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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(from 6 confederations)
Venue(s)(in 1 host city)
Final positions
Champions 23x15px Barcelona (1st title)
Runners-up 23x15px Estudiantes
Third place Template:Country data KOR Pohang Steelers
Fourth place 23x15px Atlante
Tournament statistics
Matches played 8
Goals scored 25 (3.13 per match)
Attendance 156,350 (19,544 per match)
Top scorer(s) 23x15px Denilson (4 goals)
Best player 23x15px 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

Team Confederation Qualification
Entered in the semi-finals
23x15px Barcelona UEFA Winners of the 2008–09 UEFA Champions League
23x15px Estudiantes CONMEBOL Winners of the 2009 Copa Libertadores
Entered in the quarter-finals
23x15px Atlante CONCACAF Winners of the 2008–09 CONCACAF Champions League
Template:Country data KOR Pohang Steelers AFC Winners of the 2009 AFC Champions League
23x15px TP Mazembe CAF Winners of the 2009 CAF Champions League
Entered in the play-off round
23x15px Al-Ahli AFC (Host) Winners of the 2008–09 UAE Pro-League
23x15px Auckland City OFC Winners of the 2008–09 OFC Champions League


File:Official mascot of 2009 FIFA CWC.JPG
Official mascot of the tournament
File:Closing ceremony of 2009 CWC.JPG
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
27|09.95|N|54|23|31.27|E|type:landmark name=Mohammed Bin Zayed Stadium


24|57.92|N|54|27|12.93|E|type:landmark_source:dewiki name=Sheikh Zayed Stadium


Capacity: 42,056 Capacity: 50,000
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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 23x15px Matthew Breeze 23x15px Jason Power
23x15px Ben Wilson
23x15px Ravshan Irmatov 23x15px Rafael Ilyasov
23x15px Abdukhamidullo Rasulov
CAF 23x15px Coffi Codjia 23x15px Alexis Fassinou
23x15px Desire Gahungu
CONCACAF 23x15px Benito Archundia 23x15px Marvin Torrentera
23x15px Hector Vergara
CONMEBOL 23x15px Carlos Simon 23x15px Roberto Braatz
23x15px Altemir Hausmann
OFC 23x15px Peter O'Leary 23x15px Brent Best
23x15px Matthew Taro
UEFA 23x15px Roberto Rosetti 23x15px Stefano Ayroldi
23x15px 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)                          
 23x15px Al-Ahli  0   12 December – Abu Dhabi (ZSC)        
 23x15px Auckland City  2      23x15px Auckland City  0
16 December – Abu Dhabi (ZSC)
   23x15px Atlante  3    
 23x15px Atlante  1
     23x15px Barcelona  3  
19 December – Abu Dhabi (ZSC)
 23x15px Estudiantes  1
11 December – Abu Dhabi (MBZ)
   23x15px Barcelona (a.e.t.)  2
 23x15px TP Mazembe  1
15 December – Abu Dhabi (MBZ)
 Template:Country data KOR Pohang Steelers  2    
 Template:Country data KOR Pohang Steelers  1
Fifth place Third place
     23x15px Estudiantes  2  
 23x15px TP Mazembe  2  Template:Country data KOR Pohang Steelers (p)  1 (4)
 23x15px Auckland City  3  23x15px 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



Match for fifth place

Match for third place



File:German Re & Denilson CWC.JPG
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 23x15px Barcelona UEFA 2 2 0 0 5 2 +3
2 23x15px Estudiantes CONMEBOL 2 1 0 1 3 3 0
3 Template:Country data KOR Pohang Steelers AFC 3 1 1 1 4 4 0
4 23x15px Atlante CONCACAF 3 1 1 1 5 4 +1
5 23x15px Auckland City OFC 3 2 0 1 5 5 0
6 23x15px TP Mazembe CAF 2 0 0 2 3 5 −2
7 23x15px Al-Ahli AFC (Host) 1 0 0 1 0 2 −2


Golden Ball Silver Ball Bronze Ball
23x15px Lionel Messi
23x15px Juan Sebastián Verón
23x15px Xavi
Fair play 23x15px Atlante


  1. ^ "UAE to stage Club World Cup in 2009 and 2010". 27 May 2008. Archived from the original on 29 May 2008. Retrieved 27 May 2008. 
  2. ^ "Organising committee approves tournament format with reintroduction of match for fifth place". Fédération Internationale de Football Association. 12 March 2008. Archived from the original on 14 March 2008. Retrieved 20 March 2008. 
  3. ^ "Barcelona beat Estudiantes to win the Club World Cup". BBC Sport. 2009-12-19. Retrieved 2010-08-23. 
  4. ^ "Host City". Fédération Internationale de Football Association. 16 July 2008. Retrieved 16 July 2009. 
  5. ^ "Match schedule finalised". Fédération Internationale de Football Association. 12 November 2009. Archived from the original on 15 November 2009. Retrieved 12 November 2009. 

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