Last updated : 12 April 2021

This page shows list of clubs which has qualified for the 2022 season of AFC Champions League and AFC Cup. The country displayed is ordered by their position in the AFC Country Ranking 2019.

In each country, there is a table that listed the club’s name, the qualifying method, and which stage of competition the club will enter. Each club is ordered by the seeding in its country.

The number of clubs from each country is determined by their position in AFC Country Ranking 2019. All clubs listed here must meet licensing requirements to participate in the competition. AFC will announce the final list of licensed clubs, usually in November or December.

This list is updated every Monday and when any club have secured qualification. Please let us know in the comments if there is any incorrect data. Thank you.

1.    China PR
CHN1 : League winners ACL-GS
CHN2 : Cup winners ACL-GS
CHN3 : League runner-up ACL-GS
CHN4 : League third place ACL-PO
League : ??
Cup : ??
2.    Qatar
QAT1 : Al Sadd League winners ACL-GS
QAT2 : Cup winners ACL-GS
QAT3 : Al Duhail League runner-up ACL-GS
QAT4 : Al Rayyan League third place ACL-PO
Cup : semi-final on 3 May
3.    Japan
JPN1 : League winners ACL-GS
JPN2 : Cup winners ACL-GS
JPN3 : League runner-up ACL-GS
JPN4 : League third place ACL-PO
League : 9/38 matches
Cup : ??
4.    Saudi Arabia
KSA1 : League winners ACL-GS
KSA2 : Cup winners ACL-GS
KSA3 : League runner-up ACL-GS
KSA4 : League third place ACL-PO
League : 25/30 matches
Cup : final on TBD
5.    Korea Republic
KOR1 : League winners ACL-GS
KOR2 : Cup winners ACL-GS
KOR3 : League runner-up ACL-PO
KOR4 : League third place ACL-PO
League : 9/38 matches
Cup : third round on 14 April
6.    Islamic Republic of Iran
IRN1 : League winners ACL-GS
IRN2 : Cup winners ACL-GS
IRN3 : League runner-up ACL-PO
IRN4 : League third place ACL-PO
League : 19/30 matches
Cup : round of 16 on 28 April
7.    United Arab Emirates
UAE1 : League winners ACL-GS
UAE2 : Cup winners ACL-GS
UAE3 : League runner-up ACL-PO
UAE4 : League third place ACL-PO
League : 23/26 matches
Cup : final on 13 May
8.    Thailand
THA1 : BG Pathum United League winners ACL-GS
THA2 : Chiangrai United Cup winners ACL-GS
THA3 : Buriram United League runner-up ACL-PO
THA4 : Port League third place ACL-PO
9.    Iraq
IRQ1 : League winners ACL-GS
IRQ2 : Cup winners ACL-PO
IRQ3 : League runner-up ACL-PO
League : 27/38 matches
Cup : quarter-final on TBD
10.    Uzbekistan
UZB1 : League winners ACL-GS
UZB2 : Cup winners ACL-PO
AFC Cup-GS
UZB3 : League runner-up standby club
League : 5/26 matches
Cup : group stage on 20-30 April
11.    Australia
AUS1 : League winners ACL-GS
AUS2 : Cup winners ACL-PO
AUS3 : TBD ACL-PO
League : 16/26 matches
Cup : ??
12.    Jordan
JOR1 : League winners ACL-GS
JOR2 : Cup winners AFC Cup-GS
JOR3 : League runner-up AFC Cup-GS
League : 1/22 matches
Cup : ??
13.    Philippines
PHI1 : League winners ACL-GS
PHI2 : League runner-up ACL-PO
AFC Cup-GS
PHI3 : League third place standby club
League : ??
Cup : cancelled (Reference)
Because the Copa Paulino Alcantara is cancelled, the league runner-up now will take PHI2 slot instead of PHI3. The PHI3 spot then will be given to the league’s third place.
14.    DPR Korea
PRK1 : League winners ACL-GS
PRK2 : Cup winners AFC Cup-GS
PRK3 : League runner-up AFC Cup-PO
League : ??
Cup : ??
15.    India
IND1 : Mumbai City ISL premiers
ISL champions
ACL-GS
IND2 : Gokulam Kerala I-League winners AFC Cup-GS
IND3 : ATK Mohun Bagan ISL league runner-up AFC Cup-PO
16.    Vietnam
VIE1 : League winners ACL-GS
VIE2 : Cup winners AFC Cup-GS
VIE3 : League runner-up AFC Cup-GS
League : 9/18 matches
Cup : first round on 23-25 April
17.    Tajikistan
TJK1 : League winners ACL-GS
TJK2 : Cup winners AFC Cup-GS
TJK3 : League runner-up AFC Cup-PO
League : 2/27 matches
Cup : ??
18.    Malaysia
MAS1 : League winners ACL-GS
MAS2 : Cup winners AFC Cup-GS
MAS3 : League runner-up AFC Cup-GS
League : 8/22 matches
Cup : ??
19.    Singapore
SIN1 : League winners ACL-GS
SIN2 : Cup winners AFC Cup-GS
SIN3 : League runner-up AFC Cup-GS
League : 6/21 matches
Cup : ??
20.    Turkmenistan
TKM1 : League winners ACL-GS
TKM2 : Cup winners AFC Cup-GS
TKM3 : League runner-up AFC Cup-PO
League : ??
Cup : ??
21.    Lebanon
LBN1 : League winners ACL-PO
AFC Cup-GS
LBN2 : Cup winners AFC Cup-GS
LBN3 : League runner-up standby club
LBN1/LBN3 : Nejmeh League top-two TBD
LBN1/LBN3 : Al Ansar League top-two TBD
League : 14/16 matches
Cup : ??
22.    Syria
SYR1 : League winners ACL-PO
AFC Cup-GS
SYR2 : Cup winners AFC Cup-GS
SYR3 : League runner-up standby club
League : 22/26 matches
Cup : semi-final on 19 April
23.    Hong Kong
HKG1 : League winners ACL-PO
AFC Cup-GS
HKG2 : League runner-up AFC Cup-PO
HKG3 : League third place standby club
League : 9/17 matches
Cup : cancelled (Reference)
Because the FA Cup is cancelled, the league runner-up now will take HKG2 slot instead of HKG3. The HKG3 spot then will be given to the league’s third place.
24.    Bahrain
BHR1 : League winners AFC Cup-GS
BHR2 : Riffa  Cup winners AFC Cup-PO
League : 14/18 matches
Cup winners : Riffa (Reference)
25.    Bangladesh
BAN1 : League winners AFC Cup-GS
BAN2 : Bashundhara Kings Cup winners AFC Cup-PO
League : 12/24 matches
Cup winners : Bashundhara Kings (Reference)
26.    Maldives
MDV1 : League winners AFC Cup-GS
MDV2 : Cup winners AFC Cup-PO
League : 12/19 matches
Cup : ??
27.    Myanmar
MYA1 : League winners ACL-PO
AFC Cup-GS
MYA2 : Cup winners AFC Cup-PO
MYA3 : League runner-up standby club
League : ??
Cup : ??
28.    Indonesia
IDN1 : League winners AFC Cup-GS
IDN2 : Cup winners AFC Cup-PO
League : ??
Cup : ??
29.    Oman
OMA1 : League winners AFC Cup-GS
OMA2 : Dhofar Cup winners AFC Cup-PO
League : 10/26 matches
Cup winners : Dhofar (Reference)
30.    Palestine
PLE1 : Shabab Al Khalil League winners AFC Cup-GS
PLE2 : Cup winners AFC Cup-PO
Cup : ??
31.    Cambodia
CAM1 : League winners AFC Cup-GS
CAM2 : Cup winners AFC Cup-PO
League : 3/24 matches
Cup : ??
32.    Macau
MAC1 : League winners AFC Cup-GS
MAC2 : Cup winners AFC Cup-PO
League : 3/18 matches
Cup : ??
33.    Kyrgyz Republic
KGZ1 : League winners AFC Cup-GS
KGZ2 : Cup winners AFC Cup-PO
League : 4/14 matches
Cup : ??
34.    Kuwait
KUW1 : League winners AFC Cup-PO
League : 9/18 matches
35.    Laos
LAO1 : League winners AFC Cup-PO
League : 2/12 matches
36.    Nepal
NEP1 : League winners AFC Cup-PO
League : ??
37.    Sri Lanka
SRI1 : League winners AFC Cup-PO
League : 0/9 matches
38.    Bhutan
BHU1 : League winners AFC Cup-PO
League : ??
39.    Chinese Taipei
TPE1 : League winners AFC Cup-PO
League : 1/21 matches
40.    Mongolia
MNG1 : League winners AFC Cup-PO
League : ??
41.    Afghanistan
AFG1 : League winners AFC Cup-PO
League : ??
42.    Yemen
YEM1 : League winners AFC Cup-PO
League : ??
43.    Brunei Darussalam
BRU1 : League winners AFC Cup-PO
League : ??
44.    Timor-Leste
TLS1 : League winners AFC Cup-PO
League : ??
45.    Guam
GUM1 : League winners AFC Cup-PO
League : ??
46.    Pakistan
PAK1 : League winners AFC Cup-PO
League : ??

Qualification History

In this section, you can view the date when all clubs secured qualification to the AFC Champions League or AFC Cup.

AFC Champions League

#ClubStageDate
1Al-Sadd (QAT)Group stage22 February 2021
2Mumbai City (IND)Group stage28 February 2021
3BG Pathum United (THA)Group stage4 March 2021
4Buriram United (THA)Play-off18 March 2021
5Port (THA)Play-off24 March 2021
6Al Duhail (QAT)Group stage3 April 2021
7Al Rayyan (QAT)Play-off9 April 2021
8Chiangrai United (THA)Group stage11 April 2021

AFC Cup

#ClubStageDate
1Bashundhara Kings (BAN)Play-off10 January 2021
2Riffa (BHR)Play-off4 March 2021
3Dhofar (OMA)Play-off7 March 2021
4ATK Mohun Bagan (IND)Play-off9 March 2021
5Shabab Al Khalil (PLE)Group stage16 March 2021
6Gokulam Kerala (IND)Group stage27 March 2021