The 1972 Asian Champion Club Tournament was set to be the fifth edition of the annual Asian club football competition hosted by Asian Football Confederation. Seven clubs from seven countries were set to compete in the tournament. The tournament was set to be held in Tehran, Iran in April. Seven clubs were split in two groups and the group winners and the runners-up were set to advance to semifinals.
Before the start of the tournament, Kuwaiti club Al-Qadsia and Lebanese club Racing Beirut refused to commit to playing against Israeli club Maccabi Netanya if the situation arose, for political reasons, and Hong Kong Rangers withdrew from the tournament at short notice due to financial reasons, so the competition was cancelled.
The seven participants would have been:
|Hong Kong Rangers||1970–71 Hong Kong First Division League champions|
|Persepolis||1971 Local League champions|
|Maccabi Netanya||1970–71 Liga Leumit champions|
|Al-Qadsia||1970–71 Kuwaiti Premier League champions|
|Racing Beirut||1969–70 Lebanese Premier League champions|
|Korea University||1971 Korean National Football Championship champions|
|Port Authority of Thailand||Selected by Football Association of Thailand|
The draw for the groups split the seven teams into two groups (one group of three, one group of four) before the tournament was cancelled. The top two from each group were supposed to advance to the semi-finals.
|Hong Kong Rangers|
|Port Authority of Thailand|
- "History of the Asian Club Championship". Asian Football. 9 April 1997. Archived from the original on 9 April 1997. Retrieved 3 February 2021.
- "Asian Club Competitions 1972". RSSSF. 4 January 2018.
- Maccabi Netanya players are about to go to the Asian Championship in Tehran Davar, 2 April 1972, Page 10, Historical Jewish Press (in Hebrew)