1Q March 2022 AFC Ranking

AFC Asia – the KA Leagues & Club Rankings – Start of 2022

AFC Champions League & AFC Cup

the KA Leagues & Club Rankings, set for December 26, 2022

the KA Leagues Ranking

1Q 2022 Performance ranking of Asian leagues in international matches – derived ELO method

March 26, 2022
League (s)ClubsClubsRPSex RPSex pos.diff.Zone/Region
1South KoreaKOR🇰🇷

2Saudi ArabiaKSA🇸🇦

874,17905,622AFC Middle East


658,97641,403-1AFC Middle East

573,01573,756+1AFC Middle East


477,30497,807AFC Middle East

374,68364,228AFC Middle East



313,16309,2311AFC Middle East

292,80300,4512AFC Middle East

286,05287,4113AFC Middle East

284,15282,2714AFC Middle East

282,57282,0815AFC Middle East

254,09259,8816AFC Middle East
17Hong KongHKG🇭🇰


19SingaporeSIN🇸🇬 🇯🇵




172,02192,3418-4AFC Middle East


150,00157,7323-1AFC Middle East
25Korea DPRPRK🇰🇵


27India / ISLIND🇮🇳



90,1097,4229AFC Middle East


65,4972,0030-1AFC Middle East

46,4452,9132AFC Middle East



36Chinese TaipeiTPE🇹🇼





Club Ranking

Meaning of the Asian continental ranking versus global ranking
The Asian continental rankings (Asian Leagues Ranking & Asian Clubs Ranking) have a technical nature because they show a position of a league or club only from the perspective of international cups like Champions League. 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

1Q 2022 Performance ranking of Asian clubs in international matches – ELO method

March 26, 2022
ClubCountryCountryLeagueRPSIC3prev. pos.diff.Zone/Region
1Ulsan HyundaiKOR 🇰🇷

KOR371,1411,5741AFC East Asian
2Jeonbuk Hyundai MotorsKOR 🇰🇷

KOR325,0851,3792AFC East Asian
3PersepolisIRN 🇮🇷

IRN297,3461,2613AFC Central Asian
4Al-Hilal Saudi FCKSA 🇸🇦

KSA272,7771,1604AFC West Asian
5Al-Nassr Saudi FCKSA 🇸🇦

KSA251,6411,0675AFC West Asian
6EsteghlalIRN 🇮🇷

IRN237,5061,0076AFC Central Asian
7Al-SaddQAT 🇶🇦

QAT222,1970,9487AFC West Asian
8Al-Ahli Saudi FCKSA 🇸🇦

KSA217,6490,9238AFC West Asian
9Al-DuhailQAT 🇶🇦

QAT202,8750,8639AFC West Asian
10Kawasaki FrontaleJPN 🇯🇵

JPN200,7140,85111+1AFC East Asian
11Al Wahda Abu DhabiUAE 🇦🇪

UAE196,1490,83210-1AFC West Asian
12Shanghai PortCHN 🇨🇳

CHN175,5970,74612AFC East Asian
13IstiklolTJK 🇹🇯

TJK173,6820,73713AFC Central Asian
14GuangzhouCHN 🇨🇳

CHN173,3260,73514AFC East Asian
15Daegu FCKOR 🇰🇷

KOR153,6770,65217+2AFC East Asian
16United City F.C.PHI 🇵🇭

PHI152,0020,64519+3AFC Southeast Asian
17Pohang SteelersKOR 🇰🇷

KOR149,6790,63520+3AFC East Asian
18Cerezo OsakaJPN 🇯🇵

JPN146,3300,62121+3AFC East Asian
19Al-AhedLIB 🇱🇧

LIB145,7040,61816-3AFC West Asian
20PakhtakorUZB 🇺🇿

UZB142,3730,60415-5AFC Central Asian
21Kashima AntlersJPN 🇯🇵

JPN138,5740,58818-3AFC East Asian
22Suwon Samsung BluewingsKOR 🇰🇷

KOR121,1700,51422AFC East Asian
23KitcheeHKG 🇭🇰

HKG120,8820,51323AFC East Asian
24Beijing GuoanCHN 🇨🇳

CHN117,5510,49926+2AFC East Asian
25Nagoya GrampusJPN 🇯🇵

JPN115,2690,48927+2AFC East Asian
26Zob AhanIRN 🇮🇷

IRN109,4930,46424-2AFC Central Asian
27Al AinUAE 🇦🇪

UAE109,4730,46525-2AFC West Asian
28Sharjah FCUAE 🇦🇪

UAE105,5320,44828AFC West Asian
29Al-KuwaitKUW 🇰🇼

KUW100,4040,42630+1AFC West Asian
30Nasaf QarshiUZB 🇺🇿

UZB99,1030,42036+6AFC Central Asian
31Bangkok GlassTHA 🇹🇭

THA98,2800,41734+3AFC Southeast Asian
32Altyn AsyrTKM 🇹🇲

TKM97,4420,41329-3AFC Central Asian
33Tractor SaziIRN 🇮🇷

IRN95,4350,40531-2AFC Central Asian
34Chiangrai UnitedTHA 🇹🇭

THA94,5700,40138+4AFC Southeast Asian
35Melbourne VictoryAUS 🇦🇺

AUS92,2520,40035Australia and Oceania
36Al-Jazeera AmmanJOR 🇯🇴

JOR91,6080,40032-4AFC West Asian
37April 25PRK 🇰🇵

PRK90,1860,40033-4AFC East Asian
38Tampines RoversSIN 🇸🇬

SIN88,4210,40041+3AFC Southeast Asian
39Shabab Al-Ahli DubaiUAE 🇦🇪

UAE85,1080,40037-2AFC West Asian
40Al-Jaish DamascusSYR 🇸🇾

SYR82,8430,40039-1AFC West Asian
41Johor Darul Ta'zimMAS 🇲🇾

MAS80,2460,40043+2AFC Southeast Asian
42Sydney FCAUS 🇦🇺

AUS79,5980,40046+4Australia and Oceania
43Yangon UnitedMYA 🇲🇲

MYA78,9180,40040-3AFC Southeast Asian
44Buriram UnitedTHA 🇹🇭

THA77,5140,40042-2AFC Southeast Asian
45Gamba OsakaJPN 🇯🇵

JPN74,9030,40050+5AFC East Asian
46KayaPHI 🇵🇭

PHI73,8760,40045-1AFC Southeast Asian
47Port F.C.THA 🇹🇭

THA73,1650,40051+4AFC Southeast Asian
48Al-RayyanQAT 🇶🇦

QAT69,4830,40044-4AFC West Asian
49Al-Zawra'aIRQ 🇮🇶

IRQ67,9160,40049AFC West Asian
50Urawa Red DiamondsJPN 🇯🇵

JPN66,1920,40048-2AFC East Asian
51Sanfrecce HiroshimaJPN 🇯🇵

JPN66,1690,40047-4AFC East Asian
52Vissel KobeJPN 🇯🇵

JPN65,9250,40358+6AFC East Asian
53Yokohama F. MarinosJPN 🇯🇵

JPN63,5950,40052-1AFC East Asian
54AhalTKM 🇹🇲

TKM63,4050,40057+3AFC Central Asian
55Al-Quwa Al-JawiyaIRQ 🇮🇶

IRQ62,1990,40055AFC West Asian
56Al-IttihadKSA 🇸🇦

KSA62,1630,40054-2AFC West Asian
57Al-WehdatJOR 🇯🇴

JOR62,1360,40053-4AFC West Asian
58Tianjin Tianhai F.C.CHN 🇨🇳

CHN61,4740,40056-2AFC East Asian
59Lokomotiv TashkentUZB 🇺🇿

UZB59,1240,40060+1AFC Central Asian
60Al-Faisaly AmmanJOR 🇯🇴

JOR59,1110,40059-1AFC West Asian
61Bashundhara KingsBAN 🇧🇩

BAN58,8140,40069+8AFC South Asian
62Al-QadsiaKUW 🇰🇼

KUW58,4850,40062AFC West Asian
63DhofarOMA 🇴🇲

OMA58,4540,40061-2AFC West Asian
64FC TokyoJPN 🇯🇵

JPN57,8820,40063-1AFC East Asian
65Shanghai ShenhuaCHN 🇨🇳

CHN57,7060,40064-1AFC East Asian
66PSM MakassarIDN 🇮🇩

IDN57,3960,40065-1AFC Southeast Asian
67Al-TaawounKSA 🇸🇦

KSA57,1120,40068+1AFC West Asian
68Home UnitedSIN 🇸🇬

SIN56,8690,40066-2AFC Southeast Asian
69Shandong Luneng TaishanCHN 🇨🇳

CHN56,1710,40067-2AFC East Asian
70Al-JaziraUAE 🇦🇪

UAE54,6090,40071+1AFC West Asian
71Bengaluru FCIND 🇮🇳

IND54,0960,40072+1AFC South Asian
72Al-MuharraqBHR 🇧🇭

BHR50,8950,40075+3AFC West Asian
73Persija JakartaIDN 🇮🇩

IDN49,9860,40070-3AFC Southeast Asian
74Dhaka AbahaniBAN 🇧🇩

BAN47,2720,40073-1AFC South Asian
75Al-ShortaIRQ 🇮🇶

IRQ47,2310,40074-1AFC West Asian
76Al-AnsarLIB 🇱🇧

LIB46,1420,40076AFC West Asian
77Al-GharafaQAT 🇶🇦

QAT45,3520,40377AFC West Asian
78Hà Nội F.C.VIE 🇻🇳

VIE44,6110,40078AFC Southeast Asian
79ViettelVIE 🇻🇳

VIE40,9060,40085+6AFC Southeast Asian
80Lee Man FCHKG 🇨🇳

HKG39,5240,40079-1AFC East Asian
81Gyeongnam FCKOR 🇰🇷

KOR37,7190,40081AFC East Asian
82KhujandTJK 🇹🇯

TJK37,7150,40080-2AFC Central Asian
83MalkiyaBHR 🇧🇭

BHR35,9050,40082-1AFC West Asian
84DordoiKGZ 🇰🇬

KGZ35,6300,40084AFC Central Asian

UZB35,6260,40083-2AFC Central Asian
86ManamaBHR 🇧🇭

BHR35,2840,40086AFC West Asian
87Becamex Bình DươngVIE 🇻🇳

VIE35,0860,40087AFC Southeast Asian
88Ho Chi Minh City FCVIE 🇻🇳

VIE34,7570,40088AFC Southeast Asian
89SepahanIRN 🇮🇷

IRN33,3710,40089AFC Central Asian
90FooladIRN 🇮🇷

IRN32,6460,40090AFC Central Asian
91FC SeoulKOR 🇰🇷

KOR32,6010,40091AFC East Asian
92Ratchaburi Mitr PholTHA 🇹🇭

THA32,5150,40094+2AFC Southeast Asian
93Bali UnitedIDN 🇮🇩

IDN32,5110,40092-1AFC Southeast Asian
94Al-Wasl F.C.UAE 🇦🇪

UAE29,6750,40093-1AFC West Asian
95Al-Salt SCJOR 🇯🇴

JOR29,1440,40096+1AFC West Asian
96Chennaiyin FCIND 🇮🇳

IND28,1220,40095-1AFC South Asian
97Kashiwa ReysolJPN 🇯🇵

JPN26,7620,40097AFC East Asian
98Hilal Al-QudsPLE 🇵🇸

PLE24,8220,40098AFC West Asian
99Tai PoHKG 🇨🇳

HKG24,6780,40099AFC East Asian
100Jeju UnitedKOR 🇰🇷

KOR24,3130,400100AFC East Asian
101New RadiantMDV 🇲🇻

MDV24,0750,400101AFC South Asian
102Sông Lam Nghệ AnVIE 🇻🇳

VIE23,8720,400102AFC Southeast Asian
103Al-Wahda DamascusSYR 🇸🇾

SYR23,6830,400103AFC West Asian
104Benfica de MacauMAC 🇲🇴

MAC23,4850,400104AFC East Asian
105MaziyaMDV 🇲🇻

MDV23,4620,400109+4AFC South Asian
106Than Quảng NinhVIE 🇻🇳

VIE21,5000,400105-1AFC Southeast Asian
107GlobalPHI 🇵🇭

PHI21,1710,400106-1AFC Southeast Asian
108Al-WathbaSYR 🇸🇾

SYR20,7210,400107-1AFC West Asian
109Al-RiffaBHR 🇧🇭

BHR20,2390,400108-1AFC West Asian
110Shan UnitedMYA 🇲🇲

MYA20,0860,400110AFC Southeast Asian
111FC GoaIND 🇮🇳

IND19,3750,400111AFC South Asian
112Chennai CityIND 🇮🇳

IND19,1950,400112AFC South Asian
113EasternHKG 🇭🇰

HKG18,3400,400113AFC East Asian
114FLC Thanh HóaVIE 🇻🇳

VIE17,3270,400114AFC Southeast Asian
115ATK Mohun Bagan FCIND 🇮🇳

IND17,0120,400119+4AFC South Asian
116Shahr KhodroIRN 🇮🇷

IRN16,9170,400115-1AFC Central Asian
117Boeung Ket AngkorCAM 🇰🇭

CAM16,4760,400116-1AFC Southeast Asian
118Al-Najma Sports ClubBHR 🇧🇭

BHR16,0930,400117-1AFC West Asian
119Minerva PunjabIND 🇮🇳

IND15,9400,400118-1AFC South Asian
120Changchun YataiCHN 🇨🇳

CHN14,6800,400OFF+60AFC East Asian
121Hougang UnitedSIN 🇸🇬

SIN13,4150,400120-1AFC Southeast Asian
122Perth GloryAUS 🇦🇺

AUS12,8610,400121-1Australia and Oceania
123Al. WehdaKSA 🇸🇦

KSA12,8570,400122-1AFC West Asian
124Al-SuwaiqOMA 🇴🇲

OMA12,8210,400123-1AFC West Asian
125BaniyasUAE 🇦🇪

UAE12,2080,400OFF+55AFC West Asian
126HwaebulPRK 🇰🇵

PRK12,0150,400124-2AFC East Asian
127Svay RiengCAM 🇰🇭

CAM11,6230,400125-2AFC Southeast Asian
128Saipa FCIRN 🇮🇷

IRN10,7320,400126-2AFC Central Asian
129TishreenSYR 🇸🇾

SYR10,2190,400127-2AFC West Asian
130Lao Toyota FCLAO 🇱🇦

LAO10,0160,400128-2AFC Southeast Asian
131AizawlIND 🇮🇳

IND9,3590,400129-2AFC South Asian
132Kedah FAMAS 🇲🇾

MAS9,1020,400130-2AFC Southeast Asian
133Alay OshKGZ 🇰🇬

KGZ8,9670,400131-2AFC Central Asian
134Al-Nasr DubaiUAE 🇦🇪

UAE7,7920,400132-2AFC West Asian
135BunyodkorUZB 🇺🇿

UZB7,2840,400133-2AFC Central Asian
136Al.-SailiyaQAT 🇶🇦

QAT7,1800,400134-2AFC West Asian
137Ravshan KulobTJK 🇹🇯

TJK7,1760,400135-2AFC Central Asian
138Saigon FCVIE 🇻🇳

VIE6,6580,400136-2AFC Southeast Asian
139Hang YuenTPE 🇹🇼

TPE6,5050,400137-2AFC East Asian
140NejmehLIB 🇱🇧

LIB6,4780,400138-2AFC West Asian
141TC SportsMDV 🇲🇻

MDV6,3970,400139-2AFC South Asian
142Muangthong UnitedTHA 🇹🇭

THA5,8030,400140-2AFC Southeast Asian
143Brisbane RoarAUS 🇦🇺

AUS5,6720,400141-2Australia and Oceania
144Al-HiddBHR 🇧🇭

BHR5,2890,400143-1AFC West Asian
145Al-Ittihad AleppoSYR 🇸🇾

SYR5,2850,400142-3AFC West Asian
146Geylang InternationalSIN 🇸🇬

SIN5,0190,400145-1AFC Southeast Asian
147Lion City SailorsSIN 🇸🇬

SIN5,0150,400144-3AFC Southeast Asian
148Persipura JayapuraIDN 🇮🇩

IDN4,6820,400146-2Australia and Oceania
149NagaworldCAM 🇰🇭

CAM4,6770,400147-2AFC Southeast Asian
150Markaz BalataPLE 🇵🇸

PLE4,5290,400148-2AFC West Asian
151Bangkok UnitedTHA 🇹🇭

THA4,1600,400149-2AFC Southeast Asian
152TerengganuMAS 🇲🇾

MAS4,1460,400150-2AFC Southeast Asian
153Lalenok UnitedTLS 🇹🇱

TLS4,1050,400151-2AFC Southeast Asian
154Newcastle JetsAUS 🇦🇺

AUS3,9700,400152-2Australia and Oceania
155Tainan City F.C.TPE 🇹🇼

TPE3,8670,400154-1AFC East Asian
156Melbourne CityAUS 🇦🇺

AUS3,8620,400153-3Australia and Oceania
157Perak TBGMAS 🇲🇾

MAS3,5470,400155-2AFC Southeast Asian
158VisakhaCAM 🇰🇭

CAM3,4620,400156-2AFC Southeast Asian
159Manang Marshyangdi ClubNEP 🇳🇵

NEP3,3000,400157-2AFC South Asian
160Markaz Shabab Al-Am'ariPLE 🇵🇸

PLE3,0660,400158-2AFC West Asian
161Club EaglesMDV 🇲🇻

MDV2,7910,400160-1AFC South Asian
162Chao Pak KeiMAC 🇲🇴

MAC2,3590,400159-3AFC East Asian
163TatungTPE 🇹🇼

TPE2,1560,400161-2AFC East Asian
164Sur SCOMA 🇴🇲

OMA2,1160,400162-2AFC West Asian
165RyomyongPRK 🇰🇵

PRK2,0620,400163-2AFC East Asian
166Athletic 220MNG 🇲🇳

MNG1,9490,400164-2AFC East Asian
167Hanthawaddy United MYA 🇲🇲

MYA1,2600,400165-2AFC Southeast Asian
168FC NeftchiKGZ 🇰🇬

KGZ1,1030,400166-2AFC Central Asian
169Al-Nasr SalalahOMA 🇴🇲

OMA1,0710,400167-2AFC West Asian
170Saif Sporting ClubBAN 🇧🇩

BAN0,3650,400168-2AFC South Asian
171ErchimMNG 🇲🇳

MNG0,3200,400169-2AFC East Asian
172Taiwan Power CompanyTPE 🇹🇼

TPE0,1260,400170-2AFC East 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.

RPS/IC3 versus AIF

IC3 and RPS not only take into consideration the results of matches in continental competitions, but also take into account the global Attraction and Impact Factor (AIF). This means that sometimes a club with a higher IC3/RPS may be lower in the ELO Ranking, because the Ranking sorts out spots according to virgin continental ranking points obtained for outcomes of international matches, but without the AIF value.

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