Kuala Lumpur: A new year means a lot of exciting football to look forward to for Asian football aficionados, and with it comes the promise of new names to emerge as the next generation of stars capturing the imagination of fans across the continent.
As we welcome 2023, the-AFC.com profiles 11 Asian players who are set for a big year as they look to stamp their mark on the game and continue their progress into key players for their respective clubs and national teams.
ASEAN & East Asia Wrap: Three Towns secure historic title in China PR; Top three win in Australia
Hong Kong: Wuhan Three Towns were crowned the new champions of the Chinese Super League at the end of their first season in China PR’s top division as they edged out strong competition from Shandong Taishan, whose title defence fell just short.
Frontrunners Melbourne City, Western Sydney Wanderers and Central Coast Mariners all recorded wins in Australia, but it is defending Premiers City who continue to lead the pack with two matches in hand.
In Hong Kong, Eastern Long Lions entered the final of the Senior Shield where they are slated to face Kitchee SC, so join the-AFC.com as we review this week’s action from across ASEAN and East Asia.