Iranian Duo Nominated for Best AFC Champions League 2020 (West) Team
- November, 01, 2020 - 14:41
- Sports news
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Esteghlal midfielder Mehdi Ghaedi and Kamal Kamyabinia from Persepolis have been nominated for the Best XI from the West Asia stage.
As football lovers across Asia look forward to the resumption of the 2020 AFC Champions League (East), the-AFC.com continues its quest to find out who the fans consider the best midfielder.
Mehdi Ghaedi – Esteghlal
Ghaedi has been highly rated in the Islamic Republic of Iran for some time and it's fair to say he is currently Esteghlal's most prized asset. The talented midfielder showed why in Doha, with excellent link-up play in an exciting forward line and a standout performance against Al-Ahli Saudi in which he scored one and created another to help the Tehran giant reach the knockout phase.
Kamal Kamyabinia – Persepolis
Mr. Consistency in the Persepolis engine room, Kamyabinia was reliable as ever as his side produced a string of resilient performances to reach the final for the second time in three years. Sitting in front of the back four, the Tehran native was solid in the tackle, constantly broke up opposition attacks and rarely gave the ball away – as shown by his excellent stats above.