The AFC Asian Champions League is the top continental competition for soccer clubs in Asia, running from January to November. The reigning champions are Japan's Urawa Red Diamonds. In the 2018 edition, Hong Kong will be represented by reigning Premier League champions Kitchee. Eastern will contend a play-off to secure qualification to the main tournament.
- Winger finishes 200,000 votes clear of nearest rival, Ahmad Nourollahi of Persepolis