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Top 5 best Asian players to play in Europe (Part 2)

3. Shinji Kagawa

After Park J Sung, Kagawa is probably the Asian player that fans know and love the most. The 28-year-old Japanese player came to Dortmund for just over 300,000 euros, but after the first two seasons with the Ruhr team he proved his worth under the reign of Jugen Kloop, he was a bridge The connection of the Gengenpressing style of play in Kloop’s 4-2-3-1 scheme, he was responsible for helping play behind the striker, creating for the surrounding satellites to score. Many people then called him Mesust Ozil of Dortmund or M.Ozil of the Japanese team.

He was instrumental in helping Borussia Dortmund win two Bundesliga titles in 2010/2011 and 2011/2012, followed by the German Cup in 2012 – in the match that he shone when directly while discussing. and assist the team to score to help Dortmund beat Bayern to 5 goals. After a period of brilliant playing, he moved to Manchester United, although not so outstanding, but he won the English Premier League (2012/2013) for the 20th time with the club. This is also the last season that Sir Alex Ferguson led United. He is also the second Asian player after Park j Sung to win the Premier League with Manchester United.

4.Shinji Okazaki

32-year-old “General” is the Japanese player to score the most goals in the Bundesliga with 42 goals. In the 2015/2016 season, he moved to Leicester City from the Mainz 05 club, in the first season of the “fox” he became an irreplaceable player for the 4-4- 2 of coach Rannieri, he played alongside Jamie Vardy in the striker’s cave and helped the poor city team of Lecester write a crazy fairy tale in the heart of modern football and English football. He and Leicester City won the Premier League in 2015/2016.

He is the third Asian player after Park J sung and Kagawa to win the Premier League title.

5.Son Heung Min

Young talent of Korean football is Asia’s most expensive player with a fee of 22 million euros. He is expected of Asian and Korean football when it is hoped that the player will have the same success as Park J sung in Europe.

After nearly 3 seasons playing for Tottenham, he is now an extremely important strategic card of coach Pochettino on the attack of “Rooster” into London. His strength is his speed, stamina, and the ability to hold the ball so well that he is expected by Pochettino to be the future of the team later. After 92 appearances for Tottenham in all competitions, he had 31 goals, a respectable performance for an Asian player playing in Europe. Especially in the 2016/2017 season, he scored 21 goals after 47 appearances, making the Top scorers with the best scoring goals that season, comparable to those of Harry Kane or Diego Costa … In the month 9 years ago he has made a strong impression when he became the player of the month in the Premier League – becoming the first Asian player to receive this honor.

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Which team is going to take part in the Tokyo 2020 Olympics?

Australia has excelled in overtaking its rivals on Uzbekistan, winning the last ticket of the Asian region to participate in this summer’s Olympics.

Unfortunately for Uzbekistan U23 – the champion of 2018 after defeating the teachers and coach Park Hang-seo, when breathless at a critical time. The idea that the Central Asian team knocked UAE to 5-1 in the quarterfinals will be a match for South Korea in the race to the title of champion. However, coach Drulovic proved exhausted suddenly collapsed at the stage of deciding to win tickets to the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.

In the semi-finals, U23 Saudi Arabia with an effective counter-attacking style played a “final blow” in the 87th minute, making Uzbekistan “disillusioned” with the championship. The bronze medal match is also very similar to the scenario in the semi-finals.

Uzbekistan dominated and constantly had chances to score but were ineffective. D’Agostino striker in an ecstatic ball situation tore the goalkeeper Nematov, setting up a 1-0 victory for Australia.

As such, U23 Australia, South Korea and Saudi Arabia are the representatives of Asian football. It is fair to judge that this is a fair and reasonable result.

Socceroos, Saudi Arabia and South Korea have shown the experience through many major tournaments. Plus host U23 Japan, Asia is the area with many teams competing in the Summer Olympics.

Meanwhile, Europe also identified four names to win tickets to this year’s Tokyo Olympics. These are France, Romania, Germany and Spain. In the U23 European finals, Spain won the victory over German with a score of 2-1, thereby winning the championship for the fifth time. The remaining two tickets belong to France and Romania after losing in the semi-finals.

The other four teams that qualified for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic qualifiers are South Africa, Ivory Coast, Egypt and New Zealand.

The last four tickets belong to South America, ending the qualifier on February 9 and Concacaf. Currently, Brazil, Paraguay, Argentina, and Chile are the 4 dominant teams in South America. Meanwhile, the U23 Concacaf final will be played from March 20 to April 1.

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Top 5 best Asian players to play in Europe (Part 1)

1. Hitoshi Nakata

He is a legend of Korean football playing the most successful in Europe during the transition period between ancient football and modern football. He was the first Asian player to win the Scuetto and the Italian Cup in As Roma, he was the player who scored 2 goals against Juventus to help Roma win the Seria championship that year.

He was the player who won the “Asian Golden Ball” award for two consecutive years, 1997 and 1998. He is one of two Asian players named in FiFa’s Top 100 list.

2. Park J sung

Pank was perhaps the most successful Asian player in Europe, the Korean player known to the fans during the 2002 World Cup in Korea and Japan, in that year’s tournament. Park played very impressively and helped Korea reach the 4th position. He then went to PSV Eindhoven and played very impressed by helping this team win the Dutch national championship in 2004/2005. He also composed PSV fans to create a song for himself.

If PSV is the place to nurture Park, give him his first experience playing in Europe, then Manchester United with the guidance of Sir Alex Ferguson is the place where his career development has reached the peak when he has Get all the honorable titles from domestic to continental club. He is a rarity for an Asian player to get this.

In Sir Alex’s squad, Pank is a strategic weapon, a “strange wind from the East” in each specific match. This is because Sir Alex recognizes his strong points about hard work, full fitness, and availability at every hot spot on the pitch. He plays mainly as a central midfielder but when needed he can play as a striker and become a virtual striker at any time. Along with MU he has 15 titles big and small in 7 football seasons sticking. Including up to 4 Premier League titles along with 1 championship Champions League prestigious. In the 2010/2011 season, he was the first Asian player to officially play in a Champions League final, even though that match of MU lost 1-3 to the mighty Barcelona.

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Filipino football only focuses on the national team

In a country where football is not a national sport like basketball or volleyball, the Filipino team has never received much appreciation from neighboring countries to the people in the country.

If football in this country gets to be focused, it will be for the national team instead of the young level like U23.

This can be seen most clearly through the U16 AFF Cup. The youngster of the Philippines representative lost 5/5 matches, scored 3 goals and conceded 30 goals, considering the table.

When considering whether the Philippines should compete in the men’s football content ASIAD or not, Secretary General of the Football Association of this country, Mr. Ed Gastanes issued a statement: “The managers of the Philippines prepare for ASIAD, headed by the Philippines Olympic Committee (POC), does not approve the football game, the criteria set out in the ASIAD team sports, the Philippines must be in the top 4 of Asia to be accepted to participate. projections”.

“The Philippines football federation sent a request to bring the men’s and women’s football teams to the Asian Games, but the POC rejected the proposal,” Mr Gastanes added.

With such clear rules, the Philippines Football Federation was forced to grind the men’s team at home and focus on preparing for the next tournament at the national team level. This can also be considered as a reasonable move for the island nation to put their full strength on the AFF Cup front to start in two months.

Philippines now choose to send troops to training at an intensive training center in Bahrain, where they will have two friendly matches with the national team of this country to be ready to conquer the AFF Cup for the first time in history.

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Top 10 most successful Asian players in the Bundesliga

Top 10 most successful Asian players in the Bundesliga with the participation of Son Heung Min, Shinji Kagawa, Makoto Hasebe or the legendary Cha Bum Kun.

Cha Bum Kun (South Korea)

  • 1978-1989
  • Clubs: SV Darmstadt 98, Eintracht Frankfurt, Bayer Leverkusen
  • Appearances: 308
  • Goals: 98
  • Trophies won: UEFA Cup (1979-80, 1987-88), German National Cup (1980-81)
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Mehdi Mahdavikia (Iran)

  • 1998-2010
  • Club: VfL Bochum, Hamburger SV, Eintracht Frankfurt
  • Number of appearances: 253
  • Goals: 29
  • Trophies won: Best Footballer in Asia (2003), Hamburger SV Team of the Century

Yasuhiko Okudera (Japan)

  • 1977-1986
  • Club: FC Köln, Werder Bremen
  • Number of appearances: 234
  • Goals: 26
  • Trophies won: Bundesliga (1977-78), German Cup (1977-78)

Ashkan Dejagah (Iran)

  • 2004-2012, 2017
  • Club: Hertha BSC, VfL Wolfsburg
  • Appearances: 158
  • Goals: 19
  • Trophies won: Bundesliga (2008-09)

Makoto Hasebe (Japan)

  • 2008-present
  • Clubs: VfL Wolfsburg, FC Nürnberg, Eintracht Frankfurt
  • Number of appearances: 304
  • Goals: 7
  • Trophies won: Bundesliga (2008-09), German Cup (2017-18), Asia Player of the Year (2018)

Koo Ja Cheol (South Korea)

  • 2011-2019
  • Club: VfL Wolfsburg, FC Augsburg, Mainz 05
  • Number of appearances: 211
  • Goals: 28

Vahid Hashemian (Iran)

  • 1999-2008
  • Clubs: Hamburger SV, VfL Bochum, Bayern Munich, Hannover 96
  • Number of appearances: 208
  • Goals: 38
  • Trophies won: Bundesliga (2004-05), German Cup (2004-05), DFB Ligapokal (2004)

Shinji Kagawa (Japan)

  • 2010-2012, 2014-2018
  • Club: Borussia Dortmund
  • Appearances: 148
  • Goals: 41
  • Trophies won: Bundesliga (2010-11, 2011-12), German Cup (2011-12, 2016-17), Bundesliga Team of the Week (2015-16)

Son Heung Min (Korea)

  • 2010-2015
  • Clubs: Hamburger SV, Bayer Leverkusen
  • Number of appearances: 135
  • Goals: 41
  • Trophies won: Hamburger SV’s all-time best XI in the Bundesliga

Ali Daei (Iran)

  • 1997-2002
  • Club: Arminia Bielefeld, Bayern Munich, Hertha BSC
  • Number of appearances: 107
  • Goals: 19
  • Titles: Bundesliga (1998-99), DFB Ligapokal (1998-99), Asia Player of the Year (1999)
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3 Korean players have looks not inferior to idols

Besides talent and a successful career on the field, Son Heung-min, Lee Seung-woo, Jeong Seung-won are Korean strikers who are noted for their handsome and attractive looks.

1. Son Heung-min

Son Heung-min (born in 1992) is the most talented player of Korean football. With a rich career, the 27-year-old striker has been called by Fourfourtwo “national treasure”. At club level, Son Heung-min was awarded two individual titles “Best Player” and “Best Goal” by Tottenham in the 2018/19 Premier League season. In the national team, he was named the best player by the Korean Football Federation in 2019.
 
Besides the admirable grass career, Son Heung-min is also noted for his handsome and likeable appearance. He was dubbed the male player “female killer” of kimchi country when he was entangled in dating rumors with a series of popular female stars such as singer Minah (Girl’s Day), Jisoo (BlackPink) and actor Yoo So Young.
 
The 9X player is also considered a fashion icon of Korean youth. He frequently appears on the covers of prestigious magazines and is the advertising face of the world’s top fashion houses. Son’s daily lifestyle is also considered stylish and trendy.
2. Lee Seung-woo
Lee Seung-woo (born in 1998) was once called the “football prodigy” and “Korean Messi”. At the age of 13, Lee joined Barcelona’s La Masia training facility after shining at the 2010 Danone Nations Cup . He scored 39 goals in 29 matches in the U13 Barca team, beating the record of idol Lionel Messi. He currently plays for Sint-Truidense Club (Belgium).
Lee Seung-woo owns a height of 1.73 m, is said to have the same face as Korean idol stars. Along with Son Heung-min, the 21-year-old has a huge fan base in Asian countries.
 
Seung-woo has a youthful, dynamic fashion style and especially likes bright, different hairstyles. He is also a star on social networks when attracting nearly 1 million followers on his personal page.
3. Jeong Seung-won
Jeong Seung-won (born in 1997) is a player on the list of attending U23 Asian Cup U23 in Korea 2020 Korea. He was noticed with the nickname “male idol” and received many compliments because of his handsome face, resembling actor Ji Chang Wook or singer Lucas (NCT), Minho (SHINee).
Seung-won now plays as a striker for Daegu FC. The 22-year-old is the mainstay of the team playing in the K.League with 39 appearances in the 2019 season and has 3 goals, 2 assists.
 
Jeong Seung-won has impressed in professional tournaments such as Korean FA Cup, AFC Champions League. He was a candidate for the young player of the year award at the 2018 K.League Awards.
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Who are the top 10 stars expected to compete for the Golden Ball 2020?

The Bleacher Report page made an early prediction of the Top 10 Golden Ball 2020 soon after the 2019 Golden Ball was awarded to Messi at the end of last year.

Lionel Messi broke the equilibrium in the Golden Ball competition with Cristiano Ronaldo last year when he had his sixth lift to receive this noble award. They also appeared on the list of players predicted by Bleacher Report to be included in this year’s Top 10 Golden Balls.

Even the prestigious American sports website predicts Messi will continue to receive the highest award from France Football magazine this year to become the first player to win 7 Golden Balls.

Bleacher Report said that Messi was still the heart of Barca, the player that the team could always rely on and he always knowed how to score when necessary.

Bleacher Report even predicts Messi will help Barca win the Champions League this season and win the first trophy with the Argentina team in the Copa America that has been delayed because of the COVID-19 epidemic.

Meanwhile, Ronaldo was not appreciated after finishing third in the 2019 Golden Ball race. The Portuguese striker won the domestic title at Juventus but was not enough to compete for the award.

According to the judgment, Ronaldo only has the opportunity to win the Golden Ball this year when helping Juventus win the Champions League, or with the Portuguese team to win Euro 2020 (also delayed because of the COVID-19 epidemic).

Top 10 Golden Ball 2020 according to Bleacher Report’s prediction

1. Lionel Messi

2. Cristiano Ronaldo

3. Sadio Mane

4. Virgil van Dijk

5. Antoine Griezmann

6. Kylian Mbappe

7. Kevim de Bruyne

8. Neymar

9. Eden Hazard

10. Robert Lewandowski

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Messi, Ronaldo and 10 Champions League records can never be broken

Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo have created many spectacular landmarks in the Champions League, including 10 records that can never be broken.

1. The fastest hat-trick (7 and a half minutes – Bafetimbi Gomis vs Dinamo Zagreb, 2011/12)

Sadio Mane can score the fastest hat-trick in the Premier League with 2 minutes and 56 minutes, but in the C1 Cup no one can compare. With 7 and a half minutes, the Lyon striker surpassed the record set by Mike Newell in 1995.

2. Most goals in a knockout match (5 – Lionel Messi vs Leverkusen, 2011/12)

Messi was the only player to score 5 goals in 90 minutes in a knockout match, helping Barca destroy Leverkusen 7-1 in the round of 1/8.

3. Keep the most clean sheets in a row (10 – Jens Lehmann – October 2005 to April 2006)

After conceding to Ajax in the second match of 2005/06 against Arsenal, Lehmann went through the remaining 4 group stage matches and the entire knockout round and conceded no goal.

Sent off after 18 minutes in the final, Lehmann kept a clean sheet a total of more than 800 minutes, or 13.5 hours.

4. Most goals for a goalkeeper (3 – Hans-Jorg Butt)

It’s hard to believe that a goalkeeper scored 3 goals in the Champions League and all against Juventus.

Butt humiliated Juventus in Hamburg, Leverkusen and Bayern Munich with all three goals from the penalty spot.

5. Most goals in a match (12 – Dortmund 8-4 Legia Warsaw, 2016/17)

The crazy match took place at Signal Iduna Park 4 years ago with Reus and Kagawa making twice. Remarkably, up to 6 goals were scored after the first 29 minutes only.

6. Oldest player (43 years and 253 days – Marco Ballotta vs Real Madrid, 2007/08)

Ballotta conceded 3 goals against Real Madrid just a few months before his 44th birthday, breaking Alessandro Costacurta’s previous record of nearly 3 years.

It should be noted that the second oldest player in the tournament’s history, Olexandr Shovkovskiy, is still two years behind Ballotta.

7. Most goals in a season (17 – Cristiano Ronaldo, 2013/14)

The Real Madrid superstar scored 9 goals in the group stage, 4 goals in the 1/8 round, 1 goal in the quarterfinals, 2 in the semi-finals and another in the final.

The only person who has ever approached to beat this record is Ronaldo.

8. The match with the most spectators (115,500 – Barcelona vs PSG, 1994/95)

Although the Nou Camp still boasts the largest capacity in the Champions League, changes to the stadium’s rules have reduced the number of spectators in modern times. Fans may never see this 6-digit landmark again.

9. The defender has the most goals in a match (3 – Layvin Kurzawa vs Anderlecht, 2017/18)

PSG left-back became the first player to achieve this feat two years ago. No defender will ever score 4 in a Champions League match.

10. Youngest player to make a hat-trick (18 years and 114 days – Raul vs Ferencvaros, 1995/96)

Only five teenage players have ever scored a Champions League hat-trick, of which Real Madrid legend Raul is the youngest.

Real Madrid’s Rodrygo Goes threatened this record by setting up a hat-trick against Galatasaray last year with more than 200 days.

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Top famous players in Asian football (Part 3)

5. Tim Cahill

Is an Australian professional footballer playing for Jamshedpur FC in the Indian national team Super League and Australia. Previously, he has played for Millwall, Everton, New York Red Bulls, Shanghai Shenhua, Hangzhou Greentown and Melbourne City. Cahill played as an attacking midfielder, but also played as a forward on many occasions. A Box-to-box midfielder, Cahill has a playstyle.

Cahill is Australia’s top scorer, scoring 50 goals in 107 matches since 2004. [4] He was the first Australian to score at a World Cup. Cahill has scored in three World Cups (2006, 2010, 2014) and has scored the most goals of any Australian in the World Cup with five goals. In 2007, he became the first Australian player to score at the AFC Asian Cup. Cahill is known for his expertise with virtuous tactical vision, long range ability, abundant physical strength and tactical adaptations, Cahill has scored many goals with his head. He is well known for his way of scoring the goal with his posture of boxing on the corner flagpole.

Cahill has been in the Everton main team for many years, helping the team maintain an important position for a place in the Europa League on the English Premier League. In Australia, he joined the team to win the AFC Asian Cup in 2015.

Cahill scored three goals in the 2014 World Cup qualifying campaign when Australia reached the third finals in a row.

On March 5, 2014, in a friendly match against the World Cup against Ecuador, Cahill became Australia’s top scorer with 31 goals, scoring twice in a 3-4 loss.

Cahill scored Australia’s only goal in his opening match against Chile on June 13, 2014. He and the Portuguese stars are: Cristiano Ronaldo, Mexican defender Rafael Márquez, Dutchman Robin van Persie and Arjen Robben, German players Miroslav Klose and American Clint Dempsey are the only players to score in three consecutive World Cups: the 2006, 2010 and 2014 World Cups.

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Top famous players in Asian football (Part 1)

Asian football although their football background is not as developed as European or South American football. Asian players have world-class qualities. Here are the most famous Asian players.

1. Park Ji-sung

He is a former professional Korean footballer who used to be a midfielder, and is currently the club ambassador for Manchester United.

Born in Goheung, Jeollanam-do, Park is the most successful Asian player in history, having won 19 titles in his career. He is the first Asian football player to have won the UEFA Champions League, to participate in the UEFA Champions League final, as well as the first Asian to win the FIFA Club World Cup. Park can play anywhere in midfield and is noted for his exceptional fitness level, discipline, work ethic and out-of-ball movement. 

Park’s talent was received by Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson and he signed Park for around £ 4 million in July 2005. During his time at United, Park won the Premier League title four times and also won 2007 UEFA Champions League championship and 2008 FIFA Club World Cup. He moved to Queens Park Rangers in July 2012 after reducing the number of appearances for Manchester United last season. However, a season of injury disruption with QPR, combined with the club’s relegation, led to Park rejoining PSV on loan for the 2013-14 season.

As a member of the Korean national team, Park won 100 points and scored 13 goals. He is a member of the team that finished fourth at the 2002 World Cup. He also represented his country at the 2006 World Cup and was the captain at the 2010 FIFA World Cup. Park scored in three consecutive tournaments (the first time South Korea and only the second Asian player to do so) and is currently Korea’s top scorer in the World Cup final with three goals , along with Ahn Jung-hwan and Son Heung-Min.

2. Ahn Jung-hwan

Is a former Korean football player and TV character. A legend of Korean football, he gained world attention by scoring a golden goal for Korea against Italy in the second round of the 2002 World Cup, and he was fired from Italian club Perugia with that year due to not meeting expectations.

Ahn also played for clubs in Japan, France, Germany and China, and was selected for Korea in two more World Cups, in 2006 and 2010. After retiring as a soccer player, he became a TV host (JTBC’s Please Take Care of My) and a football commentator.

Ahn married former Miss Korea Lee Hye-won in 2001 and received this nickname by kissing his wedding ring after every goal he scored. Unlike football, Ahn is noted for his model-like appearance and has appeared in many make-up ads. The Korean media often shows a similar facial appearance between the soccer player and actor Cha In-pyo. He said that as a pure compliment.