Asian Footballer of the Year

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Asian Footballer of the Year is an annual prize awarded to the best Asian player in a caleander year, organized by Asian Football Confederation (AFC). The award began in 1984 through sport magazines and journalists, then it was adopted by the AFC in 1994 with the allocation of annual award.[1][2][3]

Winners[edit]

Majed Abdullah, won the award in 1984,1985,1986.[4]
Kazuyoshi Miura, won the award in 1993.
Hidetoshi Nakata, won the award in 1997,1998.
Ali Daei, won the award in 1999.
Shinji Ono, won the award in 2002.
Mehdi Mahdavikia, won the award in 2003.
Khalfan Ibrahim, won the award in 2006.
Yasser Al-Qahtani, won the award in 2007.
Yasuhito Endō, won the award in 2009.
Lee Keun-Ho, won the award in 2012.
Zheng Zhi, won the award in 2013.
Year Place Player Nationality Club Points
1984 1st Majed Abdullah Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia Al Nassr 71
2nd Gu Guangming China China China Guangdong 40
3rd Faisal Al-Dakhil Kuwait Kuwait Kuwait Al Qadsia 30
1985 1st Majed Abdullah Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia Al Nassr 66
2nd Gu Guangming China China China Guangdong 47
3rd none
1986 1st Majed Abdullah Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia Al Nassr 68
2nd Choi Soon-ho South Korea South Korea South Korea Pohang Steelers 32
3rd none
1987 No Award
1988 1st Ahmed Radhi Iraq Iraq Iraq Al Karkh 26
2nd Kim Joo-Sung South Korea South Korea South Korea Busan IPark 16
3rd Majed Abdullah Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia Al Nassr 14
1989 1st Kim Joo-Sung South Korea South Korea South Korea Busan IPark 38
2nd Majed Abdullah Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia Al Nassr 12
3rd Ahmed Radhi Iraq Iraq Iraq Al Karkh 6
1990 1st Kim Joo-Sung South Korea South Korea South Korea Busan IPark 36
2nd Farshad Pious Iran Iran Iran Persepolis 28
3rd Adnan Al-Talyani United Arab Emirates UAE United Arab Emirates Al Shaab 16
1991 1st Kim Joo-Sung South Korea South Korea South Korea Busan IPark 31
2nd Chung Yong-Hwan South Korea South Korea South Korea Busan IPark 28
3rd Samad Marfavi Iran Iran Iran Esteghlal 16
1992 No Award
1993 1st Kazuyoshi Miura Japan Japan Japan Tokyo Verdy
2nd Fahad Al-Bishi Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia Al Nassr
3rd Mehdi Fonounizadeh Iran Iran Iran Bank Tejarat
1994 1st Saeed Owairan Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia Al Shabab
2nd none
3rd none
1995 1st Masami Ihara Japan Japan Japan Yokohama Marinos
2nd none
3rd none
1996 1st Khodadad Azizi Iran Iran Iran Persepolis
2nd Ali Daei Iran Iran Iran Persepolis
3rd Ko Jeong-Woon South Korea South Korea South Korea Seongnam
1997 1st Hidetoshi Nakata Japan Japan Japan Shonan Bellmare
2nd Khodadad Azizi Iran Iran Iran Persepolis
3rd Karim Bagheri Iran Iran Iran Persepolis
1998 1st Hidetoshi Nakata Japan Japan Italy Perugia
2nd Fan Zhiyi China China England Crystal Palace
3rd Jasem Al Huwaidi Kuwait Kuwait Kuwait Al Salmiya
1999 1st Ali Daei Iran Iran Germany Bayern Munich/Hertha Berlin
2nd Hidetoshi Nakata Japan Japan Italy Perugia
3rd Hwang Sun Hong South Korea South Korea South Korea Cerezo Osaka
2000 1st Nawaf Al Temyat Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia Al Hilal
2nd Hiroshi Nanami Japan Japan Japan Júbilo Iwata
3rd Ryuzo Morioka Japan Japan Japan Shimizu S-Pulse
2001 1st Fan Zhiyi China China Scotland Dundee
2nd Abdullah Al-Shehan Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia Al Shabab
3rd Li Tie China China China Liaoning
2002 1st Shinji Ono Japan Japan Netherlands Feyenoord
2nd Junichi Inamoto Japan Japan England Fulham
3rd Ahn Jung-Hwan South Korea South Korea Italy Perugia
2003 1st Mehdi Mahdavikia Iran Iran Germany Hamburger SV
2nd Therdsak Chaiman Thailand Thailand Thailand BEC Tero Sasana
3rd Maxim Shatskikh Uzbekistan Uzbekistan Ukraine Dinamo Kiev
2004 1st Ali Karimi Iran Iran United Arab Emirates Al Ahli
2nd A'ala Hubail Bahrain Bahrain Bahrain Al Ahli
3rd Shunsuke Nakamura Japan Japan Italy Reggina
2005 1st Hamad Al-Montashari Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia Al Ittihad
2nd Maxim Shatskikh Uzbekistan Uzbekistan Ukraine Dinamo Kiev
3rd Sami Al Jaber* Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia Al Hilal withdrew
2006 1st Khalfan Ibrahim Qatar Qatar Qatar Al Sadd
2nd Bader Al-Mutwa Kuwait Kuwait Kuwait Al Qadisiya
3rd Mohammad Al-Shalhoub Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia Al Hilal
2007 1st Yasser Al-Qahtani Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia Al Hilal
2nd Younis Mahmoud Iraq Iraq Qatar Al Gharafa
3rd Nashat Akram Iraq Iraq United Arab Emirates Al Ain
2008 1st Server Djeparov Uzbekistan Uzbekistan Uzbekistan Bunyodkor
2nd Ismael Matar United Arab Emirates UAE United Arab Emirates Al Wahda
3rd Sebastián Soria Qatar Qatar Qatar Qatar SC
2009 1st Yasuhito Endō Japan Japan Japan Gamba Osaka 120
2nd Sayed Adnan Bahrain Bahrain Qatar Al Khor 100
2nd Kengo Nakamura Japan Japan Japan Kawasaki Frontale 100
2010 1st Saša Ognenovski Australia Australia South Korea Seongnam 102
2nd Farhad Majidi Iran Iran Iran Esteghlal 90
3rd Bader Al-Mutwa Kuwait Kuwait Kuwait Al Qadsia 87
2011 1st Server Djeparov Uzbekistan Uzbekistan Saudi Arabia Al Shabab 100
2nd Hadi Aghily Iran Iran Qatar Al Arabi 95
3rd Keisuke Honda Japan Japan Russia CSKA Moscow 87
2012 1st Lee Keun-Ho South Korea South Korea South Korea Ulsan Hyundai 102
2nd Ali Karimi Iran Iran Iran Persepolis 94
3rd Zheng Zhi China China China Guangzhou Evergrande 86
2013 1st Zheng Zhi China China China Guangzhou Evergrande 93
2nd Javad Nekounam Iran Iran Iran Esteghlal 91
3rd Ha Dae-Sung South Korea South Korea South Korea FC Seoul 75
2014 1st Nasser Al-Shamrani Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia Al Hilal
2nd Ismail Ahmed United Arab Emirates UAE United Arab Emirates Al Ain
3rd Khalfan Ibrahim Qatar Qatar Qatar Al Sadd
2015 1st Ahmed Khalil United Arab Emirates UAE United Arab Emirates Al Ahli
2nd Zheng Zhi China China China Guangzhou Evergrande
3rd Omar Abdulrahman United Arab Emirates UAE United Arab Emirates Al Ain

* did not attend the award ceremony.

Wins By Country (All)[edit]

Nation Winners Runners-up Third places
 Saudi Arabia 8 3 2
 Japan 6 4 3
 Iran 4 7 3
 South Korea 4 3 4
 China PR 2 4 2
 Uzbekistan 2 1 1
 Iraq 1 1 2
 Qatar 1 0 2
 Australia 1 0 0
 United Arab Emirates 1 2 2
 Bahrain 0 2 0
 Kuwait 0 1 3
 Thailand 0 1 0

Wins By Club (The Most)[edit]

Club Winners Runners-up Third places
Saudi Arabia Al Nassr 3 2 1
South Korea Busan IPark 3 2 0
Saudi Arabia Al Hilal 3 0 1
Saudi Arabia Al Shabab 2 1 0
Iran Persepolis 1 4 1
Italy Perugia 1 1 1
China Guangzhou Evergrande 1 1 1
Iraq Al Karkh 1 0 1
Qatar Al Sadd 1 0 1
South Korea Seongnam 1 0 1

Wins By Player (The Most)[edit]

Player Winners Runners-up Third places
Saudi Arabia Majed Abdullah 3 1 1
South Korea Kim Joo-Sung 3 1 0
Japan Hidetoshi Nakata 2 1 0
Uzbekistan Server Djeparov 2 0 0
China Zheng Zhi 1 1 1
Iran Khodadad Azizi 1 1 0
Iran Ali Daei 1 1 0
China Fan Zhiyi 1 1 0
Iran Ali Karimi 1 1 0
Iraq Ahmed Radhi 1 0 1
Qatar Khalfan Ibrahim 1 0 1

AFC Asian International Player of the Year[edit]

Year Place Player Nationality Club Points
2012 1st Shinji Kagawa Japan Japan England Manchester United
2nd Yuto Nagatomo Japan Japan Italy Inter Milan
3rd Mark Schwarzer Australia Australia England Fulham
2013 1st Yuto Nagatomo Japan Japan Italy Inter Milan
2nd Keisuke Honda Japan Japan Russia CSKA Moscow
3rd Son Heung-Min South Korea South Korea Germany Bayer Leverkusen
2014 1st Mile Jedinak Australia Australia England Crystal Palace
2nd Tim Cahill Australia Australia United States New York Red Bulls
3rd Ki Sung-yueng South Korea South Korea England Swansea City
2015 1st Son Heung-min South Korea South Korea England Tottenham Hotspur
2nd Ki Sung-yueng South Korea South Korea England Swansea City
3rd Massimo Luongo Australia Australia England Queens Park Rangers

AFC Foreign Player of the Year[edit]

Year Place Player Nationality Club
2012 1st Rogério de Assis Silva Coutinho Brazil Brazil Kuwait Kuwait
2013 1st Muriqui Brazil Brazil China Guangzhou Evergrande
2014 1st Asamoah Gyan Ghana Ghana United Arab Emirates Al Ain
2015 1st Ricardo Goulart Brazil Brazil China Guangzhou Evergrande

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Asian Player of the Year". infoplease.com. Retrieved 21 October 2013. 
  2. ^ "Asian Player of the Year". rssssf.com. Retrieved 21 October 2013. 
  3. ^ "Lee Keunho crowned Asian player of the year". fifa.com. Retrieved 21 October 2013. 
  4. ^ "Asian Player of the Year 1984". rssssf.com. Retrieved 19 November 2015.