Football is one of the most popular games in the world, and fans are crazy to watch it online as well as live in the stadiums. It is mainly seen that the European football clubs are the most famous in the world and attract the fans from every corner of the globe. However, the Asian football clubs aren’t behind the race and are prominent among the international football lover, followed by Europe. Here, we have described the top 5 most famous and successful football clubs in Asia which results you can track on Buaksib.
Asia is the country where we find a wide variety of cultures and tastes of colors in different countries. But one thing that binds together these cultures in one continent is sports. And football is the game that is played in every country on this continent and is loved by every individual.
So, let’s see the list of most popular Asian clubs that have earned huge names on the continent.
5 Most Popular Sports Clubs In Asia
Al-Hilal is the football club of the Saudi Professional League based in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. They are the most decorated club in Asia, winning 64 official trophies till now. The AI-Hilal also holds the record for winning the most continental trophies in Asia, as well as winning the professional league title 17 times.
The Club was founded on October 16, 1957, by Abdulrahman Bin Saheed. To date, the team has participated in all the seasons of the Saudi Professional League since it was established. The Club has also won the three times AFC champions league, the Asia Cup winner two times, eight times King Club winner, and the Crown Prince Cup 13 times.
Due to hard work and dedication, Al-hilal has achieved tremendous success and is ranked 67th worldwide. Also achieved 1st rank in Asia as well as in Saudi Arabia.
2) Pohang Steelers
Pohang Steelers is a professional South Korean football Club that plays for Pohang Steel Yard. They are the most successful Club in South Korea, has won the K League 5 times and the AFC Champions League 3 times.
The Club was originally called the POSCO FC, named after the steel-making company POSCO based in South Korea. The Club was founded on April 1, 1973, by POSCO, and late, the name was changed to Pohang Steelers Football Club. The fans call them Pohang Steelers as a nickname and FCPS in Short. Shin Young-Gwon is appointed as the Chairman of the Club, and Kim Gi-Dong is the manager.
3) Suwon Samsung Bluewings
Here is another team from South Korea called Suwon Samsung Blue wings that plays for K League 1, a popular tournament in the country. This team has achieved the most incredible success in a very short period and won National Championships on four occasions in the years 1998, 1999, 2004, and 2008. Apart from that, they have also won AFC Champions League twice and became one of the country’s most popular Asian football clubs.
1995 was the birth year of the Club that was grounded on Suwon World Cup Stadium, which has a capacity of almost 44,000 audiences. Lee Jun is the Chairman of the Club, and Lee Byung-Kuen is appointed as the head coach and is a former footballer from South Korea.
4) Persepolis FC
Persepolis FC is a professional football club that competes in the Persian Club Pro League, which is based in Tehran, Iran. It is a multisports Athletic and cultural club that includes bowling, basketball, and volleyball in addition.
Persepolis has recorded 14 Iranian League titles, including 6 Hazfi Cup and 4 Super Cup, and won Asia Cup Winner’s Cup once in the year 1990-91. Apart from that, they have also played in their home ground called Azadi Stadium in the year 1973 and hosted the Tehran Derby, which is regarded as the most reputed tournament in Asia. And according to the Asian Football Confederation (AFC), Persepolis has participated for the highest time in the tournament. They have played 11 matches out of 20, which is the most attendances, and five of them were consecutive.
Persepolis FC was founded in the year 1963 by Ali Abdo and is owned by the Persepolis Athletic and Cultural Club. Reza Dervish is the president of this Club, and Yahya Golmohammadi is the head coach of Persepolis. Their fans call them Red Army a nickname, and Red Giants and Tehran Reds are also the famous names of Persepolis Football Club.
5) Mohun Bagan FC
ATK Mohun Bagan is one of the trendy football clubs in India as well as in Asia, based in Kolkata, West Bengal. This team plays in a very popular tournament called Hero Indian Super League, and it will be part of this league for two years from 2020.
Mohun Bagan, in the year 1911, became the first Indian football club to win the title IFA Shield by defeating the East Yorkshire Regiment in the same year. Additionally, with the 14 Federation Cup titles and 5 National League titles, Mohun Bagan is considered the most successful football club in the history of India, winning all the national tournaments.
The Club was established on August 15, 1889, and is considered one of India’s oldest and most reputed football clubs. Not only in India, but it is also one of the oldest clubs in the world and completed its 130th year of completion in 2019.
ATK Mohun Bagan Pvt. Ltd. is the principal owner of Monun Bagan, and RPSG group is appointed as Chairman. Sanjiv Goenka, along with Sourav Ganguly, Utsav Parekh, and Mohun Bagan AC, is serving as the Club’s co-owner, holding 80% of the stake and 20% stake holds Mohun Bagan Football Club Pvt. Ltd. It is nicknamed the ‘The Mariners’ by its fans, and ATKMB is the short form of the Club.
The names mentioned above are some of Asia’s most successful football clubs that have achieved tremendous goals throughout their careers. We have mentioned all their success stories in a place to help you gain a better understanding of the Asian football clubs.