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1997–98 Asian Club Championship

1997–98 Asian Club Championship

The 1997–98 Asian Club Championship was the 17th edition of the annual international club football competition held in the AFC region (Asia). It determined that year's club champion of association football in Asia.

Pohang Steelers of South Korea won their 2nd consecutive Asian Champions title, beating Dalian Wanda 6–5 on penalties.

1997–1998 Asian Club Championship
Tournament details
Dates?? 1997 – April 1998
Final positions
ChampionsSouth KoreaPohang Steelers(2nd title)
Runners-upChinaDalian Wanda
Third placeSaudi ArabiaAl-Hilal
Fourth placeIranPersepolis
Tournament statistics
Matches played58
Goals scored187 (3.22 per match)

First round

West Asia

Team 1Agg.Team 21st leg2nd leg
Al-WahdaYemenw/o1United Arab EmiratesAl-Nasr
Metallurg KadamjayKyrgyzstan2–4TajikistanDynamo Dushanbe2–130–3
Al-HilalSaudi Arabiabye
Navbahor NamanganUzbekistanbye
Nisa AşgabatTurkmenistanbye
Persepolis FCIranbye
Taraz ZhambylKazakhstanbye

1 Al-Nasr withdrew. 2 Riffa withdrew. 3 First leg also reported 1–2.

East Asia

Team 1Agg.Team 21st leg2nd leg
Pohang SteelersSouth Korea13–0BangladeshMohammedan SC11–02–0
Victory SCMaldives4–3NepalMahendra Police3–21–1
Finance and RevenueMyanmar4–0Sri LankaSaunders SC1–03–0
Churchill BrothersIndia1–2VietnamĐồng Tháp F.C.0–11–1
Persebaya SurabayaIndonesia2–6South KoreaUlsan Hyundai Horang-i1–21–4
Kashima AntlersJapan8–2SingaporeGeylang United6–12–1
Selangor FAMalaysia0–2Hong KongSouth China0–00–2
Dalian WandaChina4–2ThailandBangkok Bank4–20–0

Intermediate Round

Central Asia

Team 1Agg.Team 21st leg2nd leg
Navbahor NamanganUzbekistan4–2TajikistanDynamo Dushanbe3–01–2
Taraz ZhambylKazakhstan2–4TurkmenistanNisa Aşgabat2–20–2

Second round

West Asia

Team 1Agg.Team 21st leg2nd leg
Al-ZawraaIraq0–2IranPersepolis FC0–00–2
Al-HilalSaudi Arabia3–2QatarAl-Rayyan3–20–0
Navbahor NamanganUzbekistan8–3TurkmenistanNisa Aşgabat6–12–2

East Asia

Team 1Agg.Team 21st leg2nd leg
Pohang SteelersSouth Korea15–0MaldivesVictory SC3–012–0
Finance and RevenueMyanmar4–4 (a)VietnamĐồng Tháp F.C.0–14–3
Ulsan Hyundai Horang-iSouth Korea2–6JapanKashima Antlers1–51–1
South ChinaHong Kong1–6ChinaDalian Wanda0–41–2


West Asia

IranPersepolis FC321031+27
Saudi ArabiaAl-Hilal320163+36
UzbekistanNavbahor Namangan302124−22

East Asia

South KoreaPohang Steelers320184+46
ChinaDalian Wanda320174+36
JapanKashima Antlers320163+36
MyanmarFinance and Revenue3003212−100


Third place match



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