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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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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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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.

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Top famous players in Asian football (Part 2)

3. Heung Min Son

He is the most famous Korean football player today. As a Korean professional footballer, players like winger or a striker for Tottenham Hotspur Premier League club and captain of the Korean national team.

Son completed his development at Hamburger SV, where he debuted in the Bundesliga in Germany in 2010. In 2013, he moved to Bayer Leverkusen with a record 10 million euros and played for the club in the UEFA Europa League and UEFA Champions League. During his time at Tottenham, he became Asia’s top scorer in Premier League history.

He also represented Korea at the 2018 Asian Games, where the team won the gold medal as well as the 2011 and 2015 versions of the AFC Asian Cup, ending the 2015 season he received the award for “the best young player of the tournament.”

3. Shinji Kagawa

As a professional Japanese footballer playing for German club Borussia Dortmund and Japanese national team. Kagawa started his professional career at home with Cerezo Osaka before joining Borussia Dortmund in 2010. After two years with Dortmund, Kagawa signed a contract with Manchester United with a four-year contract. Two years later, he returned to Dortmund. A midfielder scoring goals, he is known for his “vision, technique, movement and skillful passage”. Kagawa holds the record for most appearances and goals for a Japanese player in UEFA club competitions.

Since making his international debut in May 2008, he has won more than 80 appearances. On November 29, 2012, Kagawa was named International Player of the Asian Football Federation of the Year.

4. Atsuto Uchida

As a professional Japanese soccer player, he plays for the J1 League club Kashima Antlers and the Japanese national football team as a right-back.

He is considered to be the best full-back of Japanese football. Uchida used to be together with Shalker Club 04 to win the German Super Cup in 2010/2011 season. He also joined the Japanese soccer team to win the AFC football cup in 2011.

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Why Son Heung Min repatriated in the middle of the epidemic season?

According to sources from the British press, Son Heung Min is looking forward to the occasion of this repatriation to complete his military service.

Last weekend, the Tottenham board allowed Son Heung Min and Steven Bergwijn to return home. While Steven Bergwijn has a reason to go back to the Netherlands to welcome his first daughter, Son Heung Min only has personal reasons.

Although the cause of his return to South Korea was not disclosed, according to a British newspaper investigation, the striker returned to his homeland to complete the mandatory military service lasting 4 weeks.

Under Korean law, healthy men will be required to join military service for 21 months. However, he was special after winning the ASIAD 2018 with Korea U23. Therefore, this player only had to attend a 4-week training course.

Initially, Son Heung Min planned to complete this military training in the summer, but in the context of the leading European leagues delayed indefinitely, it is likely that this player will not have time to practice. practice in the summer.

However, when returning to Korea, he still has to wait for moves from Tottenham. If the club allows it, he can attend because by expected, the Premier League can return on April 30.

If all goes well, he will start attending a military training course in Jeju on April 20 because currently, the player is still isolated for 14 days after returning from England. After 4 weeks of completing the training, the striker born in 1992 will return to England to join forces with Tottenham.

This is also an opportunity for him to maintain fitness during the long break. The striker broke his right arm in the match against Aston Villa. Therefore, during the past time, he was not allowed to exercise heavily.

In addition to the two players Son Heung Min and Steven Bergwijn, the Spurs players are still training online according to the physical lesson plans of the fitness coach.

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Korean player was infected with Covid-19 in France

Asian Football recently discovered the case of the first professional footballer to test positive for corona virus.

According to French newspaper L’Est éclairs, South Korean striker Suk Hyun-jun was positive for corona virus. The Troyes striker playing in the Ligue 2 league has been feeling uneasy for the past few days, and had an infection test result on March 13.

Another case of Troyes Academy’s young player was also found positive for corona virus.

Suk Hyun-jun had just arrived at Troyes from the Ligue 1 Remis club during the winter transfer window last winter. The 28-year-old has 21 appearances for two French clubs this season, scoring 3 goals and having 2 assists. He has played for many Ajax, Porto and many other European clubs. Suk Hyun-jun also has 15 caps for the Korean national team.

Suk Hyun-jun is considered the first professional player case in Korea, and in Asia positive for corona virus. Earlier in early February, Chinese football discovered the first case of infection. It was a young player at the academy of the Zhejiang Greentown Club, located in Zhejiang Province, east of the country.

The Wuhan team left Spain to return home to avoid the epidemic

The Wuhan Football Team decided to return to the country earlier than expected after the Covid-19 epidemic evolved complicatedly in Spain and Europe.

According to AS, members of the Wuhan team came to Spain when the Covid-19 epidemic originated in their home town. The team has been in Andalusia since January 29, but decided to return to the country on March 14 after the disease situation worsened across Europe.

Members of the Wuhan team, including 27 players who arrived in Spain at the end of January at Malaga-Costa Del Sol airport, started a training session in Sotogrande (Cadiz) without any symptoms. of corona virus.

However, this team could not return to their home country as expected when the disease broke out strongly in China. Before coming to Spain, the Wuhan players practiced in Guangzhou. The players have been away from family and friends for more than 1 month. One of them lost a loved one due to the Covid-19 epidemic.

During this training, the Wuhan team was invited by Real Madrid to the Bernabeu to watch the El Clasico match with Barcelona on 2 March. This is a memorable experience for the players from China.

The decision to return to the home of the Wuhan team was made after China announced it had passed the peak of the Covid-19 epidemic, while Europe was becoming a new epidemic center.

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Son Heung-min is about to break another record of Asian football

Ton Heung-min needs one more goal to overcome the legendary Cha Bum-kun leading the list of the most Asian players to score goals in Europe.

In the match between Tottenham and Red Star Belgrade at the dawn of October 23 (Hanoi time), Son scored a brace, contributing to the bold 5-0 victory of “Rooster”. He has 121 goals since he went to Europe to play football, which is comparable to the achievement of the legendary Father, the first Korean player to play in Europe.

Son started his journey in Europe with Hamburger SV. He then shone at Bayer Leverkusen and joined Tottenham in the summer of 2015. The Korean striker is now the biggest star of the English Premier League, considered the best Asian player currently.

Son Heung-min is playing sublimated with Tottenham

The striker born in 1992 surpassed the legend of Cha to become the Asian player to score the most goals in a season in Europe. Son scored 21 goals in all competitions for Tottenham in the 2016/17 season.

In the latest season, Son Heung-min scored 20 goals, selected by Tottenham as the club’s best player. The striker born in 1992 also surpassed Eden Hazard and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang became the owner of the best player in London in the 2018/19 season.

Son is in the top 30 nominations for the 2019 Golden Ball award. He is the latest Asian player to be nominated by Football France. In 2007, striker Youni Mahmoud was named when he won the Asian Cup with Iraq.

Unfortunately for Son, he did not have a title in the 2018/19 season. Tottenham lost to Liverpool in the Champions League final and finished fourth in the Premier League. Son returned to the 2019 Asian Cup with the Korean team, but soon stopped.

The more Son Heung-min shines in Tottenham’s shirt, the more controversy about whether he or Park Ji-sung is the best player in Korean history or the whole of Asia becomes more and more debatable.

At 27, Son Heung-min is having it all. Tottenham fans love him, Korean fans consider him a symbol. The media in Korea does not miss any of Son’s moments.

In the past, the sport that would appear randomly in Korean TV series was baseball. Now all turned into football, with Son celebrating and scoring goals in Tottenham’s shirt. Fourfourtwo also called Son Heung-min a “national treasure” of Korea.