2009 AFC Champions League Final

2009 AFC Champions League Final

Event 2009 AFC Champions League
Date 7 November 2009
Venue National Stadium, Tokyo
AFC Man of the Match No Byung-Jun (Pohang Steelers)[1]
Fans' Man of the Match Denilson (Pohang Steelers)
Referee Matthew Breeze (Australia)
Attendance 25,743
Weather Good

The 2009 AFC Champions League Final was a football match which was played on Saturday, 7 November 2009. It was the 28th final of the AFC Champions League, Asia's premier club football tournament, and the first single match final since 2002 when the competition was known as the Asian Club Championship. The match was played at the National Stadium in Tokyo and it was contested between Al-Ittihad of Saudi Arabia and Pohang Steelers of South Korea. The winners Pohang Steelers were also entered the quarter-finals of the 2009 FIFA Club World Cup.

Pohang Steelers defeated Al-Ittihad 2–1, winning its third title to become the most successful club in Asian football.[2]

Qualified teams

Team Previous finals appearances (bold indicates winners)
Saudi Arabia Al-Ittihad 2004, 2005
South Korea Pohang Steelers 1997, 1998

Road to Tokyo

2009 AFC Champions League winner Pohang Steelers.
For more details on this topic, see 2009 AFC Champions League.
Al-Ittihad Round Pohang Steelers
Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Saudi Arabia Al-Ittihad 6330144+1012
Qatar Umm-Salal 622261378
United Arab Emirates Al-Jazira 60516715
Iran Esteghlal 60426824
Group stage
Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
South Korea Pohang Steelers 633073+412
Japan Kawasaki Frontale 6312107+310
China Tianjin Teda 622265+18
Australia C.C. Mariners 602451382
Opponent Result Legs Knockout stage Opponent Result Legs
Saudi Arabia Al-Shabab 2–1 Round of 16 Australia Newcastle United Jets 6–0
Uzbekistan Pakhtakor Tashkent 5–1 4–0 home; 1–1 away Quarter-finals Uzbekistan Bunyodkor 5–4 4–1 home; 1–3 away
Japan Nagoya Grampus 8–3 6–2 home; 2–1 away Semi-finals Qatar Umm-Salal 4–1 2–0 home; 2–1 away

Match details

Pohang Steelers
AL-ITTIHAD: 4–1–2–1–2
GK 1 Saudi Arabia Mabrouk Zayed
DF 4Saudi Arabia Redha Tukar
DF 6 Saudi Arabia Obaid Alshamrani  64'
DF 19 Saudi Arabia Saleh Al-Saqri
DF 21Saudi Arabia Hamad Al-Montashari
MF 8 Saudi Arabia Manaf Abushgeer
MF 12Oman Ahmed Hadid
MF 14 Saudi Arabia Saud Khariri 
MF 18Saudi Arabia Mohammed Noor (c)  50'
FW 11 Morocco Hicham Aboucherouane
FW 27Tunisia Amine Chermiti
GK 22Saudi Arabia Tisir Al-Antaif
DF 5Saudi Arabia Mohammed Salem
DF 33 Saudi Arabia Osama Al-Muwallad
MF 16Saudi Arabia Mishal Al-Said
MF 30 Saudi Arabia Sultan Alnumare
FW 15Argentina Luciano Leguizamón  64'
FW 29Saudi Arabia Talal Al-Meshal
Argentina Gabriel Calderón
GK 1 South Korea Shin Hwa-Yong
RB 2South Korea Choi Hyo-Jin
CB 32South Korea Kim Hyung-Il
CB 24 South Korea Hwang Jae-Won (c)
LB 16 South Korea Kim Jung-Kyum  75'
DM 20 South Korea Shin Hyung-Min   39'
CM 7South Korea Kim Jae-Sung  29'
CM 5 South Korea Kim Tae-Su
RW 10 Brazil Denilson  90+3'
CF 9Republic of Macedonia Stevica Ristić  71'
LW 22South Korea No Byung-Jun  90+1'
GK 41South Korea Kim Jee-Hyuk
DF 4Japan Kazunari Okayama
DF 8 South Korea Hwang Jin-Sung
MF 12South Korea Park Hee-Chul  75'
MF 14 South Korea Song Chang-Ho  90+1'  71'
FW 18South Korea Namgung Do  90+3'
FW 23South Korea Yoo Chang-Hyun
Brazil Sérgio Farias

AFC Man of the Match:
South Korea No Byung-Jun[1]

Assistant referees:
Australia Matthew Cream
Australia Wilson David
Fourth official:
Australia Green Daniel

See also


  1. 1 2 "Triple treat for Steelers". the-afc.com. Asian Football Confederation. 7 November 2009. Retrieved 7 November 2009.
  2. "Pohang book UAE berth". FIFA.com. 2009-11-07. Archived from the original on 11 November 2009. Retrieved 2009-12-21.

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