1985 Asian Club Championship

1985 Asian Club Championship
Tournament details
Host country Saudi Arabia
Dates 19 – 29 January 1986
Teams 6
Venue(s) Jeddah (final round)
Final positions
Champions South Korea Daewoo Royals (1st title)
Runners-up Saudi Arabia Al-Ahli
Third place Indonesia Krama Yudha Tiga Berlian
Fourth place Syria Al-Ittihad Aleppo
Tournament statistics
Matches played 10
Goals scored 23 (2.3 per match)

The 1985 Asian Club Championship was the 5th edition of the annual Asian club football competition hosted by Asian Football Confederation. The tournament returned to Asia for the first time in 14 years. Several Asian clubs started the qualifying round in Fall of 1985. The final tournament was held in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia from 19 to 29 January 1986.

Daewoo Royals (KOR) won their first Asian Club Championship.

Qualifying Tournament

West Asia 1

Round 1

Team 1  Score  Team 2
Al-Rasheed Iraq 4–0 Jordan Amman Club
Al-Ittihad Aleppo Syria Bye

Round 2

Team 1  Score  Team 2
Al-Ittihad Aleppo Syria ? Iraq Al-Rasheed

Al-Ittihad Aleppo won, but result unknown.

West Asia 2

(Also for or Gulf Cooperation Council Cup 1985 played in Dubai)


Central Asia

Played in Sri Lanka

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA
India East Bengal Club 105500200
Bangladesh Abahani Krira Chakra 85401174
Sri Lanka Saunders SC 55212128
Pakistan PIA FC 4512288
Nepal New Road Team 35113811
Maldives Club Valencia 05005236

Southeast Asia (ASEAN Champions Cup)

Played in Indonesia

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA
Indonesia Krama Yudha Tiga Berlian 74310151
Thailand Bangkok Bank FC 74310102
Singapore Tiong Bahru CSC 3411227
Malaysia Malacca FA 3411227
Brunei ADP FC 04004012

21 December 1984
Malacca FA Malaysia 1–0 Brunei ADP FC

22 December 1984
Krama Yudha Tiga Berlian Indonesia 7–0 Brunei ADP FC

26 December 1984
Tiong Bahru CSC Singapore 2–0 Brunei ADP FC

27 December 1984
Bangkok Bank FC Thailand 2–0 Brunei ADP FC


29 December 1984
Krama Yudha Tiga Berlian Indonesia 0–1 Thailand Bangkok Bank FC
Boonum Suksawar
Senayan Stadium. Jakarta
Attendance: 80,000

East Asia 1

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA
Hong Kong Seiko 6430166
North Korea April 25 5421184
China Liaoning FC 1401326

26 May 1985
Liaoning China 0–1 Hong Kong Seiko

East Asia 2

Original Stands

Group stage

NB : Hong Kong Seiko withdrew from the final tournament, so Indonesia Krama Yudha Tiga Berlian who finished Group 4 in 1st place, but lost the playoff, participated.

Group A

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
Saudi Arabia Al-Ahli 4220031+2
Indonesia Krama Yudha Tiga Berlian 2210121+1
India East Bengal Club 0200214−3
1986-01-23 Al Ahli 1–0 Tiga Berlian
1986-01-19 Al Ahli 2–1 East Bengal
1986-01-21 East Bengal 0–2 Tiga Berlian

Group B

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
South Korea Daewoo Royals 4220041+3
Syria Al-Ittihad Aleppo 2210131+2
Thailand Bangkok Bank FC 0200216−5
1986-01-21 Daewoo Royals 3–1 Bangkok Bank
Lee Tae-Ho  8', 36'
Chung Hae-Won  35'
1986-01-23 Al-Ittihad Aleppo 3–0 Bangkok Bank
1986-01-25 Daewoo Royals 1–0 Al-Ittihad Aleppo

Knockout stage


Third place match


29 January 1986
Al-Ahli Saudi Arabia 1–3 (a.e.t.) South Korea Daewoo Royals
Talal Subhi  16' Byun Byung-Joo  75'
Park Yang-Ha  98'
Kang Shin-Woo  100'


1985 Asian Club Championship
South Korea
Daewoo Royals
First Title


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