Gianluigi Buffon, Italy, 2006 FIFA World Cup winner
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The AFC Cup is an annual international association football competition between domestic clubs run by the Asian Football Confederation (AFC).

Qualification to the competition is available to clubs from AFC-affiliated countries that fall into the AFC's "developing nations" category as laid out in their "Vision Asia" document. Countries which are "emerging" nations are eligible to participate in the AFC Cup qualifying play-off, where as countries which are "mature" nations are entered into the AFC Champions League.


Asian Football Confederation (AFC)

1st edition

2004 AFC Cup





Air Force Club Air Force Club (3) Air Force (3)

Kuwait SC Kuwait SC (3) Kuwait SC (3)

Al-Muharraq SC Al-Muharraq SC (2) Al-Muharraq (2)

Al-Faisaly SC Al-Faisaly SC (2) Al-Faisaly (2)

2006 AFC Cup 2005 AFC Cup

Central Coast Mariners Central Coast Mariners (1) CC Mariners (1)

Al-Seeb Club Al-Seeb Club (1) Al-Seeb (1)

Al Ahed FC Al Ahed FC (1) Al Ahed (1)

Johor Darul Ta'zim Johor Darul Ta'zim (1) JDT (1)

Qadsia SC Qadsia SC (1) Qadsia (1)

FC Nasaf FC Nasaf (1) Nasaf (1)

Al-Ittihad SC Al-Ittihad SC (1) Al-Ittihad (1)

Shabab Al-Ordon Shabab Al-Ordon (1) S. Al-Ordon (1)

Al-Jaish SC Al-Jaish SC (1) Al-Jaish (1)

2004 AFC Cup
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