1971 Asian Champion Club Tournament

1971 Asian Club Championship
Tournament details
Host country Thailand
Dates 21 March – 2 April 1971
Teams 8
Venue(s) Bangkok
Final positions
Champions Israel Maccabi Tel Aviv (2nd title)
Runners-up Iraq Al-Shorta
Third place IranTaj Tehran
Fourth place South Korea ROK Army
Tournament statistics
Matches played 14
Goals scored 43 (3.07 per match)

The 1971 Asian Club Championship was the fourth edition of the annual Asian club football competition hosted by Asian Football Confederation. Eight clubs from eight countries competed in the tournament. The tournament was held in Bangkok, Thailand from 21 March to 2 April. Eight clubs were split in two groups of four and the group winners and the runners-up advanced to semifinals.

Maccabi Tel Aviv F.C. (ISR) clinched their second Asian title after defeating Al-Shorta (IRQ) by walkover in the final.


Preliminary Round

These are the group allocation matches. Each group will consist of two winners and two losers from this round.

ROK Army South Korea 21 Thailand Bangkok Bank FC
Al-Shorta Iraq 32 Iran Taj Tehran
Al Arabi Kuwait 81 India FC Punjab Police
Maccabi Tel Aviv Israel 10 Malaysia Perak FA

Group Stage

Group A

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
Iran Taj Tehran 53210514
South Korea ROK Army 43201523
Kuwait Al Arabi 33111312
Malaysia Perak FA 03003099
Match 1 Al Arabi 30 Perak
Match 2 Taj Tehran 21 ROK Army
Match 3 ROK Army 30 Perak
Match 4 Taj Tehran 00 Al Arabi
Match 5 Taj Tehran 30 Perak
Match 6 ROK Army 10 Al Arabi

Group B

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
Israel Maccabi Tel Aviv 633001028
Iraq Al-Shorta 43201835
Thailand Bangkok Bank FC 23102363
India FC Punjab Police 0300321210
Match 1 Bangkok Bank 20 Punjab
Match 2 Maccabi Tel Aviv 201 Al-Shorta
Match 3 Maccabi Tel Aviv 41 Punjab
Match 4 Al-Shorta 20 Bangkok Bank
Match 5 Al-Shorta 61 Punjab
Match 6 Maccabi Tel Aviv 41 Bangkok Bank

1: Al-Shorta withdrew from this match, awarded to Maccabi.

Knockout Stage


Third Place Match


1 The final was scratched and Maccabi Tel Aviv were awarded the championship after Al-Shorta players entered the field waving Iraqi and Palestinian flags around the pitch before refusing to play the Israeli side for political reasons.


1971 Asian Club Championship
Maccabi Tel Aviv
Second Title


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