AFC Cup is an annual continental football competition organized by the Asian Football Confederation (AFC). Under current rules, the competition is played primarily between clubs from countries that have not received direct qualifying places in the top-tier AFC Champions League based on the AFC club competition rankings.
Al-Kuwait SC and Al-Quwa Al-Jawiya are the most successful clubs in the history of the tournament, each having won three titles.
Kuwait is the most successful country in the competition with four titles won.
Since the opening of the competition in 2004, the finalists of each edition have been dominated by clubs from West Asia, with the exception of 2011 and 2015, when the Uzbek team FC Nasaf from Central Asia and the Malaysian team Johor Darul Ta'zim from Southeast Asia became champions that respective year.
Al-Seeb are the defending champions after defeating Kuala Lumpur City in the 2022 final. From the 2021 season, the team that wins the AFC Cup qualify for the AFC Champions League qualifying play-offs the following season if they fail to qualify due to their internal performance.