5 Best Football Teams in Asia Today: Football Clubs (2021)
The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) does nurture its fair share of bright and emerging teams with an ever-increasing fan base within the continent. Alley Sport brings the 5 Best Football Teams in Asia Today: Football Clubs (2021).
The AFC Champions League and the AFC Cup have been underway for some time and are reaching the business end of their stages. The Group Stages have finished with a few of the top teams still in contention for major Asian honors. The headline fixtures in the AFC Champions League include Perspolis taking on Al-Hilal at their home, Jeonbuk taking on Ulsan who eliminated favorites Kawasaki Frontale and Al Wahda taking on Al-Nassr at home.
Some of the top teams holding the Top 5 spots in AFC Club Rankings as of 19th September 2021 are as follows:
1) Kawasaki Frontale (Japan)- 1694 Points
Japan’s Kawassaki Frontale has really showcased consistency of their performances that have made Japan the No.1 country in the 2021 AFC Club Competition Rankings. They have experienced a jump of nearly 46 points in 2021. They have been dominating in the J League in recent years, consistently performing in the AFC Champions League in recent years by making the knockout stages. A team which ranks 50th best in the World is no wonder one of the best Asia has to offer.
2) Al Hilal (Saudi Arabia)- 1646 Points
Saudi Arabia’s Al Hilal is one of the toughest teams in the continent as their exploits helped their country to the 2nd spot in the 2021 AFC Club Competition Rankings. Al Hilal has dominated the Saudi Professional League for nearly 2 years running and were the AFC Champions League winners in 2019 but have unfortunately experienced a dropoff of nearly 28 points in 2021. Despite their accolades, they haven’t been able to win most of their matches but rather only scalp stalemates in recent meetings. But a team which ranks as the 80th best in the World is not one which can be written off anytime soon.
3) Perspolis (Iran)- 1635 Points
Iran’s Perspolis has really been a team on the rise and an example for teams across Asia as they pushed their country to the No. 3 spot in the 2021 AFC Club Competition Rankings. They have 5-peated the Persian Gulf Pro League have impressively experienced a jump of nearly 36 points in 2021. They have been a team that has a winning mentality and ranks as the 86th best team in the World, a feat worthy of appreciation.
4) Jeonbuk FC (South Korea)- 1616 Points
South Korea’s Jeonbuk FC has also been a football club that has had their share of huge moments and some down moments as South Korea sits in the 4th spot in the 2021 AFC Club Competition Rankings. They have 4-peated the K League 1 have unfortunately experienced a loss of nearly 15 points in 2021. They have been a team that has a never-give-up mentality and ranks as the 97th best team in the World for a reason.
5) Al Duhail SC (Qatar)- 1605 Points
Qatar’s resurgence as a serious footballing country is attributed to Al Duhail SC who have repeatedly been performing at levels that has made Qatar the 5th best team in the 2021 AFC Club Competition Rankings. They have been consistent performers in the Qatar Stars League have impressively experienced a rise of nearly 17 points in 2021. They have been a team that runs like a machine and ranks as the 108th best team in the World.
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