Iran 6th in AFC Club Competitions Ranking

Iran 6th in AFC Club Competitions Ranking

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) has confirmed the latest AFC Club Competitions Ranking, with Saudi Arabia taking the top spot and Iran sits sixth.

With a total of 103.148 points to its name, chart-topper Saudi Arabia is followed by Japan and Korea Republic in the second and third places respectively.

The West Asians’ comfortable lead is largely thanks to the stellar performance of the Kingdom’s top clubs in recent seasons, including Al Hilal SFC’s AFC Champions League (ACL) titles in 2019 and 2021, and a runner-up finish in 2022.

The consistent performance of Japanese clubs in the Knockout Stages of the ACL collectively contributed to the East Asians claiming the second spot on the rankings with 96.999 points.

Placing third with 93.600 points, Korea Republic has been yet another perennial contender for the throne where Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors FC etched its name on the trophy in 2016, while Pohang Steelers settled for the runner-up position in 2021.

The UAE, who earned a total of 74.873 points, owe much of its fourth-place finish to Al Ain, who finished the 2023/24 season as champion of the final edition of the competition, after narrowly missing out on the title in 2016.

Qatar is fifth with 70.330 points and Iran sits sixth with 68.640 points.

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