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Most Successful Asian Football Clubs (Part 2)

Guangzhou Evergrande Taobao Football Club 

Guangzhou Evergrande Taobao Football Club founded in 1954, is a dominant football club in the Chinese Super League. The club lifted the league title for 7 consecutive seasons from 2011 to 2017 before losing to Shanghai SPIG in 2018. Their stadium name Ground Tianhe Stadium with the capacity of 54,856.

Moreover, Guangzhou Evergrande Taobao F.C. is the only Chinese team to lift the AFC Champions League multiple times from 2013 and 2015 and the first Chinese team to participate in the FIFA Club World Cup in 2013.

Club honours: 

AFC Champions League – 2 titles in [2013, 2015]

Chinese Super League – 7 titles in [2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017]

China League One – 2 titles in [2007, 2010]

Chinese F.A. Cup – 2 titles in [2012, 2016]

Chinese FA Super Cup – 4 titles in [2012, 2016, 2017, 2018]

Chinese Second Division / Jia-B League – 3 titles in [1956, 1958, 1981]

Al-Hilal

The amazing football club Al-Hilal is a must-mentioned name otherwise it would be too shallow of this list. 

Al-Hilal from Saudi Arabia’s Professional League was founded in 1957 and has become the first team to win the League when it was launched in 1976. The team also one of the 4 clubs to have ever played annually in the league since it was founded and won more than 60 trophies, including record 6 Asian Football Confederation titles.

Due to the outstanding performance and intense hunger for trophies, the team was also crowned “Best Asian Club of the 20th Century” by the International Federation of Football History & Statistics [IFFHS] in 2009.

Club honours: 

Professional League –  29 times in [1976, 1978, 1984, 1985, 1987, 1989, 1995, 1997, 2001, 2004, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2016, 2017, 1979, 1980, 1982, 1986, 1992, 1994, 1996, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2018

King Cup –  15 times in [1961, 1963, 1964, 1968, 1977, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1984, 1985, 1987, 1989, 2010, 2015, 2017]

AFC Champions League – 6 times in [1991, 2000, 1986, 1987, 2014, 2017]

Seongnam Football Club

Seongnam F.C. is a south Korean football club founded in 1989 and has been played actively in the K League 1, with a gallery series of trophies, including 7 K League titles, 3 F.A. Cups, 3 League Cups, 2 AFC Champions League titles.

Moreover, Seongnam F.C. was placed fifth in the International Federation of Football History & Statistics [IFFHS] Asian Clubs of the 20th century. Their stadium name Ground Tancheon Stadium with capacity of 16,146.

Club honours: 

K League 1 – 7 times in [1993, 1994, 1995, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2006]

FA Cup – 3 times in [1999, 2011, 2014]

League Cup – 3 times in [1992, 2002, 2004]

Super Cup – 1 time in [2002]

President’s Cup – 1 time in [1999]

AFC Champions League – 2 times in [2010, 2014]

Asian Super Cup – 1time in  [1996]

A3 Champions Cup – 1 time in [2004]

FIFA Club World Cup- 4th place [2010]

Afro-Asian Club Championship – 1 time in [1996]

Most Successful Asian Football Clubs (part 1)

The Asian Football world consists of incredible football teams with amazing records and statistics. In this article, we will introduce some of the most successful Asian football club ever based on their trophies, prestige, and success.
Let’s get started.

Pohang Steelers

Pohang Steelers was founded in 1973, based in Pohang, North Gyeongsang, and currently play in K League 1, South Korea under the management of their former player Kim Gi-Dong. Their stadium name Pohang Steel Yard which can host up to 17,443 people. 

Pohang Steelers is undoubtedly one of the most successful Asian football clubs, winning over 30 trophies since inception, ranging from Korean League 1 Cup, Korean F.A. Cup, and 3  AFC Champions League. 

 Club honours: 

K League 1 – 5 times winning in [1986, 1988, 1992, 2007, 2013]

Korea Football League/National League – 5 titles in [ 1975 Spring, 1981 Fall, 1982, 1986 Fall, 1988 Fall]

FA Cup – 4 times winning in [1996, 2008, 2012, 2013]

League Cup – 2 tiles in [1993, 2009]

AFC Champions League – 3 times winning in [1996/97, 1997/98, 2009]

FIFA Club World Cup Third place in [2009].

Kashima Antlers F.C.

Kashima Antlers was founded in 1947 and is financially supported by the Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal company. Their stadium Name calls Ground Kashima Soccer Stadium with the capacity of 40,728. Kashima Antlers is another successful team in Japan as well as Asia, achieving eight distinctive J.League titles, 6 J.League Cup, 5 Emperor’s Cup, among other major trophies. Moreover, Kashima rarely finishes below top 5 since the League was established and the club has also won more titles than most of its counterparts in the League.

Club honours: 

AFC Champions League – 1 title in [2018]

Japan Soccer League Division 2 – 2 times winning in [1984, 1986]

J.League –8 times winning in [1996, 1998, 2000, 2001, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2016]

J.League Cup – 6 times winning in [1997, 2000, 2002, 2011, 2012, 2015]

Japanese Super Cup – 6 times winning in [1997, 1998, 1999, 2009, 2010, 2017]

Shakaijin Cup – 1 title in [1973]

Emperor’s Cup – 5 times winning in [1997, 2000, 2007, 2010, 2016]

A3 Champions Cup – 1 title [2003]

Suruga Bank Championship – 2 times winning in [2012, 2013]

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