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|Dates||1–8 May 2012 (preliminary stage)|
30 March – 19 May 2013 (final stage)
|Teams||8 (final stage)|
12 (total) (from 11 associations)
|Champions||Auckland City (5th title)|
|Goals scored||132 (3.67 per match)|
|Top scorer(s)|| Sanni Issa|
|Best player(s)||Sanni Issa|
|Best goalkeeper||Danny Robinson|
The 2012–13 OFC Champions League was the 12th edition of the Oceanian Club Championship, Oceania's premier club football tournament organized by the Oceania Football Confederation (OFC), and the 7th season under the current OFC Champions League name.
Auckland City became the first team to win three consecutive title after defeating Waitakere United in an all-New Zealand final. As the winner of the 2013 OFC Champions League, they earned the right to represent the OFC at the 2013 FIFA Club World Cup.
The OFC decided on the following format changes for the 2013 edition:
- A preliminary stage was added to the tournament such that teams from all eleven OFC member associations have a chance to contest the title of O-League Champion.
- Instead of kicking off in late October or early November, the group stage was played in a one-month period in March and April, and games took place every weekend, including mid-week matches.
- Unlike in previous years, a semi-final stage was played and featured the two highest-placed teams in each group. These matches were played over two legs on a home-and-away basis.
- The victorious semi-final teams then clashed in a winner-takes-all final at a pre-determined venue. The one-match final is a change from previous seasons, in which the final was played over two legs, home and away.
The following teams entered the competition.
|Teams entering the group stage|
|Fiji||Ba||2011 Fiji National Football League champion|
|New Zealand||Waitakere United||2011–12 ASB Premiership grand final champion|
|Auckland City||2011–12 ASB Premiership regular season premier|
|Papua New Guinea||Hekari United||2011–12 Papua New Guinea National Soccer League champion|
|Solomon Islands||Solomon Warriors||2011–12 Solomon Islands S-League champion|
|Tahiti||Dragon||2011–12 Tahiti Division Fédérale champion|
|Vanuatu||Amicale||2012 Vanuatu National Soccer League champion|
|Team entering the play-off round|
|New Caledonia||Mont-Dore||2011 New Caledonia Division Honneur champion|
|Teams entering the preliminary round|
|American Samoa||Pago Youth||2011 FFAS Senior League champion|
|Cook Islands||Tupapa Maraerenga||2011 Cook Islands Round Cup champion|
|Samoa||Kiwi||2010–11 Samoa National League champion|
|Tonga||Lotoha'apai United||2010–11 Tonga Major League champion|
The schedule of the competition was as follows.
|Stage||Date (local time)|
|Preliminary stage||Matchday 1||1 May 2012|
|Matchday 2||3 May 2012|
|Matchday 3||5 May 2012|
|Play-off||8 May 2012|
|Group stage||Matchday 1||30 March 2013|
|Matchday 2||3, 5–7 April 2013|
|Matchday 3||12–13 April 2013|
|Matchday 4||17 April 2013|
|Matchday 5||20–21, 23 April 2013|
|Matchday 6||27–28 April 2013|
|Semi-finals||First leg||4–5 May 2013|
|Second leg||11–12 May 2013|
|Final||19 May 2013|
|P. Samuelu 90'||Report[permanent dead link]||Malo 7', 23'
Saofaiga 26', 80'
|Lotoha'apai United||3–3||Tupapa Maraerenga|
M. Uhatahi 75'
|Report[permanent dead link]||Best 37'
Berlim 55', 69'
|Lotoha'apai United||6–0||Pago Youth|
|M. Uhatahi 23', 30'
Maamaaloa 54', 71', 89'
S. T. Faupula 83'
|Report[permanent dead link]|
|Saofaiga 19'||Report||Harmon 29'
|Tupapa Maraerenga||9–0||Pago Youth|
Berlim 23', 30', 53', 71'
Manuel 51', 69'
|Saofaiga 84'||Report||M. Uhatahi 45+5'
Uele 57' (pen.)
In the play-off round, the winner of the preliminary round and the team entering in this round played each other over one match. The winner advanced to the group stage to join the seven automatic qualifiers.
In the group stage, the eight teams were divided into two groups of four. In each group, the four teams played each other on a home-and-away round-robin basis. The group winners and runners-up advanced to the semi-finals.
|Report[permanent dead link]||Masauvakalo 64'
Gueye 76' (pen.)
|Jack 50'||Report||Tiwa 44'
|Report||Issa 6', 20'|
Issa 47', 63', 75'
|Report[permanent dead link]|
|Report[permanent dead link]|
|Solomon Warriors||4–2||Hekari United|
|G. Feni 11', 44'
Kilifa 13', 27'
|Masauvakalo 19'||Report||Suwamy 60' (pen.)
Issa 67' (pen.)
|Hekari United||2–1||Solomon Warriors|
|Report[permanent dead link]|
|Report[permanent dead link]||Souto 61'
Dickinson 67' (pen.)
|Painbéni 10'||Report||T. Tehau 40', 81'
Chong Hue 88'
|Waitakere United||1–3||Auckland City|
|Krishna 55'||Report[permanent dead link]||Dickinson 5', 62' (pen.)
|Dickinson 4', 34', 43'
Bilen 26', 38'
Expósito 61', 65', 81'
|Dickinson 45+1' (pen.)||Report[permanent dead link]||T. Tehau 76'
Vicelich 84' (o.g.)
|Palmer 2' (pen.)
Krishna 49', 55'
|Report[permanent dead link]||Maou 75'|
|Auckland City||0–1||Waitakere United|
|Report[permanent dead link]||Butler 26'|
|Vallar 35'||Report||Vakie 73'|
|T. Tehau 5'||Report||Expósito 39'|
In the semi-finals, the winner of Group A play the runner-up of Group B, and the winner of Group B play the runner-up of Group A. In each tie, teams play each other on a home-and-away two-legged basis, with the group winners hosting the second leg. If the aggregate score is tied after the second leg, the away goals rule is applied. If away goals are also tied, extra time is played, and the away goals rule is applied again after extra time, i.e., if there are goals scored during extra time and the aggregate score is still tied, the away team qualifies. If no goals are scored during extra time, the winner is determined by penalty shoot-out.
The first legs were played on 4 and 5 May 2013, and the second legs were played on 11 and 12 May 2013.
|Report||Krishna 33', 45+2'|
|Expósito 31', 73'
White 80', 89'
Main article: 2013 OFC Champions League Final
In the final, the two semi-final winners played each other over one match at a pre-determined venue, with extra time and penalty shoot-out used to decide the winner if necessary. The final was played at Arena 2 of Mount Smart Stadium in Auckland, New Zealand on 19 May 2013.
|Golden Ball||Sanni Issa||Ba|
|Golden Boot||Sanni Issa||Ba|
|Golden Gloves||Danny Robinson||Waitakere United|
|Fair Play Award||—||Solomon Warriors|
In the preliminary stage (preliminary round and play-off round), there were 37 goals in 7 matches, for an average of 5.29 goals per match.
|1||Leo Berlim||Tupapa Maraerenga||6|
|Timote Maamaaloa||Lotoha'apai United|
|Mark Uhatahi||Lotoha'apai United|
|5||Grover Harmon||Tupapa Maraerenga||3|
|6||Campbell Best||Tupapa Maraerenga||2|
|Roger Manuel||Tupapa Maraerenga|
|10||Puni Samuelu||Pago Youth||1|
|Hone Fowler||Tupapa Maraerenga|
|Twin Tiro||Tupapa Maraerenga|
|Soane Faupula||Lotoha'apai United|
|Lafaele Moala||Lotoha'apai United|
|Kilifi Uele||Lotoha'apai United|
In the final stage (group stage, semi-finals and final), there were 95 goals in 29 matches, for an average of 3.28 per match.
|1||Ivan Vicelich||Auckland City||1||Dragon|
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