Top 10 Asian Football Clubs 2016

Top 10 Asian Football Clubs 2016

The following list of Top 10 Asian Football Clubs 2016 contains a list of Best clubs of Asian who had revolutionized Asian Football over the past few decades. Let us check out the Top 10 Asian Football Clubs 2016.

Top 10 Asian Football Clubs 2016

 

10. Al Sadd:

Top 10 Asian Football Clubs 2016

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We start our list of Top 10 Asian Football Clubs 2016 with Qatari Football club Al Sadd. It is located in the Al Sadd district of Doha. It is locally named as ‘Al Zaeem’ meaning the ‘The Boss’. They became the first Arab club side to triumph in the Asian Club Championship by defeating Al Rasheed of Iraq on an aggregate of away goals. In 2006,  they again won the Asian Champions League, earning a spot in the FIFA Club World Cup. They finished third, becoming the first West Asian side to claim third place in the competition. Al Sadd have won the Qatari League a massive 13 times.

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9. FC Seoul:

Top 10 Asian Football Clubs 2016

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The next in our list of Top 10 Asian Football Clubs 2016 is South Korean outfit FC Seoul. The club was officially founded as Lucky-Goldstar FC in 1983 and have won 5 League titles, 2 FA Cups, 2 League Cups and 1 Super Cup. FC Seoul is one of the most successful and popular clubs in the K League Classic. The club has named the no. 12 jersey in the name of their supporters claiming their fans loyalty as the Twelfth man. Currently they are at the 3rd position in the League and are aiming at a 6th title.

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8.  Johor Darul Ta’zim:

Top 10 Asian Football Clubs 2016

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Darul Ta’zim is a Malayisan club based on the city Johor Bahur. Nicknamed  as ‘Southern Tigers’, Johor has won the 2015 Malaysian Super League and AFC Champions Cup. After a  turmoil in the early 2000s about the management of  the club presently it is being managed by Johor FA. Johor also gets regular funds from Sultan of Johor.

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7. Shadong Luneng:

Top 10 Asian Football Clubs 2016

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At Number 7 position, we have Chinese outfit Shandong Luneng. Based in Jinan, Shandong it currently participates in the Chinese Super League under licence from the Chinese Football Association. Shandong was the first Chinese team to induce foreign coach and players outside Asia which brought them immediate results. Currently the side is coached by Ex- Brazillian coach Mano Menzes and contains Brazillian and Argentine Internationals Diego  Tardelli and Walter Morino respectively.

6. Al-Ain:

Top 10 Asian Football Clubs 2016

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Al-Ain is an Abu Dhabi based Football club playing in the Arabian Gulf League or UAE Pro League. They are the most successful club in the UAE having won the League a massive 11 times. The club also has  6 President’s Cups, 3 Federation Cups, 1 Arabian Gulf Cup, two Abu Dhabi Championship Cups, one Joint League Cup, Gulf Club Champions Cup and AFC Champions League. The club is the first and only UAE side so far to win the AFC Champions League.

5. Al-Ahil:

Top 10 Asian Football Clubs 2016

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Al-Ahil is a Dubai based Football club which is situated is Jeddah and plays in the UAE Pro League. Al-Ahil is one of the oldest Dubai clubs and officially holds 27 Domestic as well as International Championships recognixed by FIFA. The current coach Christian Gross is a veteran manager under whoch the club has flourished has great heights.

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4. Jeonbuk FC:

Top 10 Asian Football Clubs 2016

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Next in our list of Top 10 Asian Football  Clubs 2016 is Jeonbuk FC from South Korea. They play in the K League Classic. They are only one of the two clubs to have won the Korean FA Cup more than one time. Jeonbuk have won the K League Classic three times and AFC Champions League once and ended up as a runner up once. It had kit sponsorships with Adidas, Reebok in the past and recently has tied up with Umbro.

3. Al Nassr:

Top 10 Asian Football Clubs 2016

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The bronze medalist in our list of Top 10 Asian Football Clubs 2016 is Al-Nassr which plays its games in King Fahad Stadium. Al-Nassr is one of the most popular clubs in Saudi Arabia, with only 24 official FIFA championships to its back which includes  7 Premier League titles, 9 Regional League titles 2 GCC Champions League titles, 3 Saudi Crown Prince Cup, 6 Saudi King’s Cups, and an Asian double in 1998, both the Asian Cup Winners’ Cup and Asian Super Cup. Al-Nassr was the first Asian club to appear in FIFA Club World Cup.

 

2. Al-Hilal:

Top 10 Asian Football Clubs 2016

Saudi’s Al-Hilal

City Rivals of Al Nassr in our list of Top 10 Asian Football Clubs 2016 is Al-Hilal. They ended up runners up last season with Al Nassr eventually crowned as champions. Al-Hilal was ranked as the “Asian Club of 20th Century”. Nicknamed, “The Blue Waves”, they have won the dosmestic title 13 times and various other Asian Championships 8 times.

1. Guanghzou Evergrande:

Top 10 Asian Football Clubs 2016

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The winner in our list of Top 10 Asian Football Clubs 2016 is Chinese club Guanghzou Evergrende. Evergrande is Probably the best team in China coached by ex Brazil coach Luis Felipe Scholari and fielding big names in European footballers like Paulinho and Jackson Martinez. Guangzhou have revolutionized since 2011. After Evergrande Estate group officially taking up sponsorship they had appointed big names in managerial posts like Marcello Lippi,  Fabio Cannavaro and Luis Felipe Scholari.

Top 10 Asian Football Clubs 2016

1. Guanghzou Evergrande
2. Al-Hilal
3. Al Nassr
4. Jeonbuk FC
5. Al-Ahil
6. Al-Ain
7. Shadong Luneng
8. Johor Darul Ta’zim
9. FC Seoul
10. Al Sadd