TEHRAN (Tasnim) – The Asian Football Confederation is going to determine the top 11 players of the 2018 AFC Champions League and Iran and Persepolis goalkeeper Alireza Beiranvand is among the candidates.
The AFC begins with five candidates for the all-important number one shirt. The fans should review the nominees and then choose their favorite goalkeeper to helm the rearguard for this all-star XI in a poll.
Beiranvand went into the latter stages of the competition on the back of famously denying Ronaldo from the spot at the 2018 FIFA World Cup and the Persepolis custodian would thwart yet another global superstar with one of the standout moments of the 2018 AFC Champions League.
With the second leg of the semi-final against Al Sadd in its dying moments and on a knife edge, Beiranvand’s flying world-class save somehow kept out Xavi’s goalbound header as the Tehran giants advanced to the final for the first time. A moment of pure class in what was an outstanding campaign.
He will have to compete with Kwoun Sun-tae, Shin Hwa-yong, Zhang Lu and Song Beom-keun to be named the best goalkeeper in the ACL2018 Team.