Shojaei Voted Asia’s Greatest Player in La Liga

Shojaei Voted Asia’s Greatest Player in La Liga

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iranian player Masoud Shojaei has been voted as the Asia’s greatest player in Spanish football.

In a poll conducted by, 61 percent of participants voted the Iranian midfielder.

While Javad Nekounam was the first Iranian player to shine in La Liga, Shojaei wasn’t far behind, and the duo created a unique Team Melli influence in northern Spain.

Often used as an impact player off the substitute’s bench, Shojaei was a reliable contributor of assists, particularly in his debut season where he created eight goals for his teammates.

A serious injury robbed him of the entire 2011-12 campaign, and his time in Spain finished in the Segunda Division with Las Palmas, but his tally of more than 100 appearances in the top tier outlines his quality as a player.

The Iranian defeated his compatriot Nekounam, Wu Lei (CHN), Takashi Inui (JPN), Paulino Alcántara (PHI) and John Aloisi (AUS) to be named as the Asia’s Greatest Player.

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