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Asian Football Hall of Fame

Asian Football Hall of Fame
Established30 November 2014
FounderAsian Football Confederation
Inductees10

The Asian Football Hall of Fame is a hall of fame for Asian professional footballers maintained by Asian Football Confederation.[1] AFC officially created it for 60th anniversary of its foundation on 30 November 2014.[2]

Inductees

A total of 10 players were inaugural inductees in 2014.[1]

  • Inductees are listed according to the date of their induction and then sorted according to last name alphabetically.

Table headers

  • Nationality - The country/countries that the inductee played for are shown.
  • Professional Career - The years of the player's first and last appearance for a professional club/national team.
  • AFC Individual Achievements - Other individual achievements awarded by Asian Football Confederation.
Positions key
Key Position
GK Goalkeeper
DF Defender
MF Midfielder
FW Forward
Source:[1]
Year Inductee Nationality Position Gender Professional Career AFC Individual Achievements
2014 Homayoun Behzadi  Iran MF/FW Male 1958-1972 AFC Asian Cup top goalscorer: 1968
2014 Bhaichung Bhutia  India FW Male 1993-2013
2014 Ali Daei  Iran FW Male 1988-2007

AFC Asian Footballer of the Year: 1999
AFC Asian Cup all-time top goalscorer & 1996 AFC Asian Cup top goalscorer

2014 Myung-bo Hong  South Korea DF Male 1992-2004
2014 Sami Jaber  Saudi Arabia FW Male 1988-2008
2014 Harry Kewell  Australia MF/FW Male 1996-2014 Asia's bests: 2011
2014 Yasuhiko Okudera  Japan MF Male 1970-1988
2014 Homare Sawa  Japan MF Female 1991-0000 AFC Women's Footballer of the Year: 2004, 2009
2014 Soh Chin Aun  Malaysia DF Male 1968-1988
2014 Sun Wen  China FW Female 1989-2006 AFC Women's Footballer of the Year: 1999

Inductees By Country

Rank Nation Inductees
Male Female Total
1  Iran 2 0 2
 Japan 1 1 2
2  Australia 1 0 1
 China 0 1 1
 India 1 0 1
 Malaysia 1 0 1
 Saudi Arabia 1 0 1
 South Korea 1 0 1

Ceremony

Source:[2]
# Date Location Inductees
1st 30 November 2014 Philippines Manila 10

References

  1. ^ a b c Johnston, Patrick (21 November 2014). Peter Rutherford (ed.). "Kewell, Hong, Daei among AFC's first Hall of Fame inductees". Reuters. Retrieved 2014.
  2. ^ a b Chandra, Shikharr (22 October 2014). "Bhaichung Bhutia inducted in AFC's hall of fame". Goal.com. Retrieved 2014.

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