The Asian Football world features incredible teams with amazing records and statistics. In this article, you have compiled a list of top three successful Asian football club, based on their trophies, prestige, and success in the continent.
Guangzhou Evergrande Taobao Football Club, The Chinese Super League, China
Founded in June 1954, Guangzhou Evergrande Taobao F.C. is a dominant club which plays good football in the Chinese Super League. Guangzhou Evergrande Taobao F.C. lifted the Chinese Super League title for 7 consecutive seasons, from 2011 to 2017, and then lost it to Shanghai SIPG F.C. in 2018.
More importantly, the club is the first and only Chinese team to have lifted the AFC Champions League multiple times (in 2013 and in 2015). Guangzhou Evergrande Taobao F.C. is also the first Chinese club to take part in the FIFA Club World Cup (in 2013).
Pohang Steelers, K League 1, South Korea
Founded in 1973, Pohang Steelers, now playing in the K League 1, South Korea, is considered as one of the most successful Asian football clubs. Pohang Steelers has won more than 30 trophies since inception, including AFC Champions League, Korean League 1 Cup, and Korean F.A. Cup.
Located in Pohang, North Gyeongsang, the football club is presently coached by their former player Kim Gi-Dong.
Kashima Antlers F.C., J League, Japan
Founded in 1947, Kashima Antlers, financially supported by the Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal company, is another successful football club in Asia. It is also one of the best football clubs in Japan thanks to its eight distinctive J.League titles, six J.League Cup, five Emperor’s Cup, as well as other major trophies.
It is also worthy mentioning that Kashima Antlers rarely finishes below the first five positions ever since the J League was established. Moreover, it has also won more titles than most of its counterparts taking part in the J League.