KUALA LUMPUR: China and Guangzhou Evergrande captain Zheng Zhi won the Asian confedertion Player of the Year award at a ceremony here.
Zheng Zhi thus became the first Chinese player to win this accolade since Fan Zhiyi claimed Asian football’s highest individual accolade in 2001.
Guanzhou’s Brazilian striker Muriqui ((Luiz Guilherme Da Conceicao Silva) won the Foreign Player of the Year while Inter Milan winger Yuto Nagatomo clinched the Asian International Player of the Year.
Asian football’s highest individual accolade – the Diamond of Asia – was presented to former Korea FA president and honorary FIFA vice-president Dr Chung Mong-joon.
DIAMOND OF ASIA: Dr Chung Mong-Joon
DREAM ASIA AWARD: Myanmar Football Association
FAIR PLAY ASSOCIATION OF THE YEAR: China Football Association
FUTSAL TEAM OF THE YEAR: Chonburi Bluewave (Thailand)
FUTSAL PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Suphawut Thueanklang (Chonburi Bluewave: Thailand)
FOREIGN PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Luiz Guilherme Da Conceicao Silva (Guangzhou Evergrande; Brazil)
ASIAN INTERNATIONAL PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Yuto Nagatomo (Japan; Inter Milan)
ASSISTANT REFEREE OF THE YEAR – WOMEN: Flynn Allyson Clare (Australia)
MEN: Nagi Toshiyuki (Japan)
REFEREE OF THE YEAR – WOMEN: Yamagishi Sachiko (Japan)
MEN: Benjamin Williams (Australia)
CLUB OF THE YEAR: Guangzhou Evergrande (China)
INSPIRING MEMBER ASSOCIATION OF THE YEAR: China Football Association
DEVELOPING MEMBER ASSOCIATION OF THE YEAR: Jordan Football Association
ASPIRING MEMBER ASSOCIATION OF THE YEAR: Pakistan Football Federation
MA OF THE YEAR FOR GRASSROOTS FOOTBALL: Japan Football Association
NATIONAL TEAM OF THE YEAR – WOMEN: Korea Republic U-19 National Team
MEN: Iraq U-20 National Team
COACH OF THE YEAR – WOMEN: Asako Takemoto (Japan)
MEN: Choi Yong-Soo (FC Seoul; Korea Republic)
YOUTH PLAYER OF THE YEAR – WOMEN: Jang Sel-Gi (Korea Republic)
MEN: Ali Adnan Kadhim (Iraq)
PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Zheng Zhi (Guangzhou Evergrande: China)