AFC has announced the final three nominees for the 2012 AFC Player of the Year award.
Korean Lee Keun Ho, who played a key role in Ulsan Hyundai's victorious AFC Champions League 2012 campaign, Iran’s Ali Karimi (Persepolis, Iran), and ACL quarter-finalists Guangzhou Evergrande (China) defender Zheng Zhi of China have maintained their places in the list.
However, Australian defender Lucas Neill (Al Jazira, UAE) and Iranian defender Mohsen Bengar (Persepolis) have failed to make the final shortlist.
The AFC Player of the Year award will be presented at a grand ceremony on November 29, 2012, at the Mandarin Oriental in Kuala Lumpur.
LIST OF CONTENDERS FOR AFC PLAYER OF THE YEAR 2012
(in alphabetical order)
Lee Keun Ho (Korea Republic)
Mohammad Ali Karimi (Iran)
Zheng Zhi (China)