Al Hilal and Syria striker Omar Kharbin has been เข้าsbobet777
rewarded for his outstanding year by being named the AFC Player of the Year for 2017.
The 23-year-old received the prize at the Asian Football Confederation’s Annual Awards in Bangkok on Wednesday evening.
It was due recognition for the prolific forward following what has been a fantastic 11 months for him individually, even if he tasted disappointment for both club and country.
Last month, Kharbin’s Syria narrowly lost 3-2 on aggregate to Australia in the fourth and final round of Asian qualifying for the 2018 FIFA World Cup, which would have seen them progress one step away from booking their ticket to Russia next summer.
And just last Saturday, he came up short once again as Al Hilal lost 2-1 on aggregate to Urawa Red Diamonds in the final of the AFC Champions League.
Still, few can argue that Kharbin did not do his part in helping both teams get that far, especially as he finished as the Champions League’s top scorer with 10 goals to his name.
In being named Player of the Year, Kharbin saw off competition from last year’s winner Omar Abdulrahman of United Arab Emirates and China international Wu Lei.เข้าsbobet777
Furthermore, he is now the first Syrian to have been named as the continent’s best player.