AFC Events

AFC COACH OF THE YEAR - MEN



Basim Qasim Hamdan Al-Suwaid (IRQ)




Futoshi Ikeda (JPN)




Khaydarov Ravshan (UZB)


AFC COACH OF THE YEAR - WOMEN



Asako Takemoto (JPN)




Miyo Okamoto (JPN)




Nuenggrutai Srathongvian (THA)


AFC PLAYER OF THE YEAR - MEN



Abdel Karim Hassan A Fadlalla (QAT)



Abdel Karim helped Qatari side Al Sadd make the AFC Champions League semi-finals. He is also a regular for the Qatar National side since making his debut in 2010 winning 69 caps and scoring nine goals.


Kento Misao (JPN)



Was the central midfield strength behind Kashima Antlers 2-0 aggregate AFC Champions League final success in November 2018. He was also in the Japan preliminary squad for the FIFA World Cup in Russia 2018 and is a former Japan national U-17 and U-20 player.


Yuma Suzuki (JPN)



The most valuable player in the AFC Champions League 2018 helping Kashima Antlers to their first ever title. The 22-year old striker has also recently been called up by the Japan National side.

AFC PLAYER OF THE YEAR - WOMEN



Samantha Kerr (AUS)



Runner-up with Australia in AFC Women’s Asian Cup Jordan 2018. She won the US National Women’s Soccer League Golden Boot Award and was leading scorer in Australia’s W-League. She was shortlisted in the Best FIFA Women’s Player 2018 and was chosen as Young Australian of the Year 2018.


Wang Shuang (CHN)



Member of the China PR team that was third in the AFC Women’s Asian Cup Jordan 2018 and also in the national team that were runners-up in the Asian Games 2018 in Indonesia. Wang plays for Paris Saint-German FC in the Division 1 Feminine and UEFA Women’s Champions League 2018/2019.


Saki Kumagai (JPN)



She was captain of Japan when they won the AFC Women’s Asian Cup Jordan 2018 aand was in Olympique Lyonnais’s UEFA Women’s Champions League title-winning team in 2017/2018. She was in the UEFA Women’s Champions League ‘Squad of the Season’. Shortlisted in the Best FIFA Women’s Player 2018.

AWARD NOMINEES LIST 2018




AFC PLAYER OF THE YEAR




MEN




Kento Misao (Kashima Antlers and JPN) | Yuma Suzuki (Kashima Antlers and JPN) | Abdelkarim Hassan (Al Sadd and QAT)




WOMEN




Samantha Kerr (AUS) | Wang Shuang (CHN) | Saki Kumagai (JPN)






AFC FUTSAL PLAYER OF THE YEAR




Rafael Henmi (JPN) | Ali Asghar Hasanzadeh (IRN) | Mahdi Javid (IRN)








AFC YOUTH PLAYER OF THE YEAR




WOMEN




Fuka Nagano (JPN) | Moeka Minami (JPN) | Saori Takarada (JPN)




MEN




Jun Nishikawa (JPN) | Jeon Se-jin (KOR) | Turki Al Ammar (KSA)







AFC COACH OF THE YEAR




WOMEN




Asako Takakura (JPN) | Miyo Okamoto (JPN) | Nuengrutai Srathongvian (THA)




MEN




Basim Hamdan (IRQ) | Go Oiwa (JPN) | Ravshan Khaydarov (UZB)