Delhi will host AFC Annual Awards

AFC President Shaikh Salman bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa said: "The AFC is proud to bring the biggest Asian football gala event to India. The AFC Annual Awards celebrates the best in Asian football, and India, with its impressive mix of cultures and colourful traditions, is a perfect setting for the event."

Omar Abdulrahman (right) of UAE has been nominated for the AFC Best Player award.   -  AP

The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Annual Awards 2015 will celebrate the best of Asian football here on Sunday.

AFC President Shaikh Salman bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa said: “The AFC is proud to bring the biggest Asian football gala event to India. The AFC Annual Awards celebrates the best in Asian football, and India, with its impressive mix of cultures and colourful traditions, is a perfect setting for the event.”

President of the All India Football Federation (AIFF) Praful Patel said: “The All India Football Federation is honoured that the AFC has chosen India as the host for this year’s Annual Awards. India has a rapidly growing football base and we look forward to welcoming Asian football’s finest to Delhi.”

The list of nominees:-

AFC Member Association of the Year

Inspiring

Football Federation Australia

IR Iran Football Federation

Japan Football Association

Developing

Hong Kong Football Association

Tajikistan Football Federation

Vietnam Football Federation

Aspiring

Bangladesh Football Federation

Bhutan Football Federation

National Football Association of Brunei Darussalam

AFC Dream Asia Award

Chinese Football Association

Japan Football Association

Vietnam Football Federation

AFC National Team of the Year

Men

Australia National Team

Korea Republic National Team

Uzbekistan U-20 National Team

Women

Japan Women’s National Team

Japan U-19 Women’s National Team

DPR Korea U-16 Women’s National Team

AFC Coach of the Year

Men

Ange Postecoglou (AUS)

Norio Sasaki (JPN)

Mahdi Ali Hassan (UAE)

Women

Gao Hong (CHN)

Asako Takakura (JPN)

Nuengrutai Srathongvian (THA)

AFC Player of the Year

Men

Zheng Zhi (CHN)

Ahmed Khalil (UAE)

Omar Abdulrahman (UAE)

Women

Elise Kellond-Knight (AUS)

Aya Miyama (JPN)

Rumi Utsugi (JPN)

AFC President Recognition Awards for Grassroots Football

Inspiring

IR Iran

Japan

Uzbekistan

Developing

Jordan

Palestine

Vietnam

Aspiring

Brunei Darussalam

Kyrgyz Republic

Sri Lanka

AFC Fair Play Association of the Year

Chinese Football Association

Japan Football Association

Korea Football Association

AFC Club of the Year

Guangzhou Evergrande (CHN)

Johor Darul Ta’zim (MAS)

Al Ahli (UAE)

AFC Futsal Player of the Year

Hasan Zadeh Navlighe Ali Asghar (IRN)

Vahid Shamsaee (IRN)

Mohammad Naser Safari (IRN)

AFC Futsal Team of the Year

Tasisat Daryaei (IRN)

Qadsia (KUW)

Thai Son Nam FC (VIE)

AFC Youth Player of the Year

Men

Dostonbek Khamdamov (UZB)

Eldor Shomurodov (UZB)

Zabikhillo Urinboev (UZB)

Women

Rikako Kobayashi (JPN)

Ri Hae Yon (PRK)

Ri Hyang Sim (PRK)

AFC Foreign Player of the Year

Everton Augusto De Barros Ribeiro (BRA)

Ricardo Goulart Pereira (BRA)

Juan Carlos Rodriguez Belencoso (ESP)

AFC Asian International Player of the Year

Massimo Luongo (AUS)

Ki Sung Yueng (KOR)

Son Heung Min (KOR)

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