CSKA’s Honda, Leverkusen’s Son in running for AFC awards

Official release from Asian Football Confederation

AFC has announced the list of nominees for the 2013 AFC Player of the Year award on Friday.

Iran and Esteghlal ace Javad Nekounam, AFC Champions League winners Guangzhou Evergrande captain Zheng Zhi (China) and Ha Dae Sung (Korea Republic; FC Seoul) are in contention for the topmost AFC Player of the Year accolade.

Guangzhou Evergrande's Brazilian import Luiz Guilherme Da Conceicao (Muriqui), who won the AFC Champions League's Most Valuable Player and Top Goalscorer awards, will be vying with his teammate Dario Leonardo Conca (Argentina) and FC Seoul's Motenegro ace Dejan Damjanovic for the AFC Foreign Player of the Year award.

Yuto Nagatomo (Japan; Inter Milan), Son Heung-min (Korea Republic; Bayer Leverkusen) and Keisuke Honda (Japan; CSKA Moscow) are in the fray for the Asian International Player of the Year honour.

The awards will be presented at a grand ceremony on November 26, 2013, at the Mandarin Oriental, Kuala Lumpur.

AFC Player of the Year 2013

Ha Dae Sung (Korea Republic and FC Seoul)
Javad Nekounam (Iran and Esteghlal)
Zheng Zhi (China and Guangzhou Evergrande)

Asian International Player of the Year 2013

Keisuke Honda (Japan; CSKA Moscow)
Son Heung-min (Korea Republic; Bayer Leverkusen)
Yuto Nagatomo (Japan; Inter Milan)

AFC Foreign Player of the Year 2013

Dario Leonardo Conca (Guangzhou Evergrande; Argentina)
Dejan Damjanovic (FC Seoul; Montenegro)
Luiz Guilherme Da Conceicao Silva (Guangzhou Evergrande; Brazil)

 
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