2008 AFC Champions League Final

Two-legged football tie to determine the 2008 champions of Asian club football.

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Gamba Osaka

Japanese professional football club based in Suita, Osaka Prefecture.

Gamba Osaka playing against the Melbourne Victory in the 2008 AFC Champions League
A panoramic view of Suita City Football Stadium
Yasuhito Endō, most capped player and number-one goalscorer in Gamba's history.

In October 2008, Gamba for the first time in their history, reached the final of the AFC Champions League after defeating fellow Japanese league rivals Urawa Red Diamonds 4–2 on aggregate after a 1–1 draw at home in the first leg, Gamba registered one of the most historic comebacks in Champions League history when they came back from being behind 1–0 before half time to win 1–3 with all goals scored in the second half at Saitama.

Adelaide United FC

Professional soccer club based in Adelaide, South Australia, Australia.

Adelaide United playing against Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors in the AFC Champions League in 2010.
The Adelaide United badge, used from the club's foundation in 2003 to 2005
Hindmarsh Stadium, home ground of Adelaide United
Adelaide United supporters at the 2007 A-League Grand Final
Bruce Djite is Adelaide United's record goalscorer, with 44 goals in all competitions.

An early highlight for the season was Adelaide's run to the final of the AFC Champions League against Gamba Osaka.

Aurelio Vidmar

Football coach and former player.

He created history by leading Adelaide to the 2008 AFC Champions League Final, becoming the first Australian team to achieve such a feat.

2008–09 Adelaide United FC season

The club's fourth A-League season since the inception in the Australian football league since it first started in 2005.

An early highlight for the season was Adelaide's run to the final of the AFC Champions League against Gamba Osaka.

Mark Birighitti

Australian professional footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for A-League side Central Coast Mariners.

Birighitti playing for Adelaide United Youth in 2009

With Galekovic again ruled out with injury Birighitti started the second leg of the 2008 AFC Champions League Final against Gamba Osaka on 12 November 2008; Adelaide lost the match 2–0.

2014 AFC Champions League Final

The final of the 2014 AFC Champions League, the 33rd edition of the top-level Asian club football tournament organized by the Asian Football Confederation , and the 12th under the current AFC Champions League title.

The Parramatta Stadium hosted first leg of the final.

This was the first AFC Champions League final involving an Australian club since Adelaide United in 2008, as well as the first to not involve a South Korean representative since the said final.

2017 AFC Champions League Final

The final of the 2017 AFC Champions League, the 36th edition of the top-level Asian club football tournament organized by the Asian Football Confederation , and the 15th under the current AFC Champions League title.

This was the first AFC Champions League final involving a Japanese club since Gamba Osaka in 2008.

Abdul Malik Abdul Bashir

Singaporean association football referee.

He refereed in the 2011 AFC Asian Cup, the first leg of the 2008 AFC Champions League Final.

2014 FFA Cup Final

The 1st final of the premier association football knockout cup competition in Australia.

Coopers Stadium in Adelaide hosted the inaugural FFA Cup Final

Hindmarsh Stadium has also held other events, including the National Soccer League Grand Finals of 1986 and 1995, the 1986, 1989 and 1992 NSL Cup finals, the final of the 1987 OFC Club Championship, the second leg of the 2008 AFC Champions League Final, and various 2004 OFC Nations Cup, 2006 AFC Women's Asian Cup, and FIFA World Cup qualifying matches.