Azmoun, Taremi Nominated for AFC International Player of Week
- May, 06, 2021 - 09:13
- Sports news
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iranian forwards Sardar Azmoun and Mehdi Taremi have been shortlisted for the AFC International Player of the Week.
The Asia superstars showed the rest of the world precisely what they are capable of.
The-afc.com has introduced the nominees based on their performances from April 29 to May 4.
Sardar Azmoun (Zenit, Iran)
73 minutes, 3 goals, 10 duels won (6-1 v Lokomotiv Moscow)
How to win a league title in style. A hat-trick and Player of the Match honors against the second-best team in the league left Russian football fans in no doubt as to who the star man at Zenit is.
The Iranian striker is now a three-time Russian Premier League winner and, with 19 goals in 23 matches this campaign, looks set to retain the golden boot title he shared with Artem Dzyuba last season.
Mehdi Taremi (FC Porto, Iran)
84 minutes, 1 goal, 1 assist, 3 shot assists (3-2 v Famalicão)
Last week’s AFC International Player of the Week winner with 47.6 percent of the votes, Taremi continued his remarkable purple patch, brilliantly setting up an early goal for Toni Martinez before rifling home a penalty kick at the hour mark.
The goal was Taremi’s fifth in 20 days, taking his tally to 20 in all competitions this season.
The Iranian due will compete with Son Heung-min (Tottenham Hotspur, Korea Republic), Ji So-yun (Chelsea, Korea Republic), Eldor Shomurodov (Genoa CFC, Uzbekistan), Saki Kumagai (Olympique Lyonnais, Japan), Keisuke Honda (Neftçi PFK, Japan), Brad Smith (Seattle Sounders, Australia), Junya Ito (KRC Genk, Japan) and Koji Miyoshi (Royal Antwerp, Japan) to win the accolade.