4Q December 2022 AFC Ranking

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

AFC Champions League & AFC Cup

the KA Leagues & Club Rankings, set for December 31, 2022

the KA Leagues Ranking

4Q 2022 Performance ranking of Asian leagues in international matches – derived ELO method

December 31, 2022
League (s)ClubsClubsPtsRPSex pos.diff.Zone/Region
1South KoreaKOR🇰🇷


3Saudi ArabiaKSA🇸🇦

30,043919,022-1AFC Middle East

24,556751,175+1AFC Middle East

21,272650,714-1AFC Middle East


15,044460,206-1AFC Middle East

12,804391,687-1AFC Middle East


9,753298,3410AFC Middle East


8,859271,0013+1AFC Middle East



7,501229,4615AFC Middle East
16Hong KongHKG🇭🇰


7,305223,4617AFC Middle East

7,207220,4619+1AFC Middle East

6,793207,8018-1AFC Middle East
20SingaporeSIN🇸🇬 🇯🇵


6,471197,9529+8AFC Middle East


24Korea DPRPRK🇰🇵





2,81486,0828AFC Middle East

2,46075,2524-5AFC Middle East

0,94829,0030AFC Middle East


0,66120,2234+2AFC Middle East




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 starts 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.

IC3 (Inter-Continental Club Coefficient) is an indicator dedicated only for clubs and it is based on the continental ranking points, taking into account the index of the continent (Power Index Federation). It is very important indicator for the KA Football Club Global Rating.

Leagues Ranking ↑

the KA Club Ranking

4Q 2022 Performance ranking of Asian clubs in international matches – ELO method

December 31, 2022
1Ulsan HyundaiKOR 🇰🇷

KOR63,306441,3041,575AFC East Asian
2Jeonbuk Hyundai MotorsKOR 🇰🇷

KOR54,523380,2781,358AFC East Asian
3Al-Hilal Saudi FCKSA 🇸🇦

KSA47,677332,8551,191AFC West Asian
4Kawasaki FrontaleJPN 🇯🇵

JPN40,071279,3340,997+1AFC East Asian
5PersepolisIRN 🇮🇷

IRN39,075272,4910,973-1AFC Central Asian
6Al-DuhailQAT 🇶🇦

QAT36,528255,0360,913+1AFC West Asian
7Al-Nassr Saudi FCKSA 🇸🇦

KSA34,037237,5710,850-1AFC West Asian
8Al-SaddQAT 🇶🇦

QAT32,464227,2060,817+1AFC West Asian
9EsteghlalIRN 🇮🇷

IRN29,808207,7910,742-1AFC Central Asian
10Urawa Red DiamondsJPN 🇯🇵

JPN27,852194,1550,693+12AFC East Asian
11Daegu FCKOR 🇰🇷

KOR27,187189,5200,676+2AFC East Asian
12Al-Ahli Saudi FCKSA 🇸🇦

KSA26,681185,9920,664-2AFC West Asian
13IstiklolTJK 🇹🇯

TJK26,586185,3300,661-1AFC Central Asian
14Al Wahda Abu DhabiUAE 🇦🇪

UAE25,293176,3170,629-3AFC West Asian
15Nasaf QarshiUZB 🇺🇿

UZB24,384169,9800,607+2AFC Central Asian
16Al-RayyanQAT 🇶🇦

QAT23,673165,0240,589+2AFC West Asian
17Johor Darul Ta'zimMAS 🇲🇾

MAS23,506163,8600,585-3AFC Southeast Asian
18GuangzhouCHN 🇨🇳

CHN22,333155,6830,556+1AFC East Asian
19Bangkok GlassTHA 🇹🇭

THA21,658150,9770,539+2AFC Southeast Asian
20Pohang SteelersKOR 🇰🇷

KOR21,296148,4540,530-5AFC East Asian
21Shanghai PortCHN 🇨🇳

CHN21,134147,3240,526-5AFC East Asian
22PakhtakorUZB 🇺🇿

UZB20,458142,6120,509+1AFC Central Asian
23Sharjah FCUAE 🇦🇪

UAE19,427135,4250,483+3AFC West Asian
24Cerezo OsakaJPN 🇯🇵

JPN18,821131,2010,468-4AFC East Asian
25Vissel KobeJPN 🇯🇵

JPN18,751130,7130,467+13AFC East Asian
26Yokohama F. MarinosJPN 🇯🇵

JPN18,170126,6620,452+1AFC East Asian
27KitcheeHKG 🇭🇰

HKG18,158126,5790,452-2AFC East Asian
28Al-AhedLIB 🇱🇧

LIB17,593122,6400,438-4AFC West Asian
29Al-WehdatJOR 🇯🇴

JOR16,864117,5580,420+2AFC West Asian
30Kashima AntlersJPN 🇯🇵

JPN16,265113,3830,406-2AFC East Asian
31Shabab Al-Ahli DubaiUAE 🇦🇪

UAE15,417107,4710,406+2AFC West Asian
32Nagoya GrampusJPN 🇯🇵

JPN15,216106,0700,406-3AFC East Asian
33Al-Shabab RiyadhKSA 🇸🇦

KSA15,170105,9500,408+2AFC West Asian
34Al-TaawounKSA 🇸🇦

KSA14,942104,1600,406+3AFC West Asian
35Al-FaisalyKSA 🇸🇦

KSA14,923104,0280,406+1AFC West Asian
36Beijing GuoanCHN 🇨🇳

CHN14,867103,6370,406-6AFC East Asian
37Al-KuwaitKUW 🇰🇼

KUW14,414100,4800,406-3AFC West Asian
38Suwon Samsung BluewingsKOR 🇰🇷

KOR13,98397,4750,406-6AFC East Asian
39Sydney FCAUS 🇦🇺

AUS13,85196,5550,406+2Australia and Oceania
40Lion City SailorsSIN 🇸🇬

SIN13,76895,9760,406+2AFC Southeast Asian
41United City F.C.PHI 🇵🇭

PHI13,71395,5930,406+2AFC Southeast Asian
42Melbourne CityAUS 🇦🇺

AUS13,53894,3730,406+2Australia and Oceania
43Altyn AsyrTKM 🇹🇲

TKM12,64888,1690,406+2AFC Central Asian
44Zob AhanIRN 🇮🇷

IRN12,45086,7890,406-5AFC Central Asian
45Al AinUAE 🇦🇪

UAE12,41586,5450,406-5AFC West Asian
46Jeonnam DragonsKOR 🇰🇷

KOR12,23085,2550,406+2AFC East Asian
47Melbourne VictoryAUS 🇦🇺

AUS12,16484,7950,406-1Australia and Oceania
48Chiangrai UnitedTHA 🇹🇭

THA11,65381,2330,406+2AFC Southeast Asian
49SepahanIRN 🇮🇷

IRN11,20878,1310,406+4AFC Central Asian
50Tampines RoversSIN 🇸🇬

SIN11,08177,2450,406-1AFC Southeast Asian
51TractorIRN 🇮🇷

IRN10,89875,9700,406-4AFC Central Asian
52Al-Jazeera AmmanJOR 🇯🇴

JOR10,11670,5180,406-1AFC West Asian
53April 25PRK 🇰🇵

PRK9,94669,3330,406-1AFC East Asian
54Al-Jaish DamascusSYR 🇸🇾

SYR9,90969,0750,406AFC West Asian
55Port F.C.THA 🇹🇭

THA9,48266,0990,406AFC Southeast Asian
56FooladIRN 🇮🇷

IRN9,44065,8060,406+3AFC Central Asian
57Buriram UnitedTHA 🇹🇭

THA9,23064,3420,406AFC Southeast Asian
58Gamba OsakaJPN 🇯🇵

JPN9,12063,5750,406-2AFC East Asian
59KayaPHI 🇵🇭

PHI9,10163,4430,406+1AFC Southeast Asian
60Yangon UnitedMYA 🇲🇲

MYA8,56859,7270,406-2AFC Southeast Asian
61Al-Quwa Al-JawiyaIRQ 🇮🇶

IRQ8,41158,6330,406+2AFC West Asian
62Bashundhara KingsBAN 🇧🇩

BAN8,09656,4370,406AFC South Asian
63Al-Zawra'aIRQ 🇮🇶

IRQ8,02155,9140,406-2AFC West Asian
64PSM MakassarIDN 🇮🇩

IDN7,94555,3840,406AFC Southeast Asian
65AhalTKM 🇹🇲

TKM7,86054,7920,406+2AFC Central Asian
66Hoàng Anh Gia LaiVIE 🇻🇳

VIE7,80354,3940,406+2AFC Southeast Asian
67DhofarOMA 🇴🇲

OMA7,64653,3000,406-1AFC West Asian
68Sanfrecce HiroshimaJPN 🇯🇵

JPN7,09549,4590,406-3AFC East Asian
69ViettelVIE 🇻🇳

VIE6,93648,3510,406+2AFC Southeast Asian
70Al-IttihadKSA 🇸🇦

KSA6,30144,1240,408-1AFC West Asian
71Al-SeebOMA 🇴🇲

OMA6,06942,3070,406+48AFC West Asian
72Al-JaziraUAE 🇦🇪

UAE6,01241,9090,406+8AFC West Asian
73Bengaluru FCIND 🇮🇳

IND6,00641,8680,406-3AFC South Asian
74Lokomotiv TashkentUZB 🇺🇿

UZB5,67139,5320,406-2AFC Central Asian
75Al-Faisaly AmmanJOR 🇯🇴

JOR5,67039,5250,406-2AFC West Asian
76Al-QadsiaKUW 🇰🇼

KUW5,58638,9400,406-2AFC West Asian
77FC TokyoJPN 🇯🇵

JPN5,48238,2150,406-2AFC East Asian
78Shanghai ShenhuaCHN 🇨🇳

CHN5,47138,1380,406-2AFC East Asian
79Al-GharafaQAT 🇶🇦

QAT5,29537,1110,408+5AFC West Asian
80Al-MuharraqBHR 🇧🇭

BHR5,06435,3010,406-3AFC West Asian
81Sogdiana JizzakhUZB 🇺🇿

UZB4,84133,7460,406+4AFC Central Asian
82Mumbai CityIND 🇮🇳

IND4,81633,5720,406+4AFC South Asian
83Shandong Luneng TaishanCHN 🇨🇳

CHN4,77233,2650,406+5AFC East Asian
84Lee Man FCHKG 🇭🇰

HKG4,77033,2520,406-3AFC East Asian
85Dhaka AbahaniBAN 🇧🇩

BAN4,66132,4920,406-6AFC South Asian
86ATK Mohun Bagan FCIND 🇮🇳

IND4,28929,8980,406+6AFC South Asian
87Kuala Lumpur CityMAS 🇲🇾

MAS4,05028,2320,406+6AFC Southeast Asian
88Persija JakartaIDN 🇮🇩

IDN3,94727,5140,406-10AFC Southeast Asian
89Al-AnsarLIB 🇱🇧

LIB3,84826,8240,406-2AFC West Asian
90Bali UnitedIDN 🇮🇩

IDN3,62125,2420,406-1AFC Southeast Asian
91KhujandTJK 🇹🇯

TJK3,59325,0470,406-1AFC Central Asian
92Al-ShortaIRQ 🇮🇶

IRQ3,45224,0640,406-10AFC West Asian
93Hà Nội F.C.VIE 🇻🇳

VIE3,02321,0730,406-10AFC Southeast Asian
94DordoiKGZ 🇰🇬

KGZ2,74419,1280,406AFC Central Asian
95Kedah Darul AmanMAS 🇲🇾

MAS2,34516,3470,406+14AFC Southeast Asian
96EasternHKG 🇭🇰

HKG2,32716,2210,406+9AFC East Asian
97Al-RiffaBHR 🇧🇭

BHR2,27315,8450,406+5AFC West Asian
98MaziyaMDV 🇲🇻

MDV2,02914,1440,406+10AFC South Asian
99Gyeongnam FC KOR 🇰🇷

KOR2,00813,9980,406-8AFC East Asian
100MalkiyaBHR 🇧🇭

BHR1,79312,4990,406-5AFC West Asian
101Ratchaburi Mitr PholTHA 🇹🇭

THA1,79012,4780,406-5AFC Southeast Asian

UZB1,76712,3180,406-5AFC Central Asian
103ManamaBHR 🇧🇭

BHR1,73012,0600,406-5AFC West Asian
104Becamex Bình DươngVIE 🇻🇳

VIE1,71211,9340,406-5AFC Southeast Asian
105Ho Chi Minh City FCVIE 🇻🇳

VIE1,68011,7110,406-5AFC Southeast Asian
106Hilal Al-QudsPLE 🇵🇸

PLE1,61911,2860,406+10AFC West Asian
107FC SeoulKOR 🇰🇷

KOR1,43710,0170,406-6AFC East Asian
108Al-Arabi SC KuwaitKUW 🇰🇼

KUW1,3849,6480,406+17AFC West Asian
109Hougang UnitedSIN 🇸🇬

SIN1,2368,6160,406+15AFC Southeast Asian
110Al-Salt SCJOR 🇯🇴

JOR1,1798,2190,406-7AFC West Asian
111Al-Wasl F.C.UAE 🇦🇪

UAE1,1317,8840,406-7AFC West Asian
112East RiffaBHR 🇧🇭

BHR1,0147,0690,406+23AFC West Asian
113Chennaiyin FCIND 🇮🇳

IND0,9886,8870,406-7AFC South Asian
114TishreenSYR 🇸🇾

SYR0,9046,3020,406+17AFC West Asian
115VisakhaCAM 🇰🇭

CAM0,8836,1550,406+17AFC Southeast Asian
116Kashiwa ReysolJPN 🇯🇵

JPN0,8666,0370,406-9AFC East Asian
117Shan UnitedMYA 🇲🇲

MYA0,8595,9880,406AFC Southeast Asian
118Tai PoHKG 🇭🇰

HKG0,6964,8520,406-8AFC East Asian
119Jableh SCSYR 🇸🇾

SYR0,6764,7120,406+21AFC West Asian
120Jeju UnitedKOR 🇰🇷

KOR0,6714,6780,406-9AFC East Asian
121New RadiantMDV 🇲🇻

MDV0,6554,5660,406-9AFC South Asian
122Sông Lam Nghệ AnVIE 🇻🇳

VIE0,6424,4750,406-9AFC Southeast Asian
123Al-Wahda DamascusSYR 🇸🇾

SYR0,6304,3920,406-9AFC West Asian
124Benfica de MacauMAC 🇲🇴

MAC0,6204,3220,406-9AFC East Asian
125Köpetdag AşgabatTKM 🇹🇲

TKM0,5884,0990,406+9AFC Central Asian
126CSKA Pamir DushanbeTJK 🇹🇯

TJK0,5483,8200,406+17AFC Central Asian
127NejmehLIB 🇱🇧

LIB0,5153,5900,406+17AFC West Asian
128Than Quảng NinhVIE 🇻🇳

VIE0,4843,3740,406-10AFC Southeast Asian
129GlobalPHI 🇵🇭

PHI0,4653,2420,406-9AFC Southeast Asian
130Al-WathbaSYR 🇸🇾

SYR0,4393,0600,406-9AFC West Asian
131Gokulam KeralaIND 🇮🇳

IND0,4252,9630,406+16AFC South Asian
132Changchun YataiCHN 🇨🇳

CHN0,3862,6910,406+1AFC East Asian
133Phnom Penh CrownCAM 🇰🇭

CAM0,3692,5720,406+17AFC Southeast Asian
134FC GoaIND 🇮🇳

IND0,3622,5230,406-12AFC South Asian
135Chennai CityIND 🇮🇳

IND0,3552,4750,406-12AFC South Asian
136BaniyasUAE 🇦🇪

UAE0,3322,3140,406AFC West Asian
137FLC Thanh HóaVIE 🇻🇳

VIE0,2601,8120,406-11AFC Southeast Asian
138Shahr KhodroIRN 🇮🇷

IRN0,2421,6870,406-11AFC Central Asian
139Boeung Ket AngkorCAM 🇰🇭

CAM0,2241,5610,406-11AFC Southeast Asian
140Al-Najma Sports ClubBHR 🇧🇭

BHR0,2091,4570,406-11AFC West Asian
141Minerva PunjabIND 🇮🇳

IND0,2031,4150,406-11AFC South Asian
142Al. WehdaKSA 🇸🇦

KSA0,0970,6760,406-5AFC West Asian
143Perth GloryAUS 🇦🇺

AUS0,0970,6760,406-5Australia and Oceania
144Al-SuwaiqOMA 🇴🇲

OMA0,0970,6760,406-5AFC West Asian
145Club Valencia MaléMDV 🇲🇻

MDV0,0800,5580,406+15AFC South Asian
146HwaebulPRK 🇰🇵

PRK0,0760,5300,406-5AFC East Asian
147Svay RiengCAM 🇰🇭

CAM0,0670,4670,406-5AFC Southeast Asian
148Saipa FCIRN 🇮🇷

IRN0,0480,3350,406-3AFC Central Asian
149Lao Toyota FCLAO 🇱🇦

LAO0,0340,2370,406-3AFC Southeast Asian
150AizawlIND 🇮🇳

IND0,0240,1670,406-2AFC South Asian
151Alay OshKGZ 🇰🇬

KGZ0,0190,1320,406-2AFC Central Asian
152FC NeftchiKGZ 🇰🇬

KGZ0,0130,0910,406+20AFC Central Asian
153Al-Nasr DubaiUAE 🇦🇪

UAE0,0060,0420,406-2AFC West Asian
154Al.-SailiyaQAT 🇶🇦

QAT0,0020,0140,406-1AFC West Asian
155BunyodkorUZB 🇺🇿

UZB0,0020,0140,406-3AFC Central Asian
156Ravshan KulobTJK 🇹🇯

TJK0,0020,0140,406-2AFC Central Asian

*Australia & Oceania Region combines clubs both from AFC and OFC. When you select clubs of Australia & Oceania Region in the above table you will potentially see only clubs from AFC countries: Australia, West Papua (Indonesia), Guam and Northern Mariana Islands. If you wish to compare all clubs from Australia & Oceania Region according to their scores of international matches activate one of below links.

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