AFC Champions League Toyota Player of the Week: Bashar Resan
Doha: Bashar Resan has been voted by the fans as the 2020 AFC Champions League Toyota Player of the Week after the Persepolis midfielder shone for the Tehran giants despite their 2-1 AFC Champions League final defeat to Ulsan Hyundai.
The ever-dependable Iraq international, who registered an impressive 92 percent passing accuracy from his 59 passes, had two shots on goal and created one chance, gained 43 percent of the fans' votes while he was rated number five by Stats Perform – the AFC's official data provider – with a score of 6.2.
Best Goal of AFC Champions League 2020: First 3 finalists determined
Kuala Lumpur: The first three finalists for the Best Goal of AFC Champions League 2020 have been decided following the conclusion of Semi-final 1 on Wednesday.
Persepolis FC's Mehdi Abdi Qara topped Semi-final 1 with a whopping 69.43 percent of the votes for his goal against Al Nassr in the semi-finals while another Iran club, Esteghlal FC will also be represented in the final with Cheick Diabate's effort against Al Ahli Saudi FC in the group stage garnering 22.15 percent of the votes.
Al Nassr's Abderrazak Hamdallah, the 2020 AFC Champions League top scorer with seven goals, also advanced to the final with his group stage goal against Sepahan FC receiving the third highest number of votes.
Check out the Semi-final 1 nominees and results below and don't forget to cast your vote in Semi-final 2 which starts at 14:00 (UTC+8) on Thursday. The top three will advance to the final which kicks off on January 7.
The search for Asia’s Most Popular Football club: Al Wehdat, Al Ittihad seal West Asia final berths
Kuala Lumpur: Jordan's Al Wehdat and Al Ittihad of Syria have completed the cast for the final of the Search for Asia's Most Popular Football Club after topping the West Asia poll.
Al Wehdat topped the poll with 32.71% of the votes while Al Ittihad received 23.87%.
They join ASEAN clubs Persija Jakarta of Indonesia and Malaysia's Johor Darul Ta'zim, Islamic Republic of Iran's Tractor SC and Persepolis FC - who finished top two in the combined Central & South Asia poll - and China PR's Shanghai Shenhua and Korea Republic's Suwon Samsung Bluewings - who topped the East Asia poll - in the final.
Check out the West Asia nominees and results below and don't forget to cast your vote in the final, which kicks off at 16:00 (UTC+8) on Sunday with the winner to be announced on January 1.
The search for Asia's Most Popular Football Club: Persija Jakarta, Johor Darul Ta'zim advance to final
Kuala Lumpur: Persija Jakarta and Johor Darul Ta'zim are through to the final of the Search for Asia's Most Popular Football Club after finishing as the two highest ranked teams in the ASEAN poll.
Indonesia's Persija Jakarta received 32.5% of the total votes cast while Malaysia's Johor Darul Ta'zim garnered 29%.
They join Islamic Republic of Iran clubs Tractor SC and Persepolis FC, who finished top two in the combined Central & South Asia poll, in the final. Also through to the final are China PR's Shanghai Shenhua and Korea Republic's Suwon Samsung Bluewings, who topped the East Asia poll.
The poll for the West region ends on Saturday with the final kicking off on Sunday.
Vote for your AFC International Player of the Week
Kuala Lumpur: A first goal in the Premier League, a first in the UEFA Women’s Champions League, and three first-time nominees make our final AFC International Player of the Week of 2020 one with a distinct sense of freshness.
With much of Europe deep in its winter cold, Asia’s players abroad continue to turn up the heat, with 10 contenders based in six separate countries in the discussion for this week’s award.
Here are our nominees for performances from December 16 to 22.