Asian Cups Semifinal Balance


NB: up to date as of Nov 11, 2013 (after 2013 competitions).
Note that the AFC Cup and the AFC Presidents Cup (in which the clubs from the strongest countries do not enter) are listed separately.

Country Classification

(according to number of cups won):

              Cups Won     Diff Winn     Finals      Diff Fin       Semis     Diff Semi   SC AA
Country       C1 C2 Tt     C1 C2 Tt     C1 C2 Tt     C1 C2 Tt     C1 C2 Tt     C1 C2 Tt

South Korea   10    10      6     6     16  3 19      9  3 10     25  4 29     12  4 13    3  2
Japan          5  5 10      5  4  9      8  6 14      6  5 10     14 10 24      9  6 13    2
Saudi Arabia   4  6 10      2  5  5     11  7 18      5  5  6     17 11 28      6  6  8    3

Iran           3  1  4      2  1  3      7  2  9      4  1  5     15  4 19      6  2  6

Israel         3     3      2     2      4     4      2     2      4     4      2     2

China          2     2      2     2      4  1  5      3  1  3     10  3 13      5  3  7
Qatar          2     2      1     1      3     3      2     2      5  2  7      4  2  4
Thailand       2     2      1     1      3     3      2     2      4  2  6      2  2  4       1

UAE            1     1      1     1      2  1  3      1  1  2      6  2  8      4  2  5

Iraq                                     2  2  4      2  2  4      6  3  9      4  2  4

Malaysia                                 1     1      1     1      3     3      3     3
Syria                                    1     1      1     1      2     2      2     2
Oman                                     1     1      1     1      1     1      1     1
Australia                                1     1      1     1      1     1      1     1
Bahrain                                     1  1         1  1         1  1         1  1
Hongkong                                    1  1         1  1         1  1         1  1

Uzbekistan                                                         6  1  7      4  1  5
Indonesia                                                          3  1  4      3  1  4

India                                                              1     1      1     1
Kazakhstan                                                         1     1      1     1
Kuwait                                                             1     1      1     1
Lebanon                                                            1     1      1     1
North Korea                                                        1     1      1     1
Vietnam                                                               1  1         1  1
Jordan                                                                1  1         1  1
Turkmenistan                                                          1  1         1  1

Totals        32 12 44     22 10 30     64 24 88     40 18 52    127 48 175    73 36 92    7  3

NB: Starting with the 2004 season, the Champions League is only open to clubs from the
    "best" countries, while "average" countries have to do with the AFC Cup and the
    "weakest" AFC members try their luck in the AFC Presidents Cup; these two cups are
    not included in the above summary; see below for more information.

Notes:

 1.C1=Champions' Cup (Champions League from 2002/03 on), 
   C2=Cup Winners' Cup (up to and including 2002/03),
   Diff Win/Final/Semi denotes the number of different clubs that won/reached the final c.q.
     reached the semis.
 2.SC=Super Cup, AA=Afro-Asian Club Cup.
 3.There were only three semifinalists in the 1967 Champions' Cup.
 4.The 1986/87 tournament was decided by a final group of four.  Runners-up Al-Hilal are
   considered losing finalists.
 5.The C1 tournaments from 1987/88 to 1989/90 were decided in a final between the two winners
   of "semifinal" groups; the groups' runners-up are counted as losing semifinalists.


Final winning ratios

Israel            3/ 4   = 0.75
Japan            10/14   = 0.71
Qatar             2/ 3   = 0.67
Thailand          2/ 3   = 0.67
Saudi Arabia     10/18   = 0.56
South Korea       8/15   = 0.53  [2 inter-Korean finals; 10/19 = 0.53]
Iran              4/ 9   = 0.44
China             2/ 5   = 0.40
UAE               1/ 3   = 0.33
Bahrain           0/ 1   = 0.00
Syria             0/ 1   = 0.00
Australia         0/ 1   = 0.00
Hongkong          0/ 1   = 0.00
Malaysia          0/ 1   = 0.00
Oman              0/ 1   = 0.00
Iraq              0/ 4   = 0.00

Semifinal-to-Cup-win ratios

(not adjusted for "internal meetings"):

Israel            3/ 4   = 0.75
Japan            10/24   = 0.42
Saudi Arabia     10/28   = 0.36
South Korea      10/29   = 0.34
Thailand          2/ 6   = 0.33
Qatar             2/ 7   = 0.29
Iran              4/19   = 0.21
China             2/13   = 0.15
UAE               1/ 8   = 0.13
Australia         0/ 1   = 0.00
Bahrain           0/ 1   = 0.00
Hongkong          0/ 1   = 0.00
India             0/ 1   = 0.00
Jordan            0/ 1   = 0.00
Kazakhstan        0/ 1   = 0.00
Kuwait            0/ 1   = 0.00
Lebanon           0/ 1   = 0.00
North Korea       0/ 1   = 0.00
Oman              0/ 1   = 0.00
Turkmenistan      0/ 1   = 0.00
Vietnam           0/ 1   = 0.00
Syria             0/ 2   = 0.00
Malaysia          0/ 3   = 0.00
Indonesia         0/ 4   = 0.00
Uzbekistan        0/ 7   = 0.00
Iraq              0/ 9   = 0.00

China, the UAE and Iraq have little to show for all their semifinal appearances.


The Club List

                          Cups Won      Finals      Semifinals   Country         SC AA
Club                      C1 C2 Tt     C1 C2 Tt      C1 C2 Tt                     8  3

1 [4 cups]
Al-Hilal (Riyadh)          2  2  4      4  2  6       6  3  9    Saudi Arabia 1   2

2-3 [3 cups]
Pohang Steelers            3     3      3     3       3     3    South Korea 1
Al-Ittihad (Jeddah)        2  1  3      3  1  4       5  3  8    Saudi Arabia 2

4-10 [2 cups]
Esteghlal (Tehran) [1]     2     2      4     4       7  2  9    Iran 1 
Ilhwa Chunma (Seongnam)    2     2      4     4       6     6    South Korea 2    1  1
Suwon Samsung Bluewings    2     2      2  1  3       4  1  5    South Korea 3    2
T.F.B. (Bangkok) [2]       2     2      2     2       3     3    Thailand 1          1
Al-Sadd (Doha)             2     2      2     2       2  1  3    Qatar 1
Maccabi Tel-Aviv           2     2      2     2       2     2    Israel 1
Nissan [3]                    2  2      1  2  3       1  3  4    Japan 1

11-23 [1 CC]
Jubilo Iwata               1     1      3     3       3     3    Japan 2          1
Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors     1     1      2  1  3       3  1  4    South Korea 4
Liaoning (Shenyang)        1     1      2     2       4     4    China 1
Al-Ain (Al-Ain)            1     1      2     2       3     3    UAE 1
Hapoel Tel-Aviv            1     1      2     2       2     2    Israel 2
Ulsan Hyundai Horang-i     1     1      1     1       2  1  3    South Korea 5
Verdy Kawasaki [4]         1     1      1     1       3     3    Japan 3
Urawa Red Diamonds         1     1      1     1       2     2    Japan 4
Daewoo Royals (Pusan)      1     1      1     1       1     1    South Korea 6       1
Furukawa [5]               1     1      1     1       1     1    Japan 5
Gamba Osaka                1     1      1     1       1     1    Japan 6
Guangzhou Evergrande       1     1      1     1       1     1    China 2
Paas (Tehran)              1     1      1     1       1     1    Iran 2

24-30 [1 CWC]
Al-Nasr (Riyadh)              1  1      1  2  3       1  2  3    Saudi Arabia 3   1
Al-Shabab (Riyadh)            1  1      1  1  2       2  1  3    Saudi Arabia 4
Piroozi (Tehran)              1  1         2  2       4  2  6    Iran 3
Shimizu S-Pulse               1  1         1  1          2  2    Japan 7
Yokohama Flügels [6]          1  1         1  1          2  2    Japan 8          1
Bellmare Hiratsuka            1  1         1  1          1  1    Japan 9
Al-Qadisiyah (Khobar)         1  1         1  1          1  1    Saudi Arabia 5

32-45 [1 CC final]
Al-Ahly (Jeddah)                        2     2       2     2    Saudi Arabia 6
Dalian Shide [7]                        1  1  2       3  1  4    China 3
Al-Rasheed                              1     1       3     3    Iraq 1
Al-Arabi                                1     1       1  1  2    Qatar 2
Adelaide United                         1     1       1     1    Australia 1
Anyang LG Cheetahs                      1     1       1     1    South Korea 7
BEC Tero Sasana                         1     1       1     1    Thailand 2 
Al-Karama (Homs)                        1     1       1     1    Syria 1   
Omani Club (Muscat)                     1     1       1     1    Oman 1
Selangor                                1     1       1     1    Malaysia 1
FC Seoul                                1     1       1     1    South Korea 8
Sepahan (Isfahan)                       1     1       1     1    Iran 4
Al-Shourta (Bagdad)                     1     1       1     1    Iraq 2
Yangzee                                 1     1       1     1    South Korea 9
Zob-Ahan (Isfahan)                      1     1       1     1    Iran 5

46-52 [1 CWC final]
Al-Talaba                                  1  1       1  2  3    Iraq 3
Nagoya Grampus Eight                       1  1       1  1  2    Japan 10
Al-Zawra (Bagdad)                          1  1       1  1  2    Iraq 4
South China                                1  1          1  1    Hongkong 1
Chunnam Dragons                            1  1          1  1    South Korea 10
Muharraq                                   1  1          1  1    Bahrain 1
Al-Sha'ab (Sharjah)                        1  1          1  1    UAE 2

53-81 [CC semifinalists]
Bunyodkor Toshkent                                    2     2    Uzbekistan 1
Pakhtakor Toshkent                                    2     2    Uzbekistan 2
Al-Shabab (Dubai)                                     1  1  2    UAE 3
April 25 (Pyongyang)                                  1     1    North Korea 1
Busan I'Park                                          1     1    South Korea 11
Federal Territory                                     1     1    Malaysia 2
Guangdong (Guangzhou)                                 1     1    China 4
Homenetmen                                            1     1    Lebanon 1
Irtysh Pavlodar                                       1     1    Kazakhstan 1
Al-Ittifaq (Dammam)                                   1     1    Saudi Arabia 7
Al-Ittihad (Aleppo)                                   1     1    Syria 2
Kashiwa Reysol                                        1     1    Japan 11
Kuala Lumpur                                          1     1    Malaysia 3
Mysore State                                          1     1    India 1
Nasaf Qarshi                                          1     1    Uzbekistan 3
Neftchi Fergana                                       1     1    Uzbekistan 4
Pelita Jaya (Jakarta)                                 1     1    Indonesia 1
PSMS (Medan)                                          1     1    Indonesia 2
Al-Qadisiya (Kuwait)                                  1     1    Kuwait 1
Al-Rayyan (Doha)                                      1     1    Qatar 3
ROK Army                                              1     1    South Korea 12
Saipa (Tehran)                                        1     1    Iran 6
Shenzhen Jianlibao                                    1     1    China 5
Tiga Berlian (Jakarta)                                1     1    Indonesia 3
Toyo Kogyo [8]                                        1     1    Japan 12
Tungsten Mining                                       1     1    South Korea 13
Umm Salal                                             1     1    Qatar 4
Al-Wahda (Abu Dhabi)                                  1     1    UAE 4
Al-Wasl (Dubai)                                       1     1    UAE 5

82-92 [CWC semifinalists]
Bangkok Bank                                             1  1    Thailand 3
Beijing Guo'an                                           1  1    China 6
Chongqing Longxin                                        1  1    China 7
Kashima Antlers                                          1  1    Japan 13
Kopet-Dag Ashkhabad                                      1  1    Turkmenistan 1
Navbakhor Namangan                                       1  1    Uzbekistan 5
Pupuk Kaltim (Bontang)                                   1  1    Indonesia 4
Quang Nam (Danang)                                       1  1    Vietnam 1
Al-Ramtha                                                1  1    Jordan 1
Riyadh SC (Riyadh)                                       1  1    Saudi Arabia 8
T.O.T. (Bangkok) [9]                                     1  1    Thailand 4

NB: in the club list above, those clubs also appearing in the C3/C4 list below are listed in
    italics.

Notes:
[ 1] Esteghlal's record includes that of Taj Club (both were the club of the
     Iranian Army, Taj ("Crown") before and Esteghlal after the Islamic revolution
     of 1979
[ 2] full name: Thai Farmers Bank
[ 3] Nissan are now called Yokohama F. Marinos
[ 4] Verdy Kawasaki were previously called Yomiuri
[ 5] Furukawa are now called JEF United Ichihara
[ 6] Yokohama Flügels merged with Yokohama Marinos into Yokohama F. Marinos
[ 7] Dalian Shide were previously called Dalian Wanda
[ 8] Toyo Kogyo are now called Sanfrecce Hiroshima
[ 9] full name: Telephone Organization of Thailand

AFC Cup and AFC Presidents Cup Summary
(according to number of cups won):

              Cups Won     Diff Winn     Finals      Diff Fin       Semis     Diff Semi 
Country       C3 C4 Tt     C3 C4 Tt     C3 C4 Tt     C3 C4 Tt     C3 C4 Tt     C3 C4 Tt

Tajikistan        4  4         2  2         5  5         3  3         7  7         3  3

Kuwait         3     3      1     1      6     6      2     2      6     6      2     2
Jordan         3     3      2     2      4     4      2     2      8     8      3     3

Syria          2     2      2     2      4     4      4     4      4     4      4     4
Kyrgyzstan        2  2         1  1         6  6         1  1         8  8         2  2

Bahrain        1     1      1     1      2     2      1     1      3     3      2     2
Uzbekistan     1     1      1     1      1     1      1     1      1     1      1     1
Turkmenistan      1  1         1  1         1  1         1  1         5  5         3  3
Taiwan            1  1         1  1         1  1         1  1         3  3         2  2
Myanmar           1  1         1  1         1  1         1  1         1  1         1  1

Lebanon                                  2     2      2     2      4     4      2     2
Iraq                                     1     1      1     1      2     2      1     1
Nepal                                       1  1         1  1         3  3         2  2
Cambodia                                    1  1         1  1         2  2         2  2
Pakistan                                    1  1         1  1         2  2         2  2
Palestine                                   1  1         1  1         2  2         2  2

Hongkong                                                           2     2      2     2
India                                                              2     2      2     2
Singapore                                                          2     2      2     2
Thailand                                                           2     2      2     2
Sri Lanka                                                             2  2         2  2
Maldives                                                           1     1      1     1
Oman                                                               1     1      1     1
Saudi Arabia                                                       1     1      1     1
Vietnam                                                            1     1      1     1
Mongolia                                                              1  1         1  1

Totals        10  9 19      7  6 13     20 18 38     13 11 24     40 36 76     27 22 49

Notes:

 1.C3=AFC Cup (from 2004 on),
   C4=AFC Presidents Cup (from 2005 on). 
 2.The C4 tournaments are decided in a final between the two winners of "semifinal" groups
   since 2011; the groups' runners-up are counted as losing semifinalists.

NB: in the club list below, those clubs also appearing in the C1/C2 list above are listed in
    italics.

                          Cups Won      Finals      Semifinals   Country        
Club                      C3 C4 Tt     C3 C4 Tt      C3 C4 Tt                    

1.2 [3 cups]
Al-Kuwait SC               3     3      4     4       4     4    Kuwait 1
Regar-TadAZ Tursunzade        3  3         3  3          4  4    Tajikistan 1

3-4 [2 cups]
Al-Faysali (Amman)         2     2      3     3       4     4    Jordan 1
Dordoy Bishkek                2  2         6  6          7  7    Kyrgyzstan 1

5-9 [1 AFC Cup]
Muharraq                   1     1      2     2       2     2    Bahrain 1
Al-Ittihad (Aleppo)        1     1      1     1       1     1    Syria 1
Al-Jaish (Damascus)        1     1      1     1       1     1    Syria 2
Nasaf Qarshi               1     1      1     1       1     1    Uzbekistan 1
Shabab Al-Ordon (Amman)    1     1      1     1       1     1    Jordan 2

10-13 [1 PC]
Balkan Balkanabat             1  1         1  1          2  2    Turkmenistan 1
Taipower                      1  1         1  1          2  2    Taiwan 1
Istiqlol Dushanbe             1  1         1  1          1  1    Tajikistan 2
Yadanarbon                    1  1         1  1          1  1    Myanmar 1

14-19 [1 AFC final]
Al-Qadisiya (Kuwait)                    2     2       2     2    Kuwait 2
Al-Nijmeh (Beirut)                      1     1       3     3    Lebanon 1
Arbil                                   1     1       2     2    Iraq 1
Al-Karama (Homs)                        1     1       1     1    Syria 3
Safa (Beirut)                           1     1       1     1    Lebanon 2
Al-Wahda (Damascus)                     1     1       1     1    Syria 4

20-24 [1 PC final]
Nepal Police Club                          1  1          2  2    Nepal 1
Vahsh Qurghonteppa                         1  1          2  2    Tajikistan 3
KRL                                        1  1          1  1    Pakistan 1
Phnom Penh Crown                           1  1          1  1    Cambodia 1
Shabab Al-Am'ari                           1  1          1  1    Palestine 1

25-38 [AFC semifinalists]
Al-Wahdat (Amman)                                     3     3    Jordan 3
B.Binh Duong                                          1     1    Vietnam 1
Chonburi                                              1     1    Thailand 1
Dempo SC (Goa)                                        1     1    India 1
East Bengal (Kolkata)                                 1     1    India 2
Geylang United                                        1     1    Singapore 1
Home United                                           1     1    Singapore 2
Al-Ittifaq (Dammam)                                   1     1    Saudi Arabia 1
Muang Thong United                                    1     1    Thailand 2
Al-Nahda                                              1     1    Oman 1
New Radiant                                           1     1    Maldives 1
Riffa                                                 1     1    Bahrain 2
South China                                           1     1    Hongkong 1
Sun Hei                                               1     1    Hongkong 2

39-49 [1 PC semifinalists]
FK Ashgabat                                              2  2    Turkmenistan 2
Blue Star SC (Kalutara)                                  1  1    Sri Lanka 1
Erchim (Ulaanbaatar)                                     1  1    Mongolia 1
Hilal Al-Quds                                            1  1    Palestine 2
HTTU Ashgabat                                            1  1    Turkmenistan 3
Khemera (Phnom Penh)                                     1  1    Cambodia 2
Neftchi Kochkor-Ata                                      1  1    Kyrgyzstan 2
Ratnam SC (Colombo)                                      1  1    Sri Lanka 2
Tatung                                                   1  1    Taiwan 2
Three Star Club                                          1  1    Nepal 2
WAPDA (Lahore)                                           1  1    Pakistan 2





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