TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Persepolis goalkeeper Hamed Lak and ex-Persepolis defender Shoja Khalilzadeh were shortlisted for the Best AFC Champions League Player.
The-AFC.com has invited the fans to cast their votes in Asia’s Choice – Fan Awards: Best AFC Champions League Player in 2020, with 60 percent of the votes to be directly supplied by fans, and the winners to be revealed on January 24.
In the most of unique seasons, Asia’s elite clubs delivered a compelling, high-quality competition, culminating in a gripping final in Doha.
Hamed Lak – Persepolis FC (IRN)
Persepolis’ progression through the competition was built on keeping clean sheets, and they couldn’t have wished for a more reliable last line of defense than goalkeeper Hamed Lak.
Having only joined the club in September, Lak was superb, conceding only four goals in eight matches – three scored directly from penalties, and the other put in on the rebound after the Iranian shot-stopper had saved an initial Júnior Negrao spot-kick in the final.
Shojae Khalilzadeh - Persepolis FC (IRN)
A defensive colossus, and the scorer of the two goals himself, Persepolis center-back Khalilzadeh produced an exemplary tournament, helping the Tehran giant goes six consecutive matches without conceding in open play.
Unfortunately for Persepolis, Khalilzadeh moved to Qatar Stars League club Al-Rayyan in October, ruling him out of the December final.