AFC Events

AFC COACH OF THE YEAR - MEN



Ange Postecoglou (AUS)




Ishii Masatada (JPN)




Takafumi Hori (JPN)


AFC COACH OF THE YEAR - WOMEN



Gao Hong (CHN)




Asako Takakura




Letecia Bautista (PHI)


AFC PLAYER OF THE YEAR - MEN



Wu Lei (CHN)



A nominee for the 2016 AFC Player of the Year accolade, Wu Lei has performed consistently well for both China PR and Shanghai SIPG throughout an impressive 12 months for the forward. Having once again finished as the highest scoring domestic player in the Chinese Super League, Wu’s nomination comes after guiding China PR through to the third round of the FIFA World Cup Russia 2018 Asian Qualifiers, and Shanghai SIPG to the AFC Champions League semi-finals.


Omar Khrbin (SYR)



Omar Khrbin is nominated for the men’s award following a terrific season that has seen him perform heroics for both Syria and Saudi Arabia’s Al Hilal. With Khrbin to the fore, Syria only exited the FIFA World Cup Russia 2018 Asian Qualifiers following a play-off defeat to Australia, while his nine goals – including a hat-trick against Persepolis in the semi-finals – helped Al Hilal reach the AFC Champions League final.


Omar Abdulrahman (UAE)



Al Ain and United Arab Emirates midfielder Omar Abdulrahman has once again shone brightly this season for both club and country. The 2016 AFC Player of the Year was a star performer for the UAE during their run to the third round of the FIFA World Cup Russia 2018 Asian Qualifiers, and played a significant role for Emirati side Al Ain as they reached the quarter-final stage of this year’s AFC Champions League.

AFC PLAYER OF THE YEAR - WOMEN



Samantha Kerr (AUS)



Samantha Kerr enjoyed a year to remember with both American National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) outfit Sky Blue FC and Australia. The 24-year-old was named the NWSL’s Most Valuable Player after scoring 17 times for the team from New Jersey. For Australia, Kerr grabbed the headlines when her four goals helped the Matildas overcome Brazil, the United States and Japan to claim the 2017 Tournament of Nations title.


Sung Hyang Sim (PRK)



Sung Hyang Sim's scintillating displays and six goals during DPR Korea's journey to the final of the AFC U-19 Women's Championship saw her named the competition's Most Valuable player, with DPR Korea losing to Japan in a tense title showdown. Sung is expected to star once again at next year's FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup in France.


Saki Kumagai (JPN)



Japan and Olympique Lyonnais stalwart Saki Kumagai is nominated after a stellar campaign in France. The talented 27-year-old, who moved to Lyon from Frankfurt in 2013, was a standout performer yet again as the French powerhouse captured a fourth successive league and cup double, as well as their second UEFA Women’s Champions League title in two years.

AWARD NOMINEES LIST 2017




AFC DREAM ASIA AWARD




Chinese Football Association | Football Association of Singapore | Japan Football Association








AFC MEMBER ASSOCIATION OF THE YEAR




Inspiring




Football Federation of Islamic Republic of Iran | Japan Football Association | Korea Football Association




Developing




Lebanese Football Association | Tajikistan Football Federation | Vietnam Football Federation




Aspiring




Afghanistan Football Federation | Guam Football Federation








AFC PRESIDENT RECOGNITION AWARDS FOR GRASSROOTS FOOTBALL




Inspiring




Football Federation of Australia | Chinese Football Association | Football Federation Islamic Republic of Iran




Developing




Hong Kong Football Association | Football Association of Singapore | Vietnam Football Federation




Aspiring




Bhutan Football Federation | Macau Football Federation | Palestine Football Association








AFC FUTSAL PLAYER OF THE YEAR




Aliasghar Hasanzadeh (IRN) | Touhid Lotfi (IRN) | Jirawat Sornwichian (THA)