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2020 AFC Champions League Technical Report published

Kuala Lumpur: The Technical Report and Statistics for the 2020 AFC Champions League is now available on

Despite facing unprecedented challenges from the COVID-19 pandemic, the AFC delivered the 2020 AFC Champions League which saw 52 teams from 23 Member Associations, in the most testing of circumstances, competing for Asia’s ultimate club prize.

The report offers a summary of the tournament, which was held across four world class stadiums – three of which will be FIFA World Cup venues – which provided the perfect platform for the best of Asia’s football talent to shine.

Ulsan Hyundai FC of Korea Republic came from behind to beat Persepolis FC of the Islamic Republic of Iran in the final at the end of a competition dedicated to the true heroes of 2020 – the frontline health workers – under the banner #FootballforHeroes.

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Ulsan Hyundai head coach Kim Do-hoon shares his thoughts on his side’s momentous achievement in the report, praising the Tigers for achieving great balance and concentration to secure a second AFC Champions League title for the club.

The AFC Technical Study Group captures the key elements of another remarkable year in the history of this competition and highlights the developing trends in Asian football as well as identifying some of the most influential players.

Individual team profiles and their performance statistics, along with the teams' key features are also presented in the report.

2020 AFC Champions League - Top Scorer: Abderrazak Hamdallah (Al Nassr)

The report also breaks down the tournament’s social media engagement, as it recorded over 2.2 billion interactions through the tournament’s digital platforms.

The AFC Champions League Final also broke all records for an Instagram Live broadcast for any sporting event or any broadcast from Asia on the social media video platform.

No broadcast in Asia has ever reached such an audience on Instagram Live and the 809,000 concurrent audience was almost double the previous best for sport – by Juventus and Portugal legend Cristiano Ronaldo. The match, shown live from the Al Janoub Stadium in Qatar, was the fifth most viewed Instagram Live stream anywhere in the world.

Click on the link below to view the technical report.


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