🇦

QAT48,3810,45876-1AFC West Asian
78Hà Nội F.C.VIE 🇻🇳

VIE47,5180,45477-1AFC Southeast Asian
79Lee Man FCHKG 🇭🇰

HKG40,6000,45488+9AFC East Asian
80KhujandTJK 🇹🇯

TJK40,5330,45479-1AFC Central Asian
81Gyeongnam FCKOR 🇰🇷

KOR40,5210,45478-3AFC East Asian
82MalkiyaBHR 🇧🇭

BHR38,6750,45480-2AFC West Asian

UZB38,3750,45482-1AFC Central Asian
84DordoiKGZ 🇰🇬

KGZ38,3620,45481-3AFC Central Asian
85ViettelVIE 🇻🇳

VIE38,0990,45483-2AFC Southeast Asian
86ManamaBHR 🇧🇭

BHR37,9820,45484-2AFC West Asian
87Becamex Bình DươngVIE 🇻🇳

VIE37,7700,45485-2AFC Southeast Asian
88Ho Chi Minh City FCVIE 🇻🇳

VIE37,4230,45486-2AFC Southeast Asian
89SepahanIRN 🇮🇷

IRN36,0080,45487-2AFC Central Asian
90FooladIRN 🇮🇷

IRN35,2600,45489-1AFC Central Asian
91FC SeoulKOR 🇰🇷

KOR35,2020,45490-1AFC East Asian
92Bali UnitedIDN 🇮🇩

IDN35,1020,45491-1AFC Southeast Asian
93Al-Wasl F.C.UAE 🇦🇪

UAE32,2170,45493AFC West Asian
94Ratchaburi Mitr PholTHA 🇹🇭

THA30,8310,45494AFC Southeast Asian
95Chennaiyin FCIND 🇮🇳

IND30,6220,45495AFC South Asian
96Al-Salt SCJOR 🇯🇴

JOR30,2050,45496AFC West Asian
97Kashiwa ReysolJPN 🇯🇵

JPN29,2200,45497AFC East Asian
98Hilal Al-QudsPLE 🇵🇸

PLE27,2450,45498AFC West Asian
99Tai PoHKG 🇭🇰

HKG27,0860,45499AFC East Asian
100Jeju UnitedKOR 🇰🇷

KOR26,7060,454100AFC East Asian
101New RadiantMDV 🇲🇻

MDV26,4560,454101AFC South Asian
102Sông Lam Nghệ AnVIE 🇻🇳

VIE26,2390,454102AFC Southeast Asian
103Al-Wahda DamascusSYR 🇸🇾

SYR26,0380,454103AFC West Asian
104Benfica de MacauMAC 🇲🇴

MAC25,8250,454104AFC East Asian
105Than Quảng NinhVIE 🇻🇳

VIE23,8010,454105AFC Southeast Asian
106GlobalPHI 🇵🇭

PHI23,4580,454106AFC Southeast Asian
107Al-WathbaSYR 🇸🇾

SYR22,9910,454107AFC West Asian
108Al-RiffaBHR 🇧🇭

BHR22,4900,454108AFC West Asian
109MaziyaMDV 🇲🇻

MDV22,3060,454109AFC South Asian
110Shan UnitedMYA 🇲🇲

MYA22,0220,454110AFC Southeast Asian
111FC GoaIND 🇮🇳

IND21,5880,454111AFC South Asian
112Chennai CityIND 🇮🇳

IND21,3960,454112AFC South Asian
113EasternHKG 🇭🇰

HKG20,5150,454113AFC East Asian
114FLC Thanh HóaVIE 🇻🇳

VIE19,4760,454114AFC Southeast Asian
115Shahr KhodroIRN 🇮🇷

IRN19,0500,454115AFC Central Asian
116Boeung Ket AngkorCAM 🇰🇭

CAM18,5900,454116AFC Southeast Asian
117Al-Najma Sports ClubBHR 🇧🇭

BHR18,1940,454117AFC West Asian
118Minerva PunjabIND 🇮🇳

IND18,0310,454118AFC South Asian
119ATK Mohun Bagan FCIND 🇮🇳

IND15,8680,454119AFC South Asian
120Hougang UnitedSIN 🇸🇬

SIN15,4340,454120AFC Southeast Asian
121Perth GloryAUS 🇦🇺

AUS14,8580,454121Australia and Oceania
122Al. WehdaKSA 🇸🇦

KSA14,8460,454122AFC West Asian
123Al-SuwaiqOMA 🇴🇲

OMA14,8040,454123AFC West Asian
124HwaebulPRK 🇰🇵

PRK13,9690,454124AFC East Asian
125Svay RiengCAM 🇰🇭

CAM13,5600,454125AFC Southeast Asian
126Saipa FCIRN 🇮🇷

IRN12,6410,454126AFC Central Asian
127TishreenSYR 🇸🇾

SYR12,1070,454127AFC West Asian
128Lao Toyota FCLAO 🇱🇦

LAO11,8900,454128AFC Southeast Asian
129AizawlIND 🇮🇳

IND11,2090,454129AFC South Asian
130Kedah FAMAS 🇲🇾

MAS10,9380,454130AFC Southeast Asian
131Alay OshKGZ 🇰🇬

KGZ10,7920,454131AFC Central Asian
132Al-NasrUAE 🇦🇪

UAE9,5770,454132AFC West Asian
133BunyodkorUZB 🇺🇿

UZB9,0430,454133AFC Central Asian
134Al.-SailiyaQAT 🇶🇦

QAT8,9300,454134AFC West Asian
135Ravshan KulobTJK 🇹🇯

TJK8,9170,454135AFC Central Asian
136Saigon FCVIE 🇻🇳

VIE8,3790,454136AFC Southeast Asian
137Hang YuenTPE 🇹🇼

TPE8,2120,454137AFC East Asian
138NejmehLIB 🇱🇧

LIB8,1780,454138AFC West Asian
139TC SportsMDV 🇲🇻

MDV8,0910,454139AFC South Asian
140Muangthong UnitedTHA 🇹🇭

THA7,4690,454140AFC Southeast Asian
141Brisbane RoarAUS 🇦🇺

AUS7,3270,454141Australia and Oceania
142Al-Ittihad AleppoSYR 🇸🇾

SYR6,9180,454142AFC West Asian
143Al-HiddBHR 🇧🇭

BHR6,9180,454143AFC West Asian
144Lion City SailorsSIN 🇸🇬

SIN6,6250,454145+1AFC Southeast Asian
145Geylang InternationalSIN 🇸🇬

SIN6,6250,454144-1AFC Southeast Asian
146Persipura JayapuraIDN 🇮🇩

IDN6,2660,454146Australia and Oceania
147NagaworldCAM 🇰🇭

CAM6,2540,454147AFC Southeast Asian
148Markaz BalataPLE 🇵🇸

PLE6,0950,454148AFC West Asian
149Bangkok UnitedTHA 🇹🇭

THA5,7030,454149AFC Southeast Asian
150TerengganuMAS 🇲🇾

MAS5,6860,454150AFC Southeast Asian
151Lalenok UnitedTLS 🇹🇱

TLS5,6360,454151AFC Southeast Asian
152Newcastle JetsAUS 🇦🇺

AUS5,4900,454152Australia and Oceania
153Melbourne CityAUS 🇦🇺

AUS5,3730,454153Australia and Oceania
154Tainan City F.C.TPE 🇹🇼

TPE5,3690,454154AFC East Asian
155Perak TBGMAS 🇲🇾

MAS5,0310,454155AFC Southeast Asian
156VisakhaCAM 🇰🇭

CAM4,9350,454156AFC Southeast Asian
157Manang Marshyangdi ClubNEP 🇳🇵

NEP4,7590,454157AFC South Asian
158Markaz Shabab Al-Am'ariPLE 🇵🇸

PLE4,5090,454158AFC West Asian
159Chao Pak KeiMAC 🇲🇴

MAC3,7530,454159AFC East Asian
160Club EaglesMDV 🇲🇻

MDV3,6860,454160AFC South Asian
161TatungTPE 🇹🇼

TPE3,5280,454161AFC East Asian
162Sur SCOMA 🇴🇲

OMA3,4780,454162AFC West Asian
163RyomyongPRK 🇰🇵

PRK3,4110,454163AFC East Asian
164Athletic 220MNG 🇲🇳

MNG3,2860,454164AFC East Asian
165Hanthawaddy United MYA 🇲🇲

MYA2,5380,454165AFC Southeast Asian
166FC NeftchiKGZ 🇰🇬

KGZ2,3590,454166AFC Central Asian
167Al-Nasr SalalahOMA 🇴🇲

OMA2,3170,454167AFC West Asian
168Saif Sporting ClubBAN 🇧🇩

BAN1,5280,454168AFC South Asian
169ErchimMNG 🇲🇳

MNG1,4650,454169AFC East Asian
170Taiwan Power CompanyTPE 🇹🇼

TPE1,2270,454170AFC East Asian
171ColomboSRI 🇱🇰

SRI0,8890,454171AFC South Asian
172Ulaanbaatar City FCMNG 🇲🇳

MNG0,7560,454172AFC East Asian
173Master 7LAO 🇱🇦

LAO0,6220,454173AFC Southeast Asian
174Indera SCBRU 🇧🇳

BRU0,5430,454174AFC Southeast Asian
175Nepal Army ClubNEP 🇳🇵

NEP0,2880,454175AFC South Asian
176Paro FCBHU 🇧🇹

BHU0,1840,454176AFC South Asian
177Transport UnitedBHU 🇧🇹

BHU0,1380,454177AFC South Asian
178Sri Lanka PoliceSRI 🇱🇰

SRI0,1210,454181+3AFC South Asian
179Kasuka FCBRU 🇧🇳

BRU0,0710,454178-1AFC Southeast 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.


RPS (Relative Point Score), the score obtained in the ranking converted into the common formula used in the KA system, which allows you to compare values from different rankings and combine these values to determine global rankings.

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