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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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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.