AFC Cup 2016 Qualified Teams

West Zone

Team Qualifying method App Last App
Group stage direct entrants (Groups A–D)
Naft Al-Wasat 2014–15 Iraqi Premier League champions 1st none
Al-Quwa Al-Jawiya 2014–15 Iraqi Premier League runners-up 1st none
Al-Wehdat 2014–15 Jordan League champions 9th 2015
Al-Faisaly 2014–15 Jordan FA Cup winners 8th 2013
Al-Oruba 2014–15 Oman Professional Leaguechampions
2014–15 Sultan Qaboos Cup winners
4th 2012
Fanja 2014–15 Oman Professional Leaguerunners-up 4th 2015
Al-Muharraq 2014–15 Bahrain First Division Leaguechampions 5th 2009
Al-Ahed 2014–15 Lebanese Premier Leaguechampions 7th 2012
Al-Jaish 2014–15 Syrian Premier Leaguechampions 6th 2015
Shabab Al-Dhahiriya 2014–15 West Bank Premier Leaguechampions 2nd 2014
Istiklol 2015 Tajik League champions
2015 Tajik Cup winners
2nd 2015
Altyn Asyr 2015 Ýokary Liga champions 2nd 2015
Entering in qualifying play-off (play-off round)
Al-Hidd 2015 Bahraini King's Cup winners 3rd 2015
Tripoli 2014–15 Lebanese FA Cup winners 2nd 2004
Al-Wahda 2015 Syrian Cup winners 5th 2015
Ahli Al-Khaleel 2014–15 Palestine Cup winners 1st none
Khujand 2015 Tajik League runners-up 1st none
  2015 Turkmenistan Cup winners    
Alay Osh 2015 Kyrgyzstan League champions 2nd 2014

East Zone

Team Qualifying method App Last App
Group stage direct entrants (Groups E–H)
Kitchee 2014–15 Hong Kong Premier Leaguechampions 6th 2015
South China 2014–15 Hong Kong Season Play-offwinners 7th 2015
Yangon United 2015 Myanmar National League champions 4th 2014
Ayeyawady United 2015 General Aung San Shield winners 4th 2015
Johor Darul Ta'zim 2015 Malaysia Super League champions 3rd 2015
Selangor 2015 Malaysia Super League runners-up 5th 2014
Mohun Bagan 2014–15 I-League champions 3rd 2009
Bengaluru FC 2014–15 Indian Federation Cup winners 2nd 2015
Tampines Rovers 2015 S.League runners-up 8th 2014
Balestier Khalsa 2015 S.League 4th place 2nd 2015
New Radiant 2015 Dhivehi Premier League champions 8th 2015
Maziya 2015 Maldives President's Cup winners 4th 2015
Ceres 2015 UFL Division 1 champions 2nd 2015
Kaya 2015 UFL Cup winners 1st none
Lao Toyota FC 2015 Lao Premier League champions 2nd 2015
Team Qualifying method App Last App
Entering in qualifying round
(teams not split into zones for qualifying round)
Alga 2014 Kyrgyzstan League 3rd place 1st none
Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi 2013–14 Bangladesh Football Premier League champions 1st none
K-Electric 2014–15 Pakistan Premier League champions 1st none
Benfica de Macau 2015 Campeonato da 1ª Divisão do Futebol champions 1st none
Khoromkhon 2014 Mongolia Premier League champions 1st none
Druk United 2014 Bhutan National League champions 1st none

AFC Cup 2015 Teams

West Asia Zone

Team Qualifying Method App Last App
Group Stage Drect Entrants (Groups A–D)
Al-Shorta 2013–14 Iraqi Premier League champions 2nd 2014
Erbil 2013–14 Iraqi Premier League runners-up 6th 2014
Al-Qadsia 2013–14 Kuwaiti Premier League champions 6th 2014
Al-Kuwait 2013–14 Kuwait Emir Cup winners 7th 2014
Al-Wehdat 2013–14 Jordan League champions
2013–14 Jordan FA Cup winners
8th 2012
Al-Jazeera 2013–14 Jordan League 3rd place 1st none
Al-Nahda 2013–14 Oman Professional League champions 3rd 2010
Riffa 2013–14 Bahrain First Division League champions 3rd 2014
Al-Nejmeh 2013–14 Lebanese Premier League champions 7th 2014
Al-Wahda 2013–14 Syrian Premier League champions 4th 2014
Taraji Wadi Al-Nes 2013–14 West Bank Premier League champions 1st none
Istiklol 2014 Tajik League champions
2014 Tajik Cup winners
1st none
Qualifying Play-off Participants
Entering in Play-off Round
Fanja 2013–14 Sultan Qaboos Cup winners 3rd 2014
Al-Hidd 2013–14 Bahrain First Division League 3rd place 2nd 2014
Salam Zgharta 2013–14 Lebanese FA Cup winners 1st none
Al-Jaish 2014 Syrian Cup winners 5th 2014
Entering in Preliminary Round
Hilal Al-Quds 2013–14 Palestine Cup winners 1st none
Khayr Vahdat 2014 Tajik League runners-up 1st none
Altyn Asyr 2014 Ýokary Liga champions 1st none
Ahal 2014 Turkmenistan Cup winners 1st none
Dordoi 2014 Kyrgyzstan League champions 1st none
Al-Saqr 2013–14 Yemeni League champions 3rd 2011
Sheikh Russel 2014 AFC President's Cup group stage winners 1st none
Manang Marshyangdi Club 2014 AFC President's Cup group stage winners 1st none

Asia Zone

Team Qualifying Method App Last App
Group Stage Direct Entrants (Groups E–H)
Persib Bandung 2014 Indonesia Super League champions 1st none
Persipura Jayapura 2014 Indonesia Super League runners-up 3rd 2014
Kitchee 2013–14 Hong Kong First Division League champions 5th 2014
South China 2013–14 Hong Kong Season Play-off winners 6th 2014
Yadanarbon 2014 Myanmar National League champions 1st none
Ayeyawady United 2014 MFF Cup winners 3rd 2013
Johor Darul Ta'zim 2014 Malaysia Super League champions 2nd 2009
Pahang 2014 Malaysia FA Cup winners 3rd 2007
Bengaluru 2013–14 I-League champions 1st none
East Bengal 2013–14 I-League runners-up 8th 2013
Warriors 2014 S.League champions 4th 2013
Balestier Khalsa 2014 Singapore Cup winners 1st none
New Radiant 2014 Dhivehi League champions 7th 2014
Global 2014 United Football League Division 1 champions 1st none
Lao Toyota FC 2014 Lao League runners-up 1st none
Qualifying Play-off Participants
Entering in Play-off Round
Maziya 2014 Maldives FA Cup winners 3rd 2014
Ceres 2013–14 PFF–Smart National Club Championship winners 1st none