Seoul: We continue our series reviewing the most popular clubs in Asia, this week shifting the focus to the country that boasts more Continental club winners in the AFC Champions League era than any other: Korea Republic.
Inaugurated in 1983, the K League has been home to some of the most successful sides in Asia ever since, with no fewer than six teams having been crowned kings of the Continent in the ensuing years and some of them on more than one occasion.
Based on both their success at home and overseas, here are the five candidates for Korea Republic's most popular club. After reviewing our selection, don't forget to cast your vote at the bottom of the article.
Kuala Lumpur: Over the past two months, the-AFC.com's '5 of the Best' series has brought you some of the most memorable goals from the AFC Cup, but this week we turn our attention to the other end of the pitch and focus on goalkeepers by reviewing some fabulous saves.
From Jordan to Johor, we highlight five breathtaking efforts from those trusted as the last line of defence as they perform wonders to keep out the opposition. Enjoy the selection and don't forget to vote your favourite at the bottom of the article.
Tagliabue raring to link up with UAE stars Mabkhout, Abdulrahman
Dubai: Sebastian Tagliabue is relishing the prospect of taking to the field with new international teammates Ali Mabkhout and Omar Abdulrahman as the Argentina-born front man moves closer to making his international debut for the United Arab Emirates.
The veteran Al Nasr forward received his UAE passport earlier in the year and was included in the training squad of new head coach Jorge Luis Pinto last week as the West Asian side prepare for their up-coming Asian Qualifiers Group G matches in October and November.
And the 35-year-old, who has been a prolific scorer since moving to the UAE in 2013, is looking forward to striking up a potent attacking partnership with the Al Jazeera duo over the coming weeks and months.
Doha: Rodrigo Tabata is looking forward to a successful return with Al Sadd after rejoining the reigning Qatar Stars League champions.
“I’m extremely happy to return to the team and I promise everyone that I will give all that I can,” said Brazilian Tabata to the Al Sadd website. “I hope that I can fulfill the expectations of the club administration and the fans who want a lot from me.”
The 39-year-old attacking midfielder said his knowledge of the club and the players will help him adapt quickly.