Top 7 players to watch at the AFF Cup

Top 7 players to watch at the AFF Cup with battles between big names like Quang Hai, Dangda or Jordi Amat.

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List of nation’s numbers of player who have won AFF’s MVP.

  • Singapore – 4
  • Thailand – 3
  • Vietnam – 3
  • Malaysia – 1

Jordi Amat (Indonesia)

The 30-year-old Amat will be key to break Indonesia’s curse at the AFF Championship.

As a defender, the chance will be less likely for him to win tournament’s MVP, but the way he influences the game is as vital as any other positions. Amat’s experience in the English Premier League would definitely help.

Lim Pisoth (Cambodia)

The breakout star of Cambodian football, Lim Pisoth is his nation’s hope in the AFF Championship.

Top 7 players to watch at the AFF Cup

Just recovered from serious injury, Lim made immediate impact in helping his club Phnom Penh Crown to local league title in 2022.

Maung Maung Lwin (Myanmar)

The transitions process causing Myanmar some troubles as several experienced players having retired, that’s why the hope is heavily put on player like 27-year-old Maung Lwin.

He is among the players with creativity and visions which can threaten opponent’s defences.

Nguyen Quang Hai (Vietnam)

Messi Vietnam, Nguyen Quang Hai has been in fine form for his nation during the Qatar World Cup 2022 qualifiers. He is now looking to join Thai megastar Chanathip Songkrasin as the only two-time winner of the award.

The 25-year-old was 2018 version’s MVP for his stunning performance and was the vital name to be called up after VFF reached agreement with Quang Hai’s club Pau.

Top 7 players to watch at the AFF Cup – Quang Hai was 2018 AFF MVP

Safawi Rasid (Malaysia)

One of the star names not just in Malaysian football but across the entire region, 25-year-old Safawi Rasid has more than double the caps of any other player in an inexperienced Malaysian squad.

Stephan Schrock (Philippines)

This is very much a new-look Azkals squad with only four players having more than 13 caps but the one constant is the tireless midfielder/forward Stephan Schrock.

The veteran may be having his final tournament before retirement. Schrocky has been considering coaching after this year AFF Cup.

Top 7 players to watch at the AFF Cup – Philippines’s veteran and skipper Stephan Schrock

Teerasil Dangda (Thailand)

As he showed at the previous edition of the AFF Championship, Teerasil Dangda may be approaching the end of his storied career but he’s still as dangerous as ever.

It’s perhaps a little surprising that the four-time Golden Boot winner and overall leading scorer in the history of the tournament has yet to win the MVP award and he’ll be hoping to set that record straight this year.

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