The AFC Diamond of Asia Award is one of the most prestigious honours bestowed by the AFC. The Award is given annually to an individual who has made an outstanding contribution to the development and promotion of football, on and off the field.
The Award may be for ongoing contributions and loyalty over a number of years or for a single contribution that had a major impact on the development of football in Asia. The recipient for each year’s award is selected by the AFC Executive Committee.
Once an individual is bestowed with the Award, he or she enjoys a unique, lifetime bond with the AFC and is entitled to special privileges, including invitations to all AFC competitions and to all AFC official functions and events.
Also, the recipient ranks only after the AFC Executive Committee in terms of importance within AFC’s protocol and hierarchy. This highly coveted AFC Diamond of Asia Award is always presented by the AFC President.