Hamburger SV News. This year's award will be contested between European-based players Maksim Shatskikh and Mehdi Mahdavikia, along with home-based talent Thersak Chaiman. Shatskikh, a clever forward and consistent goalscorer has proved a shrewd buy since signing for Kiev in
What are you searching for? Taylor named Asian Player of the Year. Taylor, whose mother is from Kolkata in India, was presented with the award at a special ceremony at Wembley last night.
It is awarded to the player who had the best performance for Asian football during the previous calendar year. Inspired by Ballon d'Or and France Footballthe editorial team of Titan Sports decided to launch an award in honor of the player deemed to have performed the best in Asian football over the previous year. The prize is open to all footballers who participate Asian football, by playing for national teams or clubs affiliated to Asian Football Confederation during the targeted calendar year.
Syrian striker Omar Khrbin was named the Asian Football Confederation's Player of the Year yesterday, after starring both for his club and for his war-ravaged country, whose attempt to qualify for the World Cup captured the hearts of the sporting world. Khrbin was selected ahead of last year's winner Omar Abdulrahman - Asia's hottest rising star - and skilful Chinese winger Wu Lei. The Syrian national team had failed to qualify for next year's World Cup after losing last month in agonising fashion by a single goal over two legs to Australia.
For the first time, the nomination is open to all jurors. The juror panel is constituted by media representatives of nearly 40 AFC football associations and some Asian football experts of European football media outlets, bringing the total amount of jurors to 42 edition. Apart from players having sparkled in the AFC leagues and competitions, like the current AFC Player of the Year Abdelkarim Hassan, there are Asian players playing in non-AFC league that have showcased Asian football excellence to global fans, as well as non-AFC players contributing their talents and philosophy to improving the Asian game.
The South Koreans were brilliant as they reached the semi-finals, in a campaign that helped open doors for more Asians getting an opportunity in top European leagues. Park Ji-Sung remains one of the best Asians ever to have played in Europe, and his time at Manchester United was littered with trophies. However, there have been other Asian footballers who have done well in the big leagues in Europe, and here are the five best currently plying their trade in the continent.
Omar Khrbin became the first player from Syria to be crowned Asia's Player of the Year on Wednesday when the Al Hilal striker was presented with the Asian Football Confederation's most prestigious individual award. The year-old claimed the title ahead of last year's winner, Omar Abdulrahman of the United Arab Emirates, and China's Wu Lei, who missed out for the second year in a row. Khrbin has had an impressive season, scoring 10 times in the Asian Champions League to finish as the tournament's top scorer while also playing a major role as his war-torn nation narrowly missed out on qualifying for their first-ever World Cup. Australia's Samantha Kerr took the women's award to make up for the disappointment of not being nominated for the global award by the game's governing body, FIFA, earlier in the year.
While the other four — Saudi Arabia, Iran, Korea Republic and Australia — all headed home early, the Samurai Blue went into the last 16 and were unlucky to lose to the highly-fancied Belgians after conceding to a last-minute counterattack. With a number of players still active in the big European leagues, it is not a surprise that there are five Japanese players in the running to win BFA Best Footballer in Asia All you need to know.
It is an honour not just for me but my club and country," Hassan said after receiving the trophy. I begin with my thanks to the Almighty for this honour. Then I would like to thank my family, my club mates and the players who played with me when I was young, Hassan said. Their support and guidance have brought me to this stage, Hassan added in his brief speech.