1981–82 Arab Club Champions Cup

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1981–82 Arab Club Champions Cup
بطولة الأندية العربية 1981–82
Tournament details
Teams 3 (from 1 association)
Final positions
Champions Iraq Al-Shorta (1st title)
Runners-up Lebanon Al-Nejmeh
Third place Jordan Al-Ahli
Tournament statistics
Matches played 4
Goals scored 9 (2.25 per match)
1984

The 1981–82 Arab Club Champions Cup was the first edition of what was later to be known more internationally as the Arab Champions League.

The first edition featured three teams and Iraqi club Al-Shorta were crowned champions after a playoff victory against Lebanese champions Al-Nejmeh, whom in fact were crowned Lebanese Premier League champions back in 1975 but no championship had been played since due to the Lebanese Civil War. Al-Ahli of Jordan were the other team to take part.

Both legs of the semi-final were held in Amman, Jordan and both legs of the final were held in Baghdad, Iraq as the Lebanese Civil War meant that games could not be held in Lebanon.

Participants

Participants
Team Qualifying method
Iraq Al-Shorta 1979–80 Iraqi National League champions
Jordan Al-Ahli 1979 Jordan League champions
Lebanon Al-Nejmeh 1974–75 Lebanese Premier League champions (most recent Lebanese championship)

Semi-final

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Al-Nejmeh Lebanon 2–1 Jordan Al-Ahli 2–1 0–0
Al-Shorta Iraq bye
Al-Nejmeh Lebanon 2 – 1 Jordan Al-Ahli
Al-Khatib Goal 8'
Chatila Goal 37'
Goal 24' Salamah
Al-Ahli Jordan 0 – 0 Lebanon Al-Nejmeh

Final

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Al-Shorta Iraq 4–2 Lebanon Al-Nejmeh 2–0 2–2
Al-Shorta Iraq 2 – 0 Lebanon Al-Nejmeh
Mahmoud Goal 40'83', Penalty missed
Al-Nejmeh Lebanon 2 – 2 Iraq Al-Shorta
Kader Goal 11'
Mahid Goal 78'
Goal 40' Radhi
Goal 61' Nouri

Winner

1981–82 Arab Club Champions Cup
Winners
Iraq
Al-Shorta
1st Title

External links

  • Al Shorta in the Arab Champions League - Al Shorta website
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