Akhbari Nominated for Best 2021 ACL Goalkeeper
- November, 28, 2021 - 15:44
- Sports news
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Tractor goalkeeper Mohammad Reza Akhbari was shortlisted for the best goalkeeper of the 2021 AFC Champions League team.
After Al-Hilal SFC defeated Pohang Steelers to be crowned kings of the continent once more, the-AFC.com looks back on some of the standout displays in order to find out the Best XI from the 2021 AFC Champions League.
As ever, it begins with the goalkeepers and ask the fans to review the five nominees from the last line of defense.
Five successive clean sheets in the group stage after a 3-3 opening-day draw with Pakhtakor was a fantastic return from Akhbari as Tractor FC qualified for the knockout rounds for the first time since 2016.
The 28-year-old produced two excellent shutouts against Group B winner Sharjah as he thwarted the Emiratis time and again with a string of excellent saves that ultimately helped the Iranian side advance.
Abdullah Al Mayouf (Al-Hilal SFC), Jo Hyeon-woo (Ulsan Hyundai), Mitch Langerak (Nagoya Grampus) and Dheeraj Singh (FC Goa) are also shortlisted for best goalkeeper of the 2021 AFC Champions League Team.