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AFC Cup 2019: The Top Performers


Monday, November 11, 2019
Top Performers

Kuala Lumpur: With the AFC Cup done and dusted for another year after Lebanon’s Al Ahed were crowned the 2019 champions following a 1-0 victory DPR Korea’s 4.25 SC, its time to reflect on the tournament that was. 


In the first of a series of competition reviews, the-AFC.com has compiled a list of the stats and facts that caught the eye over the past nine months of action.

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Goals

Prolific Spaniard Beinvenido Maranon topped the scoring charts with 10 goals despite the Philippines’ Ceres Negros exiting at the ASEAN Zonal semi-finals.

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1. Bienvenido Maranon, Ceres Negros – 10
2. Kim Yu-song, 4.25 SC – 9
2. Ganiyu Oseni, Hanoi FC – 9
4. Pape Omar Faye, Hanoi FC – 8
5. Bruno Matos, Persija Jakarta – 7


Chances Created

Pape Omar Faye was known more for his goalscoring feats in Hanoi FC’s run to the ASEAN Zonal final, but the Senegalese also created more chances than any other player.

🇻🇳 Hanoi FC's 🇸🇳 Senegalese striker Pape Omar Faye 💪

2⃣7⃣ Chances Created 🤩
3⃣5⃣ Shots 😱
1⃣9⃣ Shots on Target 😎

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— AFC Cup (@AFCCup) November 7, 2019

1. Pape Omar Faye, Hanoi FC – 27
2. Le Tan Tai, Becamex Binh Duong – 22
2. Stephan Schrock, Ceres Negros – 22
4. Ahmed Saleh, Al Jazeera – 21
5. Mohamed Haidar, Al Ahed – 19


Assists

But it was Ceres Negros’ Stephan Schrock who bagged the most assists, however, with the Filipino international teeing up six of his team’s goals.

1. Stephan Schrock, Ceres Negros – 6
2. Bayu Gatra Sanggiawan, PSM Makassar – 4
2. Ryutara Megumi, Tampinese Rovers – 4
2. Fersa Shelbaieh, Al Jazeera – 4
2. Nguyen Quang Hai, Hanoi FC – 4


Clearances

Eight clean sheets in 11 games meant champions Al Ahed were superb at the back, with defender Khalil Khamis making 63 clearances.

1. Khalil Khamis, Al Ahed – 63
2. Nguyen Thanh Chung, Hanoi FC – 51
3. Do Duy Manh, Hanoi FC – 42
3. Anderson Zogbe, Naga World – 42
5. Esdras, Al Najma – 41


Duels Won

Midfielder Rabih Ataya was up for the fight, with the Lebanese international winning 89 duels in just nine games.

1. Rabih Ataya, Al Ahed – 89
2. Mohannad Al Souliman, Al Jazeera – 76
3. Kervens Belfort, Abahani Limited Dhaka – 68
4. Hussein Zein, Al Ahed – 63
5. Jordan Webb, Tampines Rovers – 61


Successful Passes

When it came to successful passes, Jordanian sides were out in front, claiming the top two positions and three out of the top five.

1. Rajaei Ayed, Al Wehdat – 480
2. Mohannad Al Souliman, Al Jazeera – 477
3. Do Duy Manh, Hanoi FC – 442
4. Noor Al Rawabdeh, Al Jazeera – 436
5. Haytham Faour, Al Ahed – 432


Touches

And after coming second in the previous two categories, Mohannad Al Souliman finally claimed number one spot in terms of number of touches of the ball.

1. Mohannad Al Souliman, Al Jazeera – 770
2. Tran Van Kien, Hanli FC – 755
3. Do Hung Dung, Hanoi FC – 726
4. Hussein Dakik, Al Ahed – 715
5. Nguyen Quang Hai, Hanoi FC – 713


Saves

He only played six games, but Al Ittihad goalkeeper Muhannad Al Khiari made more saves than any of his counterparts in the tournament.

1. Muhannad Al Khiari, Al Ittihad – 28
2. Ahmed Rasool, Al Najma – 27
3. Nguyen Van Cong, Hanoi FC – 25
4. Kyaw Zin Htet, Yangon United – 24
5. Tsang Man Fai, Wofoo Tai Po – 23


Most Tackles Won

Dordoi FC's combative midfielder Kairat Zhyrgalbek won the highest number of tackles, despite playing considerably fewer games than many other players in the competition.

1. Kairat Zhyrgalbek, Dordoi FC – 19
2. Hussein Zein, Al Ahed – 17
2. Mohannad Al Souliman, Al Jazeera – 17
2. Dani Cancela, Kitchee SC – 17
5. Min Kyaw Khant, Yangon United – 16


Minutes Per Goal

We finish our list off with more goal goal-related facts. Hanoi’s Ganiyu Oseni’s nine goals in seven games averaged out at just over a goal an hour. The Nigerian got injured in the ASEAN Zonal semi-final and didn’t appear again, leaving Hanoi to ponder what might have been.

⭐ Players: Ganiyu Oseni, Forward #HanoiFC

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— AFC Cup (@AFCCup) June 12, 2019

1. Ganiyu Oseni, Hanoi FC – 61
2. Kim Yu-song, 4.25 SC – 65
3. Bienvenido Maranon, Ceres Negros – 71
4. Bruno Matos, Persija Jakarta – 76
5. Fernando, Kitchee SC – 90

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