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2009 FIFA Club World Cup

2009 FIFA Club World Cup
FIFA Club World Cup UAE 2009
2009 FIFA Club World Cup Logo
Tournament details
Host country United Arab Emirates
Dates 9 December – 19 December
Teams 7 (from 6 confederations)
Venue(s) 2 (in 1 host city)
Final positions
Champions Barcelona (1st title)
Runners-up Estudiantes
Third place Pohang Steelers
Fourth place Atlante
Tournament statistics
Matches played 8
Goals scored 25 (3.13 per match)
Attendance 156,350 (19,544 per match)
Top scorer(s) Denilson (4 goals)
Best player Lionel Messi

The 2009 FIFA Club World Cup (officially known as the FIFA Club World Cup UAE 2009 presented by Toyota for sponsorship reasons) was a football tournament played from 9 December to 19 December 2009. It was the sixth FIFA Club World Cup and was played in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.[1] Australia, Japan and Portugal also placed bids to host the tournament, but Portugal later withdrew from the process.[2]

The final was played on 19 December 2009 and was won by European champions Barcelona, who came from behind to defeat the South American entrants, Estudiantes, 2–1 after extra time.[3] Mauro Boselli put Estudiantes ahead in the 37th minute, but Pedro equalised with one minute left in normal time before Lionel Messi scored the winning goal five minutes into the second half of extra time. This made Barcelona the first Spanish side to win the FIFA Club World Cup, and it also meant that they had won a total of six competitions in the 2009 calendar year, beating Liverpool's record five trophies won in 2001.

Qualified teams

Location of teams of the 2009 FIFA Club World Cup.
Team Confederation Qualification
Entered in the semi-finals
Barcelona UEFA Winners of the 2008–09 UEFA Champions League
Estudiantes CONMEBOL Winners of the 2009 Copa Libertadores
Entered in the quarter-finals
Atlante CONCACAF Winners of the 2008–09 CONCACAF Champions League
Pohang Steelers AFC Winners of the 2009 AFC Champions League
TP Mazembe CAF Winners of the 2009 CAF Champions League
Entered in the play-off round
Al-Ahli AFC (Host) Winners of the 2008–09 UAE Pro-League
Auckland City OFC Winners of the 2008–09 OFC Champions League


Official mascot of the tournament
Closing ceremony of the tournament

Abu Dhabi was the only city to serve as a venue for the 2009 FIFA Club World Cup.[4]

Abu Dhabi
Mohammed Bin Zayed Stadium Zayed Sports City
Capacity: 42,056 Capacity: 50,000
2009 FIFA Club World Cup (United Arab Emirates)

Match ball

The Adidas Jabulani, the official match ball of the 2010 FIFA World Cup, served as the match ball of the 2009 FIFA Club World Cup.


Confederation Referee Assistant referees
AFC Matthew Breeze Jason Power
Ben Wilson
Ravshan Irmatov Rafael Ilyasov
Abdukhamidullo Rasulov
CAF Coffi Codjia Alexis Fassinou
Desire Gahungu
CONCACAF Benito Archundia Marvin Torrentera
Hector Vergara
CONMEBOL Carlos Simon Roberto Braatz
Altemir Hausmann
OFC Peter O'Leary Brent Best
Matthew Taro
UEFA Roberto Rosetti Stefano Ayroldi
Cristiano Copelli



The official draw was held in Abu Dhabi on 12 November 2009 to decide the opposition to be faced by the three teams that begin the tournament at the quarter-final stage.[5]

Play-off Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
 9 December – Abu Dhabi (MBZ)                          
  Al-Ahli  0   12 December – Abu Dhabi (ZSC)        
  Auckland City  2       Auckland City  0
16 December – Abu Dhabi (ZSC)
    Atlante  3    
  Atlante  1
      Barcelona  3  
19 December – Abu Dhabi (ZSC)
  Estudiantes  1
11 December – Abu Dhabi (MBZ)
    Barcelona (a.e.t.)  2
  TP Mazembe  1
15 December – Abu Dhabi (MBZ)
  Pohang Steelers  2    
  Pohang Steelers  1
Fifth place Third place
      Estudiantes  2  
  TP Mazembe  2   Pohang Steelers (p)  1 (4)
  Auckland City  3   Atlante  1 (3)
16 December – Abu Dhabi (ZSC) 19 December – Abu Dhabi (ZSC)

All times are UAE Time (UTC+4)

Play-off for Quarter-finals

9 December 2009
Al-Ahli 0–2 Auckland City
Report Dickinson Goal 45'
Coombes Goal 67'
Mohammed Bin Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi
Attendance: 14,856
Referee: Carlos Simon (Brazil)


11 December 2009
TP Mazembe 1–2 Pohang Steelers
Bedi Goal 28' Report Denilson Goal 50'78'

12 December 2009
Auckland City 0–3 Atlante
Report Arreola Goal 36'
Bermúdez Goal 69'
Lucas Silva Goal 90+1'
Zayed Sports City, Abu Dhabi
Attendance: 7,222
Referee: Coffi Codjia (Benin)


15 December 2009
Pohang Steelers 1–2 Estudiantes
Denilson Goal 71' Report Benítez Goal 45+2'53'

16 December 2009
Atlante 1–3 Barcelona
Rojas Goal 5' Report Busquets Goal 35'
Messi Goal 55'
Pedro Goal 67'
Zayed Sports City, Abu Dhabi
Attendance: 40,955
Referee: Carlos Simon (Brazil)

Match for fifth place

16 December 2009
TP Mazembe 2–3 Auckland City
Kasongo Goal 60'
Kasusula Goal 67'
Report Hayne Goal 29'72'
Van Steeden Goal 90+4'
Zayed Sports City, Abu Dhabi
Attendance: 4,200
Referee: Benito Archundia (Mexico)

Match for third place


19 December 2009
Estudiantes 1–2 (a.e.t.) Barcelona
Boselli Goal 37' Report Pedro Goal 89'
Messi Goal 110'
Zayed Sports City, Abu Dhabi
Attendance: 43,050
Referee: Benito Archundia (Mexico)


Denilson of Pohang Steelers (right) during their semi-final against Estudiantes
4 goals
2 goals
1 goal

Prize money

  • Winners: $5 million
  • Runners-up: $4 million
  • Third place: $2.5 million
  • Fourth place: $2 million
  • Fifth place: $1.5 million
  • Sixth place: $1 million
  • Seventh place: $0.5 million
  • Total: $16.5 million

Tournament round-up

Final standings

Pos Team Confederation Pld W D L GF GA GD
1 Barcelona UEFA 2 2 0 0 5 2 +3
2 Estudiantes CONMEBOL 2 1 0 1 3 3 0
3 Pohang Steelers AFC 3 1 1 1 4 4 0
4 Atlante CONCACAF 3 1 1 1 5 4 +1
5 Auckland City OFC 3 2 0 1 5 5 0
6 TP Mazembe CAF 2 0 0 2 3 5 −2
7 Al-Ahli AFC (Host) 1 0 0 1 0 2 −2


Golden Ball Silver Ball Bronze Ball
Lionel Messi
Juan Sebastián Verón
Fair play Atlante


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External links

  • FIFA Club World Cup UAE 2009,
  • 2009 FIFA Club World Cup Official Site (Archived)
  • FIFA Technical Report
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