3Q September 2022 AFC Ranking

AFC Asia – the KA Leagues & Club Rankings – the 3rd quarter of 2022

AFC Champions League & AFC Cup

the KA Leagues & Club Rankings, set for September 15, 2022

the KA Leagues Ranking

3Q 2022 Performance ranking of Asian leagues in international matches – derived ELO method

September 15, 2022
League (s)ClubsClubsPtsRPSex pos.diff.Zone/Region
1South KoreaKOR🇰🇷

2Saudi ArabiaKSA🇸🇦

35,293971,012AFC Middle East


24,894684,904AFC Middle East

24,869684,215AFC Middle East

17,334476,917+1AFC Middle East

15,959439,088+1AFC Middle East



11,349312,2410AFC Middle East



9,416259,0612-1AFC Middle East
14Hong KongHKG🇭🇰


8,910245,1413-2AFC Middle East


8,302228,4115-2AFC Middle East

7,929218,1517-1AFC Middle East

7,740212,9519AFC Middle East
20SingaporeSIN🇸🇬 🇯🇵





5,505151,4623-1AFC Middle East


27Korea DPRPRK🇰🇵


4,172114,7827-1AFC Middle East

3,31591,2129AFC Middle East

1,67246,0030AFC Middle East




0,68118,7434AFC 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
Every club receives the points for match outcomes according to the ELO method scheme.
The points are determined by the relative strength of the two opponents where the factor of an expected outcome is calculated and with using the factors related to completed match: importance match factor, the outcome factor and the difference goals factor.

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.
Previously I-League was the highest tier league in the Indian football system. The new Indian Super League (ISL), franchise-based league was officially launched on 21 October 2013. Initially AFC was recognising the ISL as a tournament, not a league. The ISL has been granted official recognition by the AFC in 2017, that was meaning there were two collateral top divisions in India from 2017/18. 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. Indian Super League become the sole top-tier league in the country from 2022–23 season. I-League has lost the top-tier status, although the champion of the I-League will stand a chance to be promoted to the ISL with no participation fee. The first season of ISL with the new status it is expected to be played from 7 October 2022 and scheduled to end in March 2023.
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.
the Ranking Points, RPS and IC3
The Ranking Points are calculated according to the ELO Method. As regards of leagues these points are a derivative of the values obtained by clubs.

RPS (Relative Point Score) is the value that arises from that the ELO points obtained in the ranking are converted into the common formula used in the KA system, which allows you to compare values from different continental rankings and combine these values to determine global rankings. As regards of clubs the RPS not only takes into consideration the results of matches in continental competitions, but also takes into account the global Attraction and Impact Factor (AIF). Under the AIF procedure most influential clubs are selected, which had the biggest impact on results of last completed FIFA World Cup and continental championship of national teams. The influence of the AIF is not significant and, as a rule, it does not change the order of the ranking.

IC3 (Inter-Continental Club Coefficient) is an indicator based on the 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. The IC3 is taking into consideration the AIF to a small extent, too.

Leagues Ranking ↑

the KA Club Ranking

3Q 2022 Performance ranking of Asian clubs in international matches – ELO method

September 15, 2022
1Ulsan HyundaiKOR 🇰🇷

KOR63,306394,8951,575AFC East Asian
2Jeonbuk Hyundai MotorsKOR 🇰🇷

KOR54,647340,8811,360AFC East Asian
3Al-Hilal Saudi FCKSA 🇸🇦

KSA47,677297,9031,191+1AFC West Asian
4PersepolisIRN 🇮🇷

IRN45,118281,4401,122-1AFC Central Asian
5Kawasaki FrontaleJPN 🇯🇵

JPN40,265251,1681,002+1AFC East Asian
6Al-Nassr Saudi FCKSA 🇸🇦

KSA39,301245,3550,980-1AFC West Asian
7Al-DuhailQAT 🇶🇦

QAT36,705229,4610,918+1AFC West Asian
8EsteghlalIRN 🇮🇷

IRN34,418214,6950,856-1AFC Central Asian
9Al-SaddQAT 🇶🇦

QAT32,621204,5860,823+1AFC West Asian
10Al-Ahli Saudi FCKSA 🇸🇦

KSA30,807192,1700,766-1AFC West Asian
11Al Wahda Abu DhabiUAE 🇦🇪

UAE29,205182,1770,727AFC West Asian
12IstiklolTJK 🇹🇯

TJK26,715166,6450,665+2AFC Central Asian
13Daegu FCKOR 🇰🇷

KOR26,594165,8900,662+2AFC East Asian
14Johor Darul Ta'zimMAS 🇲🇾

MAS25,729160,4940,640-2AFC Southeast Asian
15Pohang SteelersKOR 🇰🇷

KOR24,590153,3890,612+2AFC East Asian
16Shanghai PortCHN 🇨🇳

CHN24,402152,4170,609-3AFC East Asian
17Nasaf QarshiUZB 🇺🇿

UZB24,384152,1040,607+1AFC Central Asian
18Al-RayyanQAT 🇶🇦

QAT23,788148,3870,592-2AFC West Asian
19GuangzhouCHN 🇨🇳

CHN22,441139,9840,558+2AFC East Asian
20Cerezo OsakaJPN 🇯🇵

JPN21,732135,5620,541-1AFC East Asian
21Bangkok GlassTHA 🇹🇭

THA21,457133,8460,534+1AFC Southeast Asian
22Urawa Red DiamondsJPN 🇯🇵

JPN21,346133,1540,531+1AFC East Asian
23PakhtakorUZB 🇺🇿

UZB20,557128,2320,511+3AFC Central Asian
24Al-AhedLIB 🇱🇧

LIB20,314126,7160,505-4AFC West Asian
25KitcheeHKG 🇭🇰

HKG20,253126,3360,504AFC East Asian
26Sharjah FCUAE 🇦🇪

UAE19,427121,1830,483+3AFC West Asian
27Yokohama F. MarinosJPN 🇯🇵

JPN19,302120,4030,480+3AFC East Asian
28Kashima AntlersJPN 🇯🇵

JPN18,781117,1540,467-4AFC East Asian
29Nagoya GrampusJPN 🇯🇵

JPN17,569109,5930,437-1AFC East Asian
30Beijing GuoanCHN 🇨🇳

CHN17,166107,0790,427-3AFC East Asian
31Al-WehdatJOR 🇯🇴

JOR16,946105,7070,422+2AFC West Asian
32Suwon Samsung BluewingsKOR 🇰🇷

KOR16,146100,7170,406-1AFC East Asian
33Shabab Al-Ahli DubaiUAE 🇦🇪

UAE15,49296,6370,406+4AFC West Asian
34Al-KuwaitKUW 🇰🇼

KUW15,29295,3900,406+2AFC West Asian
35Al-Shabab RiyadhKSA 🇸🇦

KSA15,24395,0840,406+3AFC West Asian
36Al-FaisalyKSA 🇸🇦

KSA14,99593,5370,406-4AFC West Asian
37Al-TaawounKSA 🇸🇦

KSA14,94293,2060,406+2AFC West Asian
38Vissel KobeJPN 🇯🇵

JPN14,64191,5290,408+2AFC East Asian
39Zob AhanIRN 🇮🇷

IRN14,37689,6760,406-5AFC Central Asian
40Al AinUAE 🇦🇪

UAE14,33589,6200,408-5AFC West Asian
41Sydney FCAUS 🇦🇺

AUS13,85186,4010,406+6Australia and Oceania
42Home UnitedSIN 🇸🇬

SIN13,83586,3010,406+3AFC Southeast Asian
43United City F.C.PHI 🇵🇭

PHI13,77985,9520,406+3AFC Southeast Asian
44Melbourne CityAUS 🇦🇺

AUS13,60484,8600,406+4Australia and Oceania
45Altyn AsyrTKM 🇹🇲

TKM13,41983,7060,406-1AFC Central Asian
46Melbourne VictoryAUS 🇦🇺

AUS13,26482,7390,406-4Australia and Oceania
47Tractor SaziIRN 🇮🇷

IRN12,58478,4970,406-6AFC Central Asian
48Jeonnam DragonsKOR 🇰🇷

KOR12,28976,6570,406-5AFC East Asian
49Tampines RoversSIN 🇸🇬

SIN12,08375,3720,406+2AFC Southeast Asian
50Chiangrai UnitedTHA 🇹🇭

THA12,03775,0850,406+3AFC Southeast Asian
51Al-Jazeera AmmanJOR 🇯🇴

JOR11,68172,8650,406-2AFC West Asian
52April 25PRK 🇰🇵

PRK11,48471,6360,406-2AFC East Asian
53SepahanIRN 🇮🇷

IRN11,26270,2510,406+5AFC Central Asian
54Al-Jaish DamascusSYR 🇸🇾

SYR11,11469,3280,406-2AFC West Asian
55Port F.C.THA 🇹🇭

THA10,63566,3400,406AFC Southeast Asian
56Gamba OsakaJPN 🇯🇵

JPN10,53165,6910,406-2AFC East Asian
57Buriram UnitedTHA 🇹🇭

THA10,35364,5810,406-1AFC Southeast Asian
58Yangon UnitedMYA 🇲🇲

MYA9,89361,7110,406-1AFC Southeast Asian
59FooladIRN 🇮🇷

IRN9,48659,1720,406+4AFC Central Asian
60KayaPHI 🇵🇭

PHI9,40158,6420,406+1AFC Southeast Asian
61Al-Zawra'aIRQ 🇮🇶

IRQ8,99756,1220,406-1AFC West Asian
62Bashundhara KingsBAN 🇧🇩

BAN8,58953,5770,406+3AFC South Asian
63Al-Quwa Al-JawiyaIRQ 🇮🇶

IRQ8,45252,7230,406+11AFC West Asian
64PSM MakassarIDN 🇮🇩

IDN8,20751,1940,406AFC Southeast Asian
65Sanfrecce HiroshimaJPN 🇯🇵

JPN8,19251,1010,406-3AFC East Asian
66DhofarOMA 🇴🇲

OMA8,11550,6200,406+5AFC West Asian
67AhalTKM 🇹🇲

TKM7,90549,3100,406+10AFC Central Asian
68Hoàng Anh Gia LaiVIE 🇻🇳

VIE7,84948,9610,406-9AFC Southeast Asian
69Al-IttihadKSA 🇸🇦

KSA7,69748,0130,406-3AFC West Asian
70Bengaluru FCIND 🇮🇳

IND7,51946,9030,406-2AFC South Asian
71ViettelVIE 🇻🇳

VIE7,32545,6920,406+5AFC Southeast Asian
72Lokomotiv TashkentUZB 🇺🇿

UZB7,31245,6110,406-2AFC Central Asian
73Al-Faisaly AmmanJOR 🇯🇴

JOR7,31145,6050,406-4AFC West Asian
74Al-QadsiaKUW 🇰🇼

KUW7,25845,2740,406-2AFC West Asian
75FC TokyoJPN 🇯🇵

JPN7,19244,8630,406-2AFC East Asian
76Shanghai ShenhuaCHN 🇨🇳

CHN7,18544,8190,406-1AFC East Asian
77Al-MuharraqBHR 🇧🇭

BHR6,92043,1660,406+1AFC West Asian
78Persija JakartaIDN 🇮🇩

IDN6,13138,2440,406+1AFC Southeast Asian
79Dhaka AbahaniBAN 🇧🇩

BAN6,03337,6330,406+2AFC South Asian
80Al-JaziraUAE 🇦🇪

UAE6,01237,5020,406+4AFC West Asian
81Lee Man FCHKG 🇭🇰

HKG5,75335,8860,406+4AFC East Asian
82Al-ShortaIRQ 🇮🇶

IRQ5,74635,8430,406-2AFC West Asian
83Hà Nội F.C.VIE 🇻🇳

VIE5,39033,6220,406-1AFC Southeast Asian
84Al-GharafaQAT 🇶🇦

QAT5,38033,8600,409+4AFC West Asian
85Sogdiana JizzakhUZB 🇺🇿

UZB5,21532,5310,406+18AFC Central Asian
86Mumbai CityIND 🇮🇳

IND4,90330,5840,406AFC South Asian
87Al-AnsarLIB 🇱🇧

LIB4,88630,4780,406+2AFC West Asian
88Shandong Luneng TaishanCHN 🇨🇳

CHN4,85930,3100,406+10AFC East Asian
89Bali UnitedIDN 🇮🇩

IDN4,66129,0750,406+7AFC Southeast Asian
90KhujandTJK 🇹🇯

TJK4,63328,9000,406-7AFC Central Asian
91Gyeongnam FCKOR 🇰🇷

KOR4,42827,6210,406-4AFC East Asian
92ATK Mohun Bagan FCIND 🇮🇳

IND4,37627,2970,406-2AFC South Asian
93Kuala Lumpur CityMAS 🇲🇾

MAS4,29126,7670,406+41AFC Southeast Asian
94DordoiKGZ 🇰🇬

KGZ4,23426,4110,406+5AFC Central Asian
95MalkiyaBHR 🇧🇭

BHR4,19526,1680,406-3AFC West Asian
96Ratchaburi Mitr PholTHA 🇹🇭

THA4,19226,1490,406-5AFC Southeast Asian

UZB4,16625,9870,406-4AFC Central Asian
98ManamaBHR 🇧🇭

BHR4,12425,7250,406-4AFC West Asian
99Becamex Bình DươngVIE 🇻🇳

VIE4,10325,5940,406-4AFC Southeast Asian
100Ho Chi Minh City FCVIE 🇻🇳

VIE4,06725,3690,406-3AFC Southeast Asian
101FC SeoulKOR 🇰🇷

KOR3,77623,5540,406-1AFC East Asian
102Al-RiffaBHR 🇧🇭

BHR3,61822,5690,406+5AFC West Asian
103Al-Salt SCJOR 🇯🇴

JOR3,43821,4460,406-2AFC West Asian
104Al-Wasl F.C.UAE 🇦🇪

UAE3,37121,0280,406-2AFC West Asian
105EasternHKG 🇭🇰

HKG3,27620,4350,406-1AFC East Asian
106Chennaiyin FCIND 🇮🇳

IND3,16419,7370,406-1AFC South Asian
107Kashiwa ReysolJPN 🇯🇵

JPN2,97518,5580,406-1AFC East Asian
108MaziyaMDV 🇲🇻

MDV2,92518,2460,406+7AFC South Asian
109Kedah FAMAS 🇲🇾

MAS2,83517,6840,406+4AFC Southeast Asian
110Tai PoHKG 🇭🇰

HKG2,68816,7670,406-2AFC East Asian
111Jeju UnitedKOR 🇰🇷

KOR2,64216,4800,406-2AFC East Asian
112New RadiantMDV 🇲🇻

MDV2,61316,3000,406-2AFC South Asian
113Sông Lam Nghệ AnVIE 🇻🇳

VIE2,58916,1500,406-2AFC Southeast Asian
114Al-Wahda DamascusSYR 🇸🇾

SYR2,56716,0130,406-2AFC West Asian
115Benfica de MacauMAC 🇲🇴

MAC2,54715,8880,406-1AFC East Asian
116Hilal Al-QudsPLE 🇵🇸

PLE2,41915,0890,406+4AFC West Asian
117Shan UnitedMYA 🇲🇲

MYA2,33414,5590,406+1AFC Southeast Asian
118Than Quảng NinhVIE 🇻🇳

VIE2,27414,1850,406-2AFC Southeast Asian
119Al-SeebOMA 🇴🇲

OMA2,27114,1660,406+5AFC West Asian
120GlobalPHI 🇵🇭

PHI2,23213,9230,406-3AFC Southeast Asian
121Al-WathbaSYR 🇸🇾

SYR2,17513,5670,406-2AFC West Asian
122FC GoaIND 🇮🇳

IND1,99512,4450,406-1AFC South Asian
123Chennai CityIND 🇮🇳

IND1,97612,3260,406AFC South Asian
124Hougang UnitedSIN 🇸🇬

SIN1,91511,9460,406+4AFC Southeast Asian
125Al-Arabi SC KuwaitKUW 🇰🇼

KUW1,73410,8160,406-3AFC West Asian
126FLC Thanh HóaVIE 🇻🇳

VIE1,72110,7350,406-1AFC Southeast Asian
127Shahr KhodroIRN 🇮🇷

IRN1,66910,4110,406-1AFC Central Asian
128Boeung Ket AngkorCAM 🇰🇭

CAM1,61110,0490,406-1AFC Southeast Asian
129Al-Najma Sports ClubBHR 🇧🇭

BHR1,5639,7500,406AFC West Asian
130Minerva PunjabIND 🇮🇳

IND1,5459,6380,406AFC South Asian
131TishreenSYR 🇸🇾

SYR1,4519,0510,406+4AFC West Asian
132VisakhaCAM 🇰🇭

CAM1,4208,8580,406+8AFC Southeast Asian
133Changchun YataiCHN 🇨🇳

CHN1,3728,5580,406-2AFC East Asian
134Köpetdag AşgabatTKM 🇹🇲

TKM1,3188,2220,406-1AFC Central Asian
135East RiffaBHR 🇧🇭

BHR1,2908,0470,406-3AFC West Asian
136BaniyasUAE 🇦🇪

UAE1,2367,7100,406AFC West Asian
137Al. WehdaKSA 🇸🇦

KSA1,1357,0800,406AFC West Asian
138Perth GloryAUS 🇦🇺

AUS1,1357,0800,406Australia and Oceania
139Al-SuwaiqOMA 🇴🇲

OMA1,1357,0800,406AFC West Asian
140Jableh SCSYR 🇸🇾

SYR1,1146,9490,406+1AFC West Asian
141HwaebulPRK 🇰🇵

PRK1,0316,4310,406+1AFC East Asian
142Svay RiengCAM 🇰🇭

CAM0,9816,1190,406+1AFC Southeast Asian
143CSKA Pamir DushanbeTJK 🇹🇯

TJK0,9175,7200,406+1AFC Central Asian
144NejmehLIB 🇱🇧

LIB0,8655,3960,406+6AFC West Asian
145Saipa FCIRN 🇮🇷

IRN0,8635,3830,406AFC Central Asian
146Lao Toyota FCLAO 🇱🇦

LAO0,7694,7970,406AFC Southeast Asian
147Gokulam KeralaIND 🇮🇳

IND0,7234,5100,406AFC South Asian
148AizawlIND 🇮🇳

IND0,6834,2600,406AFC South Asian
149Alay OshKGZ 🇰🇬

KGZ0,6343,9550,406AFC Central Asian
150Phnom Penh CrownCAM 🇰🇭

CAM0,6323,9420,406+5AFC Southeast Asian
151Al-Nasr DubaiUAE 🇦🇪

UAE0,4802,9940,406AFC West Asian
152BunyodkorUZB 🇺🇿

UZB0,4132,5760,406AFC Central Asian
153Al.-SailiyaQAT 🇶🇦

QAT0,4042,5200,406+1AFC West Asian
154Ravshan KulobTJK 🇹🇯

TJK0,4032,5140,406-1AFC Central Asian
155Saigon FCVIE 🇻🇳

VIE0,3412,1270,406+1AFC Southeast Asian
156Hang YuenTPE 🇹🇼

TPE0,3232,0150,406+1AFC East Asian
157TC SportsMDV 🇲🇻

MDV0,3131,9520,406+1AFC South Asian
158Muangthong UnitedTHA 🇹🇭

THA0,2371,4780,406+1AFC Southeast Asian
159Brisbane RoarAUS 🇦🇺

AUS0,2221,3850,406+1Australia and Oceania
160Club Valencia MaléMDV 🇲🇻

MDV0,2151,3410,406+8AFC South Asian
161Al-HiddBHR 🇧🇭

BHR0,1771,1040,406+1AFC West Asian
162Al-Ittihad AleppoSYR 🇸🇾

SYR0,1761,0980,406-1AFC West Asian
163Geylang InternationalSIN 🇸🇬

SIN0,1470,9170,406+1AFC Southeast Asian
164Lion City SailorsSIN 🇸🇬

SIN0,1460,9110,406-1AFC Southeast Asian
165Persipura JayapuraIDN 🇮🇩

IDN0,1100,6860,406+1Australia and Oceania
166NagaworldCAM 🇰🇭

CAM0,1090,6800,406-1AFC Southeast Asian
167Markaz BalataPLE 🇵🇸

PLE0,0940,5860,406AFC West Asian
168TerengganuMAS 🇲🇾

MAS0,0550,3430,406+2AFC Southeast Asian
169Lalenok UnitedTLS 🇹🇱

TLS0,0540,3370,406+2AFC Southeast Asian
170Bangkok UnitedTHA 🇹🇭

THA0,0530,3310,406-1AFC Southeast Asian
171Newcastle JetsAUS 🇦🇺

AUS0,0400,2500,406+1Australia and Oceania
172FC NeftchiKGZ 🇰🇬

KGZ0,0230,1430,406+7AFC Central Asian

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