Vote for your best 2020 AFC Champions League Team: Goalkeeper
Kuala Lumpur: Fans of Asian football have voted for their Best XI at each edition of the AFC Champions League between 2016 and 2019, so now the-AFC.com turns to the most recently concluded chapter, the 2020 competition, to determine the top 11 players.
To select the candidates for each position, we have reflected on match data from the tournament to draw up a statistics-based approach to present the outstanding performers.
We kick things off with five standout goalkeepers for the all-important number one jersey. Review the nominees and then choose who you think should take the position as the last line of defence in this all-star XI in the poll below.
Best Goal of AFC Champions League 2020: Six finalists confirmed
Kuala Lumpur: Theerathon Bunmathan, Abdulrahman Al Obaid and Mehdi Abdi Qara have completed the cast for the Best Goal of AFC Champions League 2020 final following the conclusion of Semi-final 2 on Wednesday.
Yokohama F. Marinos' Theerathon topped the second semi-final with 45.75 percent of the votes with Al Nassr's Ol Obaid finishing second with 18.67 percent. Persepolis FC's Abdi Qara finished third with 17.98 percent.
Al Wehdat win Jordanian Pro League title for 17th time
Amman: Saleh Rateb’s second half strike ensured Al Wehdat SC defeated Al Jazeera 1-0 to win their 17th Jordanian Pro League title on Tuesday.
Runaway winners Al Wehdat needed only a draw to seal the title but Rateb’s 65th minute volley from outside the box made sure the club fondly known as The Green Giant triumphed on 50 points with a game to spare.
Central and South Asia Wrap: Esteghlal remain top, Mumbai City enjoy perfect start to 2021
Bishkek: As a new year dawns on Asian football, many clubs throughout Central and South Asia had little time to reflect on the 12 months just gone, with matches coming thick and fast in Islamic Republic of Iran, India and Bangladesh.
In this week’s wrap, Esteghlal and Sanat Naft continue to thrive in Iran, Mumbai City hit the ground running in 2021, while Bangladesh draws ever closer to its first piece of domestic silverware for the new year, plus key appointments in Kyrgyz Republic and Tajikistan.
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GameChangers: Wang Shuang – From Paris pioneer to hero of Wuhan
Beijing: From taking on the world in 2019 to being confined to her apartment in 2020, Wang Shuang has experienced ups and downs that even a player blessed with her vision couldn’t have seen coming.
But despite missing their biggest international matches of the year during a two-month lockdown, China PR’s playmaker will still end 2020 as a champion.
In the latest edition of the-AFC.com’s GameChangers series, China’s star midfielder opens up on leading her city to a priceless league title, and what she learned from being the only Chinese player in one of the world’s biggest leagues.