2Q June 2023 AFC Ranking

AFC Asia – the KA ELO Leagues & Club Rankings – the second quarter of 2023

AFC Champions League & Asian Club International Matches

the KA Leagues & Club Rankings, set for June 8, 2023

the KA Leagues Ranking

2Q 2023 Performance ranking of Asian leagues in international matches – derived ELO method

June 8, 2023
League (s)ClubsClubsPtsRPSex pos.diff.Zone/Region
1Saudi ArabiaKSA🇸🇦

world leagues ranking

31,1161104,731AFC Middle East
2South KoreaKOR🇰🇷

world leagues ranking

30,3511077,572Asia-Pacific
3JapanJPN🇯🇵

world leagues ranking

28,080996,943Asia-Pacific
4QatarQAT🇶🇦

world leagues ranking

23,869847,434AFC Middle East
5IranIRN🇮🇷

world leagues ranking

18,802667,545AFC Middle East
6UAEUAE🇦🇪

world leagues ranking

14,364509,976AFC Middle East
7ThailandTHA🇹🇭

world leagues ranking

11,865421,258+1Asia-Pacific
8ChinaCHN🇨🇳

world leagues ranking

11,197397,537-1Asia-Pacific
9UzbekistanUZB🇺🇿

world leagues ranking

11,096393,959AFC Middle East
10AustraliaAUS🇦🇺🇳🇿

world leagues ranking

11,003390,6511+1Asia-Pacific
11MalaysiaMAS🇲🇾

world leagues ranking

9,630341,9010-1Asia-Pacific
12TajikistanTJK🇹🇯

world leagues ranking

8,281294,0112AFC Middle East
13SingaporeSIN🇸🇬 🇯🇵

world leagues ranking

7,206255,8415+2Asia-Pacific
14PhilippinesPHI🇵🇭

world leagues ranking

6,693237,6313-1Asia-Pacific
15JordaniaJOR🇯🇴

world leagues ranking

6,231221,2214-1AFC Middle East
16KuwaitKUW🇰🇼

world leagues ranking

6,010213,3817+1AFC Middle East
17TurkmenistanTKM🇹🇲

world leagues ranking

5,901209,5116-1AFC Middle East
18OmanOMA🇴🇲

world leagues ranking

5,614199,3221+3AFC Middle East
19Hong KongHKG🇭🇰

world leagues ranking

5,304188,3118-1Asia-Pacific
20IraqIRQ🇮🇶

world leagues ranking

4,546161,4020AFC Middle East
21LebanonLIB🇱🇧

world leagues ranking

4,413156,6819-2AFC Middle East
22Korea DPRPRK🇰🇵

world leagues ranking

4,026142,9424+2Asia-Pacific
23BangladeshBAN🇧🇩

world leagues ranking

3,138111,4122-1Asia-Pacific
24IndonesiaIDN🇮🇩

world leagues ranking

2,825100,3023-1Asia-Pacific
25MyanmarMYA🇲🇲

world leagues ranking

2,57691,4625Asia-Pacific
26SyriaSYR🇸🇾

world leagues ranking

2,24179,5627+1AFC Middle East
27VietnamVIE🇻🇳

world leagues ranking

2,20478,2526-1Asia-Pacific
28IndiaIND🇮🇳

world leagues ranking

1,22243,3928Asia-Pacific
29BahrainBHR🇧🇭

world leagues ranking

1,08938,6629AFC Middle East
30YemenYEM🇾🇪

world leagues ranking

0,48117,0830AFC Middle East
31PalestinePLE🇵🇸

world leagues ranking

0,1465,1831AFC Middle East
32KyrgyzstanKGZ🇰🇬

world leagues ranking

0,0883,1232AFC Middle East
33MaldivesMDV🇲🇻

world leagues ranking

0,0511,8133Asia-Pacific
34CambodiaCAM🇰🇭

world leagues ranking

0,0040,1434Asia-Pacific

Club Ranking ↓

Notes
Importance of continental rankings relative to global rankings
The Asian continental rankings (Asian Leagues Ranking & Asian Clubs Ranking) are technical in nature, as they only show the position of a league or club from the perspective of international cups, such as the Champions League. If you want to find a more accurate ranking in terms of actual football soccer strength and quality, you need to look at the KA Football Leagues Global Rating or the KA Football Club Global Rating

What makes global rankings different from continental rankings is the consideration of more factors. 

A global league rating takes into account, in addition to the performance of clubs in international competitions, the level of attractiveness and reputation as measured by the number of players from a given league appearing in top national teams (AIF). In addition, we take into account a country’s overall football soccer reputation, as measured by national team historical results and the most prestigious individual football soccer awards (NFRI).

The global club ranking shows the difference from the continental ranking to an even greater extent. The global club ranking takes into account a club’s position in domestic league competitions in conjunction with the global league rating. This means that clubs that play in highly ranked leagues but rarely participate in continental competitions can also appear in the global club ranking, sometimes in decent places.
ELO AFC – International Matches Leagues & Clubs Performance Rankings
Each club receives points for match results according to the ELO method scheme.

The points are determined based on the relative strength of the two opponents, resulting in the expected score factor being calculated first. Then using factors related to the completed match: the match importance factor, the score factor and the goal difference factor, a point value is determined, which decreases or increases the base value.

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 other Asian or inter-continental competitions, like: the Arab Club Champions Cup, SAFF Club Championship, J.League Cup / Copa Sudamericana Championship or Lusail Super Cup, if they appear on the calendar during the season.
Depreciation
The ELO method involves adding or subtracting points from a base value. This causes, when using the traditional ELO method, that if a club does not play matches then its ranking value remains constant – which distorts the real evaluation of the club. Therefore, ELO rankings in the KA system we additionally use a depreciation algorithm. It consists, in short, in the fact that the point value of a club not playing matches is gradually reduced. As a result, such a club after some time acquires a zero or negative value and drops out of the ranking. This can also translate into the national league and, as a result, the league can also get a zero or negative value. This is why some countries are not shown in the league table. This is due, among other things, to the fact that their point value is negative.
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.
India
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 has started to be played from 7 October 2022 and scheduled to end in March 2023.
Palestine
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
Ranking points (ELO points) are calculated according to the ELO method. In terms of leagues, these points are derived from the values obtained by clubs.

The tables also show values labeled RPS and IC3.

RPS (Relative Point Score) is a value that results from the fact that the ELO points obtained in a ranking are converted according to the same formula used throughout the KA system, which allows values from different continental rankings to be compared and combined 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), as well as AIF value. It is very important indicator for the KA Football Club Global Rating.

Leagues Ranking ↑

the KA Club Ranking

2Q 2023 Performance ranking of Asian clubs in international matches – ELO method

June 8, 2023 (revision)
ClubCountryCountryLeaguePtsIC3diff.Zone/Region
1Al-Hilal Saudi FCKSA 🇸🇦

world leagues ranking

KSA55,1101,580+2AFC West Asian
2Jeonbuk Hyundai MotorsKOR 🇰🇷

world leagues ranking

KOR53,9171,543AFC East Asian
3Ulsan HyundaiKOR 🇰🇷

world leagues ranking

KOR53,4291,527-2AFC East Asian
4Urawa Red DiamondsJPN 🇯🇵

world leagues ranking

JPN39,1401,119+5AFC East Asian
5Al-DuhailQAT 🇶🇦

world leagues ranking

QAT36,3501,042AFC West Asian
6Kawasaki FrontaleJPN 🇯🇵

world leagues ranking

JPN33,6410,961-2AFC East Asian
7PersepolisIRN 🇮🇷

world leagues ranking

IRN27,8760,797-1AFC Central Asian
8Al-SaddQAT 🇶🇦

world leagues ranking

QAT27,2410,786-1AFC West Asian
9Daegu FCKOR 🇰🇷

world leagues ranking

KOR24,7500,707+1AFC East Asian
10Al-Nassr Saudi FCKSA 🇸🇦

world leagues ranking

KSA24,6870,708-2AFC West Asian
11IstiklolTJK 🇹🇯

world leagues ranking

TJK22,9310,655AFC Central Asian
12Al Wahda Abu DhabiUAE 🇦🇪

world leagues ranking

UAE22,6640,648+6AFC West Asian
13EsteghlalIRN 🇮🇷

world leagues ranking

IRN22,4940,643-1AFC Central Asian
14Johor Darul Ta'zimMAS 🇲🇾

world leagues ranking

MAS21,3990,612-1AFC Southeast Asian
15Al-RayyanQAT 🇶🇦

world leagues ranking

QAT21,2950,609-1AFC West Asian
16Bangkok GlassTHA 🇹🇭

world leagues ranking

THA21,1250,604+3AFC Southeast Asian
17Nasaf QarshiUZB 🇺🇿

world leagues ranking

UZB20,7120,592-1AFC Central Asian
18Al-Ahli Saudi FCKSA 🇸🇦

world leagues ranking

KSA20,1340,575-3AFC West Asian
19GuangzhouCHN 🇨🇳

world leagues ranking

CHN19,2620,550-2AFC East Asian
20Vissel KobeJPN 🇯🇵

world leagues ranking

JPN18,2350,521+2AFC East Asian
21PakhtakorUZB 🇺🇿

world leagues ranking

UZB17,6440,504-1AFC Central Asian
22Al-Shabab RiyadhKSA 🇸🇦

world leagues ranking

KSA17,2150,494+7AFC West Asian
23Sharjah FCUAE 🇦🇪

world leagues ranking

UAE16,7550,479-2AFC West Asian
24Yokohama F. MarinosJPN 🇯🇵

world leagues ranking

JPN16,5410,473+1AFC East Asian
25KitcheeHKG 🇭🇰

world leagues ranking

HKG16,2560,465+1AFC East Asian
26Pohang SteelersKOR 🇰🇷

world leagues ranking

KOR16,0710,459-3AFC East Asian
27Shanghai PortCHN 🇨🇳

world leagues ranking

CHN15,9480,456-3AFC East Asian
28Al-KuwaitKUW 🇰🇼

world leagues ranking

KUW14,7460,421+5AFC West Asian
29Al-WehdatJOR 🇯🇴

world leagues ranking

JOR14,5450,416-2AFC West Asian
30Shabab Al-Ahli DubaiUAE 🇦🇪

world leagues ranking

UAE14,3430,410AFC West Asian
31Cerezo OsakaJPN 🇯🇵

world leagues ranking

JPN14,2030,410-3AFC East Asian
32Al-AhedLIB 🇱🇧

world leagues ranking

LIB13,2760,410-1AFC West Asian
33Al-TaawounKSA 🇸🇦

world leagues ranking

KSA12,8870,410-1AFC West Asian
34Al-FaisalyKSA 🇸🇦

world leagues ranking

KSA12,4670,410+2AFC West Asian
35Kashima AntlersJPN 🇯🇵

world leagues ranking

JPN12,2740,410-1AFC East Asian
36Sydney FCAUS 🇦🇺

world leagues ranking

AUS11,9460,410-1Australia and Oceania
37Lion City SailorsSIN 🇸🇬

world leagues ranking

SIN11,8750,410AFC Southeast Asian
38United City FCPHI 🇵🇭

world leagues ranking

PHI11,8270,410AFC Southeast Asian
39Melbourne CityAUS 🇦🇺

world leagues ranking

AUS11,6770,410Australia and Oceania
40FooladIRN 🇮🇷

world leagues ranking

IRN11,5600,410+5AFC Central Asian
41Nagoya GrampusJPN 🇯🇵

world leagues ranking

JPN11,4820,410-1AFC East Asian
42Beijing GuoanCHN 🇨🇳

world leagues ranking

CHN11,2190,410-1AFC East Asian
43Suwon Samsung BluewingsKOR 🇰🇷

world leagues ranking

KOR10,5520,410-1AFC East Asian
44Jeonnam DragonsKOR 🇰🇷

world leagues ranking

KOR10,5490,410-1AFC East Asian
45Altyn AsyrTKM 🇹🇲

world leagues ranking

TKM10,3260,410-1AFC Central Asian
46Chiangrai UnitedTHA 🇹🇭

world leagues ranking

THA9,7540,410AFC Southeast Asian
47SepahanIRN 🇮🇷

world leagues ranking

IRN9,6670,410AFC Central Asian
48Zob AhanIRN 🇮🇷

world leagues ranking

IRN9,3950,410AFC Central Asian
49Al-AinUAE 🇦🇪

world leagues ranking

UAE9,3680,410AFC West Asian
50Melbourne VictoryAUS 🇦🇺

world leagues ranking

AUS9,1790,410Australia and Oceania
51Tampines RoversSIN 🇸🇬

world leagues ranking

SIN8,8190,410AFC Southeast Asian
52TractorIRN 🇮🇷

world leagues ranking

IRN8,2240,410AFC Central Asian
53Al-Quwa Al-JawiyaIRQ 🇮🇶

world leagues ranking

IRQ7,6480,410+4AFC West Asian
54Al-Jazeera AmmanJOR 🇯🇴

world leagues ranking

JOR7,6330,410-1AFC West Asian
55April 25PRK 🇰🇵

world leagues ranking

PRK7,5060,410-1AFC East Asian
56Al-Jaish DamascusSYR 🇸🇾

world leagues ranking

SYR7,4780,410-1AFC West Asian
57KayaPHI 🇵🇭

world leagues ranking

PHI7,4300,410-1AFC Southeast Asian
58PSM MakassarIDN 🇮🇩

world leagues ranking

IDN7,1850,410+5AFC Southeast Asian
59Port FCTHA 🇹🇭

world leagues ranking

THA7,1560,410-1AFC Southeast Asian
60Buriram UnitedTHA 🇹🇭

world leagues ranking

THA6,9660,410-1AFC Southeast Asian
61Gamba OsakaJPN 🇯🇵

world leagues ranking

JPN6,8740,410-1AFC East Asian
62AhalTKM 🇹🇲

world leagues ranking

TKM6,6530,410-1AFC Central Asian
63Hoàng Anh Gia LaiVIE 🇻🇳

world leagues ranking

VIE6,5510,410-1AFC Southeast Asian
64Bashundhara KingsBAN 🇧🇩

world leagues ranking

BAN6,3300,410AFC South Asian
65Yangon UnitedMYA 🇲🇲

world leagues ranking

MYA6,0520,410AFC Southeast Asian
66Al-SeebOMA 🇴🇲

world leagues ranking

OMA5,6820,410+4AFC West Asian
67DhofarOMA 🇴🇲

world leagues ranking

OMA5,4100,410-1AFC West Asian
68Al-Zawra'aIRQ 🇮🇶

world leagues ranking

IRQ5,2910,410-1AFC West Asian
69ViettelVIE 🇻🇳

world leagues ranking

VIE5,1420,410-1AFC Southeast Asian
70So'g'diyona JizzaxUZB 🇺🇿

world leagues ranking

UZB4,3550,410+3AFC Central Asian
71Kuala Lumpur CityMAS 🇲🇾

world leagues ranking

MAS4,0500,410+7AFC Southeast Asian
72Al-JaziraUAE 🇦🇪

world leagues ranking

UAE3,7660,410-3AFC West Asian
73Sanfrecce HiroshimaJPN 🇯🇵

world leagues ranking

JPN3,1900,410-2AFC East Asian
74Al-GharafaQAT 🇶🇦

world leagues ranking

QAT2,8770,410-2AFC West Asian
75Qatar SCQAT 🇶🇦

world leagues ranking

QAT2,7950,410+71AFC West Asian
76ATK Mohun Bagan FCIND 🇮🇳

world leagues ranking

IND2,5830,410+1AFC South Asian
77Al-MuharraqBHR 🇧🇭

world leagues ranking

BHR2,4210,410+3AFC West Asian
78Mumbai CityIND 🇮🇳

world leagues ranking

IND2,3530,410-4AFC South Asian
79Shandong TaishanCHN 🇨🇳

world leagues ranking

CHN2,3080,410-4AFC East Asian
80Al-IttihadKSA 🇸🇦

world leagues ranking

KSA1,9450,412-4AFC West Asian
81Al-NahdaOMA 🇴🇲

world leagues ranking

OMA1,6500,410+65AFC West Asian
82Bengaluru FCIND 🇮🇳

world leagues ranking

IND1,5900,410-3AFC South Asian
83Al-RiffaBHR 🇧🇭

world leagues ranking

BHR1,4590,410+8AFC West Asian
84Lee Man FCHKG 🇭🇰

world leagues ranking

HKG1,4400,410-3AFC East Asian
85KhujandTJK 🇹🇯

world leagues ranking

TJK1,2790,410+5AFC Central Asian
86Lokomotiv TashkentUZB 🇺🇿

world leagues ranking

UZB1,2480,410-4AFC Central Asian
87Al-Faisaly AmmanJOR 🇯🇴

world leagues ranking

JOR1,2470,410-4AFC West Asian
88Al-QadsiaKUW 🇰🇼

world leagues ranking

KUW1,1710,410-4AFC West Asian
89Bourj FCLIB 🇱🇧

world leagues ranking

LIB1,1620,410+57AFC West Asian
90FC TokyoJPN 🇯🇵

world leagues ranking

JPN1,0810,410-5AFC East Asian
91Shanghai ShenhuaCHN 🇨🇳

world leagues ranking

CHN1,0720,410-5AFC East Asian
92Dhaka AbahaniBAN 🇧🇩

world leagues ranking

BAN1,0400,410-5AFC South Asian
93TishreenSYR 🇸🇾

world leagues ranking

SYR0,9460,410+12AFC West Asian
94Kedah Darul AmanMAS 🇲🇾

world leagues ranking

MAS0,8180,410-1AFC Southeast Asian
95Fahman AbyanYEM 🇾🇪

world leagues ranking

YEM0,8110,410-3AFC West Asian
96Al-AnsarLIB 🇱🇧

world leagues ranking

LIB0,8060,410-8AFC West Asian
97Shabab Al-OrdonJOR 🇯🇴

world leagues ranking

JOR0,7430,410+5AFC West Asian
98ManamaBHR 🇧🇭

world leagues ranking

BHR0,6910,410+24AFC West Asian
99Bali UnitedIDN 🇮🇩

world leagues ranking

IDN0,6860,410-10AFC Southeast Asian
100EasternHKG 🇭🇰

world leagues ranking

HKG0,6300,410-5AFC East Asian
101Al-Arabi KuwaitKUW 🇰🇼

world leagues ranking

KUW0,4000,410-2AFC West Asian
102East RiffaBHR 🇧🇭

world leagues ranking

BHR0,2720,410+1AFC West Asian
103Shabab Al-KhalilPLE 🇵🇸

world leagues ranking

PLE0,2620,410+43AFC West Asian
104Persija JakartaIDN 🇮🇩

world leagues ranking

IDN0,2580,410-10AFC Southeast Asian
105DordoiKGZ 🇰🇬

world leagues ranking

KGZ0,2070,410-9AFC Central Asian
106MaziyaMDV 🇲🇻

world leagues ranking

MDV0,1500,410-9AFC South Asian
107Al-ShortaIRQ 🇮🇶

world leagues ranking

IRQ0,1400,410-9AFC West Asian
108Hilal Al-QudsPLE 🇵🇸

world leagues ranking

PLE0,0820,410-8AFC West Asian
109Hà Nội FCVIE 🇻🇳

world leagues ranking

VIE0,0740,410-8AFC Southeast Asian
110Hougang UnitedSIN 🇸🇬

world leagues ranking

SIN0,0390,410-6AFC Southeast Asian
111VisakhaCAM 🇰🇭

world leagues ranking

CAM0,0140,410-5AFC Southeast Asian
112Gyeongnam FC KOR 🇰🇷

world leagues ranking

KOR0,0060,410-5AFC East Asian
113Jableh SCSYR 🇸🇾

world leagues ranking

SYR0,0050,410-5AFC West Asian
114Ratchaburi Mitr PholTHA 🇹🇭

world leagues ranking

THA0,0020,410-4AFC Southeast Asian
115AGMKUZB 🇺🇿

world leagues ranking

UZB0,0020,410-4AFC Central Asian
116MalkiyaBHR 🇧🇭

world leagues ranking

BHR0,0020,410-7AFC West Asian
117CSKA Pamir DushanbeTJK 🇹🇯

world leagues ranking

TJK0,0010,410-5AFC Central Asian
118NejmehLIB 🇱🇧

world leagues ranking

LIB0,0010,410-4AFC West Asian
119Becamex Bình DươngVIE 🇻🇳

world leagues ranking

VIE0,0010,410-6AFC Southeast Asian

*Australia & Oceania Region includes clubs from both AFC and OFC. When you select the Australia & Oceania Region from the drop-down list of regions in the table above, you will potentially see only clubs from AFC countries and territories: Australia, West Papua (Indonesia), Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands. If you want to compare all clubs from Australia & Oceania by their performance in international matches activate one of the links below.


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