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1996–97 Asian Club Championship

 

1996–97 Asian Club Championship

The Asian Club Championship 1996-97 was the 16th 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 the final and became Asian champions for the first time.

First round

West Asia

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
FK Neftchy Farg'ona 8-2 Pamir Dushanbe 4-1 4-1
AiK Bishkek 3-6 Yelimay Semipalatinsk 2-4 1-2
Köpetdag Aşgabat 0-1 Persepolis FC 0-0 0-1
Al-Kazma 10-1 Dhofar 9-0 1-1
West Riffa w/o3 Al-Nejmeh 2-1 0-3
Al-Nasr w/o4 Al-Sharjah
Al-Rayyan bye
Al-Zawraa bye

1 West Riffa withdrew.
2 Al-Sharjah withdrew.

East Asia

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Shanghai Shenhua 9-2 Instant-Dict FC 7-1 2-1
Công an Thành phố Hồ Chí Minh 1-2 Johor FC 0-1 1-1(aet)
JCT FC 2-2(4-2p) New Road Team 1-1 1-1
PSM Makassar 1-4 Pohang Steelers 1-0 0-4
New Radiant 1-0 Pettah United SC 1-0 n/p1
Yokohama Marinos w/o2 GD Artilheiros
Cheonan Ilhwa Chunma bye
Thai Farmers Bank FC bye

1 The 2nd leg was cancelled due to political violence in Sri Lanka.
2 GD Artilheiros withdrew.

Second round

West Asia

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Al-Zawraa 3-1 FK Neftchy Farg'ona 1-0 2-1
Yelimay Semipalatinsk 3-5 Persepolis FC 3-0 0-5
Al-Nejmeh 1-4 Al-Nasr 1-0 0-4
Al-Kazma 1-2 Al-Rayyan 0-1 1-1

East Asia

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Cheonan Ilhwa Chunma 1-0 Shanghai Shenhua 0-0 1-0
Yokohama Marinos 3-1 Johor FC 2-0 1-1
JCT FC 1-2 New Radiant 1-0 0-2
Thai Farmers Bank FC 1-5 Pohang Steelers 1-3 0-2

Quarterfinals

West Asia

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Persepolis FC 3 2 0 1 6 5 +1 6
Al-Zawraa 3 1 1 1 3 2 +1 4
Al-Nasr 3 1 1 1 4 4 0 4
Al-Rayyan 3 1 0 2 3 5 −2 3
November 8, 1996
Al-Rayyan 2–1 Al-Nasr
Zamel Essa Goal 55'
Mohd Salem Al Enazi Goal 62'
Majed Abdullah Goal 72'

November 8, 1996
Persepolis FC 2–1 Al-Zawraa
Reza Shahroudi Goal 39'
Edmond Bezik Goal 75'
Sahib Hassan Goal 71'

November 10, 1996
Al-Nasr 3–2 Persepolis FC
Ohene Kennedy Goal 70' Goal 87' Goal 89' Edmond Bezik Goal 62'
Khodadad Azizi Goal 75'

November 10, 1996
Al-Zawraa 2–0 Al-Rayyan
Moayad Attlya Goal 40'
Mohamed Medhi Goal 55'

November 12, 1996
Al-Rayyan 1–2 Persepolis FC
Mohamed Mutlaq Goal 65' Khodadad Azizi Goal 44' Goal 89'

November 12, 1996
Al-Nasr 0–0 Al-Zawraa

East Asia

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Cheonan Ilhwa Chunma 3 2 1 0 12 2 +10 7
Pohang Steelers 3 1 2 0 8 2 +6 5
Yokohama Marinos 3 1 1 1 14 5 +9 4
New Radiant 3 0 0 3 0 25 −25 0


November 26, 1996
New Radiant 0–6 Pohang Steelers
Cho Jin-Ho Goal 32' Goal 49'(p) Goal 83' Goal 89'
Serhiy Konovalov Goal 34' Goal 61'


November 28, 1996
Yokohama Marinos 10–0 New Radiant
M. Suzuki Goal 4'
Alberto Acosta Goal 12'Goal 28'Goal 38'Goal 57'Goal 89'
Yoshito Terakawa Goal 13' Goal 35'
Y. Uena Goal 40'
T. Hirama Goal 75'

Semifinals


Third place match

Final

Champions

Asian Club Championship 1996-97

Pohang Steelers
First Title

References

  • Asian Club Competitions 1997 at RSSSF.com
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