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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)