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

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WinnersEdit

 
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.
 
Ali Karimi, won the award in 2004.
 
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.
 
Omar Abdulrahman, won the award in 2016.

Before AFC adoption (1984–1994)Edit

Year Rank Player Team Points
1984 1st   Majed Abdullah   Al-Nassr 66
2nd   Gu Guangming   Guangdong 40
3rd   Faisal Al-Dakhil   Qadsia 30
1985 1st   Majed Abdullah   Al-Nassr 66
2nd   Gu Guangming   Guangdong 47
1986 1st   Majed Abdullah   Al-Nassr 68
2nd   Choi Soon-ho   POSCO Atoms 32
1987 No award
1988 1st   Ahmed Radhi   Al-Rasheed 26
2nd   Kim Joo-sung   Daewoo Royals 16
3rd   Majed Abdullah   Al-Nassr 14
1989 1st   Kim Joo-sung   Daewoo Royals 38
2nd   Majed Abdullah   Al-Nassr 12
3rd   Ahmed Radhi   Al-Rasheed 6
1990 1st   Kim Joo-sung   Daewoo Royals 36
2nd   Farshad Pious   Persepolis 28
3rd   Adnan Al-Talyani   Al-Shaab 6
1991 1st   Kim Joo-sung   Daewoo Royals 31
2nd   Chung Yong-hwan   Daewoo Royals 28
3rd   Samad Marfavi   Esteghlal 16
1992 No award
1993 1st   Kazuyoshi Miura   Verdy Kawasaki
2nd   Fahad Al-Bishi   Al-Nassr
3rd   Mehdi Fonounizadeh   Esteghlal

After AFC adoption (1994–present)Edit

Year Rank Player Team Points
1994 1st   Saeed Owairan   Al-Shabab
1995 1st   Masami Ihara   Yokohama Marinos
1996 1st   Khodadad Azizi   Bahman
2nd   Ali Daei   Al Sadd
3rd   Ko Jeong-woon   Cheonan Ilhwa Chunma
1997 1st   Hidetoshi Nakata   Shonan Bellmare
2nd   Khodadad Azizi   1. FC Köln
3rd   Karim Bagheri   Arminia Bielefeld
1998 1st   Hidetoshi Nakata   Perugia
2nd   Fan Zhiyi   Crystal Palace
3rd   Jasem Al Huwaidi   Al-Salmiya
1999 1st   Ali Daei   Hertha BSC
2nd   Hidetoshi Nakata   Perugia
3rd   Hwang Sun-hong   Cerezo Osaka
2000 1st   Nawaf Al-Temyat   Al-Hilal
2nd   Hiroshi Nanami   Júbilo Iwata
3rd   Ryuzo Morioka   Shimizu S-Pulse
2001 1st   Fan Zhiyi   Dundee
2nd   Abdullah Al-Shehan   Al-Shabab
3rd   Li Tie   Liaoning Fushun Tegang
2002 1st   Shinji Ono   Feyenoord
2nd   Junichi Inamoto   Fulham
3rd   Ahn Jung-hwan   Perugia
2003 1st   Mehdi Mahdavikia   Hamburger SV
2nd   Therdsak Chaiman   BEC Tero Sasana
3rd   Maxim Shatskikh   Dynamo Kyiv
2004 1st   Ali Karimi   Al-Ahli
2nd   A'ala Hubail   Al-Ahli
3rd   Shunsuke Nakamura   Reggina
2005 1st   Hamad Al-Montashari   Al-Ittihad
2nd   Maxim Shatskikh   Dynamo Kyiv
3rd   Sami Al-Jaber   Al-Hilal
2006 1st   Khalfan Ibrahim   Al Sadd
2nd   Bader Al-Mutawa   Qadsia
3rd   Mohammad Al-Shalhoub   Al-Hilal
2007 1st   Yasser Al-Qahtani   Al-Hilal
2nd   Younis Mahmoud   Al-Gharafa
3rd   Nashat Akram   Al-Ain
2008 1st   Server Djeparov   Bunyodkor
2nd   Ismail Matar   Al-Wahda
3rd   Sebastián Soria   Qatar SC
2009 1st   Yasuhito Endō   Gamba Osaka 120
2nd   Sayed Mohamed Adnan   Al-Khor 100
3rd   Kengo Nakamura   Kawasaki Frontale 100
2010 1st   Saša Ognenovski   Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma 102
2nd   Farhad Majidi   Esteghlal 90
3rd   Bader Al-Mutawa   Qadsia 87
2011 1st   Server Djeparov   Al-Shabab 100
2nd   Hadi Aghily   Al-Arabi 95
3rd   Keisuke Honda   CSKA Moscow 87
2012 1st   Lee Keun-ho   Ulsan Hyundai 102
2nd   Ali Karimi   Persepolis 94
3rd   Zheng Zhi   Guangzhou Evergrande 86
2013 1st   Zheng Zhi   Guangzhou Evergrande 93
2nd   Javad Nekounam   Esteghlal 91
3rd   Ha Dae-sung   FC Seoul 75
2014 1st   Nasser Al-Shamrani   Al-Hilal
2nd   Ismail Ahmed   Al-Ain
3rd   Khalfan Ibrahim   Al Sadd
2015 1st   Ahmed Khalil   Al-Ahli
2nd   Zheng Zhi   Guangzhou Evergrande
3rd   Omar Abdulrahman   Al-Ain
2016 1st   Omar Abdulrahman   Al-Ain
2nd   Hammadi Ahmed   Al-Quwa Al-Jawiya
3rd   Wu Lei   Shanghai SIPG
2017 1st   Omar Kharbin   Al-Hilal
2nd   Omar Abdulrahman   Al-Ain
3rd   Wu Lei   Shanghai SIPG
2018 1st   Abdelkarim Hassan   Al Sadd
2nd   Yuma Suzuki   Kashima Antlers
3rd   Kento Misao   Kashima Antlers

Wins by countryEdit

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

Wins by clubEdit

Club Winners Runners-up Third places
  Al-Hilal 4 2
  Al-Nassr 3 2 1
  Daewoo Royals 3 2
  Al-Shabab 2 1
  Al Sadd 2 1
  Al-Ahli 2
  Al-Ain 1 2 2
  Perugia 1 1 1
  Guangzhou Evergrande 1 1 1
  Al Rasheed 1 1
  Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma 1 1
  Verdy Kawasaki 1
  Yokohama Marinos 1
  Shonan Bellmare 1
  Hertha BSC 1
  Dundee 1
  Feyenoord 1
  Hamburger SV 1
  Al-Ittihad 1
  Bunyodkor 1
  Gamba Osaka 1
  Ulsan Hyundai 1

Wins by playerEdit

Player Winners Runners-up Third places
  Majed Abdullah 3 1 1
  Kim Joo-sung 3 1
  Hidetoshi Nakata 2 1
  Server Djeparov 2
  Zheng Zhi 1 1 1
  Omar Abdulrahman 1 1 1
  Khodadad Azizi 1 1
  Ali Daei 1 1
  Fan Zhiyi 1 1
  Ali Karimi 1 1
  Ahmed Radhi 1 1
  Khalfan Ibrahim 1 1
  Kazuyoshi Miura 1
  Saeed Owairan 1
  Masami Ihara 1
  Nawaf Al-Temyat 1
  Shinji Ono 1
  Mehdi Mahdavikia 1
  Hamad Al-Montashari 1
  Yasser Al-Qahtani 1
  Yasuhito Endō 1
  Saša Ognenovski 1
  Lee Keun-ho 1
  Nasser Al-Shamrani 1
  Ahmed Khalil 1
  Omar Kharbin 1
  Abdelkarim Hassan 1

AFC Asian International Player of the YearEdit

AFC Foreign Player of the YearEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  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.